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Hail Chasing: Pogo was right!

By Dan Curl | Jun 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

The following is a blog post and an email response from a neighborhood friend who had landed a job with a roofing contractor. In a later email he disclosed that he had decided not to work for that company because of ethical considerations. My main point continues to be that roof shingle replacements were not…

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Help!!!! I'm flooded

By Dan Curl | Jun 3, 2009 | 1 Comment

I was asked to link to this New York Plumber website and found some very useful information. Give them a look, especially if you are experiencing a plumbing emergency Plumber: NYC When it’s panic time this page will help you navigate a flooded house

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How can I be right and wrong at the same time?

By Dan Curl | Jun 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

How can I be right and wrong at the same time? It’s easy: make an unqualified promise. Here’s my story Last summer I inspected a retirement-type attached home. It was 3 years old and had been vacant for about a year. This was an easy inspection in most ways-the general quality of workmanship and materials…

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It's the Environment, stupid

By Dan Curl | Jan 29, 2009 | 1 Comment

You know how you do things the same way for years and years and then, one day, someone, something or some event blows it all away like 9/11? Or, slowly, gradually, facts start to accumulate, empiricism takes hold and you begin to understand that what you’ve been doing is not just a little wrong but…

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