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Forum: Student Discussions 5/25/18, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Mickey Pace
In the event that your InterNACHI certification...

In the event that your InterNACHI certification comes into question a professionally written letter can provide an explanation succinctly. Professionals in the real estate industry that have been...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/25/18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 23,138
Views: 416,209
Posted By Mickey Pace
Beneath the West lavatory wash basin. Hot water...

Beneath the West lavatory wash basin. Hot water is on the left and cold is on the right. Both use 1/2 inch feed lines. The "P" trap appears to have had some leaking. After running the water the trap...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/24/18, 3:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By Mickey Pace
Re: Roof Discoloration Below Flue Exhaust

Is the rain cap painted white?
Forum: Student Discussions 5/23/18, 6:20 PM
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Views: 35,034
Posted By Mickey Pace
There are ten places to hide valuables in your...

There are ten places to hide valuables in your home to thwart cat burglars. Burglary is a crime of opportunity so make it hard for them!

1. Hollowed out books. However, a slim book collection...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/23/18, 5:38 PM
Replies: 8,982
Views: 35,034
Posted By Mickey Pace
Here we see a three tab shingle roof. When...

Here we see a three tab shingle roof. When lifting the last few shingles I was able to see the drip edge and the underlayment. There was one layer of underlayment. The drip edge was installed over...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/21/18, 9:21 PM
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Views: 32,785
Posted By Mickey Pace
There are three deadly mistakes every home buyer...

There are three deadly mistakes every home buyer should avoid. The first is thinking, "I can't afford a new home." I say you can't afford not to! Interests paid on a home provide huge tax benefits....
Forum: Student Discussions 5/21/18, 8:50 PM
Replies: 2,829
Views: 32,785
Posted By Mickey Pace
Here we see a recessed light and an AC register....

Here we see a recessed light and an AC register. The fins of the register were facing the southern exterior wall. The air conditioning was running at the time of the photo. The cooler area to the...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/9/18, 6:11 PM
Replies: 3,898
Views: 69,087
Posted By Mickey Pace
Its important to help your client understand the...

Its important to help your client understand the scope of a thermal inspection as well as set them at ease with possible results. They are relying on your expertise. Don't unduly alarm your client....
Forum: Student Discussions 5/9/18, 4:14 PM
Replies: 3,898
Views: 69,087
Posted By Mickey Pace
This photo exemplifies the possibility of missing...

This photo exemplifies the possibility of missing insulation in the attic. What I gathered from this course was that any penetration point of the ceiling is a possible "energy efficiency loss" area....
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 4/22/18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 303
Posted By Mickey Pace
Re: Hi i'm new

Colin,

I'm new myself. After I knew residential inspections was what I wanted to do, I joined this association. Surfing through their website I learned about the InterNACHI school in Boulder,...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 4/14/18, 2:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 184
Posted By Mickey Pace
Inspectors class April 9-13 2018

I want to thank the InterNACHI leadership and staff for an absolutely awesome week. I was blown away.

I now have the tools, resources and confidence to accompany me in my business.

Thanks...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/12/18, 7:25 PM
Replies: 35,036
Views: 478,899
Posted By Mickey Pace
Electrical service panels can be dangerous even...

Electrical service panels can be dangerous even fatal. Before opening an electrical panel an inspector should first check the surroundings to ensure safety. Is there a clear exit path in case of...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/12/18, 5:04 PM
Replies: 35,036
Views: 478,899
Posted By Mickey Pace
The flex connector has passed through the inducer...

The flex connector has passed through the inducer fan compartment wall without hard piping. This is not allowed. Recommend a licensed professional evaluate and correct.

An electrical line without...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/9/18, 3:45 PM
Replies: 33,609
Views: 392,142
Posted By Mickey Pace
Drones are growing in popularity for recreation...

Drones are growing in popularity for recreation as well as commercially. Drone sales in 2016 were 2.5 million with recreational drones totaling 1.9 million sold. Commercial drones were following with...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/23/18, 9:27 AM
Replies: 33,609
Views: 392,142
Posted By Mickey Pace
I arrived at the 95 year old home at 9 a.m. The...

I arrived at the 95 year old home at 9 a.m. The client met me in the drive. She was a lawyer and was brushing up her recently deceased father's home to put on the market. Upon inspecting the attic I...
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