Today we have a twofer but first, one more time please – duct tape has a 1,001 uses but using them on ducts isn’t one of them. The first one is hilarious not only because they actually used the correct tape for part of this contraption but the contraption itself & of course the duct […]
Wacky Weds: Next Level 3 R’s
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle or is it just another person’s junk is another person’s treasure? If you think this is good, you ought to see the rest of this truck.
Wacky Weds: Can the directions be any clearer?
I don’t know but this appears to be pretty clear in not only Spanish but English…
Wacky Weds: Belt & Suspenders
While I am a big fan of belt & suspenders in many things, this one has got to take the cake… Yep, that is a baby safe plug being used in a Tamper Resistant outlet. Here is a closer look in case you don’t believe me… Yeah just a little overkill.
Wacky Weds: Roof Ventilation 101
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 […]
Wacky Weds: Forgot the board stretcher?
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.
Wacky Weds: Spot the Issues
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 […]
Wacky Weds: Job Security?
As many know, this site was created by & is supported solely by SLS Construction & Building Solutions LLC (SLSCBS) as a free resource. Besides SLSCBS focusing on code compliance testing & consulting, we also help homeowners & building owners solve energy, comfort & health problems they may encounter. One might think with all the […]
Wacky Weds: Politics can be funny… & a few quick thoughts
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 […]
Wacky Weds: Ingenious light switch idea or hack?
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”?
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