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    @Bertogliat wrote:

    I don’t know, there are a lot of people who think they can do this stuff themselves and end up F’ing things so badly.

    I rebuilt my deck 3 years ago because it was rotting. I didn’t know until I was taking the old one down that the original had joists that went through the sheathing of my house and tied into the floor joists of my house…using untreated lumber. OMFG. The joists were mush AND tied into my home. The deck was also highly cantilevered so had a joist snapped the whole deck could have flipped over.

    Now that I know the codes for building a deck and I see how some people’s deck railings are installed, I am surprised people don’t get hurt more often.

    I also had a microwave that needed 2 circuit breakers flipped to shut off the electricity. Learned that the hard way.

    I am amazed my 100 y/o house didn’t burn down ten or fifteen times over the last century. I found the last of the single node electrical circuits some time around… 1995. Anyway I assume that’s the last of them. Haven’t found any more. But when we moved in around 1985 they were all single node.