Month: February 2019

Federal Pacific Electric

Federal Pacific Electric (FPE) Panels

Illinois state law standards of practice Section 1410.200  Standards of Practice Section K, Paragraph 1 states the following: Inspect the service drop; service entrance conductors, cables and raceways; service equipment and main disconnects; service grounding; interior components of service panels and subpanels; conductors; overcurrent protection devices; a representative number of installed lighting fixtures, switches and …

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Batt Insulation

The above photos are showing poor insulation in the floor that overhangs the exterior wall. The darker the color = the colder the surface. This is common when batt insulation is just stuffed into an area. Voids are present that allow heat/cold to pass easily. The temperature change is not just a discomfort. It can …

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A Dirty Dryer Vent

A home inspection in Lake View found a clogged dryer vent. Keeping these clean is important. Charles BellefontaineCharles is a home inspector and a home inspector trainer. He started as a professional home inspector in 1993. He works for Chicagoland Home Inspectors, Inc. and Bellman Group, Inc. He has earned the title of Certified Master …

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