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preventing frozen pipes

Started by Kari Sauder

2 Feb 20, 2013
Reply by Bruce Helft

horizontal venting

Started by Kari Sauder

7 Jan 30, 2013
Reply by Bob Daley

Blown In Cellulose

This image was taken by The Snell Group team member John Snell. It's an infrared image he captured last winter of a structure that had re…

Started by Deanna Kaiser

5 Nov 22, 2012
Reply by Pat Dundon

Found a Critter

Found in Attic. Home owner response - I guess he got up here before I closed up that hole.

Started by John Nicholas

2 Dec 1, 2011
Reply by Evan Mills

Injection foam application

These photos were originally posted in a discussion by Erin Buchanan.   Here are examples of a few issues with the application of injection…

Started by Diane Chojnowski

0 Jun 14, 2011

Fix Your Roof Leak

Unfortunately, this isn't the first time I've seen this doing a WAP audit.    Fix that water leak. Seriously.  This is what happens if you…

Started by Joel Greenberg

4 Apr 30, 2011
Reply by Michael Dunseith

Icicles

Here is a picture of the house I audited last week.  These icicles aren't the biggest I've seen.  They do show the low level of insulation…

Started by John Nicholas

21 Mar 14, 2011
Reply by Evan Mills

attic vent termination

Someone ran out of vent pipe but made up for it with a cap and some asbestos...

Started by Neal Sistek

3 Mar 10, 2011
Reply by Stan Kuhn

How long should flex duct connections last?

3-4 years I guess.

Started by Andrew Vidal

2 Mar 10, 2011
Reply by Stan Kuhn

Recent Audit

I found all of these issues in the same 1985 home.   Obvious use of 1 drill bit per circuit by the electrical contractor.   This duct was d…

Started by John Nicholas

1 Mar 5, 2011
Reply by John Nicholas

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