Home Exam

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Home inspection Practice exam

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    Moisture accumulates in poorly vented attic because:

  5. 5

    Type L flue is rated for

  6. 6

    What is not a source or sign of a wet basement

  7. 7

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

  8. 8

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

  9. 9

    Each zone valve for a hydronic heating unit needs:

  10. 10

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

  11. 11

    What is the proper exposure for a 24" shake:

  12. 12

    Monolithic slab-on-grade slabs will not have

  13. 13

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

  14. 14

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

  15. 15

    A chimney should generally be installed

  16. 16

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

  17. 17

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

  18. 18

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

  19. 19

    Interior water lines manufactured from polybutylene are

  20. 20

    A swamp cooler is used in:

  21. 21

    In a steam system, the normal operating pressure is

  22. 22

    Ground rods must be driven in the ground at least

  23. 23

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

  24. 24

    What is a characteristic of knob and tube wiring:

  25. 25

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

  26. 26

    Which of the following is not an acceptable grounding means:

  27. 27

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

  28. 28

    Where should collar ties be attached to the rafter

  29. 29

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

  30. 30

    A furnace can be located in a laundry room?

  31. 31

    What terms go together

  32. 32

    A greenish color on copper plumbing joints indicates

  33. 33

    A NEW electric dryer receptacle:

  34. 34

    What is the purpose of the accumulator in a heat pump

  35. 35

    Safety glazing is not required in:

  36. 36

    The three purposes of a window are:

  37. 37

    A metering device is used to

  38. 38

    An electrical panel with a split busbar

  39. 39

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

  40. 40

    What is the proper spacing between foundation anchor bolts:

  41. 41

    When converting from natural gas to LP

  42. 42

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

  43. 43

    At what water pressure do you start to get concerned

  44. 44

    The function of a barometric damper is to

  45. 45

    Mid-efficiency furnace:

  46. 46

    The minimum modern size water service pipe to a residence is

  47. 47

    What is the biggest hazard for a firebox:

  48. 48

    What was added to furnace in 1980 to increase their efficiency

  49. 49

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

  50. 50

    The most common installation problem with concrete walls

  51. 51

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

  52. 52

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

  53. 53

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

  54. 54

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

  55. 55

    A water heater pressure relief valve is determined by:

  56. 56

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

  57. 57

    Properly balanced ductwork (supply/return) requires

  58. 58

    The function of weep holes in a brick home is to

  59. 59

    Moisture trapped under a BUR will cause

  60. 60

    Mudjacking is

  61. 61

    The plumbing service/supply pipe should be at least

  62. 62

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

  63. 63

    What is ice damming

  64. 64

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

  65. 65

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

  66. 66

    An induced draft fan pulls air in what direction:

  67. 67

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

  68. 68

    Earthquake - which of the following is not a structural concern

  69. 69

    Romex is another name for what type of cable

  70. 70

    Clay tile roof should have how many overlap, minimum

  71. 71

    A properly constructed retaining wall should

  72. 72

    Another name for a four-way valve is

  73. 73

    Vapor Barrier should be

  74. 74

    A 2x6 16" on center can span

  75. 75

    'Foundation improperly designed for these soil conditions' is

  76. 76

    The proper pressure of a hydronic heating system:

  77. 77

    Which of the following can be corrected

  78. 78

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

  79. 79

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

  80. 80

    The neutral wire

  81. 81

    What insulation is/was considered a safety hazard

  82. 82

    What does EIFS stand for

  83. 83


  84. 84

    Deck built 14" off ground around a home

  85. 85

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

  86. 86

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

  87. 87

    Garage door requirements for garages built before 1978:

  88. 88

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

  89. 89

    A gas water heater is not allowed in

  90. 90

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

  91. 91

    A three-prong receptacle requires

  92. 92

    Wood shakes should be installed roughly

  93. 93

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

  94. 94

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

  95. 95

    Reverse polarity is

  96. 96

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

  97. 97

    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

  98. 98

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

  99. 99

    The exhaust vent of a gas dryer

  100. 100

    In EIFS construction doors and windows can be properly sealed by

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