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Forum: Certified Master Inspector (CMI) Discussion 4/9/18, 9:09 PM
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Re: New Promo Video: Why Hire a Certified Master Inspector? - 2 Versions

Very well done. Thanks for putting this together.

John Battaglia, CMI
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Forum: Student Discussions 9/22/17, 4:31 PM
Replies: 3,071
Views: 63,183
When I first started looking at pools and spas I...

When I first started looking at pools and spas I have to admit I was a bit intimidated. Some of them appeared to have a jungle-gym of pipes and valves and I had no idea how to decifer what was going...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/22/17, 4:26 PM
Replies: 3,071
Views: 63,183
Pool pumps should be bonded to a means of...

Pool pumps should be bonded to a means of grounding. The pump in the picture below does not have a GEC (grounding electrode conductor) connected to the bonding lug on the pump. An electrician should...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/21/15, 5:44 PM
Replies: 17,067
Views: 339,369
Re: How to Inspect HVAC Systems

I read the article on central humidifiers. I was not aware of the number of possible health hazards that might be caused by a humidifier that has not been properly or regularly cleaned. After...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/21/15, 5:17 PM
Replies: 17,067
Views: 339,369
Re: How to Inspect HVAC Systems

For my HVAC home inspection for this course I inspected a house in Woodstock, Georgia with three systems (one for each floor of the house). I noted the following defects:

- flex gas connectors...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/21/15, 5:09 PM
Replies: 17,067
Views: 339,369
Re: How to Inspect HVAC Systems

Never a good sign when your doing a home inspection and you come upon condensate flowing into the attic around the furnace... Recommend immediate evaluation/repair by a licensed HVAC technician.
Forum: Student Discussions 7/16/15, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19,711
Views: 358,918
Re: How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections

The only defect I noted during my visual electrical inspection for this course was the absence of a bonding jumper on the pressure reducing valve. I believe a bonding jumper is necessary at the PRV...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/16/15, 10:54 AM
Replies: 19,711
Views: 358,918
Re: How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections

Things may get a little toasty when the homeowner attempts to install a sub panel for the hot tub...

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Forum: Student Discussions 7/15/15, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12,866
Views: 307,402
Re: “How to Perform Roof Inspections” Course

For the requirements of the Mastering Roof Inspections course I read the articles on hail damage and attic inspections. I found the distinction between "functional damage" and "cosmetic damage" to...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/13/15, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12,866
Views: 307,402
Re: “How to Perform Roof Inspections” Course

The roof I inspected had 2 layers of shingles on it. One of the (many) problems we get down here in the south with installing a layer of shingles over another one is that the heat will bake the top...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/13/15, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12,866
Views: 307,402
Re: “How to Perform Roof Inspections” Course

I guess they took quitting time very seriously... the roofers left toe boards on the backside of the roof. The owner of the house had no idea. Just one more reason to get up on a roof if you can do...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/16/15, 3:34 PM
Replies: 16,695
Views: 234,041
RE: Fire Extinguisher Maintenance

I had never really thought about fire extinguishers expiring prior to taking this course. It was helpful to learn about how the seal on the neck of an extinguisher can weaken and allow compressed...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/16/15, 3:27 PM
Replies: 16,695
Views: 234,041
Re: Student discussions of "How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, & Chimneys" course

Down here in Atlanta we don't have a lot of masonry fireplaces and chimneys. We mainly see factory built fireplaces. The other day I inspected factory-built fireplace that appeared to have been...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/16/15, 3:20 PM
Replies: 16,695
Views: 234,041
Re: Student discussions of "How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, & Chimneys" course

Homeowner was probably wondering why it was so difficult to make a fire whenever it was raining...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/19/15, 11:47 AM
Replies: 23,826
Views: 431,090
Re: "25 Standards Every Inspector Should Know" course

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Someone forgot something...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/6/14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 36,250
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