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Forum: Student Discussions 3/23/19, 5:07 PM
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Research & Writing Assignment: Although...

Research & Writing Assignment:

Although EIFS and stucco may appear similar in appearance on the surface, they are quite different underneath. Stucco is installed by parging one or more layers of...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/21/19, 1:24 PM
Replies: 15,322
Views: 258,143
Inspection & Writing Assignment: As I was...

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As I was observing the exterior of a new home under construction, I was paying particular attention to the flashing I could see from ground level. I was happy to...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/2/19, 5:10 PM
Replies: 2,954
Views: 34,819
Research & Writing Assignment: Infrared...

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Infrared technology is an excellent tool that can be used to the advantage of a home inspector in finding moisture intrusion. It is recommended to scan any...
Forum: Student Discussions 3/2/19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,954
Views: 34,819
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This photo...

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This photo showed an anomaly discovered with an infrared camera around a bathroom vent, as well as a ceiling intersection with an exterior wall. Because this was...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/27/19, 6:34 AM
Replies: 12,522
Views: 255,164
Research & Writing Assignment: When...

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When inspecting a deck, inspectors should always observe the deck in the order it was constructed. Aging decks often show sings of decay that may make the structure...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/25/19, 3:21 PM
Replies: 12,522
Views: 255,164
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The...

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The attachment of the ledger board to the structure is a critical consideration in the construction of a deck or balcony. The band board should be completely...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/24/19, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 72,567
Research & Writing Assignment: Infrared...

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Infrared cameras have been used to help discover moisture intrusion problems in roofing systems since the 1970s. Flat and low slope systems are especially prone to...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/24/19, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 72,567
Inspection & Writing Assignment: This image...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

This image is of a bathroom window and exhaust vent. The variation in colors around the window indicate the seals surrounding the bottom double hung section is...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/15/19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10,030
Views: 42,366
Research & Writing Assignment: EPDM...

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EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) is a synthetic rubber membrane that is used in low slope roof applications for both residential and commercial buildings. It...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/15/19, 9:56 AM
Replies: 10,030
Views: 42,366
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The roof...

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The roof was inspected from the ground with binoculars. Significant snow amounts on roof at the time of inspection limited observable conditions. Icicles formed...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/6/19, 2:50 PM
Replies: 34,799
Views: 414,996
Research & Writing Assignment: Running a...

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Running a successful home inspection business can not only be rewarding, but challenging as well. Setting up your business in a manner that protects you is...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/6/19, 1:20 PM
Replies: 34,799
Views: 414,996
Research & Writing Assignment: In 2017 I...

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In 2017 I was licensed by the State of Wisconsin as a Rental Weatherization Inspector. I advertised my standard rate and promoted a discounted rate for multiple...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/6/19, 6:07 AM
Replies: 36,269
Views: 495,224
Research & Writing Assignment: An arc fault...

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An arc fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) is a safety device designed to prevent property damage. They can be in the form of a receptacle or circuit breaker, and work...
Forum: Student Discussions 2/5/19, 7:08 PM
Replies: 36,269
Views: 495,224
Inspection & Writing Assignment: The...

Inspection & Writing Assignment:

The heating source for the entire home located in the basement was a Rheem natural gas forced air furnace model 90RS07EES01, serial number GY5D302F070804649 and...
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