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Forum: Student Discussions 9/14/18, 8:31 PM
Replies: 12,617
Views: 214,840
Posted By Paul Trothier
Research & Writing Assignment: In our area...

Research & Writing Assignment:

In our area of the country, efflorescence is usually not a concern because it is not prevalent. I thought that efflorescence only occurred on concrete, but learned...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/14/18, 8:27 PM
Replies: 12,617
Views: 214,840
Posted By Paul Trothier
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This picture is proof positive that due to the fact that gutters are not installed on this home, the falling and splashing rain water affected the trim and...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/13/18, 10:25 PM
Replies: 7,046
Views: 49,630
Posted By Paul Trothier
Research & Writing Assignment: It was...

Research & Writing Assignment:

It was interesting to learn that receptacles are required on decks because of the tripping hazard that extension cords present by laying on the deck. It also makes...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/13/18, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7,046
Views: 49,630
Posted By Paul Trothier
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This course has taught me the correct use of porch, deck and patio. Many times before this course, I would have misused the terms while referring to a particular...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/13/18, 9:06 PM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 257,244
Posted By Paul Trothier
Research & Writing Assignment: During an...

Research & Writing Assignment:

During an inspection, a dryer vent was observed to traverse the entire length of the home (much more than 25 ft.) and include multiple types of vent material. The...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/13/18, 9:00 PM
Replies: 16,424
Views: 257,244
Posted By Paul Trothier
Inspection & Writing Assignment: During a...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

During a recent inspection, this bathroom sink demonstrated a reasonable draining capacity, but when the toilet was flushed and the filled sink permitted to...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/7/18, 9:21 PM
Replies: 14,670
Views: 252,626
Posted By Paul Trothier
Research & Writing Assignment: It was...

Research & Writing Assignment:

It was interesting to note from the image of piles in the gallery that the piles extend all the way down to the bedrock. In my area of the country, we have a lot of...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/7/18, 9:13 PM
Replies: 14,670
Views: 252,626
Posted By Paul Trothier
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This crack...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This crack is actually above a door in my own home. Doors and windows are definitely are the weakest part of the structure. While no other indications of settling...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/25/18, 3:21 PM
Replies: 16,076
Views: 312,018
Posted By Paul Trothier
Research & Writing Assignment: I have...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I have learned a lot when it comes to electrical grounding and bonding while taking this course. The two functions are interrelated, but nowhere the same on how...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/25/18, 3:17 PM
Replies: 16,076
Views: 312,018
Posted By Paul Trothier
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Inspected...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Inspected a home with knockouts missing from inside breaker panel with homeowner shadowing me. He was reluctant to let me inside the panel. It became obvious in a...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/25/18, 10:40 AM
Replies: 5,450
Views: 18,509
Posted By Paul Trothier
Research & Writing Assignment: The use of...

Research & Writing Assignment:

The use of counter flashing (or kick out flashing) is not readily used in our area of the country. Most of the time, we see only the step flashing or apron flashing...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/25/18, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5,450
Views: 18,509
Posted By Paul Trothier
Inspection & Writing Assignment: While...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

While conducting a roof inspection by walking the roof, it was observed that this area of shingles had been damaged by a tree that was cut down because of the...
Forum: Student Discussions 8/25/18, 2:48 AM
Replies: 14,329
Views: 297,330
Posted By Paul Trothier
Research & Writing Assignment: I found it...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I found it interesting while studying attic ladders, that homeowners are the installers of attic ladders and that they are likely to install them incorrectly by...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/27/18, 5:43 PM
Replies: 14,329
Views: 297,330
Posted By Paul Trothier
Inspected the flooring of this mobile home...

Inspected the flooring of this mobile home bathroom. Evidence of the cracked tile indicated a likely problem with the flooring structure below. Visual inspection below the bathroom revealed evidence...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/19/18, 1:49 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 27,000
Posted By Paul Trothier
After reading IR Camera - Introduction, I do not...

After reading IR Camera - Introduction, I do not know why more inspectors are not including infrared cameras as part of their regular inspections. The technology is affordable and the training is...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/19/18, 1:34 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 27,000
Posted By Paul Trothier
Upon inspection of master bath vanity sinks, only...

Upon inspection of master bath vanity sinks, only one sink was available for inspection due to occupant personal items in and around sink. The second sink was inspected and observed that the water...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/18/18, 11:35 PM
Replies: 3,203
Views: 56,382
Posted By Paul Trothier
After reading and studying the Thermal Imaging...

After reading and studying the Thermal Imaging Reports article, I like the instructions about writing your report, but not scaring your client. It makes sense that they most likely do not have the...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/18/18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3,203
Views: 56,382
Posted By Paul Trothier
After participating in the Introduction to...

After participating in the Introduction to Infrared Thermography course, I now know what I could expect to see from within the home looking at this knee wall. The warm air of the attic space (located...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/17/18, 6:37 AM
Replies: 20,847
Views: 356,817
Posted By Paul Trothier
I found it interesting while researching How to...

I found it interesting while researching How to Inspect Water Heaters that the TPR valve discharge pipe could be, at most, 6 from the pan. As read, the superheated water in the water heater, when...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/17/18, 6:31 AM
Replies: 20,847
Views: 356,817
Posted By Paul Trothier
Inspected this AC unit electrical disconnect and...

Inspected this AC unit electrical disconnect and found the dead front missing. With 220 VAC inside the panel, this is a concern for electrical shock while trying to operate the disconnect. The...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/8/18, 8:36 PM
Replies: 15,469
Views: 299,960
Posted By Paul Trothier
I was humored and laughed out loud when the very...

I was humored and laughed out loud when the very first point about ceiling fan inspections documented that humans do not get decapitated by ceiling fans as proven by Mythbusters. Cute, but more...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/8/18, 8:27 PM
Replies: 15,469
Views: 299,960
Posted By Paul Trothier
This is a picture of a water stained ceiling in...

This is a picture of a water stained ceiling in the master bedroom. Inspection above this location revealed that there was no indication of a previous roof leak, but rather, it was due to the leaking...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/8/18, 8:26 PM
Replies: 15,469
Views: 299,960
Posted By Paul Trothier
This is a picture of a water stained ceiling in...

This is a picture of a water stained ceiling in the master bedroom. Inspection above this location revealed that there was no indication of a previous roof leak, but rather, it was due to the leaking...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/4/18, 9:17 PM
Replies: 30,905
Views: 426,078
Posted By Paul Trothier
Just viewed Clearane for pitched roofs and...

Just viewed Clearane for pitched roofs and learned that the height of a chimney does not have to be higher than any roof surface, but rather, its height needs to be higher than any roof surface that...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/4/18, 9:08 PM
Replies: 30,905
Views: 426,078
Posted By Paul Trothier
Main breaker panel inspected. Found one open...

Main breaker panel inspected. Found one open punch out that allows a small access to the inside of the breaker panel and live voltage. This is a safety hazard and it is recommended to be repaired by...
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