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    Driveway over unhelpful soils

    The main question here is what sort of professional should I seek for my situation, but I'm providing details in case anyone has more specific advice. I am going to…

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    Suggested reading material for my structural engineer?

    I just received my preliminary structural drawings and the engineer obviously ignored my request for advanced framing to be used.  Granted I'm in D2 seismic zone but I know less…

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    Financing an Energy Efficient, New Construction Home

    I am planning to build a highly energy efficient home in Michigan. Yesterday, I got the appraisal back from our lender, and the appraised value came back significantly lower than…

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    Improving Indoor Air Quality & Comfort

    I have a ~2,900 sq ft house built in 2000 in the Washington DC metro area with a Carrier Infinity compressor (model: 24ANB724A300) and 2 indoor evaporators (model: CNPVP2414AL). The…

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    Best monitor for reviewing plans

    This is a bit off topic but I figured the crowd here would have some ideas.I typically get plans as 34x22 inch PDF files. I need a larger and higher…

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    Sourcing Comfortboard 80 in the Southeast

    Hello All, This is my first post on BGA, but I've gained so much from all of the discussions and articles that I've decided to take on a task myself. …

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    Plumbing too close to edge of slab

    A plumber set a vent pipe within a 1/4" of the edge of the slab on one of our jobs. When we told him to move it, he cried. I…

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    I bought my first house, and everything from roof to appliances is at end-of-life

    Dear Community, I bought my first house, and everything from roof to appliances is at end-of-life. Who should I consult for a green retrofit? I managed to snag a small,…

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    Continue building during the Winter in Maine with only foundation walls in place?

    I am having a house built in Maine and, due to numerous delays, some weather-related and some due to subcontractor scheduling issues, foundation walls/footings were only poured two weeks ago.…

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    Price for replacing roof

    We had a couple of leaks through our tiled roof. A roofing (limited) company would not give a quote before starting the job, saying they needed to see what the…