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    Exclamation Please comment on the condition of this attic....

    Excessive nailing up there!!!!

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    Too small to see.

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    It's an attic from what I can see!

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    Too small, that's all...........................

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    K Lucas,

    I'm just curious if your seeing these things at your own personal home and trying to find blame on a HI or what?

    Some of these things your asking of sounds more like a remorseful home buyer than an inspector.

    I know by searching your name on the TREC website, they have no HI with your last name living in Wylie. Or are you a HI in training maybe?

    rick


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    Default Re: Please comment on the condition of this attic....

    I'm in training. I'm hoping to become a home inspector. It appears to be a profession that never gets boring. I'm learning from all the professionals on this forum.


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    First purchase needs to be a decent digital camera and practice getting pictures that have enough detail to show up in a report. No offense intended, just a bit of unsolicited advice. Mega pixels are not that important, I always have to compress mine to post on the web or ad to a report and my cameras are always less than $300.

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    Sony Cybershot with ADF Illuminator - $190.00 Staples

    VGA Setting instead of one of the megapixels is plenty good for home inspection work.

    And while we're at it, here's an example of "excessive nailing".

    Let's not even go into the short board.

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    Default Re: Please comment on the condition of this attic....

    Quote Originally Posted by K Lucas View Post
    I'm in training. I'm hoping to become a home inspector. It appears to be a profession that never gets boring. I'm learning from all the professionals on this forum.
    Which school are you working through for you classes.

    Maybe some of us can hook up with you for a visit at a meeting or even a Starbucks one day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Erby Crofutt View Post
    And while we're at it, here's an example of "excessive nailing". ...

    Erby -

    They were just warming up their "trigger fingers". Maybe testing the react time with a new nailgun


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nolan Kienitz View Post
    Erby -

    They were just warming up their "trigger fingers". Maybe testing the react time with a new nailgun
    Nah, after they cut it twice and it was still too short, they figured they would add a few more nails to make it hold.


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    My School: UNT at Denton
    Major: Business Administration w/minor in Accounting
    My Assignment: Find another profession that interests you and attempt to perform the job duties of that profession without having any prior experience or educaton.

    Lesson learned: There's no substitution for education in your profession whether it's from experience or a 4-year college. There's more to home inspections than just looking at houses and creating reports. There's laws, guidelines, equipment, and most importanly education needed to do what you do.


    Much respect!


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    K Lucas, spend some time at construction sites, you can usually see several different stages from bare ground to finished product.
    The more you see understand about "how" it is put together, the more sense it makes when you look at the finished product and something is not quite right.
    Just don't assume it is done right, get the code book and manuals out and research.
    Most of the time, the city guys get the big stuff right, but little stuff slips through the cracks and if you see something allowed in one place in the area that is wrong, get set to see it wrong on a repeated basis.

    Good luck, but don't quite your day job.
    Lots of experienced inspectors are having a tough time making it right now and the vast majority of newbies that make the jump into the profession don't last through the first year.
    It can be done, but it is tough.
    Your business experience should be a big help though, the inspecting is really the easy part for guys with the experience, it's the business plan and details of running a small business that trip many up.
    Again, good luck.

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    No, they weren't just warming up.

    Almost everyone of these is like that.

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    K. Lucas,

    For some reason I figured something was going on with you man. LOL

    I thought your questions was a bit unusual even for a newbie in this biz.

    My youngest son graduated at UT with the same degree as your working on with a minor in Accounting also.

    I do remember him now having the same type of assignment as you have been doing on here by learning the business aspects of another occupation.

    I tend to remember him hanging out and asking a lot of questions from a friend of ours who is a dentist. I thought maybe he was changing his career choice at the time.

    Anywho, best of luck to you in your education and your future as a business person. Hang in there.

    Rick Hurst
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