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Daniel Friedman
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Attended Washinton and Lee University
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New feature at InspectApedia.com invites reader photographs and questions about un-identified or mysterious things, components, materials found in, on, or around homes or other buildings.
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Thanks Michael. We work hard to produce accurate information without
conflict of interest, so I'm thrilled when a reader finds our information
useful.

We welcome content suggestions, questions, criticism, and are happy to cite
and link to such technical contributors.

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NY Times Sunday Review 12/15/2013 p.4
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See A/C compressor noise diagnosis - compressor squeals - at InspectApedia.com where we discuss this unit.
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The text comment on the image was the opinion of the homeowner who sent us this video of a clanking banging HVAC compressor system
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This is the right way to store firewood for the coming winter... Under cover, close to point of use, but NOT up against the building wall where it would invite an insect attack on the building.
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This photo illustrates a non-graspable handrail - in this case a 2x6 placed on edge with no thumb or finger groove. At left in the image you can see a conventional and properly-designed and mounted stairway handrailing.
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I"m trying this out at our website InspectApedia.com, starting with our home page. Contributor is an admirable idea, one I support, but I fear it won't get support from most web users. I have worked 8 hours a day for over ten years developing and researching reliable content for my readers but still  "Information must be free" is a refrain sung by a large chorus. 
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Recent additions to InspectApedia include a hybrid article  mixing technical information with moving recollections at  EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE JOURNAL - the Nortridge LA Quake of 1994 where ASHI members helped with damage assessment
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Leaning garage, typical of the no-sill no-foundation style common in the northeast from 1925
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When inspecting a building for structural damage it's important to look both up-close at small details and to take a step back to look at the entire structure; This garage leans quite a bit to its left - the effect of lower wall rot and insect damage common on 1920's era wood framed garages built without any foundation whatsoever.
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Introduction
Journalist, since 1953 (cub reporter, Richmond News Leader), specializing in environmental & construction inspection, diagnosis, & repair, & forensic investigations.
Forensic Microscopy, since 1985, specializing in particle identification for diagnostic purposes, including buildings, indoor environment, and works of art
Environmental, Indoor Air Quality & mold field investigations and laboratory services, since 1985, specializing in particle identification, IAQ and mold, pollen, allergen, and other indoor air particle investigations. Microscopy Lab Analysis for sick Buildings or in the course of art conservation, including on-site and mail-in sample lab services;
Construction Evaluation & Diagnosis since 1978 as American Home Service Company:

Daniel Friedman's bio is at http://inspectapedia.com/danbio.htm
Education
  • Washinton and Lee University
    Liberal Arts, Business, Science, Language, 1960 - 1965
    BA. Subsequent graduate work at GW University & others: law, mathematics, computer science, construction, forensics. See bio & CV.
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Male
Other names
Dan J Friedman, Jr., Daniel Joseph Friedman, Daniel Joseph Friedman Jr
Work
Occupation
Daniel Friedman is a journalist & a forensic investigator of building failures, hazards and environments. He a nationally recognized as an expert on building inspection, diagnosis & repair, indoor environment investigation & testing, and he is also a forensic microscopist. He serves as editor / author of InspectAPedia.com.
Employment
  • InspectAPedia.com
    InspectApedia.com - Building & Building Environment Encyclopedia , 1985 - present
    InspectApedia.com - is a free online encyclopedia of building & environmental inspection, testing, diagnosis, repair, & problem prevention advice - illustrated, detailed, in-depth research on finding, diagnosing, testing, correcting, & preventing building defects, energy conservation, & indoor environmental hazards. InspectAPedia® is a U.S. registered Trademark.
  • IBM
    Systems Engineer, Manager, 1967 - 1984
  • American Home Service
    present
  • American micro Publish
    Owner/Publisher, Internet & Print Publishing, 1976 - present
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USA - Mexico
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