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More stories about Troubleshooting

  • A New Roof Poisons a Family

    Though at first the culprit appeared to be the furnace, it turned out that the roofers triggered the problem.

  • Sealing Shower Valves

    Whether you're searching for the source of a leak or installing a new shower, pay attention to the escutcheon.

  • Planning Ahead for Combustion Air

    When tucking a fuel-burning appliance into a small utility room, provide sufficient ventilation for it to operate safely and efficiently.

  • Petri Dish House

    A cautionary tale of high indoor humidity, mold problems, and what not to do in a home if you want healthy clients.

  • Preventing Shower Curb Problems

    The key is meticulous waterproofing, even where you might not think it's necessary.

  • Steep-Slope to Low-Slope Transitions

    Doug Horgan discusses a troublesome area that frequently gets overlooked: the transition between a steep-slope roof and a low-slope roof.

  • Monitoring Home Performance

    Certain home performance problems are hard to catch because you may not be at the house when they happen. Here are a few tips on how to keep tabs on condensation, temperature problems, and more.

  • Troubleshooting: Water Heater in a Crawlspace

    Vertical limitations and code requirements make it difficult to impossible to install a water heater in a crawlspace. Here's what you need to know.

  • Fixing Faulty Roof Framing

    A remodeler working on a master suite remodel that involves a cathedral ceiling explains how to identify and address faulty roof framing.

  • Leaking Shower Pans: How Far to Go?

    If not properly detailed, tile shower pans are prone to leaking at joints. Industry expert Doug Horgan explains how to fix shower failures in a way that saves customers time, hassle, and money.