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Lighting rules in California are pretty draconian. In shorthand, they suck. These are the lights we had to install in the kitchen to meet building codes and get our permits signed off. They are hideous, and we knew that when we bought them. But there are very few pendant lights that meet the code requirement […]

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Do you know what this is? It’s called an air gap. By California code, it’s required on a sink that’s connected to a dishwasher so that in case the dishwasher overflows, there’s an outlet for the water without flooding the house. All good. Except that the sink we bought is from Ikea and while not […]

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Lighting a house from scratch is an interesting process, in part because of the California building code, which requires that half the wattage in the kitchen be from fluorescent light. What we have learned is that this is a rule that everyone ignores. What you do is install fluorescent fixtures for the inspection and then […]

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