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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Polarity Therapy being held in Springfield Vermont, this is a free Introduction to Polarity Therapy with Jane Collister, the program will be held on Monday the 4th of October 2010, and will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Springfield Town Library. Polarity Therapy is an integrative form of bodywork that uses gentle point specific touch to balance the flow of energy in the body Collister has more than 30 years of instructor in the healing arts and is a Registered Polarity Practitioner with the American Polarity Therapy Association. To find out more information, you can click here to visit Jane Collister or Springfield town library Have a good one Dale in Vermont   Localism information by Baker Home and Commercial Properties Inspections blog post 193 - 3 October 2010  Springfield, Vermont      ...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Vermont Bring Todays Energy Efficiency To Yesryear's Home-Series Part 1  Myth: Modern energy saving appliances are not worth buying and won't save you money. Fact: when buying an appliance, you should remember that it actually has two price tags; the first price is what you pay in order to take it home, and second is what you pay for the energy and water it uses. Energy Star qualified appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use 10 to 50% less energy and water than a standard model of the same kind. The money you and your family save on utility bills will usually more than make up for the cost of a more expensive but more efficient Energy Star model.Money saven tip: most States have various rebate programs to help encourage you to purchase Energy Star appliances. The rebates ar...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Vermont Bring Todays Energy Efficiency To Yesteryear's Homes-Series Part 2, Baker Home and Commercial Properties Inspections, would like to go over some myths, facts and mistaken ideas that can cost you and your family money. Some old myths about energy become increasingly expensive. Others have simply become obsolete with advances in technology. While others are misinterpretations of old practices that have passed into home owner foklore. Myth: Furnace filters are good for the whole season, you only need to change them once in the winter and once in the summer.Fact: if the filter is restricting air flow at all, its time to change a filter. Just how often really depends on a number of factors such as, how long your system runs, the quality of the filters you use, and even the home's loc...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Vermont Bring Todays Energy Efficiency To Yesteryear's Homes-Series Part 3, Baker Home and Commercial Properties Inspections, would like to go over some myths, facts and mistaken ideas that can cost you and your family money. Some old myths about energy become increasingly expensive. Others have simply become obsolete with advances in technology. While others are misinterpretations of old practices that have passed into home owner foklore.Vermont Bring Todays Energy Efficiency To Yesteryear's Homes-Series Part 3 Myth: Brick or stone homes are more energy efficient than typical frame homes.Fact: The vast majority of brick or stone homes are actually just a veneer over a wood frame. While more durable than other forms of exterior cladding they offer no efficiency advantage in terms of a h...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Vermont Home Owner Having a Automatic Generator Backup Power System can help You Don’t Be Left in the Dark, why a backup generator? Sump Pump (water damage during storm) Well Pumps Save perishable foods Home Office Cooling and/or Heating Warm showers Cooking Lights Home Security   An automatic Backup Power Generator system provides power to your home when the electricity goes out. There are many companys that offers the latest in back-up  generator technology - allowing customized solutions to provide your family with the appropriate level of protection. How Does a Automatic Generator Backup Power System Work?A power outage occurs - within seconds the backup generator begins to provide electricity to selected circuits in your home. When the power is restored, the generator automatically...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Vermont First Time Home Buyer if you are looking to buy a HUD or Bank owned Property, These properties are usely winteriz for the winter month is. Does your Home Inspectors offer what is called a De-Winterization and Winterization service. This service will allow you to have the plumbing system inspection performed on the prospective property you are looking at. Typically HUD and Banks stipulates that you can have utilities restored in order to complete your home inspection; but HUD and some Banks also stipulates that you are responsible for haven the property De-Winterized and Winterized at your own expense. This service should be performed on the same day as your home inspection. De-Winterization, A pressure test is performed to ensure that water can be safely introduced back into the...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
 Do It Yourself Tips for Vermont Home Owners Don’t take the comfort and convenience of having hot water in your home for granted. Bathing, showering, doing the laundry or dishes would be unpleasant without it. Not to mention the expense of unexpected breakdowns. Here are some general tips to extend the life of your water heater: Lower the thermostat on your water heater; water heaters sometimes come from the factory with high temperature settings, but a setting of 115 degrees provides comfortable hot water for most uses. Drain a quart or more of water from your tank (until the water runs clear) every month or two to remove sediment that impedes heat transfer and lowers the efficiency of your water heater. Do-It-Yourself Tips   There are several ways to cut your water heating bills: use ...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Two Facts to know when you might be Moving to California or Indiana, As I was doing some research recently for a client, on an item that has to do with the home he is buying. Thats he feels is not on the up and up, and could very will be against the Law. This client knows that I have worked in and with Lew Enforcement in the pass. Will I came along a couple of Laws, one in California and the other is in Gary, Indiana. So just thought I'd share them with the many readers that stop by and sit to visit, could read them.Two Facts to know when you might be Moving to California or Indiana, its against the Law in the State of California to set a trap for a mouse, unless you have a hunting license. If you really like Italian food with lots of garlic, and you're in Gary, Indiana. Then you'll sur...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Going Green-Our Forgotten Green Energy in Vermont, the penstock which is also knowen as the pipeline and powerhouse of a Hydro System. The penstock is not only responsible for moving water to your turbine, but also is the enclosure which creates the head pressure with increasing vertical drop. So in effect the penstock focuses all the water power at the bottom of the pipe where it and your turbine will connect.In contrast an open stream dissipates the energy as it travels down the hill. The pipeline's diameter, length and routing all affect the efficiency, and there are guidelines, that need to be followed for matching the size of the penstock to the design flow of your system. A small-diameter pipeline can considerably reduce your available horsepower, even though it can carry all the ...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Test Yourself on the Batten Kill in Vermont, what the Ganges is to devout Hindus, the Nile to archacologists, the Mississippi was to Mark Twain, Vermont's Batten Kill is that to any dedicated Eastern fly-fishermen. Folks don't just come up to these here parts for a casual weekend of fishing.                           Maybe, just maybe, what they learned in other fly fishing streams, like in Colorado, Michigan, and even New York State, doesn't apply here in Vermont. The sensitive waters, that them there fussy trouts are in. In May, when the Hendrickson hatch is in full swing, hearty, driven, focused fly fishing anglers descend on this river, to mach their wits with nature and the hungry fish.Test Yourself on the Batten Kill in Vermont, the promise of a new fly fishing season of dreams aw...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Grin and Bear It - Bits of Life Folks in New England Have Learned to Contend With, Blackfly Season: Folks in New England know not to wear dark-colored clothes.   May Frost: Folks in New England know not to start planting before Memorial Day (I have not yet fully learned this one yet).   Mud Season: Folks in New England know enough to park and walk down those quaint dirt roads in the month of March, that there are so many to drive on in the New England area. (my Jeepy and I like to drive on them). Grin and Bear It - Bits of Life Folks in New England Have Learned to Contend With, Boiled Dinners: New England folks are born knowing they are supposed to like them. So they do. Hollywood's Boston Accents: New England folks know that Matt Damon should play all Beantown characters. Playing Candl...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Home Owner Repair Costs This blog post is for informational purposes only  Prices listed here can fluctuate due to many factors such as labor, material and energy costs. Home Inspectors do not perform repairs and we do not provide cost estimates in our reports. This list has been prepared to serve as a guideline and to provide "ball park" estimates for common repair / replace items. These costs are for a typical small to medium home . It is always best to get a signed bid by a licensed and qualified contractor. Get three bids if possible. The lowest bid may not be the best in the long term. Please note: Recent construction cost increases may make some of these prices lower than you will find locally. EXTERIOR FOUNDATION ROOFING HVAC ELECTRICAL PLUMBING INTERIOR FLOORS ATTIC BASEMENT ADD...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Home Maintenance Check List For First Time Home Buyers and Home Owners Compliment of Baker Home and Commercial Properties InspectionsPO Box 570Charlestown, New Hampshire 03603Office: 603-826-4207Cell: 603-477-8072   * For appliance maintenance schedules and procedures, refer to the specific owner's manual. As Needed Condition Close fireplace damper when not in use Fix leaky faucets     Unclog slow-running drains __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ Monthly                                                                                                                                              Condition Inspect and test smoke and fire alarms  ...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Windsor County Vermont Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, on Saturday the 25th of September 2010 is prescription Drug Take-Back Day in Windsor County Vermont, will be held between the hours of 10:00 A.M. to 2:00. You are ask to take part in safely disposing of your unused, expired or unwanted pills and capsules (sorry but they say liquids or needles are not being accepted.)   This Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is a free and anonymous, with no questions ask. There will be nine collection sites setup for you to go to. The Windsor Police Department, the Springfield Police Department, the Chester Police Department, the Ludlow Police Department, the Weathersfield Transfer Station, the Hartford Police Department, the Windsor County Sheriff's Office located in Woodstock, the Royalton Police De...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Gallery at the Vault State Craft Center Springfield Vermont Exhibit Event, on Saturday the 25th of September 2010 come join  with the State Craft Center in celebrating the State of Craft exhibit the Land, the Art, the Artist. The attendees wil be able to enjoy some of Vermont mighty fine made cider doughnuts and Vermont mighty tasty apple cider and you sure will be in for a real fun day of hands-on artists demonstrations. Fiber artist Cheryl Flett will show folks weaving, spinning and felting techniques, you also get to learn from basket maker Sue Langley as she demonstrates basket weaving. Folks will be able to take home with them, a weaving or felted ornament that they learn to make. This exhibit event will be held between the hours of 12:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. on Saturday the 25 of Sep...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Vermont Step Back into History to the Revolutionary War -Fort at No4 Event, come join us at Fort at No.4 in Charlestown, New Hampshire this Saturday and Sunday the 18th and 19 of September 2010. King George the 3rd is mighty upset with us, seeing that we won't put up with Great Britain's Taxes with out Representation any more, so we got a little group together and had our selves a little ole Tea Party in Boston. So now King George the 3rd has sent his Red Coats here make us behave. Well our Army and Militia are making ready to meet them. Not to worry folks, we'll send those Red Coats back to King George with their tales between their legs. This coming weekend will be sure to give you a tast of whats going to come your way in the Fort at No.4, 2011 season. We have a fun filled weekend pl...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Vermont Sales and Use Taxes Workshop Bellows Falls Vermont, whether you aare a new business owner just opening your business, or a business owner that might not fully unstand the Vermont Sales and Use Taxes. On Thursday the 16th of September 2010, there is going to be a free Sales and Use Taxes Workshop at the Waypoint Center, located at 17 Depot Square in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Vermont businesses will be able to learn what they need to know about the Vermont Sales and Use Taxes. The attendees of the workshop will learn how business owners can comply with the Vermont tax regulations and how to collect and report sales and use, meals and lodging taxes. Vermont Sales and Use Taxes Workshop Bellows Falls Vermont, this workshop is being sponsored by the Southeastern Vermont Community Actio...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
Vermont Interstate 91 and the Connecticut River, Vermont is the Green Mount State! The Connecticut River cuts a wide swath between the States of Vermont and New Hampshire, at least in this here area, as thought to be underscoring the differences between these two States. Beside it, and in sight of the Connecticut River for much of its route, run, Interstate 91 which runs North and South, high along a shoulder of the hills that rise on the river's western bank.   The views sure are among the very best from any interstate highway in our Country, which runs over rich fertlie farmlands, this wide winding Connecticut River with its oxbows and tributary streams, and the breath taking scenery of the hills and mountains of New Hampshire across this mighty fine river, are like the painted pictur...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
A Bit of Austria is Coming to Chester Vermont American Legion Post 67 Event, The Stratton Mountain Boys will be performing two shows at the Chester American Legion Post 67. The first to take place on Friday the 17th of September and the second on Sunday the 19th of September 2010.               The Chester American Legion Post 67 is located on Route 103 in Chester, Vermont The seating is limited, tickets are $15.00 for Adults, $25.00 for Couples, and $1.00 for Children between the ages of 6 to 12. Show times: The Friday the 17th show will start at 7:00 P.M. The Sunday the 19th show starts at 3:00 P.M. For tickets and information give a call to John Tarbell (802-885-3586) or the Chester American Post 67 (802-875-6009) There is also a German style Buffet being offered, which costes $8.00 ...
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By Baker Home Inspection and Commercial Properties Inspections, Home and Commercial Properties Inspections Vermont
(Baker Residential and Commercial Properties Inspections)
First Time Home Buyer Going Green Is Not Hard To Do with Used-Home Parts in Vermont, just pay a little ole visit to the Vermont Salvage Exchange in White River Junction, Vermont. You'll find it to be funky and utilitarian at the very same time, its a used-home parts store where you'll be able to find everything from fireplace mantels, stainedglass windows to doors, wainscoting, and heating grilles, all this and more in one store.       Amid the three floors of boxs and boxs of doorknobs, light fixtures, and gargoyles are mighty creative decorating ideas intended to help you make the most of your purchases. Theres a hand printed sign sitting atop a cart of old solid oak doors asking, if you have ever thought of making wainscoting from five-panel doors? Their in-house decorator then offer...
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