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.
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 […]
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) & […]
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)
No need for thermal imaging, or other high tech measures to find this leak… Maybe a better caption though is sometimes a Band-Aid wont do (or 7) & you just need to fix the issue.
No folks, this is not a recommended practice per the manufacturer, but hey whatever it takes right?
This is enough to cause major anxiety in someone opening up a wall in a remodel, but seeing this in a new house… No this wasn’t caused by selective termites, it just arrived from the lumber yard like this. Now as for who thought this would still be something worth using…