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basement stairs

Posted 05-05-2013 at 07:45 AM by jfrance

Temporary stairs put in basement in MA. They are 7" and building inspector approved because the unit was built in 1982 and said they met the code then. Does this sound right? If all other codes change and need to be updated when selling wouldn't this have to be also?
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Best & Worst Valued Construction Projects.

Posted 04-20-2013 at 01:04 AM by InspectorZo

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Improving your residence is a great way to invest, right? Sometimes would be my answer. It depends on what project you plan for your home. Also, Are you planning on selling soon? Are you fixing it up to list it for sale? Are you simply thinking of your personal comfort regardless of resale value? Do you have a 5-10 year plan to sell? Do you plan to make this home your last?
Questions are valid and carry conditions that make the investment of home improvement more
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How to Build the Ultimate Playhouse!

Posted 12-26-2012 at 05:53 PM by LanceV

Back in 2007 I bought a guide called "[url=http://qualityking.net/guides/ultimate-playhouse.php]Build the Ultimate Playhouse in 2 days[/url]", and myself and my son spend the weekend putting it together. I decide I'd make a thread showing my work!

[B][U]Parts List[/U][/B]:[LIST][*]6 - 6' x 8' stockade fence with 2x3 supports[*]4 - 4 x 4 x 6' Treated timbers[*]2 - 2 x 4 x 8' Treated lumber[*]2 - 2 x 4 x 8' Lumber[*]1 - 2 x 3 x 8' lumber. (As straight as possible)[*]1 - 1...
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Ductless mini split systems

Posted 08-30-2012 at 08:06 PM by Acomfort

Ductless mini split systems

Ductless mini split systems are a great alternative to central air when wanting air conditioning in a home, office building or new addition that does not have ductwork.
These systems are made up of an outdoor unit and an indoor air handler. Since the air compressor is located outside the home or building, this helps keep the system quiet and does not disrupt your home or office. Standard heating and cooling solutions run off one thermostat and...
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The health benefits of the simple act of properly caulking your shower panels.

Posted 11-27-2011 at 10:10 PM by WillK
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Today as I was in the process of staging tools to drop into my crawlspace, I decided to take on a relatively small task of recaulking the tub. We've lived in the house a year, and the caulk job done was bad, but when you have fire hazards, leaky roofs and a 93 year old house sitting on cement blocks instead of a foundation, caulk seems low priority.

I've suspected the house of contributing to minor but frequent colds and coughs, but I've been focussed on bigger things like having ducts...
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