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3 Minutes on Thursday with 3-D

3 Minutes on Thursday with 3-D

The purpose of a home inspection is to evaluate the function and safety of a home’s systems and components.  In most homes, a home inspector will look at 300 to 500 items. During this Oswego home inspection, the water temperature was found to be 150 degrees...

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3 Minutes on Thursday with 3-D

3 Minutes on Thursday with 3-D

8-15-19 While at a home inspection in St. Charles, I noticed water running out of the extension pipe of the water heater's Temperature Pressure Relief (TPR) valve.  TPR valves are design to release water from the water heater if the temperature exceeds a certain...

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3 Minutes on Thursday with 3-D

3 Minutes on Thursday with 3-D

8-8-19 During a recent Yorkville home inspection, a boot for the HVAC supply register wasn’t connected to the PVC duct in the concrete floor. An opening in the PVC duct was never cut by the builder to attach the boot.  This can negatively affect the comfort level in...

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3 Minutes on Thursday with 3-D

3 Minutes on Thursday with 3-D

8-1-19 During a home inspection in Aurora, the condensate drain tube for the air conditioner was terminated directly into the waste stack of the plumbing system. This can allow sewer gases to enter the tube, making its way into the HVAC system, and subsequently spread...

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