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                                A question I have for today's career woman or single guy's is, do you use your kitchen range to cook or it easier to use a microwave to cook your meals. I myself do not use the microwave so must as to cook , but more for reheating left-overs or foods that require l...
11/20/2008
What is the difference between a forced air heating unit and a hydronic heating system. A forced air system has a burner compartment supplied by either natural or propane gas, transferring the heating through a heat exchanger with a flue vent.  The warm air is forced through supply ducts by a bl...
11/06/2008
  Natural stones, like marble and granite, have become quite popular for use in kitchen remodeling of upscale condos and designer homes.  They have quickly become a favorite, eliminating the traditional laminates, vinyl or synthetic countertops which have become outdated.  Because natural stone ...
11/01/2008
      The house I was inspecting today had a crawlspace. During the inspection I was looking for an access point in the interior of the house. That because the access on the exterior is to small and restricted, all I could do was just to put my face at the opening. The opening was about 8-10 inch...
10/27/2008
  Yesterday I was inspecting a quadplex for an investor and of course all the units were tenant occupied. On the first unit on the hot water heater I noticed it had a recently replaced T&P (Temperature & Pressure) relief valve. T&P valves are designed to relief the water pressure of over 150 deg...
10/18/2008
Although I still perform inspections- mostly high-end homes and expert witness work- a good deal of my time now goes into developing and co-producing educational videos for home inspectors for NACHI.TV. We have about 50 videos available online and about 45 of these are free. They range in subject...
10/14/2008
Concrete slate tiles have to be the most difficult type of roof cover to inspect. They are hard to walk on because of the flat surface. If one misses a step incorrectly the tile will crack. Many inspectors will not attempt to walk on this type of roof cover for that reason. If one doesn't have th...
10/14/2008
Here is the ninth installment of a mini-series about the new California laws for 2009 affecting Realtors® with licenses in California. Given the age of many of the pools and spas in San Diego and other communities in California, this law will save lives!  The new law states that pool drains must ...
10/13/2008
                               Chamizal National Memorial celebrates Mexican-American friendship and goodwill. It is a memorial to the peaceful settlement of a long standing dispute over the location of the international boundary between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua Mexico. On A...
10/08/2008
This the night scene one would see from Scenic Drive. Its a beauty. Many young couples still visit Scenic Point as part of a romantic date, just like their parents and grandparents did.     From this photo one can see the outline of the Border and !-10 Freeway. Tourists and natives alike use the...
10/07/2008
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