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By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Wednesday Wires-  Free-Wheeling -  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s fun is called “Free-Wheeling”, or should I say free-for-all.First off let’s look at the dictionary for some insight, if we look at definition 2 below I think we get the sense of how the term “Free-Wheeli...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Mondays Madness- Cord-u-lation  -  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s home inspection fun is called “Cord-u-lation ”.For those who live in more rural areas having a backup generator is often a necessity or highly desired. The problem is they have to be done correctly and s...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Wednesday Wires-  Not a fan-  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s fun is called “Not a fan”, or should I state not another fan since I see this so often. It seems that bathroom and kitchen exhaust fans are just troubled in many older homes anyway, but way too often I see th...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Mondays Madness-  Sneakers  -  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s fun is called “Sneakers”.Never a dull moment as a home inspector.Often during a home inspection I will find many D-Con bait boxes, which is a sure sign of a rodent infestation.  I am not a huge fan of poison...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Wednesday Wires- Working with Knob and Tube- Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s fun is called “Working with K&T”. Traditional knob and tube will have open wire splices. This is not allowed for any other wiring methods. The modern requirement is that each electrical wire sp...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Tuesday’s Tiny house builders-  Wenatchee Home Inspections.Wasp season will soon be upon use. So here is some information on this common insect found on homes.  From the Texas A&M Entomology department- Common Name: Paper waspScientific Name: Polistes sp.Order: HymenopteraDescription:  Paper wasp...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Mondays Madness-  Spider Ball-  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s fun is called “Spider Ball”. As a home and structural pest inspector, I do have to deal with insects. Here was a good looking young lady “Black Widow”.Black widow spiders (Latrodectus species) typically are...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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 Did you know? What are some of the causes Home Fires?Wenatchee Home Inspections It seems it does not happen often or does it? Did you know that on average, U.S. fire departments responded to a home fire every 86 seconds. Less than every minute and a half someone will hear the sirens.From the NFP...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Wednesday Wires-  Bundle of Joy-  Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. Today’s fun is called "bundle of joy". Quite often I see wire splice not properly contained in a junction box or device. Each electrical wire splice must be installed in a box or conduit body at each conductor sp...

By Colleen Fischesser, Earning a Tradition of Trust since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage Lake Chelan | Managing Broker)
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Although this photo is in NO WAY reflective of our Chelan weather this weekend, it's a favorite of mine so I thought I'd share. Here's the weekly snapshot for Homes and Land Real Estate Activity in Chelan Hills (and all the additional areas who enjoy our amenities).  Residential Single Family5 Ac...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Wednesday Wires - Fun in Home InspectionsWenatchee Home Inspections. There are many who think they know enough to do their own electrical wiring. Quite often this is far from the truth. Here is an ugly from a recent home inspection.   You should always have a qualified electrician to do your work...

By Colleen Fischesser, Earning a Tradition of Trust since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage Lake Chelan | Managing Broker)
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 If your dreaming of building on Waterfront in the Chelan Valley, there are many opportunitites for both Lake front and River front in Chelan and Manson. Ranging in price from $69,000 to nearly $1.9M, there's bound to be something that will work for you. Check out all the available waterfront lot...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Candle in the Wind... House Fires.    Wenatchee Home Inspections My wife loves candles but it can only take a moment…. and then all chaos can ensue. From 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 9,300 home structure fires that were started by candles. These fires caused 86 deat...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Ooooh the smell!!!  Wenatchee Home Inspector Well, we all have heard it… "they don’t build them like they used to." In many cases that really is a good thing. Here we have a plumbing stack that was terminated right by the bedroom window.  Well, there are obvious reason why this is not a great ide...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Wednesday's Yuck.  Wenatchee Home InspectionsSomedays you just have to say yuck.  Home inspecting does have its days.    “There are only two mantras, yum and yuck, mine is yum.”Tom Robbins  If you find any errors or have additional information that would expand on any code, building standards or ...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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What are you missing? Wenatchee Home Inspection  On home inspections having the right tools are always a must and often a blessing. Here was a great example. When doing an IR scan of the ceiling I find a dark blue to black area of the wall area in the front room/kitchen area. This was the unmista...

By Colleen Fischesser, Earning a Tradition of Trust since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage Lake Chelan | Managing Broker)
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  Lake Chelan Real Estate  New Construction Activity over the last 6 months.  There is currently about a 6 month supply of new homes in various stages of construction for sale in the Lake Chelan Valley. As of today, there are 22 homes for sale ranging in size from just over 1000 square ft to over...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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What is the creepy crawler in my presence?Wenatchee Home Inspection What is this little bugger that is covered in legs, with a black to greyish-white colored body (they can also be yellow)? Their legs with a flurry of movement surround their body and propel these little creatures in quick, dartin...

By Donald Hester, NCW Home Inspections, LLC
(NCW Home Inspections, LLC)
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Wiring a disposer… is it that hard?Wenatchee Home Inspector  Well if evidence is based on observation it must be because I see so many disposers not properly installed.Having the wiring not properly installed and secured is a recipe for a bad day. All electrical connection and wiring need to be ...

By Colleen Fischesser, Earning a Tradition of Trust since 1990!
(RE/MAX Advantage Lake Chelan | Managing Broker)
Comments 1
Water View Homes Available Now in Chelan WAWho would't want a room with a view like this? Or how about several rooms? Your own Condo or House off water to enjoy everything that's amazing in Chelan and Manson WA?  Depending on your needs and price range, the perfect place may be on the market righ...

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