This recall involves Hearth & Home Technologies®, Heat-N-Glo®, Heatilator®, Outdoor Lifestyles® and Quadra Fire® natural or propane gas indoor and outdoor fireplaces, stoves, inserts and log sets. The following brand names and serial numbers are printed on the unit rating plate, located near the controls, and in the instruction manual.
This recall involves Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010S with manufacture dates between December 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014, combination smoke/CO alarm il2010SCO with manufacture dates between December 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014, and combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA with manufacture date between October 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014.
Many of the decks we see do not meet the requirements for deck construction. While older decks are not required to be updated to meet today’s standards, home owners should consider improvements that make decks safer. The attached article produced by the American Wood Council, is based on the 2009 IRC (International Residential Code)
Engineered floor joists used in many homes today, can span long distances, allowing for many of the open plan designs that are popular in today’s home designs. These joist are installed with strict installation guidelines, if not followed, can compromise the floors integrity. One of the most common errors we find is damage to the top and bottom of the joist (the top and bottom cords). See Page 9 of the attached. The following picture is an example. Look closely and you will see, the plumber has drilled thru the top of the joist (the cord).
When damaged in this way, it is required that an engineered be consulted to design a repair.
A common problem found when conducting framing (pre-drywall) inspections is damaged engineered floor joists that are either missed or field repaired without proper documentation. Engineered floor joists, commonly referred to as TJI’s, have very specific guidelines as to what can and cannot be done. The most common issue we see is damage (cutting or drilling) of the top or bottom flange. Page 15 of this IBI manual addresses the issue. If damage of any type does occur, these joists must be evaluated by an engineer, who has the responsibility of determining what action if any is needed.