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    Default NHI exam question weeeeeeee!!!!!!

    Ok so the question is.... " you enter a clients home and see cracks in the stucco ceiling of a bedroom. You check the ceiling but there are no pieces that are loose. What do you do?

    Tell them it needs to be fixed immedietly
    Tell them to keep an Eye on it
    tell them don't worry about it because its not loose so its normal

    On a side not is this normal shrinkage ?

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    Default Re: NHI exam question weeeeeeee!!!!!!

    With only the information provided and nothing else provided.

    2) "Tell them to keep an Eye on it"

    Though typically the Exam provides 4 or more options as their testing methodology.


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    Default Re: NHI exam question weeeeeeee!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Garry Sorrells View Post
    With only the information provided and nothing else provided.

    2) "Tell them to keep an Eye on it"

    Though typically the Exam provides 4 or more options as their testing methodology.
    Yes, all questions on the NHIE will have three distractors and one answer, so a total of 4 plausible answers.

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    Default Re: NHI exam question weeeeeeee!!!!!!

    yea i can't remember the fourth option


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    Default Re: NHI exam question weeeeeeee!!!!!!

    In all my years...I've never seen a stucco ceiling inside a bedroom, so I would say "Whattttt????"

    If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

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    Default Re: NHI exam question weeeeeeee!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lon Henderson View Post
    In all my years...I've never seen a stucco ceiling inside a bedroom, so I would say "Whattttt????"
    Stucco is plaster - there is interior plaster and exterior plaster ... with interior plaster frequently being gypsum based and exterior plaster being Portland cement based.

    There are other types of plaster and synthetic plaster - but my point is that they are all "plaster" and that, to some, plaster=stucco=plaster.

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    Default Re: NHI exam question weeeeeeee!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Scheuerer View Post
    yea i can't remember the fourth option
    Therein lies the problem with answering your question. The 4th or 5th option may be the real answer. Then again the exact wording makes the world of differences.

    I view "stucco" as both the composition of material and also application process. Stucco has traditionally been applied as a multiple-layer process with up to 4 layers of materials. Typically the term stucco is reserved to exterior applications with interior applications being referred to as layed up plaster. Further, I would expect that if someone referring to a ceiling uses the term "stucco" I might think that they, non technical, may be referring to "textured". But without more details who knows.

    If the Exam used the term "stucco" I would approach it as the same as layed up plaster and the true definition of "stucco". But, it's age makes a world of difference for a correct responce.

    The materials and process are different relative to age, 19th century stucco is different than 20th century stucco and still different than 21st century stucco.

    Then again cracks, depending on location, size and orientation could be the signs of impending disaster where entire sections of the ceiling may be ready to fall. Where is "Chicken Little", you may need him there.

    Last edited by Garry Sorrells; 04-08-2016 at 02:27 PM.

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    Default Re: NHI exam question weeeeeeee!!!!!!

    thank you all very much I definitely have gained some knowledge from this thread


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