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    I am looking for a list of all inspection related acronyms that people put in their post.

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    PITA
    Personally Irritating, Tenacious Antics

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    I'll contribute the core items:
    GFI, GFCI, AFCI, AAV air admittance valve, OSB, TPR, TPRV, PRV, HVAC, AC, HRV, heat recovery ventilation

    SOP, COE, ASAP

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    OCPD-Over current protection device

    FPE-Federal Pacific Electric

    IRC-International Residential Code
    IPC-International Plumbing Code
    IBC- International Building Code
    NEC- National Electrical Code

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    Thank you!

    Keep posting them as you think of them.

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    AHJ - Authority Having Jurisdiction
    DWV - Drain, Waste and Vent
    OSB - Oriented Strand Board
    POS - Piece of Sh*t

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    FPE is "Fire Producing Equipment"

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    PCO- Pest Control Operator

    AMV- Adhered Masonry Veneer

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    PACM, EIFS, PEX, DHW

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    SEC service entry cables or conductors
    EGC equipment grounding conductor
    CB circuit breaker, and there are many more in the NEC
    CEC is the Canadian Electrical Code

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    CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission
    AWG - American Wire Gauge
    UL - United Labratories
    AFUE - Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
    CMU - Concrete Masonry Unit
    ANSI - American National Standards Institute
    ASTM - American Society for Testing Materials
    PVC, CPVC, ABS Plumbing


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Robinson View Post
    PACM, EIFS, PEX, DHW
    Come on Jim, are you going to make me look them up?

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    PACM - presumed asbestos-containing material (never heard this actually used by an HI)

    EIFS - exterior insulated finishing system (see also POS)

    PEX - cross-linked polyethylene (see also POS)

    DHW - domestic hot water (never heard this actually used by an HI)

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    UL - United Labratories
    Should be Underwriters Laboratories

    PVC, CPVC, ABS Plumbing
    Polyvinyl chloride, chlorinated polyvinyl chloride, acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene

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    MWBC- multi wire branch circuit.
    WH- water heater
    LVL- laminated veneer lumber
    PT- pressure treated


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    PITA
    Personally Irritating, Tenacious Antics
    I thought PITA was Pain In The A$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Campone View Post
    I thought PITA was Pain In The A$$
    With my way, when I call someone a PITA I have not violated forum rules.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Cantrell View Post
    With my way, when I call someone a PITA I have not violated forum rules.
    Quite right. Like POS = probable obnoxious situation

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    WETT - Wood Energy Technology Transfer (Inspection organization in Canada used to inspect wood fireplaces, wood stoves)

    NFPA - National Fire Protection Assc.

    OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration

    CDC - Centres for Desease Control

    EPA - Environmental Protection Agency

    One other thing... I would never use the acronym in a report I would use the proper name as most readers of a report would not likely be familiar with the acronym.


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    I figured someone else would come up with the answers.

    TPO = Thermo-Plastic Olefin - PVC (yet another acronym) roofing material that is used a lot here on low slope roofs.
    EER - emergency egress requirement - may have been mentioned already

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    CBS-Concrete Block and Stucco.


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    FVIR- Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant

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    NFG = Not Functioning Good
    HVAC = Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
    IR = Infrared
    EPS = expanded polystyrene
    XPS = extruded polystyrene

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    HI = Home Inspector
    PE or P.Eng. = Professional Engineer


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    NFG,I have an other meaning,but can not post it.


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    AAV(s): Air Admittance Valve
    ABS: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
    A/C: Air Conditioning
    AC: Alternating Current
    ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
    AGA: American Gas Association
    AHJ: Authority Having Jurisdiction
    ALUM: Aluminum
    AMP: Ampere, Ampacity
    AMPY: Ampere
    ANT: Antenna
    ASB: Asbestos
    AWG: American Wire Gauge
    BKR: Breaker
    BRKR: Breaker
    BO: Building Official
    BTU: British Thermal Units
    BUR: Built-up Roof
    CFM: Cubic Feet per Minute
    CPVC: Chlorinated Polyvinyl Chloride
    CSST: Corrugated Stainless-Steel Tubing
    DBT: Drybulb Temperature
    DC: Direct Current
    DWV: Drain, Waste, Vent
    EVAP: Evaporator
    EXH AIR: Exhaust Air
    FVIR: Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant
    GALV: Galvanized
    GFCI: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupted
    GFI: Ground Fault Interrupted
    HVAC: Heating, Ventilating & Air Conditioning
    J-BOX: Junction Box
    MAX: Maximum
    MIN: Minimum
    PB: Polybutylene
    PEX: Cross-linked Polyethlene
    PRV: Pressure Relief Valve
    PSI: Pounds per square inch
    PSIG: Pounds per square inch gage
    PVC: Polyvinyl Chloride
    RMC: Rigid Metal Conduit
    TJI: Manufactured I-joists
    TPR: Temperature & Pressure Relief
    UL: Underwriters Laboratories Inc.


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    Do folks really use acronyms like this when you write your reports? If so, why?

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    Scott,

    Brian was looking for acronyms that people put in their post. (he did not say report) A lot of the mentioned acronyms are common ones.

    In my report, the first time I use an acronym in a paragraph, I will list the acronym and the complete words. Thereafter, I may use only the acronym. Example: PEX (Cross-linked Polyethlene), AWG (American Wire Gauge)

    I also list all acronyms that may have been used throughout the report at the end of the report for further reference.

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    These are great. Thank you all and keep them coming.

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    Thanks everyone!

    Here is the cleaned up list I now have. Do you see any corrections or more that you add to this list?

    A/C => Air Conditioning
    AAV => Air Admittance Valve
    ABS => Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene
    AC => Alternating Current
    ADA => Americans with Disabilities Act
    AFUE => Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
    AGA => American Gas Association
    AHJ => Authority Having Jurisdiction
    ALUM => Aluminum
    AMP => Ampere, Ampacity
    AMPY => Ampere
    AMV => Adhered Masonry Veneer
    ANSI => American National Standards Institute
    ANT => Antenna
    ASB => Asbestos
    ASHI => American Society Of Home Inspectors
    ASTM => American Society for Testing Materials
    AWG => American Wire Gauge
    BKR => Breaker
    BO => Building Official
    BRKR => Breaker
    BTU => British Thermal Units
    BUR => Built-up Roof
    CB => Circuit breaker
    CBS => Concrete Block and Stucco
    CDC => Center for Disease Control
    CEC => Canadian Electrical Code
    CFM => Cubic Feet per Minute
    CMU => Concrete Masonry Unit
    CPSC => Consumer Product Safety Commission
    CPVC => Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride
    CREIA => California Real Estate Inspection Association
    CSST => Corrugated Stainless-Steel Tubing
    DBT => Drybulb Temperature
    DC => Direct Current
    DHW => Domestic hot water
    DWV => Drain, Waste and Vent
    EER => Emergency egress requirement
    EGC => Equipment grounding conductor
    EIFS => Exterior insulated finishing system
    EPA => Environmental Protection Agency
    EPS => Expanded polystyrene
    EVAP => Evaporator
    EXH AIR => Exhaust Air
    FPE => Federal Pacific Electric
    FVIR => Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant
    GFI => Ground Fault Interrupted
    HI => Home Inspector
    HVAC => Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning
    IBC => International Building Code
    interNACHI => International Association of Certified Home Inspectors
    IPC => International Plumbing Code
    IR => Infrared
    IRC => International Residential Code
    J-BOX => Junction Box
    LVL => Laminated veneer lumber
    MAX => Maximum
    MIN => Minimum
    MWBC => Multi wire branch circuit
    NAHI => National Association of Home Inspectors
    NEC => National Electrical Code
    NFPA => National Fire Protection Association
    OCPD => Over current protection device
    OSB => Oriented Strand Board
    OSHA => Occupational Safety and Health Administration
    PACM => Presumed asbestos-containing material
    PB => Polybutylene
    PCO => Pest Control Operator
    PE => Professional Engineer
    PEX => Cross-linked polyethylene
    PRV => Pressure Relief Valve
    PSI => Pounds per square inch
    PSIG => Pounds per square inch gauge
    PT => Pressure treated
    PVC => Polyvinyl chloride
    RMC => Rigid Metal Conduit
    SEC => Service entry cables or conductors
    TJI => Manufactured I-joists
    TPO => Thermo-Plastic Olefin
    UL => Underwriters Laboratories
    WETT => Wood Energy Technology Transfer
    WH => Water heater
    XPS => Extruded polystyrene

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kogel View Post
    I'll contribute the core items:
    GFI, GFCI, AFCI, AAV air admittance valve, OSB, TPR, TPRV, PRV, HVAC, AC, HRV, heat recovery ventilation

    SOP, COE, ASAP

    John, I see a couple in your list that I did not get. I will get them later.

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    Brian:

    While it may be a hair-splitting point to make, most of those are not actually acronyms, but rather abbreviations. The difference being that acronyms are abbreviations that are pronounced as words. Some on the list that qualify would be AMP, ASHI, CREIA, HVAC (maybe), InterNACHI, J-Box, NAHI, and OSHA. I have not heard any of the others used as acronyms.

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    It's pretty clear that Brian has made it so you can hover your mouse cursor over the acronym/abbreviation to find out the meaning. Pretty helpful, particularly to the newer inspectors who don't know terms like AHJ. Just hover over the letters and you will see the definition.

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    Here's a few

    WDO - Wood Destroying Organism
    WDI - Wood Destroying Insect
    SPI - Structural Pest Inspector
    PB - Polybutylene
    SIP - Structural Insulated Panel
    ICF - Insulated Concrete Forms
    CMU - Concrete Masonry Unit
    DWV - Drain-Waste-Vent
    PWF - Permanent Wood Foundation
    FUBAR - Flubbed up beyond all recognition


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