Are Diamond Pier footings approved for decks in Minnesota? Answers from the 20 largest cities.

- As long as the building official determines that Diamond Piers meet the intent of the code, they shall approve their use. .  Here’s what they said:.  So, getting back to the question at hand: are Diamond Pier footings allowed for decks in <insert city>?  I called the building inspections departments at the twenty largest cities in Minnesota to find out ..More

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Options for repairing ungrounded three-prong outlets

- 4(D)(1) says that if a grounding path exists, it needs to be used. .   This means that the only acceptable repair for an ungrounded outlet in a home built after 1962 is to ground the outlet.  If no ground path exists on a home this age, someone really screwed up.  NEC Section 406. If a ground path exists, you need to use it.  In my old post on fixing ungrounded outlets, I show how to use a two-lead tester to see if the electrical box is grounded.  Ground paths have been required throughout homes since 1962 ..More

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An easy fix for split boots at plumbing vent flashings

- .  I bet you can guess what I found. In preparation for this blog post, I hopped up on my own roof and took a look at the flashing on my own plumbing vents ..More

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Pre-Listing Inspections: How One Inspection Could Have Saved Over $13,000

-  Instead of a full home inspection, we do a ‘walk-n-talk’ consultation. . We skip over the obvious stuff that anyone living in a home already knows about, and the whole walk-n-talk probably takes about half as long as a normal home inspection.  We offer this same type of service to property investors who want stripped down home inspections, which we call investor inspections. Home inspectors can work around that. For anyone concerned about the cost of a home inspection, or for anyone who thinks a full home inspection report isn’t necessary or even wanted, no problem. We go through the home the same way we would for a normal home inspection, with the owner following right along, but the owner takes their own notes ..More

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Minnesota Home Builder Won’t Allow Attic Inspections, My Two Cents on the Matter

-  On the plus side, we don’t have to worry about termites here. .  That’s just life in Minnesota. There are a number of things we can’t test or inspect when it’s cold and everything is buried in snow.  It’s too cold ..More

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