Resources

GENERAL
GM Info about E85, a Clean Ethanol Fuel
This Old House
Consumer Reports
Explanations of How Stuff Works
Home Risk - Seismic Evaluation
National Home Inspector Examination

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
State Home Inspector Regulatory Legislation
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Energy Efficiency Resources

APPLIANCES
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers

ATTIC
Q & A Regarding Vermiculite Insulation

BUILDING CODES
International Code Council
All NFPA Codes and Standards
Electric Code Information and Forum
U.S. Energy Codes

CHIMNEYS
Chimney Safety Institute of America
Rumford Fireplaces

CONCRETE
American Concrete Institute

ELECTRICAL
Aluminum Wiring- CPSC
Aluminum Wiring- Inspect-NY
Arc-Fault Protection- CPSC (PDF)
Federal Pacific Components- Code Check
How does a GFCI Outlet Work?
How Circuit Breakers Work

EXTERIOR
Painting- Sherwin-Williams
Decks- Deck Magazine

FIRE SAFETY
Fire Safety
Wildfire Safety
U.S. Fire Administration
National Fire Protection Assn (NFPA)

Garage Doors
DASMA

HEATING AND COOLING
ASHRAE
HVAC Talk
HVAC Venting- GAMA
Air Conditioning Contractors of America
Plumbing Heating & Cooling Contractors Assn
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
DOE Info on Heat Pumps
Flexible Ductwork- Air Diffusion Council
Easy Heat Inc.- Radiant heating

INTERIOR CONCERNS
National Kitchen and Bath Association
American Lighting Association
American Indoor Air Quality Council

LEAD POISONING
NSC – Lead Information

LOG HOMES
Log Home Info

MANUFACTURED HOMES
Manufactured Housing Institute
How to Buy a Manufactured Home

MOLD
EPA Mold Guide
National Association of Home Builders Mold Tips
National Center for Environmental Health

PLUMBING
PlumbNet
The Plumber.com
Polyethylene Pipe
LOVE Plumbing & Remodel- Tips & Expert Advice

REMODELING
National Association of the Remodeling Industry

ROOFING
Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association
Metal Roofing Alliance
National Roofing Contractors Association
Roofing Contractor Online Magazine
American Cemwood Cement/Wood Fiber Shakes Lawsuit
Masonite Claims
RoofHelp.Com

SEPTIC SYSTEMS
How Septic and Sewer Systems Work

SIDING
Brick Industry Association
Masonite Hardboard Siding Lawsuits
ABITIBI Lawsuits
Louisiana Pacific InnerSeal Siding Lawsuits
Weyerhouser Hardboard Siding Lawsuits
Vinyl Siding Institute

SWIFTMUD
South West Florida Water Management District

SYNTHETIC STUCCO (EIFS)
Synthetic Stucco: EIFS Alliance
Exterior Design Institute
DRYVIT Settlement

TERMITES & WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISMS
National Pest Management Association (NPMA)
Orkin Termite Identification Guide
Boric Acid Based Termidicides
Entomology Search Engine- Iowa State U.
Controlling Termites & Carpenter Ants- U of Mass

WATER HEATERS
General Information and Troubleshooting
Temperature and Pressure Relief Valves
Thermal Expansion Devices

WINDOWS
American Architectural Manufacturers Assn (AAMA)
National Fenestration Rating Council