TREC 3

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TREC 3
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TREC 3 - Exterior and Miscellaneous
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  1. Small horizontal cracks approximately every 3 feet in a stucco wall are

    a. Normal
    b. Due to poor overlap of lath ends
    c. Due to stress
    d. Due to shrinkage
    Due to poor overlap of lath ends
  2. Garage door fire rating

    a. 1 hour
    b. 20 minutes
    c. 30 minutes
    d. 45 minutes
    1 hour
  3. Downspout can go into foundation drain

    True
    False
    True
  4. Downspout extensions should extend how far from house

    a. 3 feet
    b. 6 feet
    c. 2 feet
    d. 4 feet
    6 feet
  5. A post-tension monolithic slab on grade foundation should not have

    a. Aggregate
    b. Cables
    c. Greased sleeves
    d. Exposed cable ends
    Exposed cable ends
  6. A single wall gas flue 2” from wood would be

    a. A safety hazard
    b. Monitor
    c. Contact an expert
    d. Correct
    A safety hazard
  7. Each plumbing vent pipe or stack shall extend through its flashing and shall terminate vertically not less than

    a. 12 inches above the roof line
    b. 6 inches above the roof line
    c. No requirement
    d. 6 feet above the roof line
    6 inches above the roof line
  8. Double-tapping a circuit breaker is allowed when

    a. Never
    b. In 15 amp circuits only
    c. Panel space is limited
    d. Breaker is designed for double-tapping
    e. Protected by a fuse
    Breaker is designed for double-tapping
  9. Grounding rods must be driven into the ground at least

    a. 6 feet
    b. 8 feet
    c. 9.5 feet
    d. As far as possible
    8 feet
  10. A plug fuse rated at 30 amps is color coded

    a. Blue
    b. Green, not all color coded any longer
    c. Red
    d. Black
    Green, not all color coded any longer
  11. A hydronic or forced (hot water) boiler system is

    a. An open system subject to atmospheric pressure
    b. Closed to the atmosphere and under pressure
    c. Closed system in which only the supply is under pressure
    d. An antiquated way of heating residential structures
    Closed to the atmosphere and under pressure
  12. In a hydronic boiler system, the normal operating pressure is

    a. 30-40 psi
    b. 12-15 psi
    c. 3-5 psi
    d. 22-25 psi
    12-15 psi
  13. The Hartford Loop in a steam system

    a. Automatically maintains the water pressure
    b. Is an equalizer that insures that pressures are equal above and below the water line
    c. Precludes siphon action if the unit develops a leak
    d. All of the above
    Precludes siphon action if the unit develops a leak
  14. The combustion chamber in a gun style burner should be observed for

    a. Condition of the firebrick
    b. Condition of the metal shields
    c. Burn through or warping at the rear of the unit
    d. All of the above
    All of the above
  15. In most heat pumps, the “auxiliary heat”

    a. Augments the normal operation of the unit in extremely cold weather
    b. Is often called supplemental heat
    c. Is sometimes called emergency heat
    d. All of the above
    All of the above
  16. In a typical heat pump operating in the heat mode, the temperature differential at the heat exchanger (supply/return air) should be about

    a. 25-30 degrees F
    b. 5-7 degrees F
    c. 15 degrees F
    d. 20-22 degrees F
    25-30 degrees F
  17. The discharge pipe extending from a water heater pressure relief valve

    a. Must be the same diameter as the valve
    b. Must discharge within 6 inches of the floor
    c. Must be galvanized, copper, or CPVC
    d. All of the above
    All of the above
  18. Shower pan leaks are

    a. Of little importance
    b. Uncommon
    c. Not looked for because they are hard to detect
    d. All shower pans should be checked and finding reported
    All shower pans should be checked and finding reported
  19. The interior plumbing distribution pipes should be at least

    a. 1/4 inch
    b. 1/2 inch
    c. 3/4 inch
    d. 3/8 inch
    1/2 inch
  20. When you find the insulation on incoming electrical service cables frayed or chewed, your comments should be

    a. Replace the service entrance cable
    b. It belongs to the electric company and is not part of a home inspection
    c. Cover it with 2-3 layers of electrical take, insuring you start at the bottom of the cable and work upward for all layers
    d. Call the electric company or licensed electrician
    Call the electric company or licensed electrician
  21. Wall cracks should be investigated to determine if structural rot, structural cracking, foundation settlement or pulled fastenings have occurred if the crack is wider than

    a. 1/8 inch
    b. 1/4 inch
    c. 3/8 inch
    d. 1/2 inch
    1/4 inch
  22. Plaster cracks over a chimney breast are usually caused by

    a. Changing materials
    b. Settlement of the chimney
    c. Heat
    d. Changing of humidity from front to back
    Settlement of the chimney
  23. When plaster cracks appear over gypsum lath either 2 or 4 feet apart, this is normally

    a. Not serious
    b. The last sign before the wall or ceilings fall
    c. Unusually heavy storage in attics or 2nd floors
    d. A sign of poor workmanship
    Not serious
  24. Defects most likely found in drywall can normally be associated with

    a. Moisture
    b. Too few nails
    c. Improper framing or use of damp wood
    d. Poor installation
    e. All of the above
    All of the above
  25. The three purposes of a window are

    a. Light, ventilation and appearance
    b. Ventilation, light and emergency entrance
    c. Light, ventilation and scenery from the outside
    d. Light, ventilation and exit
    Light, ventilation and exit
  26. When installing insulation in rafters, the minimum gap between the sheathing and insulation is

    a. 1 inch
    b. 2.5 inches
    c. 1.5 inches
    d. 2 inches
    e. No minimum gap required
    1 inch
  27. If wood siding is cracking, bulging or sagging, you should suspect

    a. A lack of routine maintenance
    b. Structural deficiencies in the framing
    c. Rot and/or insect infestation
    d. Improper installation
    Structural deficiencies in the framing
  28. Decks should be checked for

    a. Adequate support
    b. Means of attachment to the house
    c. Condition of floor planking
    d. Protective railings
    e. All of the above
    All of the above
  29. Siding should be kept at least

    a. 4 inches from soil contact
    b. 6 inches from soil contact
    c. 12 inches from soil contact
    d. No minimum distance if siding is treated
    6 inches from soil contact
  30. Which areas of a house require ventilation

    a. Attic, bath, kitchen
    b. Kitchen, garage, bathroom
    c. Attic, garage, bathroom
    d. Dining room, boiler room, basement
    Attic, bath, kitchen
  31. A person, not your client, is looking for a starter home. He would like you to tell him if a home was not purchased because of a bad inspection report. You should tell him

    a. OK, if you inspect the home for a fee
    b. Will ask seller if it’s OK
    c. Cannot do it
    d. The contents of an inspection report are confidential
    The contents of an inspection report are confidential
  32. A modern high efficiency gas furnace should use outside air supply only

    True
    False
    True
  33. What parts are located inside and outside of an A/C system

    a. Inside – reversing valve and Outside – reversing valve
    b. Inside – compressor and Outside – evaporator coil
    c. Inside – evaporator coil and Outside – condenser/compressor
    d. Inside – condenser/compressor and Outside – evaporator coil
    Inside – evaporator coil and Outside – condenser/compressor
  34. What causes bowing of the chimney above the roof in an older house

    a. Settling
    b. Sun
    c. Concrete expansion on shady side
    d. Moss
    Concrete expansion on shady side
  35. To whom can you give your report

    a. Client and Realtor
    b. Client and his attorney
    c. Client and whomever he says is OK
    d. Broker
    Client and whomever he says is OK
  36. No trap in a basement drain. You should tell client

    a. Say it’s OK because it’s in the basement
    b. Recommend it be repaired
    c. Say germs will grow
    d. It’s OK because that is the way it was built
    Recommend it be repaired
  37. On a clay tile roof, what is the principle waterproofing

    a. Tar paper (underlayment)
    b. Mortar at ridge and valleys
    c. Mortar between edges
    d. Battens
    Tar paper (underlayment)
  38. What is the best ventilation in winter

    a. Ridge and soffit
    b. Gable and turbine
    c. Louvered gable
    d. O’Hagen vents
    Ridge and soffit
  39. In an old house, an atmospheric (open) tank is above the 2nd floor. What was it probably there for

    a. Overflow for gravity boiler
    b. Well pressure control
    c. Water heater pressure control
    d. None of the above
    Overflow for gravity boiler
  40. The most likely reason for bulging vinyl siding is

    a. Moisture behind vinyl
    b. Moisture in vinyl
    c. Improper nailing
    d. Improper painting
    Improper nailing
  41. When wood siding is applied, what is the proper construction technique

    a. Double nail under the laps
    b. Nail above overlap, never through the under siding
    c. End butt joints close together
    d. Use scarf joints at corners
    Nail above overlap, never through the under siding
  42. What do you tell a client when a house has a 30-year-old asbestos cement roof that is in marginal condition

    a. Roof will need replacing within 5 years
    b. Tear-off will be costly
    c. Unlikely to find replacement shingles if damaged
    d. All of the above
    All of the above

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