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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/18/19, 2:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 86
Re: Water Pressure

You need to learn the difference between PRESSURE and FLOW.

Pressure is determined most often by how high the storage tank (i.e. the water tower serving the neighborhood) is in relation to the...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/16/19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Re: Drones and home inspections

I am of the opinion that the best way, indeed the only proper way, to inspect a roof is by walking it. That said, there are some roofs that cannot or should not be walked, in which case a drone would...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/16/19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Re: Watch your head!

People do odd things when they feel like they have been screwed. When I was a Realtor I was showing a house that had dozens of golf-ball-sized holes at the far end of the living room. Closer...
Forum: Structural Inspections 2/14/19, 5:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Re: Floor Joists Just sitting there.

Very much so, thanks! So the load at the end of a floor joist can bear on seven 16d nails (assuming 3 in the ledger and two(?) toenailed on each side of the joist). As long as there is not a joint in...
Forum: Structural Inspections 2/13/19, 6:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 194
Re: Floor Joists Just sitting there.

I will admit to some confusion here. Yes, I can see that notching a floor joist reduces its effective depth to whatever remains above the notch. My problem is with the notion that the joist and its...
Forum: Structural Inspections 2/13/19, 6:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Re: can more home inspectors please use the correct WORD lol

You struck a nerve, John. There's a Realtor with whom I do a good deal of business who makes the same error. I correct him every time. He continues to do it, I think, just to annoy me!

Along the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/9/19, 3:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Re: Floor Joist Sister

Can't say I have. If it's the kind of C-clamp I am thinking about - like you use in a workshop - then no, I can't see that providing the kind of solid, slip-proof attachment one would desire.

When...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/8/19, 4:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 117
Re: Floor Joist Sister

In my experience, sistering a joist to repair a damaged one calls for copious amounts of 16-penny nails driven into healthy wood to effect a proper repair.

You were right to refer to a structural...
Forum: Structural Inspections 2/6/19, 9:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Re: home inspector sued for $13,000 leaky basement "advice"

I agree that telling the buyers to monitor the cracks was not the best way to address it. "Consult with qualified specialist as to how to best address this situation" would have been better IMO.

I...
Forum: Exterior Inspections 2/6/19, 9:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Re: Gutters

Your post shows you are engaging your brain and using your own observations and experience to temper your conclusions. This will serve you well in the long run. It's a good idea to seek the opinions...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/5/19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Re: A home inspector walks up to the cash bar at an ASHI event.

I am not offended, just disappointed.

If it were just this joke, you would have a point. My point is that Nick spends a great deal of time pursuing ASHI in court and disparaging them on this...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/5/19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 62
Re: Any luck with YouTube

Matthew,

Please delete the redundant post on this subject so that there is only one thread on the topic.

You need to be more specific with your question. "Any luck" is too broad in its possible...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 2/3/19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Re: A home inspector walks up to the cash bar at an ASHI event.

Nick,

Nothing turns me off faster than when someone tries to build themselves up by knocking someone else down. If you spent half the energy energy promoting InterNACHI to the real estate market...
Forum: Exterior Inspections 1/27/19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Re: Construction Type or Defect

With all due respect and recognition of your CMI status, I disagree.

From the two photos provided, I see only one structural member that appears to be compromised. The major support beam and the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/23/19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 72
Re: Hottest Water Ever

Sheesh! That's definitely a scald hazard!

It probably was even hotter than that. When I take IR photos of water coming from a kitchen faucet, the hottest point is about 2 or 3 inches below the...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/22/19, 8:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Re: Tell Me What You See!

I think this raises a question we as inspectors need to consider: Is it unprofessional to be reporting on conditions we find if we cannot offer some convincing explanation that might indicate an...
Forum: Interior Inspections 1/21/19, 5:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Re: Drywall bulge

Please refer to remarks at your other post on this subject.
Forum: AskNACHI.org Inspection Questions Forum 1/21/19, 5:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Re: Drywall bulge

That's a pretty good bit of settling there. I would say the wall above the pillar was moving down or the pillar was moving up. If I were there, I would be looking at where the wall meets the ceiling...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/21/19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Re: Tell Me What You See!

I guess you missed my comment in my first response: "The isolated cool patch outside the shower makes me wonder if there had been a bathmat laying on that area before the photo was taken."

Chuck...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/21/19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Re: Tell Me What You See!

Yes, I understood that, thanks. I rated Air Leakage and Bad Insulation as least likely in that area, but would not conclude that that signature indicated a leak from overhead in the absence of...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/19/19, 8:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Re: Tell Me What You See!

Dan,

Perhaps I should have read between the lines better and instead of telling you what I see (which is what the title of your post asked for), told you what I think might be going on.

I know...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/19/19, 5:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Re: Tell Me What You See!

In all of the photos I see areas that are cooler than their surroundings. It's hard to say just how much cooler for lack of spot readings at the cool spots and the warmer areas nearby.

The...
Forum: AskNACHI.org Inspection Questions Forum 1/18/19, 7:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Re: Not a home inspection

Marc,

I share your sentiments and was going to take them to task for that, but in point of fact, they are correct. Unless InterNACHI actually refuses membership to inspectors for failure to uphold...
Forum: Structural Inspections 1/18/19, 7:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 354
Re: Looking for affirmation of what I think I called out correctly

Randy,

When I worked as a Realtor, the first time I read through a home builders contract I was stunned. I was used to the TREC contracts that sought to provide protection both parties in a...
Forum: AskNACHI.org Inspection Questions Forum 1/18/19, 4:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Re: Not a home inspection

I am very sorry you are dealing with issues with your home.

Membership in a professional organization does not guarantee competency or professionalism, nor does state licensing for that matter....
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