Professional Home Inspector October 2018

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PROFESSIONAL HOME INSPECTOR

October 2018

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David Clark

"Dedicated To Training & Information For The Professional Home Inspector"

 

This Month's Tech Tip:

Inspecting Light Fixture Type & Location

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This Month's Tech Tip:

Inspecting Light Fixture Type & Location

 
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Inspecting Light Fixture Type & Location

There are certain areas that light fixtures should be installed. Clients always ask me; “should a light be there”. As I always state we are not conducting a code inspection, however there are areas that should have lights and some of these areas require a specific type of light. A wall switched controlled light should be installed in every habitable room, including bathrooms. It should be a permanently installed light fixture on a ceiling or wall in kitchens and baths. Other rooms may have light fixtures controlled by a switched receptacle. Exterior stairways should have a light near the top of the landing. Exterior stairways to a basement should have the light at the bottom landing. Exterior light switches should be located on the interior. Other places and specific type of lighting and fixtures should be in the following locations: 

Interior stairway lights should be capable of lighting all steps and landings

There should be a light switch controlling the light at the top and bottom of the staircase if there are six or more steps. 

There should be a light in all basements, attics, and crawl spaces if the area is used for storage or if there is equipment that may require service. The switch should be at the opening to the area. A pull chain can be used if the light is located near the opening. The light fixture should be located near the appliance for service purposes

Any light fixture, or part of (fan blades, etc.), should not be within 3 feet horizontally or and 8 feet vertically from the tub rim or shower threshold

Any fixture in the shower / tub area should be rated for damp or wet locations locations. Many of these fixtures have glass covers and rubber seals

Light fixtures with exposed incandescent bulbs should not be located inside a closet

Surface mounted incandescent and LED fixtures should not be located within 12 inches from the closet storage areas

Surface mounted fluorescent fixtures and recessed incandescent, LED, and fluorescent fixtures should not be located within 6 inches from the closet storage areas nd landings

  • There should be a light switch controlling the light at the top and bottom of the staircase if there are six or more steps.
  • There should be a light in all basements, attics, and crawl spaces if the area is used for storage or if there is equipment that may require service. The switch should be at the opening to the area. A pull chain can be used if the light is located near the opening. The light fixture should be located near the appliance for service purposes
  •  Any light fixture, or part of (fan blades, etc.), should not be within 3 feet horizontally or and 8 feet vertically from the tub rim or shower threshold
  • Any fixture in the shower / tub area should be rated for damp or wet locations locations. Many of these fixtures have glass covers and rubber seals
  • Light fixtures with exposed incandescent bulbs should not be located inside a closet
  • Surface mounted incandescent and LED fixtures should not be located within 12 inches from the closet storage areas
  • Surface mounted fluorescent fixtures and recessed incandescent, LED, and fluorescent fixtures should not be located within 6 inches from the closet storage areas 
  • Interior stairway lights should be capable of lighting all steps and landings
  • There should be a light switch controlling the light at the top and bottom of the staircase if there are six or more steps.
  • There should be a light in all basements, attics, and crawl spaces if the area is used for storage or if there is equipment that may require service. The switch should be at the opening to the area. A pull chain can be used if the light is located near the opening. The light fixture should be located near the appliance for service purposes
  •  Any light fixture, or part of (fan blades, etc.), should not be within 3 feet horizontally or and 8 feet vertically from the tub rim or shower threshold
  • Any fixture in the shower / tub area should be rated for damp or wet locations locations. Many of these fixtures have glass covers and rubber seals
  • Light fixtures with exposed incandescent bulbs should not be located inside a closet
  • Surface mounted incandescent and LED fixtures should not be located within 12 inches from the closet storage areas
  • Surface mounted fluorescent fixtures and recessed incandescent, LED, and fluorescent fixtures should not be located within 6 inches from the closet storage areas 
  • Interior stairway lights should be capable of lighting all steps and landings
  • There should be a light switch controlling the light at the top and bottom of the staircase if there are six or more steps.
  • There should be a light in all basements, attics, and crawl spaces if the area is used for storage or if there is equipment that may require service. The switch should be at the opening to the area. A pull chain can be used if the light is located near the opening. The light fixture should be located near the appliance for service purposes
  •  Any light fixture, or part of (fan blades, etc.), should not be within 3 feet horizontally or and 8 feet vertically from the tub rim or shower threshold
  • Any fixture in the shower / tub area should be rated for damp or wet locations locations. Many of these fixtures have glass covers and rubber seals
  • Light fixtures with exposed incandescent bulbs should not be located inside a closet
  • Surface mounted incandescent and LED fixtures should not be located within 12 inches from the closet storage areas
  • Surface mounted fluorescent fixtures and recessed incandescent, LED, and fluorescent fixtures should not be located within 6 inches from the closet  storage areas 

The 2018 Niagara Frontier Home Inspectors Training Conference Was a Huge Success

I want to thank all of the participants, trainers, and exhibitors who continue to support the Niagara Conference! 

Here are some pictures from the 2018 sold out Niagara Frontier Home Inspectors Training Conference....

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  • 2018 Niagara Frontier Home Inspectors Training Conference Trainers / Topics

Salvatore Ferrara - Solar Inspection and Solar Components - L- 0153 / L-2483

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