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Just a touch away, Delta Touch2O faucets                 East Wenatchee Home Inspections Lets start with a lyric from a famous classic rock band   “Nothing much, is all I know and it's alright, oh yes Light as a feather, and just a touch away”   Deep Purple   During a recent home inspection I...
Sometimes making History is not good. Wildfires Washington State 2014   Yesterdays weather brought much needed relief to the many firefighters in Eastern Washington. With anticipated cooler weather and rain again today this should help with the heroic efforts by the men and women who are fighting...
Live Free…Be Creative…. Ladonia. A country within a country.   Well I am back from a whirlwind of a trip to Scandinavia.  Spending most of my time in Sweden but with stops in Denmark and the Netherlands.   (The shores of Landonia)   But one of the special little side trips was to a tiny little co...
Shocking, The inventor of the GFCI…. Charles Dalziel                     Chelan Home Inspections   Ever wonder how the GFCI ever came about. Well it turns out that Charles Dalziel(1904–1986), a professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at UC Berkeley, back in the early 1960’s was ...
Electromagnetic Harvesting, The energy envelope is all around us.   It is  everywhere in our modern society, Electromagnetic Fields. The sources come from radios, TV’s, phones, receptacles, power lines and even from the heavens above… energy of the clouds.     Well a German Student Dennis Siegel ...
No grandfathers here. When you replace you must upgrade. East Wenatchee Home Inspection   As always when a new code cycle comes out there it takes time to get many onboard with the changes that come with the new cycle. This includes, building officials, tradesman and home inspectors.   This is ve...
Distant drumming of the Diatoms, Diatomaceous Earth in Attics Chelan Home Inspection What is this diatom you are drumming about? Well these are a vast group of photosynthesising algae. They have a siliceous skeleton which is commonly used as an abrasive and also because it is a siliceous material...
I am here to push your buttons- GFCI’s required around your home. Home Inspection Wenatchee   I have been writing on the new requirements that will be adopted for GFCI’s (ground-fault circuit-interrupter) and AFCI’s (arc-fault circuit-interrupter). With the new rules adoption of the 2014 NEC I am...
Rub a dub dub... about them dishes in the tub! Douglas County Home Inspections   Okay here another thought for all of us out in Home Inspection land and Real Estate professional.   With the new version of the Electrical Code the outlet for the dishwasher will have to be GFCI protected, this does ...
It really can be just skin deep.                                         Wenatchee Home Inspection Services   It really is all skin deep when talking about power transmission through conductors.   First off there are two main types of current in our world.  DC  (direct current), which is a consta...

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