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This subject came up at TIJ. I've had reason to think about this lately, and thought it would be nice to kick around here.  It's safe to assume, that we all report lack of GFIs in a home, even if it was built prior to them being required. But what about AFCIs? Do you report if a home that was bui...
Hello everyone, I've been away for a while and it's nice to say hello to all of my old AR buddies and hope to make some new ones. I guess this is a good time to post this topic, I've posted it before, but the problem seemed to go away. It is now back... worse than ever. If anyone has some advice ...
 Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at Cmabrigde uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are. The olny ipmarotnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteres are at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a tatol mses and you can siltl raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed er...
I see a lot of strange things driving through the streets of New York. I came across this today on my way home from work. I couldn't help but to stop and take a few pictures to share.I feel very bad for the man that was driving the truck. He will probably loose his job over this.They spray paint ...
I came across this yesterday. I'm going to  put it out there for a while so we can have some fun. What's wrong with this? This photo was taken in a multiple dwelling. A 21 story, 200+ apartment type building. I don't know how many of the units are wired this way, but, the impression  got was that...
Sometimes I come across something that simply catches my eye. I'm glad I had a camera with me to "capture" the moment."I thought it was one the most amazing things I've ever seen. What can one say about such ingenuity?The installation seemed easy enough.I thought if they could be mass produced it...
Well the shower stall is done, and I thought I'd share some more pictures.  As most of us know, tiled joints always crack where there is a change of direction, so I specify applying silicone in the corners. Having spent years as a glazier, I was "schooled" in the way of "tooling" silicone. I'm pr...
I don't know if this is a "usual" and accepted practice, but here goes.I find that contributing in different forums has increased my search ratings when someone enters certain keywords into a search. Of course, we all know this.I try not to "blog" simply for the purpose of "blogging" and I certai...
Well, the shower pan is coming along. It has been replumbed and releaded. The plumber did a beatiful job, but I was disappointed that he didn't preslope the base.I now has the correct drain and it is about 5" lower.  Now here it is getting mudded. Since we are installing white marble, white sand ...
Have you ever looked at something and before you could stop yourself, shouted out "Oh smailto:s#@*!"I just left a crawlspace where I encountered this:Image Insert:82.8 KBImage Insert:66.31 KBImage Insert:74.99 KBImage Insert:64.87 KBEach picture is of a different joist. Each and every joist was c...

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