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Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 3/8/19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
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Re: A New Way To Make More Money in Florida

I'm not a Florida inspector, but I will stick my nose in anyway.

Just on the surface some things don't add up:

You say:

"We Provide You The Clients" and "We Schedule the Appointments", "We...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 3/6/19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 519
Re: Anyone, care to take a shot at explaining the pros and cons of state licensure?

Working in Texas both as a Realtor and a Home Inspector, I can address this from an historical perspective.

I recall finding the listing agreement for the house my parents sold when I was about 5,...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 3/3/19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Re: Thermal imaging for chickens

I have been thinking about expanding my services for infrared imaging. Now I'm not so enthusiastic... :ack!:
Forum: Seller Inspections & MoveInCertified 3/2/19, 10:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Re: Buy Back and Porch

I am not using Porch's lead services, so I would know nothing about it.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 3/2/19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Re: Thermal imaging for chickens

Talk about your chicken-sh*t jobs. Sheesh. ;)
Forum: AskNACHI.org Inspection Questions Forum 3/2/19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Re: roof inspection

Directly to your question, no.

Some things in a home exhibit signs of impending failure, such as a noisy exhaust fan or garbage disposal. An inspector will typically point such things out. Some...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/28/19, 7:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 139
Re: Don't Buy Home Warranties.

I would agree with the conclusion of the article for people who already own a home. I have experienced a lot of the negative observations made in the article first-hand.

As a former practicing...
Forum: Seller Inspections & MoveInCertified 2/28/19, 6:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Re: Buy Back and Porch

I decided to give the Porch option a try. I have set up the system to send out an email explaining the program and its benefits with an invitation that the client respond if they wish to opt out. A...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/25/19, 3:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 147
Re: I hate telemarketer phone calls

Just got through hanging up on a recording that admonished me not to hang up. As if.

If someone running for President said that their first order of business would be to find a way to do away with...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/23/19, 6:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Re: bids

I think Michael makes a good point here. The builder would like to be able to know exactly what it's going to cost to have 50 units inspected.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/18/19, 1:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 174
Re: Water Pressure

You need to learn the difference between PRESSURE and FLOW.

Pressure is determined most often by how high the storage tank (i.e. the water tower serving the neighborhood) is in relation to the...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/16/19, 9:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Re: Drones and home inspections

I am of the opinion that the best way, indeed the only proper way, to inspect a roof is by walking it. That said, there are some roofs that cannot or should not be walked, in which case a drone would...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/16/19, 9:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Re: Watch your head!

People do odd things when they feel like they have been screwed. When I was a Realtor I was showing a house that had dozens of golf-ball-sized holes at the far end of the living room. Closer...
Forum: Structural Inspections 2/14/19, 4:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Re: Floor Joists Just sitting there.

Very much so, thanks! So the load at the end of a floor joist can bear on seven 16d nails (assuming 3 in the ledger and two(?) toenailed on each side of the joist). As long as there is not a joint in...
Forum: Structural Inspections 2/13/19, 5:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 248
Re: Floor Joists Just sitting there.

I will admit to some confusion here. Yes, I can see that notching a floor joist reduces its effective depth to whatever remains above the notch. My problem is with the notion that the joist and its...
Forum: Structural Inspections 2/13/19, 5:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Re: can more home inspectors please use the correct WORD lol

You struck a nerve, John. There's a Realtor with whom I do a good deal of business who makes the same error. I correct him every time. He continues to do it, I think, just to annoy me!

Along the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/9/19, 2:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Re: Floor Joist Sister

Can't say I have. If it's the kind of C-clamp I am thinking about - like you use in a workshop - then no, I can't see that providing the kind of solid, slip-proof attachment one would desire.

When...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/8/19, 3:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Re: Floor Joist Sister

In my experience, sistering a joist to repair a damaged one calls for copious amounts of 16-penny nails driven into healthy wood to effect a proper repair.

You were right to refer to a structural...
Forum: Structural Inspections 2/6/19, 8:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Re: home inspector sued for $13,000 leaky basement "advice"

I agree that telling the buyers to monitor the cracks was not the best way to address it. "Consult with qualified specialist as to how to best address this situation" would have been better IMO.

I...
Forum: Exterior Inspections 2/6/19, 8:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Re: Gutters

Your post shows you are engaging your brain and using your own observations and experience to temper your conclusions. This will serve you well in the long run. It's a good idea to seek the opinions...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/5/19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 455
Re: A home inspector walks up to the cash bar at an ASHI event.

I am not offended, just disappointed.

If it were just this joke, you would have a point. My point is that Nick spends a great deal of time pursuing ASHI in court and disparaging them on this...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/5/19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 66
Re: Any luck with YouTube

Matthew,

Please delete the redundant post on this subject so that there is only one thread on the topic.

You need to be more specific with your question. "Any luck" is too broad in its possible...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/3/19, 11:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 455
Re: A home inspector walks up to the cash bar at an ASHI event.

Nick,

Nothing turns me off faster than when someone tries to build themselves up by knocking someone else down. If you spent half the energy energy promoting InterNACHI to the real estate market...
Forum: Exterior Inspections 1/27/19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 879
Re: Construction Type or Defect

With all due respect and recognition of your CMI status, I disagree.

From the two photos provided, I see only one structural member that appears to be compromised. The major support beam and the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/23/19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Re: Hottest Water Ever

Sheesh! That's definitely a scald hazard!

It probably was even hotter than that. When I take IR photos of water coming from a kitchen faucet, the hottest point is about 2 or 3 inches below the...
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