Old staircases can be dangerous for a number of reasons. They may be in poor condition, with loose or broken steps, uneven risers, or missing handrails and guardrails. They may also be poorly lit, making it difficult to see where you are going. In addition, old staircases may be narrower and steeper than modern staircases, […]
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If you have a ventilated crawlspace, you may be considering converting it to an encapsulated conditioned crawlspace. This can be a great way to improve the energy efficiency, comfort, and health of your home. What is an encapsulated conditioned crawlspace? An encapsulated conditioned crawlspace is a crawlspace that has been sealed off from the outside […]
Stairways are a common feature in many homes, but they can also be a source of danger. Old stairways are especially prone to hazards, as they may have been built to outdated standards or have deteriorated over time. Here are some of the most common hazards found with old stairways: High, open risers and narrow […]
The requirement for self-closing laundry chute doors was first introduced in the 2003 edition of the International Building Code (IBC). This requirement was made in response to a number of fires that had been caused by laundry chutes. In one such fire, a laundry chute door was left open, allowing smoke and flames to spread […]
If you are installing a subpanel in your house be aware that four conductors are required in a subpanel in a house that has the service panel as well. The four conductors are: * Two hot wires (black and red) * One neutral wire (white) * One ground wire (green or bare copper) The neutral […]
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