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Forum: Student Discussions 10/10/18, 6:37 PM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 67,770
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Research & Writing Assignment: I chose an...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I chose an article on Hot Water Re circulation Systems. I learned a few things from this article including that hot water in the integrated loop format is returned...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/10/18, 6:23 PM
Replies: 5,014
Views: 67,770
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Here is a...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Here is a typical mid efficient gas fired water heater that is missing the TPR extension down toward the floor (within six inches). It is also connected on the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/21/17, 4:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 625
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Frank and all the rest of you!

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Forum: Student Discussions 12/15/17, 6:18 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 8,458
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
I chose to read the article on garage inspection....

I chose to read the article on garage inspection. It mentioned improper bearing point issues such as deck screws being used at the truss hangers, nails bent over, and plywood gussets on the trusses...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/15/17, 6:14 PM
Replies: 539
Views: 8,458
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
In the attached picture, the trim between the two...

In the attached picture, the trim between the two overhead doors on the exterior has damage from moisture along the bottom third. I commonly see this and treat it as general maintenance as long as...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/4/17, 1:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,778
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Pillar to Post franchise refunded our money. They don't want us at their convent

I suspect 5 booths of such stuff might show some that they don't need to be part of a franchise in order to be successful.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/4/17, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/4/17, 9:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/4/17, 8:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/4/17, 8:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Please join me in wishing Michigan CMI Walt Fish a happy birthday.

Thanks Nick. This past year was the best one so far for the business. Wishing you and yours all the best!
Forum: Inspection Question of the Week 12/3/17, 6:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,817
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Forum: Electrical Inspections 8/1/17, 4:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Shocking

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Forum: Student Discussions 7/30/17, 8:47 AM
Replies: 1,881
Views: 46,490
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
After viewing the article on "A Garage...

After viewing the article on "A Garage Inspection", it reminded me that truss and rafter alterations must be carefully inspected as how they are attached, supported, secured, supported and designed...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/30/17, 8:40 AM
Replies: 1,881
Views: 46,490
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
The suction (return) line on the exterior...

The suction (return) line on the exterior condenser unit for the AC showed damaged insulation which should be replaced by a qualified heating contractor in order to keep the units operation efficient...
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 5/31/17, 2:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Non Professional Radon Kits

Air check confirmed the only time one kit is valid (for real estate transaction) is when there is an existing mitigation system in place.
Thanks for your help Michael.
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 5/31/17, 2:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Non Professional Radon Kits

That's what I thought. The issue is that local realtors are using them for real estate transactions.
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 5/31/17, 2:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Non Professional Radon Kits

Yes, you're right Michael. But, I think the local heath departments here only give out one kit (blue kit) at a time. I'll call air check and post what I find out.
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 5/30/17, 6:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Non Professional Radon Kits

So, back to my question: since no training is required, and since a number of Reators in my area are doing radon testing and using the Blue kits from air Chek, and since I've read posts here that...
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 5/30/17, 6:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Non Professional Radon Kits

Larry is right. Here in part, is what Michigan says: "The two national organizations are the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB). The DEQ...
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 5/29/17, 8:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Non Professional Radon Kits

Awhile back I saw a post that mentioned the Radon kits that the health departments give out (which I think come from air check) don't have the same controls in place for quality assurance from the...
Forum: Structural Inspections 5/9/17, 8:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Non I Beam OSB for finished loft area?

Thanks Frank. There is a bit of a load on in now with storage, but the buyer wanted to enclose this space and use it as extra living (office ect..) space. would also have to x drywall the ceilings...
Forum: Structural Inspections 5/9/17, 3:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Forum: Structural Inspections 5/9/17, 1:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Non I Beam OSB for finished loft area?

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The garage had these in the ceiling (floor for above storage area that the buyer would like to finish). never saw them as non I beam. I wonder what kind of load they can carry.
Forum: Certified Master Inspector (CMI) Discussion 2/21/17, 9:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: Thanks Nick

Sure is!
Forum: Certified Master Inspector (CMI) Discussion 2/21/17, 9:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By Walt Fish, CMI
Re: CMI Subaru with 177K

Thanks Nick! CMA all the way!!! I wanted to make it stand out so had them make it pretty large.

Gilles, This Subaru has been a great car. Gets 32 on the highway and I put on a ton of miles. They...
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