Flood testing tiled showers

- . Here’s a short video clip of my bathroom subfloor after decades of slow seepage:. If it leaks, the fix is costly and usually involves complete demolition of the existing shower…not something that a new homeowner typically wants to undertake ..More

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The term “grandfathered” should never come up during a home inspection

- 1. 3. Side note: the spacing requirement isn’t exactly 4″. The unintended consequence of this change was that children’s bodies could squeeze through a 5-1/2″ opening, but their heads couldn’t. There are two exceptions to this, listed under R312. . The whole goal of reducing the opening from 9″ to 6″ was to prevent children from squeezing through openings and falling. The code language says Required guards shall not have openings from the walking surface to the required guard height which allow passage of a sphere 4 inches (102 mm) in diameter. If a child tried to slip through an opening body-first but their head didn’t make it, they could be strangulated ..More

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Door repair: how to fix a door that doesn’t latch

- The nice thing about this type of drill bit is that the holes get placed exactly in the middle of the strike plate screw holes, makign it so the strike plate stays exactly where it needs to be. . If you don’t have a self-centering bit, you can also use an awl to get the holes started exactly where they need to be, and then either force the screws into place without pre-drilling or use a 5/64″ drill bit to make nice pilot holes for the screws ..More

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Minnesota Radon Licensing Act update, plus my two cents

- To make things easy, I’ve put together a summary of what I consider being the most notable points of the new statute for radon testing and mitigation. . I’m paraphrasing all of this and I’m making my own decisions about what I think is important and what’s not, so read the statute once it’s put into effect if you want the unabridged version ..More

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Video post: a comparison of three gas sniffers

- Just watch the video, and I think you’ll understand why I prefer the TIF 8900. I’ve done a video comparison of three different gas sniffers. For this video post, I compared a TIF 8800x, a TIF8900, and a RIDGID CD-100. . My favorite gas sniffer, aka “combustible gas detector”, is currently the TIF 8900 ..More

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