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home inspection exam study
In a split air conditioning system, the ____is inside and the _____is outside
evaporator and condenser
The device that automatically closes the gas valve if the pilot light goes off is the ___
True or false? verify a representative number of outlets and switches
Transformers are used to reduce voltage levels coming into a building. True or false?
A path that electricity travels is known as a
The flow of electrons along a conductor, such as copper wire, is defined as: a. ohm b. voltage c. amperage. d electric current
A type of box that holds splices, outlets, and switches is called a
Fuse panels are mostly found in houses built before: a. 1980 b. 1970 c. 1950 d. 1980
Above-ground cables coming from a utility pole to the service entrance conductors of a house are called: a. service lateral b. service entrance c. service drop d. branch circuit wiring
Resistance to the flow of electricity is measured in
Electric service cable should always be covered by the house siding to prevent weathering. True or false?
All of the following conditions violate electrical standards in detached garages except: a. hanging wires b. exposed junction boxes c. wire splices d. exterior service wire
The electrical pressure that pushes through the wires is known as:
Radon is least likely to enter the house through: a. floor drains b. attic c. sump pump openings d. joints in the basement
If found in the house, total removal of even small amounts of asbestos-containing material is the recommended procedure.
Which type of siding has color permeated throughout the material?
The material that surrounds the window on the inside is known as the: a. glazing b. flashing c. casing d. footing
What is a latent defect?
a defect that is concealed or not readily discoverable
Electrical meters are never located inside the structure?
False. you may see this in older buildings
Which of the following determines whether the structure has a basement (or a crawl space)? a. footing b. silll plate c. foundation wall d. girder
C foundation wall
Selvage roofing tupically comes in rolls ___or ___inches wide.
18" or 36"
The part of the heating system that transfers heat to air or water is the:
What is a pitch pan?
a sheet metal pan filled with pitch or tar 1" or 2" high around the stack
A hot tub should not have a switch or receptacle within ___feet
You must GFCI protect all outlets within ___feet of a spa
Where a flat roof meets a sloped roof, the flat roof membrane should extend at least ___feet up the sloped roof.
The difference between wood shingles and wood shakes is?
wood shingles are ususally thinner and machine cut
wood shakes are usually thicker and have an uneven surface
Four ply built up roofs typically last ___to ___years
15 to 20
A chimney flue is a __and __channel for smoke
seperate and distinct
What are the two main categories for roofing systems?
sloped and flat
The pitch of a roof is defined as a ratio of ____over ___.
rise over run
The cord lengths for window units. 120 volt and 240 volt
240 volt- 6'
True or false? Inspectors are required to inspect the voltage drop?
Asbestos products are generally found in homes built prior to: a. 1950 b. 1965 c. 1978 d. 1990
The two types of garage doors are:
chain and screw
A solid brick partition in the flue is called a ___
As a general rule, one ton of air conditioning will cool ___sq ft of floor space
Mixed use of pipe material in a water distribution piping system is ___
A type of valve that keeps water from backing up in a water supply or drainage system is a
An authorized deviation from a zoning ordinance is known as a
Permission from the appropriate local government authority to construct or renovate any type of property is known as a
The ___prevents wind and moisture from penetrating the junction of the soffit and sheathing
A small appliance circuit can be connected to how many switches or receptacles?
The top of a light fixture in a pool should be at least ___inches under water
How far from the edge of a swimming pool does a junction box have to be?
Minimum size breaker for a dryer is
How long can a cord or plug be to swimming pool equipment?
The minimum size breaker for a range is:
There should be a receptacle no more than ___feet from a pool wall
What type of foundation settlement usuallyhas no appreciable effect on the structure?