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

www.codecheck.com

Bed Bug Registry


BUILDING GREEN

www.buildinggreen.com


CHIMNEYS

Chimney Safety Institute of America

Rumford Fireplaces

www.ncsg.org
National Chimney Sweep Guild


CONCRETE

American Concrete Institute

www.concretenetwork.com
Concrete resource guide and industry links

www.forms.org
Insulating Concrete Form Association

www.cement.org/homes
Portland Cement Association


www.bia.org
Brick Industry Association

www.bia.org/BIA/technotes/t1.htm
All weather brick installation technical notes

www.fixconcrete.org/
Concrete repair related information

www.aci-int.org
American Concrete Institute

www.cpsc.gov
Consumer Product Safety Commission

Crawlspace
www.basementsystems.com/crawlspaces.html
Proper crawlspace vapor barrier and waterproofing method


ELECTRICAL

Aluminum Wiring- CPSC

American Lighting Association

How does a GFCI Outlet Work?

How Circuit Breakers Work

www.ul.com
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.

http://electrical-contractor.net
Make sure you visit the "Photo/Violations Discussion Forum" to see what the Electricians are calling out!

http://inspect-ny.com/fpe/fpepanel.htm
Federal Pacific Electric - Electrical Hazards Website

www.iaei.org
International Association of Electrical Inspectors

http://www.mikeholt.com
Everything electrical code related


EXTERIOR

Decks- Deck Magazine


FIRE SAFETY

U.S. Fire Administration


HEATING AND COOLING

ASHRAE

HVAC Talk

Heat Exchanger Experts

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

www.heatexchangerexperts.com/
Furnace Inspection Book and Seminars/Courses


HOME BUILDING INDUSTRY

www.jlconline.com/cgi-bin/jlconline.storefront
Journal of Light Construction: Great site for indepth answers on any home building related topic...articles are archived by topic and so are the Q&A's

www.nahbrc.org
National Association of Home Builders Research Center

www.nahb.com
National Association of Home Builders


HOME MAGAZINE

www.oldhousejournal.com
Old House Journal


HOME PRODUCTS

www.build.com
Home Repair

www.homerepair.about.com
Home repair info and related links

www.askbuild.com
Ask The Builder

www.doityourself.com
Do It Yourself - Home Improvement, Repair, Remodeling, and Hardware


HOME SHOW

http://hometime.com
HomeTime

http://home.howstuffworks.com
How Stuff Works

www.housedetective.com

www.hgtv.com
Home & Garden Television


INTERIOR CONCERNS

National Kitchen and Bath 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

http://www.epa.gov/mold/moldresources.html
US EPA - Indoor Air Qulity - Mold


PLUMBING

A-Ball.com

The Plumber.com

LOVE Plumbing & Remodel- Tips & Expert Advice


PLUMBING & MECHANICAL

www.iapmo.org
International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials


POOLS
www.poolwarehouse.com
Click on "online install" for a detailed description on how to properly install pools


RADON GAS

http://www.epa.gov/radon/
US EPA - Indoor Air Quality - Radon


REMODELING

National Association of the Remodeling Industry


ROOFING

Metal Roofing Alliance

Roofing Contractor Online Magazine

American Cemwood Cement/Wood Fiber Shakes Lawsuit

Masonite Claims

RoofHelp.Com

www.roofcoatings.org
Roof Coating Manufacturing Association

www.asphaltroofing.org
Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association

www.nrdca.org
National Roof Deck Contractors Association

www.nrca.net
National Roofing Contractors Association

http://roofhelp.com

www.ondura.com
New roof covering on the market


SEPTIC SYSTEMS

How Septic and Sewer Systems Work

www.nesc.wvu.edu/nsfc/nsfc_index.htm
Septic system information mecca

http://www.tandttools.com/
Professional Septic Inspection Tools Specialty Hardware

www.strongtie.com/index.html

Product and technical information and educational training


SIDING

Brick Industry Association

Masonite Hardboard Siding Lawsuits

ABITIBI Lawsuits

Vinyl Siding Institute

www.foamlaminates.com/
Structural Insulated Panel Systems (SIPS)

www.pbmdf.com
Composite Panel Association/Composite Wood Council

www.hardboard.org
American Hardboard Association


SYNTHETIC STUCCO (EIFS)

EIFS Stucco: About.com

Exterior Design Institute

EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA)


TECHNICAL INFORMATION

www.astm.org
Materials Testing and Standards - Code reference standards

www.woodtruss.com
Wood Truss Council of America

www.steeltruss.org
Structural Building Components Portal

www.tpinst.org
Truss Plate Institute, Inc.


TERMITES & WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISMS

National Pest Management Association (NPMA)

Boric Acid Based Termidicides

www.pestworld.org

National Pest Management Association, Inc.


WATER HEATERS

General Information and Troubleshooting

Temperature and Pressure Relief Valves

Thermal Expansion Devices


WATER/WELL RELATED

http://www.wqa.org/consumer/newindex.cfm

Water facts

http://www.cleanwaterstore.com/technical/faqs.html
Water filter facts

http://www.agwt.org/tawo/privatewell.htm
Well info


WINDOWS

American Architectural Manufacturers Assn (AAMA)

National Fenestration Rating Council

Federal Information Sources
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Consumer Product Safety Commission
- Department of Housing and Urban Development
- Department of Energy
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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- General Services Administration
- US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
- EPA Regional Offices
- Federal Emergency Management Agency

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CPSC Publications in Languages Other Than English and Spanish

For franchise information, go to http://www.apifranchise.com

Please note a handy web site that list many recalled products, courtesy of AC&E Home Inspection http://www.recalls.gov