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Forum: Student Discussions 3/5/19, 4:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 104
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This is a...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This is a water heater, Made by State. It is a 40 Gallon water heater, It has both earthquake straps installed, it has a CPVC TPR line installed. The water heater...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/16/19, 7:30 PM
Replies: 17,148
Views: 337,688
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Research & Writing Assignment: The picture...

Research & Writing Assignment:

The picture is of horizontal balusters. The horizontal balusters are unsafe for children and pets because they can be used as rungs of a ladder to climb over the...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/16/19, 7:24 PM
Replies: 17,148
Views: 337,688
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Inspecting...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Inspecting the stairs. The correct height is used with proper rise and run. The landing is as least 36 inches at the top and bottom of the steps. There are no...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/16/19, 4:40 PM
Replies: 2,562
Views: 37,097
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This is...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This is loose fill fiberglass insulation installed in a garage attic. It is not required at all in this area but was added to help increase the efficiency of the...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/16/19, 4:29 PM
Replies: 2,562
Views: 37,097
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Research & Writing Assignment: 10 Easy Ways...

Research & Writing Assignment:

10 Easy Ways to Save Money & Energy in Your Home
I have changed all the incandescent bulbs in my home to led to save money each month. I usually educate my clients...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 12/29/12, 10:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,900
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
elevating hot water heaters.

Hello All
I would like some imput on electric water heaters being elevated 18 inches if installed in a garage.
Some of the water heater manufactures state in their instalation instructions that...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/16/11, 11:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,075
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Re: Accepting Credit, Debit and Gift Cards- Square

Thanks paul i don't accept credit cards but this sounds like a great idea. I only get asked about once a month to accept cc's and so having a monthly service is not good.
mark
Forum: Electrical Inspections 1/15/11, 12:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 37,648
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
sump pump dedicated outlet GFCI

Hello All
Happy New Year
Does anyone know if nec has anything about a sump pump being on a dedicated circut and also being a gfci outlet.
Or any reason that this should be.
thank you
Mark
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/14/11, 1:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,297
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Re: InterNACHI inspectors booth at Mid-Valley Home Show in Salem, Oregon Jan 14-17,

Thanks everyone. It should be a good show. I put some pictures on here later.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 8/8/10, 8:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,730
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Re: is it nec 2010 for a GFCI to be on a garage door opener

thanks for the info guys. And yes Joe F I check all outlets that are reachable. The one i don't will be the one that does not work.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 8/8/10, 1:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 27,618
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Re: Should electric water heaters be elevated 18 inches in a garage for safety.

Yes in a garage. HMMMMMMMMMM what does that make you think.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 8/8/10, 1:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,730
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Re: is it nec 2010 for a GFCI to be on a garage door opener

That is what i thought and I wrote it up. But the Russian contractor states that it is NEC code. Which I have inspected lots of 2010 houses that have not had the garage door opener on a GFCI. this is...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 8/8/10, 12:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 27,618
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Re: Should electric water heaters be elevated 18 inches in a garage for safety.

Thanks Bob I think the code is stating that any sparking device that is capable of creating a spark in a flammable area is worth commenting about. It may be a worst case senerio but it can happen. A....
Forum: Electrical Inspections 8/8/10, 12:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,730
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
is it nec 2010 for a GFCI to be on a garage door opener

I have a electrician stating that it is a nec code for a garage opener to be on a GFCI outlet. Please state the code if this is true. House was remodled in 2008 and has multiple GFCI's in the garage...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 8/8/10, 12:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 27,618
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Should electric water heaters be elevated 18 inches in a garage for safety.

just had a question if electric water heaters should be elevated above 18 inches in a garage for explosive safety due to a spark if the unit is turned on.
thanks for any help
Mark.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 7/25/10, 10:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,672
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Re: AC condenser undersized - HI said nothing - to blame?

I do not. Just the serial number and if the system is working or not. Or tested or not depending on the season.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 5/28/10, 2:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,982
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Re: Aluminum wires?

The copper wire clip used on the 15 amp and 2o amp seperate breakers Might be a concern though.
Forum: Electrical Inspections 5/28/10, 2:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,982
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Re: Aluminum wires?

Copper clad stranded. Even actual alum solid for other than branch circuts is ok. Used here all the time for water heaters, A/c units. Stranded alum. is used these days for main feeds also.
Forum: Structural Inspections 5/22/10, 1:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,555
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Re: Terra cotta foundation blocks

thanks jeff that is awesome. this is for a friend and Not a house i inspected.
Thanks again.
Forum: Structural Inspections 5/20/10, 5:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,555
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Terra cotta foundation blocks

Hello all
I have a couple of questions about terra cotta foundation blocks.
1. What are the problems that are associated with this type of system?
2. Does it have to be mortared or can it be...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 5/1/10, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,433
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Re: Zinsco panels

I have to say that Zinsco panels have alot of problems.In this area there are lots of them. Our job is to let the client know and explain the possible problems. It is a dis-service to not tell the...
Forum: Inspection Hardware, Software & Publications 4/22/10, 2:07 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 30,314
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Re: How do you enter data on site?

I have a pre printed sheet for the roof, garage, water heater, furnace, attic, exterior and the outside that i use when i am at the inspection. Then i sit in the truck and enter the info in the...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 3/13/10, 8:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,607
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Re: Radiant Heat

Great picks linus. I have some for a radiant ceiling I'll post sunday.
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 2/24/10, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,700
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Re: What is This ?

Around here there are alot of galvanized drain pipes. But it looks more like a oil tank vent line.:shock: Does anyone know the age of the house.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 2/24/10, 12:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,986
Posted By Mark E. Northrup
Re: Hvac Breakers oversized ASAP Answer?

Way to go david i agree.:mrgreen:
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