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By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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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...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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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 ...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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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 ...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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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...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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                                Moon over Wenatchee                               Chelan Home Inspections Last night my wife as she was heading to work came and told me to come outside and look. Then there it was a big beautiful moon rise. So I grab my handy camera and take a photo.Here is to the...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
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"Surely the apple is the noblest of fruits."-Henry David ThoreauApples are big business in the Wenatchee Valley.  We grow other crops here, too, but apples is what we're famous for and the main agricultural crop.  On average, Washington State ships approximately 125 million 40# boxes of apples ea...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
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"The greatest joy comes from knowing you have changed someone's life for the better." One of the wonderful organizations we have in the Wenatchee area is the Alatheia Riding Center. Alatheia is a therapeutic riding center for those with special needs.  It was opened in 2011 and has been providing...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
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"When it comes to air quality, 10 isn't quite perfect but it's pretty darn good."We've been enjoying good air quality this month, allowing us to get back to enjoying all the amazing outdoor activities North Central Washington has to offer.  I've been watching and waiting to get into single digit ...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Monday’s BloomWenatchee Home InspectionsSome days we just need a little flower in our life.     “Just living is not enough... one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” Hans Christian Andersen  If you find any errors or have additional information that would expand on any code, buildi...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
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 "We invite you to choose this place; To visit, to explore, or to stay."  If you have any interest in geology and have 4:33, you may enjoy this video describing the geology of the area. It focuses on the Ice Age Floods. Wenatchee River Valley features are also described from the Columbia River to...

By Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"
(U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.)
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"Visiting a museum can help you understand the past, appreciate the present and contemplate the future."-Carol WilliamsThe Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center in Wenatchee, Washington houses local and regional history, including information and artifacts of our Native American heritage.  Fo...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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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...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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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...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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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...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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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...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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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.   ...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
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Another home sold in the popular waterfront community of Chelan Hills in Chelan, WA. This charming 3 Bedroom home has a stunning wall of windows overlooking the beautiful views afforded by the blue waters of Lake Chelan and the surrounding mountains. Chelan Hills is a waterfront community served ...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Should you stay with R22 or its replacement refrigerant R-421A?                     Wenatchee Home Inspections HVAC systems are not cheap and making a decision to repair an older system versus replacement has many varying factors. A little background R-22 ( Freon) was the popular refrigerant up t...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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3 prong grounding type receptacles on 2 wire Ungrounded System.                                               A little history                                Wenatchee Home Inspections  We see this all the time during home inspections in homes typically from the early 1960’s backward. Using a gro...

By Colleen Fischesser Northwest Property Shop, A Tradition of Trust in the Pacific NW since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage | Managing Broker)
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This beautifully appointed 2 Bedroom unit on the ground floor of Chelan Resort Suites is an excellent opportunity to enjoy ownership in the Lake Chelan Valley affordably. Offered Turn-key furnished and with a track record as a successful vacation rental, this condo is an enticing option for anyon...

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