Welcome to another round of Questions of The Week!
Questions of the week:
Introduction and requirements:
A member of the Award Committee will post a question, at a random day/time.
A competing member may make one post per question thread to answer the question and the member’s winning entry must have all parts of the question answered completely in that one post. Editing your one answer post allowed will result in disqualification.
Winnings will be limited to no more than 6 times in a given year, the objective is to allow as many Members a chance to win as possible.
Any disregard to the above and divulging the correct answers will forfeit the weekly winnings.
So please refrain from participating if you have already won in the maximum for the Year.
First correct answer (as judged by the Awards Committee or Poster of the Question) wins.
The lucky winner will get a case of “Now that you’ve had a Home Inspection Books” shipped to them at their address on file. Make sure your Address on File with Inachi is correct.
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This week is going to be a little different from the traditional QOTW. The answers will be essay form, not multiple choice. There are multiple correct responses. All correct responses will be acknowledged as winners and be afforded all of the fame, accolades and peer recognition that go with winning, however, the physical prize will go to the first correct response submitted by a member with fewer than 500 total posts.
Here is your mission should you choose to accept it:
Being an InterNACHI certified inspector, you inspected a new house with a Jacuzzi brand Hyro-Massage Therapy Device. You included the following deficiency description in your report:
<The Hyro-Massage/Spa tub lacks access to inspect and service the pump/motor assembly.>
The builder/contractor tells your client “Well that’s just your inspector’s opinion.”
Your challenge is to defend the opinion by providing an authoritative source reference and citation so that your client can use to refute the claim that your statement is only your opinion. Choose carefully because your credibility with your client is at stake.
Valid authoritative sources include things such as:
- Manufacturer installation instructions;
- International and other standards (e.g., FMA/AAMA 100, ASTM…);
- Manufacturer Industry Associations (e.g., Brick Industry Association, Fenestration Manufacturers Associations, Air Diffusion Council; DASMA…);
- State or Association Standards of Practice;
- Prescriptive model building codes (e.g., IRC, NEC…);
- Articles with source references (you can use the source referenced in an article if it’s valid)
Things that are not authoritative sources include:
- Random website references (e.g., inspectapedia.com);
- Pre-programmed defect descriptions from your report software;
- NACHI or other training materials unless you validate and include their authoritative sources.
Provide one source which supports the deficiency description. Include: the name of the resource; reference (page, section, article, etc.); citation or excerpt that from the source; link if available.