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1

GFI

Ground Fault Interrupter outlets should be installed near water to prevent electrocution

2

Most frequently reported accident in the home

Falling (from the same height)

Check for loose stair rails, turned up carpeting etc.

3

Asbestos

Cancer causing mineral used as insulation in older homes.

Must be removed by licensed abatement company.

4

Lead-based Paint

Simple colorimetric test to determine existence.

Must be removed by licensed abatement.

5

Radon

Carcinogenic gas that can enter the home from the ground below.

Special test kit required.

Adequate ventilation will remove it.

6

Public Housing

Tenant-occupied, multiple unit residences, usually owned by municipal authority or other public entity.

Typically; Apartments.

7

Public Lodging

Short-term stay, multi-unit residences.

e.g. hotels, motels, b&b, dorms, etc.

8

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.

9

Minimum are for a living space

100 sq ft

70 sq ft for any additional room

No direction can be less than 7 ft

10

Name 4 methods of cross connection control

Air Gaps

Backflow Preventers

Vacuum Breakers

Indirect Waste Piping

11

Drain line of an ice machine should connect to the sewer system through an

Open receptacle with an air gap

12

Vent gasses from a coal-burning furnace combined with high moisture inside a chimney will form

Sulfuric Acid

13

What is the PRIMARY cause of death resulting from automobile exhaust accumulation in garages?

Carbon monoxide

14

The end of a waste pipe should terminate below the rim of a sink directly connected to the drainage system by at least

2''

15

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)

16

Name 3 products that are traditional formaldehyde air pollution sources

Cosmetics

Particle Board (composite woods)

Computer emissions

17

Long term effects of lead poisoning include

Learning disabilities

18

Exposure to lead is most dangerous for what group of people

Children 6 years and younger

19

A stud is a unit of building construction that is intended as what kind of support

Vertical support

20

What is a joist used as

Horizontal support

21

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

22

The chimney of the house should be a minimum of ______ above the highest structure of the home

3 feet

23

The horizontal part of the stairs is the

Tread

24

The vertical part of the stairs is the

Riser

25

Failing footers often result in

Cracked or displaced foundations

26

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

27

Where would you place a termite shield

Between the foundation and the sill

28

The maximum size of a stair riser height

8 1/4 inches

29

Minimum stair tread depth

9 inches

30

What is the minimum acceptable level for radon in a single family home?

4 pci/l (picocuries per liter)