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Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 2/20/19, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
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Re: Supplemental health, dental, vision, critical illness insurance through InterNACH

Has anyone signed up for the supplemental insurance? What do you think?
Forum: Structural Inspections 2/16/19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 155
Re: quansett hut house inspection

After WWII ended there were a LOT of quonset huts for sale cheap from the US government. A lot were bought by colleges and universities for student housing but a lot ended up in private hands too....
Forum: Structural Inspections 2/3/19, 3:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 902
Re: Brick/Block... What is it called???

Masonry column.

I'm suspicious about the color. Brick is that color because of the clay. They don't use clay in CMU. Terra cotta can be a similar color. Over the years they have made block out of...
Forum: Structural Inspections 2/3/19, 3:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Re: Question Related To 'Balloon Framing'

Structurally, you're looking to see that the floor is adequately attached to the wall studs. A house that age it's probably rim joists nailed to the studs. Look for weak or failed framing...
Forum: Structural Inspections 2/3/19, 2:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 358
Re: Looking for affirmation of what I think I called out correctly

That wasn't designed by an architect. That's a carpenter's invention to make do for some reason, probably to make use of short rafter material.
Structurally inadequate, it works kind like a head...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/3/19, 2:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Re: Conventional Roof bracing

Collar ties are specified by architects and lack of them isn't necessary a defect
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/3/19, 2:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Re: Conventional Roof bracing

"Purlin" is the name of the assembly. The strongback is the horizontal member and should be nailed to the braces with a block nailed to each brace below the strong back.
Purlin systems are specified...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 2/3/19, 2:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 778
Re: Conventional Roof bracing

No. but every 4 feet is typical.
The only requirements:
1. Strongback the same as rafters, so if the rafters are 2x10 the strongback should be 2x10. Undsersize is not a defect on older houses...
Forum: Spectora 1/15/19, 1:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Re: List choice or multiple narratives?

That has turned out to be good advice, Patrick.
I hadn't realized that you can't link a specific (limited) set of multiple choices to a specific comment. Apparently all the multiple choices appear...
Forum: Spectora 1/11/19, 1:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Re: List choice or multiple narratives?

Spectora folks are suggesting I try to reduce the size of the Library, so Iíll be deleting full narratives like the ones in black and blue and using lists where possible.
Forum: Spectora 1/11/19, 1:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Re: List choice or multiple narratives?

Thank you Junior.

Iím creating the InterNACHI Narrative Library Template for Spectora.
Forum: Spectora 1/9/19, 9:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
Re: List choice or multiple narratives?

Doesn't anyone have a preference?
Forum: Spectora 1/9/19, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 299
List choice or multiple narratives?

Which do you prefer in Spectora; A single narrative in which you choose from a list to complete a narrative (like the one in red), or a series of complete narratives from which you can pick one (blue...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/30/18, 1:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Re: Using a Drone..

Charley's mule is getting older and is now beginning to refuse to walk some roofs. Charley, put on your golf shoes, walk those roofs and let that old mule rest. It'll be good, you won't have to carry...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/30/18, 1:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Re: Using a Drone..

Or paying for damage: too steep, too fragile, or too high... stay off. Sometimes you can legally use a drone if you have one and are qualified.

Once you make the effort to learn about drones and...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/27/18, 11:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 290
Re: PVC roofing material?

I agree. It might also be white EPDM. Shots of the fastener types might help.

In doing commercial inspections you want to see documentation on any roof membrane before you perform the inspection....
Forum: Commercial Inspections / CCPIA 12/18/18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
NRCA Low-slope Roofing Materials Guide

The NRCA Low-slope Roofing Materials Guide (http://docserver.nrca.net/technical/8336.pdf) lists approximately 170 manufacturers of low-slope roofing materials: contact information, products offered,...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/15/18, 8:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Re: Blisters in asphalt shingles

Blister development is a similar process. With asphalt shingles it has to do with moisture, voids, or debris between the asphalt mat and the overlying bitumen (asphalt) layer. Over time, due to...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/15/18, 8:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Re: Hip and Valley rafters

Dean, you obviously lack structural knowledge. Ask an engineer, not home inspectors.
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 12/15/18, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
I need a killer photo of water in a flat roof...

...for the commercial roof course. Preferably something really clear and making it obvious that under the right conditions IR can be a big help in identifying water in a roof system. Two photos of...
Forum: Interior Inspections 12/7/18, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Re: Cheap a** flippers

BIG BUMP! That's not the act of a neutral third party! If you feel protective of your client, make the problems clear in your report. Neutral third parties don't make purchase recommendations. Don't...
Forum: Exterior Inspections 12/7/18, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Re: deck inspection

That mortise method is actually killer strong Roy, assuming they use the right fasteners. Direct bearing is always stringer than the shear strength of fasteners.
Forum: Exterior Inspections 12/7/18, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Re: deck inspection

They were very insistent that we not kill any students.
I used mortised stringers for both Houses of Horrors using 1ĺ" Microlam stringers and treads, and structural screws, lags, and allthread for...
Forum: Green Building Inspections 12/7/18, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,616
Re: Do you inspect Solar Systems?

Not in the USA Roy, that's BS. Our president doesn't believe in renewable energy and put a big tariff on solar panels. That industry is trying to get by until they can again make a profit. Right now,...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/6/18, 12:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Re: Roof material identifaction

EPDM is smooth, rubbery, and comes in many size rolls. Mod-bit is typically covered with mineral granules like roll roofing, comes in rolls around 36" wide like roll roofing, but roll roofing is...
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