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Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 12/1/18, 2:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,338
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: Inducer Fan

Ive seen this happen when a main control board fails had one in a package unit that got moisture on it blower fan on all the time inducer motor was running heating and air both still functional. No...
Forum: Exterior Inspections 12/1/18, 1:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,001
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Retrofit Windows

Dose this installation look like it was correctly done any window pros out there never seen windows installed over lap siding like this looks bad large gaps visible.
Forum: California Home Inspectors 6/17/15, 12:38 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,963
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: Hot PICs of tonight's California Inspection Business Success/Marketing Event.

Nick the pictures of the inspection mobiles are cool nobody up here dose that we all drive unmarked cars or just slap magnetic sign on the door from what Ive seen. I wonder how many folks get...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 6/17/15, 12:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,144
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: two mini split questions

The drain lines on these units are a pain as they come sized to match nothing in any supply house here in the US. Its metric and when installing on an interior wall they have to be attached water...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 1/5/14, 9:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,601
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: Geo-thermal HVAC, do you inspect or not

I think that you should include a disclaimer stating that due to the fact that a Geo system has the potential to heat or cool the ground that its heat exchanger is lying in to the point that its...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 1/5/14, 8:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,534
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Honeywell 8000 Thermostat Issues

I have a vision pro 8000 stat that when the system is powered up the display shows every icon & the installer set up is re-set. The stat is attached to a day & night VS 96% Furnace and has been...
Forum: California Home Inspectors 9/24/13, 2:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,323
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: Home inspections and Home Energy Reports in California

In my home town if the home was built prior to 1992 you have to have if not done in the last 10 years you need to have an retrofit inspection done. When I approached the building officials 11 years...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 9/24/13, 1:56 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,414
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: Do You Always Believe Nick Gromicko ?

Nick is a rock star has done more to promote the business than any one out there I have not been a member for years but the way he brought so many people together sharing their knowledge with one...
Forum: California Home Inspectors 8/19/11, 2:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,923
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: home inspector/contractor insurance

I agree it dose not add to you inspection credentials Ive been doing Inspections since 2002 & have been a C-20 contractor since 2005. Every time I do the hole house they assume that Em going to take...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 3/21/10, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,439
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: Wood?

It looks like the installer could not figure out how to install the secondary pan under the unit. The pan is usually installed under the unit below the support brackets.That unit looks like a fan...
Forum: California Home Inspectors 3/18/10, 12:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,581
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: Attention Northern California Members

What happened to the chapter that had been formed a number of years ago in the Sacramento area. I attended a couple of meetings here in Chico did it just fade away?
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 3/16/10, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,975
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: ducting material

Unless the outer membrane has deteriorated its easy to seal old ducting to meet new Title 24 requirements. I would to sell everybody a new duct system as well but Ive brought many old systems below...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 3/13/10, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,887
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: A Re-Inspection of a Different Sort

Ive done many re-inspections after repairs have been made easy money. Just make sure the client knows that you don't have the authority to pass or fail any repairs made. I comment only on the items...
Forum: Exterior Inspections 3/5/10, 11:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,839
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: Melted Plumbing Vent Stacks & Boots?

Thats an expensive jack to use on a comp roof what a waste of money. Its a lead jack typically used on tile roof waste vents. They cover the entire waste vent & are folded down inside the ABS water...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 3/2/10, 1:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,970
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: Reporting substandard living conditions

The property management company that has responsibility for the apartment is taking care of it thanks for the replies. Its sad when kids are made to live in filth I hope they call CPS.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 3/2/10, 1:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,083
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: Age Chart for Heating Units

Thanks this will help out a lot............:)
Forum: Exterior Inspections 2/28/10, 11:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 21,201
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: Rusted stucco weep screed

:shock: I wonder if they used the correct nails on the lath maybe some green horn used a couple of non galvanized nails.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 2/28/10, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,977
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: Heat Pump Return

It was probably OK with building dept to use building cavity's when system was original installed as long as the openings were large enough to allow a sufficient flow of air back in unit & there are...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/24/10, 3:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,970
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Reporting substandard living conditions

I recently inspected an apartment complex & one of the units was so disgusting that it almost made me sick. The kitchen was cluttered with food & rotting dishes & the bathrooms were just nasty. I...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 2/22/10, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 11,656
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: White powdery substance

Flue gases need to be at a high enough temperature to prevent the condensation that is taking place in this flue vent.What you see are the mineral deposits left after the water evaporates. The...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 2/16/10, 10:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,586
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: A/C or Heat Pump

Heat pumps feel drafty because the low temperature split typically encountered on properly operating systems with out the back up heat on. Ive replaced many Heat Pumps systems that were functioning...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/16/10, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,513
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: Paint inside the switch boxes and receptacles

Hey at least they didn't fill the boxes with drywall mud :)
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 2/16/10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,372
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: Elbow?

This vent should be extended out five to six feet from operable doors or windows depending where you are at. But it should be ran out so its not creating any moisture issues on deck framing.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 2/16/10, 11:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,586
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: A/C or Heat Pump

No matter how the units are identified Ive always made it a point to comment on the fact that Heat Pumps have a tendency to feel drafty while in operation due to to the fact that the temperature rise...
Forum: Inspection Question of the Week 11/23/08, 1:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,518
Posted By Rolland H. Summers
Re: QOD for 11/16/08 Electrical

Looks to be upside down?
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