Inspectors Insights II

Improper Drywall Installation

There is drywall (gypsum board) attached to the garage wall, but it is a defect.

According to IRC 2015 R302, the garage shall be separated from the house. In relation to the separation from the residence and the attic, not less than 1/2-inch gypsum board or equivalent shall be applied to the garage side. From habitable rooms above the garage, there should be at least 5/8-inch Type X gypsum board or equivalent. In relation to structures supporting floor/ceiling assemblies used for separation, at least 1/2-inch gypsum board or equivalent shall be installed. For garages located less than 3 feet from a house on the same lot, at least 1/2-inch gypsum board or equivalent shall be applied to the interior side of the exterior walls that are within this area. .

The CSST Piping is Not Properly Bonded.

In relation to bonding in the IRC G2411, CSST shall be bonded to the electrical service grounding electrode system or, where provided, the lightening protection electrode system.

  • A bonding jumper shall connect to a metallic pipe, pipe fitting, or CCST fitting.
  • The bonding jumper shall be not smaller than 6 AWG copper wire or equivalent.
  • The length of the bonding jumper between the connection to a has piping system and the connection to a grounding electrode system shall not exceed 75 feet (22,860 mm).
  • NFPA 70 is the standard for bonding connections.

Exposed piping shall be identified by a yellow label marked “Gas” in black letters in intervals of no more than 5 feet (1524 mm).

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Warm A/C

Lack of maintenace is the cause. However this was found on a routine inspection before the sale was finalized giving the buyer levaerage on the asking price. Sometimes the buyer saves onthe cost of the inspection and the property.

Missing Drywall

There is missing drywall at the stairs. According to IRC 2015 R302, enclosed accessible space under stairs shall have walls, under-stair surfaces and any soffits protected on the enclosed side with 1/2-inch (12.7 mm) gypsum board.

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