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Great Links

GENERAL
Blueprint for Safety - Info on how to make homes more disaster-resistant
This Old House - This Old House
Consumer Reports - Consumer Reports Site
How Stuff Works - How Stuff Works, tons of great info
Home Risk - Seismic Evaluation - Assess your homes seismic risk for Free
Product Recalls - Provides up-to-date consumer home safety information
National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) - The National Flood Insurance Program
State Home Inspector Regulatory Legislation - ASHI provided State Inspector Regulations
US Consumer Product Safety Commission - CPSC - Consumer Product Safety Commission
US Consumer Product Safety Commission - CSPC - Consumer Product Database

APPLIANCES
Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers - Association of Home Appliance Manufactures

ATTIC
Vermiculite Insulation - EPA Q & A on Vermiculite Insulation

BUILDING CODES
International Code Council - ICC - Information on Buillding and local codes
All NFPA Codes and Standards - National Fire Protection Council
Electric Code Information and Forum - National Electric Code Internet Connection
U.S. Energy Codes - U.S. Department of Energy's Building Energy Codes Program

CHIMNEYS
Chimney Safety Institute of America - Great resource for Chimney facts and more
Wiki Chimney Article - Wikipedia Article on Chimneys

CONCRETE
American Concrete Institute - American Concrete Institute Concrete Resources
Wiki Concrete Article - Wikipedia Concrete Article

ELECTRICAL
Aluminum Wiring - CPSC - CPSC Safety Recommendations For Aluminum Wiring In Homes
Arc-Fault Protection - CPSC - Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) PDF Fact Sheet
How does a GFCI Outlet Work? - How GFCI Outlets Work
How Circuit Breakers Work - How Circuit Breakers Work
Federal Pacific Components - Code Check - Building, Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical Codes
Is My Electric Panel Safe - Is My Electric Panel Safe
InspectAPedia - Aluminum Wiring Info
eLocalElectricians - Aluminum Wiring Info from an expert source

EXTERIOR
Painting - Sherwin-Williams - Sherwin-Williams Site - Great info on Painting for Homeowners and Professionals
Decks- Deck Magazine - Deck Builder On-Line - source of information for building decks, docks, and the railing industry

FIRE SAFETY
Fire Science - Fire Science Education, Degrees & Career Information
Fire Safety - Information and Resources for the Elimination of Fire Deaths
Wildfire Safety - Resources for Reducing the Risk of Wildland Fires
U.S. Fire Administration - US Fire Adminstration FEMA Agency - Resources for Firefighters and Citizens
National Fire Protection Assn (NFPA) - Resource for Fire, Electrical and Building Safety

Garage Doors
DASMA - Door and Accesss Systems Manufacturers Association Safety and Maintenance Tips

HEATING AND COOLING
ASHRAE - American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
HVAC Talk - HVAC-Talk: Heating, Air & Refrigeration Discussion - Forum
HVAC Venting part 1 - HVAC webconnection.com
HVAC Venting part 2 - HVAC webconnection.com
Heat Exchanger Experts - Heat Exchanger Experts
Air Conditioning Contractors of America - Industry Association with Info, Tips, Technical and Education
Plumbing Heating & Cooling Contractors Assn - Plumbing, Heating, Cooling Contractors Association
How Does a Heat Pump Work? - How does a Heat Pump Work?
DOE Info on Heat Pumps - US Department of Energy Consumers Guide to Heat Pump Systems
Flexible Ductwork - Air Diffusion Council - North America's Leading Manufacturers of Flexible Air Ducts and Air Connectors
Easy Heat Inc. - Radiant Heating - Electrical Solutions To Cold Weather Problems

INTERIOR CONCERNS
National Kitchen and Bath Association - Consumer and Contractor Information on Kitchens and Bathrooms
American Lighting Association - Lighting and Ceiling Fan Manufacturers, Showrooms, and Pro Residential Lighting Designers
American Indoor Air Quality Council - Information on Indoor Air Quality and Certification

LEAD POISONING
NSC – Lead Poisoning Information - National Safety Council Fact Sheet (PDF) on Lead Poisoning

LOG HOMES
Log Home Info - Log Homes Links to detailed Log Home Information

MANUFACTURED HOMES
Manufactured Housing Institute - Consumer and Developer Resources and Links
Manufactured Housing Global Network - How To Buy a Manufactured Home

MOLD
EPA Mold Guide - A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, in Your Home (PDF)
National Association of Home Builders Mold Tips - Household Mold Resource Center
National Center for Environmental Health - CDC Mold Resources and Infomation

PLUMBING
A-Ball.com - Excellent Plumping Supply Resource
The Plumber.com - The Plumbing Site for Plumbers and DIYS'rs
Polyethylene Pipe - The Polybutylene Pipe Settlement Fund
LOVE Plumbing - Expert Advice on Plumbing and Remodeling Projects

REMODELING
National Association of the Remodeling Industry - Fantastic Resource for any Remodeling Project

ROOFING
Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association - Information Resource Related to Asphalt Roofing
Metal Roofing Alliance - Provides a Wealth of Information to Assist in Making Educated Roofing Decisions
National Roofing Contractors Association - Information, Education, Technology and Advocacy on the Roofing Industry
RoofHelp.Com - Library, Glossary, Hints & Tips and More

SEPTIC SYSTEMS
How Septic and Sewer Systems Work - Sewer Systems by How Stuff Works

SIDING
Brick Industry Association - The Starting Point for all things Brick
ABITIBI Lawsuits - Hardwood Siding Class Action Lawsuit Recovery
Vinyl Siding Institute - Vynyl Siding Institute Resource and More
EPA Managing Asbestos in Place (PDF)
Vinyl Siding Installation Manual - Vinyl Siding Installation Manual

SYNTHETIC STUCCO (EIFS)
EIFS Stucco: About Home
Exterior Design Institute
EIFS Industry Members Association (EIMA)
Masonry Stone Veneer Information
Stucco Woes - The Perfect Storm

TERMITES & WOOD DESTROYING ORGANISMS
National Pest Management Association (NPMA)
Orkin Termite Identification Guide
Boric Acid Based Termidicides
Iowa State Entomology - ISU Entomology Dept. Resources.
Controlling Termites & Carpenter Ants - UMass

WATER HEATERS
General Information and Troubleshooting
Thermal Expansion Devices

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

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

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