Building Permits

Inter Nachi - Wed, 07/03/2013 - 03:20
How does one go about finding out if a building permit was pulled? I’ve been on the states .gov site but no luck a lot of info on how to apply for one. Do I need special access to search/see permits? I recommend to my client to inquire about permits but not sure how easy they are to find.

Exhaust/intake vent under a deck

Inter Nachi - Wed, 07/03/2013 - 02:39
I am looking for documentation on installation location of a vent (combination intake and exhaust) for a furnace under the deck.

I feel the exhaust could very easily be drawn back into the system with this set up.

Any ideas?


While the endless debate goes on....

Inter Nachi - Wed, 07/03/2013 - 01:36
While those scurry and try this and try that on calling this one an idiot and that one a liar. Some of us have been using our time to provide a better service to our clients.

Instead of using all my time trying to discredit others, we endlessly work on our business.

Please all of you keep up the fight and keeping calling everyone and using your time try and "one up" the other is the latest creating finally done!

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So keep up the fight guys! You doing wonders for your business!
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Insurance claims

Inter Nachi - Wed, 07/03/2013 - 00:53
If this roof belong to you personally would you have filed a claim for repair and or replacement???????
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Selecting The Right Tool

Inter Nachi - Tue, 07/02/2013 - 22:31
Telescopic ladder or the Little Giant?

New Statefarm required four point form

Inter Nachi - Tue, 07/02/2013 - 21:10
WOW. Have any of you guys seen the new Statefarm four point form? New requirement to use only thier form starting July 22,2013
Love to here your feedback on this one.

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Inter Nachi - Tue, 07/02/2013 - 20:58
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Skylights / WMit.....

Inter Nachi - Tue, 07/02/2013 - 20:32
From this morning, had this house with skylights on a covered porch. No Hip credits on this place.
Question, IF THIS ROOF WAS a Hip credit with the perimeter of this porch is not calculated in total lineal footage, what box to check ? N/A or no opening protection for the SL's ? Are these counted only if in main body of the roof ?
Don't think I've ran into this setup before........
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Building systems

Inter Nachi - Tue, 07/02/2013 - 16:24
Hi Everyone,
I am wanting to build a new building in my country side with a latest design and modern facilities. Somebody told me to contact]building automation systems.[/URL]
Is it the right choice for me?

panel pal

Inter Nachi - Tue, 07/02/2013 - 15:04
Any one know where I can buy a panel pal?

panel pal

Inter Nachi - Tue, 07/02/2013 - 15:03
Any one know where I can buy a panel pal?

Now That KS Licensing is Gone

Inter Nachi - Mon, 07/01/2013 - 03:32
This PM several people sent me an email sent out by the Kansas group called KAREI ........ Roughly 57 inspectors in Kansas.

For general info, when the push for licensing got heated several years ago, 4 ASHI inspectors in Wichita incorporated themselves as KAREI (Kansas Association of Real Estate Inspectors). They got the Wichita ASHI group and 1 of the 2 ASHI Chapters in KC to sign most of their members up in KAREI (and at least in KC the ASHI chapter paid most or all of their members dues into KAREI) AND overnight here was the NEW voice of home inspectors in Kansas AND they went along with the Realtors attempt to license us. SO the Realtors looked very favorably on them.

FYI - There was already a state home inspectors group in Kansas called KARCI (Kansas Association of Residential & Commercial Inspectors) that was about 45 members strong AND made up of iNACHI, ASHI, NAHI and non affiliated inspectors BUT they opposed licensing UNLESS the real estate community could show a demonstrated need (the Realtors could never show that SO that never happened). KARCI opposed licensure, so the Realtors and KAREI / ASHI opposed KARCI.

Now that Kansas licensing is dead, read the attached email the KAREI group is sending out to home inspectors. It kinda looks like they want to MAKE themselves a legit REGISTRATION and VOICE and SoP for all Home Inspectors in Kansas AND once more try to CONTROL Kansas inspectors

Interesting .................

PS ........... Almost forgot after the original 3 man SoP committee (1 each of ASHI, NAHI & NACHI inspectors) got done spending a month or 2 working up the Kansas SoP / COE, etc and sent it to Jeff Barnes / Mr Barnes apparently did not like their work so he and the KAREI president Kerry Parham rewrote them. If you look at the COE for example they basically changed 2 sentences in ASHI's national COE and called it the Kansas COE.

Simplicity at work .................
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House built in 2003

Inter Nachi - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 23:57
See attached. Coils have been replace once already, these are current pictures. All plumbing fixtures replaced including water heater and copper piping to water heater. What do you think?
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Now taking Nominations for Best Defect Pictures for July

Inter Nachi - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 19:48
Now is the time here, to submitt your Best Defect Pictures for July.

Good luck to all and thanks to the ones that participate. :):D

Happy birthday Paul Abernathy.

Inter Nachi - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 16:32
Happy birthday.

Bad roof ?

Inter Nachi - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 14:02
Im selling my house. Its approximately 88 years old. Inspection day comes, I know theres nothing wrong with it, minus a few minor issues.

The roof is 21 years old. I noted that on the disclosure. There are two areas, approximately 3 square feet, each, that have been repaired. I live in central NY. Over the last week, we received 2 plus inches of rain. Half of the attic is finished. No water spots, no wet rafters, AT ALL.

Home inspector, decides to scare the twenty something year old girl buying the house by saying the entire roof is bad and needs to be replaced.

Not sure if i can load pics of it, if i can i will. Ill load the links to photobucket site. Please let me know if you think im wrong about the roof still being serviceable.

Thanks for your time...

Should I Buy An Extended Warranty?

Inter Nachi - Sun, 06/30/2013 - 12:22
Thread purpose: To discuss the value and your experiences with extended warranties. Let's see if we can all have a civil discussion.

I'll start with this article.

6 Reasons Why You Should Never Purchase an Extended Warranty

Quote: Personally, I cannot think of one instance where purchasing an extended warranty is a good idea. There are simply too many downsides to make them worth the money, and furthermore, there are other forms of purchase protection that offer sufficient peace of mind.
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