This home inspector’s love affair with flashlights

- .  This flashlight is almost as small, ridiculously bright, and has a long run time – 1 ½ hours on the 820 lumen setting.  I expect to get the same ruggedness and durability out of the TK35.  I’ve only done a few inspections with it, but I’m already spoiled. For the past 2 ½ years I’ve been using a Fenix TK11, and it’s been an unfailing light the entire time, even after taking a fall off a two-story roof on to concrete ..More

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Whirlpool Maintenance

- . Kohler: Twice a month or more, fill the whirlpool with warm water,  add two teaspoons of powdered automatic dishwasher detergent and 20 ounces of bleach, and run the system for five to ten minutes ..More

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Artificial Firelogs – Bad For Your Fireplace?

- Artifical Firelogs are easier.  No stacking and storing of wood, no mess, no ‘building’ a fire… no comparison. .  Done and done.  Just stick it in the fireplace and light the package ..More

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This year, I’m thankful for closed-cell foam insulation. Yeah, that’s right.

- Unsealed vapor barriers create heat loss.  This practice allows for air to constantly circulate within the fiberglass insulation, creating a convective loop, which means a lot of heat gets lost through the walls. . It was standard practice to just use a stapler to throw the poly on the walls and leave everything completely unsealed.  Just thirteen years ago, vapor barrier were never sealed ..More

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Two Ways To Correct An Improper Faucet On An Old Clawfoot Bathtub

- If you like the faucet you have or you just don’t want to change out the faucet, another option is to have check valves installed in the water supply pipes. .  If you choose this method, make sure the check valves are accessible – when the next inspector comes through, they’ll probably be looking for them.  These valves will prevent potentially contaminated water from flowing back in to the potable water supply ..More

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