Photos from New Construction Home Inspections, Part III

-  Water runs down that piece of metal and into the trim board.  This will rot very quickly. . Here’s a terrible flashing detail at a new home in Plymouth ..More

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This Year I’m Thankful for Warm Feet

- In the five years I’ve had these boots, my feet have never been cold wearing them. .  These boots are also very rugged; I wore my first pair for a couple of hours every day during the winter for over four years.  I got a new pair last year, and I expect them to last for just as long.  They’re still great boots, but I was quite tough on them and they’re not too presentable any more ..More

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This Home Inspectors Update on Flashlights

- The perfect flashlight for a home inspector would be something the same size and shape as the Stinger Ultra, would have a powerful LED light bulb with a wide spill and minimal spot focus, would take two 18650 lithium ion batteries, and would come with some kind of high visibility etching in the shaft showing 1″ measurements. ..More

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Water Heater Backdrafting, Part 1 of 2: Why it Matters and What to Look For

- Next week I’ll have a follow-up post on the causes of water heater backdrafting and what can be done about it. ..More

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Three Simple AC Maintenance Items

- The air filter, also known as the furnace filter, needs to be replaced regularly. .  Usually every one to three months will do, depending on the type of filter that’s installed.  While most homeowners know about changing the filter during the winter, this still needs to happen during the summer when the AC is running ..More

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