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Thermal Imaging: A Detective’s Casebook
Thermal Imaging: A Detective’s Casebook

Five times the infrared camera supplied an essential clue to a home... Read more

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Ductwork and Combustion Vents:  Dangerous Interactions
Ductwork and Combustion Vents: Dangerous Interactions

A home performance contractor and energy auditor investigates trouble in... Read more

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Ceramic Tile Troubleshooting

The most common tile callbacks and how to avoid them. Read more

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Troubleshooting Wood Siding

Errors in selection, installation, or finishing can spell ruin for wood siding. A wood products field representative tells how to avoid the most common mistakes. Read more

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Troubleshooting Water Heaters

Most water heater problems can be solved quickly and at little cost — if you know what to look for. Two water heater specialists explain the step-by-step procedures for finding and fixing trouble. Read more

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Troubleshooting Floor Plans

A design consultant offers tips on how to catch and correct common floor plan errors. Read more

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Troubleshooting Retaining Walls

Cracked, leaning, or bulging retaining walls are a common sight. An engineer tells what causes these problems and how to prevent them. Read more

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Troubleshooting Common Chimney Problems

Most chimney problems stem from a few root causes, such as improperly mixed mortar and poorly constructed crowns. Unfortunately, once done, the resulting damage can be expensive to repair. A... Read more

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Troubleshooting Open Plans
Troubleshooting Open Plans

Over the last ten years or so, residential designers have made... Read more

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Troubleshooting Brick Veneer
Troubleshooting Brick Veneer

Diagnose the flashing flaws that allow moisture to get into the cavity... Read more

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Troubleshooting Brick Veneer
Troubleshooting Brick Veneer

Diagnose the flashing flaws that allow moisture to get into the cavity... Read more

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Troubleshooting a Kitchen Remodel
Troubleshooting a Kitchen Remodel

Twists and turns in a complex kitchen installation call for constant... Read more

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Troubleshooting Fiber-Cement Siding

Q: If fiber-cement siding is dimensionally stable, holds paint well and, and won’t cup, shrink, or swell, why all the failures? A: Installers aren't following instructions. Read more

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Troubleshooting Roof Leaks: Problems & Solutions
Troubleshooting Roof Leaks: Problems & Solutions

A small roof leak can create expensive problems. An inspector with years... Read more

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Troubleshooting Spray-Foam Insulation
Troubleshooting Spray-Foam Insulation

A lot can go wrong with a two-part plastic insulation that is... Read more

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