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    I always recommend gfci's. To me this is a safety upgrade, not a defect, if they were not required at the time of construction or remodel. I like to distinguish between the two in my reports. Gfci's, like I said earlier, was just the first thing that came to mind when I first posted. There are many more situations that I will run across in my career. That is why I was looking for a reference on code and the changes through the years to help me make that distinction.
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    I would like to go with a comment like: Although this was not required until 19XX, I recommend this. I just need the reference for when it was required. I believe I will try to pick up some of the older editions of the NEC.
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    I always recommend them that was just the first thing that came to mind. I just wanted a reference for when I run into a situation I have something to refer to other than the most current NEC because only the newest of homes will go by that.
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    Will the newest version of the NEC tell me when codes have changed? For instance, with gfci requirements will it just tell me they are required now or will it tell me when they became a requirement? I am a new inspector and my area has a lot of older homes. I do not want to write up something as a defect if that was not a requirement when the home was built ,but I do not know where to get that information other than the NEC.
  5. I am in the process of getting licensed and one of the requirements is E&O insurance. What do I need to look for when checking out different companies?
  6. I was wondering if anyone has found a way to market to newer real estate agents. I feel like this crowd will have fewer connections in the business and I may be able to gain their loyalty if I am able to reach them before any of the seasoned inspectors. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
  7. Thanks for all the input. Any other thoughts are welcome.
  8. Also I think that this areas real estate market has fared a little better than most. Here is some info on what would be part of my market area if you would like to check it out. https://realtytimes.com/rtmcrcond/Louis ... biebrasher
  9. I have checked all of the requirements and I realize it may be tough getting my foot in the door. However, the plan is to be part time for the first couple of years while still working at my current job. Again I know it will be tough but I think it will be worth it if I can build some contacts now so that when the market does bounce back I will be ready. Personally I was expecting to do about 50 inspections the first year, 100 the second, 150 the third, until I was up around 250. Is this expecting too much?
  10. I am looking into getting into the HI industry and was trying to figure out if most inspectors relied mostly on buyers inspections. I have read a few post that make me think they have other services that they do or offer such as draw or phase inspections. I personally do not want to do these kind of inspections because the money does not seem worth the time or gas money. Would it be possible to do some kind of economy type inspection that is not as thorough or just covers one or two systems? This might get the business of people who think an inspection is too expensive. I am just trying to look into some things that could diversify business a little. Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.
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