Home inspection Exam 2

by: nestegg

Home inspection exam part 2

  1. 1

    Romex wiring can used

  2. 2

    Flat roof is used as an observation deck. Plumbing vent must extend:

  3. 3

    You view a Type "B" vent in an attic. Insulation is falling in the open chase. What do you report:

  4. 4

    When testing a GFCI receptacle that is not grounded, how will the receptacle respond:

  5. 5

    When weight is applied on the top of a floor joist, what kind of pressure is applied to the bottom:

  6. 6

    Function of a fan / limit switch is to:

  7. 7

    A new gas furnace has 2 pairs of rods running the length of the burners. They are:

  8. 8

    A fireplace with an opening over 6' needs to have the hearth extend __" to front and __" to side:

  9. 9

    When did safety glass become standard in sliding glass door:

  10. 10

    Rot/ mildew/ fungus can begin in moisture levels of:

  11. 11

    The deeper the foundation, the more pressure is exerted on it. Concrete walls need to be:

  12. 12

    In a heat pump heating cycle, the evaporator is:

  13. 13

    A gas appliance vents through a 5 1/2 pitched roof requires a minimum clearance of

  14. 14

    When installing insulation in rafters, the minimum gap between the sheathing and insulation is:

  15. 15

    Wood shakes are most likely to wear and expose felt paper at:

  16. 16

    What is the name of the tool to hold stucco material when applying:

  17. 17

    Gas water heaters are allowed in all of the following locations except

  18. 18

    The floor joists of a deck are attached by joist hangers. There is one nail in a joist hanger hole. What do you tell your client:

  19. 19

    What is the clearance to combustibles for a single wall furnace vent:

  20. 20

    Which of the following does not require a dedicated circuit:

  21. 21

    Each plumbing vent shall extend through its flashing and shall terminate vertically not less than:

  22. 22

    How big is the fill pipe for an underground oil tank:

  23. 23

    What year did code change for a fire rated garage service door:

  24. 24

    How would you report excessive granule loss and curling of a 5 year old asphalt shingle:

  25. 25

    What is the minimum diameter and the minimum extension above the roof line of a vent pipe to prevent frost closure (per IRC):

  26. 26

    One of the purposes of a home inspection contract is to define the responsibilities and limitations for

  27. 27

    Cross bridging on floor joists:

  28. 28

    A built-up roof has a 9" overlap. How many ply exists:

  29. 29

    Potential problems with roof sheathing is

  30. 30

    If the black wire or hot wire carries 10 amps, how much does the white or neutral wire carry:

  31. 31

    Another name for Romex is

  32. 32

    What determines the size of flue:

  33. 33

    Earthquake - which of the following is NOT a structural concern:

  34. 34

    APP and SBS are as follows:

  35. 35

    In a typical heat pump operation in heat mode, the temperature differential at the inside coil (condenser) should be about:

  36. 36

    What is the minimum bearing for a wood joist on a masonry wall:

  37. 37

    What is a cricket/ saddle:

  38. 38

    A statement in the report states a low slope roof appears to be in good shape for its age. this is an:

  39. 39

    An inspector is required to inspect at least:

  40. 40

    Evaporative Cooler:

  41. 41

    A deck is attached to a house with several nails. What would you tell your client:

  42. 42

    A 50yr old, forced-air heating system has been retrofitted with an evap coil as part of a split-system air conditioner. the ducts are original steel with 4" branch ducts insulated with asbestos paper.

  43. 43

    If natural gas line is changed to LP, you need:

  44. 44

    Maximum acceptable riser height is

  45. 45

    How do you determine if a shower door has safety glazing:

  46. 46

    Overhead electrical service should be a MINIMUM of how many feet above a flat roof subject to foot traffic

  47. 47

    What is the proper strapping requirement for ductwork:

  48. 48

    Water hammer can occur as a result of

  49. 49

    Stair railing must be

  50. 50

    What is the proper clearance above a stovetop for a cabinet

  51. 51

    Capillary tubes are part of the

  52. 52

    Which coat of stucco siding can be eliminated

  53. 53

    A/C unit has a 3-ton capacity. What is the BTU:

  54. 54

    You flush an upstairs toilet and notice a gurgle sound in the bathtub. All of the following can be causing it except:

  55. 55

    Maximum length of a flex gas tubing to a dryer or range is:

  56. 56

    EIFS siding is

  57. 57

    What does an A/C compressor do

  58. 58

    The recommended slope for waste plumbing is typically

  59. 59

    A plastic goose neck pipe on the side of the house is most likely for

  60. 60

    There are cuts in the roof truss' bottom chords to make room for a drop-down stairs. What would you report:

  61. 61

    Temperature/pressure relief vavles are typically rated at

  62. 62

    What safety device was added to furnaces after 1980?

  63. 63

    Metal chimney cap function does not include:

  64. 64

    In a conventional heat pump, the most critical component is the:

  65. 65

    Plumbing vents must be as follows

  66. 66

    Where will you find a drip leg on a gas heating unit

  67. 67

    All of the following are considered defects on a garage door opener except

  68. 68

    A furnace has a pilot/ thermocouple setup. What is the safety feature that shuts down the furnace

  69. 69

    When inspecting an A/C unit, you find supply air to be 64 degrees and return air to be 90 degrees, what would you report:

  70. 70


  71. 71

    A statement in a report reads 'Foundation improperly designed for these soil conditions is:

  72. 72

    What is proper flashing for a chimney:

  73. 73

    Three wires at a masthead, one tied back. What kind of service

  74. 74

    What is the sign of a cracked heat exchanger:

  75. 75

    The two main components of an air cooled air conditioning system are:

  76. 76

    When does a built-up roof need flood coating:

  77. 77

    Concrete walls need to be:

  78. 78

    Visualize a basement stairway with one side against the wall. What is not a safety hazard

  79. 79

    A newly built ventilated crawl space with a vapor retarder is REQUIRED to have one square foot of net ventilation opening per

  80. 80

    Gas appliances require accessible gas shutoff valves on the supply piping. In which type of furnace is the shutoff valve located inside the appliance:

  81. 81

    A furnace has a pilot, thermocouple setup. What shuts down the burner:

  82. 82

    The major concern with EIFS siding is

  83. 83

    You look into a crawl space. There is little access:

  84. 84

    Rot/mildew/fungus/can begin in moisture levels of

  85. 85

    All receptacles must be GFCI protected within _____ of a pool

  86. 86

    Low pressure boiler pipes do NOT carry steam pressure above

  87. 87

    The largest tread run within any flight of stairs should not exceed the smallest by more than

  88. 88

    The area of coverage of a single sprinkler shall not exceed

  89. 89

    An engineered floor joist requires squash blocks

  90. 90

    Glass block is considered:

  91. 91

    In new construction, the MINIMUM overhead electrical service clearance are

  92. 92

    Pools and Spas. Top of the barrier shall be at least how much above grade

  93. 93

    What is the minimum allowable separation between a masonry chimney and combustible materials

  94. 94

    The three major components of a fossil fueled forced air furnace are:

  95. 95

    Gas water heaters are allowed in all of the following locations except

  96. 96

    A house that you are inspecting has an unlit pilot. What is your requirement as an inspector

  97. 97

    FRT plywood failure is due to

  98. 98

    Refrigerant changes from high temp, high-pressure liquid to low temp, lo-pressure liquid after going through the

  99. 99

    How far off the floor does a furnace's source of ignition have to be in a garage

  100. 100

    A fireplace with an opening less than 6' needs to have the hearth extend __" to front and __" to side:

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