Roof Replacement Part 2: Is Metal Roofing Worth the Extra Cost?

- Disadvantage #1 with a bullet is cost. You could pay 2-3 times more depending on which type of metal roof you are looking at. ..More

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Protimeter Surveymaster: The Best Moisture Meter for Home Inspectors

-  The deep-wall probes that are available for the Surveymaster can sometimes be used to slip through the space between an outlet box and the drywall to check for moisture at the exterior wall sheathing, as shown in the photo below. .  Home inspections aren’t supposed to be invasive,  so I can’t go drilling holes in walls the way we do for moisture testing inspections, but Barry Eliason taught me a neat trick a few years ago. I occassionally use the external jack on the Surveymaster to connect my deep-wall probes to check a wall where I suspect moisture intrusion ..More

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

-  So there’s that. .  If you can unplug something, it’s disconnected. One obvious disconnecting means is a cord and plug ..More

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Shoe storage solution: a wall of shoes

-  You don’t want that. .  It will allow the screws for the hooks to stick out through the back side of the paneling, damaging the wall behind it. Don’t go thinner with the paneling ..More

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

- The code is not intended to prevent the installation of any material or to prohibit any design or method of construction not specifically prescribed by the code, provided that any alternative has been approved. . An alternative material, design, or method of construction shall be approved where the building official finds that the proposed design is satisfactory and complies with the intent of the code, and that the material, method, or work offered is, for the purpose intended, at least the equivalent of that prescribed in the code in quality, strength, effectiveness, fire resistance, durability, and safety. The details of any action granting approval of an alternate shall be recorded and entered in the files of the Department of Building Safety ..More

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