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Forum: Student Discussions 7/29/18, 7:29 PM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 50,161
Posted By John May
Research & Writing Assignment: A...

Research & Writing Assignment:

A Diatomaceous Earth Filter Or DE filter is disposable. Diatomaceous Earth is basically crushed up skeletons of micro scopic organisms, it is crushed to a very fine...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/29/18, 7:25 PM
Replies: 2,614
Views: 50,161
Posted By John May
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Cartridge...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Cartridge filters are relatively new, they are a pleated fabric or fine mesh. They look to be similar to a sediment filter installed in a well, and likely are...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/26/18, 5:15 PM
Replies: 14,567
Views: 251,834
Posted By John May
Research & Writing Assignment: Corner pops...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Corner pops or corner wedge cracks are found often on slab on grade foundations. They are caused by the resisting force of the stem wall and opposing force of...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/26/18, 5:09 PM
Replies: 14,567
Views: 251,834
Posted By John May
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This picture was taken on a small house on a crawl space. The bottom sill plate can be seen sticking out over the foundation by approx 5". Meaning the foundation...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/18/18, 3:18 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 26,839
Posted By John May
Research & Writing Assignment: Electric...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Electric panels are difficult to take thermal pictures of, firstly you need to have the panel under load. But because breakers are black and reflective its very...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/18/18, 3:15 PM
Replies: 2,352
Views: 26,839
Posted By John May
Inspection & Writing Assignment: In March...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

In March of this year I turned my AC on and my condensate line had split over winter. It took a few days but eventually condensate leaked through the dining room...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/28/18, 9:44 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 56,060
Posted By John May
I'm looking at a thermal image of a breaker box...

I'm looking at a thermal image of a breaker box with a over heated breaker. The image shows the temperature range of the breaker which is not something I realized would happen with a thermal camera....
Forum: Student Discussions 5/28/18, 9:40 PM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 56,060
Posted By John May
The image attached is a commonly found image on...

The image attached is a commonly found image on the internet of moisture intrusion behind siding. Moisture on a thermal camera shows up darker than hot spots, so its generally purple to black. Hot...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/25/18, 1:59 AM
Replies: 4,120
Views: 65,887
Posted By John May
Ideally posts in crawlspaces should be at least...

Ideally posts in crawlspaces should be at least 4x4" and sit on concrete piers. Posts should be checked on how a beam sits on them and how the beam is fastened to the post. The use of correct...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/25/18, 1:49 AM
Replies: 4,120
Views: 65,887
Posted By John May
Crawlspaces must have a moisture barrier on the...

Crawlspaces must have a moisture barrier on the floor as a dirt floor can add considerable moisture to a home. Its generally accepted that 6mil plastic sheet with a 6" overlap and sealed edges would...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/24/18, 12:39 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 3,643
Posted By John May
All sprinkler systems must have some sort of back...

All sprinkler systems must have some sort of back flow prevention device. Atmospheric vacuum breakers allow entry of air into a pipe so a siphon cannot form. Vacuum breakers must be 6" higher than...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/24/18, 12:34 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 3,643
Posted By John May
Too much water pressure in sprinkler heads cause...

Too much water pressure in sprinkler heads cause them to mist water rather than have droplets. Ways to reduce pressure could be add an additional sprinkler head to the zone or use a pressure reducing...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/22/18, 7:13 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 6,870
Posted By John May
Bladder type pressure tanks do go bad, I have had...

Bladder type pressure tanks do go bad, I have had one fail at my house. No real thing to look for externally however the constant on off of the pump could indicate that the pressure tank is ready to...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/22/18, 7:09 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 6,870
Posted By John May
Having owned a well with a submersible pump the...

Having owned a well with a submersible pump the pressure switch is not fool proof. My house got struck by lightning which caused the 40-60 pressure switch to weld itself open. The result was 200PSI...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/20/18, 11:01 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 30,873
Posted By John May
Septic tanks generally have two or more chambers....

Septic tanks generally have two or more chambers. The first chamber is where septic waste enters the tank. Solids sink to the bottom and a scum layer is formed. Clear effluent is allowed into the...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/20/18, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1,228
Views: 30,873
Posted By John May
Absorption fields are often quite large, they...

Absorption fields are often quite large, they have a layer of gravel to absorb effluent. The effluent leaves the septic tank and travels down a pipe with quarter in holes in the bottom which allows...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/15/18, 1:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 629
Posted By John May
Effects of weight on an aircraft are many....

Effects of weight on an aircraft are many. Generally more weight equals a lower performance. For a drone this can me slower flight speed, difficulty gaining altitude and shorter battery life. It can...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/14/18, 1:09 AM
Replies: 14,261
Views: 295,953
Posted By John May
Real life experience. My condensate line had a...

Real life experience. My condensate line had a low point as it was at a 90 degree angle it met an insulated duct which pushed the corner down and lower than the rest of the system. Over the winter...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/14/18, 1:05 AM
Replies: 14,261
Views: 295,953
Posted By John May
The most common type of duct system in Oklahoma...

The most common type of duct system in Oklahoma on new houses are the large insulated tubes. Some older homes on slabs have ducts built into the floors but they often rust and are problematic to...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/14/18, 12:25 AM
Replies: 20,782
Views: 355,793
Posted By John May
I have chosen the work space image for electrical...

I have chosen the work space image for electrical panels. Its pretty standard for an inspector to know about 3 feet of clearance in from of a panel. However I didn't know there was a vertical...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/14/18, 12:20 AM
Replies: 20,782
Views: 355,793
Posted By John May
While doing an inspection for my CPI credentials...

While doing an inspection for my CPI credentials I came across a TPR valve that appears to be connected directly to the drainage system. It was an odd setup as a piece had been cut out of the pipe so...
Forum: Oklahoma/ORCIA Home Inspectors 5/13/18, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,615
Posted By John May
Re: Anyone will to take me on a ride along or two?

Yes sir I would love to....

My number is 405 816 8150 you can call or txt me. I'll check back here tomorrow or give you a call.
Forum: Oklahoma/ORCIA Home Inspectors 5/8/18, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,615
Posted By John May
Forum: Oklahoma/ORCIA Home Inspectors 5/8/18, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,615
Posted By John May
Re: Anyone will to take me on a ride along or two?

Thats a tad far, I was thinking more of 50 or 60 miles.... But If I turn up with Okie 3.2 beer you can't be mad.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/7/18, 3:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By John May
Re: InterNACHI releases Certified Drone Pilot Training Course

So stupid question.. I am already a Part 107 holder... Am I able to use the certified drone logo or do I actually need to do the Internachi course?
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