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Mechanical Inspection [electronic resource]: Electrical, Plumbing, and Heating

Portfolio Entertainment, Inc
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In this video, viewers are shown three of the key areas to inspect when buying a home - the electrical service, plumbing, and the heating system. Beginning in the basement, our home inspector, Alex Welsh, closely checks the electrical service. He reviews the condition of the fuse box or circuit breaker box to ensure that it is properly assembled and that there are no loose connections or frayed wires. While in the basement, he also checks out the water heater and the heating source. There are many different types of heating systems; here the focus is on gas furnaces and boilers and the particular issues they present. There is also a special "spotlight" feature on state-of-the-art furnaces. As the home inspector roams the house, he also checks plumbing joints for dryness, fit, and safety, as well as looking for evidence of asbestos. A comprehensive review of modern septic systems is also included. Each home style is featured for the distinctive elements and potential problems it presents.
Release Date
Run Time
22 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Sept. 26, 2005.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Electrical, plumbing, and heating
The Home Inspector
Home inspector
  • The Older Home (4:31)
  • Heating Options (2:19)
  • Ranch Bungalow (2:15)
  • Victorian Home (3:44)
  • Victorian Rowhouse (5:11)
  • Comparing Home Heating Systems (2:25)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2005], c2003.
Publisher no.
  • 30515s Films Media Group
  • 30516 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (22 min.) : sd., col., digital file + instructional materials (online)
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
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