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Forum: Student Discussions 12/12/18, 5:29 PM
Replies: 3,894
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Inspection & Writing Assignment: During the...

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During the inspection, I observed a thermal anomaly on the bedroom hvac register. The thermal image is showing a leak of cold air around the ceiling near the...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/12/18, 5:22 PM
Replies: 3,894
Views: 69,029
Research & Writing Assignment: A thermal...

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A thermal imaging camera is used to find moisture intrusion and other thermal anomalies. To do a proper evaluation of the home during a thermal inspection a proper...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/24/18, 8:19 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 5,490
Research & Writing Assignment: The...

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The irrigation system is a controlled application of water commonly used to maintain lawns and gardens. The inspection of the irrigation system is very important...
Forum: Student Discussions 11/24/18, 8:15 AM
Replies: 747
Views: 5,490
Inspection & Writing Assignment: A broken...

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A broken head to the sprinkler system was observed in zone 2 of the irrigation system. This issue should be repaired to prevent any waste of water and also to...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/1/18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 8,878
Research & Writing Assignment: Pool drain...

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Pool drain covers are very important to look at during the inspection of a pool. With the wrong cover installed, it can lead to a dangerous situation. Approved...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/1/18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 471
Views: 8,878
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The...

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The inspection of a swimming pool includes checking all of the components one of the most important being the surface of the pool. During the inspection of the...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/22/18, 9:24 PM
Replies: 18,371
Views: 333,868
Research & Writing Assignment: ...

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Understanding how to use a ladder safely is critical in the well being of the inspector. Ensuring a proper inspection of the field for any over head wires or...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/22/18, 9:22 PM
Replies: 18,371
Views: 333,868
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Electrical...

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Electrical panels can be one of the most dangerous components in the homes system. When removing the deadfront it is recommended to test the panel with a voltage...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/21/18, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7,395
Views: 61,450
Research & Writing Assignment: Proper...

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Proper inspection of a deck is very crucial to understand whether the deck is safe and adequate for the type of load that may be expected. Proper attachment and...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/21/18, 12:18 AM
Replies: 7,395
Views: 61,450
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The...

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The fasteners used to connect the iron balcony to the structure do not seem to be adequate to hold the balcony safely. It appears the fasteners are tied on to the...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/21/18, 12:07 AM
Replies: 23,127
Views: 416,034
Research & Writing Assignment: The...

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The inspection of the electrical service panel is a very critical one. You have to know and understand the different types of electrical components to properly...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/21/18, 12:04 AM
Replies: 23,127
Views: 416,034
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The window...

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The window in the master bedroom would not stay up in position when tested during the inspection. This is a safety issue due to the how fast the window falls and...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/20/18, 11:19 PM
Replies: 18,754
Views: 288,389
Research & Writing Assignment: The water...

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The water heater is one of the most important components in the home. Proper inspection is critical to try and determine the functionality of the water heater....
Forum: Student Discussions 6/20/18, 11:17 PM
Replies: 18,754
Views: 288,389
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The water...

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The water shutoff used for the water heater had significant signs of galvanic corrosion. This is an issue that commonly happens when there are two dissimilar...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/12/18, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14,676
Views: 241,340
Research & Writing Assignment: Moisture is...

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Moisture is one of the most common culprits that damage the structure of the home. The decay of exterior cladding, sheathing, roofing material, and penetration into...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/12/18, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14,676
Views: 241,340
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The gutter...

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The gutter drainage system was full of branches and other debris. This will cause the downspouts to get clogged preventing water during rain from properly flowing...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/9/18, 8:53 AM
Replies: 16,375
Views: 327,937
Research & Writing Assignment: The air...

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The air conditioning system is one of the most vital components on a home. The condensing coil in the condenser and the evaporator coil in the air handler work...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/9/18, 8:48 AM
Replies: 16,375
Views: 327,937
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The...

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The inspector observed that there were no electrical disconnect means within sight of the 4 air conditioning condenser units. This is a deficiency due to the...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/8/18, 2:30 PM
Replies: 16,552
Views: 328,839
Research & Writing Assignment: Attic...

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Attic condensation can turn into a major issue if not directed the proper way. Several venting systems are in place to direct the hot air out and prevent any...
Forum: Student Discussions 6/8/18, 2:26 PM
Replies: 16,552
Views: 328,839
Inspection & Writing Assignment: In the...

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In the attic towards the front of the house, it was observed that a portion of the siding was missing the vapor barrier. The vapor barrier is installed to prevent...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/25/18, 8:54 AM
Replies: 8,956
Views: 34,950
Kickout flashings are one of the most important...

Kickout flashings are one of the most important and often forgotten components on a roof. These flashings are designed to divert water away from the wall when the roof ends right on a exterior wall....
Forum: Student Discussions 5/25/18, 8:51 AM
Replies: 8,956
Views: 34,950
It was observed that the asphalt shingles had...

It was observed that the asphalt shingles had under driven nails in certain areas causing the shingles to not be sealed, this may cause the shingles to be easily blown away during a strong wind. One...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/22/18, 1:39 PM
Replies: 17,360
Views: 282,562
Monolithic slabs have thickened edges that...

Monolithic slabs have thickened edges that provide a footing for structural loads from exterior load-bearing walls. They use rebar or post tension cables as reinforcement along with the concrete....
Forum: Student Discussions 5/22/18, 1:31 PM
Replies: 17,360
Views: 282,562
The north side facing brick veneer wall showed...

The north side facing brick veneer wall showed cracks on all 4 corners of the window. These cracks maybe due to an unknown amount of reasons, we recommend a structural engineer come out and evaluate...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/17/18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16,160
Views: 223,603
If a fireplace opening is 6 sq ft or more it...

If a fireplace opening is 6 sq ft or more it needs to have a minimum hearth extension of 12 inches to the sides and 20 inches in front. Less than 6 sq ft needs a minimum of 8 inch to the sides and 16...
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