February, 2008
Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Carrying Inspection Gear


John Mace, owner of Harbor Home Inspections of Marblehead, Mass., has come up with a unique
container for his inspection tools. “I’ve looked at bags, toolboxes, suitcases and all kinds of
construction pouches and haven’t been able to come up with what I wanted,” said Mace. “I only carry a camera, a pocket PC and a flashlight on my belt. The rest is in my box, which weighs about 16 pounds. It holds over 25 items.”tools1.jpg

The box pictured above holds the following :
  • 2-ft. probe
  • flashlight
  • infrared thermometer
  • moisture meter
  • laser measure
  • carbon monoxide tester
  • digital camera
  • battery powered screwdriver
  • 2 hand screwdrivers
  • thermometer
  • gas detector
  • tape
  • mirror
  • gfi and arc fault testers
  • 2 AC sensors
  • headband light
  • radon test kit
  • popcorn to test microwave ovens 
  • a clear pocket on the end to hold license and thin documents
The opposite side of the box.

The contents of Mace's box.

What kind of equipment do you carry on inspections and what do you carry it in? If you’d like to share with other ASHI members, e-mail Sandy Bourseau at sandyb@ashi.org.