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Electrical and Plumbing – September 2023

Fashionable sinks haven’t sported S-traps for over 100 years. Like wearing white shoes after labor day, S-traps simply aren’t done.  Of course, the lack of a high loop at the dishwasher drain is also a sad error. These mistakes will make little difference, however, to the poor soul who reaches a wet hand under the sink to turn on the disposer, only to [...]

2023-08-31T13:22:45-07:00September 1st, 2023|Electrical, Gas and Plumbing, Snaps from the Field|

Electrical Wiring – April, 2023

What are we trying to achieve here? We’re not sure exactly what’s going on here with this electrical setup, but it looks like the breaker on the left was tripping and someone “solved” the problem by running three strands of magnet wire to an adjacent breaker. This would certainly stop the first breaker from tripping. Of course, it could also cause the house [...]

2023-10-31T10:16:31-07:00April 3rd, 2023|Electrical, Snaps from the Field|

Trap for Plumbing – March, 2023

This plumbing work stinks. Each plumbing fixture in a home connects to a drain/waste/vent (DWV) piping system that takes wastewater to the municipal sewer or a septic tank. Those sewers and septic tanks produce gases and foul odors that (unsurprisingly) we want to keep out of our homes. To do that, each fixture’s drain should have a trap that holds a small plug [...]

2023-06-14T16:54:33-07:00March 1st, 2023|Gas and Plumbing, Snaps from the Field|
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