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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 7/14/18, 3:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Re: Hopeful home inspector.

The test is a little harder than the final internachi one, but if you do all the required education credits for WA through interNACHI, you should be fine.
Forum: Classified Ads 7/11/18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Re: Domain Name For Sale

Isn't rule 1 of being an inspector to ABSOLUTELY UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE EVER CALL YOURSELF AN EXPERT? Because of you know, legal issues?
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 7/11/18, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 941
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Re: WTB: Sewer Scope

This might get more views if you post it in the For Sale section of the forum.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 6/5/18, 5:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,752
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Re: Mystery Black Substance: Not Mold, need help !

The owners may leave the dishwasher open, which would let the soot condense on/in it... There's no telling.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 6/4/18, 6:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,752
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Re: Mystery Black Substance: Not Mold, need help !

Lack of insulation and lots of candles being burnt (or a wood stove/fireplace).

I get the black soot marks over my baseboard heaters whenever they're on and my wife burns candles. Huge pain in...
Forum: Inspection Question of the Week 5/14/18, 2:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,581
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Re: Questions of the Week 05/13/2018

1.
A. strong

2. Ordinary glass is opaque to infrared radiation.
True


3. The emissivity of an object may be affected by (identify all that are FALSE).
F. the IR wavelength
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 5/10/18, 7:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,350
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Re: No Construction Experience?

For some basics of framing, i'd highly recommend watching the master himself (RIP) on this youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC15YxroNqh7PKxMpVbFr75Q)

He covers everything you'd...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 5/10/18, 7:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,266
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Re: Real Estate Agent and Home Inspector conspiracy?

FWIW, on the topic of an "apprenticeship", in the state of WA, in order to even take the national/state test to get the privilege of paying for the license, you must shadow a licensed inspector for...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 4/16/18, 1:58 PM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 148,509
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Re: Your home inspection website

I'm in for some SEO

MACH INSPECTIONS WEBSITE (http://machinspections.com)
Forum: Student Discussions 2/10/18, 7:56 PM
Replies: 7,490
Views: 65,316
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Pictured is the underside of a deck surface. The...

Pictured is the underside of a deck surface. The joists/beams are merely screwed or nailed into the post that is acting as a support structure. This relies on the shear strength of the fasteners,...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/10/18, 7:56 PM
Replies: 7,490
Views: 65,316
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Pictured is the underside of a deck surface. The...

Pictured is the underside of a deck surface. The joists/beams are merely screwed or nailed into the post that is acting as a support structure. This relies on the shear strength of the fasteners,...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/10/18, 2:30 PM
Replies: 4,043
Views: 72,217
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Pictured is a thermal scan of a bedroom. It...

Pictured is a thermal scan of a bedroom. It appears to show a dark spot in the corner where the ceiling meets two walls. This has the potential to be a couple of things. A moisture intrusion, or an...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/10/18, 2:29 PM
Replies: 4,043
Views: 72,217
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Pictured is a thermal scan of a bedroom. It...

Pictured is a thermal scan of a bedroom. It appears to show a dark spot in the corner where the ceiling meets two walls. This has the potential to be a couple of things. A moisture intrusion, or an...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/10/18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 52,353
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Wood siding on the side of the building shows...

Wood siding on the side of the building shows signs of moisture intrusion and age. Likely cause of moisture is from being in contact with the grade. Water will quickly wick up the exposed end grain...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/10/18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3,119
Views: 52,353
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Wood siding on the side of the building shows...

Wood siding on the side of the building shows signs of moisture intrusion and age. Likely cause of moisture is from being in contact with the grade. Water will quickly wick up the exposed end grain...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/9/18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5,855
Views: 116,781
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Pictured is a Remote Distribution Panel, or a sub...

Pictured is a Remote Distribution Panel, or a sub panel.

It has 2 ungrounded conductors(hot) feeding the box, without a third grounded conductor (neutral). All of the grounding conductors...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/9/18, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5,855
Views: 116,781
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Pictured is a Remote Distribution Panel, or a sub...

Pictured is a Remote Distribution Panel, or a sub panel.

It has 2 ungrounded conductors(hot) feeding the box, without a third grounded conductor (neutral). All of the grounding conductors...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/8/18, 7:54 PM
Replies: 5,860
Views: 84,075
Posted By Michael Cholewa
This photo is of a water heater. Gas fired. There...

This photo is of a water heater. Gas fired. There appears to be a TPR valve with adequate plumbing for safety. The exhaust also appears to be installed correctly into the chimney, as the larger...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/8/18, 7:54 PM
Replies: 5,860
Views: 84,075
Posted By Michael Cholewa
This photo is of a water heater. Gas fired. There...

This photo is of a water heater. Gas fired. There appears to be a TPR valve with adequate plumbing for safety. The exhaust also appears to be installed correctly into the chimney, as the larger...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/8/18, 5:29 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 49,932
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Pictured is the drain line for a built in...

Pictured is the drain line for a built in dishwasher. It is installed correctly with a "high drain loop", which prevents backflow of waste water from returning into the dishwasher. It is mounted to...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/8/18, 5:29 PM
Replies: 4,681
Views: 49,932
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Pictured is the drain line for a built in...

Pictured is the drain line for a built in dishwasher. It is installed correctly with a "high drain loop", which prevents backflow of waste water from returning into the dishwasher. It is mounted to...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/8/18, 4:03 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 14,030
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Upon inspection of the garage door, it was noted...

Upon inspection of the garage door, it was noted that the torsion spring was broken. Garage doors are not meant to be operated without the counter-balancing of these springs. Due to this fact I was...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/8/18, 4:03 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 14,030
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Upon inspection of the garage door, it was noted...

Upon inspection of the garage door, it was noted that the torsion spring was broken. Garage doors are not meant to be operated without the counter-balancing of these springs. Due to this fact I was...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/8/18, 3:09 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 77,405
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Pictured is a basement window with means of...

Pictured is a basement window with means of egress. Modern building practices recommend a 3' x 3' minimum space in a basement window well as means of emergency egress. If the depth of the well is...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/8/18, 3:07 PM
Replies: 4,942
Views: 77,405
Posted By Michael Cholewa
Pictured is a basement window with means of...

Pictured is a basement window with means of egress. Modern building practices recommend a 3' x 3' minimum space in a basement window well as means of emergency egress. If the depth of the well is...
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