204 Edgewood Cove Visual Home Inspection Report - Spectora Report Editor - Google Chrome 2018-08-11 15.57.27

Install a Condensate Drain on High Efficiency Tankless Water Heater

An easy (and quick) way to determine if you have a high efficiency water heater is to look at the vent (if your water heater fuel is gas). If your unit has a plastic pipe extending from the top – it’s most likely a high efficiency water heater. Here’s a 4 year old Rinnai heater I found […]

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Capillary Movement

See How Water Can Flow Against Gravity

Although not as serious as bulk water movement, capillary forces are powerful…often moving upwards without the occupant’s knowledge.

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How to Install a Tankless Water Heater

Are you considering replacing your tank model water heater? The guys at This Old House explain how to install a tankless water heater.

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Ask The Expert – AirVent

We participated in the 2018 Version of the AirVent Seminar in Pearl, MS. Paul Scelsi presented an informative technical seminar having first treating us to a great breakfast at Hilton Garden Inn. Thanks! Yummy! 

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Will Freezing Temps Ruin PEX Pipe?

Bottom Line! I have a run of PEX in my attic that freezes when the outdoor temps falls to about 15 degrees. Once my attic warms up (after a few hours the next day) the pipe thaw. So far no leaks.

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House APR

Don’t Sell Without Getting An Annual Property Review

It will, however, help optimize your chances of a better deal.  It’s not uncommon for buyers to sit on the fence and compare when negotiating. A clean bill of “house health” and a little documentation showing prior needed repairs have been completed, or even a report showing

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How Can I Tell If I Need Gutters?

Maintain positive drainage by not allowing water to puddle near the foundation. The proper slope (angle of our lawn) should be at least 5%. That means your lawn should slope away from your foundation and be 5 inches lower, 10 feet away from your foundation.

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10 STEPS – HOW TO INSPECT A GARAGE DOOR

Springs and spring hardware are under high tension. If a spring is broken, do not operate the door until the spring is replaced. Do not try to remove, repair or adjust springs or any door parts or mounting surfaces, such as wood blocks, steel brackets, cables or other like items. Because of potential dangers involved, […]

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