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Old 2019-11-20, 12:00 AM
Wild Pants Wild Pants is offline
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Originally Posted by Inspector Phil Acker View Post
Venting of roof spaces applies only where the space is insulated. If you have an uninsulated front porch and garage roof space, then vents are not required.

Water coming through the soffits only during a warm spell after a cold snap is usually due to air leakage from your home into the roof space. Condensation occurs when the moist, warm inside air meets cold outside air. In certain cases, large chunks of ice can form due to this air leakage. When the roof space warms, the frost and ice melts.
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Old 2019-12-03, 05:02 AM
Riversidesouth88 Riversidesouth88 is offline
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Hi Phil,

Thank you for answering all of our questions. I was wondering if you had any idea what this could be on the foundation in the basement. It looks like it could be concrete but not 100 percent sure. Wondering if you have ever seen anything like this. I have attached a link to the the picture as I was having trouble uploading.


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Old 2019-12-07, 10:11 PM
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Default How many NMD90 cables allowed under staple?

Hi Phil, can you tell me how many 14/2 gauge wires I can staple together under an S2 staple? Local HD guy said only one cable allowed under staples, for any cable size. Please confirm, thanks.
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