How to Repair a Cracked Chimney

Cracked chimney caps are pretty common as they are exposed to direct weather. After a couple of years they crack. Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin finds these all the time. Fortunately it is a pretty easy fix to remortar the chimney cap with a mortar mix with polymers or fiberglass. Join the Charlotte NC home inspector as he repairs this chimney http://www.charlottenchomeinspector.com

 

How to Install Granite Countertops – Overview

In this project, we’ll show you how to install a solid-granite-tile counter top that costs less than $30 per sq. ft. for all of the materials you’ll need (or about the same cost as a professionally installed plastic laminate counter top).

 

Home Repair & Maintenance : How to Hang Cabinets

When hanging cabinets, measure carefully, be sure the backer on the back of the cabinets is secure, and find wall studs. Hang cabinets successfully with advice from a residential construction consultant in this free video on how to hang cabinets.

Expert: Tyler Elliott
Bio: Tyler Elliott is a residential construction expert with almost a decade of professional residential construction experience.
Filmmaker: John Baldino

Series Description: Maintain your home and make simple repairs with clear, step-by-step instructions. Tackle tasks including appliance installation, drywall repair, electrical work, and more in this free video series on home maintenance and repair.

Home Repair & Maintenance : How to Patch Drywall

Patching drywall is easy as long as you use backing to keep your patch flush with the wall. Patch drywall with step-by-step instructions from a residential construction consultant in this free video on how to patch drywall.

Expert: Tyler Elliott
Bio: Tyler Elliott is a residential construction expert with almost a decade of professional residential construction experience.
Filmmaker: John Baldino

Series Description: Maintain your home and make simple repairs with clear, step-by-step instructions. Tackle tasks including appliance installation, drywall repair, electrical work, and more in this free video series on home maintenance and repair

 

Home Maintenance : How to Diagnose Dishwasher Problems

Diagnosing dishwasher problems requires checking the power source, the water source and the filter in the back to make sure the basic functions are operating properly. Find out what’s wrong with a dishwasher, making sure to check the cycle buttons on the front panel, with tips from a licensed home repair specialist in this free video on home maintenance.

 

Solar water heater simple DIY project

a short video showing the small solar water heater i designed a couple of days ago. it consists of 136 feet of 1/2″ black tubing. internal diameter is actually 3/5″ (cost approx $10.00), 4 connector pieces (to connect the various pieces together and to connect it to the house (cost approx. $5.00)), and finally the ‘y connector’ so i could have the garden hose hooked up at the same time (cost approx $5.00). all purchased from home depot. total cost was approx. $20.00. all i did was coil 100 feet of the hose and attach it to a piece of plywood. after 30 minutes of sun the water temperature is about 130-133 degrees and after 60 to 90 minutes it can reach 150 degrees. the tubing can hold about 2 gallons of water at a time. if you drain and refill several times throughout the day you could easity get 10-15 gallons of hot water a day. of note: they call the tubing 1/2″ but the actual internal diameter of the tubing is 3/5″ (.6 inches). 100 feet of tubing holds 1.47 gallons and 136 feet of tubing holds approx. 2 gallons. home depot sells a 500 foot roll for about $35.00. that would hold 7.36 gallons of water. For extra pics and info. – click on the website link from my youtube channel page.

 

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Fox News Interviews Charlotte NC Home Inspector

Recenty Morgan Fogarty of Fox News Charlotte interviewed Charlotte Home Inspector Preston Sandlin about an alrming trend. Some Charlotte Buyers are opting out of the cost for the inspection to save a little money. According to NACHI The National Association of Certified Home Inspectors, the average repair cost for a home being bought is a little over $1600. The average inspection cost is $350-$400. Its a no brainer to get a home inspection. Charlotte home inspector Preston Sandlin says he had a house with $60,000 worth of damage. Morgan Fogarty says the only time you may not want to get an inspection is if your are buying a house from your parents. For more information about home inspection vist Preston’s site http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com

 

Charlotte Home Inspector Explains What a Fogged Window Is

Home Inspection Carolina inspector Preston Sandlin shows and explains exactly what a fogged or window with a broken seal is. When the seal breaks in a window you cannot clean it and it losses R value. If you are moving to the Charlotte NC area and are interested in the most horough home inspection money can buy call Home Inspection Carolina (704) 542-6575 http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com

 

Charlotte Home Inspector Shows You How To Clean A Dishwasher

http://www.homeinspectioncarolina.com home inspector Preston Sandlin of Home Inspection Carolina in Charlotte Nc shows how to maintain clean and make your dishwasher last longer. Preston explains the two places he normally sees leak during home inspections and explains how to clean them. http://www.askthecharlotteinspector.com