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Forum: Student Discussions 2/17/19, 9:53 AM
Replies: 14,590
Views: 240,104
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
Research & Writing Assignment: I wasn't...

Research & Writing Assignment:

I wasn't aware that moisture can travel upward through brick and porous stone very easily. That the capillary action of water can cause this. This is why the...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/17/19, 9:42 AM
Replies: 14,590
Views: 240,104
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This is...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This is the photo of a drywall patch job in a upstairs closet. Of course there was a previous leak that had left staining. This is why there is a fresh piece...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/9/19, 9:28 AM
Replies: 18,231
Views: 332,268
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
Research & Writing Assignment: After taking...

Research & Writing Assignment:

After taking the safety course I have learned the importance of working safely. As an inspector every job site is a new work place. Each inspection will produce...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/9/19, 9:18 AM
Replies: 18,231
Views: 332,268
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This is an...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This is an image of an opening that should contain a railing. Just as if this was a new construction or a rehab work site. There should be a railing or a coering...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 1/15/19, 8:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
Re: Missing main panel legend

A missing fuse panel legend should be called out as a defect
Forum: Interior Inspections 1/15/19, 8:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 294
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
Re: Bedroom Yes or No ?

I agree with Chuck. If they want to call it a bed room. Let them. Inspect it as one.
Forum: Inspection Hardware, Software & Publications 1/5/19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
Re: Best Iphone software app for performing home inspections

I have been using Home Gauge and the companion software to use with my i phone.



I prefer that the report can be completed on site. I typically complete later when I get home and finalize the...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/4/19, 9:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 167
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
Re: 220 Outlet in kitchen?

I'm with Roy on this one.

I have had customers that have purchased appliances from Europe that needed a special connection.
Forum: Special Deals for InterNACHI Inspectors 1/4/19, 9:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
Re: New Product: Customized online video targeting first-time home buyers: $50.

Looks like a good product to add to your web site or as a standalone advertisement
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 12/21/18, 1:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,101
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
Re: Passing the National Home Inspector Exam

Congratulations !!! :):):):):):):):)
Forum: Student Discussions 12/20/18, 9:48 AM
Replies: 8,783
Views: 34,197
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
Research & Writing Assignment: Counter...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Counter flashing and the importance of installing correctly. Counter-flashing is designed to prevent moisture from entering behind the vertical flange of head wall...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/20/18, 8:59 AM
Replies: 8,783
Views: 34,197
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
Re: How to Perform Roofing Inspections

Baltimore County Home Inspections (https://www.shoreuphomeinspections.com/)
Forum: Student Discussions 12/10/18, 8:43 PM
Replies: 8,783
Views: 34,197
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This roof...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This roof is showing sings of its age. The gutter has been collecting the chips that are glued to the asphalt shingles. This is letting us know that as the...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/6/18, 8:42 PM
Replies: 17,244
Views: 281,106
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
This is a photo of a vertical crack in a pored...

This is a photo of a vertical crack in a pored foundation wall. The crack is very small. The edges are still sharp,this may indicate there was recent movement. I don't beleive this will effect the...
Forum: Student Discussions 5/6/18, 8:32 PM
Replies: 17,244
Views: 281,106
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
I did realise that lumber may have been graded by...

I did realise that lumber may have been graded by a machine.
Machchine evulated lumber is a more consistent way to evuliate lumber. This is important when a structure relies on the intergrtery of...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/22/18, 8:37 AM
Replies: 18,760
Views: 345,100
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
I learned that a gfci can be installed...

I learned that a gfci can be installed incorrectly. That if installed incorrectly it won't protect the circuits down stream from the gfci.this is a safety defect. This condition should be listed in...
Forum: Student Discussions 4/22/18, 8:29 AM
Replies: 18,760
Views: 345,100
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
I learned that a gfci can be installed...

I learned that a gfci can be installed incorrectly. That if installed incorrectly it won't protect the circuits down stream. This is a safety defect. This condition should be sighted in a home...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/3/18, 9:16 AM
Replies: 23,044
Views: 414,188
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
When inspecting an expansion tank for the hot...

When inspecting an expansion tank for the hot water heater. You must be sure that the tank is located 6 inches above to tank. This is were the hottest water is stored. It allows the hot water to...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/3/18, 8:54 AM
Replies: 23,044
Views: 414,188
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
This is a photo of a hot water expansion tank. It...

This is a photo of a hot water expansion tank. It is located on top of a gas water heater. The expansion tank is 6 inches above the water heater. This this the correction location for this devise to...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/28/18, 6:18 PM
Replies: 23,044
Views: 414,188
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
Forum: Student Discussions 1/6/18, 9:45 AM
Replies: 3,815
Views: 75,360
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
This is a picture of a vent tube from a sub slab...

This is a picture of a vent tube from a sub slab radon mitigation system. This system is designed to pull any soil gases from under the homes slab and vent them out thru the roof. This is a very...
Forum: Student Discussions 1/6/18, 9:33 AM
Replies: 3,815
Views: 75,360
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
When constructing a new home it is a benefit to...

When constructing a new home it is a benefit to install a passive radon system. It is a selling point to the new home buyer. The cost of installation is much lower when installing while the home is...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/13/17, 10:40 PM
Replies: 34,835
Views: 476,074
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
The specifications on termination clearance for...

The specifications on termination clearance for venting systems are very critical. If they are located too close to a door or window. The fumes could re-enter the home. Causing a safety hazard. Any...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/13/17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 34,835
Views: 476,074
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
This is the main fuse panel. Current from the...

This is the main fuse panel. Current from the street goes thru the main Fuse. Then distributed to the fuses down each buss bar. Each fuse will supply a branch wire that will supply a separate era of...
Forum: Student Discussions 7/13/17, 9:21 PM
Replies: 33,393
Views: 388,909
Posted By Kevin D. Brown
As a new home inspector I must be sure to have a...

As a new home inspector I must be sure to have a written contract for all transactions. Its much easier to hire independent contractors than hire regular employees. Never refer to yourself as an...
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