I would like to address the privet e-mails of Mr. Larsen & Mr. Blottger as well as address Greg B.
I have been forewarned by these members that my gunpowder is smoldering and I should temper my responses. I agree!
However, I tend to call it like I see it.
Greg, I only responded to the HVAC post that you made today, however you have made others within the recent past (severity of moisture through a foundation wall?) that are similar and I did temper my responses.
There is nothing wrong with asking a question. There is never a stupid question! However, I see a profile where numerous issues, which often is not even an issue, is being addressed by you over this website. Actually, that’s fine. It makes all us “old folks” think about it for a while. However, my concern is that you may be depending on the responses of this website to formulate your inspection report, and that is not appropriate!
There is a difference between clarification and education. At some point in time, if you don’t understand something you see (which is out of the ordinary in most inspections) you need to ask for help. However, the reason for white powdery substance on the interior of a foundation wall should be obvious to even the unseasoned home inspector who has adequate education.
Education! This is the point of the post.
This bulletin board is not necessarily here to educate you. There is an abundance of educational opportunities through this bulletin board and NACHI that you can take advantage of. I would highly recommended that you evaluate what you’re asking. It appears that you have no earthly clue about some of the things you’re asking. If this is the case, education is in order and should be considered. If this is just the way you write to get a response for peoples opinions, so be it.
I apologize again.
As I stated I don’t want to get in your cornflakes, however the time I spend on this bulletin board is limited, though I try to read as much as I can because I always learn something. However, I refuse to answer questions about certain issues, and one of those issues is things that even the most inexperienced home inspector should have some experience and/or education in. As I said, it may be the way you post questions, but I don’t think I am here to answer the most basic question to which the answer should be known.
Again, I am by no means trying to degrade any question that anyone posts to this board. However, a pattern is evident, and today I felt like I would address that.