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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 3/20/19, 8:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Re: Insurance

I went years with no E&O insurance. Not required here. If you've got money, consider yourself self-insured if you know what you're doing as a home inspector. In 14 years, I've never had a claim.
Forum: AskNACHI.org Inspection Questions Forum 3/20/19, 8:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 71
Re: Average Cost to Maintain a Log Home

Don't forget to buy a gun and ammo to kill or scare the woodpeckers.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 3/20/19, 8:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Re: Death Trap

I thought that was a bathtub!!! If it's a sink, which it appears to be on closer examination, I retract everything I said previously.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 3/18/19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Re: Death Trap

That doesn't matter. Flipping a certain breaker or switch could make it active.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 3/18/19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 214
Re: Death Trap

I bet I could find one if I looked hard. That receptacle obviously isn't approved for wet locations. I would write it up real hard. I agree with the OP that it's a life safety issue.
Forum: Classified Ads 3/17/19, 9:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 337
Re: Krawler for sale

What's the matter? Did someone laugh at you for using it?
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/26/19, 9:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Re: Icynene spray foam insulation on CEILINGS

Thanks guys. Confirms my research.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/25/19, 9:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Question Icynene spray foam insulation on CEILINGS

Any of you ever see spray foam insulation in the attic applied to the ceilings? It covers all the junction boxes, can lights, exhaust fans, speakers, etc. Is there anything specifically that says it...
Forum: Interior Inspections 2/24/19, 9:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Re: High Humidity in House

You don't sound like a newbie. Sound a bit like an arrogant know it all to me.
Forum: Interior Inspections 2/23/19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 358
Re: High Humidity in House

Since when are we required to check humidity levels?

P.S. It's 64% inside my house right now (raining outside) and I'm nice and dry and comfy.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/23/19, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Re: Aluminum wiring!

How many homes that have burned to the ground have you inspected?
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/23/19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 640
Re: Geodesic Home Inspection

I'd pass on it like I'd pass on a straw bale house.
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 2/21/19, 9:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Re: Supplemental health, dental, vision, critical illness insurance through InterNACH

Whole life insurance is the WORST financial product out there. It's the payday lender for the middle class. "100% of the time it sucks!"

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Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/20/19, 7:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 713
Re: Grounding Rods

It is something I NEVER see. Good reference article. Thanks.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/20/19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,056
Re: After many years... it's time to buy physical gold again folks.

GLD YTD change: +4.82%

S&P 500 YTD change: +11.08%

NASDAQ YTD change: +13.17%

Dow Jones YTD change: +11.13%

Put another way, investing in yellow rocks is not smart!
Forum: Interior Inspections 2/20/19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Re: What is this?

I don't call it out unless the seal has totally failed and the glass is fogged or there is bulging that is also an aesthetic issue (black seals that expand into the glazing area which indicates...
Forum: Interior Inspections 2/18/19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 310
Re: What is this?

What should he say? Seal MAY fail therefore the glass should be replaced? What if the window is 10 years old and hasn't failed yet?
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/14/19, 8:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Re: Drones and home inspections

Drones are only good for border security. Very effective there. Adios Muchacho.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/11/19, 8:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 167
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/11/19, 8:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 151
Re: Referring to code

Use a euphemism such as, "xxx contrary to commonly accepted construction standards"
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/9/19, 7:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 179
Re: A question for the sparkys.

Needs further evaluation. Weird.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/9/19, 6:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 201
Forum: Electrical Inspections 2/4/19, 9:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Re: What would you say..?

Typical fused panel. Double-lugged. Obsolete. Needs replacement.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/27/19, 9:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,056
Re: After many years... it's time to buy physical gold again folks.

Gold is up 1.36% YTD and 1.5% over the past month.

My investments are up 15.51% YTD and 17.92% for 1 month.

Gold is always a laggard and has no intrinsic value. It is a rock. Period.
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 1/26/19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Re: Water Heater Overflow Pipe material ?

Rated PVC and any other material approved for use as distribution piping is acceptable for a TPR pipe. This plastic pipe however is too close to the draft hood/flue.
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