Questions Of The Week January 2 2021

Welcome To Questions of The Week!

A member of the Awards Committee will post questions, at a random day/time.

Members may make one post per question thread to answer the questions, and the 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.

First correct answers (as judged by the Awards Committee or Poster of the Questions) wins.
Request your choice by emailing fastreply@nachi.org and submit your Mailing address for shipping.

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!
https://certifiedmasterinspector.org/video-contest

All members are eligible… … …
Good luck!

  1. Getting a home inspection?
    Name three consumer mistakes that may hurt your cause

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2) Name four things home inspectors do not do

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3) Cords or plugs were involved in _______ percent of home fires but _______ percent of the deaths.
Extension cords dominated the cord or plug category.

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4) They use electric current to encode, analyze, or transmit information

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5) Inspect this

051d

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Good 'ol extra credit!
WHO sang this on WHAT song?
They’ll break your back, give you a heart attack

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Thanks for doing these Marc! It is appreciated. :grin:

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Let’s see what happens with the music.
Every time I think no one gets it, they do!

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New Year here we go!

  1. need a little more clarification on this question. Are we the consumer or the inspector?

  2. remove dead front, walk roofs, operate shut off valves, turn on equipment that is off.

  3. 7% and 9%

  4. electronics

  5. The Inspector observed a missing high loop in the discharge line of the dishwasher. The high loop in the drain hose of your dishwasher is to keep water from settling in the hose if it were hanging down any lower or horizontally. The Inspector recommends have a licensed plumber install a high loop.

Glad to be doing these again!! That’s for taking the time for these questions!!

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Name consumer mistakes choosing an inspector that can hurt their cause

On #2 you forgot the big bean burrito you got caught munching on that dripped on the carpet… … …

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I’m dumb I didn’t process question one good enough haha.

  1. not researching their own inspector, choosing the cheapest inspector, not reading the standards of practice, going with the REA’s “preferred” guy, not attending the inspection, not doing due dilligence on the inspectors credentials.

  2. I can list about 20 more things lol

Thanks again for doing these questions!!

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Another great set of questions, Marc!

  1. Shopping by cost, not researching the inspector, settling on the availability of the inspector.
  2. cite code, inspection of areas/components that may be hazardous or dangerous to the inspector. Move personal items that may restrict a visual inspection. Operate cooling systems/equipment if the external temperature is below 65 degrees.
  3. 9% and 10 %
  4. Communications
  5. High loop missing in the dishwasher discharge line. Recommend qualified plumber correct.
    xtra. “Something in the Water” by Pokey LaFarge
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  1. Not researching the inspector, not attending the inspection, and not thoroughly reading the inspection report.
  2. Get invasive, move furnishings/stored items, give names of who to call for further evaluation/repair/replacement/etc, perform repairs on the inspected properties themselves.
  3. 1 percent & 7 percent
  4. Electronic devices
  5. No high loop at dishwasher drain hose, signs of leakage at faucet lines and garburator/sink mount, receptacle not GFCI.
  6. Pokey LaFarge - Something In The Water
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Great job Marc !!!

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Man it feels good to be back into the game mix. I maxed my wins out too early in 2020 haha.

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Scott, I checked the breaker box and this outlet was on a GFCI :rofl:

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When I checked the outlet it was not GFCI protected, with the age of the house there was no GFCI protection in the panel or in the kitchen or bath. :flushed:

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Congrats to JACOB KAUFMAN.
I’m pleased Joseph & Scott got the music question.
You guys know music has always been a big part of my life.

  1. Getting a home inspection?
    Name three consumer mistakes that may hurt your cause
    Not researching the inspector
    Not attending the inspection
    Not reading the inspection report
    Not getting a presale inspection
    Not prepping the home
    https://www.bankrate.com/mortgages/5-biggest-home-inspection-mistakes/

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2) Name four things home inspectors do not do
Report on Cosmetics
Perform Destructive Testing
Perform Repairs
Issue a Pass or Fail Grade
Issue a Certificate of Occupancy
Life Expectancy of the Property or Components
Determine Value
Determine Boundary Lines or Encoachments
Determine the Presence of Hazardous Materials
Determine Air Quality
Proposition the owner’s wife… … …

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3) Cords or plugs were involved in _______ percent of home fires but _______ percent of the deaths. Extension cords dominated the cord or plug category
seven
nine


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4) They use electric current to encode, analyze, or transmit information.
Electronic devices
In addition to computers, they include mobile phones, TV remotes, DVD and CD players, and digital cameras

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5) Inspect this
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Dishwasher Drain Lines
The reason for the high loop is to prevent the potential backflow of water into the dishwasher and to prevent improper drainage of water. Even though dishwashers come from the factory with the drain looped up high against the side of the dishwasher, this is not an acceptable substitute for the high loop underneath the kitchen sink.
It is required by most jurisdictions and manufacturers that dishwasher drain lines be installed with a high loop. This prevents the dirty water that is being drained from being inadvertently pulled back into the dishwasher or even siphoned back into the water system.

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WHO sang this on WHAT song?
They’ll break your back, give you a heart attack
Pokey LaFarge
Something in the Water
1,941,035 views The woman is his girlfrriend

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Way to study and win, Jacob Kaufman!..Nice! :nerd_face: LOL!

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Great job Jacob !!

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Congrats Jacob.

Great job Jacob!

Congratulations, Jacob, Excellent Job, :+1: :smiley:

Congrats, Jacob!

#3 should be 1% & 7%. :smile:

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