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Forum: HomeGauge 2/16/19, 2:26 AM
Replies: 8
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Re: Home Gauge Help

This kind of thing kept me from going to a Mac for business
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 2/13/19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 84
Kansas SB-168 Introduced Today

This Bill ...... a Rehash of previous Bill 9-10 years ago was read on the Kansas Senate Floor today. The PUBLIC Hearing we're told is NEXT Tuesday



We're told it will be heard in Topeka...
Forum: Kansas/Missouri Home Inspectors 2/13/19, 10:56 PM
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Senate Bill 168 (SB168) Introduced Today

This Bill ...... a Rehash of previous Bill 9-10 years ago was read on the Senate Floor today. The PUBLIC Hearing we're told is NEXT tuesday



We're told it will be heard in Topeka next...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 2/10/19, 9:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Forum: Kansas/Missouri Home Inspectors 2/9/19, 12:27 AM
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Views: 142
Kansas Realtors Introduce Licensing

Tonight we got a copy of the Kansas City Board of Realtors New Letter from today.


Their legislative director made this announcement ................


Home Inspector Licensure:...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 2/9/19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Kansas HI Licensing Law

Tonight we got a copy of the Kansas City Board of Realtors News Letter from today.


Their legislative director made this announcement ................


Home Inspector Licensure:...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/7/19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Re: 3 vs 4 wire feed to garage

The question new inspectors often ask me is WHERE do you stop.


We are not code inspectors, and a 1961 house does NOT meet current building codes in hundreds of ways.


AND if you are...
Forum: Kansas/Missouri Home Inspectors 2/1/19, 1:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 70
Home Inspector Licensing

Several weeks ago many inspectors in Kansas or nearby states got an email from a home inspectors group out of Wichita called KAREI (Kansas Association of Real Estate Inspectors) saying the...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 1/31/19, 12:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 463
Re: 3 vs 4 wire feed to garage

Like Robert said .............


In KC there are 81 cities or towns making up the metroplex ...... of them NONE currently use anything past the 2012 NEC.


A dozen use the 2002 NEC and 2 still...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/21/19, 9:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Re: Tell Me What You See!

All points well taken, and my thoughts were inconclusive without further testing or evaluation. Which in some locations is not possible due to weather or areas with no access ............... AND if...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/20/19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Re: Tell Me What You See!

Chuck made a good point ....................


There was a bath mat there that I turned up. There was signs of prior moisture stains and patching at the living room ceiling below this area??


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Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/20/19, 1:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Re: Tell Me What You See!

William ............... In the 4th Set of Pics there is a bathroom above it with signs of homeowner type repaired tiles.
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/20/19, 1:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Re: Tell Me What You See!

Like Dominic guessed ....... Flir E8
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/19/19, 6:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Re: Tell Me What You See!

William .............


I'm gonna give them a few days for peoples thoughts then I'll post again. The 1 temp at upper left of the IR Pics is at the spot bullseye
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/19/19, 4:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Re: Tell Me What You See!

Same house as in the 1st Post.



1st 2 Pics are of a 2nd floor tiled shower. Signs of drywall repair at ceiling below this. The tile at the drain is cracked and patched with plain caulking. The...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/19/19, 4:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 488
Tell Me What You See!

The house is 30 yrs old and has hard coat conventional stucco on all 4 sides.


The buyers had a home inspection prior to your inspection. Their inspector was on the roof and told them the house...
Forum: Ohio Home Inspectors 12/30/18, 2:17 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,993
Re: Licensing Bill coming to Ohio

Read my posts under the LEGISLATIVE thread on our Forum


The NAR started their national push for licensing home inspectors in about 2000


In Kansas, the 1st Board was 2 ASHI inspectors, a...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/30/18, 1:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Re: Home Inspector Licensing

MANY states push for 80 hrs of training (and that can be for a 18 yr old, house wife or unemployed 35 yr old IT worker with no construction knowledge at all) ...... Where did the 80 hrs come from...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/30/18, 1:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Re: Home Inspector Licensing

It seems that in EVERY state that starts to introduce licensing ITS the Realtors pushing it NOT the GENERAL PUBLIC, etc. AND its the Same old Realtor BS that we've seen for 20 yrs ..........



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Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/30/18, 1:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Home Inspector Licensing

MANY people today are NOT aware that around the year 2000 the NAR set some long range legislative goals for themselves. GETTING home inspectors licensed everywhere was on that list. AND they do the...
Forum: Classified Ads 12/29/18, 8:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Re: Sun Nuclear 1027

Earlier this year I sold 8 of my Sun 1027's and kept 2.


Calibration is not hard to get but if one broke, who works on them??
Forum: Interior Inspections 12/29/18, 7:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Re: Window egress question

Marcel .............


Ditto ............Mostly my same comments to the buyer and his REA. Neither one was apparently stout enough to argue it SO it went as installed.


Its been years since I ...
Forum: Interior Inspections 12/26/18, 9:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 853
Re: Window egress question

About 1-2 years ago in KC, we were doing an inspection on a new NEVER lived in home. At the 2nd floor for some reason the double hung bedroom windows looked not quite right ..... My helper measured...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 12/25/18, 4:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,096
Re: Passing the National Home Inspector Exam

Being in Texas and being required to have a certain amount of classes taken onsite / butt in the chair vs online.


Who taught your onsite classes / ahit or InterNACHI?
Where was it at?
How long...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/17/18, 8:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,656
Re: The largest event in the industry is our online Christmas Party. It all starts..

I donated to Crazy Coats either earlier this year OR last year. Sounded like a very good place to donate $$$ to.
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