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Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 3/15/19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 47
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Re: Anyone, care to take a shot at explaining the pros and cons of state licensure?

Wow Dan, you go from 'simple licensing' like we have now where many inspectors should not be doing what they do, to practically requiring an engineering degree! So what side of the fence did you...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 3/7/19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Re: New Heat Pump Undersized

To start with, the most important thing is, what was the outdoor air temperature? It's been cold here for the last few days.

Next, your method of testing for temperature differential is not an...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 3/7/19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 319
Re: Thermal imaging question; Radiant heating

I started in thermography when the industry was just beginning to realize what this science could be used for. None of us knew everything about anything. It was all trial and error and acting in...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 3/7/19, 9:58 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 515
Re: Anyone, care to take a shot at explaining the pros and cons of state licensure?

Sets a minimum standard: this is one of the first complaints of home inspectors, that the standard is insignificant. Regardless of how minimum the minimum standards are, it does set what is and what...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 3/6/19, 3:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 319
Re: Thermal imaging question; Radiant heating

That is cheap, and a good value.

You don't know what you don't know, till you learn what you don't know...


The income potential in Thermography far outweighs the cost of training. Operating...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 3/6/19, 3:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 319
Re: Thermal imaging question; Radiant heating

This is a recommendation for anyone reading this thread who think IR is point and shoot photography.

This thread is all about 'learning'. The application discussed here is one of the hardest and...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 3/6/19, 1:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 319
Re: Thermal imaging question; Radiant heating

When a HI uses anything outside the HI Scope of Inspection, they should give up that "Generalist" crap. You are becoming more than a general Home Inspector. If you don't figure out what your finding...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 3/5/19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 319
Re: Thermal imaging question; Radiant heating

How and when to take a scan is more critical than camera operation/settings.



I always run the camera even when things are not just right, because you never know what you may find and never be...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 3/5/19, 9:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 319
Re: Thermal imaging question; Radiant heating

Also, you stated above about using your moister meter. Please realize that the same problems your having with thermal imaging is present with your moisture meter! A moisture meter is not any better...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 3/5/19, 9:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 319
Re: Thermal imaging question; Radiant heating

Fusion and PIP help to orient the scan (all those colors mean nothing to the reader). They are used for "What are we looking at here?".
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 3/4/19, 1:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 319
Re: Thermal imaging question; Radiant heating

That is only because it changes the range/span, which you can do otherwise with the slide of a mouse pointer.



Go back to your Focus, Range, Distance. These are the only things that cannot be...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 3/4/19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 319
Re: Thermal imaging question; Radiant heating

It is nice that you guys are including as much information as possible, however your overthinking the process and getting off track.

Your thermal scan is inconclusive at this point.

As it...
Forum: AskNACHI.org Inspection Questions Forum 2/26/19, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Re: roof inspection

(6) General Exclusions.
(a) Home inspectors are not required to report on:
1. Life expectancy of any component or system;
2. The cause(s) of the need for a repair;
3. The methods,...
Forum: Interior Inspections 2/23/19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 354
Re: High Humidity in House

The first thing you have to do is quit using 'Relative Humidity". That says nothing about the 'amount' of moisture in the air. It only represents the capacity of the air to hold moisture under those...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/13/19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Re: Referring to code

Building Code is relative to the Code Inspector, not the written word.

It is not a code violation unless the AHJ says it is.

I have gone to the AHJ a few times. It was to determine which Code...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/23/19, 1:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Re: Tell Me What You See!

NO.



All too many camera owners pull out equipment (like a thermal camera) in a Home Inspection, see something and then fall back on "This is a general inspection outside the scope of a Home...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/21/19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Re: Tell Me What You See!

William, I think you made a great assessment with the available information provided, which is insufficient to make a determination of anything one way or the other. I especially like your statement...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/14/19, 1:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 155
Re: Time stamped pictures.

There is no requirement, but you will likely be asked for all "original" pic's taken at the inspection if you end up in court. Those files contain the date/time stamp already.



You can do like...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 1/9/19, 3:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Re: Testing breakers

It's a bad breaker, period.



It failed during testing. Isn't that what your there for?
Forum: AskNACHI.org Inspection Questions Forum 11/23/18, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Re: Power Strip Fire Hazard

That would not be correct.

Power is not forced through the strip, it is "drawn" through it.



The amount of power going through the strip is determined by the devices attached and turned...
Forum: AskNACHI.org Inspection Questions Forum 11/20/18, 8:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Re: Heater Not Working

That is all well and good for you, but there is nothing that says you must report on stuff that works. You may have to state if something is tested and running (based on State Laws).



OP-...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 11/20/18, 8:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Re: Return grill near sealed combustion furnace

But it is...


A negative pressure with the door closed is the result of a "Leaking" Sealed Furnace.



Good job finding this, but you need to learn what you found and what to do about it.
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 9/6/18, 2:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,100
Re: Level II Inspection with Flir C2

I'm so tired of this conversation…

But here goes anyway. Thermal imaging is not just another tool, it's a complete different profession.

What does a thermal camera tell you?
It cannot identify...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 8/31/18, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 341
Re: tie-bar vs ground wire

What are you expecting to happen?
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 8/27/18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,569
Re: Temperature differential test?

Why would it not be cooled?



You are slowing down the air across the coil.

Reduced air flow causes lower evaporator temps.
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