Doesn't this seem like the kind of overkill detail that increases cost while attempting to address a non-issue?
In all the high end custom home sites I have visited over 30 years, I have never seen effort wasted on this retail.
And even if that 3/8 inch were considered a problem, why not simply apply 3/8 inch shims to the studs rather than fidgeting with cutting the studs and getting them property aligned in the (high production) framing stage?
This is home Fine Homebuilding, not Fine Woodworking, right?
SamHF, handy tip for multiple scenarios. I didn't require any explanation for the bottom bridge in the sketch - clearly in practice one would locate the bridge to be out of the way of other work.
Even with the more clear graphics, it is still a bad idea.
Especially when fixing it properly should take the same or even less time.
Umm, where exactly is the video?
All I see is an advertising video.
So they've attempted to prove there is usable cooling (reduced heat load on the conditioned space) and failed to demonstate it...
One wonders whether the shading/venting effect has been tested with significantly taller vented spaces? Perhaps 3 or 4+ inches, where there is freer air flow and a better chance of the entire cavity reaching outside ambient temperature.
Why not set that "ledger" foundation about 4-5 feet away from the home in undisturbed soil and cantilever the deck toward the house? No need to go down to the home's footer.
"old, obsolete saddle trap was leaking"
Did the author intend "tap" rather than "trap"? I'm not a plumber but have never heard of a "saddle trap".
If it was an error, it made it all the way into the March 2017 issue.
No comment on the primary content.
However, the number of domains the page goes thru severely impacts the page responsiveness and reader/viewer experience. Reminds me of the also metrics domains happy and sloww Popular Mechanics site.
In addition, the ads to content mix is painful.
@oldhand, that works, but does not address the issue of others "borrowing" the splitter. This solution clamps the assembly into the hose so it's always available.
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