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Forum: Student Discussions 4/26/18, 1:33 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 4,929
Posted By Mark Cavelli
I chose to write about mold testing. I recently...

I chose to write about mold testing. I recently inspected an attic that had bathroom vents terminating in the attic. There was mold in the underside of the roof sheathing. I took indoor air samples...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/26/18, 1:31 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 4,929
Posted By Mark Cavelli
I chose the article about bug zappers. I did not...

I chose the article about bug zappers. I did not realize that mosquitoes are attracted to co2 and not attracted to ultra violet light, Also, bug zappers blast insect parts including viruses in a...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/26/18, 5:20 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 19,839
Posted By Mark Cavelli
This water heater was recently installed. It was...

This water heater was recently installed. It was a 50 gallon, gas fired heater. It appeared to be working properly, but I noted the the tank was not perfectly level. The tpr valve and pipe were...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/26/18, 5:16 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 19,839
Posted By Mark Cavelli
I read the article named ghosting. The article...

I read the article named ghosting. The article describes the discoloration that occurs on interior surfaces that could be the result of candle use, fireplace, pets, baseboard heaters, etc. This can...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/13/18, 6:03 AM
Replies: 2,252
Views: 39,272
Posted By Mark Cavelli
I read the article on collar ties vs rafter ties....

I read the article on collar ties vs rafter ties. First, I learned that the appropriate term is collar beam. Collar beams are located at the upper one third portion of the rafters and must be made...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/13/18, 5:52 AM
Replies: 2,252
Views: 39,272
Posted By Mark Cavelli
This a compressor unit for a air handler located...

This a compressor unit for a air handler located in the garage of a multi unit building. I was attempting to determine if the unit was a heat pump. The compressor did not operate, but the air handler...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/5/18, 1:11 PM
Replies: 2,828
Views: 32,760
Posted By Mark Cavelli
I chose the article on bidets. These seem like a...

I chose the article on bidets. These seem like a nice alternative to having to take a shower after a 50 wiper. I also learned that infants should not be bathed in a bidet. I hope most people would...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/5/18, 1:08 PM
Replies: 2,828
Views: 32,760
Posted By Mark Cavelli
I used a photo from an inspection where I was...

I used a photo from an inspection where I was assessing wall mounted infrared electric heaters in a home. This heater did not appear to be working. There were several thermostats located throughout...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/5/18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 869
Views: 8,746
Posted By Mark Cavelli
I chose the article on daylight savings time. To...

I chose the article on daylight savings time. To me it has always been annoying and I think its great that AZ and HI do not take part in it. I think that it could save energy in the long run. God...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/5/18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 869
Views: 8,746
Posted By Mark Cavelli
I inspected a property that had a private well...

I inspected a property that had a private well and septic system. This pressure tank had a 40-60 pressure switch. The pressure switch responded at the designated set pressures during testing. The...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/5/18, 7:44 AM
Replies: 3,894
Views: 69,024
Posted By Mark Cavelli
I chose the article about burglar resistant...

I chose the article about burglar resistant homes. I am a fan of exterior lighting. It discusses the recommendation to install exterior lighting at all four sides of the home. Motion lights are great...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/5/18, 7:41 AM
Replies: 3,894
Views: 69,024
Posted By Mark Cavelli
I was inspecting a home that had infrared...

I was inspecting a home that had infrared electric, wall mounted heaters through out. I used my thermal camera to visualize and confirm that all heaters were functioning and responding to the call...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/29/18, 6:49 AM
Replies: 18,754
Views: 288,365
Posted By Mark Cavelli
For my article I chose carpeting in bathrooms. I...

For my article I chose carpeting in bathrooms. I recently inspected a property that had carpet in the bathroom. I informed the clients that carpet can trap moisture and urine and i recommended...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/29/18, 6:46 AM
Replies: 18,754
Views: 288,365
Posted By Mark Cavelli
In this photo, I was doing an inspection at a...

In this photo, I was doing an inspection at a property where the diverted valve was not working properly on the bath tub faucet. The tub was also slow to drain. I recommended a qualified contractor...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/18, 9:28 PM
Replies: 14,676
Views: 241,323
Posted By Mark Cavelli
I chose the article on bug zappers. I found it...

I chose the article on bug zappers. I found it very interesting that studies show bug zappers dont attract biting insects. I also learned that a bug zapper should not be placed near food because...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/18, 9:25 PM
Replies: 14,676
Views: 241,323
Posted By Mark Cavelli
In this photo, I was on an inspection and saw a...

In this photo, I was on an inspection and saw a damaged parge coat on one side of the structure, at the foundation. I informed my clients that the loose parge coat should be removed and repaired....
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/18, 6:46 PM
Replies: 14,658
Views: 247,317
Posted By Mark Cavelli
I chose an article on bat infestation. I have...

I chose an article on bat infestation. I have seen a bat or two in attics I inspected and recommended they contact pest control due to the issues associated with bats. If you see a bat during the day...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/18, 6:44 PM
Replies: 14,658
Views: 247,317
Posted By Mark Cavelli
This was a small deck I was inspecting. i noticed...

This was a small deck I was inspecting. i noticed damaged OSB under the house adjacent to the deck. I noticed there was no flashing to prevent water from damaging the OSB. i recommended they contact...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/18, 1:28 PM
Replies: 17,359
Views: 282,542
Posted By Mark Cavelli
I choose am article on Bloom boxes. It seems like...

I choose am article on Bloom boxes. It seems like an interesting concept. I am going to google this to read more. The cost may be a deterrent for most people that are not at all concerned with power...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/18, 1:26 PM
Replies: 17,359
Views: 282,542
Posted By Mark Cavelli
I recently inspected a home that had this crack...

I recently inspected a home that had this crack in the Crawlspace slab. There were 2 vertical cracks in the CMU walls measuring approx 1/4 wide. The basement CMU wall had a horizontal crack. I also...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/18, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18,371
Views: 333,842
Posted By Mark Cavelli
The article I chose was on bag house inspections....

The article I chose was on bag house inspections. I chose this article because I had no idea what a bag House was. After reading the article, I am pretty sure I will never inspect a baghouse. The...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18,371
Views: 333,842
Posted By Mark Cavelli
Here is a picture of me inspecting a Crawlspace....

Here is a picture of me inspecting a Crawlspace. I use a headlamp and a handheld flashlight, so when Im crawling i can see using the headlamp, and when looking at something ahead, I can use both. I...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12,866
Views: 300,772
Posted By Mark Cavelli
Since I am starving right now, I chose barbecue...

Since I am starving right now, I chose barbecue safety as my article. Safety measures that should be considered are keeping a fire extinguisher nearby. Remembering to wait til the grill has cooled...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/28/18, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12,866
Views: 300,772
Posted By Mark Cavelli
In this photo, I was inspecting a roof from the...

In this photo, I was inspecting a roof from the surface. I noticed a downspout that was not secured to the siding. I recommended that the downspot be resecurred by a qualified contractor. I also...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/11/17, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,570
Views: 55,697
Posted By Mark Cavelli
Re: "How to Perform Mold Inspections"

I chose and essay on adjustable steel columns. They provide structural support and are commonly used in basements. They should be mechanically connected to the top and bottom. They are generally 3"...
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