Bath Fan Terminal Inspections

- When the fan connection is loose, moist air can escape into the attic, and cold air from the attic will dump down the duct when the fan isn’t running, increasing the potential for condensation in the duct. ..More

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Seek Thermal Infrared Camera: A $199 IR Camera for Androids and iPhones

-  Given those numbers you’d think the Seek Thermal camera would produce a much better image, but that’s definitely not the case.  My $2,500 Flir E6 camera has a resolution of 160×120, giving a total of 19,200 pixels.  The Seek Thermal web site says “206 x 156 Array”, and “32,136 Thermal Pixels”.  Thermal sensitivity might be a nice metric to use, but I can’t figure out what the sensitivity of the Seek Thermal camera is. I’ve gotta be missing something here. .  This makes me question the validity of judging an IR camera by its resolution ..More

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Q&A: Heat Exchanger Cracks and Carbon Monoxide Myths

-  At least I hope it doesn’t.  I don’t believe that happens though. If a heating company unscrupulously disabled a furnace in an attempt to strong-arm the sale of a new furnace, I would take serious issue with that. ..More

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The Problem with Attaching a Deck to a Cantilevered Floor

-  John Bouldin had some excellent diagrams illustrating exactly why this is so important and exactly how this connection can fail, and was kind enough to share them with me.  The problem with attaching a deck to a cantilevered floor is that there is nothing below the cantilever (overhang) to keep the rim joist at the house from pulling loose; there is no support below it. The image above comes from the Prescriptive Residential Wood Deck Construction Guide. ..More

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Online Building Permit History and more for Twin Cities Homes

- .  The image below gives a shrunk-down example of what this looks like.  Click the photo to see a large version. The Hennepin County web site gives information about who the current owner is, what the property last sold for, aerial photos, and rough diagrams showing the sizes and shapes of lots ..More

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