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Bob's Blog is a continuing series of building technology half page or longer articles for Real Estate Professionals, as well as home buyers and home sellers. Information is presented from an experienced construction professional and residential inspector.
    Our climate is similar here in Montreal. Our first big snow dump this year fell with westerly winds so the lee sides of homes developed what I like to call 'Snow Brows'. Theses are big over hangs of snow projecting various distances out form the roof edges.  'Don't slam the door!' scenarios b...
  As an inspector I’ve often heard "I don't need to get an inspection, it’s a new house."  Big mistake, made by the inexperienced,most often young couples.  New construction is where the biggest problems exist.  The problem is not 'glue verses wood' or any other technological innovations.  Each t...
What do you think this is ?   I saw this turned wooden 'bracket' next to the entrance of the house I was about to inspect. It looked like one of those adjustable brackets that are sometimes used to raise and lower clothes lines, and they are usually mounted near a door, like this is.  But there ...
Snap Crackle Pop "I was working in the lab late one night when.." snap crackle pop the lights went out.Actually I was in my basement wood working shop trying to put together an impromptu kids toy. The toy was a contraption made of small pieces of wood, bobby pins and elastic bands. Something sli...

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Usually I'm presenting an aspect of home maintenance, value improvement or 'how too' instructions to feature best practice ways to do things around building and property issues. Some times it's building tech history or how thing came to be as they are, the back story on terms, expressions and phrases. I keep track of the strange, the unique, the special and interesting things I get to see, including the dangers. These are filed as OMGs. OMGs always have photos, so I share the file with you from time to time. The rest come out of thin air. More than once I start writing a comment on someone else's blog and end up inking a whole new blog. Am I inspired or am I ranting? You can decide.