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Comment balloon 24 commentsCharles Buell • September 16 2009 09:21AM
Wordless Wednesday in Shoreline, WA
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Frankly, I get more support from ActiveRain!
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I think most people grasp the basic concepts behind how the foundations of houses work. The basic idea is you want the mass of the foundation to be set on a footing of sufficient size to support all the weight of the house… more
The human light bulb!
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This house’s main electrical panel dates back to the “good ole’ days, ” circa 1903. I should clarify that this used to be the main panel----the newer main panel is elsewhere, and power is being re-fed to this panel to provide power to some… more
Asbestos---is it really all THAT big of a deal? “Deal with it! ”
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I see damaged, improperly installed, missing, ugly, beautiful, and even sexy light fixtures all the time while being a Seattle Home Inspector. The inspector’s recommendation, when something is wrong, is usually quite straightforward and… more
Limback Lumber Co, Seattle (Ballard), WA----the REAL DEAL!
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Ever since I started building in the early 70’s there has been a lumber yard I could go to that opened up before the birds got up. In a little town NW of Syracuse, NY, called Hannibal, there was a family owned lumber yard called Scott’s… more
Watch out Bremerton----there is a new restaurant coming your way!
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The “Space Needle” and “Seattle” have been joined at the hip since the World’s Fair took over the city in 1962. (In case your next question is, “When is the next World’s Fair? ” It is in Shanghai, China, in May, 2010. ) Given… more
Psssssst……don’t tell the mouse!!!
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The problem with designing a better mouse trap is that no one bothers to tell the mouse. Well maybe in the case of the mouse it really doesn’t matter. Perhaps mice are only smart enough to get themselves into a situation that is going… more
DNR Orders----are you unreasonably empathetic?
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The older a person gets the more frequent it becomes that someone you know---even someone you love----develops a life threatening health condition. Whether old or young, it seems that no one is “necessarily” protected from attacks of one… more
Does your inspector use a Machete?
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Regular visitors to this Seattle Home Inspector’s blog know how much I love crawl spaces. Whether it is checking out the latest rodent infestation, dead python, lake of raw sewage or just curling up in the corner for a well deserved nap-… more
What to do when your house has a hangover!
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Everyone has seen houses with Bay Windows or other similar structures that hang over the foundation to extend the floor plan a bit. These extensions are common for gas fireplaces. Sometimes the whole house extends past the foundation to… more