The Most Common Dishwasher Installation Defect

- . ”. What is the purpose of this? Doesn’t the high loop that is incorporated in to the side of the dishwasher achieve the same thing? Any insight or commentary in to this matter would be greatly appreciated. “A high loop is required on the dishwasher drain in the installation instructions for all of your dishwashers ..More

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Four Common Water Heater Installation Defects

- .  Mythbusters did a great re-creation of this, which you can see below. If the water heater were to malfunction and the burner just kept heating the tank, the tank would eventually rupture, turning the water heater in to a missile ..More

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Why the relief valve at the water heater is leaking, and what to do about it

- .  As the water heater heats the water, it expands, which builds up pressure in what is now essentially a closed system.  When the pressure builds up enough, the T&P relief valve on the water heater just does it’s job and relieves the excess pressure by leaking a little water. What would happen if a one-way valve, or check valve, was installed on the water supply piping for the house?  The water wouldn’t have anywhere to go ..More

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“You’re wasting your money on a home inspection, and we’re not going to fix anything.”

- .  Most home inspectors appreciate neat work and best practices, and we love pointing this stuff out to clients.  While there may be a handful of overly zealous, hyper-critical home inspectors, most of us aren’t.  If the home buyer is nervous about the quality of construction, this is a perfect opportunity for the buyer’s fears to be assuaged.  If the home is truly well built, a good home inspector will say so. Builders should welcome a home inspection ..More

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Radon Testing – What The Results Mean

- . The EPA protocol average does not factor in the first four hours of the test.   The official number to go with is the EPA protocol average. The overall average is measured from the time the machine was set until the time the machine was picked up ..More

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