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General Building Contractor, Certified Home Inspector and Licensed EPA Renovator. I am winding down my years of pounding nails, building custom homes and additions, renovating kitchens and bathrooms, and converting cellars and attics into beautiful living spaces. I am doing more and more home inspections as my bones age and my back gives out. Now I find it easier to look objectively at home structures than to build them. My goal here on Stack Exchange is to help DIY'ers do it the right way and share my years of building experience with them. I may not always give the most popular answer, but I will always give my best informed advise.


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answered Should I bond a water softener's in/out pipes?
Mar
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answered Why has my garbage disposal started tripping the breaker every time?
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answered How soon can I use my shower that I recently grouted and tiled? Should it cure first?
Mar
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answered What are the proper steps for staining a deck?
Mar
5
answered How do I connect to a ground wire with no ends?
Mar
5
answered What are the pros and cons of engineered hardwood?
Mar
5
answered How do you fire-block a fireplace?
Mar
5
answered Can I do anything with this gas fireplace? No gas service
Mar
4
answered What should I consider with new electrical lines in an old house?
Mar
4
answered What are some tips for fixing gaps between door and jamb in an exterior door?
Mar
4
answered Are there any rules of thumb for whether a concrete pad needs metal re-inforcement and if so, how much?
Mar
2
answered How do I rust-proof a metal pole?
Mar
1
answered Is having a window in a room that is below grade a requirement?
Mar
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answered Where can I find fireproof caulk backer?
Mar
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answered How long will a treated post last in the ground?
Feb
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answered How do I lubricate plastic rollers for sliding closet doors?
Feb
27
answered Are cracks on exterior walls serious and can I fix them myself?
Feb
26
answered How to properly vent attic in windy/snowy areas to avoid snow infiltration?
Feb
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answered How bad is a leak-through?
Feb
24
answered Can a mix of receptacles and light fixtures be installed on a single circuit?