Author: Norman Becker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Release Date: 2010-09-06
INSPECT ANY HOME INSIDE AND OUT--WITH HELP FROM AN EXPERT! Find out the real value of a house or condo using the tested techniques in this step-by-step guide. Written by a professional home inspector and fully updated throughout, The Complete Book of Home Inspection, Fourth Edition, shows you how to determine exactly what's behind, beneath, above, and around a house before you make an offer. If you're selling your home, you'll learn how to accurately evaluate its condition prior to setting a price. This comprehensive manual covers every aspect of exterior, interior, and electromechanical home inspection--and contains a new chapter on green home technology. Now with details on American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) requirements, this book serves as a valuable on-the-job tool as well as a basic layperson's guide. Plenty of useful photos, drawings, worksheets, and checklists are included in this practical resource. The Complete Book of Home Inspection, Fourth Edition, covers: Tools and procedures Roofs Roof-mounted structures and projections Paved areas around the structure Walls, windows, and doors Lot and landscaping Garage Wood-destroying insects and rot Attic Interior rooms Basement and crawl space Electrical system Plumbing Heating systems Domestic water heaters Air-conditioning Swimming pools Energy considerations Environmental concerns Green home technology
Author: Roger Robinson
Release Date: 2015-04-28
Genre: House & Home
Thorough enough for professionals...accessible enough for homeowners! Written in plain language suitable even for first-time home buyers, The Complete Guide to Home Inspection is a must-have reference. An all-in-one resource with 250 descriptive photographs and 20 helpful illustrations, it is invaluable for home buyers, home sellers, professional home inspectors, and every homeowner who wants to understand what their house is telling them. Truly comprehensive in scope. This is the most extensive examination of home inspection available, covering all areas of the home from top to bottom, including: Exteriors Roofs Attics Foundations, basements, and crawlspaces Plumbing Electrical systems Heating and cooling Kitchen, baths, and laundries Garages, attached structures, and many other areas Learn the trade secrets of industry experts in home building and inspection. With over 70 years of combined experience, the authors are on a highly focused mission to: Determine your home's hidden trouble spots and how to remedy them Provide sound advice on avoiding hazardous materials Offer helpful tips for improving energy efficiency, and much more. Put an end to the mysterious problems that can create a "Money Pit." Head off potential problems as you learn to understand a home's systems. Includes enormously helpful resources: Checklists - for properly inspecting a home Retrofit tips - to quickly resolve problems and issues Get your copy today and gain new insights into home safety and more.
Author: Russell Burgess
Publisher: Dearborn Real Estate
Release Date: 2003-04-23
Genre: Business & Economics
This training manual provides an introductory review of the home inspection business including checklists, new reporting guidelines, and multiple teaching aids to help students learn industry fundamentals.
Author: Bill Atkinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2012-11-26
Genre: Technology & Engineering
A practical and highly popular guide for electrical contractors of small installations, now fully revised in accordance with the latest wiring regulations The book is a clearly written practical guide on how to design and complete a range of electrical installation projects in a competitive manner, while ensuring full compliance with the new Wiring Regulations (updated late 2008). The updated regulations introduced changes in terminology, such as ‘basic’ and ‘fault protection’, and also changed the regulation numbers. This new edition reflects these changes. It discusses new sections covering domestic, commercial, industrial and agricultural projects, including material on marinas, caravan sites, and small scale floodlighting. This book provides guidance on certification and test methods, with full attention given to electrical safety requirements. Other brand new sections cover protective measures, additional protection by means of RCDs, the new cable guidelines for thin wall partitions and Part P of the Building Regulations. Provides simple, practical guidance on how to design electrical installation projects, including worked examples and case studies Covers new cable guidelines and Part P of the Building Regulations (Electrical Installations) in line with 17th edition of the Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 New chapters on protective measures and additional protection by means of RCDs (residual current devices) Features new wiring projects such as marinas, caravan sites and small scale floodlighting and street lighting Fully illustrated, including illustrations new to the fourth edition
Author: Marcia Darvin Spada
Publisher: Oncourse Learning
Release Date: 2007-04-01
Genre: Business & Economics
This professional guide is a comprehensive yet self-paced handbook covering both the practice and the business of home inspection, addressing all the key areas associated with the business of home inspection in this rapidly growing profession.
Author: Bruce Barker
Publisher: Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors
Release Date: 2015-06-30
This NHIE Manual was developed by the Examination Board of Professional Home Inspectors and is based on the most recent Role Delineation Study (RDS). The RDS surveyed thousands of practicing Home Inspectors to determine the types of services they provide and the components they inspect. In addition to the technical information there are 100 sample questions that mirror the National Home Inspection Exam. This Inspection Manual together with the NHIE Study Guide, prepares the new inspector for the National Home Inspection Exam and also makes a great technical reference for the experienced Home Inspector.
Full coverage of testing and inspection methods, helping you to pass City & Guilds, EAL, AM2 and other related assessments Entirely up to date with the Third Amendment of the 17th Edition IET Wiring Regulations amendments Step-by-step descriptions, photos and online videos of the tests show exactly how to carry them out Covers City & Guilds 2394, 2395, 2396, EAL 600/4338/6 and 600/4340/4, and Part P assessments This book covers everything students need to learn about inspection and testing in order to pass their exams, containing clear reference to the latest legal requirements. All of the theory required in order to pass the City & Guilds 2394, 2395 and 2396 certificates, EAL 600/4338/6 and 600/4340/4 is explained in clear, easy to remember language along with sample questions and scenarios as encountered in the exams. It will also help prepare students on Part P Competent Person courses, City & Guilds Level 3 courses, NVQs and apprenticeship programmes for their practical inspection and testing exam. With its focus on the practical side of inspection and testing rather than just the requirements of the regulations, this book is ideal for students, experienced electricians and those working in allied industries on domestic and industrial installations.
Author: Clare Ambrose
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2017-08-15
Now in its fourth edition, this book provides detailed and practical guidance on how London Maritime Arbitration works in practice, against the background of English arbitration law and the Arbitration Act 1996.? This unique title is the only book on the market that offers a practical focus on maritime disputes, while also providing a clear exposition of general principles of English arbitration law, with discussion and analysis of applicable legislation and case law. Arbitration practitioners will find everything that they need in one comprehensive book.? New to this edition: Guidance on the new LMAA Terms 2017 against the background of English arbitration law, including the Arbitration Act 1996. Fully updated case law and analysis of legal developments, including Brexit. Comparative references to ad hoc and LCIA arbitration. New section on salvage arbitration, Brexit, third party funding. Summaries comparing alternative jurisdictions including Singapore, Hong Kong, Hamburg and New York This book will be invaluable to maritime arbitration practitioners both in private practice and in-house, as well as maritime professionals, such as those working at P&I Clubs, brokers, ship owners, managers and charterers; and more generally to anybody concerned with London arbitration.
This comprehensive text is designed both for beginners who need an in-depth introduction to hot water boiler inspection and more advanced practitioners looking to deepen their understanding. Along with boiler components and conditions, the book covers advantages and disadvantages of hot water heating, differences between boilers and furnaces, efficiency, sequence of operation and life expectancy.
Author: John E. Traister
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
Release Date: 1997
Genre: House & Home
Solid information on what you need to inspect: building sites and landscaping, foundations, structures, roofing, chimneys and flues, interior and exterior finishes, electrical systems, HVAC systems, and plumbing systems.
Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
Author: Jon S. Mann
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2012-12-18
Genre: House & Home
Considering buying a home or condominium in Central Oahu? Don’t make a move without first consulting this “How-To” guide. “How To Buy A Home In Hawaii: Central Oahu E-Book”, by Jon S. Mann, is a comprehensive publication specifically designed for Central Oahu that informs, educates and instructs potential Central Oahu homebuyers on the Hawaii home buying process. The book clearly identifies the eight basic steps to buying a home in Central Oahu and then explains in detail how each step is performed to achieve your Hawaii real estate goals. Along the way, valuable, straight-forward advice is provided in order to save you time and money in your home search and purchase efforts. This E-book is designed to consolidate and leverage the information resources available in our high-tech society and help educate individuals on the Home buying process as it specifically relates to Central Oahu. The E-book contains over 75 resource links to additional information available on the internet to assist in your real estate activities in Central Oahu. The easy-to-understand question and answer format of the E-book allows the information to flow smoothly and effectively answers many of the most commonly asked questions by Hawaii home buyers. Use this book and you will successfully navigate the ocean of information on home buying in Central Oahu and achieve your Hawaii real estate goals with resounding success.