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Forum: Kansas/Missouri Home Inspectors 10/3/18, 5:17 PM
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Re: Photos From Sept 29th Chapter Seminar

This is the first meeting I missed of the Heartland Chapter. Dan Bowers always does a great job getting it organized and with good topics and companies. Its a good resource for more education and AHP...
Forum: Kansas/Missouri Home Inspectors 10/3/18, 5:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Wink Re: Code Free Zone

Does this really mean no codes or no local amendments and they just adopt a version of the code directly as written. Seems hard to believe otherwise :o
Forum: IAC2 Indoor Air Forum 2/1/17, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Mold Kill Primers & Dormant Mold

1) MOLD KILLING PRIMERS: What is IAC2 and EPA thoughts about the primers being sold to DIY people called "MOLD KILLING PRIMERS". It seems like it goes against all of our EPA training unless, the...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/30/17, 4:50 PM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 115,947
Re: "Electrical Panel Inspection Training Video" course

Articles: INSPECTING ALUMINUM WIRING - Ben Gromicko & Kenton Shepard
and compared to: Carson & Dunlop- The Myths and Truths of ALuminum Wiring Parts 1 & 2 and also the CPSC website.
Focusing on...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/30/17, 4:10 PM
Replies: 5,825
Views: 115,947
Re: "Electrical Panel Inspection Training Video" course

As requirement for this course, attached is a Pushmatic Main Distribution Panel along with an improperly wired remote distribution panel. Some of the items noted are missing panel screws, missing...
Forum: Ancillary Inspection Services 8/29/16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,822
Re: Septic inspection in Missouri?

This is too late to help ejones but for others needing Septic Inspection in Missouri, Here is the formal link to the exact page for Missouri because the site is not straight forward at times. ;)
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Forum: Interior Inspections 8/26/16, 3:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Year for Garage to Living Separation

Does anyone know what year the IRC start requiring the R309 type separations (fire separation for doors, gypsum for walls/ceilings, etc)?

Thanks

Steve
Forum: Student Discussions 8/26/16, 2:32 PM
Replies: 15,155
Views: 254,950
Re: "How to Inspect the Exterior" Course

I thought the referenced article has a great summary of the code changes in regards to the controversial horizontal cable guardrails which have a "ladder effect" where kids can climb on them.
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Forum: Student Discussions 8/7/16, 8:02 PM
Replies: 19,064
Views: 343,782
Re: 'Safe Practices for Home Inspectors' Course

Article research summary for partial fulfillment of Safe Practices for the Home Inspector course. Article source: https://www.nachi.org/personal-safety-commercial.htm
There are several things that...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 7/22/16, 9:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 799
Re: Checking Heat Exchangers

That is exactly what I was thinking Russell Cloyd. I am not sure the extra money would pay for the additional risk. I would prefer to leave that with the HVAC vendors. However, I love inspection...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 6/28/16, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Re: Exhaust & Fresh Air tied together

Thank you so much Christopher Currins. That is perfect explanation. Your Googling skills beat mine tonight. Thanks again

Steve
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 6/28/16, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Exhaust & Fresh Air tied together

On this home the high efficiency furnace vents were tied together (exhaust and fresh air) right before they exited building.

Is there any circumstance where this is allowed?

Thanks

Steve
Forum: Student Discussions 6/9/16, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17,996
Views: 290,512
Re: 'Structural Issues for Home Inspectors' course

Read Evaluating Structural Framing by Nick Gromicko and Kenton Shepard

My summary of this article and some additional thoughts:

Home Inspectors need to understand Structural Building Systems...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/9/16, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17,996
Views: 290,512
Re: 'Structural Issues for Home Inspectors' course

Homeowner disclosure stated minor cracks and filled. (DIY filling in all cracks).

GARAGE FOUNDATION WALL ROLLING: Vertical cracks with shear to them on outside and on the inside the garage...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/8/16, 4:18 PM
Replies: 12,866
Views: 305,505
Re: “How to Perform Roof Inspections” Course

INSPECTING EPDM ROOF (Source NACHI Library)https://www.nachi.org/epdm.htm

EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monomer) is a man-made rubberlike membrane used to cover low-slope roofs on residential and...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/8/16, 3:47 PM
Replies: 12,866
Views: 305,505
Re: “How to Perform Roof Inspections” Course

Some items to fulfill Roofing Class

Here are just a few items found on inspections recently. Gutters had standing water and were not sloped properly. Seedlings were in the gutter in one area so...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/1/16, 1:35 PM
Replies: 15,165
Views: 247,869
Re: How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion Course

As part of class discussion I wanted to share a site from Energy.gov that has good illustrations and Pros and Cons of the various WHOLE HOME VENTILATION systems 1) Exhaust 2) Supply 3) Balanced are...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 5/26/16, 3:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Re: Age of old Bryant

Yes definitely, I know that and will be in report as such. Still curious to know the age and put it in there.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 5/26/16, 2:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Age of old Bryant

Cant figure out the following age for a Bryant from the BIC site. Thanks for any help.

Bryant Model Series Serial Number
125 319 C C G 60183

Its hard to tell if...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 1/9/16, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Re: Filter in wrong spot?

Its room attached to garage, separated from living area. It is electric, not gas though.

Thank you everyone! I appreciate the assistance.

Steve
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 1/9/16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,135
Re: Plumbing vent in attic

Thanks Roy.

What do you think the two larger PVC at angles are? More vent stacks, and if so, why at angles?

They do have one small gable vent and a bunch of soffit vents on the hip portions...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 1/9/16, 4:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 899
Asphalt Tile Valley overlap

When making valleys with Architectural tiles, I will see times like in photo where the tiles line up such that a lower tile is on top of a higher tile where it would seem water can intrude as it runs...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 1/9/16, 4:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Filter in wrong spot?

I ran across a Trane (American Std) Air Handler with Electric Heat that based on model number 2TEC3F42A1000AA, it is a Airtite Air Handler which can be put in any configuration, A/C coil with 42MBTHu...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 1/9/16, 3:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,135
Plumbing vent in attic

Greetings, This is the first time I have seen open plumbing vents in attic and btw no roof exhaust vents either ;) It was constructed 2014.

My training tells me this would not be ok because of...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 12/7/15, 2:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Re: Saniflow Toilet Pumps

Thanks Rick. Good helpful info. : ) Do you have any bldg code references. I think the vent should go to a stack instead of outside also.

Steve
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