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2013 

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Heat is not a luxury for homeowners in Connecticut. Air conditioning on the other hand is not really a necessity. While it does at times get very hot in the summer, intense heat is not usually around for long.Heating systems here typically can be run from as early as October to as late as April....
01/29/2013
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As a fisherman I have heard a fish grow from the water to the dock. That 12 inch bass that was caught and released becomes closer 20 inches by the end of the day. These kinds of fish tales are thought of as amusing and generally accepted as harmless embellishments. In the world of tournament fish...
01/25/2013
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The artic has sent a cold blast down across a good portion of the country this week. It's gotten so cold I have seen polar bears heading south. Well, not really, but it's pretty darn cold. The cold weather has spurred an up tick in calls to my office for thermal imaging scans and energy audits. W...
01/24/2013
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Several years ago I was contacted by a group of ghost hunters from Massachusetts who were interested in my infrared services. According to the youthful phantom finder on the other end of the line, infrared cameras are capable of detecting other worldly entities. I was both intrigued and amused by...
01/22/2013
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"If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience." George Bernard Shaw  It is not uncommon for a home inspector to inspect the same property twice. Last year I inspected a house that I had looked at six or seven years previous. I...
01/17/2013
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In folklore a changeling is typically described as being the offspring of a fairy, elf or other legendary creature that has been secretly swapped with a human child. In nature the Cuckoo bird lays its eggs in the nest of other birds and leaves the rearing of its offspring to the host. Talk about ...
01/15/2013
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There is nothing like a beautiful sunny day to enjoy. The warm light raises ones spirits as high as the sun itself.  There are many days where I find myself atop a roof, a gentle breeze brushing my sun warmed face and I think how nice it would be stay up there a while longer. As most everyone kno...
01/13/2013
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With winter comes snow. The snow covered landscape is undeniably beautiful. Snow cover for  homeowners brings with it the potential for ice dams. Icicles are another one of winters beauties until they line the lower edge of your roof. Awe then turns to anxiety as a homeowner now must be vigilant ...
01/09/2013
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The saw is one of the oldest carpentry tools in the world. Records documenting their use date back to ancientEgypt. No records however have been found indicating when the adage of measure twice cut once found its way into the construction lexicon. My guess would not long after the first saw was i...
12/31/2012
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