weatherstripping: Pop Goes The Hatch (Weasel) And So Does Your Energy Bill. - 03/14/11 12:04 AM
How many times do I see the following condition; a popped hatch.

Yes it’s popped open or lifted when a door or window is opened somewhere and it’s a windy day or the wind is hitting that side of the house. The sudden increase in air pressure will lift the hatch (it’s not heavy).
It can even be pulled up as sudden gust of wind create a low pressure zone over the roof. This partial vacuum will pull higher pressure air form the house, lifting the hatch cover with it.
Most times it will just fall back down to the … (8 comments)

 
Robert Butler, Montreal, Canada, Home Inspector (Aspect Inspection)

Robert Butler

Montreal, Canada, Home Inspector

Montreal West Island, QC

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Usually I'm presenting an aspect of home maintenance, value improvement or 'how too' instructions to feature best practice ways to do things around building and property issues. Some times it's building tech history or how thing came to be as they are, the back story on terms, expressions and phrases. I keep track of the strange, the unique, the special and interesting things I get to see, including the dangers. These are filed as OMGs. OMGs always have photos, so I share the file with you from time to time. The rest come out of thin air. More than once I start writing a comment on someone else's blog and end up inking a whole new blog. Am I inspired or am I ranting? You can decide.


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