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  1. An IR camera is the best method to see the field. You could also take of your shoes and socks to feel the benefit of a warm floor. Anatol
  2. Thermal image resolution for this unit is 80x60. That is the same resolution as the E4 which sells for $999. Anatol
  3. Probably not, but the corrosion could cause a leak. Anatol
  4. Typically, the fan should be in unoccupied area, attic or the exterior and the vent should terminate above the roof line
  5. Fellow Inspectors, I see a lot of flips with upgraded (100) and up-sized (150-200) panels. Most of the time they are not adding arc fault protection on the required circuits. When I ask the local inspectors, they say that if the new panel is located with in 6' of the previous panel, they do not require upgraded protection to the circuits. At the same time they do require all outlets to be upgraded to tamper resistant. Is this a local thing or part of the NEC? Anatol
  6. They are all grounds, Thanks for the info. Anatol
  7. Here is a link to the picture on my FB page. https://www.facebook.com/ALP-Inspection ... 734482342/
  8. The bare aluminum and copper is not insulated...
  9. I found a panel with conductors touching and crossing the main feeders. I know this is not a good idea, but is there a code that covers this? Getting a server error and can't upload the picture, will try later... Anatol
  10. Thanks all... I'll update my client. Anatol
  11. Fellow Inspectors, I have a question about windows with built in j channel or self flashing windows. I called these windows as missing J channel. The builder is saying they area properly installed. This is new construction with vinyl siding. All comments are welcome. Anatol Click to Enlarge 37.77 KB Click to Enlarge 23.79 KB Click to Enlarge 24.32 KB Click to Enlarge 30.41 KB Click to Enlarge 36.69 KB
  12. John, Get a 1' extension cable and leave your tester plugged into that. That will reduce the wear and tear. Anatol
  13. Thanks, I'll check them out. Anatol
  14. During a re-inspection yesterday, this document was provided to my client by the seller's hvac contractor. I had reported low flow to the bedrooms and no heat source in the kitchen. There was no change at the time of the 2nd inspection. I was unable to feel any air movement from under the dishwasher or the stove which block the supply in the kitchen. Click to Enlarge 28.02 KB My client said that was BS. I suggested that she have the system properly balanced and the supply repaired in the kitchen. Closing was scheduled for today... Anatol
  15. I am looking at the wall mounted units. I was hoping that someone had some experience with them. I have only seen the Crown and Buderus models in the real world, but I know there are more out there... Anatol
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