Category Archives: Safety

Another good reason why electrical wires should not be near the attic access

Maybe I’m just too picky, but there are several good reasons why electrical wires should not be near the attic access stairs.   One reason is mechanical damage.  The spring has been rubbing against the wire for less than a … Continue reading

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Need more light? Here’s a bright idea.

If you need more light, don’t bother cutting out a proper sized hole, just add a light bulb through the drywall.  When the fire starts you’ll have plenty of light!!

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Deadly HVAC Return Air Duct

Never have an HVAC return air duct in the garage.  Period.   If the car is running in the garage, the fumes (carbon monoxide, CO) will be drawn into the house…. Deadly.  Don’t do it!

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How many trusses should you cut to make room for additional attic storage?……None

In order to make additional storage in their attic, this person just started cutting trusses. They made more room but now the roof structure is severely compromised.

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Truly a Hot Seat!

This is truly a Hot Seat! How many ways can you see in this photo where you could be electrocuted?

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Those Annoying Safety Devices

If your garage door’s safety reverse keeps sending the door back up…. no problem, just re-position the electric ‘eyes’ and the probblem is solved.    Never mind your kids or pets could be injured with this set up.

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This is Really Scary !

Why bother buying a proper disconnect or fuse?  Just hammer the ends of a piece of 1/2″ copper pipe and you’ve got it.   Now all you have to do is wait for the fire to start.  I guess it’s better than … Continue reading

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