Originally Posted By: kmcmahon
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I read"The Illustrated Home" and I read the whole thing…its nothing but 1500 illustrations and they are in very small print, so get glasses and good light cause I had some massive headaches after reading for an hour. Very good resource though. Code check books are also a great source of info. I read those. and all of the “a practial guide to home inspections”(all of them, I think there are 6) were a good source to learn inspecting.
I just took and passed the NHIE after 2 solid months of reading. (my 20 years of construction background didn’t hurt either!)
Also, every day for a month I spent at least 3 hours reading all the posts on here…very good source of information from some very knowledgeable pro’s!
P.S. if you go to other sites, shy away from the pissing matches about the professional organizations out there....nothing but a waste of time reading those IMO. Your time is better spent reading technical posts and ethics posts.(yes, there are ethics questions on the NHEI!)
Good luck and let us know how you did when you take the test!
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