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Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.

3 responses to “The Tim’s Top Ten of Twenty-Twelve”

  1. Mad John

    Its wonderful to see your favorite posts of the year. Especially the LeakFrog is a perfect idea for every house and I will go and buy it. The damage water can do if left unrepaired is just too big to bear.

    Since I´m working in a real estate (but not as an agent) my primary interest is in the blogs of such matter. Among the posts that definitely grabbed my attention are: Why I do it on GreaterFool. Then I enjoy reading The Burning Platform and I´m also a fan of urban art, like this example: Graffiti in Toronto

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  2. softwarengineer

    RE: Mad John @ 1

    Leak Frogs Work After You Check Them

    But lets say you flush the upstairs toilet with a suddenly stuck open valve [happens all the time, especially the cheap ones] and too much toilet paper, etc….then rush down to go out to dinner with the family…..hours later you come home to a destoyed downstairs ceiling and other water damages….

    I’d install a drain(s) pouring out of the upstairs on all upstairs bathrooms and water heaters too…sounds like a $500 upgrade bill compared to like $5000 in damages for likely mishaps in a two story house.

    Single story houses without a basement are much safer in this regard, especially if the heater ducting is on the floor and allows the water to drain down into the crawl space and there’s a sump pump down there too.

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  3. Howard

    Don’t know if it would work in the above mentioned scenario..or how much they cost
    http://www.watts.com/pages/whatsnew/floodsafe_connectors.asp

    I think the floor drain under the washing machine is code now… but that is a no brainer right there.

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