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Do want to be a cave dweller?    Wenatchee Home Inspections Kronborg Castle- DenmarkSome people find inspiration in the doing. Here is a short clip from CBS Sunday morning a while back on Ra Paulette’s cave creations. Truly is amazing what with a little time, perseverance and love of what you are...
If it does not look Right!Wenatchee Home InspectionsI teach several home buyer’s classes every year to prospective new home buyers. One thing I tell them is when they are looking at homes if something does not look right more times than not it isn’t. Here is an example that most people when they ...
Merry Christmas from Wenatchee “May the spirit of the season bring you closer to those whom you cherish so much. May this be a year of celebrations for everyone, Merry Christmas to all.”   “Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man ...
What were you thinking? Whirlpool baths, receptacles and GFCI’s.Chelan Home Inspections Quite often I find that whirlpool baths/Hydromassage bathtubs, or as many call Jacuzzi Tubs (which is a manufacturer name kinda like Kleenex or Xerox), that have missing accesses for the motor and electrical c...
Wednesday In WenatcheeChelan Home InspectionsWenatchee (Washington) weather can be fun. We had several inches of snow by morning then Sunshine by afternoon.    “Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius.” Pietro Aretino       NCW Home Inspections, LLC  is a Licensed Washington State Home...
Tuesday-  On the Columbia River Wenatchee Home InspectionsHere is a photo I took last week on my way to a home inspection. The Columbia River was calling to me to stop and take a moment.    “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.”  Heracl...
Winter is beautiful but can put us at more risk.Wenatchee Home Inspections Winter in Wenatchee With winter putting its grip on most of the country it is a good time to think about fire safety in the home. Make sure your smoke alarms are functioning and have fresh batteries.  Link- Smoke Alarms, U...
Garage receptacle requirement for 2017 NEC. Wenatchee Home InspectionWith the ever changing scope of the garage new requirements are ahead for the 2017 NEC (National Electrical Code).Below is a new requirement for garage receptacles.THE NEW: 210.11(C)(4) – DWELLING UNITS – GARAGE BRANCH CIRCUITS ...
2 and 4, 2 and 4…. When do we start counting kitchen receptacles?Wenatchee Home Inspections  2 and 4 for a drummer is usually a good spot for snare. But what about kitchens?  Common in modern kitchens is receptacles(outlets) have a required placement on any kitchen countertop that is foot wide or...
Warped, Issues with prefab fireplaces.  A fire danger, hidden right in front of you. Chelan Home InspectionsA very common appliance in homes, especially homes built after the 1960’s is the factory built, or prefab fireplace. People love their wood burning appliances and to get that traditional co...

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