All County Basement water diverting, giigling lilttle...

NACHI - Tue, 04/02/2013 - 03:10
Hmmm, more supposed, self proclaimed experts giggling as water comes out of wall BUTT umm duh, they don't 'GET' how,where that water gets INTO the g dang wall.Typical inside system incompetence. according to duh shtty BBB, business started 2010, BBB dorks opened file 2011
Giggle giggle, tee heeeeee. ](*,)](*,)](*,)](*,)](*,)

You don't think allowing water,salt,chemicals to CONTINUE to enter, to continually pass through blocks, to continually pass through,erode (to wear away, break down, sheesh!) the mortar joints between blocks can weaken,deteriorate blocks or the joints????????????????????????????????????????????
Then you eyeball the last 2 links,photos below....dumbazz.

Yes, most and maybe all inside system owners, salespeople,installers etc either either friggin don't understand wtf they should OR maybe some get it but lie,misrepresent how and where the water most often is getting INTO the dang wall,basement and OBVIOUSLY do not fix it, don't repair it, do NOT actaully WATERPROOF the problem!

Where are people's friggin BRAINS on this-subject man?

Where do ya think that water is getting into the blocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You think somehow, magically that drilling holes in block walls and then installing interior systems really fixes these problems?!@#!???

NEGLIGENCE!!!!! This is self serving bulshhht aka fraud OR these inside system buttheads REALLY ARE......STOOOOOoooopid!!!

It's one or the other.

THIS is how,where water gets into many blocks walls....
Through exterior cracks, cracked parging,openings around service lines where they comes through the dang basement wall,openings in-around-under basement windows,doors etc etc......and NO interior system repiars ANY of these! It's impossible you knuckleheads!!!!!!!!!!!!](*,)](*,)](*,)

Since inside system dorks do NOT find,locate,identify most peoples problems and of course do not fix,repiar them THEN......WATER is STILL getting INTO the BLOCKS!!!!!

EYEBALL what can happen to exterior,interior blocks when YOU don't repair 'em...

This is part of what attaching crap to inside wall will hide,conceal.
And whatever garbage inside system company uses/places against part or all of the interior walls will also hide mold,efflorescence etc

Would you let water etc continually pass-through, enter your roof? HUH??????????
Would you let water continually pass through,enter open mortar joints on the outside of yer dang house????????
Would you as home inspectors WRITE THIS UP on inspection reports?

Some ask, why doesn't BubbaMilk-man talk to,write some in the media or buidling depts etc etc etc........i have!@#!@@##@!!@!!! lololol Fc , they don't GET IT or don't give a shtt! Thankfully, some HERE at Nachi get-it and some at Your Leaking, get it!

I'm a believer/Monkees
....'What's the use in posting, all Bubba gets is pain, when Bubba needed sunshine of his fcg brain.......and then Bubba saw her jugs, now he's a believer'

Beavers r our furry-friends.

InterNACHI inspector booth at Aurora REALTOR Fair in Colorado on April 26, 2013.

NACHI - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 21:10
Inspector booth manned by member Bill Heine of

Thanks Bill!

pressure tank system

NACHI - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 15:57
OK. I see the the pressure tank, 2 pressure switches, gauge, water filters and softner and uv light.

What are the 2 pipes going below grade?
Any other observations or comments are welcome.
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Floridians learning about boilers?

NACHI - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 15:25
Hi, I am about to take the HVAC CE credits. But, I was wondering why we home inspectors in South Florida have to learn about boilers etc...heat systems used in northern climates? I had to take an ASHI course and so much was about things we don't even deal with. I see mostly concrete slab foundations with reinforced brick wall structures, too. Only thing is I''m sure I probably won't retain the information because I don't see northern issues on my home inspections. And I hate wasting time learning something I won't retain! Arg.:)

Magnetrip Panel

NACHI - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 14:44
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Attachment 63729 Todays panel is a Magnetrip with Zinsco breakers.
House was built in 1940. Beside all the double tapping, can anyone fill me in with more comments on this mess.
I already told her to change the whole thing, but have not sent my report yet.
Entire home is 2 prong outlets
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Combining Static and Dynamic Testing: Preventing a Motor Catastrophe

IRINFO - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 13:48
There are those who assume that preventive motor maintenance is the best protective strategy for preventing motor failure and costly downtime.

Interesting statistic about CO deaths

NACHI - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 13:38
According to a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) report, engine driven tools (including electric generators) cause more non-fire CO deaths annually than gas furnaces, water heaters, and ovens combined. In fact, since 2005, there have been over 72% more CO deaths from engine driven tools than from heating systems.

Read the rest of the article at

feed to sub-panel passing through distribution area

NACHI - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 13:35
I don't think this is allowed. Comments welcome.

1... Feed to sub-panel passing through distribution area.
2... Double tap on main lug.
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Understanding Emissivity

IRINFO - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 13:32
Emissivity refers to an object’s ability to radiate infrared energy. Because infrared instruments measure radiant energy, it is imperative for a thermographer to understand emissivity and how it can vary.

InterNACHI in France?

NACHI - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 13:23
One of our new projects is to establish InterNACHI in France.
I will be traveling there this summer and am currently in touch with people in the Real Estate and the Home Building industry.

Kenton and I will be working on this project in the following months.
I am also hoping that my ability to translate will come of use if we decide to adapt the courses to the French market.

As of now we don't have any French members, let's change that!

Founding an inspection industry in Mexico

NACHI - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 01:58
I'm headed for a week in Cuernavaca, Mexico starting April 9 for meetings on development of a Mexican inspection industry. At present there are virtually no in-country pre-purchase or jurisdictional inspectors working in Mexico. We at InterNACHI hope to work with partners in related fields to change this.
I'll be posting while I'm there.

Some Pictures from South Korea

NACHI - Mon, 04/01/2013 - 01:55
Hi folks!

While I'm busy developing InterNACHI features, I'm also slowly traveling the world. I've set up Skype so it will call my phone with a US number, so anyone can still call me at any time without international fees. Here's a few pictures from South Korea!

The strange statues are actually from a town that worships phalluses. The row of animals are based on the Chinese zodiac, each pictured inside a phallus. Hopefully that doesn't offend anyone. I just think it's fascinating that there's an entire national park devoted to it. The world is strange!

There's also a picture of some strange Korean plumbing, at a motel.
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How do you propose to stop these kinds of problems, got milk?

NACHI - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 14:37
How would you, what would you propose to fix,repair,stop these kinds of problems.........

Eh umm, those photos of deteriorated blocks, inside and outside, there are quite a few homeowners who have that shtt and one reason why the inside system terds will COVER,HIDE at least PART of the bottom of the basement wall(s), yep. They don't want anyone, the homeowners, the NEXT HOMEOWNER, a home inspector, city inspector etc to SEE the deterioration they covered up, they didn't correctly identify and didn't fix, got that?

Efflorescence.....this guy 'gets-it', OBVIOUSLY many others do NOT!
in part says, "The best way to prevent the problem is to prevent water from infiltrating the blocks.......Whenever we see this problem, there is usually a leak somewhere that ALLOWS water to ENTER the block wall...."

Find it, find the problem(s), then fix the problem then clean the dumb efflorescence.
Can't do that by misguiding,misinforming people and telling them INCOMPETENT DOGSHTT like, Oh 80%-99% of all peoples problems/leaks are due to the GRADE......nonsense.

Omni Basement Systems $20,000 interior system

NACHI - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 13:58
Says, for about $3,000 you can get a 'partial' system' lololol.
$20,000 for this junk here, block wall....and lady, this isn't 'waterproofing'
Jesus, 'COVERING the wall'....aka hiding the wall and allowing further water to enter and run into a stooopid interior system is NOT 'waterproofing'.
THEY did not 'stop' the water from entering, from where its still entering.
Efflorescence, mold and these terds don't STOP the water and COVER the wall(s).
And $20,000? lol Where's are the do-goody-pumpers of inside system who say,claim they are 'alot cheaper' and other bullshttt.

Then near the end where Lisa-Lisa yaps about paint n shttt, this guy says, "If you want this basement DRY you gotta drain that water away"....aka install the one thing they do,inside system. The water is AGAIN, entering the blocks THROUGH openings/cracks on the OUTSIDE.

Concrete tile roof

NACHI - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 11:07
I inspected a home that was built in 1983. Indications were that a wood shake roof was installed when the home was built. The roof had been replaced with concrete tiles (not sure when, no information available from Realtor, buyer or permit). There was an indication that the roof on the right side of the home appeared to have bowed slightly in the center from top to bottom. The galvanized gutter on the right front of the home appeared to be out of alignment, directing water towards the center of the gutter. The interior ceiling in this area was vaulted, so, of course, no attic to check the structural support. There was no collateral damage observed in the ceiling or the drywall. I suspect that the weight of the concrete tiles may have caused the bowing and gutter issue. What are your thoughts and how would or should you report this? I have attached pictures. Thank you.

By the way, the back side of this roof attic was accessible with 2x8 wood joists, 16" OC. There were no indications of problems on the backside in the attic. The roof was a salt box gable style.
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Happy Easter everyone.

NACHI - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 01:19
Happy Easter.

Brand of service panel

NACHI - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 01:02
I inspected the service panel of a 30 year old home. The identification plate had been removed, so was unable to determine the brand of the service panel. No manufacturer name was found on the circuit breakers either. An idea on the manufacturer of this panel? Thanks.
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Losing one to the cheap guys in town

NACHI - Sun, 03/31/2013 - 00:44
Hi all,

Had an inspection scheduled for Monday am but the buyer found another inspector who specializes in low prices. I'd heard about them before but this is the first time it's mano a mano with them.

The house in question is small and cheap so I think I'll let this one go.
I was going to charge 295.00 but they're charging 185.00!

Galls me to lose an inspection to these bozos but thats the way it is sometimes.

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