Archives by Month: December 2015

Looking for a “Happy New Year?”

Posted by in Celebrate | December 28, 2015

. Blessed (Happy) is the man that walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD;… Read More

Merry Christmas (2015)

Posted by in Celebrate | December 21, 2015

What do I say about Jesus Christ whose Incarnation we celebrate every year at this time? Nothing that hasn’t already been said or written, (but I can paraphrase) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,… Read More

Quick & Easy Repair for a Soil Stack Boot

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Roof, Shingles | December 14, 2015

Ever get up on a roof and find the soil stack boot has deteriorated or split (see the feature photo).  It is one of those “Argh” moments. Here is a quick repair that may come in handy this winter or… Read More

An Oversight Makes a Rafter More Susceptible to Fracture

Posted by in Construction & Shortcuts, Roof, Structural Analysis, Wood | December 07, 2015

In the featured photograph we see where the rafter fractured at its end.  This fracture was due to vertical tension in the rafter.  That is, the weight of the roof framing and the snow were pushing downward along the length… Read More