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Forum: Student Discussions 5/28/18, 9:44 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 48,258
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: 2,699
Views: 48,258
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: 3,527
Views: 57,469
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: 3,527
Views: 57,469
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: 436
Views: 2,408
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: 436
Views: 2,408
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: 627
Views: 5,524
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: 627
Views: 5,524
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: 1,071
Views: 28,615
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: 1,071
Views: 28,615
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: 71
Views: 328
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: 12,550
Views: 271,370
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: 12,550
Views: 271,370
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: 18,526
Views: 323,422
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: 18,526
Views: 323,422
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: 1,408
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: 1,408
Posted By John May
Forum: Oklahoma/ORCIA Home Inspectors 5/8/18, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,408
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: 427
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?
Forum: Oklahoma/ORCIA Home Inspectors 5/7/18, 2:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,408
Posted By John May
Anyone will to take me on a ride along or two?

Passed the NHIE a month ago, Licensed and Insured in Oklahoma. Just finished Internachi CPI.

I've been on 5 inspections and also done the 4 required for my CPI but I am looking for some real...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/15/18, 7:40 PM
Replies: 27,473
Views: 382,234
Posted By John May
As a new inspector I always wondered how anti tip...

As a new inspector I always wondered how anti tip brackets were inspected on free standing ranges. I thought maybe you just tugged on the back, which does seem to be the preferred method. I did learn...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/15/18, 7:32 PM
Replies: 27,473
Views: 382,234
Posted By John May
The bathroom exhaust fan terminates in the attic....

The bathroom exhaust fan terminates in the attic. To reduce moisture in the attic the preferred method is to vent bathroom exhaust fans to the exterior of the home, either through the roof or a side...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/10/18, 7:17 PM
Replies: 26,147
Views: 284,107
Posted By John May
If a realtor were to suggest you could get...

If a realtor were to suggest you could get additional inspections if you were to over look or under inspect properties. We should just state that under our standards of practice we are not allowed to...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/10/18, 7:13 PM
Replies: 26,147
Views: 284,107
Posted By John May
A realtor offers you additional inspections if...

A realtor offers you additional inspections if you under report items. We'd all love extra inspections but as a home inspector we have to write our reports based on what we find. Explain to the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 4/4/18, 1:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By John May
I feel like I'm one of the gang

I took and passed the NHIE tonight with a 676 on my first attempt. I studied hard and watched lots of videos on Internachi... I'm glad to be here and looking forward to learning much more!
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