Originally Posted By: Nancy Jones
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Just wanted to say thank you for all of the great information on this site. I’m not in the Home Inspection business yet but plan to be within the next 5 years. I’ve spent a lot of time reading and looking at the message board, code of ethics, standards of practice, inspection photo gallery, the 55 hour online course, and taking the online exam. I have learned a lot from this site and just wanted to say thanks for providing so much information for those of us wanting to get into the business.

Right now I am employed as a draftsperson for an engineering company that designs conveyor belt systems for paper mills. The engineering company I work for is also part of a large construction company. I have also worked on the construction side doing document control, submittals, punch lists and damage assessments. The latest being damage assessments on a couple of condos hit by hurricane Ivan. Doing these damage assessments made me more determined than ever to have a career in home inspection. I have and advanced certificate in carpentry and cabinet making and an associates degree in Architectural drafting.

Any advice to a future home inspector would be greatly appreciated and thanks again for all of the great info and pictures.


Originally Posted By: rzimmerman
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You are off to a great start as you found NACHI. Good Luck

Now for my marketing ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif)
As you work for a company which is involved with the conveyor systems I wanted to introduce myself.

I provide Infrared thermography services in Florida and parts of the US. Conveyor systems are one place where IR can shine. AS many conveyors are in constant use, the ability to have down-time is seldom there. But, conveyor systems have MANY moving parts which can and do wear out. IR can look at these parts and locate potential failures before they end up costing the company unscheduled outages. Simply checking the guide bearings on a large system could take days using conventional methods. An IR scan can be accomplished while the system is running to locate problems. Then down-time is limited to replacing 1 or 2 bearings. This is very cost effective.

I would welcome the opportunity to discuss this in greater detail with you or someone from your company. Please contact me at

Rob Z.

Originally Posted By: Craig Shap
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icon_wink.gif Good P/u intro Rob.


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