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9 Common Wiring Mistakes and Code Violations
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9 Common Wiring Mistakes and Code Violations

Some are illegal, some are dangerous, and some are both—but all are simple to avoid

A Basement Bedroom Demands an Egress WindowOnline Membership Required

Providing natural light, fresh air, and a code-compliant exit can be the most important aspect of any basement remodel

Test Your Building-Code IQOnline Membership Required

Vague language allows flexibility for inspectors, but it can be confusing to the rest of us. How do you score?

Is Your Old Wiring Safe?Online Membership Required

Inspect the electrical panel and exposed wiring to identify safety risks and upgrade options

Common Building-Code Violations: Emergency-Egress Windows Too Small
Common Building-Code Violations: Emergency-Egress Windows Too Small

An undersized egress window in a bedroom can spell disaster in a fire

Building an Arts and Crafts StairOnline Membership Required

An updated and code-compliant interpretation of the classic Greene and Greene Gamble House staircase

Ground-Fault ProtectionOnline Membership Required

An inexpensive electrical device saves lives and is required by building codes

Inspecting Old Houses: Basements
Video: Inspecting Old Houses: BasementsOnline Membership Required

Despite fears of a dark, scary place, recent mechanical upgrades put a positive spin on this inspection

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