DIY urinal installation, my tale of woe

- After coming up with no solutions on Google, I used Scotchbrite pads, SoftScrub, and about a half hour of very hard scrubbing to get the black flecks to nearly disappear, but they’re still not completely gone, as you can see in the photo below. .  It almost looks as though the surface of the porcelain is pitted, but it still feels perfectly smooth ..More

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Who to trust: your home inspector or the seller

- – The gas fireplace had a high level of carbon monoxide in the flue gas. ” .  My guess was that the logs weren’t arranged properly.  I told the buyers to have the gas fireplace serviced to get it burning correctly, as there was a high level of CO in the flue gas. .  Here was the listing agent’s response: “Seller had CenterPoint at home this AM, no CO2 was found, but they will still get it serviced for your buyer.  I don’t usually test carbon monoxide on gas fireplaces, but I do when I see something that looks like a problem, and this one looked like it had a problem ..More

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New Radon Rules for Minnesota

- More updates to the new Minnesota State Building Code that was updated in January of this year.  Today I’ll be covering the basics of the building code as it relates to radon. .  I know I’ve written a number of blog posts on this topic recently, but these are the first major updates to our code since 2007, so there’s a lot of stuff to discuss ..More

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When HRVs suck on both sides, it’s a safety hazard

-  Since finding this last year, I’ve found the same condition at several more houses.    I’ll explain how this happens.  Bad stuff. .  You know, carbon monoxide and all that.  Any time the furnace is running without the HRV running, the HRV will be pulling hazardous exhaust gas from the furnace into the home. This is a bad, unsafe thing ..More

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Q&A: What’s the difference between home inspection organizations?

- .  To get this designation, a home inspector must*:. InterNACHI’s highest level of certification is the Certified Professional Inspector, or CPI designation ..More

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