Diamond Pier Footings Revisited

- Surprisingly, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of decks being built in Minnesota using Diamond Piers. .  I don’t have any statistics, but just based on my experience, these things haven’t even put a dent in the market. My best guess is that people aren’t aware of the product, or they assume Diamond Piers are more expensive, but they’re not ..More

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Q&A: Why is there a lock on my circuit breaker?

- I recently had someone send me an email, asking why their circuit breaker had a lock on it, preventing the breaker from being turned off, or tripping.  It would seem that this is a safety hazard, wouldn’t it?. ..More

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Air conditioners in attics: leaks make a big mess

- While it’s not common to find air conditioners in attics here in Minnesota, I probably find the condensate disposal systems improperly installed at least half of the time. ..More

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How to find a great home inspector

- Confidence – this one is a little harder to define, but it’s really what sets asides the rookies from the experienced home inspectors.  With knowledge and experience comes the confidence to say that something isn’t a problem.  Anyone with the most basic understanding of a house can observe an abnormality, call attention to it, and recommend a second opinion / further inspection. ..More

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Options for repairing ungrounded three-prong outlets

- So anyway, back to repairing an ungrounded three-prong outlet. 4(D) of the 2014 National Electric Code (NEC).  The electrical code gives several options for this repair, which are listed under section 406. ..More

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