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Q. I’m a plumber, and during a recent meeting with a customer, I noticed that they were using treated lumber indoors, including for beams. One of the beams was a steel plate beam. I told the owner it might not be safe . . . more
Q. I recently got a “framing” inspection for carpentry. The inspector asked me to get all electrical wiring and plumbing pipes in before he would look at the way the wood framing was done. Then he rejected the work . . . more
Q. We’re planning a deck for our second floor so we have a better view of the water from our house. Part of the deck will be over our roof, and part will extend into our backyard and give shade to our patio. more
Q. We’re planning a deck for our second floor so we have a better view of the water from our house. Part of the deck will be over our roof, and part will go into our backyard and give shade to our patio. more
Q. We want to get started this spring on an addition to our second floor. We’ve been trying to find out about how long it will take and how much it will cost. We’re not sure we need a permit . . . more
Q. We’re planning a deck for our second floor so we have a better view of the water from our house. Part of the deck will be over our roof . . . more
Q. Our home is in serious need of renovation, and we want to do things that are more cost-effective and environmentally friendly, like solar, collecting rainwater for an indoor garden and outdoor plants . . . more
Q. We read your column about flooring (“Our floor is expanding,” Feb. 25-March 3) and are concerned because our new floors were done last summer and show little rises at the edges. more
Q. We’re hoping to renovate our older home, which we just bought, and want more technology and a more modern way of life. The house has many rooms and feels cramped . . . more
Q. Last fall we had the walls removed between our living room, dining room and kitchen. We had a new kitchen installed with an island plus a wall of cabinets. Now the new flooring is rising at the seams, everywhere. more
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