Flashcards in Housing Deck (30):
Ground Fault Interrupter outlets should be installed near water to prevent electrocution
Most frequently reported accident in the home
Falling (from the same height)
Check for loose stair rails, turned up carpeting etc.
Cancer causing mineral used as insulation in older homes.
Must be removed by licensed abatement company.
Simple colorimetric test to determine existence.
Must be removed by licensed abatement.
Carcinogenic gas that can enter the home from the ground below.
Special test kit required.
Adequate ventilation will remove it.
Tenant-occupied, multiple unit residences, usually owned by municipal authority or other public entity.
Short-term stay, multi-unit residences.
e.g. hotels, motels, b&b, dorms, etc.
Sick Building Syndrome
A condition affecting office workers, typically marked by headaches and respiratory problems, attributed to unhealthy or stressful factors in the working environment such as poor ventilation.
Minimum are for a living space
100 sq ft
70 sq ft for any additional room
No direction can be less than 7 ft
Name 4 methods of cross connection control
Indirect Waste Piping
Drain line of an ice machine should connect to the sewer system through an
Open receptacle with an air gap
Vent gasses from a coal-burning furnace combined with high moisture inside a chimney will form
What is the PRIMARY cause of death resulting from automobile exhaust accumulation in garages?
The end of a waste pipe should terminate below the rim of a sink directly connected to the drainage system by at least
A "S" trap is not considered legal in most state plumbing codes due to which of the following factors
They are not vented. (Sewer gases could get into your home)
Name 3 products that are traditional formaldehyde air pollution sources
Particle Board (composite woods)
Long term effects of lead poisoning include
Exposure to lead is most dangerous for what group of people
Children 6 years and younger
A stud is a unit of building construction that is intended as what kind of support
What is a joist used as
What is a footing drain
A drain near the basement of a structure to direct water away from the building.
It prevents damage to the footer and foundation
To control moisture
The chimney of the house should be a minimum of ______ above the highest structure of the home
The horizontal part of the stairs is the
The vertical part of the stairs is the
Failing footers often result in
Cracked or displaced foundations
A plastic ground cover sealed to the foundation should be placed on the ground in the crawl space of the home to
Control moisture in the crawl space
Where would you place a termite shield
Between the foundation and the sill
The maximum size of a stair riser height
8 1/4 inches
Minimum stair tread depth