Reuben Saltzman

My new favorite outlet tester: the Triplett ET100

Every home inspector uses an outlet tester throughout the entire home inspection. The most diligent home inspectors will test every outlet they can access to ensure the outlets are properly...
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Chimney in need of repair

Problems with venting gas appliances into chimneys

Special thanks to Tom Feiza at How to Operate Your Home for providing several of the illustrations below. We find a lot of problems with gas appliances vented into masonry...
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Most “skylight leaks” are condensation problems misdiagnosed as leaks

I’m convinced that most moisture issues with skylights are condensation issues that are misdiagnosed as leaks. To start with, skylights are notorious for leaks among roofers. I’ve heard roofers say...
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Don’t Vent Your Clothes Dryer Through the Roof

As soon as I’m in charge, there will be no more venting of clothes dryers through the roof.  I think the roof is a stupid spot to terminate clothes dryer...
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Frost in Attics

If you have a problem with frost in your attic, you’re not alone. With the recent cold snap of weather here in Minnesota, many homeowners are finding frost in their...
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Same house, second inspection… what now?

This week’s question comes from a thousand other home inspectors, including just about everyone in my company. What happens when we get a request to inspect a house a second...
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My Thrifty DIY Cold Plunge

Cold plunges and ice baths are all the rage. I don’t go more than a week without a conversation about cold plunges; they’ll give you boundless energy, you’ll never get...
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Top #feelgoodfriday home inspection photos from 2023

Happy New Year! It’s been a few years since we shared our top “Feel Good” home inspection photos, but we had a ton of them to share this year. These...
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