Heh – this doesn’t work folks. Guess where that Powered Attic Ventilator is going to get its exhaust from or the three turtle vents when the PAV isn’t running… Sorry but not only is this a waste of money but so is the alternative solar unit. Ventilate it right, insulate properly, or consider a Hot […]
Sometimes all you can say is what the… I can see the framers now – what do you mean you forgot the board stretcher? Ahh no big deal, I am sure everyone else will cover over it & if not at least the gutter will & no one will be the wiser.
Care to play a quick game of spot the issues? Ready, Set, Go… So how many did you spot & how quick? At least 4? Hmm let’s try a slightly better angle with some hints… A = Gutter apron used not drip edge. Fortunately, they had a large gap, or the water issues would be […]
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Generally we stay clear of politics especially because the problem lately is becoming “if you are not with us you are…” a racist, clueless, brainwashed, & the list goes on. It doesn’t matter what the topic is as most people just hear you support X or Y and they close down instantly to anything you […]
So what happens when you combine; bad framing, an electrician that doesn’t care, with a healthy bit of “here, hold my beer, I can make this work”?
Ummm…. Seriously, how long has this guy worked in the trades… How did this get past any sort of marketing review? Shoot how did someone in the trades publication that accepted this ad not said anything? You can’t say that they don’t have the budget or technical experience not to have caught this simple mistake […]
One of the biggest tenants of building but especially roofing is getting the water away from the structure as soon as possible. So I have to wonder what this person was thinking… An adjuster showed me this flashing detail for a chimney… Not sure why the roofer didn’t install a cricket to shed water away […]
You know there really is nothing wrong with these types of outlet adapters – they are UL listed after all… But when you do this, you just might be… Breaking a few codes, voiding the UL listing, looking to start a fire, & the list goes on. With that here is a bonus one for […]
I couldn’t help but laugh, good luck blaming that on the plumbers… Ahh you were trained by one who also does drywall – got it. On the energy efficiency front, very cool seeing a California Corner in this 1928 house Yes folks that is the corner of a 2 story house they notched out, but […]