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  • Posted in thread: I need advice re. redoing dormer on 04-29-2008 at 09:12 AM
    In that second picture, the kitchen and bathroom are located in what appears to possibly be an
    enclosed back porch.If so, there may be structural (framing and foundation) issues that need to
    be addres...

  • Posted in thread: Advice - Tankless Water Heaters ! on 04-17-2008 at 08:07 PM
    I have Takagi gas fired tankless water heaters at my home, my office and at 3 of our rentals.
    They are now working work well, but we encountered a number of issues when installing them, all
    of which t...

  • Posted in thread: Large vent hoods on 03-26-2008 at 08:50 AM
    Vent A Hood is a well know brand, you see them often in custom kitchens.Two things to keep in
    mind:1) On the dual-blower units, it's normal for the fans to be considerably quieter when both
    are runnin...

  • Posted in thread: water heater insulation on 03-25-2008 at 05:47 PM
    This is a somewhat controversial topic in the Home Inspection industry, especially as some
    local energy codes may require a blanket. A few things to keep in mind:1)Insulation blankets
    may void some ma...

  • Posted in thread: Don't lay water heater on side? on 03-25-2008 at 07:25 AM
    You can damage a water heater - especially a gas or propane fired unit - due to mishandling
    during transport and installation, and we see the resulting problems are home inspections.For
    example in the...


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