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Forum: Student Discussions 9/6/18, 4:40 PM
Replies: 2,942
Views: 34,457
Posted By Robert Dunn
Research & Writing Assignment: ...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Internatchi's Exams use two techniques to validate the exams score. First is the high score you must achieve to get a passing grade. The passing grade is 80% but...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/6/18, 4:24 PM
Replies: 2,942
Views: 34,457
Posted By Robert Dunn
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Hotspot at...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Hotspot at bathroom fan. The bathroom fan showed signs of heat. Further investigation in the attic space above showed that the fan had no insulation covering it...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/31/18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4,037
Views: 71,905
Posted By Robert Dunn
Research & Writing Assignment: The do's and...

Research & Writing Assignment:

The do's and don'ts of a report that include thermal imaging.
Do point out the limits of thermal imaging and that issues no present today my crop up in the...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/31/18, 10:14 AM
Replies: 4,037
Views: 71,905
Posted By Robert Dunn
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Missing...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Missing and or improperly installed insulation: The insulation on the vertical surface of the attic space is missing or has been improperly installed. The...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/3/18, 12:11 PM
Replies: 4,695
Views: 81,871
Posted By Robert Dunn
Undermining of foundation wall: evidence of water...

Undermining of foundation wall: evidence of water seepage under the foundation wall. The soil has been eroded away leaving a gap under the foundation wall this can cause failure of the foundation...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/2/18, 1:25 PM
Replies: 4,695
Views: 81,871
Posted By Robert Dunn
Adjustable steel columns, sometimes called screw...

Adjustable steel columns, sometimes called screw jacks, beam jacks and lally jacks. Must be 4 inches or more across, must be factory painted to inhibit rust, must be secured to the floor and to the...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/20/18, 3:35 PM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 44,761
Posted By Robert Dunn
Hail damage to asphalt shingles can often be...

Hail damage to asphalt shingles can often be severe and not just cosmetic. Large hail will dent the upper layer of asphalt and break away some of the granules, the inner layer of or mat can be torn...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/20/18, 3:28 PM
Replies: 1,761
Views: 44,761
Posted By Robert Dunn
Chimney: The chimney is missing counter flashing...

Chimney: The chimney is missing counter flashing were it meets the roof, the step flashing has failed and the homeowner has been using sealant to prevent leaks. The chimney is also in need of...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/17/18, 5:44 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 59,493
Posted By Robert Dunn
What is a hot water recirculation system? It is a...

What is a hot water recirculation system? It is a hot water delivery system designed to save water normally wasted waiting for the water to get hot. The system keeps hot water circulating in a loop...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/17/18, 5:31 PM
Replies: 2,305
Views: 59,493
Posted By Robert Dunn
Oil fired water boiler: The water boiler is an...

Oil fired water boiler: The water boiler is an older model and has a great deal of corrosion and rust on the cover. A TPR valve has been added or replaced recently. I recommend having the boiler...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/17/18, 4:03 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 3,898
Posted By Robert Dunn
Roofing underlayment: there are 3 types of...

Roofing underlayment: there are 3 types of underlayment, asphalt saturated felt, rubberized asphalt and bitumen synthetic. The most common is and the one we will examine now is asphalt saturated...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/17/18, 3:52 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 3,898
Posted By Robert Dunn
Roof: Asphalt shingles need to be replaced. The...

Roof: Asphalt shingles need to be replaced. The asphalt singles are at the end of their useful life and as such should be replaced by a roofing professional. Cracking, curling and a near complete...
Forum: Canadian Home Inspectors 4/16/18, 3:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Robert Dunn
Re: Toronto, home prices down 4.1%.

I'm not sure Toronto has a bubble to pop. Lots of people around the world with lots of money looking for a safe place to park their money, a safe place for their kids to grow up. Toronto has a strong...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 4/16/18, 3:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By Robert Dunn
Re: Fun with thermal

I can't wait to get my thermal camera, besides being a great tool. It looks like a lot of fun, a bit like xray vision!
Forum: Student Discussions 4/5/18, 7:35 AM
Replies: 4,312
Views: 74,725
Posted By Robert Dunn
Website visitors are an important asset and its...

Website visitors are an important asset and its critical that you give them value when on your site. Offering them something for free is a great way to capture email leads. InterNACHI offers its...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/5/18, 7:23 AM
Replies: 4,312
Views: 74,725
Posted By Robert Dunn
Roof: Moss growth on the north side of the roof...

Roof: Moss growth on the north side of the roof ridge. Moss can often be found growing on the least sunny side of a roof. A little moss is not a big deal but my be a sign that the roofing material is...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/4/18, 8:26 AM
Replies: 5,841
Views: 116,371
Posted By Robert Dunn
Inspection of Main Panel: The main panel must be...

Inspection of Main Panel: The main panel must be inspected for, proper sized conductors going into and and out of the panel. Bushing on service entrance openings.Lugs should be checked for double...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/4/18, 8:10 AM
Replies: 5,841
Views: 116,371
Posted By Robert Dunn
Grounding Electrodes: Grounding electrodes are a...

Grounding Electrodes: Grounding electrodes are a way for the panel to be grounded to the ground. several ways are used, including grounding rods buried in the ground at least 8 feet deep, connections...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/22/18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18,066
Views: 291,482
Posted By Robert Dunn
Getting Real estate agents to hand out your...

Getting Real estate agents to hand out your cards. This is the dream for a beginner home inspector. One strategy is to provide the agents with information cards that they can use to educate their...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/22/18, 10:33 AM
Replies: 18,066
Views: 291,482
Posted By Robert Dunn
Notch Cut Into Joist: This joist has a notch cut...

Notch Cut Into Joist: This joist has a notch cut into it. Joists should not have holes or notches within 2 inches of the top or bottom or along the middle 3rd of the length of the joist, and then no...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/21/18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 19,352
Views: 297,561
Posted By Robert Dunn
Wells: Wells are common water source, out side of...

Wells: Wells are common water source, out side of towns and cities. It is important that a well have its water tested once a year for bacteria and chemicals at least once per year. The well should be...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/21/18, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19,352
Views: 297,561
Posted By Robert Dunn
Cleanout: Cleanouts are opening in the waste...

Cleanout: Cleanouts are opening in the waste drain that allow for access for clearing clogs. They are often found at 90 turns in the pipe as this is where clogs tend to happen. The square nut is to...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/20/18, 8:19 AM
Replies: 9,909
Views: 40,528
Posted By Robert Dunn
Recording your phone calls with clients can give...

Recording your phone calls with clients can give great insight into how clients perceive you. Listen for things like your tone of voice, are you friendly? Do you seem to be listening? Do you respond...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/20/18, 8:01 AM
Replies: 9,909
Views: 40,528
Posted By Robert Dunn
Gutter: Debris has clogged the gutter and...

Gutter: Debris has clogged the gutter and downspout. With nowhere for the rainwater to go,it will over flow the gutter and spill down the front of the outside wall siding. As part of regular...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/17/18, 8:24 AM
Replies: 19,603
Views: 356,818
Posted By Robert Dunn
AFCI Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters detect an arc...

AFCI Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters detect an arc and then interrupt or stop the flow of current. The testers are much more expensive than GFCI testers and the results they give are not as cut and...
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