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Forum: Exterior Inspections 3/6/19, 6:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Re: No drip cap flashing on roof

What Chuck said! Always look for what the manufacturer requires or recommends - that's whats supposed to be done for an installation.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/18/19, 8:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 534
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/3/19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 456
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/1/19, 7:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Re: What can you say

Its a sad state of affairs in the trades when work like that is produced.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 1/31/19, 3:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 291
Re: Concrete patch on asphalt roofing ..Wow!

was there other masonry on the roof that was repaired and the mason just dumped the leftover mortar onto a non visible section of the roof and called it a day? If it was a patch job - how was it...
Forum: Inspection Education & Training 1/30/19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Re: Continuing Ed in NY State

Nope. Only classroom in NY - call the state and complain maybe someday we can take online classes. ASHI has several seminars that count as your CE
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 34,720
Research & Writing Assignment: Using...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Using infrared cameras for inspection can be an invaluable tool allowing the inspector to get clues about what is happening beyond the surface of the walls. When...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,952
Views: 34,720
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The images...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

The images show good reporting by using proper composition showing the are visible to the naked eye and the are visible to infrared light. The image shows a dark...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/19, 9:05 AM
Replies: 4,047
Views: 72,312
Research & Writing Assignment: Thermography...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Thermography allows inspectors the ability to identify what is not visible to the naked eye. Moisture inside wall cavities can be seen and identified then verified...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/19, 9:03 AM
Replies: 4,047
Views: 72,312
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This image...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This image shows good composition with a normal image followed by an infrared so that there is easy identification of where this has taken place. It is warmer...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/23/19, 9:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 83
Hottest Water Ever

Well I found a new hot water record at yesterdays inspection - a whopping 187 degrees. Whats your high temp record?
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 1/20/19, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,854
Re: Inspection company uses my company name on Google Ads. Thoughts anyone?

Did you call them up and tell them to stop that s**t. They are using your name in their advertising which is probably not legal.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 1/17/19, 9:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 350
Re: Old roof inside of roof?

Its done all the time when an addition is added. Better to rip the old off but its not wrong as long as the shingles are not asbestos containing shingles
Forum: Electrical Inspections 1/9/19, 2:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Re: SE cable going across house front

Cant tell you about the routing, but the cable appears shot and in need of replacement.
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 12/1/18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Re: Radon Testing in NY

With charcoal canister yes, but with CRM no - looks like they want you to be a lab of some kind.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 11/30/18, 5:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,531
Re: Insulation Question

Dont look like vermiculite - looks like dirt! Is that in an attic?
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 11/27/18, 9:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Radon Testing in NY

Any of my fellow NY inspectors - what is the deal with using a CRM device in NY? Do you need special certifications as in being a lab? or can anyone grab a CRM and have at it? I can never get solid...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/24/18, 5:01 PM
Replies: 15,287
Views: 257,323
Research & Writing Assignment: Brick veneer...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Brick veneer siding is installed with a sturdy base (usually on a brick shelf formed into the foundation wall and then rising up with a space between the wall and...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/24/18, 4:59 PM
Replies: 15,287
Views: 257,323
Inspection & Writing Assignment: stone...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

stone veneer on this home has large cracks running through the mortar from the steel lintels placed over the openings. As the lintels rusted they expanded and...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/24/18, 3:22 PM
Replies: 15,288
Views: 249,946
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This crawlspace had an exposed dirt floor. Exposed dirt floors allow moisture to enter the building cavity and can lead to wood rot, mold, insect activity and...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/24/18, 3:21 PM
Replies: 15,288
Views: 249,946
Research & Writing Assignment: In colder...

Research & Writing Assignment:

In colder climates (northeast) the vapor barrier of the insulation should be installed towards the warm or interior side of the walls to prevent moisture vapor from...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/24/18, 2:24 PM
Replies: 9,990
Views: 41,970
Research & Writing Assignment: Ice damming...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Ice damming during winter months can cause damage to attics and building interiors. Warm air escaping into the attic causes snow on the roof to melt, as the melted...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/24/18, 2:21 PM
Replies: 9,990
Views: 41,970
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Bricks at...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Bricks at this chimney had gaps between the mortar in various places. Loose and or missing mortar will allow water to enter the chimney structure where it can...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 10/24/18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 260

F the BBB. Nobody looks to the BBB for your business unless they are 75 years old. The BBB called me to get me to pay for some listing or other and as always I say no, I don't pay to advertise and...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/22/18, 8:33 AM
Replies: 19,677
Views: 358,490
Research & Writing Assignment: Weatherproof...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Weatherproof Receptacle Cover - The image in the library shows a proper type of weatherproof receptacle cover that protects the outlet from water both when not in...
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