Questions of the week 10/30/2016**
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.
Courtesy of Nick Gromicko.
Winners of the Question of The Week shall request their prize by emailing email@example.com and submitting their Mailing address for shipping.
Allow 2 weeks for delivery.
- Which of the following item is not a general rule for laying out stairs? **
A. The sum of two risers is always the same.
B. The sum of one riser and one tread should be between 17 and 18 inches.
C. The number of treads and risers is always the same.
D. The product obtained by multiplying one riser height by the tread width should be between 7.0 and 7.5 inches.
2. What should be placed on top of a concrete foundation wall to isolate the bottom plate from the concrete? **
A. Sill gasket.
B. Filler strip.
C. Continuous bead of caulking.
D. 25 mm (1") of rigid insulation.**
- What defines the stringer for a circular stair? **
A. The slope of both stringers are the same.
B. The slope of the outside stringer is greater than the slope of the inside stringer.
C. The slope and run of both stringers are the same.
D. The slope of the inside stringer is greater than the slope of the outside stringer.
4. When installing scissor trusses how should they be attached to the exterior bearing wall? **
A. Installing hurricane clips.
B. Nail down thru the top chord with galvanized nails.
C. Installing a dedicated scissor truss hanger.
D. Toe-nailing to the top plate on both sides of the truss.
Good Luck inspectors!