Below is a sample of 15 practice exam questions compiled from the individual exams. 1/15: (1pt) Analysis & Reporting FindingsRefer to the photograph for this question. Looking at this attic water heater installation, what would you report? Water heater needs a drip pan. This water heater installation has numerous installation defects. The installation poses a safety hazard and should be investigated by a plumbing contractor and structural specialist. Earthquake straps are missing. Water heater may be too heavy for the structure. 2/15: (1pt) Cooling SystemsRefer to the photograph to answer this question. Part of an air conditioning or heat pump system; this device is located in the air handler of a heat pump or is attached to a furnace after the combustion chamber. Compressor Condenser Evaporator coil Schrader valves 3/15: (1pt) Electrical SystemsA sub-panel in a detached building has melted insulation on a neutral conductor. What is the most likely cause of this condition? The neutral conductor is loose at the terminal bar. The circuit breaker is defective. There is no grounding electrode. The circuit breaker ampacity is too large for the wire. 4/15: (1pt) Exterior ComponentsWhy should a home inspector record the weather conditions on the day of the inspection in the inspection report? If snow covered, to explain why the roof wasn't inspected. If raining, to explain why the exterior inspection was not performed. If dry, to explain why the trim wasn't inspected for leaking. If very hot, to explain why doors to an air conditioned home weren't operated. 5/15: (1pt) Fireplaces & ChimneysThe hearth extension for a firebox with an opening greater than 6 square feet requires what dimensions? The hearth extension should extend at least 20 inches in front and at least 12 inches to each side of a firebox opening. The hearth extension should extend at least 16 inches in front and at least 8 inches to each side of a firebox opening. The hearth extension should extend at least 18 inches in front and at least 6 inches to each side of a firebox opening. 6/15: (1pt) Fireplaces & ChimneysRefer to the picture for this question. What is the deficiency pictured here? A chimney should terminate at least 2 feet above where it penetrates the roof and at least 3 feet above any obstruction within 10 feet. A chimney should terminate at least 3 feet above where it penetrates the roof and at least 2 feet above any obstruction within 8 feet. A chimney should terminate at least 3 feet above where it penetrates the roof and at least 2 feet above any obstruction within 10 feet. A chimney should terminate at least 3 feet above where it penetrates the roof and at least 3 feet above any obstruction within 10 feet. 7/15: (1pt) Hot Water BoilersRefer to the photograph to answer this question. What kind of heating system is shown? Oil Furnace Gas Furnace Hot Water Boiler Solid Fuel Heating 8/15: (1pt) House InteriorRefer to the photograph to answer this question. The clear opening size of an escape window should be at least 20 inches horizontally, and 24 inches vertically with a clear opening area of at least _______. 3.0 square feet 4.0 square feet 5.7 square feet 6.6 square feet 9/15: (1pt) Inspection Business OperationsAn inspection agreement presented to the client after the inspection may be declared invalid. What is the MOST likely reason for declaring such agreements invalid? Inspection agreements must be presented before the inspection begins. There was no opportunity to negotiate the agreement. There was no exchange of consideration. The home inspector breached a duty to present the agreement in a timely manner. 10/15: (1pt) Insulation & VentilationA newly built ventilated crawl space with a vapor retarder is REQUIRED to have one square foot of net ventilation opening per. 150 square feet of crawl space. 600 square feet of crawl space. 1,200 square feet of crawl space. 1,500 square feet of crawl space. 11/15: (1pt) Oil FurnacesRefer to the photograph to answer this question. The purpose of this part is to control the draft conditions in the chimney, thereby increasing the efficiency of the oil-fired appliance, reducing damage, and reducing appliance operational problems. What is this component? Draft hood Draft damper Barometric damper Barometric draft 12/15: (1pt) Plumbing SystemsThe client complains of an occasional foul odor in a seldom used bathroom. Which is the most likely cause of this issue? The cleanout was not installed. The bathtub trap water seal has evaporated. The sink trap is partially blocked. The vent pipe is improperly sloped. 13/15: (1pt) Roofing SystemsWhat type of roofing would be appropriate for a roof with a slope of less than 2/12? Clay tiles. Wood shake. Single ply membrane. Asphalt shingles. 14/15: (1pt) Site ConditionsA concrete driveway is 1/4 inch higher than the adjacent concrete walkway. What is the most likely reason for this condition? The soil under the walkway was not compacted. The walkway concrete is not air-entrained. There is no reinforcing steel in the walkway. The walkway is not thick enough. 15/15: (1pt) Structural ComponentsYou see a ceramic tile floor with numerous cracks running through the grout and the tiles. The floor system is constructed using 2x10 floor foists. What is the most likely cause of this condition? The floor joist blocking is absent. The wrong grout was used. The files are defective. The floor joist span is too long. Time is Up!