In multifamily units one has to have fire rated wall assemblies between units (which also includes the attic areas) to help prevent / slow fires down between units… Doesn’t help if the cable repair guy cuts holes between the units… The lucky part, there was a fire but fortunately it was on the other side […]
You know I have heard of using a shim behind a door hinge if one has a slightly deeper hinge mortise than needed, but this is stretching it…. Funny thing is if they had shimmed the door properly they wouldn’t need to kick the hinge out almost a 1/4 of an inch.
Wow three things in just one simple picture… ok granted one was allowed before by codes but it isn’t to smart. Scroll down & see if you caught all the issues & let us know how you did. So how did you do? Panned joist as a return – notoriously leaky & now against code […]
Weather-stripping: Good shape Door air-sealed properly: Yes it is Always like this i.e. bad install: mostly no Issue: Temperature below 0 (remember everything expands & contracts) Not enough shims in proper place (should be at least 3 spots – 6″ to 9″ down, center, 6″ to 9″ up — larger doors may require more) & […]
There are two simple things to always keep in mind, gravity always wins and all things expand & contract. Case in point, this mailbox post cover… Oops (Hey Manufacturers there is a simple fix for this)
No need for thermal imaging, or other high tech measures to find this leak… Maybe a better caption though is sometimes a Band-Aid wont do (or 7) & you just need to fix the issue.
No folks, this is not a recommended practice per the manufacturer, but hey whatever it takes right?
This is enough to cause major anxiety in someone opening up a wall in a remodel, but seeing this in a new house… No this wasn’t caused by selective termites, it just arrived from the lumber yard like this. Now as for who thought this would still be something worth using…
I got to admit, this one threw me for a loop… It’s in a basement right off the stairs in the main walkway Shoot anyone have any ideas? The sump pump is 8′ away right next to the wall, this is 6′ from the wall, not near anything requiring load bearing footings…
I couldn’t believe it when I saw this… A closer look? So unless they were listening to dancing on the ceiling, they actually stood the wall up after the workers stepped all over it with mud & who knows what else on their boots. So when the WRB fails, don’t blame the product in this […]