New, free, downloadable Deck Inspector logo.

NACHI - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 21:54
You can download the free Deck Inspector logo here:

Also, take InterNACHI's free How to Perform Deck Inspections online course.

Also, take InterNACHI's free, online How to Perform Deck Inspections video course.

Also, order InterNACHI's How to Perform Deck Inspections book.
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Ride along

NACHI - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 20:45
So I have: taken a slew of Nachi courses, purchased domain name, searching for e&o insurance, Finishing my LLC, practiced on a few homes and have been playing with HIP program.
I am anxious to get inspecting, but would feel better if I tagged along with an experienced inspector. I want every one of my inspections to be worth the price.
How did you all handle your first inspection?
Did you worry about shortchanging your first client?
Anybody dare take a newbie on an inspection in the Denver metro area?
If you are busy, I may be able to accelerate your inspections and help you make more money!
Don't worry about me becoming your competition; I think the non-Nachi members might have to worry though...

Eric Richards from California helped me today at a commercial building inspection

NACHI - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 17:38
Eric Richards from Green Valley Inspections drove to Chandler Arizona to help me with a commercial building inspection today.

Eric inspects commercial buildings in Riverside California and all surrounding cities.

Thanks for the help Eric...!

I just do not understand

NACHI - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:44
How you can be staring right at this and still mess it up.
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TPR valve from the emergency forum

NACHI - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 15:08
Hi again gentlemen, here is my thought, Mike made a valid point with his link to an approved pvc drain line. If it was me, I would check the line, chances are that if the pvc line is threaded on one end it is an approved line. If it has a threaded adaptor attached chances are it is not approved. Again, local code will always prevail, and if you don't live there you won't know.

Bag o tools

NACHI - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:56
Hey fellas, I'm just about to get my business off the ground and wanted to get a general Idea from everybody about the "MUST HAVE" tools in my bag. I think I have most of the essentials,however, I still need a couple of items,I think,(maybe more?). As I am on a limited start-up budget, I will not be purchasing the high-end tools/gadgets until I can afford to do so, and still buy groceries...with that being said, I haven't yet purchased a CO meter/gas sniffer,I'm thinking these would be considered essential? Let me know what you guys think. Thanks in advance for any input!.:D

Are these doors and windows impact rated?

NACHI - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:55
Did a Wind Mitigation inspection today and the guy said that the door and windows were impact rated. I took photos of the labels but I can not find any information that either are impact rated.

The sticker on the door seems to be for an energy star rating and the on on the widows shows an FBC approval but I couldn't find anything about an impact rating.

Can one of you who see this stuff all the time (I almost never deal with impact rated doors or windows) tell me if I am missing something?
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Fogged Window

NACHI - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 14:31
I couldn't decide whether to advise my client to get a new sealed unit or whether to advise her just to buy some guppies and start an aquarium at the bottom ;)
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Grounding electrode rods

NACHI - Sat, 04/06/2013 - 13:59
Why is there a distance requirement between ground rods

IRISS Announces Grand Opening of Global Headquarters on the Inaugural Global Industry Day April 3rd

IRINFO - Fri, 04/05/2013 - 18:34
Bradenton, FL—April 3, 2013—IRISS, a leader in the industrial infrared (IR) window market for electrical safety, announced today their new global headquarters officially opened.

Commercial Building Onsite Training will soon be available

NACHI - Fri, 04/05/2013 - 02:01
Anyone interested in an onsite commercial inspection course, please add your name and contact information in this thread or email us at so we can email you what the course will entail when we have all the bells and whistles figured out to a "T" in the next few weeks ahead.

We haven't figured out how many days the course will be yet, we believe the course will take about 4-5 days to complete actual onsite training to gain all the knowledge and understanding necessary to jumpstart a successful commercial property (PCA) inspection company.

If you're a Internachi member you will receive a discount for the course. We plan on having the first course in Boulder or Denver, a major hub accessible by all major airlines easily.

Are intentions are to make this the best learning experience one could ever find now or in the future. There will be the best instructors and other specialists-professionals in many very important trades available at the course.

I will post more information about commercial course content in the following weeks ahead, hopefully this onsite commercial training course will come to fruition in the next couple months if everything comes together as planned.

Nick Gromicko, Dale Duffy, Bill Warner, any many others will be there to help everyone in every aspect possible. Many licensed contractors I hire personally for inspections will also be there so you will understand how to organize-implement and proceed with commercial inspections.

Additionally, how to document-place sub-contractor findings-information in the PCR, and hundreds of other items to get you started on the right track to make some really serious money in the future.

This will be a great event, never before put together like we plan. We intend to make this a wow factor you'll never forget.

Please post below if interested, also, please just post whether you're interested, we will get into the particulars in the near future, then I will start another thread to give more details, we just need to know how many people are interested at the moment so we know what size building(s) to have available for the actual inspections. In Colorado for starters.

Does this look like Scorch marks?

NACHI - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 20:41
Home built in 2002. Within main distribution panel it appears that there are some burn/scorch marks on about 4 neutral wires. However, I could scratch the discoloration off and it didn't appear any overheating was occuring. Temp measurements were normal. It appears that it may have been some dried oxidation paste. Any opinions would be appreciated.
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Door Landing

NACHI - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 19:59
Not sure if there is a code for a door landing that a exterior door swings out into. But this one seems unsafe when you need to step back and down to open the door. opinions or facts anyone?
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I'm no HVAC tech...

NACHI - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 19:42
But looks like something is missing :mrgreen:. Its even checked off that its there.
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Get more mold inspections with InterNACHI's free Mold Inspector logo.

NACHI - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 19:17
You can download the free Mold Inspector logo from

You can also take our free mold courses here:

You can also buy InterNACHI's How to Perform a Proper Mold Inspection book.

you can also buy InterNACHI's How to Inspect for Moisture Intrusion book.

Get more clients who need pool or spa inspections with the Pool & Spa Inspector logo.

NACHI - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 19:04
You can download the Pool & Spa Inspector logo here:

And don't forget to take InterNACHI's free Pool & Spa inspection course here:

You can also buy InterNACHI's book: How to Inspect Pools & Spas
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Get more radon tests with InterNACHI's free Radon Tester logo.

NACHI - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 18:49
You can download the free Radon Tester logo here:

And don't forget to join for free, if you haven't already.
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Get more repair verifcation inspections w/our Repair Verification Inspector logo.

NACHI - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 18:18
You can download the free logo from

You should also join for free, if you haven't already.

Get more roof inspections with InterNACHI's free Roof Inspector logo.

NACHI - Thu, 04/04/2013 - 18:06
You can download the free Roof Inspector logo here:
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