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Forum: Student Discussions 10/3/18, 3:29 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 26,955
Research & Writing Assignment: Garage...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Garage inspections- it is quite common to see alterations in garage attics, especially in Florida, where there are no basements and the attics are truss filled...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/3/18, 3:15 PM
Replies: 2,365
Views: 26,955
Inspection & Writing Assignment: Attached...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

Attached is a thermal image of the Cathedral ceiling in the master bedroom. This indicates missing or dislodged insulation, in the ceiling, which will minimize...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 6/28/18, 6:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Re: Rheem Water heater

Thanks, Wayne, I agree, and will phrase it that way, but, I would like to know the age, more for my information. I keep hearing about how the "occasional" water heater reached ___ age, but most only...
Forum: Plumbing Inspections 6/28/18, 6:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Rheem Water heater

Good Morning,
i inspected a home which was built in 1972. It has an electric Rheem water heater whose serial number will not register on any of the web sites that I am accustomed to using. The...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 5/22/18, 2:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Re: Checking Heat mode in South Florida

I do a split temp test at the air handler on cool mode. Then switch the thermostat to heat after I check if all vents are delivering cool air. I check the supply plenum with my thermometer to insure...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 5/22/18, 2:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 718
Re: Wind Mitigation Nailing

If you get and use a Zircon MT-6 metal detector you will not ever have another argument over guessing where the nails are. Just read the sale and mark their locations.
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 11/29/17, 6:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Re: Dock and seawall inspection certification course

I am surprised that InterNachi does not offer a certification course for seawalls and docks. I have been looking for one for a few years.
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 11/28/17, 8:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,705
Re: The Florida Association of Building Inspectors (FABI) Welcomes InterNACHI®!

Congratulations, Mike!!! We hope for health for Mom and Children, and rest for both parents!! :)
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 11/12/17, 9:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Re: Roof-to-wall Camera setup

I use an extendable painters pole with a squeegee on the end to move the insulation out of the way. Then I use my telephoto lense. You need to get the baffle and insulation out of the way to find the...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/29/17, 4:55 PM
Replies: 12,867
Views: 280,116
In 2006 citizens insurance company increase the...

In 2006 citizens insurance company increase the rates, in Florida, by approximately 40% to address the wind effects on homes. Up to 70% of the insurance premium is for wind damage. The predominant...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/29/17, 4:46 PM
Replies: 12,867
Views: 280,116
The chimney crown, was installed to help shed...

The chimney crown, was installed to help shed water from the top of the chimney and minimize penetration of the water to the interior portions of the chimney. This Crown has cracked and requires...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/31/17, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 708
Re: interior baseboard moisture

What was the Plenum material?
P trap on condensate line?
Cap on condensate cleanout?
Forum: Interior Inspections 2/8/17, 2:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Re: Crawl space insulated under floor joists

The girder that is resting on the pier seems to be shimmed up with something unusual. The girder is raised from the pier and it appears that the load is being transmitted to the pier through a...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 2/8/17, 9:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Re: Experienced, Licensed Home Inspector available- Tampa area

I might make it. thanks for the invite!
Chuck
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 2/2/17, 8:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Re: Experienced, Licensed Home Inspector available- Tampa area

I was inspecting for a company last summer. It is a special kind of hot in these attics. It makes you have a greater respect for good attic ventilation. The heat here keeps your pores open, LOL!
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 2/1/17, 7:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Re: Experienced, Licensed Home Inspector available- Tampa area

Thanks Micheal. Good luck in your endeavors!!
Chuck
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 1/31/17, 2:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Experienced, Licensed Home Inspector available- Tampa area

I relocated from NJ. I know that condemns me in some people's eyes, but, I bring a seasoned and thorough inspection ethic. I will inspect with the best of you. I am happy to join your ranks, even...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/29/16, 2:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,027
Re: Rain Gutter to No Where!

They may want to forget a gutter and install a "kick out " flashing
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 12/29/16, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 821
Re: Ridge Vent question

According to the manufacturer, the use of grommeted nails and screws are both acceptable. Even for new construction. Some of the largest, new construction, roofing companies in Florida use grommeted...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 12/12/16, 4:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Re: Deteriorated Plumbing Boots, 8 years old.

Here in Florida we do not use the rubber boot. I came from NJ where that "flashing" is used religiously. Here we use lead boots, because the rubber deteriorates so quickly, due to the intense sun....
Forum: Interior Inspections 8/24/16, 3:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Re: circular staircase

I am 6'4" tall and 235 lbs. These stairs are brutal to ascend and descend, let alone get furniture up there. Thank god for a balcony to the rear yard.
I appreciate all the input! The stairs were...
Forum: Interior Inspections 8/22/16, 9:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 918
circular staircase

What is your take on circular stair cases. I am well aware that they are a dangerous means of emergency egress. Could they be the only means to access an area? Do 4" and 6" sphere measurements apply?...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/16/16, 5:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Re: Becoming Certified for Radon Inspections in Florida

Do you think that it is the stone in the concrete breaking down and releasing the radon gas?
If so, I wonder if the stone is brought in from other states that have higher radon concentrations? ...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/16/16, 1:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Re: Becoming Certified for Radon Inspections in Florida

Sam,
Thanks! That seems to be a national threshold.

I am just trying to get a grip on this from the inside of Florida. I saw a serious need for Radon testing in Northern NJ, but we didn't even...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/16/16, 12:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,383
Re: Becoming Certified for Radon Inspections in Florida

Doug,
Thanks for your response. I am surprised that you do so many radon tests here. when you say "elevated levels" could you put that in pCi/l for me? Any test can be "elevated" above zero....
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