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Forum: Student Discussions 10/25/16, 8:56 AM
Replies: 34,799
Views: 414,962
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: Home Inspector Code of Ethics Course

Code of ethics
After completing a home inspection the seller shows up and overhears me explaining the inspection results to the client.
Later the evening the seller calls me and ask me to...
Forum: Student Discussions 10/18/16, 9:41 AM
Replies: 1,914
Views: 56,325
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: "Indoor Air Quality for Inspectors" course

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Bathroom exhaust fan, operated by a timer to allow the fan to run after the person leaves the bathroom. This helps eliminate moisture and possible mold
Forum: Student Discussions 9/22/16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4,687
Views: 50,101
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors

Library of articles. Attic pull-down ladders.
In an attached garage application the ladder can breech the firewall / ceiling requirements. Improper installation of mounting hardware can cause a...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/22/16, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4,687
Views: 50,101
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors

Operating refrigerator in a home. Operational interior lights, functional shelves and clean coils noted

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Forum: Student Discussions 9/15/16, 10:23 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 10,706
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: How to Perform Tree Inspections Course

Reviewed a picture from the photo gallery of a power line running through an evergreen tree. Tree will need to kept trimmed back to help prevent contact of the power line and branches. Trimming...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/15/16, 10:13 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 10,706
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: How to Perform Tree Inspections Course

Image of a silver maple. Pruning has been done to help keep limbs from overhanging the roof. Tree appears to be in good health. Maintain pruning as needed. Maples are great shade but do require...
Forum: Student Discussions 9/13/16, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,418
Views: 22,303
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: Student Discussion of Comfort and Climate Course

Comfort and Climate
A picture of a well pressure tank. At the time there is no condensation because the room temperature is above the temperature of the pressure tank and low humidity in the room...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/30/15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 713
Views: 58,883
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: New free, online "Exterior Safety for Inspectors and Contractors" video course

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Post of a porch railing was rotted off at the bottom where is was fastened to the concrete. Called it out because the railing / post would not support sufficient side load to be safe
Forum: Student Discussions 12/23/15, 9:00 AM
Replies: 520
Views: 18,340
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: "Inspecting Metal Roofs" online video course

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Roof on detached garage rusty in areas on the N end. Appears to be mainly from age and not damage. Typical of coating failure. There are a few areas where the fasteners may have been over...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/21/15, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3,134
Views: 52,527
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: "Fundamentals of Inspecting the Exterior" online video course

Good course, I always learn something new from the training. Exterior inspection items that stood out was the leaking from the gutters against the siding. Potential water intrusion behind siding...
Forum: Student Discussions 12/21/15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3,134
Views: 52,527
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Forum: Interior Inspections 11/9/15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,161
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Forum: Interior Inspections 11/9/15, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,161
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Forum: Interior Inspections 11/9/15, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,161
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Condensation on inside of windows

1993 side by side condo units, wooden foundation - thermal pane windows have allot of condensation on the inside of all of the windows, 1 window has condensation (on the home interior side) in the...
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 3/20/15, 7:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: Combustion air vents

link wouldn't open Chris
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 2/23/15, 8:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: Combustion air vents

Hi Chris, gone all weekend
1 was about 12 in from floor, the other was probably 4 ft from the floor. couldn't get the pic to attach
Forum: Inspecting HVAC Systems 2/20/15, 4:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Combustion air vents

I found 2 combustion air vents in the furnace area the other day, The end of one was higher than the other. Looked proper. Cold air was coming in both vents - not what I usually see. Found out the...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/10/15, 11:01 AM
Replies: 16,701
Views: 234,143
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Forum: Student Discussions 1/9/15, 9:46 AM
Replies: 15,318
Views: 250,402
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: How to Inspect for Moisture Instrusion Course

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After having mold issues on the ceiling of a bathroom. This fan timer was installed to help remove moisture after showering. Setting of about 25 minutes did the trick
Forum: Electrical Inspections 8/28/14, 8:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,326
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: Unprotected wires

Thanks to all great info!
Forum: Electrical Inspections 8/26/14, 8:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,326
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: Unprotected wires

I did call it out, isn't there something about not running romex inside conduit? I was told you are not to do that. So the home owner would have to put in strand wire, correct?
Forum: Electrical Inspections 8/26/14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,326
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Unprotected wires

Loose unprotected romex in closets should be a safety issue, but I can't find any info to verify that. Where could I look? Or is it not a safety issue?
Forum: Student Discussions 8/26/14, 9:51 AM
Replies: 5,872
Views: 117,225
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: "Electrical Panel Inspection Training Video" course

questions on 1st video:
- does the 30 year life span of a circuit breaker include the main breaker
- need more explanation on the 50 amp breaker on 10 gauge for HVAC being ok
- dryer circuit...
Forum: Roofing Inspections 3/6/14, 1:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,885
Posted By Tim C. Howell
roof ventilation / ice damming

Had a home inspection the other day, there was about 12" of ice on one section of the roof. Inside the house in the attic there was insulation attached to the rafters of the roof, insulation touching...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 10/16/12, 7:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,246
Posted By Tim C. Howell
Re: See ya all on Davenport Iowa on Monday for Inspector Marketing Seminar.

Great siminar Nick, Tons of good info. Great to meet you as well. InterNACHI has always been ahaead of the rest,,,, And helping us do the same.
Safe traveling
Thank You!!
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