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  1. A stud that is located in an exterior wall is doubled, and NOT more than two successive studs are bored. A hole bored through the stud may be a MAXIMUM of what percentage of the width of the stud?

    A. 40%
    B. 60%
    C. 75%
    D. 55%
    A. 60%
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  2. How should board-and-batten wood siding be installed?

    a. In a horizontal position.
    b. In a vertical position.
    c. Over vertical furring strips.
    d. With the tongue inside the groove.
    In a vertical position
  3. What is the MINIMUM clearance above the floor for electric water heaters located in a garage?

    a. 12 inches from the base.
    b. 12 inches from the lowest element.
    c. 18 inches from the base.
    d. 18 inches from the lowest element.
    18 inches from the lowest element
  4. The inspector is REQUIRED to

    a. determine the presence or absence of a pressure relief valve on a water heater.
    b. light a pilot on a natural gas device that appears operational.
    c. attempt to light a pilot on a natural gas device that appears not to be operational.
    d. probe structural components to determine their condition.
    determine the presence or absence of a pressure relief valve on a water heater
  5. What is the MINIMUM required overhead clearance of a service drop cable that runs above a swimming pool diving board?

    a. 12.5 feet.
    b. 14.5 feet.
    c. 16.5 feet.
    d. 18.5 feet.
    14.5 feet
  6. Which of the following types of foundation settlement usually has no appreciable effect on the structure?

    a. Lateral movement.
    b. Differential settlement.
    c. Uniform settlement.
    d. Grade beam uplift.
    Uniform settlement
  7. As measured from the nose of the tread, what is the MAXIMUM height above the stairway tread for a handrail?

    a. 36 inches.
    b. 38 inches.
    c. 42 inches.
    d. 44 inches.
    38 inches
  8. Brick veneer

    a. is a structural load-bearing component of a wall.
    b. does not require a wood frame.
    c. is used as an outside finish.
    d. gives additional strength to the framing.
    Is used as an outside finish
  9. What is the term for the type of flashing used where the edge of a shingle roof meets a vertical wall?

    a. Valley
    b. Step
    c. Woven
    d. Hip
    Step
  10. According to the Standards of Practice, which of the following situations is an inspector REQUIRED to report as "in need of repair"?

    a. A water heater temperature and pressure relief valve drain smaller than the outlet fitting of the valve.
    b. Handrail balusters that are 3 inches apart.
    c. The installation of water heaters in a garage with an ignition source less than 24 inches above the floor.
    d. The absence of safety glass in a window above the kitchen sink.
    A water heater temperature and pressure relief valve drain smaller than the outlet fitting of the valve
  11. Why is it important to ensure the suction line at an air handler is properly insulated?

    a. Refrigerant leak.
    b. Noise reduction.
    c. Vibration control.
    d. Moisture control.
    Moisture control
  12. What is an example of a cross connection in a plumbing system?

    a. Faucet through the sidewall of a tub.
    b. "T" joint in a wet vent stack.
    c. Interface of the building service with the public utility service.
    d. Location of a backflow valve.
    Faucet through the sidewall of a tub
  13. Which of the following rooms REQUIRES a GFCI circuit?

    a. Bedroom.
    b. Dining room.
    c. Bathroom.
    d. Furnace room.
    Bathroom
  14. What detail should be present in brick veneer walls to ensure that accumulated moisture is adequately relieved?

    a. Wall ties.
    b. Head flashing.
    c. Weep holes.
    d. Drip cap.
    Weep holes
  15. Junction boxes supplying swimming pool, wet-niche fixtures MUST be a MINIMUM of how many inches above the water level?

    a. 4 inches.
    b. 6 inches.
    c. 8 inches.
    d. 10 inches.
    8 inches
  16. According to the Standards of Practice, water at the faucet MUST be checked for

    a. water pressure.
    b. functional flow.
    c. temperature reading.
    d. unpleasant odors.
    Functional flow
  17. The purpose of the Standards of Practice adopted by the Texas Real Estate Commission is to

    a. establish the minimum level of inspection service.
    b. prevent inspectors from exceeding the requirements of the Standards of Practice.
    c. provide ethical standards for inspectors.
    d. provide voluntary guidelines for the performance of real estate inspections.
    establish the minimum level of inspection service
  18. The chemical reaction between cement and water that causes concrete to harden is called

    a. reactivity.
    b. hydration.
    c. consolidation.
    d. admixture sequencing.
    Hydration
  19. Which structural detail will facilitate interior remodeling involving partition changes?

    a. Roof trusses.
    b. Balloon framing.
    c. Post and beam construction.
    d. Platform frame construction.
    Roof trusses
  20. What is the MAXIMUM spacing of rafters?

    a. 16.0 inches o.c.
    b. 19.2 inches o.c.
    c. 20.0 inches o.c.
    d. There is no maximum.
    There is no maximum
  21. A gas-fired water heater may be located in all of the following areas EXCEPT

    a. a garage.
    b. an attic.
    c. a storage closet.
    d. a family room.
    A storage closet
  22. What size drain line is REQUIRED for the auxiliary or secondary drain system used with an air conditioning system cooling coil?

    a. Minimum of 1/2 inch.
    b. Minimum of 3/4 inch.
    c. Minimum of 1 inch.
    d. Such a line is not required.
    Minimum of 3/4 inch
  23. Nonmetallic sheathed cable (Romex) is generally considered an acceptable type of wiring for

    a. providing underground service to detached buildings on the same lot.
    b. use within ceiling and wall spaces.
    c. use within attic spaces, but only if mounted above accessible floor insulation.
    d. use on exposed surfaces of basements and garages.
    Use within ceiling and wall spaces
  24. An inspector is REQUIRED to put which of the following information on a written inspection report?

    a. List of items in the order they appear in the Standards of Practice.
    b. Inspector's license number and name.
    c. List of the toxic waste substances found during the inspection.
    d. Duration of the inspection.
    Inspector's license number and name
  25. A positive drainage slope away from a house foundation of 5% is equal to a

    a. 6-inch drop in 10 feet.
    b. 6-inch drop in 5 feet.
    c. 12-inch drop in 10 feet.
    d. 12-inch drop in 5 feet.
    6-inch drop in 10 feet
  26. Which of the following siding materials is MOST prone to moisture intrusion?

    a. Wood clapboard.
    b. T-111.
    c. Cement fiber siding.
    d. EIFS synthetic.
    EIFS synthetic
  27. All of the following are requirements for nonmetallic sheathed cable (Romex) EXCEPT that it MUST be

    a. secured to the wall every 4 1/2 feet.
    b. secured within 12 inches of the panel box.
    c. clamped securely to the panel box or within 8 inches of the box.
    d. pulled tightly across bends with less than five times the conductor.
    pulled tightly across bends with less than five times the conductor
  28. Soft spots have risen above the surrounding surface of a 20-year-old flat built-up roof. The roof has gravel over the flood coating of asphaltic material. The soft spots are MOST likely due to

    a. spot failure which should be sliced and flattened and then sealed with hot asphalt or cold patching material.
    b. the failure of the roofing system which will require a tear off and replacement.
    c. moisture which has gotten in between the plies.
    d. the gravel coating was not evenly distributed.
    moisture which has gotten in between the plies
  29. A temperature and pressure relief valve installed on a water heater should be piped to

    a. a drain.
    b. the outside and within 6 inches of the ground.
    c. a catch pan under the floor.
    d. either a drain or to the outside and not closer than 6 inches to the ground.
    either a drain or to the outside and not closer than 6 inches to the ground
  30. All of the following are REQUIRED by the Standards of Practice to be inspected EXCEPT

    a. range exhaust vents.
    b. water ionization devices.
    c. whole-house vacuum systems.
    d. electric heaters in bathrooms.
    Water ionization devices
  31. An inspector applicant has completed additional core real estate inspection courses or has inspection-related work experience. Which of the following licensing conditions may be waived?

    a. Passing the required examination.
    b. Completing supervised inspections.
    c. Satisfactory background check.
    d. Annual continuing education.
    Completing supervised inspections
  32. Down warping of a foundation in clay soil may be caused by

    a. excessive watering.
    b. drying edge effect.
    c. solar flaring.
    d. masonry expansion.
    Drying edge effect
  33. All of the following may cause cracks in the brick veneer on a home EXCEPT

    a. thermal stress.
    b. lack of brick ties.
    c. foundation movement.
    d. lack of a vapor barrier.
    Lack of a vapor barrier
  34. Repeated, visible sagging for a span of 24 inches in a roof is usually caused by

    a. thin plywood sheathing.
    b. improper nailing of roof sheathing.
    c. rafter failure.
    d. truss failure.
    Thin plywood sheathing
  35. What is the MINIMUM length permitted for a plug-in type of cord on a trash compactor?

    a. 12 inches.
    b. 18 inches.
    c. 36 inches.
    d. 48 inches.
    36 inches
  36. For a claim arising after September 1, 2001, what is the MAXIMUM amount that may be paid from the Real Estate Inspection Recovery Fund for all claims against a single inspector?

    a. $7,500
    b. $12,500
    c. $25,000
    d. $30,000
    $30,000
  37. What is the MINIMUM wire size for 30 amps?

    a. 10 AWG copper.
    b. 12 AWG copper.
    c. 12 AWG aluminum.
    d. 14 AWG aluminum.
    10 AWG copper
  38. Which of the following framing types is continuous from the foundation up to the roof?

    a. Mortise and tenon framing.
    b. Balloon framing.
    c. Pole framing.
    d. Platform framing.
    Balloon framing
  39. An air conditioning system is being inspected for proper cooling. What should be the range of the temperature drop across the coil?

    a. 4 degrees F to 9 degrees F.
    b. 10 degrees F to 15 degrees F.
    c. 14 degrees F to 22 degrees F.
    d. 22 degrees F to 27 degrees F.
    14 degrees F to 22 degrees F
  40. In cavity wall construction, masonry units that are turned into the wall and straddle both wythes are called

    a. holders.
    b. headers.
    c. stackers.
    d. soldiers.
    Headers
  41. What malfunctioning component causes an odor around a toilet?

    a. Tank gasket.
    b. Wax ring.
    c. Flapper seal.
    d. Vent.
    Wax ring
  42. A sagging roof can indicate a problem with all of the following EXCEPT the

    a. bracing.
    b. rafter spans.
    c. rafter spacing.
    d. cat walk.
    Cat walk
  43. What is the MAXIMUM overcurrent protection for #12 copper?

    a. 15 amps.
    b. 20 amps.
    c. 30 amps.
    d. 40 amps.
    20 amps
  44. Of the nine members of the Texas Real Estate Inspector Committee, what is the MAXIMUM number of committee members that may hold a Real Estate Broker's license?

    a. One
    b. Three
    c. Six
    d. Seven
    Three
  45. Which of the following sanctions is the Texas Real Estate Commission authorized to order if it finds an inspector in violation of the law?

    a. Reimbursement to a consumer.
    b. A cease and desist order.
    c. Payment of an administrative penalty.
    d. Payment of the costs of the hearing.
    Payment of an administrative penalty
  46. What is the MINIMUM REQUIRED overhead clearance for any conductor that runs above a swimming pool?

    a. 12 feet.
    b. 16 feet.
    c. 18 feet.
    d. 22 feet.
    22 feet
  47. The painted wood siding and trim on one side of the house show considerable weathering. On the other side, the paint is NOT weathered at all but has mildew. This is MOST likely due to

    a. improper surface preparation when it was last painted.
    b. defective siding material.
    c. the orientation of the house with respect to the sun.
    d. an incompetent painter.
    the orientation of the house with respect to the sun
  48. All of the following are approved for use in water supply pipes EXCEPT

    a. galvanized steel.
    b. copper.
    c. plastic.
    d. rubber.
    rubber
  49. What causes the rumbling noise from some electric water heaters when the heating elements are energized?

    a. Sediment.
    b. Electric arcing.
    c. Pressure relief valve.
    d. Thermostatic arcing.
    Sediment
  50. What malfunctioning component causes water to continuously drain from the bottom opening of a toilet tank?

    a. Cracked tank lid.
    b. Flush handle.
    c. Flapper seal.
    d. Pin valve.
    Flapper seal
  51. What determines the amount of electricity (amperage) a wire can carry?

    a. size (diameter)
    b. length
    c. color
    d. type
    size
  52. How many wires are there from the street into a house in a 240-volt system?

    a. 3
    b. 2
    c. 4
    d. 1
    3
  53. The size of the fuses or breakers at the main disconnect will always tell you how much electricity is available to the house

    True
    False
    False
  54. What size service wire (minimum) would be required to provide a house with 60-amp service?

    a. #6 Cu
    b. #6 Al
    c. #4 Cu
    d. #2 Al
    #6 Cu
  55. How is the electrical system in most older homes grounded

    a. water supply piping
    b. UFER ground
    c. ground rods
    d. power company
    water supply piping
  56. The ground wire should always be clamped upstream of the water meter

    True
    False
    True
  57. How are electrical systems grounded on rural properties where the well supply piping into the house is plastic

    a. ground rod
    b. UFER grounds
    c. metal well casing
    d. both a and c
    both a and c
  58. Breakers are safer than fuses. Any house with fuses should be upgraded to breakers

    True
    False
    False
  59. Fuses are more prone to be improperly sized and overloaded

    True
    False
    True
  60. What is/are the most common reasons(s) for replacement of knob-and-tube wiring

    a. breakdown of cloth covering (insulation)
    b. buried in thermal insulation
    c. homeowner splices and repairs
    d. all of the above
    all of the above
  61. Name an important improvement between know-and-tube wiring and modern cable

    a. use of grounding
    b. use of aluminum wiring
    c. fusing the neutral
    d. none of the above
    use of grounding
  62. Where are GFCIs required in newer homes

    a. kitchen counters
    b. bathrooms
    c. unfinished basements
    d. outdoors
    e. all of the above
    all of the above
  63. In most cases three distribution wires connected to one fuse of breaker is acceptable

    True
    False
    False
  64. What is the most common electrical flaw found residentially

    a. over-fusing
    b. use of Al wiring
    c. lack of GFCIs
    d. use of grounded receptacles
    over-fusing
  65. A non-grounded receptacle within 36" of water should be replaced with

    a. GFCI
    b. GFCI upstream from receptacle
    c. single pole GFCI breaker
    d. all of the above
    all of the above
  66. Maximum number of disconnects to shut off the main panel is/are

    a. 1
    b. 6
    c. 4
    d. 8
    6
  67. What is the correct Cu wiring size for a 20 amp breaker

    a. 12
    b. 14
    c. 10
    d. 16
    12
  68. Non-metallic sheathed cable in an attic on top of joist must be

    a. protected within 6' of scuttle
    b. must be fastened every 4 1/2'
    c. not allowed
    d. both a and b
    both a and b
  69. Clothes closet - bulb OK or not OK - new construction

    a. surface-mounted or recessed incandescent fixtures with completely enclosed lamps
    b. surface-mounted or recessed fluorescent fixtures
    c. surface-mounted incandescent fixtures can be mounted on ceiling with 12" clearance
    d. all of the above
    all of the above
  70. Subpanel requirements

    a. neutral and ground must be separated
    b. can be grounded together
    c. must be bonded
    d. must be isolated
    e. a, c and d
    a, c and d
  71. Grounding rod must be driven

    a. 6'
    b. 10'
    c. 8'
    d. 12'
    8’
  72. A fused neutral (neutral wire runs to a fuse) is

    a. OK
    b. Unsafe
    c. Grandfathered
    d. none of the above
    unsafe
  73. Two-conductor wiring can be used with a GFCI

    True
    False
    True
  74. Does a sump pump require GFCI

    a. yes, if it is a dedicated receptacle
    b. no, if it is a dedicated receptacle
    no, if it is a dedicated receptacle
  75. What is the minimum required clearance in front of the main electrical panel box

    a. 12" wide x 24" front
    b. 24" wide x 30" front
    c. 26" wide x 36" front
    d. 30" wide x 36" front
    30" wide x 36" front
  76. AC cable, commonly known as BX, often contains a bare aluminum wire. Which of the following statements is true regarding the wire

    a. the wire is a grounding wire and should be connected to grounding terminals inside boxes and panels
    b. the wire is a bonding wire and should not be connected or brought into the interior of boxes
    c. the wire is required to be treated with anti-oxidant paste at its terminations
    d. the wire must be reported as an Al branch circuit wire if the other conductors in the cable are copper
    the wire is a bonding wire and should not be connected or brought into the interior of boxes
  77. When a GFCI is installed on a two-wire non-grounded system, it provides

    a. full grounding protection
    b. no protection as there is no ground
    c. fault protections, but not grounding protection
    d. a false reading when testing the GFCI using the built-in test button on the unit
    fault protections, but not grounding protection
  78. What causes structures to move

    a. Gravity
    b. Wind
    c. Water
    d. Sun
    Gravity
  79. What are the three ways a structure may give in to gravity

    a. if it is sitting on something that is not strong enough, the ground below will fail
    b. if the skeleton of the structure is weak, it will not support itself, the weight of the structure itself is the 'dead load'
    c. if the live load on the structure is greater than expected, it will collapse
    d. all of the above
    all of the above
  80. The two basic forces that individual structural components are subjected to are

    a. compression - pushed from both ends
    b. tension - pulled upon
    c. torque - twisted upon
    d. both a and b
    both a and b
  81. What conditions may result in inadequate lateral support

    a. footings will fail
    b. soil will erode away from foundation
    c. the walls will deflect inward
    d. roof trusses will lift upwards
    the walls will deflect inward
  82. Foundations should extend at least how far above grade

    a. 4-6"
    b. 6-8"
    c. 8-10"
    d. 2-4"
    4-6”
  83. What are the two common footing problems with piers

    a. inadequate footing and pier base not below the frost line
    b. oversized footing and pier bases
    c. oversized pier bases and undersized footings
    d. piers and footings made of wood
    inadequate footing and pier base not below the frost line
  84. What limits the inspection of crawl spaces

    a. entry size
    b. lack of lighting
    c. cramped work space
    d. all the above
    all of the above
  85. What is the function of beams

    a. to carry floor and wall loads horizontally to the foundations, walls or posts
    b. to carry the ceiling load vertically to the footing
    c. to carry the wall loads horizontally to the sill plates
    d. to carry the roof loads vertically to the floors
    to carry floor and wall loads horizontally to the foundations, walls or posts
  86. Where are joist hangers required

    a. where joists cannot rest on a support
    b. decks
    c. balconies
    d. beams
    where joists cannot rest on a support
  87. What two functions do bridging and bracing perform

    a. prevent racking of the house during windstorms
    b. provide additional support for trusses and rafters
    c. restrain the joists from twisting and to transmit loads from one joist to the next
    d. acts as a shim for beams and girders
    restrain the joists from twisting and to transmit loads from one joist to the next
  88. What materials were/are commonly used in sub flooring

    a. one inch wood boards
    b. Plywood
    c. oriented strand board (OSB)
    d. a, b, c
    a, b, c
  89. What is the different between balloon framing and platform construction

    a. in balloon framing, the wall systems are erected before the floor system
    b. in platform framing, the floor system is erected before the wall system
    c. in balloon framing, the wall framing extends from the foundation to the roof
    d. in platform framing, the wall framing is built one floor at a time
    e. all the above
    all of the above
  90. What purpose do weep holes serve

    a. to allow the rain water to drain out of the 1" air space
    b. balance the pressure on both sides of the brick
    c. to hold veneer to the framing
    d. both a and b
    both a and b
  91. What is the difference between post-and-beam construction and conventional wood-frame construction

    a. conventional construction only uses 2x4s
    b. post-and-beam construction uses a few large member of support where conventional construction uses many smaller members
    c. conventional construction is only used in the northern part of the country
    d. post-and-beam construction is limited to barns and commercial building
    post-and-beam construction uses a few large member of support where conventional construction uses many smaller members
  92. What function do lintels perform

    a. used in wood-framed structures
    b. ingredient for bean soup
    c. to transfer the load above an opening in a masonry structure
    d. to support the sill plate on top of foundation wall
    to transfer the load above an opening in a masonry structure
  93. Steel lintels on masonry walls should be at least how many inches wider than the opening on either side

    a. 6"
    b. 8"
    c. 10"
    d. 4"
    6”
  94. Where should collar ties be attached to the rafters

    a. nearer the top
    b. nearer the middle
    c. nearer the bottom
    d. neared the end
    nearer the middle
  95. What function do knee walls perform

    a. support the roof rafters and prevent sagging
    b. support the footing beneath the foundation walls
    c. support the trusses between the top and bottom chords
    d. support the purlins at the rafter ends
    support the roof rafters and prevent sagging
  96. What concern, other than structural, arises with a misaligned chimney

    a. heat gets near combustible materials
    b. smoke and CO can re-enter the house
    c. creosote can collect in the attic
    d. all the above
    all the above
  97. What can one do to minimize the risk of termite infestations

    a. break earth-to-wood contact
    b. use standard household pesticides
    c. use masonry structural components
    d. increase moisture content at foundation
    break earth to wood contact
  98. What causes wood rot

    a. improper ventilation
    b. too much moisture
    c. a and b
    d. a and d
    a and b
  99. A 2"x6" @ 16" on-center can safely span

    a. 6'
    b. 10'
    c. 12'
    d. depends on species of wood
    depends on species of woo
  100. What is the best way for steel grinders (I-beams) in basement concrete wall pockets to be installed

    a. lay on tar paper
    b. 1/2" gap on three sides
    c. lay on poly sheeting
    d. lay on wood shims
    1/2" gap on three sides
  101. How are hurricane ties attached at the roof structure

    a. joist to rafter
    b. inside edge of top plate to rafter
    c. outside edge of top plate
    d. stud to top plate
    inside edge of top plate to rafter
  102. CDX is what type material

    a. exterior grade plywood
    b. interior grade plywood
    c. paint grade plywood
    d. oriented strand board (OSB)
    exterior grade plywood
  103. Step cracks in a masonry wall at the top corner of a window angled up and away are caused by

    a. rusted lintel
    b. settled header
    c. rusted hurricane ties
    d. poor window installation
    rusted lintel

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