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Forum: Exterior Inspections 3/11/19, 1:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 259
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: No drip cap flashing on roof

Usually required by the shingle manufacturer's installation instructions. That being said, lack of drip edge would not make me walk away from a house.
Forum: Student Discussions 2/15/19, 1:35 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 9,198
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Research & Writing Assignment: The bladder...

Research & Writing Assignment:

The bladder type pressure storage tank is used with a well in order to provide constant pressure even when the well pump is not running.
This arrangement also...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/15/19, 1:31 PM
Replies: 895
Views: 9,198
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Inspection & Writing Assignment: A well...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

A well pressure storage tank is necessary to store water and provide pressure in between pump runs. This helps keep a constant water pressure available when the...
Forum: Exterior Inspections 12/21/18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,197
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Step Cracks in wall Florida

Difficult to say without photos. All cracks are a sign of movement of some type.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 11/5/18, 1:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Outdoor oil tank

From the Inter-Nachi Residential SOP Section 3.4 (IV) (B)
the inspector is not required to: inspect fuel tanks or underground or concealed fuel supply systems.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 10/29/18, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 641
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: White powder on Vent Piping

It is an indication of a flue gas leak which can be caused by a number of factors (improperly sized flue, open joints, improper termination, etc.) Defer to a licensed HVAC contractor.
Forum: Structural Inspections 10/26/18, 8:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Hanging mold in crawlspace

Refer to it as a suspicious, fungus-like infestation and defer to a qualified mold inspector.
Forum: Interior Inspections 10/26/18, 8:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Garage Ceiling

Some do and some do not. You did the right thing in calling them out.
Forum: Interior Inspections 9/25/18, 9:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 612
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Door casings pulling away... Why?

Pics would be helpful and filling out your location in your profile would help as well.
Forum: Interior Inspections 9/17/18, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Barometric damper on wood stove

Can be beneficial (longer burn times, increased heat in the home) if installed properly. Consult the stove manufacturer's installation instructions for proper venting.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 9/16/18, 6:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Thin ridge board

Looks fine from here.
Forum: Student Discussions 9/12/18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 3,904
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Research & Writing Assignment: From the...

Research & Writing Assignment:

From the Inter-Nachi article Inspecting roof panel sheathing I learned that it is important to check for the APA stamp on roof panels. This is important to ensure...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/12/18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 3,904
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Proper...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Proper roof ventilation is essential to ensure the maximum service life of the installed roofing system. Lack of adequate venting can lead to premature...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 9/6/18, 9:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: 30-lb Felt Underlayment UV Exposure?

If the felt has buckled or greatly faded I would not shingle over it.
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 7/1/18, 1:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Exposed Copper Pipping @ Foundation Slab

If the protective sleeves are exposed to UV rays (sunlight) they will deteriorate and allow the copper to contact the concrete. I would recommend patching to protect from the elements.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 6/21/18, 10:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Radiant heating in ceiling

Pretty common in my area. Watch out for snakes in the attic during fall and winter months.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 6/3/18, 1:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Cut Valleys

The cut goes on the side spelled out in the manufacturer's installation instructions.
Forum: Interior Inspections 5/27/18, 6:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Blackened Insulation

Perhaps it is a sign of a closet meth smoker.
Forum: Exterior Inspections 5/20/18, 8:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,776
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Deck joist hangers

The hanger should be stamped for the size of member it can handle. I would also be concerned about the lack of a visible flashing where the deck ledger board penetrates the siding.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 5/14/18, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: modiified bitumen?

Looks like missing flashing and exposed roof sheathing in pic 4 of 4. That might be the source of the leak/stain.
Forum: Interior Inspections 4/24/18, 11:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Do you operate old, operable skylights?

Yes, if they appear to be in good condition and can be operated from ground level.
Forum: Interior Inspections 4/24/18, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 688
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Contraption installed in the floor

Gas valve for a log lighter.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 4/6/18, 11:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,562
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: What are these dark spots on shingles

An indication of two things: 1) Nail gun set too deep. 2) Not enough fasteners in each shingle.
Forum: Roofing Inspections 4/6/18, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Missing kick out flashing damage

Great pics Rob, missing kick-out flashing is very common in my area.
Forum: Exterior Inspections 4/6/18, 11:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,449
Posted By Russell G. Cloyd
Re: Ledger Attachment?

Limited view in pics but looks to be a freestanding deck (not supported on house) with diagonal bracing provided by the decking.
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