Recently I was in a new home & I got to say I was surprised as I saw this… Yes that is exposed conduit that they tried to cover over with sheetrock mud… Granted it was in a semi finished basement but really???
We recently had a nice little hail storm that came through our area over 2 months ago – and wow did that bring out all the storm chasers. Between the actual knocks on the door to illegally placed flyers on & in the mailbox I would say we have had over 25 come through. Just […]
This last week I was at the ACI conference & spotted this booth from ShowerStart talking about an easy to use water saving product for showers & shoot they even tout their WaterSense® label. Needless to say I was slightly intrigued & stopped in to ask about it. Instead of a traditional recirculating/ recycler system […]
A couple of weekends ago we arranged a mini-vacation up to Galena, Illinois. As part of this mini vacation we took a trip to Blaum Brothers Distillery for one of there tours. Like many other similar tours there is the obligatory pallets of hops, barley, &/or corn… The smiling tour guide & the nice shiny equipment & wow – […]
Oh my, just from the distance I figured there was an issue, which when one considers this house is probably worth half a million or more… Can’t see it, well lets move in a little closer I know a few sharp eyes have probably figured it out, but how about we get a little closer… […]
This is the full video of the Toll Brothers townhome development located in North Carolina that was taken by Ed Braz of Ed Braz Wildlife Photography who wrote about the experience here. This is a follow up picture taken WRAL which had a few statements from the builder & inspection department. Unfortunately it appears that there will be […]
I have seen plenty of window seal failures in my life, but this one on a new house I got to say, took the cake… Yes folks, that’s a good 6+ inches of water between the two panes of glass on a vinyl unit
Oh no, builders wouldn’t use that trade off to install… Oh yes they would… Yep a naturally drafted water heater & 2 furnaces in a brand new house with a 2.26 ACH50, an exhaust only ventilation system, and no make up air source.
Interesting reuse of bicycle parts for the “Fox Cycle” A few closer images
You know some practices are just so hard to kill off, even with the code changes & increased education. Kind of like these two… Air flow is so highly overrated… That is a 10″ supply duct reduced to 6″ in not just one spot but another two that don’t show on the picture Ahh but the […]