Is this a breach of firewall

NACHI - Sat, 03/30/2013 - 22:05
This is in the garage of a new home? It is a crawlspace access. Is it a breach of firewall?
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OntarioAchi AGM

NACHI - Sat, 03/30/2013 - 21:05
The Ontario Association of Certified Home Inspectors is over 1 year old. The AGM date has been set for 15th April, 2013.

All inspectors that wish to attend and vote at this AGM must ensure they have paid their membership to the Association prior to the week before.

Full members will be receiving nomination forms over the next week or two asking for peoples names who are prepared to be Board Members.

There are three open positions on the board this year. Board members must be practicing their profession in Ontario.

You can join here

Iowa Foundation Repair?!@#@!??

NACHI - Sat, 03/30/2013 - 19:03
How screwed up is this guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ](*,)](*,)#-o#-o

YOUR outta your cotton-pickin' melon bro!!!!!!!!

Bowed wall.....EXTERIOR FRIGGIN cracks, water entering through those g damn cracks YET, ole Justin here doesn't get it either, what a FK!

Efflorescence you say is caused by what?????????????? lolOLOLolol

And the dumb shtt says/recommends for this/any like this to drill holes in bottom blocks, let DUHHH water out and put a vapor barrier, a pretty bright white barrier......................what a BUNCH of BULLLSHTTT.

Azz wipe, the water is getting IN those blocks THROUGH exterior cracks, cracked parging etc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All YOUR fruity azz wants to do to homeowners is fart around and drill some holes, pftttt and then HIDE the wall with a stooooooooooopid,incompetent CHEAP piece of shtttt vapor barrier. ](*,)](*,)](*,)](*,)](*,)

WHO the fk recommends, hires these kinds of pumpkin-heads!

Time off...

NACHI - Sat, 03/30/2013 - 18:02
Is what I'm about to get.
In 40 mins I will board a plane to LAX, spend a couple hours there, then at 11:30pm, I'll be getting on another flight to Melbourne Australia, to come back 10 days later :mrgreen:
If anyone wants a beer (or coffee) on me at LAX, let me me know.

Keep busy inspecting and making money my friends :D

Now accepting Defect Pictures for April

NACHI - Sat, 03/30/2013 - 16:48
Let us see what you guys have found in the past month.

Accepting Best Defect Pictures for April.

Remember, just one submission per Member, but join in every month to win.


members section

NACHI - Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:37
Is any else's member section not available

Citizens 4pt

NACHI - Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:08
Does anyone have a fillable pdf version of the Citizens 4pt "Revised" with photo pages? Mine is the older one. I don't normally use this form, but need to in this case.

Ridge vent openings

NACHI - Sat, 03/30/2013 - 13:55
Is there a specified distance for the roof decking opening when installing a ridge vent?

This seemed excessive and also looks like portions of this is missing the mesh materials.
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Members only section

NACHI - Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:13
Is anyone else's member only section not working. It keeps saying I have to join . or its disabled

older brass gas connectors

NACHI - Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:59
Could we get a few good photos of these types of connectors? Since they have been determined to be dangerous, it would be nice to know exactly what we're looking for. The government site does not provide a good picture of such connections.

CE courses

NACHI - Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:32
Are there additional CE courses besides the ones listed under required and optional? Are any new courses going to be released soon?

We Make It Safer

NACHI - Sat, 03/30/2013 - 02:22
A Great resource for checking on CPSC recalls for your clients and it's free.

Check out Square-One Inspection Recall page here. :D

Drip edge: Over or under tar paper at the eave?

NACHI - Fri, 03/29/2013 - 04:02
Vote please... thanks!

Homeowner's Newsletter Update

NACHI - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 21:26
Alright, folks!

The next step in the Homeowner's Newsletter is here.

Here are the changes I've made:

- You can manage your subscribers at
- Now the email uses your company name, not your personal name.
- Your website is now linked prominently with your company name in the first line of the newsletter.
- You can choose, via your InterNACHI profile, whether the newsletter will use your ID photo or your company logo.

Here is my plan for the immediate future:
- A complete redesign of the newsletters. Input from you guys leads me to believe the newsletter will be more effective if we include less text and more links instead.

In addition, we aren't selling any subscriber lists... :)

Keep sending your suggestions to Let me know what you think!

From the hills of northern South Korea, where I'm on a working vacation!

- Tim

Mentorship in Denver,CO.

NACHI - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 21:23
Hello everybody...its "the new kid on the block"...I feel priveleged to be a member, and am anxious to complete my required courses and be
InterNACHI certified! Sooo straight to the point, I am looking to hook up with an established Inspector, in the Denver metro area, to let me join an inspection or two so I can get a better idea of what to expect. I have been in the trades for more than 20 years, so I'm not a dumbass by any means . I understand its difficult to conduct a thorough, and professional inpsection if youre trying to train somebody...and probably doesn't look good to the client/customer. I would appreciate any time/advice anyone can extend to me. My shedule is wide open,as I am currently unemployed ,and am devoting all my time to getting my business off the ground. Thank you, in advance to anyone who can help me out.:D

South Boston Inspector needed

NACHI - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 21:19
I have a client that is willing to pay a professional fee for a professional service. She bought a condo here and is buying a house or condo on the south side of Boston. She is looking for thermal infrared technology and a good knowledgeable inspector.

She mentioned energy efficiency as well.

She paid a professional price with no hesitation.

Send me a PM with your name and website please...

Thanks in advance

Citizens And Our Reports

NACHI - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 19:04
this e-mail rec'd today from a customer's ins. agent:

"Pete Citizens has notify me that the wind mitigation file is corrupt and they cannot see the photos. Can you please forward me a new copy without any securities or passwords. I can open the file and I can see the photos but Citizens has list the file to be corrupted and therefore his wind mitigation credits have been removed and his policy premium has increased."

I don't know WTF this AH is talking about. We send all reports as a simple pdf.

Is anyone else getting this kind of B.S. feedback from AH ins agents?

Did you know - WSIB - Ontario Inspectors

NACHI - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 18:58
Are you aware that the new WSIB regulations went into effect on January 1st, 2013. I'm not an expert but here's a few key points to consider:
  • Inspections fall into the "construction" category
  • Inspectors may remain exempt if:
    • the inspector is only performing residential inspections for the homeowner or prospective homeowner
    • the inspector is paid by the homeowner or prospective homeowner
  • If we do any work in commercial inspections, or are paid by anyone else, then exemption is lost for a minimum of 3 months and all revenue (less direct material costs) in that 3 months is subject to WSIB fees
  • Enforcement is via usual methods – audits, audits of others, medical injury reports etc

Roof Type Question

NACHI - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 14:54
This roof is pretty old and not in great shape what kind of roofing material might this be? the shingle material is pretty thick - maybe an 1/8 to 3/16th. its very stiff, no flex at all. Its not slate or tile. Is it just an old asphalt shingle thats well beyond its life span?
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So who is this guy?

NACHI - Thu, 03/28/2013 - 14:32

This is a message from: David Wicker <>
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Dear InterNACHI member,
I hope that your new year is starting off with great success and good health.
As we enter into the first quarter of the year you may be seeing your renewals coming up for you insurance programs.
I can provide both professional liability (E&O) and general liability insurance programs.
If you would like to discuss your options or to get a quote please feel free to contact me below.
Talk Soon.
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