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Forum: Student Discussions 10/6/18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 18,406
Views: 334,208
Posted By Tom Davis
Research & Writing Assignment: My essay is...

Research & Writing Assignment:

My essay is on anti scald valves also called mixing valves. In many jurisdictions anti-scald valves are required. But if they aren't required it is still a good...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/4/18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18,406
Views: 334,208
Posted By Tom Davis
Inspection & Writing Assignment: My picture...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

My picture is of a photoelectric eye. Photoelectric eyes are a safety feature required on automatic garage door openers. The photoelectric eye is designed to...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/27/18, 4:52 PM
Replies: 11,860
Views: 246,504
Posted By Tom Davis
Deck posts are attached to footer and not in...

Deck posts are attached to footer and not in contact with earth or concrete. Hurricane straps are installed to hold deck down to beam. Ideally there should be twelve inches between the beam and...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/27/18, 4:18 PM
Replies: 11,860
Views: 246,504
Posted By Tom Davis
Read article Asbestos cement siding inspections: ...

Read article Asbestos cement siding inspections:
Asbestos siding consists of portland cement reinforced with asbestos fibers.
Asbestos exterior products came into use after 1907. By the 1920's it...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/6/18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 49,389
Posted By Tom Davis
Article wood decay: Wood decay is the result of...

Article wood decay:
Wood decay is the result of fungi growth attracted to wet locations. Wood destroying insects do not cause wood decay however these insects are attracted to the wood that is...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/6/18, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 49,389
Posted By Tom Davis
Apparent mold growth observed on basement floor...

Apparent mold growth observed on basement floor near front wall. Humidity level was 68%, air temperature was 69 degrees and water intrusion was observed on the basement wall. These conditions are...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/31/17, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 55,796
Posted By Tom Davis
Article: Carpet Mold Wet or damp carpeting can...

Article: Carpet Mold
Wet or damp carpeting can become a breeding ground for mold if conditions are right.
Most mold growth is not visible on the surface of carpeting but maybe growing underneath....
Forum: Student Discussions 12/30/17, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3,575
Views: 55,796
Posted By Tom Davis
A properly sized exhaust fan in a bathroom is...

A properly sized exhaust fan in a bathroom is necessary to help control moisture and mold growth. Proper maintenance of a fan such as cleaning dust and lint from the fan and grill will help extend...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/2/17, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3,862
Views: 75,972
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course

Read inspecting invented combustion appliances.Many homeowners and builders install vent-less heaters for appearances,convenience and cost.A better choice would be an appliance with it's own make-up...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/2/17, 12:16 AM
Replies: 3,862
Views: 75,972
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: Advanced Radon Measurement Service Provider Course

Photo of expansion joint where basement floor meets foundation and cuts in concrete floor to control cracking having been sealed with urethane caulk.This would help stop radon entry from entering a...
Forum: Inspection Education & Training 2/14/17, 11:18 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 34,788
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: InterNACHI releases new, free, online, Radon Measurement Service Provider course.

Read article on fire stops:Fire stops are designed to slow or diminish fire from spreading to other parts of a structure.Most common would be from a garage to the living area of a structure.One item...
Forum: Inspection Education & Training 2/14/17, 3:45 PM
Replies: 790
Views: 34,788
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: InterNACHI releases new, free, online, Radon Measurement Service Provider course.

Pictured is a radon exhaust fan located in a attic.The piping is insulated to prevent condensation from building up on the pipes when they pass through a unconditioned area in cold climates.The fan...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/14/17, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16,181
Views: 223,885
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: Student discussions of "How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, & Chimneys" course

ESSAY:Read article CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING AND DETECTORS.Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless and poisonous.There were 480 U.S. residents that died from carbon monoxide poisoning between 2001 and...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/14/17, 9:42 PM
Replies: 16,181
Views: 223,885
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: Student discussions of "How to Inspect Fireplaces, Stoves, & Chimneys" course

Photo of three inch pvc for exhaust and intake for combustion air.Both are more than twelve inches from ground level meeting manufacturers minimum.The exhaust line has a quarter inch per foot rise...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/9/17, 11:26 PM
Replies: 35,049
Views: 479,158
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: "Introduction to the Standards of Practice" course

Read article Electrical service panel:After reading the safety section of this article it reminded me of times when being a hurry or just not paying attention when entering a service panel.It's...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/9/17, 9:49 PM
Replies: 35,049
Views: 479,158
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: "Introduction to the Standards of Practice" course

Photo of GFCI receptacle GFCI receptacles should be checked for proper function.GFCIs should be installed in wet areas such as kitchens,bathrooms and outside.Also GFCIs should be installed in...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/19/16, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5,681
Views: 112,621
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: "Electrical Panel Inspection Training Video" course

Reading article on bathroom ventilation:All bathrooms should have exhaust fans installed to vent odors and moist air.Insufficient or no ventilation could lead to mold growth.Improper termination is...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/18/16, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5,681
Views: 112,621
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: "Electrical Panel Inspection Training Video" course

Photo of 200amp 240volt service earth grounded with two 5/8" grounding rods spaced 6' apart.Copper water piping is properly bonded and arch faulty breakers on bedroom circuits only.Looks like all...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/15/16, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4,500
Views: 47,623
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors

Article on kick out flashing:The need for kick out flashing is becoming more important today in new construction because of the houses being less breathable.Kick out flashing is needed when a roof...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/14/16, 7:30 PM
Replies: 4,500
Views: 47,623
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors

Photo of a built in dish washer:The dish washer has a high loop installed and the discharge hose is secured to the under side of counter top.The discharge hose is connected to the tail piece of the...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/10/16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 32,439
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: "Inspecting Tile Roofs" online video course

Article A Garage inspection:Being a town house I would have to think their would have to have been plan approval by the city and inspected.It amazes me how this would be missed by an inspector or how...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/10/16, 9:02 PM
Replies: 2,310
Views: 32,439
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: "Inspecting Tile Roofs" online video course

Photo of porch roof where it intersects a wall. Architectural shingles are installed over 15# felt paper and hip caps are installed on hip.Apron flashing is installed where roof intersects wall with...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/8/16, 9:48 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 62,655
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: "Inspecting Asphalt Shingle Roofs" online video course

reading article on asbestos:Most at risk i would think of lung cancer [mesothelioma]was when it was mined and the miners were not the only ones at risk their families were also.The person doing the...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/6/16, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2,816
Views: 62,655
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: "Inspecting Asphalt Shingle Roofs" online video course

Photo of attach garage roof :Ice and water shield and 15# felt is installed for a under lament. Architectural shingles are installed with step flashing against the house and siding acting as counter...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/4/16, 7:43 PM
Replies: 7,403
Views: 61,578
Posted By Tom Davis
Re: How To Perform Deck Inspections Video Course

Sump pump operation and inspection.Their are two basic types pedestal and submersible.The pump should be inspected annually.The inspector during inspection should test the float to make sure the pump...
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