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Every Tool Man Has Ever Conceived - 03/29/09 09:53 PM
Evidently it is true, I have every tool man has ever conceived. How do I know this, you ask? My wife told me so. Today was the day for The List. The List is a compilation of all possible things that need to be done to the house I live in. I don't say own, because I rent space bartering the rent for handyman work that I perform on weekends. I was down to number 3 (which actually made me feel rather good), the overhead light in the garage doesn't work. With a half smile, enough optimism to start my own club, ladder (11 comments)
Some of My Favorite Little Things - 03/27/09 04:33 PM
Recently, we were talking about old houses in one of my blogs (http://activerain.com/blogsview/1000894/Farm-Homes-A-Worded-Wednesday) and I thought about how remodels and renovations were done in the older homes. This got me thinking about how they incorporated plumbing into the home. Most of the homes I've seen lately were in the 80+ years old category. Like many houses of that age they were built with the bathroom somewhere in the backyard. The tub (sorry no showers) was more than likely in the kitchen, because it was close to the wood stove where the water was made hot. Then someone came up with the idea that maybe it (12 comments)
Older houses can be a mystery and inspecting them can be an exercise in detective work. I love older homes, but there is a myth about them that should be dispelled.
Let’s create a scenario. Two houses side by side look exactly alike, but one was built in the 30’s (House A) and one was built (let’s say) 2 years ago (House B). Both of the houses were built with the highest craftsmanship and care that money can buy. Which is the better house?
Start the comparisons with the mechanical systems. House A, more than likely had cast (16 comments)
Farm Homes - A Worded Wednesday. - 03/24/09 11:33 PM
Hope I don't anger the Wordless police out there, but this needs a little explanation. For the last 2 weeks I have been inspecting farms (and some other things but mainly farms). I have collected a few pictures that I wanted to share. These are all Ohio farm homes and they run from the very new to the very old. Hope you enjoy.
Jack Gilleland Home Inspection Services, Clayton
Are You Safe In Your Home? #1 - 03/24/09 04:09 PM
I've been absent from the Rain much too long. Almost forgot how, well not really. Just suffice to say that I am back to my not so normal self and back in the Rain. Subject of the day is CO detectors and their placement. According Wikipedia carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless and tasteless, yet highly toxic gas (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_monoxide). It is formed when combustion (carbon fuel and oxygen) is lacking enough oxygen to produce the, much more preferable, carbon dioxide. Of course, neither is healthy, but the human body is much more tolerant to CO2 (carbon dioxide) than CO (carbon monoxide). That (13 comments)
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