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  1. The vast majority of the time that I spend on report writing is not spent finagling the format, or even the photos, it's coming up with the complete sentences that express precisely what I've seen, as simply, briefly and coherently as I can. None of that 'Inspected, Inspected, Inspected' drone that plagues so many reports. That's the true labor of report writing. No software can do that. Efficiency doesn't even enter the equation.
  2. An AC indoor section is a place where cold surfaces cause moisture to condense and form water. Mold spores are microscopic and everywhere so all that it takes for it to grow anywhere is sufficient moisture. Your AC closet likely has mold on it's walls because a high moisture source is there and there isn't enough ventilation when the AC isn't running to dry it out quickly enough. Before the new AC is installed in the closet, get in there and clean off the walls with paper towels and a bottle of Tilex. Try to alter your AC installation so that it has ventilation at all times, especially whe
  3. For the time being, I'd suggest reading Jim K's post more, writing less. It took me years to figure what the heck Kurt M was talking about, but when I did, my respect for him went sky high. Jim's in the same league as Kurt. He has a lot to teach but you have to listen closely and read between his lines to get his meaning. You'll see. He's actually a very gentle and kind man. One of the most composed and collected I've ever known.
  4. Jim's ahead of you, like..so far ahead you can barely see him. Post here a couple thousand times more and perhaps you'll get it.
  5. Doesn't look like wind damage. I've squirrels and coons in my backyard everyday but my house has no ridge vents. I haven't seen this before.
  6. I don't think so. Just dirty. Only a lab knows for sure.
  7. Geez. That's a lousy standard. I don't believe I would stay in this profession if I had to follow that.
  8. The body of knowledge needed to perform a decent home inspection is very large. The NHIE is meant to test only for 'entry' requirements and there is study material designed to help you pass it but this study material, if taken alone, may leave you more handicapped as inspector. Anyone can pass the NHIE if you use the NHIE's study materials. Check the NHIE website. You'll find what I described. There is yet a school that teaches the NHIE's study materials. The current flock of HI schools is based on state regulatory requirements and is far inferior to what the NHIE provides. Once yo
  9. Screenshot in dark mode. You can't see any text on a Mac in dark mode because it's white font on white background. Only happens in dark mode.
  10. Maybe those are cut-up 3-tabs instead of hip/ridge shingles. I'm in the process of replacing my roof cover and my lumber yard tried to sell me 3-tabs for my hips/ridges but they don't have near the wind rating of the hip/ridge shingles on the manufacturer's site. He said everybody was using them and had to special order what I wanted. They look identical when installed.
  11. Here ya go. I've fix it temporarily by turning off dark mode. Dark mode is a feature of the latest version of Mac OS.
  12. Interesting. This is what I got: Privacy Policy Contact Us © 2020 The Inspector's Journal Powered by Invision Community
  13. I've found that if I highlight the entire page, the text shows up. Until then it's completely blank - white font on a white background. I see no 'themes' button at the bottom of the page, or any page.
  14. I'm unable to see any content except photos. I'm running dark-screen on Mac. I can see my own responses because the dark screen is working but on everything else, there's no dark screen and I can't see any text.
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