Attic Insulation Results

December 19, 2014

I noticed a huge impact in comfort-levels after we installed insulation in our attic, but it was hard to quantify it with any meaningful data.  I finally had a telltale image of the impact: What you see here is my roof on the right with snow on it compared to my neighbors’ houses with all [...]

Pantry Plumbling Leak

March 6, 2011

So, the idiot that put up our pantry shelves put screws into the sewer pipe to hold the pantry shelves up.   Okay, it was me. But it wasn’t my fault… Okay, it was.   But the stud finder beeped telling me it was a stud, and I screwed a deck screw right into it. [...]

Insulating the Garage

December 8, 2010

As I was working on insulating the ceiling in the garage, I realized just how cold it was getting. It seemed like it was just a 5 degree differential from the outside temps. This surprised me, because the garage in our previous house was always so much warmer. As I investigated further, I found that [...]