Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: HI training

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    97

    Default HI training

    Had a run in with a HI today. He reported new GFCI's on two wire circuits, labeled as having no equipment ground, would not trip upon use of his plug in tester. As I called him upon it, he did not know that GFCI's are compliant replacements on ungrounded circuits. He did not know that GFCI's function properly with no grounding conductor. As a result of his report home buyer "wants it fixed" despite no defects. More cost to seller. Where do the people get their training or in lieu thereof their credentials?

    Inspection Referral SOC

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,411

    Default Re: HI training

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad Richter View Post
    Where do the people get their training or in lieu thereof their credentials?
    Where did you get your training? May have been the same way or a similar way ... some people learn quicker than others, some have better instructors ... nonew of us know the answers.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    1,904

    Default Re: HI training

    Up until recently Maryland did not have any licencing for home inspectors . All you needed was a camera a ladder, flashlight and some software . No prior knowledge needed. Any questions ?

    Your posts are the sort of things that frustrate me about inspections. They can end up costing someone money or time when nothing is wrong.

    All answers based on unamended National Electrical codes.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southern Vancouver Island
    Posts
    4,585

    Default Re: HI training

    The HI found ungrounded wiring - old house with issues.
    Buyers now know more about what they were about to purchase.

    Old wiring can be made slightly safer with GFCI outlets, but sections of knob and tube wiring with crumbling insulation are still in the walls and ceilings getting older every year. The best practice now is to replace it all. Sorry about that.

    Last edited by John Kogel; 08-23-2017 at 11:02 AM.
    John Kogel, RHI, BC HI Lic #47455
    www.allsafehome.ca

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    97

    Default Re: HI training

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    The HI found ungrounded wiring - old house with issues.
    Buyers now know more about what they were about to purchase.

    Old wiring can be made slightly safer with GFCI outlets, but sections of knob and tube wiring with crumbling insulation are still in the walls and ceilings getting older every year. The best practice now is to replace it all. Sorry about that.
    Your assumption about knob and tube is incorrect.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •