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RESIDENTIAL HOME INSPECTIONHome Inspection Licensing CourseWenatchee Home InspectionsAs many will know I am one of the instructors at the home inspection licensing course “The Fundamentals of Home Inspection” at Bellingham Technical College (BTC). As part of that course, we take our students out ...
08/09/2018
Extending branch circuits off of ungrounded systems, 2 wire system no equipment ground.Chelan Home Inspections  Dealing with older wiring systems can be a bit tricky for new homeowners and those who live in these older homes. Often in older homes (Pre-early 1960’s), we have ungrounded wiring syst...
08/08/2018
 When simple is not that simple. Plumbing P-traps.Wenatchee Home InspectionsOften homeowner does not fully understand why we should do something when it comes to the home’s plumber.Here is an example of a simple P-trap that was installed improperly. Now in all fairness, this is a fairly simple co...
08/05/2018
Washington State's "Hirst Decision", new law fixes Private Well         Issues for Homeowners.Wenatchee Home Inspections.From a court ruling in 2016 known as the “Hirst Decision”  homeowners had a restriction and some unknowns if they could use a private well for their water source. Before the “H...
02/01/2018
Wednesday Wilds in Home Inspections- Rodents and Gnawing.Wenatchee Home Inspections. Rodents are a part of the world and have been very good at adapting to the human environment. They like what we provide as habitat but if not controlled can cause expensive and sometimes dangerous situations.Here...
01/31/2018
Electric Heat Pump Water HeatersChelan Home InspectionsI think we will see more and more of these Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWH) as the energy code requires to achieve a certain amount of energy credits based on structure size.http://www.energy.wsu.edu/Documents/Table_406_2_Energy_Credits_2012_WS...
01/17/2018
The Upside Down- Stranger things of InsulationChelan Home Inspections             A popular TV show is “Stranger Things” which features the Upside Down, which is an alternate dimension existing in parallel to the normal world.  The Upside Down is devoid of human life much like the crawlspaces I v...
01/12/2018
Wednesday Wilds in Home Inspections- How long to do it wrong?Wenatchee Home Inspections. I have wonder why so many that flip or renovate homes actually take as much time to do something wrong as it would to do it correctly. Here is an example, a simple drain from a bathtub. Whoever did the work u...
01/10/2018
In memoriam of my Grandmother - Alzheimer’s diseaseI have just read this interesting and moving article on the late great Gene Wilder and his wife and their struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. This brought memories back of my grandmother who too was inflicted with the disease.Article Link-http://a...
01/05/2018
How do you know? Energy Compliance-Washington State Energy CodeChelan Home Inspections New construction in Washington State requires builders to hit some energy efficiency marks, or as the code state credits. The number of credits you will need to achieve will be based on the size of the home.   ...
01/04/2018
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