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Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 1/8/19, 8:23 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: Pennsylvania Re-Approves InterNACHI's Saving Home Energy Course for Real Estate

Is there a customizable link were can create to send this to realtors? I thought I remember seeing something like that on NACHI in the past.
Forum: Student Discussions 12/27/18, 9:26 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 19,864
Posted By Troy Baughman
Research & Writing Assignment: Ethylene...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer roofing material is applied to flat or low pitch roofs in a single layer. The inspector should visually inspect for any lifted of...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/27/18, 9:17 AM
Replies: 413
Views: 19,864
Posted By Troy Baughman
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Several...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Several defects were noted on the inspection of this RTU installed on a light commercial office building. The condensate drain trap was discharging directly onto...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/6/18, 3:43 PM
Replies: 2,256
Views: 39,307
Posted By Troy Baughman
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Attached...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Attached is an image of a deck installed on a commercial building that lacked joist hangers. Proper joist hangers should attach the decking joists to the ledger...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/6/18, 3:41 PM
Replies: 2,256
Views: 39,307
Posted By Troy Baughman
Research & Writing Assignment: Proper...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Proper building permits should be obtained by the home owner before any major alterations and improvements are made to a home. Failing to obtain proper permits can...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 1/18/18, 9:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: New home inspection legislation in Pennsylvania.

Anyone have any word as to when this may go into effect yet? Last I knew it was still waiting for a PA Senate vote.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 7/28/17, 8:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,476
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: Xtend and Climb

The two best things I have bought were my Spectoscope and Xtend & Climb 780P. I only carry this ladder and a small step ladder. If I can't get on the roof with it ,then I use my pole camera.

The...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 7/28/17, 7:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,310
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: Done with InterNACHI

I worked as a paramedic for 10 yrs and hated wearing a badge. The last thing I want to do is be mistaken for a cop. A HI wearing a badge is just ridiculous! ASHI can keep them!
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 6/22/17, 6:46 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,613
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: Company Name on Vehicle. Yes or No?

The reason I even thought of removing them was because of another crazy driver. A lady pulled right out in front of me while texting and was clearly at fault, then she blames me. This happens to...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 6/21/17, 10:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,613
Posted By Troy Baughman
Company Name on Vehicle. Yes or No?

Do all of you have your company name on your vehicles? I can see a good and bad side to this. I have them but I have recently considered removing them. First you need to have commercial insurance...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 3/7/17, 7:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 487
Posted By Troy Baughman
Boiler heating both radiant heat and potable water.

I just inspected a home today that used the oil fired boiler as radiant home heat and also served as the only source of potable water heat. I have seen water tanks tied into the radiant heat boiler...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 11/2/16, 9:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,402
Posted By Troy Baughman
Do you light gas fireplaces?

I see a lot of gas/propane fireplace and ventless wall heaters in my area. I usually don't light them if there is not pilot already lit, but I was just wondering how many of you will light them. I'm...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 10/14/16, 8:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,025
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: Tools

I just started this year as well and my best investment was the pole camera. Roofs in my area are usually to steep to access safely and I can get pictures just as good as standing on the roof myself....
Forum: Roofing Inspections 9/21/16, 5:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,368
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: Test your knowledge??????

I have several rental properties that I had metal installed over the shingles. They first put down wood strips every foot running parallel to give a 1/2 gap between the two materials. The metal...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 9/12/16, 9:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: Home Adviser

I had them calling me twice a day. I finally told them that I was making note of their daily calls and if they didn't stop the next call would be my lawyer. He got very rude with me on the phone and...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/5/16, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,147
Views: 49,356
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: "How To Perform Mold Inspections" online video course

After reading Tape Sampling for Mold Inspections from the library, I learned the pros and cons of using tape sampling during residential mold inspections. A few of the pros I learned was that taping...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 7/2/16, 1:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: Inspection Software Subscription?

I didn't say there was a funds issue. I just wondered if anyone was using the subscription services offered by software such as Home Gauge or HIP. Even though it cost more in the long run, I just...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 7/2/16, 7:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By Troy Baughman
Inspection Software Subscription?

How many of you are just paying for a monthly subscription on your home inspection software instead of buying it outright? Just starting out I'm trying to weight the pros/cons. I know you would pay...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 6/17/16, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 781
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: Pennsylvania

Pa requires general liability with coverage of not less than $100,000 per occurrence and $500,000 in the aggregate and with deductibles of not more than $2,500. Just in case you missed that. It's a...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 5/25/16, 12:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By Troy Baughman
QA Officer requirments?

I was working on getting setup for radon testing and filling out the proper forms required in Pennsylvania. Air Chek Provided me with the QA/QC forms but my question is. In a one man operation can...
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 5/19/16, 6:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,508
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: RADALINK offering to pay 100% of your InterNACHI membership dues.

Anyone know if this Radalink offer is still good?
Forum: Student Discussions 5/18/16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,634
Views: 53,930
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: Wood-Destroying Organism Inspection Course

On inspection of foundation exterior it revealed probable active termite tube in corner. Area was very moist due to excessive accumulation of dead foliage near foundation. I would recommend...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 5/11/16, 8:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,747
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: Pennsylvania accepts InterNACHI's radon toward state certification.

I know this is a old thread but all the DEP links here are out dated and redirect to other pages. I completed the InterNachi radon certification course and passed the NRPP exam, anyone know what the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/11/16, 8:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,415
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: Randon Measurement Test Frustration

Even though I didn't pass the test with the score I wanted, I do think I almost studied too in-depth into the material. I feared the test would have a lot of math and nuclear physics but it didn't...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 5/10/16, 3:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,415
Posted By Troy Baughman
Re: Randon Measurement Test Frustration

First off, Jeffrey! I didn't "glean" information from no one. The courses offered here I paid for with my membership fee! Second if you weren't so lazy and look at what I posted before jumping to...
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