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2012 

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Permissible, now there is a word subject to wide interpretation. Look at history or around the world or even on your own street. There is no question what one person finds permissible, another sees as offensive. For literally thousands of years, the way to take a good deal of the subjective-ness ...
11/27/2012
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A comedy of errors can describe events that from a small misunderstanding snowball into a near catastrophe. Thankfully no gets maimed or killed, but some damage is done. Being a home inspector I view quite a bit of what I would call comedic measures that stem from a misunderstanding and a lack o...
11/23/2012
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Water, it's as vital to life as oxygen. It is also one of the most destructive compounds on earth. As every homeowner knows, water is the adversary. Construction and maintenance are centered around managing waters effects on building materials. When maintenance is deferred, the effects can be uns...
11/20/2012
Reminiscing is colored, splatter, obfuscated and twisted by emotion. Nostalgia in and of it self makes us long for times gone by. What we remember or perceive is probably not exactly how events unfurled or how things were always done. Not long ago I had written a post where I had in part expounde...
11/17/2012
Ah, the quintessential amusement park ride for starry eyed lovers. A slow ride in a tiny boat through a dark tunnel. What could be better for stealing a kiss or three. In the course of inspecting houses, it would not be out of the ordinary to happen upon a tunnel. Not a train or car tunnel and su...
11/15/2012
What is the most common electrical problem found during a home inspection? Many in the real estate business would probably answer double taps. I have come to this conclusion after being asked more times than I can possible count by the agent while I am inspecting the electric panel, "any double t...
11/12/2012
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We humans are visual creatures. We tend to understand and learn best when we can see and touch not just read or imagine. Case in point, everyone over the age of two is familiar with the universal "no" symbol. We see it constantly, probably almost daily. Sometimes these signs are so incredibly obv...
11/10/2012
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Space is something most of us are looking for more of in our homes. One of the best aspects of owning a house is turning it into your home. New homeowners usually begin with paint and other finishes moving onto bigger projects, with additions and major remodels made in order to add that desired e...
11/07/2012
If there is one cliché I hear over and over with regard to house is, "They don't build 'em like they used to." or some variation. The implication is that older houses are better built. As far as I am concerned that is not true. My reply is always the same, All the crap has long fallen down, so o...
11/04/2012
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The thermographer, neurosurgeon and the insulation installer, what would these people all have in common? Answer, they are all specialist. Specialist are knowledgeable and skilled in their particular discipline. If someone who was not for example, an insulation installation specialist were to ins...
11/03/2012
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