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Forum: Interior Inspections 12/7/18, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 165
Re: Cheap a** flippers

BIG BUMP! That's not the act of a neutral third party! If you feel protective of your client, make the problems clear in your report. Neutral third parties don't make purchase recommendations. Don't...
Forum: Exterior Inspections 12/7/18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Re: deck inspection

That mortise method is actually killer strong Roy, assuming they use the right fasteners. Direct bearing is always stringer than the shear strength of fasteners.
Forum: Exterior Inspections 12/7/18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Re: deck inspection

They were very insistent that we not kill any students.
I used mortised stringers for both Houses of Horrors using 1¾" Microlam stringers and treads, and structural screws, lags, and allthread for...
Forum: Green Building Inspections 12/7/18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,828
Re: Do you inspect Solar Systems?

Not in the USA Roy, that's BS. Our president doesn't believe in renewable energy and put a big tariff on solar panels. That industry is trying to get by until they can again make a profit. Right now,...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/6/18, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Re: Roof material identifaction

EPDM is smooth, rubbery, and comes in many size rolls. Mod-bit is typically covered with mineral granules like roll roofing, comes in rolls around 36" wide like roll roofing, but roll roofing is...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 12/5/18, 11:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Re: Grounding

No, this is not acceptable, or common practice anywhere I've ever inspected.
The main water supply pipe is acceptable in some jurisdictions as a grounding electrode but the connection needs to be...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/5/18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Re: Blisters in asphalt shingles

So Charlie, I know you can spot moisture in a low-slope roof using IR if the conditions are right. Are you limited by the source of the moisture, like an interior swimming pool or manufacturing...
Forum: Spectora 12/5/18, 12:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Re: Would this comment go under Information, Limitations or Observations?

Do you mean you can change the template, Mike?
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/4/18, 11:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Re: Blisters in asphalt shingles

Erik, in some parts of N. America, especially in the past, blisters in asphalt shingles have been fairly common.

I'm in the process of researching low-slope built-up roofs, and the information I...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/4/18, 11:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Re: Blisters in asphalt shingles

Is present or to what degree, and what's required. Good point Charlie, thanks.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/4/18, 11:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 108
Re: Shingle anomalies

...Unless those dark areas are the sealant strips. Typical exposure is 5 1/2 ". Looks like that is quite a bit more. But I think Brad and Dominic are right.
Forum: Spectora 11/29/18, 6:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Re: Would this comment go under Information, Limitations or Observations?

Aaah, that’s what I was looking for, thank you Chuck!
Forum: Roofing Inspections 11/29/18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 187
Blisters in asphalt shingles

This subject is a transfer from another thread (https://www.nachi.org/forum/f89/comment-information-limitations-observations-133252/?posted=1#post2016658)to avoid drifting that thread.

Inspectors...
Forum: Spectora 11/29/18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Re: Would this comment go under Information, Limitations or Observations?

Guys, this post was a question specifically about how to designate comments in Spectora. Thanks Roy!

To avoid drift, I posted in Roofing inspections about asphalt shingle blisters.

See it here....
Forum: Spectora 11/29/18, 12:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 50
What goes in Informational, Limitations, and Observations

Observations is obviously Defects. I'm not sure what goes in the other two. Obviously electrical service amperage would go in Informational. Where would cosmetic damage go?

Does Spectora have a...
Forum: Spectora 11/28/18, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 158
Would this comment go under Information, Limitations or Observations?

Localized portions of the asphalt shingle roof had small blisters visible. Blisters are a cosmetic issue and do not cause premature failure of the shingles or affect their performance. They typically...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 11/25/18, 1:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Re: Results of FABI election: 9 of 11 officers and directors are now InterNACHI memb

As it should be. We're all here to promote this industry and it's called "working together". Bring together the most powerful entities in related industries and combine their efforts... they'll get...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 11/15/18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Re: Removal of Moss from roof

UH-OH!! Planter next to the foundation... WRITE IT UP!
Forum: Electrical Inspections 11/10/18, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Re: Two main panels no sub?

The system grounding electrode should be at the service, not at each subpanel. The location of a panel and the number of breakers it contains makes no difference as to whether it's the service panel...
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 11/9/18, 11:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,389
Re: Fire Penetrations in Hi Rise Condominium

I'm so embarrassed. I was doing research for a course. I had no idea. I'm so sorry.
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 11/9/18, 10:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Re: Where does ASTM E2018 − 15 require cost estimates for repairs?

Sorry, but your explanation shot right over my head, Rob. If you want to expand on your explanation you might start by identifying "they" and "the reviewer".
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 11/9/18, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 11/9/18, 9:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,389
Re: Fire Penetrations in Hi Rise Condominium

Steven, I get the feeling that you know what you're talking about, but I haven't a clue about what you're trying to explain.
1. What's the problem?
2. How serious is it?
3. What should the client...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 11/8/18, 2:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Re: Two main panels no sub?

The service panel is:
1. the first point of disconnect; and that's where...
2. the bonding jumper connecting grounds and neutrals should be.

The condition you show is common here. The remote...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 11/8/18, 2:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 173
Re: Manville Roof Vent

I agree, thanks guys!
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