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Is believing that something is true or correct the same as knowing that a fact is true or correct because of rigorous objective examination? Said another way, "Don't believe everything you...
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Another fine week of crawling and sweating. I know it may be petty in the grand scheme of things, but I wish they would put crawl space access doors closer to the hardwood floor area. This house had...
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I just attended a three-day NWFA class on the installation of prefinished flooring in New York City. These classes can be a lot of fun and a great learning experience. Most of us work in a vacuum. By...
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At least I wasn't in a crawl space on this job, and it really didn't involve a floor. Instead it was cypress board ceiling in a beach house. And the complaint was buckling of the boards. So maybe we...
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"Sir, we clocked you installing a wood floor on a high moisture content subfloor. May I see your documentation on moisture content of the subfloor?"
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I "flew" to a job that was about 2 hours away last week. Actually, I drove, but my client offered to fly me. So, something wasn't quite right with this inspection. Nice couple, decades-old...
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If you think education is expensive, what do you figure the going rate for ignorance is? Or, do you think no one will notice when you are faking it? The "good" news is that most of your...
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From the comments I have received, my webinar on wood floors and summer moisture went over well last week. One of the items I covered was the relationship between temperature and relative humidity,
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I looked at three houses in the last week where the homeowners did not run air conditioning. I sure hope its not related to the economy, but there were comments about how much it cost to run an AC.
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Do you ever get the feeling that when you are hired as an inspector, your job is to write a report that benefits your client? And when you don't, they tend to get rather nasty? I think there were...
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