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Not everybody remembers to take their hose oif the exterior faucets before winter sets in.  Did you?   I'd bet the plumber will charge a couple of hundred bucks to come out and fix the cracked up in the crawl space of this home. Winter and freezing weather require some preparation at your house. ...
01/27/2013
Yup, the wife was at it again.  Weeks decorating for that one grand night.  Seems we must have had about 400 or 500 ghosts, goblins, super heroes, villains, cows and other various and sundry home made costumes come through.  Of course it helped that our rural subdivision held Trick or Treating on...
11/02/2012
This Lexington, KY homeowner decided he was an electrician and set out to prove he wasn't.  He succeeded.   He needed just a little more juice so he added a sub panel below the original panel. Here's a view of the sub panel.  Notice the neutral and ground wires on the same bus bar in the sub pane...
08/17/2012
  Lexington KY Model Airplane Club Benefit   11:000 AM  - 4:00 PM  September 13, 14 & 15, 2012  4200 Hedger Lane, Lexington, KY  (10 minutes east of Lexington off Exit 87, I-64(See map below) The Lexington Model Airplane Club is once again having a benefit for Cardinal Hill Hospital. The event is...
08/17/2012
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Some grow houses need lot's of electricity to work.  This one didn't need any electricity.   Of course this house was just growing mushrooms on the ceiling and wall from a roof leak.  Beautiful 123 year old house not being taken care of very well.  Of course the new buyer hopes to do much better....
06/20/2012
Water under the water heater - NOT good news!   Ooops!  Time for a new water heater.  There isn't much of a reason for water to be UNDER a water heater except a leak.     On first look, I thought it was from the condensate drain next to the heater but the drain is lower than the floor and the sta...
04/07/2012
Malfunctioning Kentucky Radon Mitigation System Video If your Kentucky Radon Mitigation System sounds like a washing machine, it IS NOT running right. (video below)The radon pipe should slope downhill all the way to the ground so that condensation and rain water will go back to the ground.  The c...
02/27/2012
Kentucky Home Inspection Info‎ > ‎ Kentucky Septic System Inspection? Is it really necessary? I don't inspect septic systems. Don't want to. Don't have a pumper truck.  Won't. If I'm doing a Kentucky Home Inspection at a home where there is supposed to be a septic system the client get's the bel...
02/08/2012
Are Your Coils Clean?? Can your heating and cooling breath like it's supposed too?  It will if you change your filters regularly.  Do YOU? When I'm doing a Frankfort, Kentucky Home Inspection, I can't always get to the coils to see them, but I can almost always get my camera into the blower fan c...
02/04/2012
Kentucky Radon - How much is in your home? Do you know?  You can't see it, smell it, taste it or feel it.  BUT, it's there. Is there enough of it that you need to have a Kentucky Radon Mitigation system installed? Are you familiar with Radon.  The short video below explains Radon - The Facts and ...
02/02/2012
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