CSST bonding requirements (another update)

- The photo below shows an example of CSST bonded at the exterior of the home, with the bonding clamp connected to the CSST nut. ..More

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A home inspector’s review of the Corentium Pro radon monitor

- This company had a booth at ASHI’s InspectionWorld conference in January of this year and was previously called Corentium, but they re-branded about a month ago, apparently leaving the Corentium name to be specific to their radon monitors. The folks at Airthings recently sent me one of their new NRPP approved Corentium Pro radon monitors to review, which currently retails for $1,499. . It sounds like they’re planning to get into other types of air quality testing, but I haven’t heard any specifics yet ..More

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Formaldehyde affected TJI® Joists

- After a little bit of digging, I’ve found the rumor is true, and it affects homes here in Minnesota. I recently heard a rumor that TJI® Joists with Flak Jacket® protection were being treated with formaldehyde. . This only affects homes constructed after December 1, 2016. Weyerhaeuser Company issued a press release on July 18th, explaining that their TJI® Joists with Flak Jacket® Protection contained a formaldehyde based resin ..More

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Minnesota permit requirements for radon mitigation systems

- When Minnesota adopted a new building code in 2015, the requirements for radon systems changed a bit. That code section doesn’t say whether it applies to existing homes or not. My interpretation is that those sections do not apply to existing homes. 2403, Requirements for Active Radon Control Systems. . Section 1303. 2400 says that sections 1303. 2402 address passive mitigation systems in new construction. 2400 to 1303. The only portion that might apply to existing homes is section 1303. I blogged about those changes here ..More

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Product review: Extech MO55 moisture meter

- There is no external jack on the MO55, which means that external probes aren’t an option. . It does have a lid with a self-calibrating feature built in, however, which is handy. Without the ability to connect external probes, I would only use this moisture meter as a backup ..More

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