Flashlight review: Fenix TK72R

- Before I get into the specifics of this flashlight, however, I must share the manufacturer’s warning with you, because it’s the best. . The Fenix TK72R is the most powerful flashlight I’ve ever tested, and it gives off way more light than any home inspector could ever need ..More

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Fire separation between the garage and house; don’t say firewall

- We used to, but we’ve since amended that requirement out of our code. . The International Residential Code (IRC) requires a self-closing device on this door, but we have no such requirement here in Minnesota ..More

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What’s faster: vented or unvented drains?

- I said I’d follow up with another test using a real drain and a clear trap. . I demonstrated this in a recent blog post and video, but I had a number of people suggest that I wasn’t conducting a valid test because I was only using small, clear tubing. Here it is, enjoy!  ..More

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Plumbing Vents, Why Houses Need Them (forget the water bottle analogy)

- This is because the water that had left the fixture was helping to pull water out. I used clear tubing for simplicity, but the physics are the same. . To help demonstrate this, I made a video showing the difference between a vented drain and an unvented drain. The vent allows water to pull air instead. With a vented fixture, there’s no pull. You’ll notice that the unvented fixture actually drained about 2 seconds faster than the vented drain ..More

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Water in sub-slab ductwork

- No joke. . We’ve inspected a handful of homes with such serious ductwork problems that the homeowners have resorted to installing sump pumps inside of their return plenums. We’ve seen this done many times ..More

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