Ionization vs. Photoelectric Smoke Alarms

-  Click on any of the thumbnails below to see a blowup of the text on the back side of a smoke alarm – I marked up the labeling that indicates these are ionization alarms in every photo.  They’ll all have a warning about this on the back side.  Ionization alarms all contain a trace amount of a radioactive material, Americium 241. To know the difference between ionization and photoelectric alarms, you need to take the smoke alarm down and look at the back. ..More

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Mold in the Attic

-  Other areas where ceilings drop down in older houses will be areas to look for bypasses – especially over bath tubs and kitchen soffits.  This is a bypass that’s large enough to fit a small family into.  All of the wall cavities are wide open to this space, and nothing above it is sealed off. Probably the largest attic bypass that I commonly find is the one above the stairway to the basement on old ramblers. ..More

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Plumbing Vents Covered with Frost

-  I wrote about why houses need plumbing vents last month, which should help to explain why this stuff matters.  I’ve seen this at a lot of home inspections this winter.  The problem is that plumbing vents can get completely blocked shut with frost when it’s very cold outside for a long period of time. When there’s a long period of sub-zero temperatures in Minnesota, plumbing vents often stop working. ..More

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Superior Kitchen Faucets at Plumbing Supply Stores?

- The plumber goes on to explain that the faucets provided by a plumbing supply store are superior; while they may look identical, the ‘guts’ of the same faucet are of a higher quality when they come from the plumbing supply store, and less prone to failure.  For this reason, the plumber will only warrant the faucet that comes from the plumbing supply store, for a much higher price. ..More

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DryerFlex: A Superior Dryer Transition Duct

- At the end of the video, they say they’re confident this product will be rapidly adopted and become the industry standard. ..More

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