Plumbing, Electrical

Residential Grow Rooms: 7 Minutes of BS


Extreme heat and humidity can drive moisture deep into framing cavities which can cause mold, rot, and structural damage

PRO Picks: Airtight Work Boxes


Seal holes in the air barrier with gasketed workboxes

Think About Batts When Running Electrical Cable


Your electrician can make the insulation work better and easier to install


Airtight Dropped Soffit for Ducts, Fans, or Can Lights


Keep mechanical equipment within the envelope to improve the quality of houses and homes

The Basics of Residential Electrical Systems


The first in a series of 'Basics' videos on residential electricity. This one is on receptacles.

The Engineering, Building Science, and Code Implications of Marijuana Grow Rooms


Like kitchen & bath remodels, it involves plumbing, ventilation, electrical upgrades, waterproofing, and building inspectors


How to Clean a Tank-Style Water Heater


Calcium carbonate builds up in the bottom of the water tank and reflects the heat back against the glass lining. This reduces the efficiency of the heater and shortens its life.