Hot Dimmer Switches

- By the way, this post is focused on ‘new’ dimmer switches, which get hot with lights at their brightest setting.  You can read all about how the two different types work at HowStuffWorks – Dimmer Switches.  Older dimmer switches did the opposite – they would get hottest with the lights at their dimmest setting. ..More

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Stone Siding Installation Defects

- Masonry veneer should be kept at least 2″ above hard surfaces, such as concrete, and 4″ above the soil. ..More

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Attic Fans Won’t Fix Ice Dams (or anything else)

- What about using these fans during the summer?  Nope. .  Check out any of the links below for more info on why you’re better off not using attic fans… ever ..More

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Deck Guardrail Inspections

-   If special metal brackets aren’t going to be used, the support posts should be constructed with full size 4x4s (not notched at the bottom), attached with through-bolts, and extra blocking usually needs to be installed to help keep the guardrail secure. The surest way to construct a guardrail that will withstand 200 lbs pounds of pressure is to use metal brackets that are designed just for this purpose. .   A couple manufacturers that make such brackets are DeckLok and Simpson Strong-Tie ..More

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Low levels of carbon monoxide will not set off UL listed CO alarms

- This is only a partial list of the places that you could have exhaust gas leaks in your home, but this easily makes up 95% of the exhaust gas leaks that I find during home inspections. .  If you suspect an exhaust gas leak in your home at any of these locations, hire a professional to check it out ..More

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