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Building inspectors and replacing dated parts

Building inspectors and replacing dated parts

Can a building inspector force replacement of things built before anyone worried about the building code?
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What makes a 2 x 4

What makes a 2 x 4

Why is it that a 2 x 4 x 8 stud is actually eight feet long, but is not a 2 x 4-inch piece of wood?
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The best place to put a fire pit

The best place to put a fire pit

Where is the best place to put a fire pit?
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Best bathroom materials for unheated cottages

What materials are best for an unheated cottage bathroom?

What are the best materials to use for shower stalls and toilets in an unheated cottage?
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Large crack in brick chimney

What should be done about a large crack in a brick chimney?
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Guidelines for buying “low-flow” toilets

Guidelines for buying “low-flow” toilets

What are the guidelines for buying “low-flow” toilets? Do they have any effects on septic tanks?
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Nesting gulls on Crown land

Nesting gulls on Crown land

What can be done with a hostile pair of nesting gulls on a Crown land rock formation?
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De-alcoholized beer on the water

De-alcoholized beer on the water

Can you drink de-alcoholized beer in the boat when you’re under way?
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Timbers with wooden spikes to fix a boathouse

Timbers with wooden spikes to fix a boathouse

Could timbers with wooden spikes be used instead of galvanized steel when repairing the wood cribs that support a boathouse? Would wooden spikes shrink and swell with the rest of the wood, leaving less space for rot?
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Dock property lines

Dock property lines

Can anything be done if neighbours have built their dock and moored their boat so that they cross the property line? Is there anyone whom can be contacted regarding this type of situation?
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