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  1. cStandard three light electrical testers are NOT always reliable because:
    A. Some receptacles only have two prongs

    B. Three light testers sometimes have broken bulbs

    C. Three light testers will not detect multiple wiring problems

    D. Different test device manufactures have different light patterns

          

  2. dA 2" x 6" @16" on center can safely span?
    a. 6'
    b. 10'
    c. 12'
    d. Depends on species of wood

          

  3. BA 2" x 6" @16" on center can safely span?
    a. 6'
    b. 10'
    c. 12'
    d. Depends on species of wood

          

  4. bNo 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

          

  5. 5ERange Hood and Exhaust Systems

          

  6. AYou are inspecting a wood retaining wall. You notice 6" x 6" squares every four feet along the wall:

    A. These are decoration
    B. These don't mean anything
    C. These are part of the tie back system

          

  7. dMasonry walls must be anchored to the floor at intervals not to exceed _____ feet

          

  8. 1/3Notching of a 2x8 floor joist can be made in the outer ___ of joist.

          

  9. CA Safety Vacuum Release System(SVRS):

    A. Divides suction between two drains
    B. Is installed on most pools
    C. Shuts off pump or introduces air into suction lines to release swimmers trapped at drains
    D. Allows the homeowner to remove the inline filter basket while the pump is running

          

  10. TrueIt is important to maintain a positive grade away from the structure of at LEAST _______ inch drop per foot for six feet.
    A. 1/4
    B. 1/2
    C. 3/4
    D. 1

          

  11. BTREC ____________ the sue of contracts for inspections.

    A. Does not require
    B. Requires
    C. Suggests
    D. Issues

          

  12. CThe inspection vapor barrier should face toward the heated side (living space) of the insulation because:

    A. The insulation must 'breathe' the same air as the unconditioned space
    B. Moisture could condense I the insulation if the vapor barrier faces the cold side

          

  13. AA dirty filter can cause:

    A. High compressions ratio and failure of evaporator
    B. Reduced air flow and lower return air temperature

          

  14. dWhat materials were/are commonly used in sub flooring?
    a. One inch wood boards
    b. Plywood
    c. Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
    d. a, b, and c

          

  15. 5 inchesWhat is the maximum distance a plug can be from the rim of the basin?

          

  16. D#10 wire on a 50 amp breaker for an A/C compressor:

    A. Good idea
    B. Ok because compressor protects it
    C. Ok because it's 240v
    D. Not allowed

          

  17. BWhere are GFCI's required in newer houses?
    a. Kitchen counters
    b. Bathrooms
    c. Unfinished basements
    d. Outdoors
    e. All of the above

          

  18. cWater Heating Equipment

          

  19. Too flexibleThe flooring system is __________ if you see cracked natural tiles such as slate or stone.

          

  20. D
    Deck joist - what is the proper attachment to house?

    A. Bolts
    B. Direct nail
    C. Toe nail
    D. Joist hanger

          

  21. bWhat causes structure to move?

    A. Sun
    B. Water.
    C. Gravity
    D. Wind

          

  22. B
    How many bearing points do trusses have?

          

  23. AThe most common installation problem with concrete walls:

    A. Mixed with too much water
    B. Not right sand mix

          

  24. 4 feetPermits are not required for retaining walls less than or equal to ______.

          

  25. SouthwestYou will find an evaporative (swamp) cooler in what region?

          

  26. cWhich of the following rooms REQUIRES a GFCI
    circuit?
    a. Bedroom.
    b. Dining room.
    c. Bathroom.
    d. Furnace room.

          

  27. aA heat pump system is primarily sized for the?
    a. Cooling load
    b. Heating load
    c. Need to dehumidify
    d. Ambient conditions during operation

          

  28. 5HDishwashers

          

  29. 2 inches and 4 inchesLegal action can be taken up to _____ years after the incident; a complaint must be filed up to _____ years after the incident for payment out of the recovery fund.

          

  30. aConcrete block retaining wall with 3-inch deflection. What should you say?
    a. Have structural engineer examine
    b. Normal position
    c. Up to 4-inches is ok
    d. Replace wall with new one

          

  31. 12 inches
    What is the maximum the balusters can be on railings?

          

  32. DType B vent is:

    A. Double wall
    B. Triple wall
    C. Single wall
    D. Any of the above

          

  33. Subfloor1/4 inch plywood would not be a suitable material for a ________.

          

  34. Complete and incomplete___ ______ is the minimum and ___ ______ is the maximum water depth to seal P traps

          

  35. AAn HVAC installation requires the following:
    a. Insulating the supply duct
    b. Insulating the return duct
    c. Insulating supply and return ducts
    d. Insulating ducts outside building envelope only

          

  36. 1/2 inchWhat is the size of a non-ferrous grounding rod?

          

  37. 10 feetHow many feet should the conductor wire be above roads and parking areas?

          

  38. aBecause of the high expansion/contraction rate of aluminum, an electrical system using aluminum wire that was installed properly can have problems later on due to the movement of the wire, causing:

    a. Loose connections
    b. Crimped connections
    c. Spliced connections
    d. Insulated connections

          

  39. Fan/Limit switchAn inspector may share his fee with the real estate agent, with or without consent.

    True or False

          

  40. 3 inchesThe required air gap between the water discharge level and the float on an evaporator cooler is

    - 1 inch
    - 2 inches
    - 3 inches
    - 4 inches

          

  41. CWhat is the purpose of an air gap on a dishwasher?

    A. Keeps water from siphoning out of the dishwasher
    B. Protect against the contamination of the water supply

          

  42. bWhat is the maximum number of disconnects for a main power electrical panel?

          

  43. 35How many wires are there from street to house on a 240 volt system?

          

  44. b
    The floor joists of a deck are attached by joist hangers. There is one nail in a joist hanger hole. What do you tell the client?

    A. Do not buy the house
    B. It's ok
    C. Have an engineer examine
    D. Each hole needs proper size nail

          

  45. 4D
    Dryer can be vented to:

    A. Attic
    B. Crawlspace
    C. Garage
    D. Outside with a back draft damper

          

  46. SeriousHorizontal cracks are _______

          

  47. CYou have a crack in a basement wall. Which one needs to be reported as a problem?

    A. Hairline vertical
    B. Hairline horizontal
    C. 1/2" wide crack
    D. 1/4" wide crack

          

  48. DWhat method of attic ventilation is considered to be the most effective?

    A. Vents at each gable
    B. A combination of soffit and ridge vents
    C. Soffit vents at each eave
    D. Ridge vents along the full length of the roof

          

  49. BVents stacks connected in any combination to a common vent shall be at least ___ inches above the flood-level rim of the highest fixture.

    - 8
    - 6

          

  50. 36 inchesHow much water does clay absorb per hour?

          

  51. aWhat causes wood rot?
    a. Improper ventilation
    b. Too much moisture
    c. a and b

          

  52. dA 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 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

          

  53. bWhat is rated for 100 amp and is unsafe:

    A. 100 amp panel with 200 amp main breaker
    B. 200 amp panel with 100 amp main breaker
    C. 100 amp wire with 100 amp panel
    D. 200 amp panel with 100 amp wire

          

  54. a
    What is the bearing point of a scissor truss:
    a. Outside walls
    b. Ridge
    c. Gusset plate
    d. Middle

          

  55. bA fused neutral (neutral wire runs to a fuse) is?
    a. Ok
    b. Unsafe
    c. Grand-fathered
    d. None of the above

          

  56. b_____ feet is the minimum height a flue vent can terminate above the roof.

          

  57. Class AIf you are found guilty of inspecting a property without a license, what class would your misdemeanor be?

    - Class B
    - Class F
    - Class A

          

  58. TrueRetaining wall -8" block with 3" displacement:

    A. Say nothing, not part of inspection
    B. Recommend repair
    C. Only required to do RR tie walls
    D. Up to 4-inch displacement OK

          

  59. APer the rules of TREC, which plumbing system item needs to be inspected during an inspection?

    A. Termination of a vent through the roof line
    B. Drain pumps

          

  60. dWhat limits the inspection of crawl spaces?
    a. Entry size
    b. Lack of lighting
    c. Cramped work space
    d. All of the above

          

  61. AType B vent is:

    A. Double wall
    B. Triple wall
    C. Single wall
    D. Any of the above

          

  62. Step
    Decks should be checked for:
    a. Adequate support
    b. Means of attachment to house
    c. Condition of floor planking
    d. Protective railings
    e. All of the above

          

  63. AIn a hydronic system, the normal operating pressure is:
    a. 30-40 psi
    b. 3-5 psi
    c. 12-15 psi
    d. 22-25 psi

          

  64. bGiven that you have a #6 AWG copper wire, 100 amp main breaker and a panel rated for 150 amps, what is the service amperage?

    A. 100 and all is good
    B. 150 and oversized panel
    C. 60 and a safety hazard
    D. 200 and all is good

          

  65. Heat exchangerWhat size vent pipe is for a jen air?

          

  66. Aluminum tubeTo rid hot water smelling like eggs, replace magnesium anode tube with an ______________

          

  67. AWhen a GFCI is installed on a two-wire non-grounded system, it provides?

    A. Fault protection, but not grounding protection

    B. No protection as there is no ground wire

          

  68. True
    A vent pipe does not need to extend past the attic.

    True or False?

          

  69. CIf the exterior service piping has been converted to plastic, what is required for electrical grounding?

    A. Leave as is
    B. Ground to interior water pipe
    C. Provide another grounding means
    D. Ground to gas pipe

          

  70. b
    Four tons of cooling equipment equals ____ BTU's

    A. 48,000
    B. 36,000
    C. 24,000

          

  71. 8A swimming pool junction panel must be at least _____ inches above the water level of the pool.

          

  72. BThe following is beyond the basic home inspection:

    A. Check function of all plumbing fixtures
    B. Operate incoming water main valve

          

  73. COn the interior door leading to the attached garage, the door:
    a. Must swing into the garage
    b. Must have self-closing hinges
    c. Must have metal on the garage side
    d. Must be 1 3/8" thick wood, metal, or fire-rated

          

  74. BThe minimum thickness of a residential exterior door is:

    A. 1 1/8 inches
    B. 1 3/8 inches
    C. 2 inches
    D. 1 1/4 inches

          

  75. 3/4Weep holes should be how many inches in diameter?

          

  76. B
    If the furnace blower stops running after the burners have shut off and then the blower
    turns back on without the burners on - what is the most likely situation:
    a. Bad thermocouple
    b. Bad gas valve
    c. Fan/Limit control switch does not operate properly
    d. Fan/motor does not work properly

          

  77. aWhen 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

          

  78. cThe minimum separation between a chimney and a combustible material is _____ inches

          

  79. DAll swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs must be enclosed with a fence, building wall, or a wall that completely surrounds and obstructs access to the swimming pool. The top of the obstruction, whether a fence or a wall, must be a minimum of _____ inches above grade.
    a. 36
    b. 40
    c. 44
    d. 48

          

  80. 1 inchThe required air gap between the water discharge level and the float on an evaporator cooler is

    - 1 inch
    - 2 inches
    - 3 inches
    - 4 inches

          

  81. BWhat is the purpose of an air gap on a dishwasher?

    A. Keeps water from siphoning out of the dishwasher
    B. Protect against the contamination of the water supply

          

  82. 30 ampsA drain with a "functional flow" empties in a reasonable amount of time.
    True
    False

          

  83. BGarage door fire rating?

    A. 45 minutes
    B. 20 minutes
    C. 30 minutes

          

  84. YesA three phase service has _____ wires at the service entrance
    a. 2
    b. 3
    c. 4
    d. 5

          

  85. C
    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" of the floor
    c. Must be galvanized, copper, or CPVC
    d. All of the above

          

  86. aA house is built on a sloping hill. The surface water should be drained
    a. Directly into the sump pump
    b. Into a 4-inch perforated plastic drain line and directed downhill to daylight
    c. Into a gravel filled container (inside the basement)
    d. Drained laterally.

          

  87. bA copper-to-steel connection undergoes a/an?
    a. Chemical reaction
    b. Electrolytic reaction
    c. Nuclear reaction
    d. Thermal reaction

          

  88. D
    When inspecting a dishwasher, which item does not need to be done?

    A. Look for signs of rust
    B. Check the soap dish
    C. Determine water temperature
    D. Check to insure the dishwater is securely mounted

          

  89. BA three-phase service has ____ wires at the service entrance.

    - 3
    - 4

          

  90. CThe minimum acceptable waste stack size for resistance is:

    a. Same size as the largest horizontal pipe
    b. 3 inches plus 1.5 inches
    c. 12 square inches
    d. Based on the total discharge to the stack and the discharge within a branch interval

          

  91. d
    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 the veneer to the framing
    d. Both a and b

          

  92. AThe following can be run under a concrete floor, except:

    A. Gas pipe
    B. Water line
    C. Drain line
    D. Electrical conduit

          

  93. Crack in the heat exchanger
    _______ is the minimum clearance for an incandescent light in a closet.

          

  94. cSkylight curbing must extend above the roof a minimum of?
    a. 4-inches
    b. 6-inches
    c. 2-inches
    d. 8-inches

          

  95. Cross connectionWhen waste water can be siphoned into the water supply system, it is called __________________.

          

  96. 60 cycles per second___ ______ is the minimum and ___ ______ is the maximum water depth to seal P traps

          

  97. BWhat is the psi of a low pressure steam system?

    A. 10-20
    B. 0.5-5

          

  98. 8 feetHow many feet above the roof must a service drop be in a flat roof?

          

  99. AAn inspector pushes on brick siding. What is he looking for?

    A. Missing masonry ties
    B. Air space behind bricks

          

  100. dWhat size should TPR valve extension piping be?
    a. 1/2"
    b. 3/4"
    c. Doesn't matter
    d. Same size as the valve it's connected to

          

  101. BWhich of the following is true about the main drain at the pool?

    A. Always poses an entrapment hazard
    B. Is the only path back to the pump and filter
    C. Drains directly into the sewer
    D. Has considerable suction power

          

  102. aVents stacks connected in any combination to a common vent shall be at least ___ inches above the flood-level rim of the highest fixture.

    - 8
    - 6

          

  103. AA swimming pool junction panel must be at least _____ inches above the water level of the pool.

          

  104. dCopper & galvanized steel can be joined by what method?
    a. Brass converter fitting
    b. Di-electric union
    c. Dimorphic union
    d. Both a and b

          

  105. DRoof Structures & Attics

          

  106. 16 front and 12 sideHow many inches of hearth extension must you have for a fireplace with less than 6 square feet?

          

  107. 50 cfm - 5% - 1.5 square feetA bathroom must have either an _____ cfm exhaust fan or a _______% operable window with a minimum of ______ square feet.

    Answer: 50 cfm - 5% - 1.5 square feet

          

  108. Evaporator coil
    In the AC cycle liquid turns to gas while coming out of the _______________

          

  109. AThe real estate agent requests a copy of your inspection report:

    A. You would give a copy as a professional courtesy
    B. You would never give a copy to a Realtor
    C. You would get permission from your client

          

  110. aaccording to the rules of the Texas Real Estate Commission, a licensed inspector may, when providing a written inspection report for a prospective buyer of a one family residence:

    a. Use only from REI 7A-0
    b. Use a form other than form REI 7A-0
    c. Change the sequence of the items listed on the form REI 7A-0

          

  111. aThe National Energy Act of January 1, 1994 requires all commodes manufactured for residential use to have a capacity of no more than ____ gallons per flush.

    a. 1.6
    b. 1.2
    c. 1.4
    d. 1.8

          

  112. 6 feetHow far from the pool must a GFCI plug be?

          

  113. CWhich 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.

          

  114. BWhat is the required duct size for a dryer vent?

    A. 4 inches
    B. 5 inches
    C. 6 inches
    D. 3 inches

          

  115. BEvaporative (swamp) Cooler:

    A. Has a compressor
    B. Has electricity and water to it

          

  116. AA wrinkled vinyl liner is usually the result of:

    A. Draining the pool
    B. UV damage to the liner
    C. Improper installation
    D. Improper or overuse of chemicals

          

  117. AWhat is an LLC ?

    A. Limited Liability Corporation
    B. A type of insurance

          

  118. BA condensation line for an A/C unit is a minimum of ____ inch(es)

    a. 1 1/4
    b. 1
    c. 3/4
    d. 1/2

          

  119. CWhat is the most common electrical flaw found residentially?

    A. Lack of GFCI's
    B. Use of Al wiring
    C. Over fusing
    D. Use of grounded receptacles

          

  120. cWhat is the required duct size for a dryer vent?

    A. 4 inches
    B. 5 inches
    C. 6 inches
    D. 3 inches

          

  121. BThe proper pressure of a hydronic heating system:

    A. 15 - 20
    B. 12 - 15

          

  122. 50 feetThe service drop should be _______ above the final grade to the lowest point of drip loop.

          

  123. AInspectors can perform inspections when?

    A. Actively licensed
    B. Inactively licensed
    C. Suspended
    D. Training

          

  124. AInspectors should report their findings:

    A. Based upon emotion
    B. In a manner in which would create conflict of interest
    C. In an effort to please real estate agent
    D. In a fair, impartial and professional manner

          

  125. Reverse PolarityIf the neutral and hot wires are reversed at a receptacle, this condition referred is called:

          

  126. AA gas fired water heater cannot be located in a:
    a. Garage
    b. Attic
    c. Hallway
    d. Bathroom or bedroom

          

  127. BVents stacks connected in any combination to a common vent shall be at least ___ inches above the flood-level rim of the highest fixture.

    - 8
    - 6

          

  128. cThe '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

          

  129. ATwo types of ignition found in fossil fuel pool heaters are:

    A. Digital or Analog
    B. Manual or Automatic
    C. Millivolt or Electronic
    D. A 240v disconnect at the pool sub panel

          

  130. COn a polarized 3 wire receptacle, the hot conductor is connected to the _____ screw and the neutral conductor is connected to the _____ screw.
    a. Silver / Green
    b. Chrome / White
    c. Brass / Silver
    d. Brass / Green

          

  131. BGrounding rod must be driven?
    a. 6 feet
    b. 10 feet
    c. 8 feet
    d. 12 feet

          

  132. BOil tank - Pipes from tank to burners:

    A. Must be protected from damage
    B. Must have one copper pipe

          

  133. BVertical load on top of this truss has the following effect on foundation walls:
    a. Vertical pressure only
    b. Vertical and horizontal pressure
    c. Horizontal pressure only

          

  134. BPlaster cracks over a chimney breast are usually caused by:

    A. Heat
    B. Settlement of the chimney

          

  135. bAn inspector enters a vacant home to inspect it and notices a strong smell of gas. What should he/she do?

    A. Vacate the home and call the appropriate people
    B. Do nothing and continue with the inspection
    C. Open the windows and inspect the home
    D. Investigate the smell and attempt to repair it

          

  136. BElectrical fuse panel has a bunch of 15 amp blown fuses lying around. What do you tell the client?

    A. Nothing, everything is correct
    B. The homeowner never throws anything away
    C. The 30 amp fuses installed in place of the 15 amps has solved the problem
    D. It is likely that at least one circuit is carrying too much current

          

  137. A/CIn a _____ system, the purpose of the evaporator is to absorb heat from the air before the air travels to a conditioned space.

          

  138. 5.7 square feetHow far can equipment be from the attic access

          

  139. cIn an old house, an atmospheric (open) tank is above 2nd floor. What was it probably
    there for?
    a. Over flow for gravity boiler
    b. Well pressure control
    c. Water heater pressure control
    d. None of the above

          

  140. APlumbing Supply, Distribution Systems and Fixtures

          

  141. A
    What size drain is needed for a tub?

    a. 2 inches
    b. 1 inch
    c. 1 1/4 inch
    d. 1 1/2 inch

          

  142. BWhy 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.

          

  143. AA vertical hairline crack in a poured concrete basement wall:

    A. Should not be reported
    B. Should be looked at by an engineer
    C. Most likely a shrinkage crack
    D. Exists in all walls

          

  144. aThe minimum separation between a chimney and a combustible material is _____ inches

          

  145. FalseHardwood flooring can be glued directly to a concrete slab.
    True Or False

          

  146. CA three phase service has _____ wires at the service entrance
    a. 2
    b. 3
    c. 4
    d. 5

          

  147. ATonnage can be determined by dividing FLA by 6-7?

    A. Not anymore with the new high efficiency a/c units. The math doesn't work anymore. Try it on a 13 or 14 SEER unit.

    B. Yes.

          

  148. aIn most cases, three distribution wires connected to one fuse or breaker is acceptable.
    a. True
    b. False

          

  149. bWhat is a small peaked roof construction on the high side of a chimney called?

    A. Pitched pocket
    B. Dormer
    C. Parapet
    D. Cricket

          

  150. aTwo-conductor wiring can be used with a GFCI?
    a. True
    b. False

          

  151. FalseInspectors can use the TREC logo in their advertisements.

    True or False

          

  152. BSpacing of collar ties should be?
    a. Collar ties are spaced every 4'
    b. Collar ties are spaced every 6'
    c. Collar ties are spaced every 8'
    d. Collar ties are spaced every 10'

          

  153. dType(s) of insulation used with a flat roof
    a. Urethane
    b. Fiberglass
    c. Polystyrene
    d. All of the above

          

  154. AWhich of the following is false about the gunite for a pool shell?

    A. Water is mixed into cement
    B. Applied by a hose with water nozzle ate end
    C. Water and cement are pre-mixed then delivered to site
    D. Sprayed over a rebar frame

          

  155. CopperWhat should you do if you come across a snow covered roof?
    a. Remove the snow and inspect as usual
    b. Note the snow and inspect as usual
    c. Note the snow and lack of visibility and access
    d. Say nothing and inspect as usual

          

  156. FalseAn inspector does not need consent from the client to disclose report findings with others.

    True or False

          

  157. 2
    How many bearing points do trusses have?

          

  158. 24Before a Professional Inspector may sponsor an Apprentice, the Professional must have completed a minimum of how many inspections as a Professional Inspector?

    - 150
    - 175
    - 300
    - 200

          

  159. DWhere are joists hangers required?

    A. Where joists cannot rest on a support
    B. Balconies

          

  160. d
    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

          

  161. DSub-panel require neutrals and grounds to be separated and isolated. What is another term for this?

    A. Ungrounded
    B. Floating ground
    C. Bonding
    D. Floating neutral

          

  162. dWhich of the following siding materials is MOST
    prone to moisture intrusion?
    a. Wood clapboard.
    b. T-111.
    c. Cement fiber siding.
    d. EIFS synthetic.

          

  163. AWhen inspecting stairways, porches and decks, all must have:

    A. Be at least 3 feet wide
    B. Be strong enough to support 200 psi
    C. Be at least 6 feet 8 inches wide

          

  164. AWhat roof material doesn't require an underpayment?

    A. Asphalt shingles
    B. Slate
    C. Wood shingles
    D. Wood shakes

          

  165. CooperateHow high must a ceiling be in the hall?

          

  166. AIn Texas, which state agency licenses and controls wood destroying insect inspectors?

    A. Texas Structural Pest Control Board
    B. Texas Insect Control Board

          

  167. 21 inches front and 12 inches side
    What is the maximum the balusters can be on railings?

          

  168. FalseAn inspector must include in the report all components or systems that are found in a home.

    True or False

          

  169. dIf the person is licensed as a Real Estate Inspector or as an Apprentice Inspector, any advertisement must contain:

    a. The person's license number
    b. The name of the person's sponsoring Professional Inspector
    c. A statement indicating that the person is sponsored by a Professional Inspector
    d. All of the answers

          

  170. B
    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 the veneer to the framing
    d. Both a and b

          

  171. 70 poundsMinimum live load on a balcony is ______

          

  172. 40When cold water comes into the shower after a toilet is flushed, there is low pressure < __ psi

          

  173. 115-120 degreesThe vertical above a deck and/or balcony to the communication wire should be how many feet?

          

  174. bYou are inspecting a home built in 1950 and see a silver wire to a branch circuit.
    This would be:
    a. Aluminum
    b. Tin-coated copper
    c. Copper
    d. Copper-coated aluminum

          

  175. BA clothes dryer vent line duct:
    a. Can have a screen at the end of the duct
    b. Can be secured with sheet metal screws
    c. Can pass through a clean line
    d. Can pass through a ventilation duct

          

  176. BA mid-efficiency furnace:

    A. Has two heat exchangers
    B. No draft diverter required

          

  177. YesIn an air-conditioning system, the purpose of the ________ is to remove heat from the refrigerant passing through the copper tubing.

    a. Evaporator
    b. Flow valve
    c. Condenser
    d. Compressor

          

  178. B
    The number of handrails needed for a 28 inches wide stairway is:

    - 1
    - 3
    - 0
    - 2

          

  179. Inadequate insulation and ventilation
    What contributes to ice damming?

    - too much snow
    - improper pitch
    - inadequate insulation and ventilation

          

  180. BWhat is drywall made of?
    A. Compressed paper
    B. Gypsum covered with paper
    C. Kalsomine
    D. Wood chips and fibers

          

  181. APlumbing Supply, Distribution Systems and Fixtures

          

  182. Air flow and leaking refrigerantThe _______ wire (white) and the _________ wire must be on separate grounding bars.

          

  183. AWhat is the maximum length of a flexible gas appliance connector to a dryer or range?
    a. 6-feet
    b. 3-feet
    c. 18-inches
    d. 48-inches

          

  184. Cracks_____ carry floor and wall loads horizontally to foundation.

          

  185. CWhat adds to sheer strength of an interior ceiling?

    A. Gypsum drywall
    B. Gypsum plaster
    C. Portland plaster
    D. All the above

          

  186. DEach license applicant must satisfy the examination requirement not later than how many months after the date on which the license application is filed?

    A. 9
    B. 1
    C. 6
    D. 3

          

  187. DWhere are GFCI's required in newer houses?
    a. Kitchen counters
    b. Bathrooms
    c. Unfinished basements
    d. Outdoors
    e. All of the above

          

  188. BClay tile roof should have how much overlap?

    A. 6 inches
    B. 3 inches

          

  189. B
    Stucco hairline cracks appear every 16". The cause can be attributed to:

    A. Shrinkage
    B. Nailing drywall on inside
    C. Improper installation
    D. None of the above

          

  190. BThe inspector is required to:

    A. Operate steam systems
    B. Determine the adequacy of heating systems
    C. Report if he/she deemed the furnace to be inaccessible

          

  191. TrueAn on-site water quality test is generally done only on structures that are on a non-municipal water supply.
    True
    False

          

  192. BAn induced draft fan pulls air in what direction?
    a. Up
    b. Down
    c. Pulls through the furnace
    d. Pushes through the furnace

          

  193. AService Entrance and Panels

          

  194. 1" per foot for 5' or 6'____________ provide support on cantilevered balcony constructions.

          

  195. cA 15 amp breaker or fuse blows at:
    a. 10 amps
    b. 14 amps
    c. 15 amps
    d. 20 amps

          

  196. 3 plyThe minimum height of a drain pan for a water heater is _____ inches

          

  197. DThe T&P relief line must be a minimum of:

    a. 3/4 inches
    b. 1/2 inches
    c. 1 inch
    d. 1/4 inches

          

  198. False
    What is the proper clearance above a stovetop for a cabinet?

    A. 30"
    B. 36"

          

  199. Flat roofAccording to Industry Standards, low voltage lighting systems are or are not inspected?

          

  200. 12Roof Structures & Attics

          

  201. aWhat materials were/are commonly used in sub flooring?
    a. One inch wood boards
    b. Plywood
    c. Oriented Strand Board (OSB)
    d. a, b, and c

          

  202. BIf the exterior service piping has been converted to plastic, what is required for electrical grounding?

    A. Leave as is
    B. Ground to interior water pipe
    C. Provide another grounding means
    D. Ground to gas pipe

          

  203. BHow would you report excessive granule loss and curling of a 5-year old asphalt shingle?

    A. Needs more venting
    B. Material defect

          

  204. Same as outdoorsA plug-sealed extension at the sewer outlet which is unplugged when work needs to be performed on the sewer lines. What am I?

          

  205. MinimumThere is no _____ distance for rafters

          

  206. 12 inchesA gas vent can enter the chimney a minimum of how many inches from the bottom?

          

  207. DPiping installed deeper than and parallel to footings or bearing walls shall be _____ degrees.
    a. 15
    b. 20
    c. 30
    d. 45

          

  208. cOverhead service-drop conductors shall have a vertical clearance above the roof of not less than:

    a. 10 feet
    b. 6 feet
    c. 8 feet
    d. 4 feet

          

  209. BWThe inspector needs to report:

    A. The condition and presence of storm windows
    B. Any locks on exterior doors that do not operate

          

  210. 1/2 nonferrous and 5/8 ferrousWhat two wires should be separated in a sub-panel?

          

  211. bWhat 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.

          

  212. CAn 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.

          

  213. ShouldAn inspector is not required to inspect the operation of a back flow device

    True or False

          

  214. BWhat is the purpose of the accumulator in a heat pump?

    A. Keep liquids out of the compressor
    B. Reduce air flow in coil
    C. Keep dirt out of the compressor

          

  215. BWhat 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.

          

  216. 6 inches and 10 feetA plumbing vent has to extend at least ___ above the roof and be at least ___ from a window.

          

  217. AYou look into the burner area of a water heater and see a twisted metal pierce sitting on the burner.

    A. The baffle (turbulator) has rusted out and dropped
    B. This is correct as the device is there to increase efficiency
    C. It should not be twisted and is broken
    D. There is no piece of twisted metal in a water heater

          

  218. HeatilatorA fireplace that has two top registers and two bottom registers is called a:

          

  219. A
    A 3-tab asphalt shingle can be installed on pitches as low as 2/12, if the roof:

    A. If there are two layers of roofing felt under the shingles
    B. If the roof has a hot tar roof coating

          

  220. AAluminum wire has approximately a _____ percent higher expansion/contraction rate than copper wire.
    a. 10
    b. 20
    c. 30
    d. 40

          

  221. gpmWhat abbreviation is used when measuring water flow rate?

          

  222. 3At what point in an A/C cycle does the liquid turn to gas:
    a. Passing through the expansion coil
    b. Coming out of the compressor
    c. Coming out of the evaporator coil
    d. Coming out of the condensing coil

          

  223. CIf a second roof is applied, where is it most likely to leak?

    A. Valley
    B. Gable

          

  224. eAn 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.

          

  225. BHow far above a showerhead should the waterproof material in a bathroom extend?

    a. ≥ 2"
    b. ≥ 3"
    c. ≥ 4"
    d. ≥ 5"

          

  226. D
    When wood siding is applied, what is the proper construction technique?

    A. End butt joints close together
    B. Use scarf joints at corners
    C. Double nail under the laps
    D. Nail above overlap, never through the undersiding

          

  227. Purlins_____ are used to keep rafters from separating from the ridge board.

          

  228. 34-38 inchesHow wide must a hallway be?

          

  229. 16 and 24What is the minimum size drain for a toilet?

          

  230. FalseFoundations

          

  231. AAny receptacle within _____ feet on a wet bar must be GFCI protected.

          

  232. 20The minimum breaker size for a clothes dryer is _____ amps.

          

  233. eWhat type of pipe should be used to carry natural gas through a residential structure?

    A. PVC
    B. Black Iron

          

  234. c
    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

          

  235. AIn 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 the above

          

  236. CWhat is the purpose of an air gap on a dishwasher?

    A. Protect against contamination of the water supply

    B. Allows dishes to dry completely

    C. Protects dishes from dirty sink water

    D. Keeps water from siphoning out of dishwasher

          

  237. aThe 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.

          

  238. BA house rests on an 8" concrete block foundation 8' high. One wall is backfilled 6' high while the opposite wall is exposed with a downhill slope in front. The backfilled wall has a horizontal crack across its length. The cause may be anything except:

    A. Force of ground against wall
    B. Weight of house on foundation

          

  239. CAll of the following are approved for use in water
    supply pipes EXCEPT
    a. galvanized steel.
    b. copper.
    c. plastic.
    d. rubber.

          

  240. bThe T & P relief line cannot:
    a. Be trapped
    b. Be reduced in size
    c. Be threaded on one end d. All of the above

          

  241. aA 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.

          

  242. 20 feetThe service drop should be _______ above the final grade to the lowest point of drip loop.

          

  243. BPiping installed deeper than and parallel to footings or bearing walls shall be ___ degrees.

    A. 30
    B. 45

          

  244. FalseService Entrance and Panels

          

  245. ShedIf the person is license as a real estate inspector or as an apprentice inspector, any advertisements must contain:
    a. The name of the person's sponsoring professional inspector
    b. A statement indicating that the person is sponsored by a professional inspector
    c. The person's license number
    d. All of the above

          

  246. CA client thinks an inspector was negligent, they should contact the _________ to discuss filing a law suit.

    A. TREC
    B. Education Committee
    C. Attorney
    D. Another Inspector

          

  247. NoThe minimum breaker size for a range is _____ amps.

          

  248. TrueDirty air filter will cause high a/c temperature differential?
    True or False

          

  249. cA three-phase service has ____ wires at the service entrance.

    - 3
    - 4

          

  250. 12A gas vent can enter the chimney a minimum of _____ inches from the bottom

          

  251. Knob and tubeNegative pressure and a ____________ may cause a fireplace to smoke.

          

  252. AConverting a heating system fan to cooling type fan requires:

    A. A 2-speed or variable speed fan
    B. Nothing

          

  253. ReplacedA three-prong receptacle with an open ground on an older two-wire should be ________.

          

  254. BThe minimum acceptable head room in a stairwell is

    A. 70 inches
    B. 80 inches

          

  255. 1Where will you find a drip leg on a gas heating unit?

    A. Where the gas line turns to meet the heating unit
    B. There is none

          

  256. dThe most common clue to a venting problem is?
    a. Sewer odor
    b. Gurgling drains
    c. Slow drains
    d. All of the above

          

  257. 6The T&P relief line cannot:

    A. Be reduced in size
    B. Be threaded on one end
    C. Be trapped
    D. All the above

          

  258. bHow much water does a modern residential toilet discharge into the waste system?
    a. 1.6 lpf
    b. 1.6 gpf
    c. 2.5 gpf
    d. 3.5 gpf

          

  259. cWhat 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

          

  260. BPlumbing vent must terminate at least?

    A. 6 feet from window and 10 feet above
    B. 10 feet from window and 6 feet above roof

          

  261. ARetaining wall - 8" block with 3" displacement:

    A. Recommend repair
    B. Up to 4-inche displacement OK

          

  262. CWhat is the reason for gapped roof sheathing?

    A. Drafts
    B. Shrinkage
    C. Expansion
    D. Energy of efficiency

          

  263. AWhat is the minimum distance of a single wall vent connector for a wood burning stove to combustion?

    A. 18 inches
    B. 6 inches

          

  264. DElectrical fuse panel has a bunch of 15 amp blown fuses lying around. What do you tell the client?

    A. Nothing, everything is correct
    B. The homeowner never throws anything away
    C. The 30 amp fuses installed in place of the 15 amps has solved the problem
    D. It is likely that at least one circuit is carrying too much current

          

  265. BHow can you determine if a home is on sinking soil or on unsteady soil?

    A. You should make that conclusion from a standard home inspection
    B. Only a geotechnical evaluation can make that kind of determination

          

  266. 36 inchesHow wide must a stairwell be?

          

  267. BAn inspector is eligible to receive a new license after making arrangements with the commission to repay in a timely manner, any and all amounts paid from the real estate inspection recovery fund on the person's account.
    a. True
    b. False

          

  268. CDuctwork should be ______ enough to handle the volume of air needed for correct A/C operation.

    A. Small
    B. Square
    C. Large
    D. Round

          

  269. C
    The number of handrails needed for a 28 inches wide stairway is:

    - 1
    - 3
    - 0
    - 2

          

  270. CAn inspector is required to inspect at least:

    A. All the windows
    B. 50% of all windows
    C. None of the windows
    D. One window in each room

          

  271. A
    Metal roofs are best protected by:

    A. Allowing them to age naturally
    B. Properly maintaining with paint
    C. Finished with brush-on-bitumen coating

          

  272. bClean outs should be installed not more than _____ feet apart

          

  273. cVents stacks connected in any combination to a common vent shall be at least ___ inches above the flood-level rim of the highest fixture.

    - 8
    - 6

          

  274. 1BGrading & Drainage

          

  275. BWhat 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.

          

  276. cFlat roof is used as a deck. Plumbing vent must extend:
    a. 1 foot
    b. 4 feet
    c. 7 feet
    d. 8 feet

          

  277. AThe inspector is not required to report:

    A. The adequacy of the draft
    B. Fireplace dampers that do not work

          

  278. Armored cableThe BX cable is also called...

          

  279. CThe inspector is not required to report:

    A. Conditions of paint stains or other surface coatings
    B. Safety glazing in hazardous locations
    C. As in need of repair, damaged glazing in windows

          

  280. 22 1/2 feetWhat is the maximum distance plugs can be in a kitchen at countertop area?

          

  281. C
    In balloon framing, the studs are:

    A. 2x4 16" on center
    B. 2x6 24" on center
    C. Continuous from foundation to the roof line
    D. Seated on top of joist and deck sheathing

          

  282. bWhat is the minimum diameter and extension above the roof line of a vent pipe to prevent frost/snow closure?

    A. 3 inch diameter and 6 inch above snow line
    B. 4 inch diameter and 12 inch extension

          

  283. DLoose connections in aluminum wiring systems cause arcing and short circuits, which in turn cause:
    a. Low voltage
    b. High voltage
    c. Anti-oxidation
    d. Fires

          

  284. A
    In receptacle wiring, which slot is hot?

    A. Small
    B. Right
    C. Large
    D. Left

          

  285. dIn a heat pump during the cooling cycle, which coil acts as the evaporator? In the heating
    cycle, which coil acts as the evaporator?
    a. Indoor/Outdoor
    b. Outdoor/Indoor
    c. Indoor/Indoor
    d. Outdoor/Outdoor

          

  286. ADuring the heating season, the outside coil will go into a defrost cycle every 90 minutes and last for:

    A. 10 minutes
    B. 20 minutes

          

  287. A
    What size copper wire is required for 40, 30, 20, and 15 amp breakers?

    A. 8, 10, 12, 14
    B. 10, 12, 14, 16

          

  288. AAn inspector may not act in the dual capacity of inspector and undisclosed principle in a transition.
    a. True
    b. False

          

  289. bConcrete block retaining wall with 3-inch deflection. What should you say?
    a. Have structural engineer examine
    b. Normal position
    c. Up to 4-inches is ok
    d. Replace wall with new one

          

  290. DFulcrum is best described as the:

    A. Point where the diving board pivots or bends
    B. The distance from the rear of a diving board to the pivot point
    C. The distance the slide extends over the water from the pool's edge
    D. Manufacturer of slides and diving boards

          

  291. BA three phase service has _____ wires at the service entrance
    a. 2
    b. 3
    c. 4
    d. 5

          

  292. BIn a pier and beam house, the drier vent must go:

    a. Behind a wall
    b. To the crawl space
    c. Outside to the atmosphere
    d. To the attic

          

  293. GroundingIf an inspector has knowledge of a possible violation of the rules of TREC, the inspector ______ report the possible violation to the Texas Real estate Commission.

    - Should
    - Should not

          

  294. AAny receptacle within _____ feet on a wet bar must be GFCI protected.

          

  295. dThe minimum acceptable waste stack size for resistance is:

    a. Same size as the largest horizontal pipe
    b. 3 inches plus 1.5 inches
    c. 12 square inches
    d. Based on the total discharge to the stack and the discharge within a branch interval

          

  296. Metal shower pans___________________ are notorious for leaking, and if it isn' t leaking now, it surely will soon. Never miss reporting these.

          

  297. 40What 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.

          

  298. CompressorWhich is used as branch circuit wiring in most modern homes?
    - Romex
    - BX
    - Knob & Tube wiring

          

  299. AWhat part of a home's structure is least likely
    to be visible to the home inspector?
    A. Footings
    B. Foundation
    C. Crawl space
    D. Attic

          

  300. 80What psi should you begin to get concerned about possible damage to the water supply fixtures?

          

  301. FalseIf you operate both an inspection business and a home repair business, you can do repairs on the same home you inspected.

    True or False

          

  302. BA GFCI located next to a sink is wired with 2 wires, no ground, and trips with the receptacle test button. This is:

    A. Safety hazard
    B. Acceptable

          

  303. APlumbing Supply, Distribution Systems and Fixtures

          

  304. dOn a clay tile roof, what is the principle waterproofing?

    A. Tarpaper (underlayment)
    B. Mortar at ridge and valleys
    C. Batters
    D. Mortar between edges

          

  305. BAn important item to note about inspecting aggregate pool liners is:

    A. It is just like plaster
    B. The defects are more difficult to see
    C. Vinyl is better
    D. It is a substandard material

          

  306. 12How many 20-amp breakers must service a kitchen?

          

  307. cIn a hydronic system, the normal operating pressure is:
    a. 30-40 psi
    b. 3-5 psi
    c. 12-15 psi
    d. 22-25 psi

          

  308. BMoisture trapped under a built-up roof (BUR) will cause:

    A. Alligatoring
    B. Blistering

          

  309. dGiven that you have a #6 AWG copper wire, 100 amp main breaker and a panel rated for 150 amps, what is the service amperage?

    A. 100 and all is good
    B. 150 and oversized panel
    C. 60 and a safety hazard
    D. 200 and all is good

          

  310. AAll of the following are true about how shotcrete is prepared and applied EXCEPT:

    A. Water is mixed into cement mix on site
    B. Applied by a hose
    C. Sprayed over a rebar frame
    D. Water and cement pre-mixed then delivered to site

          

  311. cIn a pier and beam house, the drier vent must go:

    a. Behind a wall
    b. To the crawl space
    c. Outside to the atmosphere
    d. To the attic

          

  312. 7 feet 6 inchesHow high must a ceiling be in a kitchen?

          

  313. BWhere is the circulating pump for hydronic heating system normally located?

    A. Don't have one
    B. Return side
    C. Supply side
    D. Middle

          

  314. D
    The inspector is not required to enter a crawl space if the width of the access opening is less than ____ feet.

          

  315. dOverhead service-drop conductors shall have a vertical clearance above the roof of not less than:

    a. 10 feet
    b. 6 feet
    c. 8 feet
    d. 4 feet

          

  316. Carbon dioxide and water vaporAccording to Industry Standards, low voltage lighting systems are or are not inspected?

          

  317. BVent stacks connected in any combination to a common vent shall be at least _____ inches above the flood-level rim of the highest fixture.
    a. 2
    b. 4
    c. 6
    d. 8

          

  318. BWhere are GFCI's required in newer houses?
    a. Kitchen counters
    b. Bathrooms
    c. Unfinished basements
    d. Outdoors
    e. All of the above

          

  319. 5 feetWhat is the minimum distance from a hot tub or shower for an electrical plug?

          

  320. BThe inspector _______ the duty of protecting the public against fraud, misrepresentation or unethical practices in the field of real estate inspections.

    A. Accepts
    B. Challenges.
    C. Doesn't have

          

  321. AThree wires at a masthead, one tied back, what kind of service is this?

    A. 240 volt
    B. 100 amp
    C. 60 amp
    D. None of these

          

  322. aThe recommended slope for waste plumbing is typically?
    a. ¼ inch per foot
    b. ½ inch per foot
    c. ¾ inch per foot
    d. 1 inch per foot

          

  323. BPolarity is achieved by which 2 wires of a 3 wire electrical systems?

    a. Ground and hot
    b. Neutral and ground
    c. Neutral and hot
    d. Bare and ground

          

  324. BWhich 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.

          

  325. CleanoutA plug-sealed extension at the sewer outlet which is unplugged when work needs to be performed on the sewer lines. What am I?

          

  326. DWhen converting a gas forced air furnace to heat pump, the duct work is:

    A. Properly sized
    B. Undersized and may or may not perform adequately

          

  327. dOn the interior door leading to the attached garage, the door:
    a. Must swing into the garage
    b. Must have self-closing hinges
    c. Must have metal on the garage side
    d. Must be 1 3/8" thick wood, metal, or fire-rated

          

  328. PedestriansSafety glazing includes _____________ which shatters into small, smooth edged rectangular cubes upon impact.

          

  329. BothWhat type of roof is often inadequately ventilated

    - one over a cathedral
    - vaulted ceiling
    - both

          

  330. BA metal chimney cap function does not include:

    A. Keeping animals out
    B. Reducing draw of exhaust gases

          

  331. aWire insulation has different colors to indicate the use of the wire. A wire with white insulation is always a:

    a. Neutral wire
    b. Hot wire
    c. Splice wire
    d. Ground wire

          

  332. DAll outdoor receptacles below how many feet, how many inches are required to be GFCI protected?

    a. 5-6
    b. 6-6
    c. 4-6
    d. All are required to be protected

          

  333. 1 1/4Vent pipes shall not be less than _____ inches.

          

  334. BPolarity is achieved by which 2 wires of a 3 wire electrical systems?

    a. Ground and hot
    b. Neutral and ground
    c. Neutral and hot
    d. Bare and ground

          

  335. BFlat roofs - what is the most common cause of leaking?

    A. Ponding
    B. Parapet walls

          

  336. DThe function of the barometric damper is to:

    A. Prevent backdrafting
    B. Cool flue
    C. Provide combustion air
    D. Provide draft regulation

          

  337. BInspectors can show the report to:

    A. Anyone the inspector wants to
    B. Anyone the client approves
    C. Electricians for hire

          

  338. A7 feet is the minimum unobstructed head room height in:
    a. A hallway
    b. An attic
    c. A crawl space
    d. An unfinished basement

          

  339. TrueAs an inspector, you are required to keep current E&O insurance on file with TREC.

    True or False

          

  340. Shock hazardA whole drilled through a joist for plumbing or electrical should be located at/in the:

    - Any location
    - Bottom
    - Top
    - Center

          

  341. bWhere are GFCI's required in newer houses?
    a. Kitchen counters
    b. Bathrooms
    c. Unfinished basements
    d. Outdoors
    e. All of the above

          

  342. bBreakers are safer than fuses. Any house with fuses should be upgraded to breakers.
    a. True
    b. False

          

  343. BType L venting systems shall terminate not less than ____ feet above the roof and not less than ____ above any portion of the building within 10 feet.

    A. 3-3
    B. 3-2

          

  344. DAn electrical panel with a split bus-bar:

    A. Has more than one shut off
    B. Breaker above controls other breakers

          

  345. cHow many 20-amp breakers must service a kitchen?

          

  346. dDuring an inspection of an air conditioning system, an inspector is not required to:

    a. Report as in need of repair condensing units fins which are bent.
    b. Report as in need of repair a primary condensate drain pipe that lacks insulation.
    c. Report as in need of repair a suction line that lacks insulation.
    d. Program digital-type thermostats or controls.

          

  347. dHow many years do Inspection Committee members serve?
    a. 2
    b. 4
    c. 6
    d. 9

          

  348. NoShould home inspectors report inside locks and latches that do not work?

          

  349. dYou are inspecting a wood retaining wall. You notice 6" x 6" squares every four feet along the wall:

    A. These are decoration
    B. These don't mean anything
    C. These are part of the tie back system

          

  350. ATo 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

          

  351. APlumbing Supply, Distribution Systems and Fixtures

          

  352. eHow many hours of continuing education are required to renew a license for a Real Estate Inspector (REI)?
    a. 2
    b. 4
    c. 6
    d. 8

          

  353. B___ inches is the maximum size duct for a clothes drier.

    A. 4
    B. 2 1/2

          

  354. Wood rot and dry rotThere are two types of flashings needed for a chimney: What are they?

          

  355. AStandard three light electrical testers are NOT always reliable because:
    A. Some receptacles only have two prongs
    B. Three light testers sometimes have broken bulbs
    C. Three light testers will not detect multiple wiring problems
    D. Different test device manufactures have different light patterns

          

  356. bHow many 20-amp breakers must service a kitchen?

          

  357. TrueDoors

          

  358. BThe highest grade lumbar is called what?

    a. GRN
    b. K-Dry
    c. S-Dry
    d. MC-15

          

  359. 6 feetHow many feet above the roof must a service drop be in a flat roof?

          

  360. Gusset plate
    What is the piece called that holds a truss together?

          

  361. AFor water to drain freely out of the house waste system, there must be adequate:

    A. Venting
    B. Pressure

          

  362. 4A
    Foundations should extend at least how far above grade?

    A. 4 - 6 inches
    B. 6 - 8 inches

          

  363. D
    Why would you install a pressure regulator?

    A. You are near a fire main
    B. You do not have enough water pressure in the house
    C. You are controlling the amount of water coming into the house
    D. The pressure in the home is too high

          

  364. AWhen inspecting, the ____ SOP should be followed.

    A. TARI
    B. TREC

          

  365. CenterNonmetallic, sheathed cabled (Romex) should not be pulled tightly across bends.

    Yes or No

          

  366. DA clothes dryer vent line duct:
    a. Can have a screen at the end of the duct
    b. Can be secured with sheet metal screws
    c. Can pass through a clean line
    d. Can pass through a ventilation duct

          

  367. AWhen inspecting stairways, porches and decks, all must have:
    a. Lighting (illumination)
    b. Be at least 6 feet 8 inches wide
    c. Be at least 3 feet wide
    d. Be strong enough to support 200psi

          

  368. Loose fill insulation_____ occurs when expansive clay soil dry & shrink at the foundation perimeter causing the foundation to settle.

          

  369. bOf 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

          

  370. BWhat would you not list as safety hazard upon examining a chimney?

    A. Opening between brick and profile of flue
    B. No damper
    C. Cracked flue
    D. Creosote and soot build-up

          

  371. 22 x 24The conductor wire should be _______ above grade and driveways.

          

  372. BOn a polarized 3 wire receptacle, the hot conductor is connected to the _____ screw and the neutral conductor is connected to the _____ screw.
    a. Silver / Green
    b. Chrome / White
    c. Brass / Silver
    d. Brass / Green

          

  373. AAll of the following types of pipe may be used in homes for gas except:

    A. CPVC
    B. Copper
    C. Galvanized steel pipe
    D. Black pipe

          

  374. CBulging plaster is observed high up on several bedroom walls. The primary concern is the bulging plaster
    is a(n):
    A. installation defect
    B. indication the home was very cold for a period of time
    C. indication the air handler leaked
    D. potential safety issue

          

  375. 2What is not a safety hazard in a stairway?

    A. Missing spindles
    B. Uneven risers
    C. Mid stairs landing
    D. Torn carpet

          

  376. b
    What size drain is needed for a tub?

    a. 2 inches
    b. 1 inch
    c. 1 1/4 inch
    d. 1 1/2 inch

          

  377. 36 inches x 36 inchesWhat size must the landing at the front door be?

          

  378. Delaminated plywood sheathingThe customer needs to contact an electrician if what kind of wiring is found?

          

  379. True
    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.

          

  380. 10 feetThe vertical above a deck and/or balcony to the communication wire should be how many feet?

          

  381. d_____ feet is the minimum height a flue vent can terminate above the roof.

          

  382. NoA fireplace should not share a chimney flue with:

    A. Another fireplace
    B. Furnace
    C. Another wood stove
    D. All the above

          

  383. AYou are inspecting a home built in 1950 and see a silver wire to a branch circuit.
    This would be:
    a. Aluminum
    b. Tin-coated copper
    c. Copper
    d. Copper-coated aluminum

          

  384. bIn most cases, three distribution wires connected to one fuse or breaker is acceptable.
    a. True
    b. False

          

  385. Neutral and groundingThe _______ wire (white) and the _________ wire must be on separate grounding bars.

          

  386. cWhich 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.

          

  387. cA 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. 55%
    c. 60%
    d. 75%

          

  388. BAn air conditioning unit located in an attic can be located how far away from the attic access opening?

    A. 20 feet
    B. 30 feet

          

  389. 2 and 4Legal action can be taken up to _____ years after the incident; a complaint must be filed up to _____ years after the incident for payment out of the recovery fund.

          

  390. AWhere will you find a drip leg on a gas heating unit?

    A. Where the gas line turns to meet the heating unit
    B. There is none

          

  391. BWhen converting a gas forced air furnace to heat pump, the duct work is:

    A. Properly sized
    B. Undersized and may or may not perform adequately

          

  392. bThe interior plumbing distribution pipes should be at least:
    a. 1/4"
    b. 1/2"
    c. 3/4"
    d. 3/8"

          

  393. bA home is built with a second floor and a trussed attic/roof above it. Which one of the following is not a consideration when determining joist depth?

    A. The depth of the insulation to be installed
    B. The eventual use of the attic

          

  394. CommodeFiberglass shingles most common defect is:

          

  395. 4 inchesHow far must combustibles be above the stove?

          

  396. TrueEach applicant must pay a set fee into the inspection recovery fund prior to being issued an inspector's license.

    True or False

          

  397. ACartridge filter:

    A. Cleaning recommended when pressure is 8-10 pounds above normal operating pressure

    B. Often mistaken for a sand filter

    C. Contains Zeolite

    D. The pores are 25-30 microns

          

  398. FalseWhat color should the flames be in a properly lit gas burner?

          

  399. cFulcrum is best described as the:

    A. Point where the diving board pivots or bends
    B. The distance from the rear of a diving board to the pivot point
    C. The distance the slide extends over the water from the pool's edge
    D. Manufacturer of slides and diving boards

          

  400. TrueYou notice isolators on the ductwork during an inspection. What are they for:
    a. To reduce transmission of vibration from motor
    b. To reduce noise in ductwork
    c. Allow for expansion
    d. All of the above

          

  401. 1IGrading & Drainage

          

  402. a
    CDX is what type material?
    a. Exterior grade plywood
    b. Interior grade plywood
    c. Paint grade plywood
    d. Oriented strand board

          

  403. bA standard air conditioning system can easily be converted to a heat pump by the
    addition of a few key components.
    a. True
    b. False

          

  404. BWhat method of attic ventilation is considered to be the most effective?

    A. Vents at each gable
    B. A combination of soffit and ridge vents
    C. Soffit vents at each eave
    D. Ridge vents along the full length of the roof

          

  405. 5-8Mechanical Exhaust Vents and Bathroom Heaters

          

  406. B
    What can one do to minimize the risk of termite infestation?

    A. Use standard household pesticides
    B. Breaking earth-to-wood contact
    C. Increase moisture content at foundation

          

  407. dThree wires to masthead, two wires to main panel; what is the voltage?

    A. 120 volts
    B. 240 volts

          

  408. AFireplace mantel should be a minimum of _____ from opening.

    A. 12 inches
    B. 16 inches
    C. 24 inches
    D. 10 inches

          

  409. AHeating Equipment

          

  410. Fossil fuel forced air furnaceHow high must a ceiling be in a kitchen?

          

  411. CThe exhaust vent of a gas dryer:

    A. Can be vented to a chimney with a gas furnace if it is on the bottom
    B. Vented to an 'L' type vent only
    C. Must be vented to the outside
    D. Vented to a 'B' type vent only

          

  412. CThe real estate agent requests a copy of your inspection report:

    A. You would give a copy as a professional courtesy
    B. You would never give a copy to a Realtor
    C. You would get permission from your client

          

  413. CThe TREC standards are the _______ guideline for ethical practice.

    A. Only
    B. Code
    C. Minimum

          

  414. BGeneral Liability insurance:

    A. Will protect the inspector if there is an error in the report

    B. Provides coverage from property damage, such as a ladder falling over and breaking the homeowner's windshield

          

  415. TrueA/C condensate drain line must be a minimum ______ inch.

          

  416. aIn a heat pump during the cooling cycle, which coil acts as the evaporator? In the heating
    cycle, which coil acts as the evaporator?
    a. Indoor/Outdoor
    b. Outdoor/Indoor
    c. Indoor/Indoor
    d. Outdoor/Outdoor

          

  417. AWhat 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

          

  418. ADishwashers

          

  419. BA single wall gas flue 2 inches from wood would be reported:

    A. Monitor
    B. Contact an expert
    C. Correct
    D. Safety hazard

          

  420. A
    What is a wet vent?
    a. A vent that protects the roof in the rain
    b. A vent that is never dry
    c. A vent that also serves as drain
    d. A vent that is larger that a dry vent

          

  421. Oily smoke smells or sootWhat A/C component functions to put refrigerant gas under a high pressure?

    - Compressor
    - Condenser
    - Expansion Device
    - Evaporator

          

  422. False1E

          

  423. BWhich of the following would be the least hazardous for a staircase?

    A. No handrail
    B. 1/4" riser differential
    C. Torn carpet
    D. No switch for light

          

  424. CWhat size service wire (minimum) would be required to provide a house with 60-amp service?

    A. #6 Al
    B. #6 Cu

          

  425. TrueGFCIs are required per a 19 _____ ruling of NEC or Edison.

          

  426. 12 inches
    _______ is the minimum clearance for an incandescent light in a closet.

          

  427. HipThis roof style has a slope on all four sides, either meeting in a peak or a ridge line:

          

  428. ExpansiveA drain with a "functional flow" empties in a reasonable amount of time.
    True
    False

          

  429. 22 x 30What size is the access into an attic with equipment?

    ___ inches x ___ inches

          

  430. aWhat is the MINIMUM wire size for 30 amps?
    a. 10 AWG copper.
    b. 12 AWG copper.
    c. 12 AWG aluminum.
    d. 14 AWG aluminum.

          

  431. BDownwarping occurs when:

    A. Moisture along the foundation perimeter is removed

    B. Expansive clay soil dries and then shrinks along the foundation perimeter causing the foundation to settle

    C. Expansive clay soil dries then shrinks along the foundation perimeter causing the foundation to rise

    D. Moist clay soil expands along the foundation perimeter

          

  432. TrueWater is heated to a boiling point of ___ degrees.

          

  433. Visual
    A temperature differential of greater than 20 degrees Fahrenheit between the supply and return sides of the evaporator is a sign of something wrong with the cooling system. True or False?

          

  434. BWhat siding has the tendency to expand and contract the most?

    A. Aluminum
    B. Vinyl

          

  435. TrueWhat color should the flames be in a properly lit gas burner?

          

  436. 12 feetThe conductor wire should be _______ above grade and driveways.

          

  437. AIt is better to:

    A. Attempt to resolve complaints immediately
    B. Admit fault if a customer has a complaint

          

  438. bThe size of the fuses or breakers at the main disconnect will always tell you how much
    electricity is available to the house?
    a. True
    b. False

          

  439. 2 and 9Grade should have a _ inch fall within the first __ feet.

          

  440. CSub panel 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

          

  441. DA GFCI located next to a sink is wired with 2 wires, no ground, and trips with the receptacle test button. This is:

    A. Safety hazard
    B. Acceptable

          

  442. aThe rattling of plumbing pipes that occurs when water flow is suddenly reduced, causing a shock wave, is called:

    A. Hydraulic compression
    B. Water hammering

          

  443. A
    How can you tell if moisture exists above a cathedral ceiling?

    A. Probe with an awl
    B. Not possible
    C. Moisture around skylight
    D. Mildew on walls

          

  444. 3 feetWhat is the maximum distance a plug can be from the rim of the basin?

          

  445. cTo extend the life of a water heater:

    A. Put cover on tank
    B. Insulate hot water pipe
    C. Turn up the temperature for a length of time
    D. Change out an anode rod

          

  446. c
    What is the proper spacing between foundation anchor bolts:
    a. 2'
    b. 4'
    c. 6'
    d. 8'

          

  447. AStep cracks in a masonry wall at the top corner of a window angled up and away are caused by:

    A. Settled header
    B. Rusted hurricane ties
    C. Rusted lintel
    D. Poor window insulation

          

  448. AThe inspector _______ the duty of protecting the public against fraud, misrepresentation or unethical practices in the field of real estate inspections.

    A. Accepts
    B. Challenges.
    C. Doesn't have

          

  449. FalseThe home inspector should operate radiator control valves.

    True or False?

          

  450. BA flat roof with a two-foot surrounding parapet wall, what must be provided to allow
    drainage:
    a. Gutters
    b. Scuppers
    c. Roof drain with secondary overflow drain
    d. Either b or c above

          

  451. B
    The number of handrails needed for a 28 inches wide stairway is:

    - 1
    - 3
    - 0
    - 2

          

  452. DThe inspector is not required to:

    A. Report in need of repair, a shower enclosure that leaks
    B. Operate plumbing shut0off valves
    C. Inspect system that has been shut down

          

  453. 2AService Entrance and Panels

          

  454. CA dirty filter can cause:

    A. High compressions ratio and failure of evaporator
    B. Reduced air flow and lower return air temperature

          

  455. RomexSub panel 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

          

  456. Food Waste Disposers5B

          

  457. AWhat is the purpose of the accumulator in a heat pump?

    A. Keep liquids out of the compressor
    B. Reduce air flow in coil
    C. Keep dirt out of the compressor

          

  458. AConcrete block walls need to be:

    A. 8" thick at 5' and 12" thick at 7'
    B. 8" thick at 6' and 12" thick at 8"

          

  459. BWhat is the proper slope for a horizontal drain pipe?

    a. Anywhere from 1/8:1 to 1/2:1
    b. ≥1/8:1
    c. ≤1/2:1
    d. None of the above

          

  460. b
    The inspector is not required to enter a crawl space if the width of the access opening is less than ____ feet.

          

  461. FalseIn a heat pump during the cooling cycle, which coil acts as the evaporator? In the heating
    cycle, which coil acts as the evaporator?
    a. Indoor/Outdoor
    b. Outdoor/Indoor
    c. Indoor/Indoor
    d. Outdoor/Outdoor

          

  462. 2BBranch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures

          

  463. 5GGarage Door Operators

          

  464. b
    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

          

  465. aSkylight curbing must extend above the roof a minimum of?
    a. 4-inches
    b. 6-inches
    c. 2-inches
    d. 8-inches

          

  466. #6What size wire should go to the grounding rod -maximum?

          

  467. BAn A/C unit manufacturer's label plate is not required to list:

    A. Design pressure
    B. Name of manufacturer

          

  468. CWhat is the recommended maximum water temperature for a spa?

    A. Whatever is comfortable for the homeowner
    B. 99 degrees
    C. 104 degrees
    D. 100 degrees

          

  469. AYou are inspecting a wood retaining wall. You notice 6" x 6" squares every four feet along the wall:

    A. These are decoration
    B. These don't mean anything
    C. These are part of the tie back system

          

  470. DIn 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 the above

          

  471. 4 feetHow many feet apart should electric plugs be in a kitchen at countertop area?

          

  472. cThe normal MINIMUM run for a residential stair tread is:
    A. 7 in.
    B. 8 in.
    C. 9 in.
    D. 11 in.

          

  473. BWhat is the proper way to vent a condensate drain?

    A. 1/4" copper tubing
    B. Indirect drain

          

  474. bIn 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

          

  475. 1950According to the rules of the Texas Real Estate Commission, each TREC licensee shall furnish a permanent address to the commission and report all subsequent changes within ____ business days after a change of address.

          

  476. dHow are electrical systems grounded on rural properties where the well supply piping
    into the house is plastic?
    a. Ground rods
    b. UFER grounds
    c. Metal well casing
    d. Both a and c

          

  477. bYou inspect a home with a wood stove 18" from the wall. You notice that the unit does
    not have a UL approved sticker. You should tell the client:
    a. The stove has to go
    b. The stove is too close to the wall
    c. Do not buy the house
    d. Everything is okay

          

  478. AFrost on evaporator coil:

    A. Too much refrigerant
    B. Too little air flow

          

  479. FalseInspectors can advertise they are wood destroying insect inspectors, even if not licensed by the SPCS.

    True or False

          

  480. 55Aluminum wire has an approximate _____ % higher expansion contraction rate than copper wire.

          

  481. cThe recommended minimum clearance between a floor joist and the dirt floor of a crawl
    space without having to use treated lumber is:
    a. 24"
    b. makes no difference
    c. 18"
    d. 12"

          

  482. CA diatomaceous earth (D.E.) filter:

    A. Should be backwashed when pressure reaches 15 psi.
    B. Is Not found on residential pools
    C. Removes smallest particles
    D. Looks just like a sand filter

          

  483. BThe inspector is not required to report on:

    A. Visible evidence of moisture penetration
    B. Efficiency, adequacy, or capacity of the system
    C. Inadequate attic space ventilation

          

  484. aName two locations to install a check valve in a house with combination sewers to reduce
    the risk of backup into the basement.
    a. Floor drains and main drain line
    b. Basement sink and toilets
    c. Hose bibs and pool self-fill mechanisms
    d. None of the above

          

  485. ReceptacleA drain with a "functional flow" empties in a reasonable amount of time.
    True
    False

          

  486. Ridge boardWhich of the following is not part of the roof framework?
    - scissors truss
    - collar ties
    - ridge board
    - rafters

          

  487. BThe 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

          

  488. aA gas fired water heater cannot be located in a:
    a. Garage
    b. Attic
    c. Hallway
    d. Bathroom or bedroom

          

  489. DFor 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

          

  490. #8Siding should be kept at least:

    A. 12" from soil contact
    B. 6" from soil contact

          

  491. BA fireplace hearth should be:

    A. 5 inches thick
    B. Distinguishable from surrounding floor
    C. Level with floor
    D. Lower than floor

          

  492. aThe passage way to appliances in an attic must be at least ___ inches wide and floored.

    a. 24
    b. 18
    c. 30
    d. 22

          

  493. DWater hammering is caused by:

    A. Worn out washers in compression faucets
    B. Worn out washers in non-compression faucets
    C. Improper selection of piping materials
    D. Improper sizing pipes

          

  494. dDownwarping occurs when:

    A. Moisture along the foundation perimeter is removed

    B. Expansive clay soil dries and then shrinks along the foundation perimeter causing the foundation to settle

    C. Expansive clay soil dries then shrinks along the foundation perimeter causing the foundation to rise

    D. Moist clay soil expands along the foundation perimeter

          

  495. Heat PumpIn a _____ system, the purpose of the condenser is to remove the heat from the refrigerant passing through the copper tubing.

          

  496. AA junction box must be how high above a deck?
    a. 4 inches
    b. 6 inches
    c. 8 inches
    d. 12 inches

          

  497. Outside Wall PressureIn a _____ system, the purpose of the condenser is to remove the heat from the refrigerant passing through the copper tubing.

          

  498. CWhat is not a safety hazard in a stairway?

    A. Missing spindles
    B. Uneven risers
    C. Mid stairs landing
    D. Torn carpet

          

  499. CCorner pops in a concrete foundation with brick veneer walls are due to:

    A. Excessive spalling of the concrete
    B. Un-tensioned cables
    C. Excessive moisture in the brick
    D. Over-tensions cables

          

  500. BWhat is rated for 100 amp and is unsafe?

    A. 200 amp panel with 100 amp main breaker
    B. 100 amp panel with 200 amp main breaker

          

  501. 2_____ feet is the minimum height a flue vent can terminate above the roof.

          

  502. 3/4The minimum height of a drain pan for a water heater is _____ inches

          

  503. BWhich of the following siding materials is MOST
    prone to moisture intrusion?
    a. Wood clapboard.
    b. T-111.
    c. Cement fiber siding.
    d. EIFS synthetic.

          

  504. 5DAluminum wire has an approximate _____ % higher expansion contraction rate than copper wire.

          

  505. Blocked flueBlue water in a tub facet is caused by a malfunctioning _____ ballcock

          

  506. ASmall horizontal cracks approximately every 3-feet in a stucco wall are:

    A. Due to poor overlap of lath ends
    B. Due to stress
    C. Normal
    D. Due to shrinkage

          

  507. CWood shakes should be installed roughly:

    A. Makes no difference
    B. 2 inches apart
    C. 1/2 inch apart
    D. 1 inch apart

          

  508. FalseAccording to the TREC SOP, the inspector must report the method used to inspect the roof, if the inspection is performed from any place other than a roof level.

    True or False

          

  509. AA built-up roof has a 9" overlap. How many ply exist?

    - 6
    - 3
    - 2
    - 4

          

  510. bAccording to the SOP, when inspecting a plumbing system, an inspector is required to:

    A. Inspect sewer clean-outs
    B. Inspect the visible vent pipe terminations to the exterior

          

  511. AClean outs should be installed not more than _____ feet apart

          

  512. cHow much water does a modern residential toilet discharge into the waste system?
    a. 1.6 lpf
    b. 1.6 gpf
    c. 2.5 gpf
    d. 3.5 gpf

          

  513. BInspections should be:

    A. Micro-analyzed
    B. Environmental
    C. Objective

          

  514. DWhere are GFCI's required in newer houses?
    a. Kitchen counters
    b. Bathrooms
    c. Unfinished basements
    d. Outdoors
    e. All of the above

          

  515. A
    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" of the floor
    c. Must be galvanized, copper, or CPVC
    d. All of the above

          

  516. cTo 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

          

  517. B
    What is the purpose of the neutral wire?

    A. It acts as the equipment ground
    B. It is just another wire
    C. It completes the circuit
    D. It can be white or green

          

  518. BRetaining wall - 8" block with 3" displacement:

    A. Recommend repair
    B. Up to 4-inche displacement OK

          

  519. FalseThere is no need for inspectors to maintain and increase their level of knowledge of the field.

    True or False

          

  520. Aluminum branch circuitThe customer needs to contact an electrician if what kind of wiring is found?

          

  521. UnlinedA licensed real state salesperson can also inspect the property if they hold both licenses.

    True or False

          

  522. Carbon monoxideYellow-tipped flames at a gas burner are signs of _______________.

          

  523. 25Before a Professional Inspector may sponsor an Apprentice, the Professional must have completed a minimum of how many inspections as a Professional Inspector?

    - 150
    - 175
    - 300
    - 200

          

  524. 4 feetA three-phase service has ____ wires at the service entrance.

    - 3
    - 4

          

  525. 2/12
    Asphalt shingles can be installed on pitches as low as ____ if the roof is first covered with two layers of non-perforated saturated felt paper.

          

  526. Floor squeaksAn inspector must include in the report all components or systems that are found in a home.

    True or False

          

  527. BDuring an inspection of a brick veneer residence, an inspector notes step cracks that follow the mortar joints. If the step cracks are wider at the top of the wall, this in an indication that:
    a. Excessive moisture is behind thewall
    b. Settlement of the soil is occurring
    c. Spalling is occurring
    d. Rotation of the footings is occurring

          

  528. BThe proper exposures for 18" and 24" shakes are:

    A. 10" and 12"
    B. 7.5" and 10"
    C. 7.5" and 12"
    D. 8" and 10"

          

  529. ADuring heat pump operation, supplemental heat may be provided by:

    A. Electrical heat strips
    B. Nothing

          

  530. BOn the interior door leading to the attached garage, the door:
    a. Must swing into the garage
    b. Must have self-closing hinges
    c. Must have metal on the garage side
    d. Must be 1 3/8" thick wood, metal, or fire-rated

          

  531. 2%[Grading & Drainage] Hardscape within 10 feet minimum __ slope from building

          

  532. dThe 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

          

  533. AThere is a gas furnace in the basement and you notice your glasses are fogging up:

    A. Caused by improper appliance ventilation
    B. Caused by a broken humidifier

          

  534. DGarage door fire rating?

    A. 45 minutes
    B. 20 minutes
    C. 30 minutes

          

  535. DInspectors should report their findings:

    A. Based upon emotion
    B. In a manner in which would create conflict of interest
    C. In an effort to please real estate agent
    D. In a fair, impartial and professional manner

          

  536. BCommon Temperature Rise with an old furnace:

    A. 30 - 60 degrees
    B. 70 - 100 degrees
    C. 25 - 45 degrees
    D. 150 - 180 degrees

          

  537. a
    What is the most likely reason for bulging vinyl siding?

    A. Moisture behind vinyl
    B. Improper nailing

          

  538. BlueWhat color should the flames be in a properly lit gas burner?

          

  539. a
    The color of the ground wire in a 3 wire electrical system is _____?

    a. Green
    b. Black
    c. Gray
    d. White

          

  540. 1KA gas vent can enter the chimney a minimum of _____ inches from the bottom

          

  541. dWhen a GFCI is installed on a two-wire non-grounded system, it provides?

    A. Fault protection, but not grounding protection

    B. No protection as there is no ground wire

          

  542. B
    How much overlap is required for a girder on concrete:
    a. 1 1/2"
    b. 2"
    c. 3"
    d. 4"

          

  543. Composition boardFiberglass shingles most common defect is:

          

  544. 10A 20 amp receptacle would require a number ____ aluminum wire.

          

  545. BDrains, Wastes, and Vents

          

  546. DSpacing of collar ties should be?
    a. Collar ties are spaced every 4'
    b. Collar ties are spaced every 6'
    c. Collar ties are spaced every 8'
    d. Collar ties are spaced every 10'

          

  547. AThe maximum clearance between grade and the bottom of a swimming pool fence is:

    A. 3 inches
    B. 4 inches
    C. 1 inch
    D. 2 inches

          

  548. DThe T & P relief line cannot:
    a. Be trapped
    b. Be reduced in size
    c. Be threaded on one end d. All of the above

          

  549. AWhat kind of connector is needed to attach plastic DWV to cast iron DWV?

    A. Hubless
    B. CPVC

          

  550. TrueThe high side of the chimney, for chimneys sitting below the ridge, may also have typical roof-to-wall flashing. In this case, flashing should extend up at least 6" or 1/6 the width of the chimney

    True or False

          

  551. 1CRoof Covering Materials

          

  552. BA lintel is used in which part of a wall system:

    A. Retaining wall
    B. Wall opening
    C. Gypsum wall finish

          

  553. InsulatedThe condensate line must be __________.

          

  554. BSometimes, despite best efforts, you may have an unreasonable client, in these cases you need ________ to fall back on.

    A. Real Estate Agent
    B. Contract

          

  555. CThe inspector is required to:

    A. Inspect sprinkler systems
    B. Inspect fire sprinkler system
    C. Report deficiencies in functional drainage

          

  556. AWhen inspecting a heat pump or air conditioner, you find the inside coils condensation drain is connected directly to, or is inside of a sanitary sewer line.

    A. This is a health and safety concern and it needs to be corrected

    B. It is neither right or wrong, you do not need to report anything

          

  557. BDownwarping of a foundation in clay soil may be
    caused by
    a. excessive watering.
    b. drying edge effect.
    c. solar flaring.
    d. masonry expansion.

          

  558. a
    What is the typical clearance to combustibles for venting of a wall furnace?
    a. 1"
    b. 2"
    c. 4"
    d. 6"

          

  559. TrueHow many 20-amp breakers must service a kitchen?

          

  560. 6 inchesHow far does the light globe in the closet have to be from the wall?

          

  561. DAn 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.

          

  562. aWhat is the minimum live load on a balcony?

    a. 70 lbs
    b. 80 lbs
    c. 50 lbs
    d. 90 lbs

          

  563. CYou are inspecting a flat roof with a rock ballast finish. You see an A/C platform sitting
    on two 4"x4" SPF boards:
    a. Say nothing.
    b. Tell buyer that the 4x4's should be replaced with pressure treated wood.
    c. Inform the client that this arrangement may damage the roof system.

          

  564. bWhich 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.

          

  565. BMonolithic slab-on-grade slabs will not have

    A. Cold-joints
    B. Footings

          

  566. 6How many 20-amp breakers must service a kitchen?

          

  567. 6/12Porches, Balconies, Decks, and Carports

          

  568. bAn 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.

          

  569. 19KD-19 wood is dried to a moisture content of what percent or less?

    - 21
    -19
    - 10
    - 16

          

  570. aA downspout terminated 6" before the foundation - what should you say?
    a. Recommend an extension
    b. Recommend a splash block
    c. Recommend a French drain
    d. Recommend a new gutter

          

  571. b
    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" of the floor
    c. Must be galvanized, copper, or CPVC
    d. All of the above

          

  572. AFulcrum is best described as the:

    A. Point where the diving board pivots or bends
    B. The distance from the rear of a diving board to the pivot point
    C. The distance the slide extends over the water from the pool's edge
    D. Manufacturer of slides and diving boards

          

  573. ABulging plaster is observed high up on several bedroom walls. The primary concern is the bulging plaster
    is a(n):
    A. installation defect
    B. indication the home was very cold for a period of time
    C. indication the air handler leaked
    D. potential safety issue

          

  574. BSiding should be kept at least:

    A. 12" from soil contact
    B. 6" from soil contact

          

  575. dYou notice isolators on the ductwork during an inspection. What are they for:
    a. To reduce transmission of vibration from motor
    b. To reduce noise in ductwork
    c. Allow for expansion
    d. All of the above

          

  576. BA three-phase service has ____ wires at the service entrance.

    - 3
    - 4

          

  577. AAccording 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.

          

  578. TrueThe passage way to appliances in an attic must be at least ____ inches wide and floored.

    - 30
    - 22
    - 18
    - 24

          

  579. BA swimming pool junction panel must be at least _____ inches above the water level of the pool.

          

  580. DService drop over a flat roof should be:

    A. 8 feet
    B. 6 feet
    C. 10 feet
    D. 12 feet

          

  581. 15-20 years
    The _______ is a number that represents an insulation material's resistance to heat flow per inch of thickness. An ________ is the total heat resistance for a given thickness of insulation.
    [One Answer]

          

  582. AWhere is a smoke detector not required?

    A. Garage
    B. Bedroom
    C. Finished basement
    D. Bedroom hall

          

  583. AWood shakes are most likely to wear and expose felt paper at:

    A. Key way
    B. Valley

          

  584. 6 feet 8 inchesThe minimum headroom clearance in a stairwell is

          

  585. dWhat 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.

          

  586. Roll roofingWhich roof covering typically has the shortest lifetime?

    - cement tile
    - metal roofing
    - roll roofing
    - Single-ply membrane

          

  587. Floor joistHorizontal cracks are _______

          

  588. aWhat 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.

          

  589. AMaximum length of a flex gas tubing to a dryer or range is:

    A. 6 feet
    B. 4 feet

          

  590. Properly slopedPipes are not ________________ if there is a loud banging or knocking just after the steam boiler fires.

          

  591. aWhy are cracks and gaps at the coping and grouting important to note in your report?

    A. May cause a trip hazard
    B. Coping is expensive to repair
    C. They can allow water to get behind or beneath coping or decking materials and pool liner
    D. Esthetically, cracks are an eyesore

          

  592. 5,000 gallonsPermits are not required for water tanks on grade less than or equal to _____________ & height/width ratio less than or equal to 2:1

          

  593. BOn the interior door leading to the attached garage, the door:
    a. Must swing into the garage
    b. Must have self-closing hinges
    c. Must have metal on the garage side
    d. Must be 1 3/8" thick wood, metal, or fire-rated

          

  594. AThe minimum separation between a chimney and a combustible material is _____ inches

          

  595. 12 feetWhat is the maximum distance plugs can be in a kitchen at countertop area?

          

  596. D
    When should a wood stove sit on a protective non-combustible pad?

    A. Over a concrete floor
    B. Over a wood floor

          

  597. aBrick 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.

          

  598. dThe 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

          

  599. 6 inchesWhat is the minimum distance a wet stack must penetrate above the roof?

          

  600. aDuring an inspection, which item must be tested?

    a. Bathroom exhaust fan
    b. Self-cleaning feature of the broiler
    c. A stand-alone portable dishwasher
    d. Self-cleaning feature of an oven

          

  601. 6 feetAn on-site water quality test is generally done only on structures that are on a non-municipal water supply.
    True
    False

          

  602. BWhy should the extension from the relief valve on a water heater not be threaded at the bottom?

    A. To prevent anyone from getting sprayed in the face when the relief valve trips
    B. To prevent the end from being capped
    C. To prevent steam from being released from the extension

          

  603. dA swimming pool junction panel must be at least _____ inches above the water level of the pool.

          

  604. AAn inspector notices that the bottom of a truss is separating from the top of the center wall which supports the truss. What is likely the cause?

    a. Horizontal shearing
    b. Cupping
    c. Doming
    d. Horizontal twisting

          

  605. dA sagging roof can indicate a problem with all of
    the following EXCEPT the
    a. bracing.
    b. rafter spans.
    c. rafter spacing.
    d. cat walk.

          

  606. B
    When inspecting kitchen cabinets:

    A. Remove everything from the cabinets and inspect the attachment method

    B. Observe that they are securely attached to the wall

    C. Report unable to determine method

          

  607. Burner and circulating pumpHow many inches of hearth extension for a fireplace greater than 6 square feet?

          

  608. 2How many 20-amp breakers must service a kitchen?

          

  609. dHow would you report excessive granule loss and curling of a 5-year old asphalt shingle?

    A. Needs more venting
    B. Material defect

          

  610. DWhat is a simple formula for sizing fossil fuel heaters?

    A. Never determine sizing of a heater
    B. Convert the BTU's to tonnage and divide by 12
    C. Determine the surface area of the pool and multiply by 333
    D. Figure 333 BTU's per 100sf of estimated pool surface area

          

  611. AWhen firing up a steam system that had been turned off all summer, you hear a hissing sound:

    A. This is normal
    B. This cause for alarm
    C. Shut it off immediately
    D. Add more water

          

  612. 5 feetAccording to the TREC SOP, the inspector must report the method used to inspect the roof, if the inspection is performed from any place other than a roof level.

    True or False

          

  613. False
    A vent pipe does not need to extend past the attic.

    True or False?

          

  614. cTonnage can be determined by dividing FLA by 6-7?

    A. Not anymore with the new high efficiency a/c units. The math doesn't work anymore. Try it on a 13 or 14 SEER unit.

    B. Yes.

          

  615. dThe highest grade lumbar is called what?

    a. GRN
    b. K-Dry
    c. S-Dry
    d. MC-15

          

  616. D
    Dryer can be vented to:

    A. Attic
    B. Crawlspace
    C. Garage
    D. Outside with a back draft damper

          

  617. Felt paperThe drip edge is installed over the ____ _____ or over at the rake.

          

  618. bWhat is the difference between post-and-beam construction and conventional
    wood-frame construction?
    a. Conventional construction only uses only 2x4's
    b. Post and beam construction uses a few large members for 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 buildings

          

  619. CWhy are heat pumps labeled not to be operated unless power is on for a minimum of
    12-hours?
    a. Oil in compressor needs to be heated to remove liquid refrigerant
    b. Oil in compressor needs to be heated to remove water
    c. Oil in compressor needs to be heated for proper lubrication
    d. Oil is only added for cold weather operation

          

  620. ACorner pops in a concrete foundation with brick veneer walls are due to:

    A. Excessive spalling of the concrete
    B. Un-tensioned cables
    C. Excessive moisture in the brick
    D. Over-tensions cables

          

  621. aBulging plaster is observed high up on several bedroom walls. The primary concern is the bulging plaster
    is a(n):
    A. installation defect
    B. indication the home was very cold for a period of time
    C. indication the air handler leaked
    D. potential safety issue

          

  622. DWhich of the following is true about the main drain at the pool?

    A. Always poses an entrapment hazard
    B. Is the only path back to the pump and filter
    C. Drains directly into the sewer
    D. Has considerable suction power

          

  623. 30 inchesHow wide must a stairwell be?

          

  624. C
    In a pier and beam house, the beam ends must bear:

    a. 8 inches
    b. 2 inches
    c. 6 inches
    d. 4 inches

          

  625. 6 feet or 900 square feetCracks or missing bricks in an unlined chimney should be reported as a _____________

          

  626. aVertical load on top of this truss has the following effect on foundation walls:
    a. Vertical pressure only
    b. Vertical and horizontal pressure
    c. Horizontal pressure only

          

  627. TrueA ridge board must be at least the same size as the end cut of the rafters.

    True or False

          

  628. CIn a conventional heat pump, the most critical component is the:

    A. Compressor
    B. Blower fan

          

  629. AWhen inspecting a trash compactor, an inspector is not require to:

    A. Calculate the pressure of compaction
    B. Determine if the unit is securely mounted
    C. Report unusual noises when unit operated

          

  630. AWhat adds to sheer strength of an interior ceiling?

    A. Gypsum drywall
    B. Gypsum plaster
    C. Portland plaster
    D. All the above

          

  631. TruePlumbing Supply, Distribution Systems and Fixtures

          

  632. C_____ feet is the minimum height a flue vent can terminate above the roof.

          

  633. TrimmerAn inspector shall exclude from the inspection any part, component or system which the inspector is not competent or qualified to inspect.

    True or False

          

  634. FalseThe balusters of a deck less than 30" off the ground must have no more than 4" between them.

    True or False?

          

  635. AAny receptacle within _____ feet on a wet bar must be GFCI protected.

          

  636. Crawl SpaceA ___________ can be accessed as long as there is 18in. x 24in. clearance

          

  637. R-value
    The _______ is a number that represents an insulation material's resistance to heat flow per inch of thickness. An ________ is the total heat resistance for a given thickness of insulation.
    [One Answer]

          

  638. cWhich is permissible?

    a. Installing a surface mounted light in a shower

    b. Installing a surface mounted light 7 feet above a bathtub

    c. Installing a surface mounted light in a clothes closet

    d. Installing a surface mounted high intensity light

          

  639. cThere are cuts in the roof truss' bottom cords to make room for a drop-down stairs. What would you report?

    A. Have engineer evaluate
    B. Not structural
    C. Tell owner to fix it

          

  640. CAn HVAC installation requires the following:
    a. Insulating the supply duct
    b. Insulating the return duct
    c. Insulating supply and return ducts
    d. Insulating ducts outside building envelope only

          

  641. A
    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. 55%
    c. 60%
    d. 75%

          

  642. AA house is built on a sloping hill. The surface water should be drained
    a. Directly into the sump pump
    b. Into a 4-inch perforated plastic drain line and directed downhill to daylight
    c. Into a gravel filled container (inside the basement)
    d. Drained laterally.

          

  643. AAll 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.

          

  644. BThe minimum acceptable waste stack size for resistance is:

    a. Same size as the largest horizontal pipe
    b. 3 inches plus 1.5 inches
    c. 12 square inches
    d. Based on the total discharge to the stack and the discharge within a branch interval

          

  645. CAll swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs must be enclosed with a fence, building wall, or a wall that completely surrounds and obstructs access to the swimming pool. The top of the obstruction, whether a fence or a wall, must be a minimum of ____ inches above grade.

    A. 48
    B. 44
    C. 40
    D. 36

          

  646. TrueIn a new construction, a high efficiency furnace in a closet must have outside combustion air.

    True or False?

          

  647. d
    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

          

  648. EgressWhat kind of window is required if a basement is being used as a bedroom?

          

  649. C
    What is the purpose of the neutral wire?

    A. It acts as the equipment ground
    B. It is just another wire
    C. It completes the circuit
    D. It can be white or green

          

  650. dCap flashing required over a parapet wall
    a. True
    b. False

          

  651. AWhat is the recommended maximum water temperature for a spa?

    A. Whatever is comfortable for the homeowner
    B. 99 degrees
    C. 104 degrees
    D. 100 degrees

          

  652. BWall furnace vent is what type?

    BW or W

          

  653. 30 inchesWhen the chimney is wider than _________, a cricket should be installed

          

  654. A
    Garage door requirement for garages built before 1978:

    A. Needs safety wire through spring coil
    B. Must have a child safety switch

          

  655. BWhat is counter flashing?

    A. A bottom layer of flashing covered by step flashing
    B. A second layer of flashing that covers a bottom layer of flashings

          

  656. BStandard three light electrical testers are NOT always reliable because:
    A. Some receptacles only have two prongs

    B. Three light testers sometimes have broken bulbs

    C. Three light testers will not detect multiple wiring problems

    D. Different test device manufactures have different light patterns

          

  657. TrueWhy are cracks and gaps at the coping and grouting important to note in your report?

    A. May cause a trip hazard
    B. Coping is expensive to repair
    C. They can allow water to get behind or beneath coping or decking materials and pool liner
    D. Esthetically, cracks are an eyesore

          

  658. bThe focus of a contract with a client should be:

    A. To gain referrals
    B. To limit liability
    C. To maximize the clients understanding of what you will not do during the inspection
    D. To gain repair work after the inspection

          

  659. 3 feetHow long can an electrical cord be for pool equipment?

          

  660. Yellow tipped flames at a gas burnerIncomplete combustion and possible carbon monoxide producing can be identified by...

          

  661. AWhat is the required duct size for a dryer vent?

    A. 4 inches
    B. 5 inches
    C. 6 inches
    D. 3 inches

          

  662. ABulging plaster is observed high up on several bedroom walls. The primary concern is the bulging plaster
    is a(n):
    A. installation defect
    B. indication the home was very cold for a period of time
    C. indication the air handler leaked
    D. potential safety issue

          

  663. AWhat does UF stand for?

    A. Underground Feeder
    B. Underground Flushing
    C. Ultra-Light Foundation

          

  664. BWhere should TPR extension terminate?

    A. Attic
    B. Within 6 inches of the floor or ground
    C. Plumbing vent pipe
    D. Plumbed to drain line

          

  665. bWall furnace vent is what type?

    - B
    - L
    - BW
    - A

          

  666. A#10 wire on a 50 amp breaker for an A/C compressor:

    A. Good idea
    B. Ok because compressor protects it
    C. Ok because it's 240v
    D. Not allowed

          

  667. cHow far apart (maximum) can sill bolts be:
    a. 6"
    b. 3'
    c. 6'
    d. 3"

          

  668. BUnderground metallic gas piping should be installed a minimum of ___ inches below grade.

    - 12
    - 18
    - 6
    - 24

          

  669. bNonmetallic 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.

          

  670. 36 inchesWhat is the minimum flexible cord length for a plug connected dishwasher?

          

  671. cWhat causes wood rot?
    a. Improper ventilation
    b. Too much moisture
    c. a and b

          

  672. A
    Gas outlets located in fireplaces shall be controlled by listed and labeled shutoff valves located in the same room outside the hearth and no more than ____ feet from the outlets.

    A. 6
    B. 2
    C. 4
    D. 3

          

  673. d
    What size drain is needed for a tub?

    a. 2 inches
    b. 1 inch
    c. 1 1/4 inch
    d. 1 1/2 inch

          

  674. DYou are inspecting a house where the second-story balcony is observed and every cantilevered joist is rotted halfway out from the wall.

    A. Tell the client of the problem, and report as such
    B. Say nothing
    C. Contact the city building inspector and let them know of the problem
    D. Tell all appropriate parties that there is a hazard, and no one should step out on it

          

  675. AOverhead service-drop conductors shall have a vertical clearance above the roof of not less than:

    a. 10 feet
    b. 6 feet
    c. 8 feet
    d. 4 feet

          

  676. DA T & P valve should be designed to trip at what temperature F?
    a. 150
    b. 210
    c. 212
    d. 225

          

  677. M
    When inspecting a dishwasher, which item does not need to be done?

    A. Look for signs of rust
    B. Check the soap dish
    C. Determine water temperature
    D. Check to insure the dishwater is securely mounted

          

  678. AIn a steam heating system, a normal operating pressure is:
    a. 30 psi
    b. 12-20 psi
    c. 3-5 psi
    d. 22-25 psi

          

  679. Neutral and groundMinimum live load on a balcony is ______

          

  680. C
    Four tons of cooling equipment equals ____ BTU's

    A. 48,000
    B. 36,000
    C. 24,000

          

  681. 5CRange Hood and Exhaust Systems

          

  682. 3 feetWhat is the term for the type of flashing used where the edge of a shingle roof meets a vertical wall?

          

  683. dFireplace mantel should be a minimum of _____ from opening.

    A. 12 inches
    B. 16 inches
    C. 24 inches
    D. 10 inches

          

  684. SuctionAir bubbles coming from the pool return indicates a leak in the _____ side of the pump.

          

  685. 10According to the rules of the Texas Real Estate Commission, each TREC licensee shall furnish a permanent address to the commission and report all subsequent changes within ____ business days after a change of address.

          

  686. AIf a second roof is applied, where is it most likely to leak?

    A. Valley
    B. Gable

          

  687. CYou are inspecting a wood retaining wall. You notice 6" x 6" squares every four feet along the wall:

    A. These are decoration
    B. These don't mean anything
    C. These are part of the tie back system

          

  688. AA temperature pressure relief valve on a water heater that is installed above the tank in the pipe is wrong why?

    A. Must be installed within the top 6 inches of the tank
    B. Must be installed within the top 8 inches of the tank

          

  689. BDuctwork should be ______ enough to handle the volume of air needed for correct A/C operation.

    A. Small
    B. Square
    C. Large
    D. Round

          

  690. BThe inspector is not required to:

    A. Report the need of repairing damaged glazing in windows and exterior doors
    B. Determine the presence of, or extent or type of, insulation or vapor barrier in exterior walls

          

  691. BThe inspector needs to report:

    A. The condition and presence of storm windows
    B. Any locks on exterior doors that do not operate

          

  692. AA Professional Real Estate Inspector must have how many hours of continuing education each year?

    a. 8
    b. 12
    c. 4
    d. 16

          

  693. Tempered glassA ___________ can be accessed as long as there is 18in. x 24in. clearance

          

  694. B
    The number of handrails needed for a 36 inch wide stairway is:

    a. 2
    b. 0
    c. 1
    d. 3

          

  695. A
    Sump pump runs even though it has been dry (no rain) for a long time. What is the cause?

    A. Float stuck
    B. Float above water level

          

  696. BThe maximum cord length for a 120V window A/C unit is:

    A. 6 feet
    B. 10 feet

          

  697. dGreen lumber has a moisture content of _____% or more.
    a. 10
    b. 15
    c. 20
    d. 25

          

  698. CA statement in a report states a low slope roof appears to be in good shape for it age. This is an:

    A. Description
    B. Inappropriate comment
    C. Conclusion or finding

          

  699. Reversing valve
    What is the piece called that holds a truss together?

          

  700. 2Masonry walls must be anchored to the floor at intervals not to exceed _____ feet

          

  701. CWhat does voltage measure?

    A. Electrical Power
    B. Electrical flow
    C. Electrical pressure

          

  702. bWhat is efflorescence?
    a. Concrete mixture with too much fluoride
    b. The remaining dissolved salts stuck to the concrete as a result of water
    penetration
    c. The material used inside of a fluorescent bulb to help conduct electricity

          

  703. Drain tileWater stains along the junction of the basement wall and floor most likely indicates a problem with the __________.

          

  704. 4BThe proper pressure of a hydronic heating system:

    A. 15 - 20
    B. 12 - 15

          

  705. AIn a conventional heat pump, the most critical component is the:

    A. Compressor
    B. Blower fan

          

  706. CGreen lumber has a moisture content of _____% or more.
    a. 10
    b. 15
    c. 20
    d. 25

          

  707. 4 inches and 25 feetPermits are not required for retaining walls less than or equal to ______.

          

  708. Cooling EquipmentAll valves should be _________ of an inch

          

  709. DHow often should an oil furnace be turned up?

    A. Biannually
    B. Biennially
    C. Semiannually
    D. Annually

          

  710. cThree entrance cables providing service to a house indicates:
    a. 120/volts
    b. 100 amps
    c. 120/240 volts
    d. Three-phase service

          

  711. #8 minimum and #6 maximumWhat size wire should go to the grounding rod maximum and minimum?

          

  712. AWhen is NOT the time to sign your inspection agreement?

    A. After the home inspection is completed
    B. In the Realtor's office before the inspection

          

  713. 125% of nameplating ratingThe minimum breaker size for a water heater is _____ amps.

    Answer: 125% of nameplating rating

          

  714. cInspectors should report their findings:

    A. Based upon emotion
    B. In a manner in which would create conflict of interest
    C. In an effort to please real estate agent
    D. In a fair, impartial and professional manner

          

  715. aWhat is a counter flashing?
    a. A second layer of flashing that covers a bottom layer of flashings
    b. A bottom layer of flashing covered by step flashing
    c. The kind of flashing used at the rake end
    d. A special ridge cover used with the roofs

          

  716. 7 feetHow far from the tub must a plug be?

          

  717. cThe minimum freeze depth in Texas is:
    a. 3 inches
    b. 6 inches
    c. 12 inches
    d. 24 inches

          

  718. aSoft 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.

          

  719. Bonding______ is the most commonly used piping today as the main service pipe from public water supplies.

          

  720. dWhat 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

          

  721. Incomplete combustionWhat type of siding has the least ability to hold paint over long periods of time?

          

  722. APiping installed deeper than and parallel to footings or bearing walls shall be _____ degrees.
    a. 15
    b. 20
    c. 30
    d. 45

          

  723. aIn an old house, an atmospheric (open) tank is above 2nd floor. What was it probably
    there for?
    a. Over flow for gravity boiler
    b. Well pressure control
    c. Water heater pressure control
    d. None of the above

          

  724. BEach zone valve for a hydronic heating unit needs:

    A. Circulating pump
    B. Thermostat

          

  725. FalseA clothes dryer vent line duct:

    A. Can pass through a ventilation duct
    B. Can be secured with sheet metal screws

          

  726. WallsKnob and Tube wiring should not be insulated.

    True or False

          

  727. NoA swimming pool junction panel must be at least _____ inches above the water level of the pool.

          

  728. CA vertical hairline crack in a poured concrete basement wall:

    A. Should not be reported
    B. Should be looked at by an engineer
    C. Most likely a shrinkage crack
    D. Exists in all walls

          

  729. 1AFoundations

          

  730. FalseYou look into the burner area of a water heater and see a twisted metal pierce sitting on the burner.

    A. The baffle (turbulator) has rusted out and dropped
    B. This is correct as the device is there to increase efficiency
    C. It should not be twisted and is broken
    D. There is no piece of twisted metal in a water heater

          

  731. AWhat is the maximum number of disconnects for a main power electrical panel?

          

  732. AWhat is the maximum number of disconnects for a main power electrical panel?

          

  733. 18 feetLead paint are in homes that were built before what year?

          

  734. clientPermits are not required for retaining walls less than or equal to ______.

          

  735. bVents must terminate a minimum of ______ feet/foot apart

          

  736. AWhich 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

          

  737. CBrick 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

          

  738. BThe inspector is required to report on:

    A. Gas log lighter valves that do not function
    B. All answers correct
    C. Deficiencies in combustion air vent
    D. Gas leak

          

  739. BA greenish color on copper plumbing joints indicates

    A. Water leak problems
    B. Normal conditions

          

  740. AWhich of the following conditions would be LEAST critical to your client's safety?
    A. A pin hole in the heat exchanger
    B. No handrails on an interior stairway
    C. Lack of a pressure and temperature relief valve on the water heater
    D. A non-reversing garage door opener

          

  741. BA low slope roof should not be less than:

    A. Depends on covering materials
    B. 1/2"

          

  742. aThe ground wire should always be clamped upstream of the water meter?
    a. True
    b. False

          

  743. cAt what point in an A/C cycle does the gas turn to a liquid:
    a. Coming out of evaporator coil
    b. Coming out of the compressor
    c. Coming out of the condensing coil
    d. After the expansion device

          

  744. A
    Mantle and ceiling have soot.

    A. Fireplace is probably not drafting properly
    B. Poor job of cleaning the flue
    C. Oil fired furnace in house
    D. Due to poor housekeeping

          

  745. BThe minimum live load for a balcony is:
    a. 40
    b. 60
    c. 120
    d. 200

          

  746. 2 yearsAccording to the rules of TREC, no action for a judgment that results in an order for collection from the real estate inspection recovery fund shall be started later than:

    - 1 year
    - 2 years

          

  747. DDuctwork should be ______ enough to handle the volume of air needed for correct A/C operation.

    A. Small
    B. Square
    C. Large
    D. Round

          

  748. 24
    How many bearing points do trusses have?

          

  749. aFoundations

          

  750. BottomWhat size service wire (minimum) would be required to provide a house with 60-amp service?

    A. #6 Al
    B. #6 Cu

          

  751. AYou see three service entry wires coming into a panel, what is the service?

    A. 100 amp
    B. 240/280 Volt
    C. 120/240 Volt
    D. 200 amp

          

  752. BWThe inspector is not required to report:

    A. The type of foundation
    B. Anything that is not accessible
    C. As in need of repair, a crawl space that is not adequately ventilated

          

  753. FalseAll swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs must be enclosed with a fence, building wall, or a wall that completely surrounds and obstructs access to the swimming pool. The top of the obstruction, whether a fence or a wall, must be a minimum of ____ inches above grade.

    A. 48
    B. 44
    C. 40
    D. 36

          

  754. AClothes 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

          

  755. aWhat causes water hammer?
    a. Loose pipes
    b. Instantaneously closing valves
    c. Hydrostatic shock
    d. All of the above

          

  756. HighInspectors must maintain a ________ standard of professionalism.

    - Low
    - Open
    - Medium
    - High

          

  757. 1DRoof Structures & Attics

          

  758. 5FMechanical Exhaust Vents and Bathroom Heaters

          

  759. A
    When inspecting kitchen cabinets:

    A. Remove everything from the cabinets and inspect the attachment method

    B. Observe that they are securely attached to the wall

    C. Report unable to determine method

          

  760. dAll 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.

          

  761. DOf the following, which best describes a skimmer?

    A. It is located in front of the pump
    B. It is part of the circulation system
    C. It is connected directly to the backwash valve
    D. It is an ABS plastic container installed at water level on the sidewall of the pool

          

  762. BHow large should the footing or foundation for a masonry fireplace be?

    a. It should be more than six inches thick and extend six inches beyond the fireplace on all sides.

    b. It should be more than 12 inches thick and extend six inches beyond the fireplace on all sides.

    c. It should be more than six inches thick and extend 12 inches beyond the fireplace on all sides.

    d. It should be more than 12 inches thick and extend 12 inches beyond the fireplace on all sides.

          

  763. CWhen inspecting stairways, porches and decks, all must have:
    a. Lighting (illumination)
    b. Be at least 6 feet 8 inches wide
    c. Be at least 3 feet wide
    d. Be strong enough to support 200psi

          

  764. BThe minimum separation between a chimney and a combustible material is _____ inches

          

  765. Programming
    The ____________ of the thermostat can be lost if the batteries are low and the inspector turns off the heating unit safety switch.

          

  766. P-trapThe 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.

          

  767. cWhat should you do if you come across a snow covered roof?
    a. Remove the snow and inspect as usual
    b. Note the snow and inspect as usual
    c. Note the snow and lack of visibility and access
    d. Say nothing and inspect as usual

          

  768. CAccording to the Standards of Practice for inspecting pools, the inspector shall operate:

    A. Electrical components
    B. Plumbing supply
    C Heater, using normal operating controls

          

  769. AWhat 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.

          

  770. aSub panel 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

          

  771. dA licensee under this section shall notify the commission and pay the required fee within days after the date of change of place of business occurs.
    a. 10
    b. 15
    c. 30
    d. 60

          

  772. 200Lead paint are in homes that were built before what year?

          

  773. BThe relief valve for a water heater must be installed:

    A. Only in hot water pipe
    B. With stem directly in tank (top 6")

          

  774. AA cedar shake roof will wear out first or show light through the felt first:

    A. Between the shakes
    B. At the shakes end

          

  775. AIf a client has questions regarding their inspection report, they should ask:

    A. The inspector
    B. The realtor
    C. The Loan officer
    D. TREC

          

  776. 18 inchesWhat is the minimum flexible cord length for a plug connected kitchen waste disposal?

          

  777. AWhat does water ponding cause?
    a. Shorten life expectancy
    b. Promotes fungi & moss growth
    c. Allows seepage
    d. All of the above

          

  778. A
    Proper electrical wire height from road, driveway and yard:

    A. 18in, 12in, 10in
    B. 10in, 12in, 18in

          

  779. Leaking sealDiscoloration, moisture, or cloudiness between the lights of an insulated glass window are signs of a ______________.

          

  780. FalseA non-technically exhaustive way to evaluate the heat exchanger?

    A. Check flame pattern when blower comes
    B. Remove plenum and inspect visually
    C. Inspect register covers for soot
    D. Water pressure test

          

  781. ShouldThe evaporator (swamp) cooler should or shouldn't have a compressor?

          

  782. cThe minimum freeze depth in Texas is:
    a. 3 inches
    b. 6 inches
    c. 12 inches
    d. 24 inches

          

  783. bWhat does hissing and gurgling in an electric water heater indicate?

    A. The upper element is burnt out
    B. The lower element is burnt out
    C. There is sediment in the tank
    D. The heating element wires are over-heated

          

  784. 6 and 10Grade should have a _ inch fall within the first __ feet.

          

  785. MovementHow long of a gas flex line may you have for a stove or dryer?

          

  786. 3 quartersHow long can an electrical cord be for pool equipment?

          

  787. Subfloor and joistsNegative pressure and a ____________ may cause a fireplace to smoke.

          

  788. AThe most likely area to find a crack or hole in the heat exchanger is:
    a. In the top of the heat exchanger
    b. Along the rear seams
    c. In front, behind the heat shield
    d. Along the lower section where the flames are

          

  789. BAccording to the Standards of Practice for inspecting pools, the inspector shall operate:

    A. Electrical components
    B. Plumbing supply
    C Heater, using normal operating controls

          

  790. 1JFireplaces & Chimneys

          

  791. BWhat limits the inspection of crawl spaces?
    a. Entry size
    b. Lack of lighting
    c. Cramped work space
    d. All of the above

          

  792. aHow are electrical systems grounded on rural properties where the well supply piping
    into the house is plastic?
    a. Ground rods
    b. UFER grounds
    c. Metal well casing
    d. Both a and c

          

  793. 3CDuct Systems, Chases, and Vents

          

  794. aIn a steam heating system, a normal operating pressure is:
    a. 30 psi
    b. 12-20 psi
    c. 3-5 psi
    d. 22-25 psi

          

  795. DBefore a licensed professional inspector may sponsor an apprentice inspector or a real estate inspector, he or she must provide proof to the commission that he or she has completed not less than real estate inspections while licensed as a professional inspector under this act
    a. 50
    b. 75
    c. 100
    d. 200

          

  796. b
    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. 55%
    c. 60%
    d. 75%

          

  797. DUnder certain operating conditions, ________________ will form on the outdoor coil.
    This can cause a/an _____________________ in efficiency.
    a. Moss - increase
    b. Frost - decrease
    c. Frost - increase
    d. Mold - decrease

          

  798. bEach plumbing vent pipe or stack shall extend through its flashing and shall terminate
    vertically not less than:
    a. 12" above the roof line
    b. 6" above the roof line
    c. No requirement
    d. 6' above the roof line

          

  799. C#10 wire on a 50 amp breaker for an A/C compressor:

    A. Good idea
    B. Ok because compressor protects it
    C. Ok because it's 240v
    D. Not allowed

          

  800. dWhat 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.

          

  801. AThe most likely area to find a crack or hole in the heat exchanger is:
    a. In the top of the heat exchanger
    b. Along the rear seams
    c. In front, behind the heat shield
    d. Along the lower section where the flames are

          

  802. ATREC ____________ the sue of contracts for inspections.

    A. Does not require
    B. Requires
    C. Suggests
    D. Issues

          

  803. Counter and stepThere are two types of flashings needed for a chimney: What are they?

          

  804. DThe __________________ _______________ directs hot refrigerant to the indoor coil
    in the __________________ cycle in a heat pump.
    a. Multi-cycle valve - heating
    b. Reversing valve - cooling
    c. Reversing valve - heating
    d. 4-way valve - cooling

          

  805. BGirders and joist must overlap ___ on concrete and ___ on wood or steel.

    A. 1 1/2" and 3"
    B. 3" and 1 1/2"

          

  806. AAn inspector can check a GFCI or standard electrical outlet with a(n):

    A. Multimeter
    B. Amprobe
    C. GFCI Tester
    D. Surge Protector

          

  807. Away from the houseA proper pitch for a patio pitched ___________________.

          

  808. Evaporator unit and condensing unitAccording to the standards, what should always be inspected?

    - storm windows
    - garden sheds
    - awnings
    - wall cladding

          

  809. WindThis roof style has a slope on all four sides, either meeting in a peak or a ridge line:

          

  810. 28 to 30 psiAt what pressure would the pressure relief valve open on a forced hot water boiler?

          

  811. AA roof with a 5/12 slope would not be good for
    A. Built up roofing
    B. Wood shakes
    C. Cement tiles
    D. Asphalt shingles

          

  812. Are notAccording to Industry Standards, low voltage lighting systems are or are not inspected?

          

  813. aEach zone valve for a hydronic heating unit needs:

    A. Circulating pump
    B. Thermostat

          

  814. OhmsResistance is measure in ____.

          

  815. TrueInspectors must maintain a ________ standard of professionalism.

    - Low
    - Open
    - Medium
    - High

          

  816. cWhich of the following is the least safe for the occupants:
    a. Dead bolts with a keyed interior arrangement
    b. A garage without a safety reverse
    c. A loose handrail
    d. No safety glass

          

  817. FalseThe homeowner is an electrician and states he pushed the aluminum wires into the back of the receptacle. How should this be reported?

    A. Recommend a UL approved crimp method
    B. Say nothing - he could be lying

          

  818. 212Water is heated to a boiling point of ___ degrees.

          

  819. 6 feetWhat is the maximum number of disconnects for a main power electrical panel?

          

  820. b
    Where is roof most likely to leak when re-roofing?
    a. Edge
    b. Penetrations
    c. Valleys
    d. Gable ends

          

  821. 1
    Why would you install a pressure regulator?

    A. You are near a fire main
    B. You do not have enough water pressure in the house
    C. You are controlling the amount of water coming into the house
    D. The pressure in the home is too high

          

  822. 10 feetHow many feet apart should electric plugs be in a kitchen at countertop area?

          

  823. CGiven that you have a #6 AWG copper wire, 100 amp main breaker and a panel rated for 150 amps, what is the service amperage?

    A. 100 and all is good
    B. 150 and oversized panel
    C. 60 and a safety hazard
    D. 200 and all is good

          

  824. AIf a person is licensed as a professional inspector, real estate inspector, or apprentice inspector, any advertisements must contain the license number of the person.
    a. True
    b. False

          

  825. b
    CDX is what type material?
    a. Exterior grade plywood
    b. Interior grade plywood
    c. Paint grade plywood
    d. Oriented strand board

          

  826. CIn 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 the above

          

  827. AThe inspector is not required to:

    A. Report in need of repair, a shower enclosure that leaks
    B. Operate plumbing shut0off valves
    C. Inspect system that has been shut down

          

  828. ElectricAn on-site water quality test is generally done only on structures that are on a non-municipal water supply.
    True
    False

          

  829. BIf a natural gas appliance is changed to LP gas, you need:

    A. You can not change for gas to propane
    B. A smaller orifice

          

  830. Cooling and heatingAccording to the standards, what should always be inspected?

    - storm windows
    - garden sheds
    - awnings
    - wall cladding

          

  831. B
    When should a wood stove sit on a protective non-combustible pad?

    A. Over a concrete floor
    B. Over a wood floor

          

  832. SpacedIn new construction, a high-efficiency furnace in a closet must have outside combustion air.

    True or False

          

  833. FalseThe promulgated inspection form is needed for commercial inspections.

    True or False?

          

  834. DThe '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

          

  835. 36 inchesWhat is the minimum distance a wet stack must penetrate above the roof?

          

  836. aWhile inspecting a pre-1955 residential one story home, an inspector notes a bare incandescent light bulb mounted on the veiling in the middle of a habitable room. What comment should be written in the inspection report?

    a. It is not a safety violation, but repair is recommended

    b. Note a safety violation that is should be replaced at the homeowners convenience

    c. It is a safety issue and in need of repair

          

  837. bA temperature pressure relief valve on a water heater that is installed above the tank in the pipe is wrong why?

    A. Must be installed within the top 6 inches of the tank
    B. Must be installed within the top 8 inches of the tank

          

  838. 15
    Spacing of collar ties should be:

    A. Collar ties are spaced every 4 feet
    B. Collar ties are spaced every 6 feet

          

  839. 4CWhat is E&O?

    A. Energy and Output Evaluation
    B. General Liability Insurance
    C. Errors and Omission Insurance

          

  840. NoWhat is drywall made of?
    A. Compressed paper
    B. Gypsum covered with paper
    C. Kalsomine
    D. Wood chips and fibers

          

  841. High water pressureWhich is a deficiency?

    - High water pressure
    - Low water pressure
    - Both

          

  842. 5ADishwashers

          

  843. BMasonry walls must be anchored to the floor at intervals not to exceed _____ feet

          

  844. 10 inches and 7 3/4 inchesWhat is the minimum tread depth and maximum rise for stairs?

          

  845. BClean outs should be installed not more than _____ feet apart

          

  846. D
    Four tons of cooling equipment equals ____ BTU's

    A. 48,000
    B. 36,000
    C. 24,000

          

  847. aWhich areas of a house require ventilation:
    a. Bath, kitchen, attic
    b. Kitchen, garage, bath
    c. Attic, garage, bathroom
    d. Dining room, boiler room, basement

          

  848. B
    What does a drip edge do?
    a. Stops ice damming
    b. Protects the parts below it like the fascia, siding, etc.
    c. Protects the ridge vents
    d. Prevents cupping of shingles

          

  849. moist airWhat is the minimum size drain for a toilet?

          

  850. AMustard algae stains:

    A. Are green in color
    B. Are reddish brown and often mistaken for rust
    C. Are yellow in color

          

  851. BThe T&P relief line cannot:

    A. Be reduced in size
    B. Be threaded on one end
    C. Be trapped
    D. All the above

          

  852. TrueMicrowave Oven

          

  853. BVisualize a basement stairway with one side against a wall. What is not a safety hazard?

    A. Odd risers
    B. No handrail on wall side
    C. Open railing on open side

          

  854. AThree wires to masthead, two wires to main panel; what is the voltage?

    A. 120 volts
    B. 240 volts

          

  855. 10A minimum of _____ feet is required for a GFCI protected outlet or switch from a spa or hot tub.

          

  856. 1994Ceilings & Floors

          

  857. Horizontal Cast Iron Piping___________________ is vulnerable because sewer gas can eat through the top of the pipe.

          

  858. bThe clearance from a wall furnace to the nearest wall is:
    a. 6"
    b. 8"
    c. 12"
    d. 16"

          

  859. 5 feetThe 10 foot drop for from wire to balcony should be ______ away

          

  860. AOn a polarized 3 wire receptacle, the hot conductor is connected to the ______ screw and the neutral conductor is connected to the ______ screw.

    A. Brass/Silver
    B. Chrome/White

          

  861. C
    Dryer can be vented to:

    A. Attic
    B. Crawlspace
    C. Garage
    D. Outside with a back draft damper

          

  862. 60Operate the Cooling system using normal control devices except when the outdoor temperature is less than _________ Fahrenheit

          

  863. CInspectors should report their findings:

    A. Based upon emotion
    B. In a manner in which would create conflict of interest
    C. In an effort to please real estate agent
    D. In a fair, impartial and professional manner

          

  864. A
    According to the SOP, when inspecting a kitchen range exhaust vent, an inspector is not required to:

    A. Calculate the air flow of the exhaust fan for each setting
    B. Report absence of a range exhaust vent
    C. Operate the blower at all speeds
    D. Determine if the vent pipe terminates outside the structure

          

  865. BeamsWall furnace vent is what type?

    - B
    - L
    - BW
    - A

          

  866. BInspectors shall not accept employment to repair, replace, maintain or upgrade systems or components of property covered by the Standards of Practice on which the Inspector has performed an inspection under a real estate contract, lease or exchange or real property within ____ months of the date of the inspection.

    A. 6
    B. 12
    C. 0
    D. 10

          

  867. b
    Proper electrical wire height from road, driveway and yard:

    A. 18in, 12in, 10in
    B. 10in, 12in, 18in

          

  868. d
    OSB:
    a. Will deteriorate from rain if left exposed on the job site
    b. Can be used for flooring
    c. Is structurally sound
    d. All of the above

          

  869. B
    Metal roofs are best protected by:

    A. Allowing them to age naturally
    B. Properly maintaining with paint
    C. Finished with brush-on-bitumen coating

          

  870. D
    Where can the evaporator coil on a heat pump unit be located?

    A. Inside
    B. Plenum
    C. Outside
    D. All the above

          

  871. bWeep holes should be provided on masonry at a maximum spacing of?

    a. 24 inches
    b. 33 inches
    c. 18 inches
    d. 30 inches

          

  872. AA trait of plaster pool liners is:

    A. It is always white
    B. It is alkaline and raises the water's PH
    C. Pigment must be added
    D. The surface is abrasive to the skin

          

  873. D
    Garage door requirement for garages built before 1978:

    A. Needs safety wire through spring coil
    B. Must have a child safety switch

          

  874. BWhat is the maximum number of disconnects for a main power electrical panel?

          

  875. Windows1H

          

  876. YesNonmetallic, sheathed cabled (Romex) should not be pulled tightly across bends.

    Yes or No

          

  877. AA non-technically exhaustive way to evaluate the heat exchanger?

    A. Check flame pattern when blower comes
    B. Remove plenum and inspect visually
    C. Inspect register covers for soot
    D. Water pressure test

          

  878. 3 feetHow high must a ceiling be in the hall?

          

  879. 2A junction box must be how high above a deck?
    a. 4 inches
    b. 6 inches
    c. 8 inches
    d. 12 inches

          

  880. DDuring the inspection the inspector needs to remove the service panel cover to determine what?

    A. The insurability of the property
    B. The accuracy of breaker labeling
    C. Amount of trash in the panel
    D. Type of branch circuit wiring

          

  881. bThe defrost cycle is initiated by _________________ and __________________.
    a. Homeowner and temperature
    b. Time and temperature
    c. Time and humidity
    d. Temperature and humidity

          

  882. DThe focus of a contract with a client should be:

    A. To gain referrals
    B. To limit liability
    C. To maximize the clients understanding of what you will not do during the inspection
    D. To gain repair work after the inspection

          

  883. FalseIf a person's license is expired for more than one year, he or she may not renew the license.

          

  884. C
    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. 55%
    c. 60%
    d. 75%

          

  885. DIn a hydronic system, the normal operating pressure is:
    a. 30-40 psi
    b. 3-5 psi
    c. 12-15 psi
    d. 22-25 psi

          

  886. BA hyrdronic or forced (hot water) boiler system is:

    A. An antiquated way of heating residential structures
    B. Closed to the atmosphere and under pressure

          

  887. D
    The following roof type requires waterproof underlayment:

    A. Asphalt
    B. Metal
    C. Tile
    D. None of the above

          

  888. bIn an older home, a forced hot air furnace is replaced by a heat pump. The heat coming
    out of the register is:
    a. Hotter
    b. Cooler
    c. Same
    d. Depends on the air duct layout

          

  889. BDuring heat pump operation, supplemental heat may be provided by:

    A. Electrical heat strips
    B. Nothing

          

  890. DHow many hours of continuing education are required to renew a license for a Professional Real Estate Inspector license (PRO)?
    a. 32
    b. 4
    c. 18
    d. 8

          

  891. B
    Flushing a toilet in a house that has been vacant for six months produces a gurgling in the tub drain. This is because:

    A. It is forcing water into the tub drain
    B. It is improperly vented (or unvented)

          

  892. 6Any receptacle within _____ feet on a wet bar must be GFCI protected.

          

  893. Sag and 1/2 inchesCeiling drywall can ___ if is less than __________ thick.

          

  894. DAn inspector is required to inspect at least:

    A. All the windows
    B. 50% of all windows
    C. None of the windows
    D. One window in each room

          

  895. BA T & P valve should be designed to trip at what temperature F?
    a. 150
    b. 210
    c. 212
    d. 225

          

  896. 3/16Weep holes should be how many inches in diameter?

          

  897. DAn engineered floor requires squash blocks:

    A. At all bearings
    B. Only if the span is greater than 16"
    C. Only if the span is greater than 12"
    D. As required by manufacturer

          

  898. 0A crack that increases along its path is called?
    a. angled crack
    b. vertical crack
    c. horizontal crack
    d. v-crack

          

  899. CWhat roof material doesn't require an underpayment?

    A. Asphalt shingles
    B. Slate
    C. Wood shingles
    D. Wood shakes

          

  900. ButterflyA whole drilled through a joist for plumbing or electrical should be located at/in the:

    - Any location
    - Bottom
    - Top
    - Center

          

  901. FalseHome inspectors do not need to pay income tax for the inspections they perform.

    True or False

          

  902. 4A built-up roof has a 9" overlap. How many ply exist?

    - 6
    - 3
    - 2
    - 4

          

  903. AStandard three light electrical testers are NOT always reliable because:
    A. Some receptacles only have two prongs

    B. Three light testers sometimes have broken bulbs

    C. Three light testers will not detect multiple wiring problems

    D. Different test device manufactures have different light patterns

          

  904. B
    In receptacle wiring, which slot is hot?

    A. Small
    B. Right
    C. Large
    D. Left

          

  905. 20 front and 12 sideHow many inches of hearth extension for a fireplace greater than 6 square feet?

          

  906. BA deck is 4 feet off the ground and you note that the ledger board has four 16d nails in each bay:

    A. Place another 2 x 10, nailed under the ledger board
    B. Tell the buyer that proper bolts should be installed

          

  907. B
    When inspecting a dishwasher, which item does not need to be done?

    A. Look for signs of rust
    B. Check the soap dish
    C. Determine water temperature
    D. Check to insure the dishwater is securely mounted

          

  908. Mud jackingForcing, under pressure, a material that will raise a concrete product to provide a proper pitch is called ____________.

          

  909. AThe remark 'low slope roof appears to be in good condition for its age' is a:

    A. Finding
    B. Engineering comment

          

  910. BWood shakes/shingles are best maintained by:

    A. Allowing them to age naturally
    B. Applying a quality waterproof sealer periodically

          

  911. BWhat does UF stand for?

    A. Underground Feeder
    B. Underground Flushing
    C. Ultra-Light Foundation

          

  912. AWhich areas of the house require ventilation?

    A. Attic, bath, kitchen
    B. Boiler room, basement, bedroom,,
    C. Kitchen, garage, bath
    D. Attic, garage, bath

          

  913. Ceiling sideThe vapor barrier in the ceiling under the attic should be on the ___________ of the insulation

          

  914. DA new electric dryer receptacle:

    A. Must be a dedicated circuit
    B. May be 120 volts
    C. May have 4 wires to it
    D. All of the above

          

  915. dA 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. 55%
    c. 60%
    d. 75%

          

  916. BA dirty filter can cause:

    A. High compressions ratio and failure of evaporator
    B. Reduced air flow and lower return air temperature

          

  917. B
    The three main components of a stairway are:

    A. Stringers, risers, head room
    B. Stringers, treads, risers
    C. Riders, treads, nosing
    D. Treads, total rise, total run

          

  918. aCap flashing required over a parapet wall
    a. True
    b. False

          

  919. AThe recommended minimum clearance between a floor joist and the dirt floor of a crawl
    space without having to use treated lumber is:
    a. 24"
    b. makes no difference
    c. 18"
    d. 12"

          

  920. Shade
    What contributes to mold or moss growth on the exterior of a home?

          

  921. BVents stacks connected in any combination to a common vent shall be at least ___ inches above the flood-level rim of the highest fixture.

    - 8
    - 6

          

  922. 1GDoors

          

  923. aWhat is the reasoning for gapped roof sheathing?
    a. Expansion
    b. Shrinkage
    c. Drafts
    d. Energy efficiency

          

  924. bWhat is the purpose of an accumulator:
    a. Keep dirt out of the compressor
    b. Keep liquid refrigerant out of the compressor
    c. Record a total of coolant used
    d. Keep water out of the compressor

          

  925. dBulging plaster is observed high up on several bedroom walls. The primary concern is the bulging plaster
    is a(n):
    A. installation defect
    B. indication the home was very cold for a period of time
    C. indication the air handler leaked
    D. potential safety issue

          

  926. AThe International Residential Code requires cleanouts for drain pipes to be established at intervals throughout the drain system. What is the maximum allowable distance between cleanouts?

    a. 50 feet horizontally
    b. 75 feet horizontally
    c. 100 feet horizontally
    d. 125 feet horizontally

          

  927. DWhat 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.

          

  928. B
    What copper pipe is the lightest?

          

  929. BA 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.

          

  930. A
    The preferred way to place a girder in a pocket of a concrete foundation is:

    A. To leave 1/2" clearance at the ends and sides of girder

    B. To install felt paper between the girder and the concrete

          

  931. dWhat causes structure to move?

    A. Sun
    B. Water.
    C. Gravity
    D. Wind

          

  932. 6 feetThere is no need for inspectors to maintain and increase their level of knowledge of the field.

    True or False

          

  933. AIn EIFS construction doors and windows can be properly sealed by:

    A. Backer rod and sealant
    B. Caulk

          

  934. dRoof Structures & Attics

          

  935. bStandard three light electrical testers are NOT always reliable because:
    A. Some receptacles only have two prongs

    B. Three light testers sometimes have broken bulbs

    C. Three light testers will not detect multiple wiring problems

    D. Different test device manufactures have different light patterns

          

  936. aCan A/C have larger breaker than corresponding wire?
    a. True
    b. False

          

  937. DWhat condition is indicated if a lighted match held at the barometric damper leans inward toward the smoke pipe?

    A. The damper is broken
    B. A downdraft is occurring
    C. Carbon monoxide is escaping into the home
    D. Exhaust is moving up the chimney

          

  938. cWhat is the most serious safety hazard with an exterior door:
    a. Door knob set at 3' 6"
    b. A foot quick release, security bracket
    c. Double cylinder dead bolt (keyed inside and outside)

          

  939. dWhat 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

          

  940. a
    Deck built 14" off ground around a home:

    A. Needs railings
    B. Requires no railing

          

  941. BDoors connecting the garage and the house should:

    A. self-closing
    B. All answers are correct
    C. Be solid-core wood or metal
    D. Be weather stripped

          

  942. DWhen does a built-up roof need flood coating?

    A. Tar paper showing
    B. When ponding

          

  943. BRetaining wall -8" block with 3" displacement:

    A. Say nothing, not part of inspection
    B. Recommend repair
    C. Only required to do RR tie walls
    D. Up to 4-inch displacement OK

          

  944. AIn an air-conditioning system, the purpose of the ________ is to remove heat from the refrigerant passing through the copper tubing.

    a. Evaporator
    b. Flow valve
    c. Condenser
    d. Compressor

          

  945. BNon-metallic sheathed cable in an attic on top of joist must be?
    a. Protected within 6-feet of scuttle
    b. Must be fastened every 4 ½ feet
    c. Not allowed
    d. Both a and b

          

  946. CuringCold cracks can appear if the concrete did not finish ______.

          

  947. AWhat is the required duct size for a dryer vent?

    A. 4 inches
    B. 5 inches
    C. 6 inches
    D. 3 inches

          

  948. 13% and 19%Limiting your liability to the inspection fee in your preinspection contract works every time because once the sign it they are stuck with it.

    True or False

          

  949. Wall claddingAccording to the standards, what should always be inspected?

    - storm windows
    - garden sheds
    - awnings
    - wall cladding

          

  950. 1/16 inchesHow much water does clay absorb per hour?

          

  951. aWhat should the inspector suggest suggest to the customer if the main panel is underrated for the service amperage?

    A. Replace the panel
    B. Have an electrician evaluate the service
    C. Use fuses and breakers to match the panel rating
    D. Add a sub panel to get more circuits

          

  952. CMoisture accumulates in poorly vented attics because:

    A. Moisture is attracted to warmth
    B. Moisture starts at the top of the house and descends
    C. Warm air rises & condenses in the attic

          

  953. VinylA/C condensate drain line must be a minimum ______ inch.

          

  954. cWhat 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.

          

  955. bUnder certain operating conditions, ________________ will form on the outdoor coil.
    This can cause a/an _____________________ in efficiency.
    a. Moss - increase
    b. Frost - decrease
    c. Frost - increase
    d. Mold - decrease

          

  956. BA post-tension monolithic slab on grade foundation should not have:

    A. Cables
    B. Aggregate
    C. Greased sleeves
    D. Exposed cable ends

          

  957. BSand filter:

    A. Looks just like a D.E. filter
    B. The pores are 25-30 microns
    C. Is only found in older pools

          

  958. dWhat is the proper way to flash around the chimney for a tile roof:
    a. Counter and strip flashing
    b. Plastic flashing
    c. Caulk
    d. Counter and pan flashing

          

  959. aWhy are heat pumps labeled not to be operated unless power is on for a minimum of
    12-hours?
    a. Oil in compressor needs to be heated to remove liquid refrigerant
    b. Oil in compressor needs to be heated to remove water
    c. Oil in compressor needs to be heated for proper lubrication
    d. Oil is only added for cold weather operation

          

  960. BWhat is the minimum curb height for a skylight?

    A. No requirement
    B. 4 inch

          

  961. DedicatedWhat kind of circuit is needed for a new dryer outlet?

          

  962. cWater Heating Equipment

          

  963. AYou have a crack in a basement wall. Which one needs to be reported as a problem?

    A. 1/2 " wide crack
    B. 1/4" wide crack

          

  964. BA wire is run 10 feet, from a lug before the main breaker to a junction box:

    A. OK due to NEC exception rule
    B. Not protected if main panel turned off

          

  965. aWhat is the most durable roof covering?
    a. Slate
    b. Wood
    c. Asphalt
    d. Metal

          

  966. D
    When inspecting a dishwasher, which item does not need to be done?

    A. Look for signs of rust
    B. Check the soap dish
    C. Determine water temperature
    D. Check to insure the dishwater is securely mounted

          

  967. GambrelA flexible appliance connector can be cut.

    True or False

          

  968. dWhat malfunctioning component causes an odor
    around a toilet?
    a. Tank gasket.
    b. Wax ring.
    c. Flapper seal.
    d. Vent.

          

  969. CThe inspector is required to:

    A. Operate steam systems
    B. Determine the adequacy of heating systems
    C. Report if he/she deemed the furnace to be inaccessible

          

  970. bWhat is the biggest hazard for a firebox:
    a. Too much wood
    b. Gap between frame & brick
    c. Missing doors
    d. Open damper

          

  971. You never add amps60 amps with a 60 amperage rating is so because __________________.

          

  972. dA crack that increases along its path is called?
    a. angled crack
    b. vertical crack
    c. horizontal crack
    d. v-crack

          

  973. 5What is the difference between post-and-beam construction and conventional
    wood-frame construction?
    a. Conventional construction only uses only 2x4's
    b. Post and beam construction uses a few large members for 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 buildings

          

  974. aThe highest grade lumbar is called what?

    a. GRN
    b. K-Dry
    c. S-Dry
    d. MC-15

          

  975. 2 to 3 psiWhat size is the access into an attic with equipment?

    ___ inches x ___ inches

          

  976. 10 feetHow far can the disconnect be for the outside A/C unit?

          

  977. 30A gas vent can enter the chimney a minimum of _____ inches from the bottom

          

  978. Loose brick ties
    What is the piece called that holds a truss together?

          

  979. cWhat is the maximum distance of stairs before needing a landing?

    a. 14 feet
    b. 10 feet
    c. 12 feet
    d. 1 foot

          

  980. BWall 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. 1/2"
    B. 1/4"

          

  981. 12 and 12How many feet of clearance by the overhead service drop does the NEC require over driveways and pedestrian areas?

          

  982. 1FMicrowave Oven

          

  983. BHow much exposure is proper for an 18" shake roof?

    A. 6"
    B. 7 1/2"

          

  984. BHow many 20-amp breakers must service a kitchen?

          

  985. 1 1/4 inchesWhat is the minimum size drain for a bathroom sink?

          

  986. 6A light switch should be at top and bottom of stairs if there are more than ___ risers

          

  987. b
    The minimum ceiling height in a habitable room is:

    a. 7 feet 2 inches
    b. 7 feet
    c. 6 feet 10 inches
    d. 6 feet 8 inches

          

  988. c
    What is a common reason for water overflowing a gutter?

    A. Downspout too small for gutters
    B. Gutter not large enough for the area of the roof covered

          

  989. cA swimming pool junction panel must be at least _____ inches above the water level of the pool.

          

  990. DParquet squares are made of:
    A. Hardwood
    B. Softwood
    C. Terrazzo
    D. Vinyl

          

  991. 36 inchesWhat landing is required for a stairwell?

    ___ ______ deep

          

  992. BA condensation line for an A/C unit is a minimum of ____ inch(es)

    a. 1 1/4
    b. 1
    c. 3/4
    d. 1/2

          

  993. CA built-up roof has a 9" overlap. How many ply exist?

    - 6
    - 3
    - 2
    - 4

          

  994. BWhat sort of crack in a drywall ceiling can be caused by truss uplift?

    A. A crack running alongside a girder the length of the house.
    B. A crack along the junction of the ceiling and the walls.

          

  995. BWhat size service wire (minimum) would be required to provide a house with 60-amp service?

    A. #6 Al
    B. #6 Cu

          

  996. AYou are inspecting a wood retaining wall. You notice 6" x 6" squares every four feet along the wall:

    A. These are decoration
    B. These don't mean anything
    C. These are part of the tie back system

          

  997. Bright orange or yellowish whiteThe customer needs to contact an electrician if what kind of wiring is found?

          

  998. BWhat is a sign of a cracked heat exchanger?

    A. Flame distortion
    B. Dirty registers
    C. Poor pilot performance
    D. Dirty burners

          

  999. 300 square feet1 square foot for every _____________ is the amount of free vent space for an attic.

          

  1000. AInspectors are required to report on:

    A. Garage door openers
    B. Underground sprinkler systems
    C. Garage door opener remotes
    D. Inspectors do not inspect exteriors

          

  1001. 48 inchesWhat is the maximum flexible cord length for a plug connected dishwasher?

          

  1002. cThe proper exposures for 18" and 24" shakes are:

    A. 10" and 12"
    B. 7.5" and 10"
    C. 7.5" and 12"
    D. 8" and 10"

          

  1003. cThe minimum headroom for working spaces for service equipment and panel boards shall be _____ feet.
    a. 3 ½
    b. 4 ½
    c. 5 ½
    d. 6 ½

          

  1004. 6Vents stacks connected in any combination to a common vent shall be at least ___ inches above the flood-level rim of the highest fixture.

    - 8
    - 6

          

  1005. ADownwarping of a foundation in clay soil may be
    caused by
    a. excessive watering.
    b. drying edge effect.
    c. solar flaring.
    d. masonry expansion.

          

  1006. 3AHeating Equipment

          

  1007. BIn Texas, which state agency licenses and controls wood destroying insect inspectors?

    A. Texas Structural Pest Control Board
    B. Texas Insect Control Board

          

  1008. DThree wires at a masthead, one tied back, what kind of service is this?

    A. 240 volt
    B. 100 amp
    C. 60 amp
    D. None of these

          

  1009. 7 feet
    Copper flashing nailed with galvanized nails is acceptable:

    True or False

          

  1010. CThe normal MINIMUM run for a residential stair tread is:
    A. 7 in.
    B. 8 in.
    C. 9 in.
    D. 11 in.

          

  1011. BLoose connections in aluminum wiring systems cause arcing and short circuits, which in turn cause:
    a. Low voltage
    b. High voltage
    c. Anti-oxidation
    d. Fires

          

  1012. BBranch Circuits, Connected Devices, and Fixtures

          

  1013. RomexWhere are GFCI's required in newer houses?
    a. Kitchen counters
    b. Bathrooms
    c. Unfinished basements
    d. Outdoors
    e. All of the above

          

  1014. 3 feetHow many feet of tile must you have on shower walls?

    - 4 feet
    - 6 feet

          

  1015. cIn an air-conditioning system, the purpose of the ________ is to remove heat from the refrigerant passing through the copper tubing.

    a. Evaporator
    b. Flow valve
    c. Condenser
    d. Compressor

          

  1016. AWhat 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.

          

  1017. CHow many 20-amp breakers must service a kitchen?

          

  1018. 44 inchesWhat is the maximum distance from floor to bottom of an egress window?

          

  1019. cType L venting systems shall terminate not less than ____ feet above the roof and not less than ____ above any portion of the building within 10 feet.

    A. 3-3
    B. 3-2

          

  1020. Clear up algaeAccording to the TREC SOP, the inspector must report the method used to inspect the roof, if the inspection is performed from any place other than a roof level.

    True or False

          

  1021. BWhat conditions may result in inadequate lateral support?

    A. Roof trusses will lift upwards
    B. The walls will deflect inward

          

  1022. TrueThe anode rod in a water heater protects the tank from rust and corrosion

    True or False

          

  1023. dA gas fired water heater cannot be located in a:
    a. Garage
    b. Attic
    c. Hallway
    d. Bathroom or bedroom

          

  1024. DClean outs should be installed not more than _____ feet apart

          

  1025. #8What size wire should go to the grounding rod - minimum?

          

  1026. APlumbing drainpipes must have a ______ inch(es) slope per running foot

          

  1027. BFailing to provide indirect supervision or a real estate inspector sponsored by the professional inspector in a manner to protect the public is a violation of:

    A. 22 TAC 585.226
    B 22 TAC 535.226(f)

          

  1028. cFireplace mantel should be a minimum of _____ from opening.

    A. 12 inches
    B. 16 inches
    C. 24 inches
    D. 10 inches

          

  1029. Safety hazardCracks or missing bricks in an unlined chimney should be reported as a _____________

          

  1030. 3 inchesHow far does the light globe in the closet have to be from the wall?

          

  1031. cThe minimum separation between a chimney and a combustible material is _____ inches

          

  1032. BDrains, Wastes, and Vents

          

  1033. BIn an old house, an atmospheric (open) tank is above 2nd floor. What was it probably
    there for?
    a. Over flow for gravity boiler
    b. Well pressure control
    c. Water heater pressure control
    d. None of the above

          

  1034. dA Professional Real Estate Inspector must have how many hours of continuing education each year?

    a. 8
    b. 12
    c. 4
    d. 16

          

  1035. DWhat is a truss uplift?

    A. Where the roof load pushes the rafters upward
    B. Trusses at too wide a span
    C. Trusses that have chords cut
    D. A bowing upward of the truss's bottom chord

          

  1036. FalseSub panel 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

          

  1037. CricketChimney's more than 30 inches should have what installed on the high side?
    - More flashing
    - Cricket
    - Ice and water shield

          

  1038. bYou view a Type B vent in an attic. Insulation is falling in the open chase. What do you report?

    A. Recommend a fire stop be installed
    B. What you see
    C. Recommend they remove insulation from chase
    D. All the above

          

  1039. 20 x 24 - 5.7 square feetMinimum dimensions of a window in a sleeping room are ______ or _______ to equal ______

    Answer: 20 x 24 - 5.7 square feet

          

  1040. 4How far above grade should a concrete slab extend?

    a. At least 4"
    b. At least 6"
    c. At least 8"
    d. There is no minimum requirement

          

  1041. bWall furnace vent is what type?

    - B
    - L
    - BW
    - A

          

  1042. BFlat roofs - what is the cause of blisters?

    A. Loss of UV protection
    B. Air & water trapped between layers

          

  1043. DAsphalt shingle valley overlap required:

    A. 18"
    B. 12" closed out or woven