Are re-inspections necessary?

- . When a home buyer asks a seller to make repairs to a property after a home inspection, how do the repairs get verified? Do they get verified? Do they need to be verified? I discussed this during last week’s blog post, and I had another home inspector ask why we even do re-inspections ..More

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Top 20 home inspection photos from 2018

- . Who needs kickout flashing? Just install another gutter on the wall to catch the water that doesn’t make it into the first gutter ..More

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

- The image below, courtesy of the fine folks at CodeCheck, illustrates this. 6 Dwelling/garage fire separation: The wall between a house and garage must be separated by 1/2″ drywall. . If there are habitable rooms above the garage, 5/8″ type X (fire-rated) drywall must be used at the ceiling. This also applies to structural members, and this extends to the attic in a common-sense type of way; the garage needs to be separated from the house. R302 ..More

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Flashlight review: Fenix TK72R

- This is it. 95. Also, Father’s Day is coming up very soon. The TK72R currently retails for $329. This is more flashlight than anyone needs, but sometimes you just want to treat yourself. Does anybody need this flashlight? Heck no. If you have a father who would love a crazy-powerful flashlight that might double as a fire-starter, look no further. ..More

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Gas Appliance Connectors

- This material is not a flexible gas line. . Gas connectors should never be used as a substitute for gas piping. It’s a gas connector. A gas connector is used to get from the gas piping to the appliance, and that’s all. Most newer gas connectors look just like this one. This means that if you ever see two connectors joined together, it’s an improper installation. ..More

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