The Miracle Of Foam Insulation

When most people think about insulation they imagine the pink fibrous stuff. This is a common form of insulation that has some benefits, but it also has some negatives. There has been another type of insulation that has been around for years, foam insulation.  This...

Danger In Your Dryer Hose

Part of any remodel is deconstruction of the former build.  I am currently remodeling a utility room for a customer.  In the process I removed the dryer hose.  Take a look at the photo below.  In it you can see that it is full of lint. It is common to think that the...

How To Move 23,000 Pounds Of Drywall

A single sheet of drywall is 4′ x 12′ and weighs about 77 pounds.  Dry wall is typically shipped in sheets of two, so that would be 154 pounds total weight.  Add to this fact that drywall is somewhat fragile. It is awkward to move a few sheets of drywall...

Upgrading A Gas Line

Many communities utilize the International Building Code for building construction.  In addition, a town may also have its own code requirements.  The community of Naperville is one such place. I am doing a major remodel in that town.  The remodel includes replacing...

Insulated Ductwork For A New HVAC System

Sometimes I have to replace entire home systems.  Such is the case below where I had to replaced the owner’s HVAC system.  His old system had been damaged by fire.  In addition, he chose to move walls, which required going to a two furnace system. When you have...

The Beauty Behind The Walls

As I have mentioned in previous post, I am working on a complete home renovation.  The entire house was gutted, and now it has to be repaired and brought up to current building code standards. This means that I have had to replace all of the house systems, including...