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Waterlogged Pressure Tanks
Do you know if you have a waterlogged tank? Have you ever experienced a surge in water pressure at the tap and seen it drop off quickly? Is the pressure low or sometimes only a trickle?
How not to vent a bathroom fan
Here we have a bathroom fan vented into the drain waste vent pipe…a wet vent pipe. When the bathroom fan is not running the occupants get to smell sewer and methane gases, 24/7.
Have you ever heard the phrase “catastrophic failure?” This is when all goes bad and people get hurt or killed.
Here’s a video made by Mythbusters on what can happen if a water heater is not installed correctly.
Mythbusters Water Heater Explosion
Which flood light to choose?
For comparison I have three 65 watt rated recessed lights installed, LED, CFL and Incandescent. Using thermal imaging you can clearly see the difference on energy output and costs.
Ohms Law: Watts = amps x volts
Heat / watts is just "wasted energy", when you use a certain amount of energy you always "produce" the same amount of heat.
60 Minutes found that Lumber Liquidators' Chinese-made laminate flooring contains amounts of toxic formaldehyde that may not meet health and safety standards.
IR it’s not X-ray vision but sometimes its close
Cost of home ownership
Imagine you’re out camping on a cold night in your sleeping bag and your zipper breaks letting in all the cold. I’m sure you would do everything you could to fix it to stay warm. Now consider your home or the house your looking to purchase do not the same principles apply?
In fig I008 the perfect house, the entire exterior envelope is insulated reducing energy loss.
What’s that? My buyers and agent asked as they looked through my thermal imaging camera.
Every buyer of a new home should understand the limits of a home inspector. The home inspection is limited to a visual inspection only. This means if the inspector cannot see it, it will not be reported. Why is this important? Experience has shown me that there are sellers out there who will try anything to hide home defects. Imagine that, someone selling a house with problems hiding the fact there is an issue.