Burning Dryer Transition Ducts

- With this one, heavy smoke started coming out at about the 30 second mark, and it took about 27 seconds for the fire to burn through the duct. .  Of course these aren’t ‘real life’ tests of a dryer duct fire, but it’s interesting to compare the performance of the different materials ..More

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A Primer on “S” Traps

- The most common places you’ll find  “S” traps are at plumbing fixtures that aren’t vented, such as an illegal basement bathroom sink, a DIY basement bar sink, or a kitchen sink where the old steel drain in the wall was so corroded and blocked that someone installed a new drain, but never bothered to vent it. ..More

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Poorly Insulated Eaves at Old Houses

- A minimal amount of insulation at the eaves results in energy loss, which is unfortunate, but not a major concern. .   Usually.  The time that this lack of insulation at the eaves starts to become a bigger concern is when the home has ice dams.  Insufficient insulation at the eaves is a common contributor to ice dams, and there’s no simple solution for this ..More

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Unintended Consequences of Adding Insulation

- Back drafting can be prevented by not having open combustion appliances – this often means replacing the old natural draft water heater with a powervent water heater. . Performing a worst-case depressurization test can determine if back drafting is occurring already, and can help predict if it will occur when the home is made tighter ..More

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Illegal Plumbing Products in Minnesota

- “F. 0200). ”  (4715. The drainage system shall be designed, constructed, and maintained to conduct the waste water with velocities which will prevent fouling, deposition of solids, and clogging. ..More

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