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Due to the overwhelming response from the first post of Do you see what I see? I've decided to just include it all in one post, this way I can keep the massive amount of comments under control.  Anyway, here's the picture, now, "Do you see what I see"?     Right away, I'm sure you noticed the ble...
It's not even winter yet, but my kids are producing enough snot right now that Kleenex had to hire an additional 200 employees to keep up with production. Who said the economy is bad?  Just apply at the Kleenex Corporation and I'll make sure you have a job for years to come.  BTW, if your easily ...
Defiance City Reservoir The reservoir is located along Canal Road on the west side of Defiance. This reservoir contains approximately 350,000,000 gallons of water with a total water surface area of 74 acres. Average depth of the reservoir is 18 feet. The perimeter of the upper bank of the reservo...
Now we all know that this wasn't repaired by a professional plumber, because when repairing different kinds of pipes you are supposed to use All-Purpose Cement in the red can, instead of CPVC glue in the orange can.  In all seriousness and for those of you who don't know, this is the epitome of ...
Bowling Green, OH Windmill Farm   These almost 300 ft tall (a 30- story building for comparison) turbines grace the skyline off of State Route 6, just outside of Bowling Green, Ohio (about 40 minutes from Defiance, Ohio). I enjoy viewing the windmills in action and often awe at their beauty, when...
She's been with us since September 23, 2008, and brings over 9 months of experience to our home inspection business. Our other employees welcomed all 8 lbs. and 15 oz. of her with smiling faces.  She brings many important skills to our business, including sleeping, pooping, crying, and most impor...
 Change your furnace filters regularly (yes, even in the cooling season).  Dirty filters can wreak havoc on your system, a very expensive machine.  However, when you have to go to great lengths to accomplish this very simple task, you might not do it as often as you should.  Let me explain. Norma...
             This was a picture to note the un-insulated attic door hatch cover, something I see on a majority of my imspections.  There's also the missing J-box covers, missing romex connectors, etc., pretty common stuff. However, something not so common in an attic are big blue barrels. Yes, th...
Average Life span of Household Appliances The average life span for typical household appliances: Central Air Conditioner  -   15 years Room Air Conditioner   -   12 years Washing Machine  -  13 years Clothes Dryer  -  18 years Refrigerator  -  20 years Dishwasher  -  12 years Upright Freezer  - ...
According to a U.S. Geological Survey, a typical new home contains more than 7 metric tons of gypsum. That's 14,000 pounds of drywall!!!  That's a lot of screws, mud, and, worse, sanding!  I about, did the deed in my pants, when I read this (hey, I'm an inspector, I get excited about this kind of...

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