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MAC-ASHI Spring Technical Seminar 2020
"The Boiler Room Detective"
"Electrical Inspections from the Grounds Up"
MAC-ASHI Technical Seminar
Saturday May 9th, 2020
"The Boiler Room Detective"
In this half day class, you will become a detective uncovering clues about the boiler operation, efficiency, and safety. The seminar will cover troubleshooting boiler rooms and includes the following:
Hydronic and Low-Pressure Steam
Is the Boiler Dangerous?
What Maintenance should be Done?
Sizing and Choosing a Replacement Boiler
How Combustion Air Affects Boiler Operation
What is the Leading Cause of Boiler Accidents?
How to Diagnose Problem Areas
Pitfalls of Incorrect Zoning
What Boiler Noises Should Raise a Red Flag
The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide and How it is Formed
How Often Should a Pop Safety Valve be Tested?
What Does Rust Mean
How to See the Entire Boiler Room?
Trouble Shooting Steam Issues
How a Tissue can Help Diagnose System Problems
What is a Dirt Leg and what does it do?
Can we use Teflon Tape on a gas pipe?
ABLE Building Inspection, Inc.
"Electrical Inspections from the Grounds Up"
Electrical systems are installed with myriad details. Understanding the differences between grounded, grounding and bonding conductors is not intuitive. Electrical services, panelboards and subpanels must be installed properly. The details for installation of wiring systems are very important. GFCI and AFCI protection have very different functions. Surge protection and emergency power installations are becoming common. Wiring installations in homes can be safe or scary. This seminar will help home inspectors go beyond minimum inspection requirements and provide a better understanding of how to evaluate and report on the electrical installations in homes to make sure they are properly installed and safe.
Learn From the Experts
Ray Wohlfarth is president of Fire & Ice Heating & Cooling in Pittsburgh, PA. He is an international book author and columnist for Plumbing & Mechanical, RSES, PM Engineer, Master Brewers Association, National Board, Green Building Research, and Engineered Systems Magazines. The titles of Ray’s books are:
Lessons Learned in a Boiler Room
Lessons Learned Connecting New Boilers to Old Pipes
Lessons Learned Servicing Boilers
Lessons Learned Selling HVAC Service
Lessons Learned Brewing with Steam
Lessons Learned A Guide to Boilers for Home Inspectors
Lessons Learned: Selling HVAC Service
Lessons Learned: Rays Rules of HVAC Service
Lesson Learned: Maintaining Steam Systems for Brewers and Distillers
Farmer Franks Forgetful Flock, a children’s book
He is currently on the board of directors for WV ASHRAE and WV APPA and past president of Pittsburgh ASHRAE. Ray taught classes for ASHRAE, RSES, Hospital Engineers, NAPE, Operating Engineers, Steamfitters, BOMA, IFMA, and APPA
David Rushton studied architecture at M.I.T., graduating in 1976. He began his own general and electrical contracting company after college. He became a licensed master electrician in California in 1982, New Jersey in 1983 and Virginia in 1999 and is currently a Virginia licensed master electrician, electrical and general contractor. He worked 17 years in residential and light commercial electrical construction projects in his own company and was the managing licensed electrician in Deutsch Electric for 5 years. He founded ABLE Building Inspection, Inc. in 1993 in southern New Jersey and relocated to the Blue Ridge Mountain area of northern Virginia in 1999. An ASHI certified inspector since 1996, David was the President of the Northern Virginia ASHI chapter and the Virginia Association of Home Inspectors and is now on the Virginia Board for Lead, Asbestos and Home Inspectors. He is a licensed home inspector in Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia.
|7:30 AM||-||8:00 AM||Check-In, Coffee and Pastries|
|8:00 AM||-||9:30 AM||Boilers|
|9:30 AM||-||9:45 AM||Break|
|9:45 AM||-||11:45 AM||Boilers|
|11:45 AM||-||12:45 PM||Lunch|
|12:45 PM||-||1:45 PM||Electrical|
|1:45 PM||-||2:00 PM||Break|
|2:00 PM||-||5:00 PM||Electrical|
Please note: Coffee/Pastries won’t be served before 7:30 AM
Registration Fees and Deadlines
April 30th, 2020
|April 30th –
May 3rd, 2020
Please note: There will be an additional $10 fee for ALL registrations after May 3rd, 2020
*For students registered in a Maryland-approved Home Inspection class during the Spring 2020 semester
Approved for 8 ASHI, MD CEs & VA accepts ASHI CEs
Catered lunch by Festive Occasions Unlimited is included in the registration fee
Location: 9601 Medical Center Drive, Rockville MD 20850
Please note that the building to the far right as you face the buildings is 9605, NOT 9601
There are three buildings on our campus. The seminar is in GILCHRIST HALL (9601 Medical Center Drive), this will be the building in the middle, the building with a circular driveway. The A&R (ACADEMIC & RESEARCH) BUILDING (also 9601 Medical Center Drive) is on the left as you face the buildings and all the way to the right if you’re in the back parking lot. Please note that there are two buildings with a 9601 address, but if the meeting is in the Gilchrist Hall, that’s the middle building, and if the meeting is in the A&R building, that’s the building to the far left as you face the buildings. There is very little parking at the front, but plenty of parking in back of all three buildings and to the side of the 9605 building. Attendees may park in any space that says “JHU ONLY” or in any other undesignated space on the campus.
From Baltimore using Capital Beltway (495)
Take Beltway (I-695) to I-95 south. Continue southbound toward Washington on I-95 to the Capital Beltway (495) westbound to I-270. From 270 north take the Shady Grove Road exit (#8). Once on the ramp, stay in the left lane. At the light, make a left turn onto Shady Grove Road (west). Proceed approximately .4 mile to Key West Avenue. Turn right at Key West Avenue and follow to the second traffic light and turn left onto Broschart Road. The Montgomery County Campus will be your first left turn, #9601 - 9605.
From Baltimore using Intercounty Connector (MD 200)
The Intercounty Connector is a toll road. Tolls are collected via E-ZPass® or video tolling. There is an additional fee for video tolls.
Take Beltway (I-695) to I-95 south. Continue southbound toward Washington on I-95 to the Intercounty Connector/MD 200 exit (#31). The Intercounty Connector will turn into I-370 (after approximately 18 miles) and then Sam Eig Highway. Follow the road until it dead ends at Great Seneca Highway. Make a left onto Great Seneca Highway. At your first light, turn left onto Key West Avenue. At your first light, make a right on Broschart Road. Make your first left into the campus.
From Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia (via major arteries)
Take 495 to I-270. From 270 North, take the Shady Grove Road exit (#8). Once on the ramp, stay in the left lane. At the light, make a left turn onto Shady Grove Road (west). Proceed approximately .4 mile to Key West Avenue. Turn right at Key West Avenue. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Broschart Road. The Montgomery County Campus is the first entrance on your left, #9601 - 9605.
From Frederick and Points North
Take I-270 south to the Shady Grove Road exit (#8). Stay in the right lane of the exit ramp and bear right following the signs to Omega Drive. At the stop sign, turn left onto Omega Drive. Make a right at the first traffic light onto Key West Avenue. Make a left at the first traffic light onto Broschart Road. The Montgomery County Campus is the first entrance on your left. #9601 - 9605.
PLEASE DON’T PARK IN THE LARGE PARKING GARAGE. THAT BELONGS TO THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE, NOT TO JOHNS HOPKINS. YOUR CAR WILL BE TOWED AT YOUR EXPENSE