Professional Home Inspector - June 2017


    PROFESSIONAL HOME INSPECTOR                                        June 2017




                                                                                        David Clark


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This month's Tech Tip is about: Dedicated Branch Circuits

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Registration is now open for the 7th annual 2017 Niagara Frontier Home Inspectors Training Conference in beautiful Niagara Falls NY, October 13-14.       12 Hours of NYS, InterNACHI, and ASHI approved continuing education. 2 days of training, breakfast, lunch and a complimentary cocktail network reception following training on Friday all for only $159.00. CLICK HERE to register.

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               This Month's Tech Tip

   Dedicated Branch Circuits

Marked receptacle indicating it is controlled by a switch


The National Electric Code has designated which branch circuits must be on a dedicated breaker / circuit. I know the inspection is visual, however, when looking at the main service panel and branch circuit wiring it would not be a bad idea to properly advise your client on which circuits should be dedicated. This information will be valuable to them if they are experiencing tripping breakers or blown fuses. Many modern kitchens will all amenities may need up to 7 dedicated branch circuits. Receptacles controlled by an automatic control means must be so marked. An example of this is a receptacle controlled by a switch. We need to make sure those appliances like a refrigerator is not on one of these circuits.


Here are some amperage sizes recommended for dedicated branch circuits:

  • Two 20 amp, 120 volt branch circuits for the kitchen counter top
  • 15 amp circuit for Furnaces / boilers (unless the manufacture specifically requires a different size)
  • 20 amp 120 volt circuit for laundry room
  • 20 amp circuit for sump pump
  • 20 amp dishwasher circuit
  • 20 amp refrigerator circuit
  • 20 amp garbage disposal circuit
  • 20 amp 120 volt circuit for bathrooms (lights and receptacles) (GFCI protected)
  • 240 volt circuits are mostly dedicated with very few exceptions

 A home inspector should be looking for dedicated branch circuits, or at least advising their clients that the following appliances / areas should have dedicated circuits:

  •  Garages (GFCI)

  • Electric ranges
  • Microwaves
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Space heaters
  • Furnaces / boilers
  • Well pumps
  • Central Vacuums
  • Jetted tubs (GFCI)
  • Sump Pumps
  • Clothes washers / dryers
  • Air Conditioning units
  • Garbage disposals
  • Dish washers
  • Garage door openers
  • Bathrooms (GFCI)

The 2017 Niagara Frontier Home Inspectors Training Conference in beautiful Niagara Falls NY.

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for our 7th annual conference - We have sold out every year - CLICK HERE to register today!

October 13-14 2017

12 hours of approved NYS, InterNACHI, & ASHI continuing education.


Thursday, October 12th

Sewer Scan Training - 5-9pm - Sheraton At The Falls (Non-credit course) - See Details Below

Friday, October 13th 2017

7:45am-8:45am – Registration / Breakfast

8:45am – 11:45am –  Ground Source (Geothermal) Heating & Cooling - L2365-03

11:45am – 1:00pm – Lunch Break

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Construction Guidelines & The Home Inspector - L2364-03

4:00pm – 6:00pm – Complementary Cocktail Networking Reception

Saturday, October 14th 2017

7:45am – 8:30am – Registration / Breakfast

8:30am – 11:30am – Indoor Hazards & The Home Inspector - L2366-03

11:30am – 12:30pm – Lunch

12:30pm – 3:30pm –  Proper Draft & Flue Pipe Installation - L2367-03

End of Conference


Peter Hopkins from United Infrared will be offering SewerScan training on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 from 5-9pm at the Sheraton Hotel (adjacent to the Conference Center)   Note: This is a non-credit / non-CE Course

Registration will include FREE access to the Niagara conference, a $159 value

If you have a contracting business, plumbing business or home inspection business, adding SewerScan is an excellent way for you to add new revenues to your business. Our training will be focused on equipment selection, proper set up, how-to survey, sample findings, pitfalls, reporting and marketing a successful business.

SewerScan is an on line training course intended to help contractors compliment and grow their current business with underground piping inspections via a sewer camera.


Here are some pictures from last years Conference....



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  • United Infrared
  • Wohler
  • Vanguard Emergency Management
  • Inspector Services Group (ISG)
  • Guardian Financial
  • EMSL Analytical
  • Joe Ferry
  • HomeBinder
  • InterNACHI
  • Zonolite Attic Insulation Trust

    2017 Niagara Frontier Home Inspectors Training Conference Trainers

Peter Hopkins

Michael Menz

Andrew Stone

Mel Shaw


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