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Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 7/21/18, 7:52 AM
Replies: 4
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Question Heating flue vent cap clearance (side wall)

What would be a recommended clearance for this boiler vent cap from a vinyl covered side wall. I can't find any thing myself online I am trying.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 6/18/18, 6:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Question Boiler with no visible TPR

So this is the first time I have actually come across a boiler that has a drain however no actual TPR visible. If anything I usually see no extension. So how does this drain line work/function if...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 5/27/18, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Re: Ceramic tile on rubber roof?

Well truly yes it is a balcony so it is meant for walking. It is off of master bedroom. It is above a walkway at grade. The sub flooring and such all I can see is the rubber roofing material so...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 5/27/18, 9:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Question Ceramic tile on rubber roof?

How would others (if any) call out or would you call out ceramic tile installed on top of rubber roofing material?

I am no pro but I feel I should say this is substandard or totally wrong. Then I...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 5/23/18, 3:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 908
Question Cardboard over bus bar

I have no idea if this is normal or not. 200 amp Westinghouse panel. The bottom portion of the bus bar that is not being used or filled with breakers is being covered with a cut out piece of...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 8/30/16, 9:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Re: Corrosion question at burn chamber...

Thank You for all the input it is appreciated!!!!
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 8/30/16, 6:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Question Corrosion question at burn chamber...

What would cause this corrosion on this unit in this location only? The house is less than 15yrs old. I saw nothing visually wrong anywhere else.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 6/5/16, 8:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Re: Buried Propane Tank

Thank You for the info :)
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 6/5/16, 5:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Buried Propane Tank

Is there a recommended or required distance for a buried propane tank from a drilled well? I found only one link that referenced a specific state that said there was a 100 foot req for any buried...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 5/3/16, 9:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Re: Never seen this before

Thanks for the links. :)
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 5/2/16, 6:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Never seen this before

This home is fed by a spring all gravity fed no pump… I don't understand how the home has pressure like it does all just because of gravity? This was only thing I observed in the basement and I...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 1/24/16, 5:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Question Service drop distance from chimney?

Is there a set distance a electrical service wire should be from a chimney? This home the wire was like 12 inches above the chimney cap. It was not a wood burning chimney. The flue was only for a...
Forum: Green Building Inspections 12/6/15, 9:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,820
Question Do all vents need to be covered for spray foam insulation?

When there is spray foam insulation does the old ventilation need to be covered somehow or removed? The gable vents and roof vents were still there but I have no idea if they were covered or sealed...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 12/1/15, 5:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,099
Question Water Quality Test Question

So I did a inspection recently and also did a well flow and water quality (bacteria, lead, nitrite, nitrate). The bacteria failed and the well flow failed. When called back to redo these tests (the...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 11/16/15, 8:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Re: Soil Vent distance requirements?

In a rush I did not think of going here. Thanks!
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 11/16/15, 8:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 770
Soil Vent distance requirements?

I can't find the distance requirements as fast as easy as I want. The home has a 3 inch PVC pipe coming out of the ground (like 1 foot high) near a air intake and exhaust pipe for the new furnace...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 10/1/15, 5:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Question Y fitting going against flow

This is a bathroom sink drain for a double sink. Is it ok or allowed to have a Y fitting aimed or going against the drain flow?
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 9/24/15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,412
Re: Would you have shuffled thru the debris?

I honestly was very polite and said nothing at all in either direction. I said "I can comment on the exterior and that's about it. No roof access and my ladder does not go 3 stories. Basement not...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 9/23/15, 9:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,412
Re: Would you have shuffled thru the debris?

Yes.. A young man wanted me to inspect it for him. He wanted to fix it up. After I ripped the boards off the front door I got only so far and I was like UMMMMMMM NOT GONNA HAPPEN. That one pic...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 9/23/15, 9:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,412
Would you have shuffled thru the debris?

To be honest I completed the exterior portion and that was it. I was hoping to not fall period. I was standing about 10ft inside on random joists that had not already fallen into the basement...
Forum: Structural Inspections 9/7/15, 7:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Re: Structural/Foundation questions….

I drove by the other day and this is what I saw… No clue how it ended up this way but anyway……
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 8/6/15, 7:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,194
Picture sharing of gutter terminating in basement?

This home is a older home with gable roof. Half the roof had the gutter come into the basement and just shoot water all over into a floor drain that was filled with dirt (I cleaned it when I...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 7/19/15, 9:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Re: Oil Tank fill & vent ?

I am sorry if I wrote it poorly. They stated that having it in the garage was not against code. If they thought there were a issue they would of required it to be fixed.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 7/19/15, 9:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Question U's in forced air ductwork

I am curious if having these U's (lack of better wording) in the ductwork would possibly cause a issue with say condensation possibly happening in these locations? There is not a central a/c unit...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 7/19/15, 8:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,267
Re: Oil Tank fill & vent ?

This is actually what I referenced in the report.
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