Hazards with aluminum wiring

- Here at Structure Tech, we teach a ton of continuing education classes to real estate agents. That’s not the case. During a recent class, we had a real estate agent question the need for anything to be done about aluminum wiring, taking that stance that this is a perfectly good product with a bad reputation. For our Home Inspection Horrors class, we cover the known hazards with aluminum wiring and the options for repair. ..More

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Trade tip: make your ladder scratch-free

- By applying electrical tape to the portion of my ladder that leans against the gutter, it no longer scratches the gutter. The tape lasts for a long time, and it’s easy to replace when needed. ..More

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Carbon monoxide alarm requirements for Minnesota

- Every single family dwelling and every dwelling unit in a multifamily dwelling must have an approved and operational carbon monoxide alarm installed within ten feet of each room lawfully used for sleeping purposes. ..More

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New construction inspection: trust, but verify.

- None of the ducts had been run to the exterior, so make-up air for the exhaust appliances had to leak into the home through unintended openings, such as those around the doors. Frost accumulated throughout the winter because there was no make-up air duct, and this was exacerbated by the fact that the ERV was doing squat all winter long. There was no problem with the weatherstripping at the doors. ..More

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Ice Dams: how to prevent and how to remove

- . Oh, and don’t get me started on what this means for water management during the summer… never mind, I already blogged about that: Have Your Builder Plan for Water Management ..More

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