Boiler Inspections – Finding Exhaust Gas Leaks

- To identify these exhaust gas leaks, I start by just looking at the jacket, or ‘cover’ of the boiler.  If I find black or brown scorch marks around openings in the jacket, it’s usually a dead giveaway that the boiler is leaking exhaust gas. ..More

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Zinc Strips Prevent Moss Growth on Roofs

- As they say, individual results may vary.  Copper strips are supposed to work the same way.  Zinc strips might not work for every application, but they’re not terribly expensive, and they’re not difficult for a roofer to install.  If you have an existing roof with a moss problem, try zinc strips. ..More

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I’m not saying they cheated, but this doesn’t look good.

- .  Here’s where it starts to get interesting. The radon test was high, so the buyers asked the home flipper to install a radon mitigation  system ..More

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Poorly insulated attic access panels

- .  When the insulation piece is properly sized, it works fine, but the insulation won’t drop in to place inside the dam.  To do this, the insulation needs to be installed from the attic side.  It needs to be pushed in to place.  .  When the insulation piece is too small, it doesn’t touch all four sides and allows for heat loss. For the fiberglass batt to insulate the scuttle hole effectively, it needs to fill the entire space and be in significant contact with all four sides of the wood ‘dam’ that is built inside the attic for the access panel to slide up through ..More

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Radon in Granite Countertops: Don’t Worry.

- Back in 2008 there was a media scare related to radon in granite countertops.  Granite contains radon.  The scare went something like this: radon causes lung cancer.  Therefore, granite causes lung cancer. ”.  There was even an article published in the New York Times, where some guy was actually quoted as saying “It’s not that all granite is dangerous, but I’ve seen a few that might heat up your Cheerios a little. ..More

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