Melted vinyl siding caused by reflected sunlight

- It’s primarily a cosmetic issue. Mitchell, Attorney at Law with Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC, there is no legal precedence for assigning blame when it comes to melted vinyl siding, most likely because this creates no safety hazard, no performance issues, and the cost of the damaged material is typically quite minimal. I have to agree with the vinyl siding manufacturers; this is an unnatural occurrence, and this will happen to vinyl siding any time it’s subjected to this kind of heat. According to Kurt M. ..More

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Water hammer arresters are now required in Minnesota

- These have a standard 3/4″ hose thread and are about as much work to install as connecting a garden hose to a faucet. If you experience water hammer at your own washing machine connections, the quick and easy solution is to purchase a set of water hammer arresters made specifically for washing machines. These products are available at home improvement stores and plumbing supply stores. The most common place for water hammer is at washing machine hoses. ..More

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The term “grandfathered” should never come up during a home inspection

- ” It’s a term that refers to a building component or installation that was acceptable at the time it was done, but is no longer acceptable on new installations. A very common, simple example of this is the allowable spacing on balusters at guards. . One term that home inspectors need never use is “grandfathered. At one time the allowable spacing was 9″, then it was reduced to 6″, and was reduced again to 4″, which is where it stands today ..More

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Attention home inspectors: there has never been a better time to join ASHI

-  If you’re still not sure if this $100 investment for a $549 value is worthwhile, come visit one of our chapter meetings to see if it’s a good fit. We have a schedule of upcoming meetings here. . If you’re already sold, you can join the ASHI Heartland Chapter here.  Our next one is coming up on Tuesday, August 23rd ..More

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Need a chimney inspection? Hire carefully.

- The buyer had hired this chimney professional to perform a level II inspection of the chimney because there was a wood burning fireplace present. Smart. . He didn’t have much nice to say about a lot of other chimney companies, complaining that many chimney companies call out minor and inconsequential defects with chimney liners, only to recommend  re-lining the chimneys so they can charge a boatload of money to do the work. The chimney professional was someone I had never met before, so I took some time to chat with him about this chimney, other chimneys, and other chimney companies in the Twin Cities. A CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep showed up just as we were beginning our inspection of the interior. We recommend a level II inspection on all masonry wood-burning fireplaces when a home is being purchased ..More

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