The comment about making the cabinets plumb as well as level is true but looking at the larger picture, there should be a disclosure concerning having found the high area of the floor and laid out the height of the floor cabinets first before knowing the height of the wall cabinets. In the video there is a soffit so maybe it is what it is but it should be checked for clearance from the counter top as per code. Also, I would not make holes in the walls to use a temporary ledger board unless the back splash was to be covered afterwards or now you or someone else is repairing drywall. The video is good but not complete and somewhat out of context without more information.
this is an issue i have been following closely to the point that i have attended county councel meetings. just so we are all on the same page...
smoke detectors save lives. sprinkler systems save structures. yes, sometimes a sprinkler system can save lives too but not on the same scale as the smoke detectors do. the number of fire deaths reported by fire fighting agencies have yet to break down how many of those deaths in residential buildings occured where there were working smoke detctors in place. the reason the irc addopted this code in 2009 is because there is a direct correlation between when "light weight building materials" became the norm in developement building and the steep rise of fire fighter deaths. independent studies have shown that wooden i-joists burn 3x faster and achieve flash point heat faster than standard dimentional lumber. the i-joists became structurally unsound at 6 min. where the 2x12 held for 18min. the failure rate of roof trusses is simular when again compared to dimentional lumber. so, that being said, the insurance companies want sprinkler systems to save structures and the fire fighters want to save fire fighter lives. in delaware, pennsylvania and maryland, the insurance companies do offer discounts ranging from 7-12% off home insurance if the home is protected by sprinkler systems. the type of sprinker systems that are to be used in residential building does not require a separate water line or meter and can be opperated through a 3/4" - 1" water line to the home. there has been much speculation here locally whether the water companies will charge fees for sprinkler systems though they should not becuase the only time water is used with any sprikler system is when it is actuated. the statistics regarding sprinkler system malfunctions shows the likelyhood of a sprinkler going off accidently is highly unlikely. i have heard representatives from the sprinkler system manufactures that they should never leak and compared them to a faucet in the home that never gets used unless there is a fire, personally i don't buy into that as we have all seen old plumbing start to leak for a number of reasons and especially because the sprinklers are under constant pressure. a realistic price for a 2,400 sq ft new construction home is anywhere from $8,000 -$10,000. my biggest beef with all of this is if this code change goes through as is, then when someone wants me to build them a large addition like an in-law suit, they will have to retrofit the existing home with a sprinkler system. a realistc price for a 2,400 sq ft existing home be retrofit with a sprinkler system is easily double the new construction price. like smoke detectors, which are viewed as a safty item, i wonder where the line will be drawn with the mandated sprinkler systems. if i finish my basement will i have to pay $5,000.00 for an egress and $20,000.00 for a sprinkler system before i have even thought about buying my first 2x4? to make this code work for all parties involved i think all the realistic numbers have to be nailed down including from the water untility companies and make sprinkler systems only a requirement in homes that are constructed using the "light weight construction" materials. personally i stay away from those materials already because i can stick build a home or addition and give the homeowner more usable space in the same square footage than if i used trusses. there are many other details i would like to discuss but i fear that many of you who started reading this have already grown tired and will not get as far as this sentence.
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