The polar vortex sure did some damage with frozen water lines, but this one made me do a double, ok make that a triple take… Someone used conduit for the water lines??? You can easily see the difference between the copper fittings & pipe (yes that is rust on it also). Interestingly you might notice […]
Wow – this piece of drywall was bowed out almost 3″ above the fireplace… The culprit? Well besides the change of paint color making it obvious the answer is two-fold. The first was it was never screwed or nailed in properly. Now even if this happens you won’t get a bow like this without water […]
You may well recall this massive retaining wall fail which started out like this back in January of 2017 and by March of 2017 it looked like this… Well on the good news front they finally have it fixed – the next three pics were taken June 15th, 2018 while they were reconstructing it… As […]
Something tells me the humidifier isn’t needed at the moment… As for needing a humidifier for wintertime, well I still doubt it but some people still insist on having them.
Can you spot the issue? Quick Note – please ignore the light not showing on the plug – it does have power & the device itself works properly, the real issue is… If you got a guess, please leave a comment below & then check your answer… Electrical FAQ: Off the wall questions…
Why is my water running so slow… Yeah not only was the pipe clogged up but it had corroded so bad one good turn of the wrench sheared the supply right off. Might be time to repipe with a better product….
As many know, I do plenty of Energy Code Compliance Inspections, Consulting, etc… plus we have a ton of information on how to do things right on this site. Imagine my surprise when I walked into this job where they were still installing insulation & I saw this… Instead of running the baffles all the […]
Windows are great as they help let in natural light, fresh air when opened & hmmm, wow… This window had the drywall removed from one side & amazingly you can see all the way outside… But wait there is more That is the outside of the window – nope, no J Channel or integrated J-Channel […]
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.