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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/23/19, 2:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Electric Panel and Spray Foam

It does not belong in there.
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 1/23/19, 2:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 63
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Help to ID chimney material

Looks like Transite pipe from here. Potential ACM.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/22/19, 11:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 90
Posted By Chuck Evans
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/22/19, 8:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 311
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Tell Me What You See!

That is where the duct is in contact with the sheetrock on the ceiling. When you run the A/C it will be cold. You will often find that in transitions to/from a ceiling area where there is minimal...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 1/21/19, 3:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 388
Posted By Chuck Evans
Forum: Electrical Inspections 1/20/19, 11:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: CAFCI breaker

It's perfectly fine so long as he installs GFCI protection at the receptacle. It's not a substitute or alternative. If he thinks it is, ask him to point out the language in the NEC.
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 1/20/19, 11:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 96
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Water Heater Overflow Pipe material ?

I've never seen a water heater with an overflow pipe.

The PEX material is suitable for use as a T&P relief discharge, of course, there are many other factors to consider before deciding it's OK as...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/20/19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 311
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Tell Me What You See!

Maybe they have squatters because you can see the wet mat at the bottom right corner of the image.

Your observation of the ceiling and description of the history serve to highlight that infrared...
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/20/19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 77
Posted By Chuck Evans
New Applications for Infrared Radiation

Novel material converts infrared light into visible light (Update) (https://phys.org/news/2019-01-scientists-visible-infrared.amp)
Forum: Thermal Imaging, Infrared Cameras & Energy Audits 1/20/19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 311
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Tell Me What You See!

I like the one of the cool tile outside the shower where you pulled the wet shower mat back to take the image (they have a tendency to get wet when someone steps out of the shower). It's reminiscent...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 1/19/19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 126
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: CO Detectors

Yes CO is slightly lighter than air, however, it mixes with air so there is flexibility in where CO alarms can be placed. Always follow the manufacturer's recommendation.

Support | Nest...
Forum: AskNACHI.org Inspection Questions Forum 1/18/19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 316
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Pergola - external structure attached to house

Thank you for supplying the photographs. While the terminology of the framing members comprising the pergola are a bit off, your description of the issue is spot on and needs to be repaired.
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Forum: Structural Inspections 1/17/19, 1:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 231
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Looking for affirmation of what I think I called out correctly

Like Manny, on new construction, I typically advise them to have the builder refer back to the plans to ensure that the as-built conforms to the engineered plans. When it's atypical like this I...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 1/16/19, 5:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Attention: Nachi, Ben or Nick Gromicko

Whether it's true or not, don't take it to mean that the vendor of been vetted and is proven.
Forum: HomeGauge 1/15/19, 11:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 144
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Attention NC HG Users

Where is the Texas session and who is sponsoring it?
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/14/19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 123
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Join me in wishing Mr. Roy Lewis a Happy Birthday!

HBD Roy! Time to start spreading them out more.
Forum: Interior Inspections 1/14/19, 8:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 236
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Bedroom Yes or No ?

He is. You're not there to argue over room designations.

If he says it's a bedroom, inspect it as a bedroom and list the ways it's deficient as a bedroom.
Forum: Exterior Inspections 1/12/19, 11:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Construction Type or Defect

Looks like that one has reached its expiration date anyway.
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 1/12/19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Atypical Water Heater Configuration

Thanks Bear. I still learn something new every day.

We're doing great. Prepping for a big move soon.
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 1/12/19, 8:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 233
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Opinions wanted - Friends New Build

I don't do informal inspections.
Forum: Seller Inspections & MoveInCertified 1/12/19, 8:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 152
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Texas MIC question

Challenge them to cite the law that they are referring to.

The seller is required to disclose known significant deficiencies. You can sell a house with known defects. You just can't hide the...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 1/12/19, 8:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Atypical Water Heater Configuration

Thanks, guys.

I'm very familiar with using circulating pumps to minimize wait time for hot water in large houses, but this was the first I've seen a tankless unit paired with a tank type water...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 1/12/19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Chuck Evans
Atypical Water Heater Configuration

I inspected an 11,000+ square foot house yesterday that had a water heater setup that I had not encountered before. It had a pair of 199,900 BTU/hr tankless units installed conventionally on one area...
Forum: Electrical Inspections 1/9/19, 8:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Breaker offset

YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsRjQDrDnY8)
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 1/8/19, 8:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 560
Posted By Chuck Evans
Re: Have fun with this!

That's criminal
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