Home Exam

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Home inspection Practice exam

  1. 1

    The plumbing service/supply pipe should be at least

  2. 2

    Where should collar ties be attached to the rafter

  3. 3

    A horizontal crack in a brick wall follows the gutter line. What is the cause

  4. 4

    What is the proper exposure for an 18" wood shake:

  5. 5

    Mudjacking is

  6. 6

    The minimum modern size water service pipe to a residence is

  7. 7

    Each zone valve for a hydronic heating unit needs:

  8. 8

    You are inspecting a home built in 1950 and see a silver wire to a branch circuit. This would be:

  9. 9

    What is a summer switch, typically found on older furnaces:

  10. 10

    Type L flue is rated for

  11. 11

    What is not a cause of horizontal cracking in a foundation wall

  12. 12

    Ground rods must be driven in the ground at least

  13. 13

    What is the biggest hazard for a firebox:

  14. 14

    Where is the circulating pump for a hydronic heating system normally located:

  15. 15

    What is the purpose of a drip leg on a gas line:

  16. 16

    Siding with insulation board underneath, covers the service entry wire on a house. You report:

  17. 17

    Hot water smells like rotten eggs. What would be the one way to remove odor:

  18. 18

    In a cathedral/ vaulted ceiling what is the first sign of inadequate ventilation:

  19. 19

    A gas water heater is not allowed in

  20. 20

    In EIFS construction doors and windows can be properly sealed by

  21. 21

    If a furnace has a pilot with a thermocouple. What device will most likely prevent the furnace from firing if ti fails

  22. 22

    'Foundation improperly designed for these soil conditions' is

  23. 23

    A NEW electric dryer receptacle:

  24. 24

    A chimney should generally be installed

  25. 25

    Garage door requirements for garages built before 1978:

  26. 26

    When converting from natural gas to LP

  27. 27

    Moisture accumulates in poorly vented attic because:

  28. 28


  29. 29

    A properly constructed retaining wall should

  30. 30

    In a 2 x 8 floor joist where would a 2" notch be least harmful:

  31. 31

    Generally acceptable moisture readings of interior wall substrate should not exceed:

  32. 32

    An induced draft fan pulls air in what direction:

  33. 33

    In a steam system, the normal operating pressure is

  34. 34

    Interior water lines manufactured from polybutylene are

  35. 35

    Moisture trapped under a BUR will cause

  36. 36

    During the heating season, the outside unit (heat pump) will go into a defrost cycle every 90 minutes. the defrost cycle then last for roughly

  37. 37

    What is not a source or sign of a wet basement

  38. 38

    The most common installation problem with concrete walls

  39. 39

    All of the following types of pipe may be used in homes for gas except

  40. 40

    Which of the following would be the least hazardous for a staircase

  41. 41

    Substantial movement of a building can be explained by all of the following except

  42. 42

    What would you not list as a safety hazard upon examining a chimney

  43. 43

    The proper pressure of a hydronic heating system:

  44. 44

    Stucco hairline cracks appear every 16". The cause can be attributed to:

  45. 45

    What terms go together

  46. 46

    Which part of the A/C cycle removes heat from the refrigerant:

  47. 47

    Mid-efficiency furnace:

  48. 48

    A 12 ft long 2x8 floor joist has a notch. Where would the notch NOT be ok

  49. 49

    What is the purpose of the accumulator in a heat pump

  50. 50

    Properly balanced ductwork (supply/return) requires

  51. 51

    How much space is required between a double walled "B" vent and chase:

  52. 52

    The three purposes of a window are:

  53. 53

    Safety glazing is not required in:

  54. 54

    You see a return air register in the side of a furnace:

  55. 55

    What is the proper exposure for a 24" shake:

  56. 56

    Clay tile roof should have how many overlap, minimum

  57. 57

    Earthquake - which of the following is not a structural concern

  58. 58

    What insulation is/was considered a safety hazard

  59. 59

    What causes mold/moss to grow on the exterior of home

  60. 60

    Deck built 14" off ground around a home

  61. 61

    A water heater pressure relief valve is determined by:

  62. 62

    What is the proper spacing between foundation anchor bolts:

  63. 63

    What is a characteristic of knob and tube wiring:

  64. 64

    Another name for a four-way valve is

  65. 65

    In a heat pump cooling cycle, the condensing coil is located

  66. 66

    Romex is another name for what type of cable

  67. 67

    A 2x6 16" on center can span

  68. 68

    On a tile roof what is the proper way to flash around the chimney:

  69. 69

    What was added to furnace in 1980 to increase their efficiency

  70. 70

    A furnace can be located in a laundry room?

  71. 71

    A swamp cooler is used in:

  72. 72

    Which of the following can be corrected

  73. 73

    Sump pump runs even though it has been dry (no rain) for a long time. What is the cause:

  74. 74

    Which of the following is not an acceptable grounding means:

  75. 75

    In an electrical sub panel, the neutral wire must be:

  76. 76

    A wood retaining wall is anchored to the hillside through the use of a/an

  77. 77

    A three-prong receptacle requires

  78. 78

    The function of weep holes in a brick home is to

  79. 79

    A greenish color on copper plumbing joints indicates

  80. 80

    What is ice damming

  81. 81

    Reverse polarity is

  82. 82

    What does EIFS stand for

  83. 83

    The exhaust vent of a gas dryer

  84. 84

    The remark 'low slope roof appears to be in good condition for its age' is a

  85. 85

    Where is the draft hood for a wall-mounted furnace located:

  86. 86

    Wood shakes should be installed roughly

  87. 87

    The insulation vapor barrier should face toward the heated side (living space) of the insulation because

  88. 88

    Ice forming on the A/C evaporator coil is caused by

  89. 89

    What is the proper way to insulate a cathedral/vaulted ceiling

  90. 90

    An inspector enters a vacant home to inspect it and notices a strong smell of gas. What should he/she do

  91. 91

    The maximum number of disconnects to shut off an electrical service is:

  92. 92

    The function of a barometric damper is to

  93. 93

    An electrical panel with a split busbar

  94. 94

    The neutral wire

  95. 95

    Vapor Barrier should be

  96. 96

    A metering device is used to

  97. 97

    Monolithic slab-on-grade slabs will not have

  98. 98

    What size copper wire is required for 40, 30, 20, and 15 amp breakers

  99. 99

    If the exterior service piping has been converted to plastic, what is required for electrical grounding:

  100. 100

    At what water pressure do you start to get concerned

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