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Everyone should feel quite-right at home Everybody must get stoned Sometimes, the only thing that makes any sense, in terms of what I find on inspections, is that homeowners are deliberately trying to "entertain" this Seattle Home Inspector----and it really is not that hard----an...
As a Seattle Home Inspector, a very common issue I report on has to do with exhaust fan vent caps. For such a simple thing, there can be lots of things wrong with them. Fortunately, no matter what the problem is, the repair is not likely to be a deal breaker. They can be missing, wro...
I am old enough to remember boiling water on the stove to make hot water. Now that we have all the hot water we could ever want----whenever we want----we must still be careful to not let it get TOO hot. I am impressed with the narrow range of temperatures that the human skin c...
Considering that photography is such a “mechanical” operation, it is amazing that the process of producing "good" photographs is so difficult. I do not consider myself to be a real photographer like Debi Boucher, however I do on occasion come up with an “interesting” photograph, and I...
Traveling salesmen and saleswomen have always been around----whether roaming around the country in horse drawn wagons, in “Pink Cadillac’s,” or going door-to-door as, “Avon Calling.” Their stocks of toilet waters, potions, and lotions were considered snake-oil by some and worth more than ...
On a recent inspection my buyer asked me what this pipe sticking out of the side of the garage was. Based on the washed away area (impact mark) on the ground under the pipe, I said that it was likely a drain for the flat roof. Because the roof had sagged a bit, and was holding water,...
REKYJAVIK―Recently it was announced that Iceland would be on the hook for all the chaos it inflicted on the planet by letting one of its volcanoes get out of control. Now I don’t know if you have ever tried to control a volcano but it ain’t that easy. For one thing they ...
In 1972 I had not yet built my first “real” house. I had up to that point fooled around with various tree houses, underground forts and Ferro-cement domes. It was not until 1976 that I designed and built one of the first passive solar houses in Upstate New York. I get thinking about thes...