Inspector Needed Los Angeles So So cali

NACHI - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:42
PT (3 to 5 a week +) Looking for someone with experience, tools etc...
  • I'll cover insurance
  • We may supply IR camera
  • split: 70 U /30 us
  • Must possess general contractors license
Please no calls, just Email me:

Gas Fireplace using Class A vent

NACHI - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:21
The home I inspected today use to have a wood burning stove. A class A vent is installed. A free standing gas fireplace has replaced the wood burning. The gas fireplace vents into the Class A vent. Is this ok. I understand Class A is generally used for high temperature fuels such as wood or oil. Since the class A is designed for high temperatures is there any reason why it could not be used for gas which is cooler. I feel as though it is ok but as you see in the left side of the photo, the neighbors had the same conversion and their installer ran a B vent through the Class A.
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1,000,000 Posts

NACHI - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:05
I'm sure Nick will be posting this soon...


InterNACHI's inspector message board just got its one millionth post!

NACHI - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 21:05
Congratulations to member Billy Boerner for making our one millionth message board post.

I'll list the prizes you've won next.

Anyone Currently Do Cowboy Acton Shooting or Used To?

NACHI - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 20:27
I am considering doing this as a once a month hobby. I have a authentich Winchester hammer action pump shotgun that I think qualifies and a couple of Ruger black powder 44's but no lever-action in pistol caliber. Looking for advice or just someone to chat with about the hobby.

It looks like a fun way to spend one Saturday a month in the morning.

I would be the youngest one in the group also from what I saw last Saturday :D

A little corny but I bet I would not be thinking about my problems while playing cowboy

Please Protect Your Eyes

NACHI - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 17:33
Last week I was entering an attic area and a contractor inquired about my face mask and filters. He was wondering why I was not wearing eye protection when going into the attic area. I explained that I have always worn a mask to filter out organics etc. and have never had a problem. He went on to tell me about a co-worker of his that lost an eye because he refused to wear eye protection when re-mediating for mold.

None of us would be in business if we lost our vision.

After that inspection I ordered one of these.
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Use this simple marketing strategy to get more annual inspections from your clients.

NACHI - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 17:16
This is the new back page of the book "Now That You've Had a Home Inspection."

Staple your home inspection business card to this page before you give your clients the book.
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PRO-LAB Do it yourself Mold Test Kit

NACHI - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 16:32
I am not sure how long this product has been marketed by PRO-LAB but I found it at Home Depot for $13.98 cdn. "Do it yourself test kit for Mold" They indicate if you want an air quality test then you have to buy two kits because you have to put one outside as a control to compare indoor to outdoor air quality (Hmm I thought I wanted two samples taken outside). No mention of snow or temperature concern. You receive a petri dish, a Q tip and a small bottle of solution to pour on the petri dish. It's so simple a monkey could do it. You simply let the solution harden, which shouldn't be to tough for the control sample because it was 15 degrees below Celsius last night. The one you use in the building after it hardens sits on top of a supply duct for 10 minutes, then you put the lid on and let it incubate for 48 hours. They go on to say that if you see different mold on an indoor sample that you don't see outside send it to the lab with $30 and they will let you know what you have. I have to wonder how IAC2 would feel about this products effectiveness and value.

I'm confused...

NACHI - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 14:20
If I advertise that I repair cars... in fact call myself Joe's Excellent Auto Repairs, and sell services... but then put in my literature that Joe's Excellent Auto Repairs is not an auto repair company...

What would this mean to you?

Surge protectors

NACHI - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 13:06
I know double taps are incorrect, but is there another way to install these surge protectors . Are there lugs that can be installed on the main breaker to accept this? Any help would be appreaciated
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NACHI - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 10:54
Good Day all. My name is Sam Kingery. I have been a member of InterNACHI since Jan. I started as a student and am taking many of the online classes to better prepare myself to become a HI. My plan is to "open the doors" in May.

A little about myself. I am 40, married with a 13 year old son. I have been a business owner since 2001. First with a business partner, then a few years ago we split the company and went our separate ways. Have been a sole proprietor since then. HI will be the first company I have started from scratch. Am nervous and excited all at the same time.

I am sure I will be asking lots of questions. I could get into alot more about myself, but this isn't a dating site. Just thought I would do a little introduction.


Elevation certificate

NACHI - Mon, 04/08/2013 - 07:34
Snell Island home inspection...In St. Petersburg...

Anyone have a recommendation

Thanx in advance


How to Deal With Emittance

IRINFO - Sun, 04/07/2013 - 08:23
The perpetual question among those using radiometric equipment is, “What emittance value should I use?” In this Tip, we address several options for providing emittance values.

Free Four Point Inspector logo for members who offer four point inspections.

NACHI - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 22:53
You can download the free Four Point Inspector logo from

Free 11th-Month Warranty Inspections logo for members who offer 11-month inspections.

NACHI - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 22:41
You can download the free 11th-Month Warranty Inspections logo from

You can buy marketing pieces that promote 11th-Month Warranty Inspections in packs of 50 here:
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Free Annual Home Maintenance Inspections logo for inspectors who offer them.

NACHI - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 22:31
You can download the free Annual Home Maintenance Inspections logo from

You can also purchase the "Now That You've Had a Home Inspection" book for $2.70.

You can also order the Spanish version of "Now That You've Had a Home Inspection" book.

You can also join for free.
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Free Commercial Inspector logo.

NACHI - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 22:17
You can download the Commercial Inspector logo here:

You can also read the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties.

You can also take InterNACHI's free, online Commercial Property Inspection prerequisite course.

You can also purchase a hard copy of the International Standards of Practice for Inspecting Commercial Properties.

You can also join NACBI here:

You can also join the Commercial Inspectors Network here: for free.
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Free Contractor Experience logo for inspectors with contracting experience.

NACHI - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 22:06
You can download the free Contractor Experience logo from

You can also join the Contractors Association for free here:
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