9781561584628

Inspecting a House

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  • ISBN13:

    9781561584628

  • ISBN10:

    1561584622

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2001-01-01
  • Publisher: Taunton

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Summary

This pro-level guide to inspecting a house is a tool for evaluating property inside and out. It includes a discussion of current building materials, heating, electrical and plumbing systems, foundations, and more. This book can help anyone determine the soundness of a house.

Author Biography

Rex Cauldwell is a master plumber, master electrician, building inspector, and licensed general contractor with over 25 years of experience

Table of Contents

Introduction 2(2)
The Inspection Process
4(13)
Professional Courtesy
5(1)
The Rules of the Profession
6(2)
Creating a System of Inspection
8(3)
Tools of the Trade
11(6)
The Service Inspection
17(31)
The Service Entrance
18(12)
The Service Panel
30(18)
Siding, Doors, and Windows
48(32)
Siding
48(23)
Doors
71(4)
Windows
75(5)
Roofs, Gutters, and Grading
80(20)
Inspecting the Roof
81(12)
Guttering
93(5)
Grading
98(2)
Foundations, Structural Supports, and Decks
100(14)
The Foundation
100(9)
Decks
109(5)
Garages, Driveways, and Walkways
114(18)
Types of Garages
114(3)
Inspecting the Exterior
117(13)
Driveways and Walkways
130(2)
Basements and Crawl Spaces
132(22)
Types of Basements
133(2)
Basement Water Damage
135(6)
Basement Lighting
141(1)
Basement Structural Inspection
141(2)
Basement Electrical Inspection
143(1)
Basement Plumbing Inspection
144(8)
Crawl Spaces
152(2)
Utility Room Appliances
154(20)
Water Heaters
154(14)
Dryers
168(3)
Clothes Washers
171(2)
Water Conditioners
173(1)
Heating and Cooling Systems
174(30)
General Inspection
175(5)
Gas Burners
180(6)
Old Burners
186(2)
Electric Forced-Air Furnaces
188(1)
Electric Water Furnaces
189(1)
Electric Baseboards
190(3)
Wood-Burning Stoves and Fireplaces
193(5)
Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners
198(4)
Geothermal Heating
202(2)
The Kitchen, Bathroom, and Other Rooms
204(25)
The Kitchen
205(15)
The Bathroom
220(7)
Bedrooms and Hallways
227(2)
Water Supply and Septic
229(19)
The Water Source
230(14)
Septic Tanks
244(4)
Appendix CROSS-CONNECTIONS 248(13)
Common Cross-Connection Points
252(9)
Index 261

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