Buried Fuel Oil Tanks

- .  Here’s some SOP language from different home inspection organizations:. Home Inspection Standards of Practice specifically state that buried fuel oil tanks are not something that home inspectors are required to inspect ..More

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Ionization vs. Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

- .  When a smoke alarm goes off every time someone cooks bacon, people remove the battery or take down the smoke alarm.  Some cities, such as Minneapolis, have implemented even stricter requirements for ionization smoke alarms; they require smoke alarms that are within 20′ of a cooking appliance to either be of the photoelectric type, or to have a hush button. Manufacturers require them to be installed away from kitchens and bathrooms, but there is no hard and fast rule for clearance requirements across different manufacturers. One of the major problems with ionization smoke alarms is that they give off too many false alarms – mostly from cooking and showers ..More

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Attic Fans Won’t Fix Ice Dams (or anything else)

- What about using these fans during the summer?  Nope.  Check out any of the links below for more info on why you’re better off not using attic fans… ever. ..More

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Dirty glass at gas fireplaces

-  It’s a small bottle, but for how often you’ll use this stuff, it’s a lifetime supply. The good news is that you might be able to clean this off.  I picked some up at the Minnetonka Fireside Hearth & Home store for about $8.  To clean the white haze off of your gas fireplace glass, you can start by purchasing a product that’s made specifically for this, such as White Off. ..More

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Are ‘Hot Roofs’ allowed in Minnesota?

-  Not all of the cities responded. The way it stands now, some cities in Minnesota allow hot roofs as an alternative method of construction and some don’t.  Here’s a breakdown of what some of the different cities had to say about hot roofs.  I contacted the building inspections department in twenty of the largest cities in the Twin Cities area, to ask whether hot roofs, or ‘unventilated roofs’ were allowed. ..More

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