Nick Gromicko Your Opinion Is Wanted

Inter Nachi - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 17:26
OK, first let preempt by saying this is absolutely not an attack on anyone or any business. This is simply a request for the opinion of Mr. Nick Gromicko the founder of InterNACHI which is the largest Home Inspector association in the world.

Nick what is your opinion on a Certified, Professional Home Inspector selling for money, gifts, other products or any other type of compensation, their clients Private/personal information to a third party who may use that information for their own purposes?

Thew question is NOT directed towards any specific products, the question is simply about the selling of clients persona;/private data to any third party.

Nick I know you made some opinions clear a few months back when you yourself started the thread about HON. I am assuming you still think this is an important subject to address.

Please don't spin anything anyone, I really want a straight answer/opinion from Nick as many of us here value his opinions.



Wind Mit form

Inter Nachi - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 16:31
Just wondering what programs or options are out there to fill out the wind mit form. I use HIP, but I do not want to use the iphone app. Should I buy a pdf filler to fill out the form or buy a program like windsurance? and with an online program like that do I need to get the clients signiture online, how do I get them to fill out the form if I do it all online? thanks in advance for any tips.

Has Anyone Received Threats From Dingleberry ?

Inter Nachi - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 02:32

Are these horizontal cracks in the foundation dangerous?

Inter Nachi - Sun, 07/07/2013 - 02:15
My family and I have just moved into a duplex that we’re renting. The house is joined to another house. We share one wall with the other house. We’re not in a row of townhouses.

I’m not a structural engineer, but have concerns about the foundation of the house. I’ve heard that horizontal cracks are bad in a foundation and we have some very long ones in the foundation that span the length of entire walls. One of these wall long cracks on one of the west walls extends right into the south wall and continues on. I’ve attempted to attach pictures of this particular crack to this post, but seem unable to.

The cracks have been patched/filled with concrete at some point, and it looks like the filled concrete has been sanded down to smooth it out, so it’s really hard to tell how wide the cracks actually are. The foundation walls don’t appear to be bowing, but I’d like to understand better whether or not the cracks are dangerous. There’s also vertical cracks in the foundation.

I know it’s hard to judge from just photographs, but are these cracks dangerous, considering that the walls are flat and flush? What’s the difference between a horizontal crack that’s dangerous and one that’s not? Or are all horizontal cracks something to be concerned about?

Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to reply.

Pervious concrete to provide polluting runoffs

Inter Nachi - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 23:01
Been out for awhile, but pretty amazing to see the water disappear;

I guess screw jacks are acceptable now!!

Inter Nachi - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 21:38
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777 Plane Crash in San Fransisco

Inter Nachi - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 20:01
Plane crash in SF. Looks like survivors.

Trajedy in Lac-Magantic

Inter Nachi - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 19:00
Question what really did happen!!!!
How many lives lost is not determined at this time.

Is this right?

Inter Nachi - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 18:57
I've been studying using the exam tool and came across the question and answer below. I thought efficiency was increased by pulling more heat out out of the combustion process which would DECREASE temperature of flue gas. Am I wrong?

Question: High-efficiency gas furnaces improve heating efficiency by _____

answer: increasing air flow and the temperature of flue-gas exhaust

furnace date for Air ease?

Inter Nachi - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 02:33
Anybody help me with the date of this Air Ease furnace date?
Serial # 8400m11991


Indirect waste and trap for a dishwasher

Inter Nachi - Sat, 07/06/2013 - 01:20
Anyone seen something like this before for a dishwasher discharge?

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Interesting Object on roof -

Inter Nachi - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 23:38
Found this on a roof today - Completely baffled - No openings - can not see under as it is finished to rafter underneath - However entertaining I am not interested if you think it maybe some sort of Alien Antenna of "unknown origin" type of item - LOL :D. BUT, if you got an idea I would love to see it.
OH - and there is no drainage system below the "said" item. I think I have an Idea but was wondering what others had in mind.
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Fixture on Wall

Inter Nachi - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 21:00
Can anybody tell me what this fixture on a condo bedroom wall in California is?
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Screwed main breaker

Inter Nachi - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 17:14
I suspect the screw is to flush the breakers, but is there an issue?
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Found in basement

Inter Nachi - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 16:49
This mornings inspection I came across this white stuff in a basement. I have never seen Efflorescence this bad before, but I'm assuming that is what is is. The basement had evidence of recent moisture intrusion. Am I correct?
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Nick Gromicko on Sewer Gas Death in KC Star

Inter Nachi - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 12:50
See other.

My tribute to 4th of July PIC.

Inter Nachi - Fri, 07/05/2013 - 02:11
Happy 4th!
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Crawlspace Inspection

Inter Nachi - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 20:46
Recently I have inspected two homes with no crawlspace access. Both clients back out on the deal due to not knowing what it looks like under the house, very understandable. Does anyone out there have a camera devise or something they use to inspect 10 to 12 inch crawls? I'm not sure a camera would do a good enough job for the liability involved.

Clipped Gable wind mit

Inter Nachi - Thu, 07/04/2013 - 15:48
Need a little advice. Inspected a home with a clipped gable roof on all four sides. What hurricane strap photos does one take? The strap tieing down the gabel wall? That seems to be all I can Identify at this point?

Thanks in advance.
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