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Forum: Student Discussions 6/21/18, 3:42 PM
Replies: 4,312
Views: 74,705
Posted By Ed Overland
Research & Writing Assignment: 10 ways to...

Research & Writing Assignment:

10 ways to save energy and money in your home. According to the article, beside saving money with lower energy bills, state and local governments give tax breaks...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/21/18, 3:31 PM
Replies: 4,312
Views: 74,705
Posted By Ed Overland
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The photo...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

The photo that I have included is of a furnace flue pipe. The flue pipe and all of its components is deteriorated (rusty). I would recommend this be replaced as...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/21/18, 3:12 PM
Replies: 5,841
Views: 116,357
Posted By Ed Overland
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This is an...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This is an inspection i did on a 100 y/o 3flat. There were multiple issues on each unit and then I found the individual panel for each unit. In each panel they...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/21/18, 2:50 PM
Replies: 5,841
Views: 116,357
Posted By Ed Overland
Research & Writing Assignment: Pressure...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Pressure assist toilets. What I have learned from pressure assist toilets article is just as with any appliance there are pros and cons the biggest con is that in...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/16/18, 2:27 PM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 58,080
Posted By Ed Overland
My essay is on dryer vents and why connections...

My essay is on dryer vents and why connections are taped and use no screws. As a former firefighter the importance of using tape instead of screws, is the screws can catch the lint and build up a...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/16/18, 2:18 PM
Replies: 3,709
Views: 58,080
Posted By Ed Overland
This photo shows a crawlspace that has a roll of...

This photo shows a crawlspace that has a roll of visqueen in the crawl but nobody has rolled it out. Also in the picture it looks as if moisture is on the wall and now we see discoloration of the...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/28/17, 6:09 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 52,106
Posted By Ed Overland
Attic Pull Down Ladders: Attic pull down ladders...

Attic Pull Down Ladders: Attic pull down ladders are usually installed by carpenters and not homeowners. Homeowners might cut into the structure o install a ladder. Cutting into the truss chord could...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/28/17, 6:03 PM
Replies: 3,110
Views: 52,106
Posted By Ed Overland
While doing and exterior roof inspection, I came...

While doing and exterior roof inspection, I came across this metal b-vent flue. It is deteriorated on the outside of the roof and inspecting the attic I will find deterioration on the inside of the...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/28/17, 12:03 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 5,906
Posted By Ed Overland
A garage Inspection with a truss roof. Some of...

A garage Inspection with a truss roof. Some of the things to be aware of with a truss roof inspection is to look for any kind of alteration of a truss. If one truss is altered or weakened the...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/28/17, 11:54 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 5,906
Posted By Ed Overland
This photo is of a roof penetration for a soil...

This photo is of a roof penetration for a soil stack vent. The rubber around the boot is worn away and creates an opening into the attic which can cause a leak, this is a repair/replace issue which...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/17/17, 4:56 PM
Replies: 4,037
Views: 71,891
Posted By Ed Overland
Vinyl siding is a popular form of exterior wall...

Vinyl siding is a popular form of exterior wall cladding.Starting in the 1950's it has grown in popularity. Along with its good looks and durability vinyl does have its downsides. And with most...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/17/17, 4:25 PM
Replies: 4,037
Views: 71,891
Posted By Ed Overland
This image of mine is of a walk out basement door...

This image of mine is of a walk out basement door to a exterior, you can see the that it is a sliding glass door on a concrete pad. The temperature outside is 49 degrees. There is color variation...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/25/15, 7:34 PM
Replies: 12,436
Views: 253,229
Posted By Ed Overland
Re: "Deck Inspections" Course

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Hello All

This deck has a problem with rot, also the handrail is too wide,the stairs didn't have kick plate.
Forum: Student Discussions 11/22/15, 5:10 PM
Replies: 16,622
Views: 232,386
Posted By Ed Overland
Re: Student discussions of "How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, & Chimneys" course

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This inspection I found a chimney in a state of disrepair. The whole chimney needs to be repointed. The Chimney was also missing a rain cap and wash.
The flashing and counter flashing...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 11/19/15, 8:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 652
Posted By Ed Overland
standards of practice Essay

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At this attic inspection(which covers multi systems) I have found multiple issues.
There is a minimum of insulation installed in this attic, I would advise the customer to have...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 11/16/15, 5:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 499
Posted By Ed Overland
Written Essay

10 Easy Ways to save Money & Energy in the Home
This article is very informative and shows how easy and inexpensive it is to save energy. This article explains that the customer can receive tax...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/16/15, 2:10 PM
Replies: 19,603
Views: 356,759
Posted By Ed Overland
Re: How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections

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This image is of the service panel at a location that i have inspected.The double pole breaker at the bottom left is not squareD, (which is the brand the panel reccomends) and does not fit...
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