Skylight shaft insulation

- S. For a nice diagram showing how to properly insulate a skylight shaft the old-school way, check out this diagram from the U. Department of Energy:. ..More

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Why does my floor drain back up?

- They work well when they’re new, but I’ve seen water back up past these backwater valves many times once they’ve gotten old and slimy. The idea is that the little ball is supposed to rise up and prevent sewage from coming into the home. The Family Handyman has a nice write-up on their website showing how to add a backwater valve to an existing floor drain. They’re better than nothing, but they’re certainly not a failsafe. ..More

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Good Communication is Part of a Good Home Inspection

- But that’s also a good thing. So how are your communication skills? Do phones make you uncomfortable and emails seem like a bother? If so, you’re not alone. That means you can polish up those skills and stand out a little more than some of the competition. ..More

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Controlling boxelder bugs: a discussion with BOGO Pest Control

- He tells me exactly what he’s using on my house. As you can see from the video, Scott isn’t into secrets. I could order that product online and treat my own house if I wanted to, but I prefer to let professionals do their job. ..More

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Missing handrails are now a required repair in Minneapolis

- This is a black and white item; either the handrail is missing or it isn’t, and this only applies to the interior. In all of these cases, it would not be a required repair. If it’s improperly installed, no matter how egregious, it doesn’t need repair. If it’s missing, it needs repair. ..More

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