Inspecting Tandem Circuit Breakers – aka Cheaters

- . How does a home inspector determine whether tandem circuit breakers are allowed on the panelboard they’re inspecting? There are a number of ways to do so ..More

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Water Stains on Windows

- .  The photo below left shows what a window sill may look like with minor water leakage in to the wall; the photo below right shows a window sill with major damage from water leakage. If water is actually leaking in to the house around the opening for the window at the siding, this will typically show up as staining at the corners of the window sills.  A home inspector could use a moisture meter to help determine if the stains are currently damp ..More

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A Warning About Radiant Barriers – aka Foil Insulation

- . If you want to improve the insulation in your attic, hire a reputable insulation contractor from Minnesota ..More

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Trapping Your Condensate

- .  When ductwork is properly installed, all of the little gaps and holes in the ductwork get sealed up, including the hole created by the condensate drain. The problem with most condensate drains is that not only will they carry condensate away, but they’ll also allow air to blow out through the drain, which is ineffecient ..More

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Artificial Firelogs – Bad For Your Fireplace?

-  This is a myth.  Artificial firelogs are not bad for your fireplace; in fact, they’re cleaner, safer, easier, and cheaper than regular wood. .  Artificial firelogs are also known as fake firelogs, wax firelogs, or artificial wax firelogs. I don’t know where this idea got started, but there’s a rumor goin’ round that artificial firelogs are bad for your fireplace ..More

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