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Residential Solar Arrays

Cody E. Tarbell, P.E.

Cody E. Tarbell, P.E.

As energy prices continue to rise, many homeowners search for ways to save money. While reducing energy usage is a good first step to take, producing your own energy is another option. For the majority of homeowners, the most practical way to produce their own energy is the installation of a...

Understanding Octane Rating

Have you ever noticed advertisements at gasoline pumps stating that one of the octane ratings is “high-performance” fuel? In my experience, this has led to much misunderstanding about octane ratings. The first place to start when clearing the air with respect to a fuel’s octane rating is...

Dezinci – What??? What Is Dezincification?

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Richard L. Ellsworth, P.E.

As a result of changes in the regulations and restrictions for potable water systems by the NSF Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components Health Effects, the use of lead in brass alloy fittings, faucets, and components was eliminated. It should be noted that lead was used in brass alloys to...

Unsealed Shingle Corners

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Kurt D. Mulder, P.E.

Wear and tear, it happens to everything as it ages, including roofing. During the examination of roofing, wear and tear need to be taken into account by the examiner for it can be mistaken for damage resulting from wind uplift. A common form of wear and tear observed to asphalt shingles is granular...