Scott Gibson
Contributing editor for Old House Web

Can solar panels help reduce heating costs?

by Scott Gibson
Solar collectors can cut fuel costs, but they're far from a total answer for heating your house. Find out more about the pros and cons for using solar panels. More »
William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
Contributing editor for Old House Web

The Little Room Upstairs

by William Kibbel III, The Home Inspector
Many homes from the late Victorian era have a small room upstairs. Find out the history behind these rooms.More »

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Did you ever find out where or what the smell was coming from? I have the exact same issue in Oakland CA.
I live in Rochester, MI. My house is stated as being built in 1910, and another identical in the city is shown as built in 1926. Based on the identical…