In case you think we are kidding that a professional should check your heating system each year… Inside view of the damage condensation does (from when it wasn’t blocked) For all my friends sold on CAZ testing – I got to ask, just how long does that “your house & naturally drafted appliances are all good” valid for? This house passed […]
Can you say oops? To top it off this isn’t on the entrance side but rather on the exit side of this motel… As a bonus, most people never get to see how they run electric under the streets – when visiting Kansas City they had a huge section of the roadway open showing us […]
Recently I was in a new home & I got to say I was surprised as I saw this… Yes that is exposed conduit that they tried to cover over with sheetrock mud… Granted it was in a semi finished basement but really???
We recently had a nice little hail storm that came through our area over 2 months ago – and wow did that bring out all the storm chasers. Between the actual knocks on the door to illegally placed flyers on & in the mailbox I would say we have had over 25 come through. Just […]
This last week I was at the ACI conference & spotted this booth from ShowerStart talking about an easy to use water saving product for showers & shoot they even tout their WaterSense® label. Needless to say I was slightly intrigued & stopped in to ask about it. Instead of a traditional recirculating/ recycler system […]
A couple of weekends ago we arranged a mini-vacation up to Galena, Illinois. As part of this mini vacation we took a trip to Blaum Brothers Distillery for one of there tours. Like many other similar tours there is the obligatory pallets of hops, barley, &/or corn… The smiling tour guide & the nice shiny equipment & wow – […]
Oh my, just from the distance I figured there was an issue, which when one considers this house is probably worth half a million or more… Can’t see it, well lets move in a little closer I know a few sharp eyes have probably figured it out, but how about we get a little closer… […]
This is the full video of the Toll Brothers townhome development located in North Carolina that was taken by Ed Braz of Ed Braz Wildlife Photography who wrote about the experience here. This is a follow up picture taken WRAL which had a few statements from the builder & inspection department. Unfortunately it appears that there will be […]
I have seen plenty of window seal failures in my life, but this one on a new house I got to say, took the cake… Yes folks, that’s a good 6+ inches of water between the two panes of glass on a vinyl unit
Oh no, builders wouldn’t use that trade off to install… Oh yes they would… Yep a naturally drafted water heater & 2 furnaces in a brand new house with a 2.26 ACH50, an exhaust only ventilation system, and no make up air source.