Are Ungrounded Electrical Outlets Safe?
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Are Ungrounded Electrical Outlets Safe?

HOW TO TELL IF YOU HAVE UNGROUNDED OUTLETS Most of the time, you can simply look at your outlets and see if you still have the old ungrounded style or not.  If you only see two vertical slots, they are ungrounded.  However, I see lots of older houses where folks will replace their outlets with new…

Best of 2015 Part 2
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Best of 2015 Part 2

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How to Air Seal Electrical Boxes in 3 Steps
Air Sealing | Be green. Save green. | Building it Correctly | Electrical | Home Repair

How to Air Seal Electrical Boxes in 3 Steps

HOW TO AIR SEAL YOUR ELECTRICAL BOXES Stopping these leaks or drafts is a small piece of a larger puzzle, but still a piece nonetheless. The first thing you do is kill the power of whatever you are working on.  Don’t try any of this on a live circuit or you could be shocked or…

Best of 2014 Part 2
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Best of 2014 Part 2

I’m a bit later than I wanted to be getting this written, but hey, better late than never. If you missed the first part of this post you can see it here: Best of Home Inspections 2014.  So without further ado, the second half of the Best of the Worst pictures of 2014.   A waterfall…

Best Of 2014  Part 1
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Best Of 2014 Part 1

Another year older, one or two more gray hairs found, and a stack of pictures to choose from.  It’s hard to whittle it down to just a handful, but I selected the top 10 problems found during home inspections this year. A Cold Fireplace – This is a picture from a one year old home.  The owners…