Check to make sure that all valves near the water heater are fully opened. A partially shut valve can cause the symptoms you describe.
You may simply need to tighten the nut that holds the fill valve to the tank. If the nut is loose it will leak as you state.
If the attic is ventilated, then no vapor retarder is required. If it is not ventilated, then the simplest thing to do is to place fiberglass ba...
Concrete is sold by the cubic yard. A cubic yard is 27 cubic feet or 3ft X 3ft X 3ft. To determine how many cubic yards of concrete you need,...
Your crawlspace under the addition does not need to be vented if: 1)There crawlspace is vented to the interior of the house. 2)An approved va...
Code requires that your J-bolts or approved foundation straps must be set into grout in the block web usually to a depth of at least 7 inches. T...
DStone1 is correct in that you cannot attached a garage on a floating slab to a house without the garage havng proper footings below frost level.
Vapor Barrier is required by code on the entire dirt floor surface. Joints must be taped or sealed and sealed at the wall or sill. Vapor Barr...
This is a big issue and will cost you a lot of money. The first requirement is to demolish the entire existing floor and haul away the debris. ...
I will list your concerns then comment on each: 1. Multiple areas where outside cement covering cinder blocks above grade is cracked. 1 area the...
You can get many varieties of rigid foam insulations at any home improvement center. But they are extremely more costly to use than fiberglass b...
Wood or moisture resistant drywall should be fine so long as the paint contains a mildewcide and there is adequate powered exhaust ventilation for ...
Building codes and shingle manufacturers allow for shingles to be used on slopes as low as 2:12. But when applying shingles on slopes between 2:...
If you have a baloon framed home, you should install fireblocking at the basement sill plate to prevent air flow up into the wall cavities. Seal...
First things first. Deal first with the basement moisture problems and it won't much matter how you insulate your walls.
Wigjiggy, If you have AC and heat in your crawlspace, you have a 'conditioned space' and a conditioned space requires that vents be closed at all ...
This is a common complaint with tankless heaters because they cannot keep a consistent heat especially when large volumes of water are being drawn ...
The energy portions of modern building codes require this gap to be sealed, not only for heat loss purposes, but also to create a firestop. You ...
Exterior foam creates a thermal barrier between the studs and the external environment. Not only does that create a warmer house than using batt...
Rooftop decks are just a plain bad idea, in my opinion. First, you will need to have you roof and rafter system engineered and to carry the exce...