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    Default Another exam question from the NHI Exam

    ok so i had this really strange question in my National Home Inspection Exam. The question was which one of these options according to the standards do we not have to inspect.
    A. Roof.
    B. Crawl Space or Basement (I can't remember which one)
    C. Garage
    D. Attic


    Obviously I am a newb but I thought we had to inspect all of these so I was pretty confused by my options to answer this question. Am I missing something?

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    Default Re: Another exam question from the NHI Exam

    We need the exact wording of the question.

    We do not have walk a hazardous roof or enter a hazardous crawlspace. Or it may be worded as a trick question, or none of the above.

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    Default Re: Another exam question from the NHI Exam

    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    We need the exact wording of the question.

    We do not have walk a hazardous roof or enter a hazardous crawlspace. Or it may be worded as a trick question, or none of the above.

    Right but that was the exact wording lol We don't have to go into a crawl space if the entrance is smaller then 36" either thats why i was confused. I didn't know if there was an obvious answer I missed


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    Default Re: Another exam question from the NHI Exam

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron Scheuerer View Post
    A. Roof.
    B. Crawl Space or Basement (I can't remember which one)
    C. Garage
    D. Attic
    -Roof if covered by snow.
    -Crawl space in not accessible.
    -Garage if detached.
    - Attic if not accessible.

    There has to be a little more to the question, or the exact wording being a smidgen different.


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    Default Re: Another exam question from the NHI Exam

    thanks guys


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    Default Re: Another exam question from the NHI Exam

    ASHI SOP

    Structural Systems -

    3.2 The inspector is NOT required to:
    C. enter under-floor crawlspace areas that have less than 24 inches of vertical clearance between components and the ground or that have an access opening smaller than 16 inches by 24 inches.

    D. traverse attic load-bearing components that are concealed by insulation or by other materials.

    13 GENERAL LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

    D. The inspector is NOT required to enter:

    1. areas that will, in the professional judgment of the inspector, likely be dangerous to the inspector or to other persons, or to damage the property or its systems and components.

    2. under-floor crawlspaces and attics that are not readily accessible.


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    Default Re: Another exam question from the NHI Exam

    here's a question that was on the NAHI cri test--what is the cause of BLUE BABY SYNDROME--cvf


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    Default Re: Another exam question from the NHI Exam

    Quote Originally Posted by CHARLIE VAN FLEET View Post
    here's a question that was on the NAHI cri test--what is the cause of BLUE BABY SYNDROME--cvf
    That's just stoopid! I'm a home inspector, not a doctor Jim!

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    Default Re: Another exam question from the NHI Exam

    EXACTLY--all 10 inspectors i believe got it wrong--we most answered lead poisoning--but the answer is it is from nitrate contaminated ground water--and septic tanks was the answer--believe me i gave my national some **** on that stupid question--


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    Default Re: Another exam question from the NHI Exam

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond Wand View Post
    ASHI SOP

    Structural Systems -

    3.2 The inspector is NOT required to:
    C. enter under-floor crawlspace areas that have less than 24 inches of vertical clearance between components and the ground or that have an access opening smaller than 16 inches by 24 inches.

    D. traverse attic load-bearing components that are concealed by insulation or by other materials.

    13 GENERAL LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS

    D. The inspector is NOT required to enter:

    1. areas that will, in the professional judgment of the inspector, likely be dangerous to the inspector or to other persons, or to damage the property or its systems and components.

    2. under-floor crawlspaces and attics that are not readily accessible.
    I am sure with the advent or drones, RC equipment,and camera poles SOP may change.
    Human safety and other limitations will remain, though.

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