Cheater Valve Used for Venting

Cheater Valve Used for Venting. This is a common issue that I have often wrote about as it confuses some Home Inspectors. Cheater Valves, a.k.a. air admittance valves are addressed by the Ontario Building Code and may be used when installed in compliance with the...

Mortgage Rates and Factors

  Canadian and US mortgage rates can be  influenced by monthly changes and the longer-term trend changes of economic indicators. There are many variables that can influence the rates on long-term debt instruments, but an understanding of key economic...

Brick and Building Techniques

A brick is a block of ceramic material used in masonry construction, usually laid using various kinds of mortar. It has been regarded as one of the longest lasting and strongest building materials used throughout history. Bricks are usually held together by mortar,...

WETT Inspections for Wood Stoves and Fireplaces

WETT Inspection For Stoves And Fireplaces by Roger Frost Wood heating is practiced on a small scale, the fuel is usually harvested from a local resource, and the users gain a more complete understanding of their impacts on the environment than users of other energy...