Questions Of The Week May 24

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.

No editing is allowed and INELIGIBLE members will be disqualified .

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"

GOOD LUCK!

  1. You see during your inspection that the air conditioning system has supply registers in each bedroom, but only one large return register is located in the center hallway.

    Your FIRST course of action would be to:
    a) Recommend to your client that return ducts be installed in each bedroom
    b) Check to see if the bedroom doors are undercut at the bottom
    c) Report that the life of the A/C equipment will be reduced
    d) Report that the A/C system will not work well
    e) This is a design issue, not functionality

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2) What are these?

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3) More than 20% of the gas used in the United States is wasted by _______

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4) What are the 3 most important functions of a foundation?

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5) _______ is typically made from _______ because it has a similar coefficient of thermal expansion to that of concrete, which minimizes stress on the structure in response to changing temperatures

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WHO sang this on WHAT song?

There ain’t no cure for my blues today

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Thanks for doing these questions AGAIN, Mark. Most appreciate you effort. :+1:

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Great questions as always, Marc. :slight_smile:

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1: c
2: WTH. Taking a guess it’s a junction box for lighting at the fence permitter, and perhaps the motorized gate. There’s an outlet for sure. The black heat sink may represent a transformer.
3: heat energy lost up chimney due to low AFUE appliances.
3: support sill plate gravity, provide a barrier to pests, account for uneven ground.
5: reinforcement / steel
S: Eddie Cochran Summertime Blues

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  1. B., but I would also recommend pass through vents if I thought it was necessary
  2. large one on the left is a voltage transformer, either for a pool light or landscape lighting, the one on the right is a junction box for a pool light.
  3. wasted by idling, sitting in traffic?
  4. Base to support the weight of the structure, to level the structure, and to raise it off grade level (water intrusion)
    5.Rebar, from steel
    6.Mary Chapin Carpenter, “down at the twist and shout”
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Great questions Marc. Thanks.

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Excellent as usual Marc !!

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  1. B
  2. 110 power supply with plug and a transformer for low voltage lighting.
  3. Leaks and spills
  4. To transmit and distribute the total load of the structure to a larger area of underlying support.
    To prevent differential settlement of the structure.
    To provide stability to the structure.
  5. Rebar, Steel
    Mary Chapin Carpenter “Down at the Twist and Shout”
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Congrats to
Jim Gilbert
Daniel Horton
Got 5 of 6!

  1. You see during your inspection that the air conditioning system has supply registers in each bedroom, but only one large return register is located in the center hallway.

    Your FIRST course of action would be to:
    a) Recommend to your client that return ducts be installed in each bedroom
    b) Check to see if the bedroom doors are undercut at the bottom
    c) Report that the life of the A/C equipment will be reduced
    d) Report that the A/C system will not work well
    e) This is a design issue, not functionality
    B
    Home inspection study guide Flashcards | Quizlet

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2) What are these?

pic of pool high voltage transformer with light switch, light wiring J-Box

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3) More than 20% of the gas used in the United States is wasted by _______
Pilot Lights

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4) What are the 3 most important functions of a foundation?
To transmit and distribute the total load of the structure to a larger area of underlying support.
To prevent differential settlement of the structure.
To provide stability to the structure

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5) _______ is typically made from _______ because it has a similar coefficient of thermal expansion to that of concrete, which minimizes stress on the structure in response to changing temperatures
rebar
steel

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WHO sang this on WHAT song?

There ain’t no cure for my blues today
Mary Chapin Carpenter - Down At The Twist And Shout
8,935,336 views

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Thanks for the questions AGAIN, Mark! You are appreciated. :+1:

And, congrats Jim and Daniel!

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Well done, guys. :+1:

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Great questions and thanks. Always enjoy these.
@mgoldenberg

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WTG, @jgilbert10 & @dhorton2. :+1:

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Congrats to Jim and Daniel.
Good job.

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Thanks guys! Need more people to participate!! :grinning:

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Well done Jim and Daniel. Great Questions, Marc. I learn stuff every week from these quizzes.

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Congratulations Jim and Daniel!

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Congrats to Jim and Daniel !!

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