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.
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?