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Old 03-30-05, 11:58 AM
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Home Inspector test.

While surfing the web I found this site,
http://www.nachi.org/nie.htm

Just for fun, I took the free test to become a Home Inspector, like the realitors use before a house is sold. 120 questions and 60 min to complete.

To make a long story short, I passed on the first attempt with a score of 78 out of 100 points, in 36 minutes. Naturally this only swelled my overinflated ego! But now I wonder how I would stand against some others in the building trade if they took the test. Passing only requires 75 points.

If anyone is naturally curious and bored like me, then please take the test and post back here your results if they are worst than my results. Just kidding. Post back even if you beat my score. I'll try and behave myself.
 
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Old 03-30-05, 03:03 PM
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i got a 72 in 32 minutes.........GUESSING!!!
 
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Old 03-30-05, 03:40 PM
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Just guessing huh Come on, I'm taking you to vegas!!
 
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Old 03-30-05, 08:49 PM
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You have completed NACHI's Online Inspector Examination in 16 minutes.
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* You answered 88 questions correctly for a total of 346 points.
* You answered 32 incorrectly for a total of 130 points.

Your final score was 73 (passing is 75)
 
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Old 03-31-05, 04:13 AM
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You answered 92 questions correctly for a total of 367 points.
You answered 28 incorrectly for a total of 110 points.
Your final score was 77 (a passing score)

Oh boy!! I can be a home nspector now.

Actually it was a pretty cool test.
 
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Scored 75 in 22 minutes.

I'm kind of dissappointed that it's that easy.
 
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Old 04-01-05, 12:29 AM
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Below is your online score. You have completed NACHI's Online Inspector Examination in 22 minutes.

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You answered 80 questions correctly for a total of 322 points.
You answered 40 incorrectly for a total of 163 points.
Your final score was 66 (passing is 75)


Totally guessing on it!
 
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Old 04-01-05, 09:35 AM
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Below is your online score. You have completed NACHI's Online Inspector Examination in 19 minutes.

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You answered 98 questions correctly for a total of 386 points.
You answered 22 incorrectly for a total of 86 points.
Your final score was 82 (a passing score)
 
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You answered 105 questions correctly for a total of 421 points.
You answered 15 incorrectly for a total of 56 points.
Your final score was 88 (a passing score)

Cool! I'm going to let my license to practice architecture lapse so I can make big dollars as a home inspector

Yep, a lintel is what supports anthing above a window, door, etc.! Sure would be nice to see the correct answers to the questions.

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Old 04-01-05, 10:54 AM
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Exclamation Only 88???

now wait just a minute.......you're an ARCHITECT and you didn't get 100?!?! NO one's gotten 100 yet?? what's the deal?! i want to see someone get 100! where's Doug???
 
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Must be northern terms, we call them 'headers' here in the south..
 
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Old 04-01-05, 11:58 AM
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Annette,

OK, I took the test! I never said I was perfect but I was surprised by some questions - specifically radon and some electrical. Good test though.

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* You answered 98 questions correctly for a total of 396 points.
* You answered 22 incorrectly for a total of 86 points.

Your final score was 82 (a passing score)

Thanks for asking me to take it. At least I am only 6 behind Bruce H and we both come from Minnesota!
 

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Old 04-01-05, 02:14 PM
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66 Kaybyrd guessing
72 Annette guessing
73 Tae
75 Air Biscuit
77 Mattison
78 Lugnut
80 Kuhurdler
82 Pendragon
82 Doug Aleshire
88 Bruce H

Dang it. Discounting the two guessing candidates, I think I am ranked in the lower half of the scores. It was a stupid test anyway.

I hereby yield the floor to the almighty Bruce H. Nice job ol man.


p.s. Did I mention that I had one eye closed while I took the test.
 
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Sheesh, I'm at the top of the failer's list doesn't that make someone feel good.

I have to admit that I thought I did pretty good because I didn't know what they were talking about 95% of the time.

Can you have an electrical outlet over a baseboard heater? What's a baseboard heater? I've seen radiators (heaters) on tv, but never in a home here in the mid-south.

I think I'll stick with being an accountant...

Kay
 
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Old 04-01-05, 04:00 PM
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I tend to agree with one of the other posts though, who knew it was that easy? Pretty much anyone can be a home inspector, just take a test a few more times to get your score to a passing grade, take the other 'tests' and poof, you're a certified home inspector.
 
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Old 04-01-05, 04:03 PM
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Dearest Kay,

My southern bell, a baseboard heater is a bed warmer, installed at the base of a footboard of a bed. It's also a well known tax write-off due to it's energy saving policy. It's tax advantage is doubled if you sleep alone, since there is not another body to keep one warm. Myself, I must take advantage of this write off, since I sleep alone. Maybe we could make plans to eliminate this tax concern?

As an accountant, I'm sure you are well aware of the tax benefits of base board heaters, even in the mid-south.
 
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Old 04-01-05, 04:24 PM
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Just took the test again..

Below is your online score. You have completed NACHI's Online Inspector Examination in 21 minutes.

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You answered 104 questions correctly for a total of 416 points.
You answered 16 incorrectly for a total of 60 points.

Final score was 87

Sure would be nice if it showed you which ones you got wrong!
 

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Old 04-01-05, 04:39 PM
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21 minutes !!!!

WE MUST PUT AN END TO THIS MADDNESS!!!
 
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Two minutes slower than my previous test time, I had to go get a Coke..
 
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i still have the fastest time!
 
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Originally Posted by Annette
now wait just a minute.......you're an ARCHITECT and you didn't get 100?!?! NO one's gotten 100 yet?? what's the deal?! i want to see someone get 100! where's Doug???
I didn't get 100 because I do all commercial architecture and this is residential based. No wait, I was distracted by a question in the office about the modulous of elasticity of an A36 steel lintel and a calculation of the maximum bending moment.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it

Pendragon: we're both right. I generally think of a header as something that supports wood frame construction and a lintel as something that supports other materials such as concrete or masonry. The term "lintel" is used almost exclusively in non-woodframe commercial construction. Seeeeeeee, that supports my story above

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Lintel

I thought a "lintel" was a small bean or pea??
 
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I had to give this a try and I was somewhat surprised that I came in with a final score of 85. 101 correct and 19 incorrect, with a time of 27 minutes. My strengths are electrical and plumbing. As far as the building questions that probably where my weakness is.
 
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Originally Posted by tae
i still have the fastest time!
Yeah, but you didn't pass..
 
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Originally Posted by mattison
I thought a "lintel" was a small bean or pea??

rolfmbo! I did, too!

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Old 04-02-05, 11:34 PM
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ppphhhfffttt

i build computers, not houses, so i think i did pretty well....and yes, if i would of taken a little more time, i probably could of done better, but either you know it or you dont. i dont.

seems kinda scarey to me it is so easy.
 
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Old 04-02-05, 11:46 PM
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It is kind of scary, isn't it! Seems odd that an inspector can charge $375 here for a mtg, yet not really have to 'know' it all?

Wonder if they have a temp service that hires inspectors? I'll study, pass the test and when we need some extra cash just take a temp (one day) job inspecting a home?

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Old 04-03-05, 09:52 AM
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Actually, it is a little more difficult than that in places that require licensing (which is quite a few states now) and of course the all important insurance.

Most of it just seems like common sense with a few technical items thrown in.

One of the tests I took I ended up with a lot of 'wrong' answers, because I thought inspectors did MORE than they are actually required to do. Honestly, I think anyone with some common sense and a modicum of contruction and code knowledge could do a home inspection. It doesn't take a genius to know you shouldn't have bare wires hanging out of a wall, or to see rotten floor joists.
 
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