Tool list for home inspectors

- • Combustion Analyzer that also measures CO – My preference is the Testo 310. . See A comparison of three gas sniffers. • Pin-probe moisture meter  – See Protimeter Surveymaster: The best moisture meter for home inspectors. • Infrared Camera – See FLIR E6: the best infrared camera for home inspectors. The Surveymaster does both. • Combustible Gas Detector – I prefer the TIF8900. • Non-contact moisture meter – See above. It’s extremely durable and the battery lasts forever ..More

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Concealed damage: a home inspector’s homeownership woes, part 1

- If you’re a homeowner, you will incur unexpected expenses. In conclusion, this was concealed damage that had being happening for a long time. Even after I thought that I had fixed the problem, water kept coming in. . Tune in next week for more concealed damage and home inspector homeownership woes; my dad has a story to tell about a nasty odor in his basement and how he had to rip his wall apart to fix it. There is simply no getting around that ..More

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Magic wand? I’d change the home inspection contingency form.

- This home inspection checklist would look something like this:. If I were in charge, there would be several more boxes on this form that the seller had to check. This would force the seller to actively acknowledge their responsibility to make their home accessible for home inspections. ..More

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CSST bonding requirements (another update)

- While the manufacturers of these products do not require special bonding, the Minnesota Fuel Gas Code makes no exception to the bonding requirements for these products. What about the black stuff? Some manufacturers of CSST offer a product with a black outer “arc-resistant” jacket, which is designed to show that it’s an arc-resistant product. Two such examples of these products are CounterStrike® and FlashShield™. . For more info on that topic, check out this document on CSST bonding from Pro-Flex. Both products still need to be bonded ..More

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There are bad apples in every bunch

- That’s the version that got all of the shares. That’s where the first version of the article, shown above, ended. The second version of the article is the one that contains incorrect information about standards for home inspections. . The screen shot at right shows a few more of the titles floating around. Here’s one of them: Home inspectors need to play by rules ..More

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