Three and Four-Way Switches QUESTION #1: Tim, I need you to mediate a dispute between my husband and me. We’re building a new home and there are quite a few places where two, or more, switches can be used to control lights. I like the convenience but my husband has had nothing but problems trying […]
PEX Water Lines vs Copper QUESTION #1: Can you help me make a decision, Tim? I’m building a new home and have the option of using PEX piping for my hot and cold water in the house as opposed to traditional copper. Do you have an opinion about both materials? Have you used both? What […]
Welcome if you're a new subscriber. I'm glad you're here. If you're a subscriber in good standing for years or a month, it's great you're still here. Running AquaPEX and Wire My son-in-law Brent and I have been working our butts off at the new house he and my daughter are building on Mt. Desert […]
Are you a new subscriber? Hello from snowy Bar Harbor, Maine where I'm working on my daughter's home. Subscriber of record in good standing? There's 4 inches of FRESH SNOW on the ground and more falling! The winter with no end! READ THE NOTICE JUST BELOW PHOTO OF MY BOOT A Day Off Today I'm […]
Installing Radiant Heat Tubing Tim Carter shows the complex method of looping Uponor hePEX tubing in between framing that's 24 inches on center. Three heat transfer plates are in each truss bay, not two.
Sticky House Wrap QUESTION #1: Tim, I’m building a new home and the builder wants to apply an exterior house wrap that reminds me of adhesive shelf paper. All the other house wraps I’ve seen come in large rolls and are nailed to the house. I’m afraid the adhesive house wrap might not stand the […]
Are you a new subscriber in the last week? Welcome and you picked a great time to jump aboard. Distinguished subscriber of record? I've got some great new-house eye candy for you today. Floor Trusses - Endless Joy The construction of my daughter and son-in-law's house continues. The brutal cold weather is behind and I've […]
Handy Hand Tools QUESTION 1#: Tim, I’m sure you get to see new tools all the time. I’m curious if certain ones become your favorite or if you see vast improvements over older models. I want to create a set of simple hand tools for both my daughter and son who now live in their […]