Welcome to another round of Questions of The Week!
Looks like I finally stumped the Brainiacs out there?? So let’s run the questions for another week to see if there are any new Brainiacs out there!
Please read the Introduction and requirements, changes may have been made.
A member of the Awards Committee will post questions, at a random day/time.
Eligible members may make one post per question thread to answer the questions, and the eligible member’s winning entry must have all parts of the questions answered completely in that one post. Editing your one answer post allowed will result in disqualification.
Any disregard to the above and divulging the correct answers or giving hints/references will cause a disqualification.
First correct answers (as judged by the Awards Committee or Poster of the Questions) wins.
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Choose your prize from the following list!:
** $50.00 gift certificate from Inspector Outlet
** Case of books "Now That You’ve had A Home Inspection"
** Seventeen Custom Branded Videos value $50.00 ~ your choice!
If no eligible winner after 48 hours the Questions will be open to all members.
Good luck and let’s play Spot The Issues!
Q1: What is wrong in these pictures and how would you handle this? To help the following items are noted.
–The first picture is looking toward the garage walk through door into the home. The second picture is looking from the entryway toward the garage.
–The garage only has an attic above it with a gabled roof and the gable end wall facing to the front of the home (to the right where the overhead doors are).
–Other than the sawn lumber the engineered wood is Boise Cascade I-Joists and as seen here a quad Versa-Lam LVL.
–Hangers are Simpson Strong-Tie.
–Exterior walls are ZipWall Structural sheathing.
–The home has two exterior HVAC condenser units.
–Wiring is copper 12/2 with ground.
Q2: The last picture was new construction and so is this but you may even see this on an existing home where they have not used gypsum board in the garage outer walls. This is the very corner of the garage and house. What’s wrong here?
Q3: What is this we’re looking at? What is the problem with it? To help the last image is from a Flir TG165. They’re useless for real thermal imaging but they have a whole heck of a lot of other uses like this one. Since you (or my client) could not be there to touchy feely things then a picture really is worth 1000 words! Some additional help the temperature outside was 85 Degrees Fahrenheit. The house is a 2007 build.
Q4: How many issues can you find here? Yep that’s the gas heater/air handler of the same unit in Q3 above.
Q5: This is from a new home final inspection. How many issues can you find in this picture?