Home inspection Exam 2

by: nestegg

Home inspection exam part 2

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

    What is proper flashing for a chimney:

  5. 5

    Metal chimney cap function does not include:

  6. 6

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

  7. 7

    Evaporative Cooler:

  8. 8

    FRT plywood failure is due to

  9. 9

    Which of the following does not require a dedicated circuit:

  10. 10

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

  11. 11

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

  12. 12

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

  13. 13

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

  14. 14

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

  15. 15

    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.

  16. 16

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

  17. 17

    What safety device was added to furnaces after 1980?

  18. 18

    Romex wiring can used

  19. 19

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

  20. 20

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

  21. 21

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

  22. 22

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

  23. 23

    What is the proper strapping requirement for ductwork:

  24. 24

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

  25. 25

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

  26. 26

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

  27. 27

    APP and SBS are as follows:

  28. 28

    Another name for Romex is

  29. 29

    Potential problems with roof sheathing is

  30. 30

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

  31. 31

    Concrete walls need to be:

  32. 32

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

  33. 33

    Water hammer can occur as a result of

  34. 34

    When does a built-up roof need flood coating:

  35. 35

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

  36. 36

    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:

  37. 37

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

  38. 38

    What is a cricket/ saddle:

  39. 39

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

  40. 40

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

  41. 41

    Plumbing vents must be as follows

  42. 42

    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:

  43. 43

    When did safety glass become standard in sliding glass door:

  44. 44

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

  45. 45

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

  46. 46

    What is the sign of a cracked heat exchanger:

  47. 47

    Glass block is considered:

  48. 48

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

  49. 49

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

  50. 50

    What is the proper clearance above a stovetop for a cabinet

  51. 51

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

  52. 52

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

  53. 53

    In a heat pump heating cycle, the evaporator is:

  54. 54

    An inspector is required to inspect at least:

  55. 55

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

  56. 56

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

  57. 57

    Low pressure boiler pipes do NOT carry steam pressure above

  58. 58

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

  59. 59

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

  60. 60

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

  61. 61

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

  62. 62

    The recommended slope for waste plumbing is typically

  63. 63

    Which coat of stucco siding can be eliminated

  64. 64

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

  65. 65

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

  66. 66

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

  67. 67

    Capillary tubes are part of the

  68. 68

    Maximum acceptable riser height is

  69. 69


  70. 70

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

  71. 71

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

  72. 72

    The area of coverage of a single sprinkler shall not exceed

  73. 73

    EIFS siding is

  74. 74

    Function of a fan / limit switch is to:

  75. 75

    Cross bridging on floor joists:

  76. 76

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

  77. 77

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

  78. 78

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

  79. 79

    The major concern with EIFS siding is

  80. 80

    Stair railing must be

  81. 81

    An engineered floor joist requires squash blocks

  82. 82

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

  83. 83

    What does an A/C compressor do

  84. 84

    Temperature/pressure relief vavles are typically rated at

  85. 85

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

  86. 86

    In new construction, the MINIMUM overhead electrical service clearance are

  87. 87

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

  88. 88

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

  89. 89

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

  90. 90

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

  91. 91

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

  92. 92

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

  93. 93

    What determines the size of flue:

  94. 94

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

  95. 95

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

  96. 96

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

  97. 97

    All receptacles must be GFCI protected within _____ of a pool

  98. 98

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

  99. 99

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

  100. 100

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

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