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Forum: Student Discussions 10/28/18, 2:25 PM
Replies: 14,721
Views: 302,183
Posted By Michael Profita
Research & Writing Assignment: What I...

Research & Writing Assignment:

What I learned about this subject was that all HVAC units are clearly marked for easy identification . This information will help you to identify the year of the...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/28/18, 2:13 PM
Replies: 14,721
Views: 302,183
Posted By Michael Profita
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The HVAC...

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The HVAC compressor located at back of house left hand side , was noted to be a 2011 RHEEM unit. Exterior unit was noted on the report as needed to be cleaned and...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/27/18, 2:07 PM
Replies: 13,003
Views: 223,550
Posted By Michael Profita
Research & Writing Assignment: What I...

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What I learned from this course was . Roof projections should be monitored on a yearly basis to prevent water from entering the attic structure. A lot of home...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/27/18, 1:47 PM
Replies: 13,003
Views: 223,550
Posted By Michael Profita
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The...

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The turbine vent located on left side of roof back of house was loose, attachment screws for fan blade were missing , fan blade did not turn when operated by hand...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/25/18, 5:19 PM
Replies: 14,784
Views: 302,142
Posted By Michael Profita
Research & Writing Assignment: What I...

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What I learned was that when a window is not properly flashed water penetration can do major damage to the exterior and interior. Water intrusion is the biggest...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/25/18, 5:10 PM
Replies: 14,784
Views: 302,142
Posted By Michael Profita
Inspection & Writing Assignment: There was...

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There was a large hole located at the bottom of the foundation back of house right hand side underneath a broken hose exterior hose bib. Water Intrusion was noted...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/25/18, 3:07 PM
Replies: 13,027
Views: 219,138
Posted By Michael Profita
Research & Writing Assignment: After...

Research & Writing Assignment:

After learning about water intrusion on the Exterior perimeter of the house there are many ways to prevent from happening . The most simple way is to make sure all...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/25/18, 3:01 PM
Replies: 13,027
Views: 219,138
Posted By Michael Profita
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The base...

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The base cabinet in the guest bathroom tested 50 % WET at time of inspection due to the HOT water supply line leak .All base boards in the guest bathroom and...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/19/18, 9:33 PM
Replies: 16,674
Views: 317,795
Posted By Michael Profita
Research & Writing Assignment: When...

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When inspecting a electrical panel box a very common thing that is found to look for is loose breakers , improper wire size going to breaker , double taps on...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/19/18, 9:20 PM
Replies: 16,674
Views: 317,795
Posted By Michael Profita
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The GFCI...

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The GFCI exterior outlet located next to front door entrance right hand side did not operate properly at time of inspection when tested . The reset button was...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/13/18, 3:32 PM
Replies: 16,108
Views: 305,807
Posted By Michael Profita
Research & Writing Assignment: What I...

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What I learned about crawl spaces and attics they are confined areas and can be considered unsafe . Always let some one know if you are entering a crawl space under...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/13/18, 3:25 PM
Replies: 16,108
Views: 305,807
Posted By Michael Profita
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The attic...

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The attic had limited access to HVAC unit . Attic framing above 1st floor service area had limited view to all HVAC ducting do to confined space . Heater base is...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/13/18, 1:43 PM
Replies: 15,200
Views: 257,276
Posted By Michael Profita
Research & Writing Assignment: What I...

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What I learned from this course is how water intrusion can effect the foundation of the house from improper grading , houses that have no gutters or down spouts to...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/13/18, 1:33 PM
Replies: 15,200
Views: 257,276
Posted By Michael Profita
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Water...

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Water intrusion noted on roof decking , around plumbing vent viewed from attic access over garage back of house right hand side . Contact a licensed Roofing...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/1/18, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6,175
Views: 21,183
Posted By Michael Profita
Gutters : Gutters and down spouts are very...

Gutters : Gutters and down spouts are very important to keep all water away from and around a buildings foundation to prevent water intrusion .Water can cause a lot of damage to a foundation , siding...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/1/18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6,175
Views: 21,183
Posted By Michael Profita
Flashing ; No flashing present behind Fascia...

Flashing ; No flashing present behind Fascia board ,water run off onto to building wall, no gutters to prevent water damage, water stains and mold like substance noted . When tested the fascia board...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/1/18, 4:03 PM
Replies: 7,123
Views: 51,663
Posted By Michael Profita
Hand rails: The hand rail is in poor condition at...

Hand rails: The hand rail is in poor condition at time of the home inspection . Mold like ( BIO ) growth noted on it. There is wood decay present, very loose , not mounted to the wall in the...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/1/18, 3:48 PM
Replies: 7,123
Views: 51,663
Posted By Michael Profita
What I learned about was that proper flashing...

What I learned about was that proper flashing above a ledger board attachment to a exterior deck is a important . The flashing will keep water from ledger board and also keep proper water run off...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/1/18, 1:25 PM
Replies: 14,745
Views: 199,541
Posted By Michael Profita
Plumbing . When inspecting the plumbing under the...

Plumbing . When inspecting the plumbing under the sink in the kitchen water stains were noted under the P trap on the cabinet base . Flex tube plumbing needs replacing to prevent further drainage...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/1/18, 1:15 PM
Replies: 14,745
Views: 199,541
Posted By Michael Profita
The chimney had no cap on it at time of...

The chimney had no cap on it at time of inspection. Water can run down into the fire place causing damage to the structure. Loose bricks were noted at the top , side and bottom of the chimney. Water...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/25/17, 5:08 PM
Replies: 21,318
Views: 363,624
Posted By Michael Profita
Wires touching Gas Heater venting pipe older...

Wires touching Gas Heater venting pipe older system (20 years old) in garage truss left hand side of garage in ceiling ,contact licensed HVAC contractor to check for potential hazard from vent pipe...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/25/17, 5:06 PM
Replies: 21,318
Views: 363,624
Posted By Michael Profita
I learned from something I read about anti tilt...

I learned from something I read about anti tilt back brackets on free standing ranges (oven) in your kitchen .Why they are important for safety issues . The range can tilt forward if the appliance...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/1/17, 1:47 PM
Replies: 31,774
Views: 435,735
Posted By Michael Profita
The gfic located left side entrance of house was...

The gfic located left side entrance of house was tested and did not show any power going to it , the mounting of the box is loose not fastened to the wall properly a electrical contractor should be...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/1/17, 1:45 PM
Replies: 31,774
Views: 435,735
Posted By Michael Profita
I live in Fla . I learned from reading about...

I live in Fla . I learned from reading about exterior decks the outdoor outlets must be minimum of 6 and a half feet from the deck surface , also and a deck of 20 square feet does not require a...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/1/17, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30,505
Views: 346,083
Posted By Michael Profita
Always follow the code of ethics being a honest...

Always follow the code of ethics being a honest home inspector LLC your company and have a pre agreement prior to your inspection have it signed and sent back to you before you do the home inspection...
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