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.
Wacky Weds: Electrical What’s Wrong
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…
Wacky Weds: Small Plumbing Issue
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….
Wacky Weds: Baffled
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 […]
Wacky Weds: A comedy of errors
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 […]
Wacky Weds: Firewall? Check…
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 […]
Wacky Weds: Shims good, but this…
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.
Wacky Weds: Three Strikes &…
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 […]
Wacky Weds: A case for shims…
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) & […]
Wacky Weds: 2 Things to Remember
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)
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