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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 9/13/18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By James Lynch
Re: Hurricane Florence

Thanks Roy. Doesn't really seem worth it for ~$350/day.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 9/13/18, 9:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 378
Posted By James Lynch
Hurricane Florence

What opportunities are available after the hurricane for home inspectors? What will be needed and by whom as far as inspections go? Is there a chance to make some serious money? Has anyone had...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 6/12/18, 9:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 693
Posted By James Lynch
Re: Website Review

Wow. Thanks Nick. I really do appreciate the feedback. I had no idea. I get most of my work from my website. Now I'm interested to see how much more I can get with these improvements.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 6/11/18, 8:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 693
Posted By James Lynch
Re: Website Review

I guess my website is perfect. All right!!
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 6/8/18, 7:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By James Lynch
Re: Funny Story

So how do you put someone on ignore? That would be great. This isn't the first time that the bitter old dude has been rude to me. Perhaps he needs to get laid?? It really is sad though that some...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 6/7/18, 5:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By James Lynch
Re: Funny Story

I thought it was funny the way he was acting. I'm sorry that life has treated you so badly that you cannot enjoy simple funny stories in life. I hope it gets better for you.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 6/7/18, 5:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 708
Posted By James Lynch
Funny Story

I did an inspection yesterday for an older couple. The gentleman latched on to me from the beginning, was talking to me about random stuff, and basically very distracting. I did my best to be nice...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/22/18, 9:05 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 63,007
Posted By James Lynch
The article I read was on Pool Alarms. The 3...

The article I read was on Pool Alarms. The 3 main types of pool alarms are surface wave sensor, sub-surface disturbance sensor, and child wristband. None of these are a substitute for supervision...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/22/18, 8:59 AM
Replies: 3,063
Views: 63,007
Posted By James Lynch
The picture above depicts an unsafe condition in...

The picture above depicts an unsafe condition in a pool area. The gate for the fence around the pool must be self closing and self latching. A small child could easily wonder into the area and...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/3/18, 8:57 PM
Replies: 7,490
Views: 65,297
Posted By James Lynch
The article I read was called Inspecting a Deck. ...

The article I read was called Inspecting a Deck. Decks should carry an evenly distributed load. A concentrated load on a deck could cause it to fail. More decks fail in the summer time than all...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 4/14/18, 11:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 693
Posted By James Lynch
Website Review

Can you guys take a look at my website and give me some tips on how to improve it?
The best Home Inspector in Corpus Christi. (http://www.blue-starinspections.com)
Forum: Student Discussions 4/14/18, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7,490
Views: 65,297
Posted By James Lynch
Handrails should have vertical balusters. ...

Handrails should have vertical balusters. Horizontal balusters like in the picture shown could allow small children to climb and fall over the handrail. Also, the vertical balusters should not...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 4/12/18, 9:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By James Lynch
Re: Inspection on a new house

Thanks for all the helpful replies!
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 4/12/18, 9:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By James Lynch
Re: Inspection on a new house

Its a final inspection. I have not done any other phase inspections on this house. I'm pretty sure nobody did any phase inspections.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 4/11/18, 7:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By James Lynch
Inspection on a new house

I have an upcoming inspection on a new house. I have not done any inspections on a new house yet. Does anybody have any common deficiencies to look for on a new house?

Thanks.

Matt Lynch...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/2/18, 3:34 PM
Replies: 15,269
Views: 249,611
Posted By James Lynch
The article I read was titled Moisture Intrusion....

The article I read was titled Moisture Intrusion. Moisture can not only cause building defects, but also cause health problems for the building's occupants. Air infiltration can move moisture into...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/2/18, 3:30 PM
Replies: 15,269
Views: 249,611
Posted By James Lynch
Old or damaged caulking can cause significant...

Old or damaged caulking can cause significant water damage to walls and floors. Water can penetrate damaged caulking in a bathtub. There are several different caulking applications. Always make...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/12/18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23,781
Views: 429,999
Posted By James Lynch
The article I chose was Electrical Service...

The article I chose was Electrical Service Panels. When inspecting an electrical service panel, make sure you have an escape path in case something goes wrong. Make sure there is adequate clearance...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/12/18, 10:07 AM
Replies: 23,781
Views: 429,999
Posted By James Lynch
TPRV valves are intended to protect the water...

TPRV valves are intended to protect the water heater against excessive temperatures and pressures. They are designed to discharge when temperature or pressure reaches unsafe levels. They should be...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/5/18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19,404
Views: 298,478
Posted By James Lynch
The article I read was "Dryer Vent Safety". ...

The article I read was "Dryer Vent Safety". Dryer vents should not be restricted in any way. If lent is trapped in a dryer vent, a fire potential exists. Dryer vent lengths should not be more than...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/5/18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19,404
Views: 298,478
Posted By James Lynch
A leaky faucet can cause significant damage under...

A leaky faucet can cause significant damage under a sink. If left unrepaired, damage can occur to cabinets. A small leak can often cause more damage than a large leak, because small leaks can often...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/18, 7:35 PM
Replies: 19,165
Views: 346,508
Posted By James Lynch
Ladder safety on your inspection site is very...

Ladder safety on your inspection site is very important. Never leave a ladder unattended. It is best to have signage that will help keep unauthorized people away. Make sure that people stay away...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/18, 7:33 PM
Replies: 19,165
Views: 346,508
Posted By James Lynch
Snakebites can be dangerous if not treated...

Snakebites can be dangerous if not treated promptly and properly. You should immediately call for assistance when bitten by a snake. Wash the area with soap and water. Cover the bite with a bandage,...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/18, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18,119
Views: 292,611
Posted By James Lynch
The article I read was "Structural Design...

The article I read was "Structural Design Concepts for the Home Inspector". A structure must safely perform its intended function over its useful life. Building loads can be divided into vertical...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18,119
Views: 292,611
Posted By James Lynch
The picture above shows soil erosion around a...

The picture above shows soil erosion around a foundation due to improper downspout discharge. The downspout should direct water away from the foundation. The grade around a foundation should be 6...
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