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 Living Small in a Big Way- Tiny HomesWenatchee Home Inspections Tiny home seems to be more and more appealing to many looking for a comfortable space on a small footprint and a smaller budget. The problem is the codes have to now deal with these smaller than normal spaces. Enter the 2018 IRC and...
                          Bighorns of the Swakane Wenatchee Home InspectionsOne of the joys I get is seeing the bighorn sheep from time to time. Here are a few photos that I captured on a return trip from Lake Chelan.       “Sheep, like people, are ungovernable when hungry.” John Muir  If you fin...
                        Bad Gas-Thou shall not go there!Wenatchee Home Inspections   Gas cooking is what most chefs prefer. So having a gas cooktop installed is a very nice feature for the chefs. Like anything else though there are those pesky rules. Gas supply pipe in one of them. Here we had an...
The History of Grounded Receptacle in ResidentialChelan Home Inspections  I have written about electrical history before such as the grounding of receptacles in reference to laundry circuits which begins with the 1947 NEC (which was the first required grounded receptacle in dwelling units (reside...
                         Panel Terminations of RomexWenatchee Home InspectionsOne of the most common occurrences with those who should not be doing there own electrical work is terminations at the panel. Romex(a trade name) or more specifically NM Cable has to be properly secured to the panel per...
Monday Morning ReflectionWenatchee Home Inspections At the end of my home inspection, with the sun starting to set in the west the shadows are starting to fill the gulches of Burch Mountain just north of Wenatchee.We all need to take a moment, look and appreciate our beautiful world.  "Keep close...
                                 Sunday Morning MuseWenatchee Home InspectionsAfter a good rain last night the morning brings a new day and beautiful breaking skies.                                                Looking south from central Wenatchee    “Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whol...
Traditional plumbing boots are not cracked up to handle the task of your new roof.Wenatchee Home Inspections With asphalt roof shingles designed to last much longer lasting than your dad’s older 3 tab asphalt roofs why has the plumbing vent boot followed in design? We still use those traditional ...
Wednesday Wilds in Home Inspections- Tumwater Canyon.Wenatchee Home Inspections. Coming back from an inspection I decided to take a quick drop down to the Wenatchee River in Tumwater Canyon. It was a little early in the afternoon for that nice evening light but still beautiful.Tumwater Canyon is ...
Auxiliary Grounding Bars And Neutral Terminations Wenatchee Home InspectionsOne of the most common issues we see is double lugged neutrals on the grounding/neutral bus. Often this is a very easy correction but if the bus bar is crowded often adding an auxiliary grounding bar.Link on why you canno...

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