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Forum: Student Discussions 3/14/19, 8:03 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 58,614
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Research & Writing Assignment: It's...

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It's important to remember that home inspectors are not code enforcers. So you want to avoid using terms that suggest your referring to code so as to not confuse...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/14/19, 7:33 PM
Replies: 2,869
Views: 58,614
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Appearance...

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Appearance is vital when first meeting with a new client in person. One really good way to do this is to have a kind of set uniform. Whether you're a single...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/11/19, 7:10 PM
Replies: 4,674
Views: 49,660
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Research & Writing Assignment: There are a...

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There are a lot of appliances now days that have a gas fuel option such as dryers and stoves. The gas line for such appliances need to follow some specific rules...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/11/19, 6:56 PM
Replies: 4,674
Views: 49,660
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Inspection & Writing Assignment: There are...

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There are many aspects to consider and inspect when doing a home inspection. The stove/Oven for example is a appliance that the majority of households use every...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/15/19, 6:35 PM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 50,986
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Research & Writing Assignment: It important...

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It important to note that mold is all around us, in the air inside and outside the home. Many mold spores are brought from outside air to the inside from open...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/15/19, 6:02 PM
Replies: 2,225
Views: 50,986
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Inspection & Writing Assignment: To avoid...

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To avoid any liability because a visual examination of a home or mold inspection, it is important to remember that we don't say "that's mold" unless we have...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/11/19, 8:27 PM
Replies: 4,695
Views: 81,813
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Research & Writing Assignment: When...

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When mentioning crawl space vapor barrier sheeting (that should be a at least 6 mil thick) there is very little information given about what to properly seal it...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/11/19, 8:11 PM
Replies: 4,695
Views: 81,813
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Inspection & Writing Assignment: In this...

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In this image of a crawlspace, there are a few defects going on. Sorry for the poor lighting conditions. To start, the vapor barrier sheeting plastic is not...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/11/19, 2:12 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 59,446
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Research & Writing Assignment: According to...

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According to the picture in the gallery for a compressor unit for an air conditioning system located outside. The refrigerant is being sucked into the compressor as...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/11/19, 1:51 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 59,446
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Inspection & Writing Assignment: When...

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When running what's normally considered a central air system which is air conditioning. You typically have a condensing unit outside on the side of the house...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/29/19, 7:22 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 13,938
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Research & Writing Assignment: Certain...

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Certain jurisdictions like some in California, require that gas fueled or similar appliances such as the water heater, being installed out of the house and in the...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/29/19, 5:18 PM
Replies: 725
Views: 13,938
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Inspection & Writing Assignment: In a...

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In a garage as part of the fire separation safety rule all joints or gaps from holes need to be filled in, patched or sealed to meet the requirements. This is...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/29/19, 1:44 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 58,764
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Research & Writing Assignment: Safety...

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Safety goggles/glasses are important whether at a construction site or in a home completing an inspection. They can protect your eyes from risk of shock from an...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/29/19, 1:27 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 58,764
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Safety is...

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Safety is a major concern whether you are by yourself or working on a active job site. The use of extension cords for various equipment is sometimes used and...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/19, 8:23 PM
Replies: 3,305
Views: 52,585
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Research & Writing Assignment: When...

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When inspecting a roof or attic space, correct ladder use and safety are important. Making sure you have the correct ladder for the job and its setup are crucial in...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/19, 8:07 PM
Replies: 3,305
Views: 52,585
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Ladder...

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Ladder safety is very important, having your ladder in good safe working condition is part of that safety requirement. For this discussion I have a picture of...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/19, 6:09 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 116,290
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Research & Writing Assignment: The lives of...

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The lives of an inspector and their client during a home inspection is of the upmost importance. So when handling any electrical service it's always important to...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/19, 5:35 PM
Replies: 5,837
Views: 116,290
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Inspection & Writing Assignment: In this...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

In this picture of an interior electrical panel according to the videos. We see a few different things going on. First we notice the 2 extra wires just hanging...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/25/19, 3:01 PM
Replies: 4,312
Views: 74,643
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Research & Writing Assignment: Personal...

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Personal protection equipment (PPE) is an important factor when deciding to get on a roof or enter an attic. In this case, say you noticed a large hole on the...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/25/19, 2:40 PM
Replies: 4,312
Views: 74,643
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Inspection & Writing Assignment: In this...

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In this picture we see a few different things, there are 2 layers of shingles installed on this roof, so when its time for new shingles both layers will need to...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/24/19, 6:32 PM
Replies: 34,605
Views: 410,376
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Research & Writing Assignment: By having...

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By having your client sign a contract before the inspection, which puts assumption that your client read everything in the contract and agreed to it. Means that the...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/24/19, 6:01 PM
Replies: 34,605
Views: 410,376
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Research & Writing Assignment: If you had a...

Research & Writing Assignment:

If you had a friend who was selling a house and recommending your company to a potential buyer it is your job to still do an honest, fair and thorough inspection. ...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/24/19, 3:40 PM
Replies: 16,622
Views: 232,250
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Research & Writing Assignment: Metal Flue...

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Metal Flue pipes that expel exhaust from a fuel burning system that penetrate a roofing system should be a minimum of 18 inches apart from each other. The reason...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/24/19, 3:27 PM
Replies: 16,622
Views: 232,250
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Inspection & Writing Assignment: In this...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

In this picture it is clear that there are a few improper DIY fixes going on. First off, it does have counter flashing that is acting like step flashing inserted...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/23/19, 3:18 PM
Replies: 17,148
Views: 337,688
Posted By Jeff Christensen
Research & Writing Assignment: To get the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

To get the best energy efficiency out of your ceiling insulation its ideal to push it out as far as you can towards the perimeter of the roof. Doing this you can...
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