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by jackson3
Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: recessed boxes- box extenders?
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: recessed boxes- box extenders?

a new idea after talking with someone here at work as I don't know if attacking from the frontside will actually work and could be a lot of aggravation. I think the best idea is to cut from the backside as the backside is the furnace room which is mostly unfinished. I can cut a larger hole to give m...
by jackson3
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: recessed boxes- box extenders?
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: recessed boxes- box extenders?

no, I can see inside the wall because of the hat channel from the doorway opening where the extension meets the box, and the edge of the extension is about a paperwidth from touching the box so I figure if I can move the box closer to it by at least 1/4" that should get the extension inside of the b...
by jackson3
Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: recessed boxes- box extenders?
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: recessed boxes- box extenders?

Thanks. My first plan to try is to hack off the screws from the side of the box and then try to move it up and screw the box back from the inside. Probably easier to do with the double gang than the single due to space but we'll see. I could see that box down the wall and the space between the box a...
by jackson3
Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: recessed boxes- box extenders?
Replies: 9
Views: 613

recessed boxes- box extenders?

on one wall I have double drywall and hat channel thus getting me almost 2" from the boxes attached to studding in the wall. I have Arlington plastic box extenders that work fine for the other walls as they just have double drywall, however they only handle a max of 1.5". so for this wall what are m...
by jackson3
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: drywall/trim around basement windows
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: drywall/trim around basement windows

thanks
by jackson3
Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: drywall/trim around basement windows
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: drywall/trim around basement windows

thanks, i'll see about rigid/barrier. I can't seal onto the window frame as that won't look good when finished so I need to get right up to the edge. after drywall/pine should I caulk along edge to window frame? what I was thinking was to drywall the top and inside part of the 'well' and then use me...
by jackson3
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: drywall/trim around basement windows
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: drywall/trim around basement windows

There is a tiny bit coming down from upstairs that I taped to the rigid foam so the seal is there.
by jackson3
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:39 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: drywall/trim around basement windows
Replies: 6
Views: 590

drywall/trim around basement windows

I'm wondering how to finish off around my basement windows, please see the pictures attached and let me know how to proceed. originally the builder taped the vapour barrier to the window, I have cut it back and am planning on trying to tape to the foundation as a best effort. is there a better optio...
by jackson3
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: equipment closet fan
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: equipment closet fan

thanks, i'll let you know how it goes when the time comes. still working on drywall and subfloor at the moment.

have to figure out a filter to use as well.
by jackson3
Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: equipment closet fan
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: equipment closet fan

I was thinking that, but I need to figure out some type of tray or something to hold the filter plus I don't want to restrict air flow too much. any ideas?
thanks
by jackson3
Tue Jun 02, 2015 6:36 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: equipment closet fan
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: equipment closet fan

the return is in the ceiling on the other side of the room. if it is too warm in the room then we could definitely close it during the winter. i'm debating putting the intake on the bottom of the closet so that they would create decent flow in the room, however i'm concerned about sucking in dust et...
by jackson3
Mon Jun 01, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: equipment closet fan
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: equipment closet fan

thanks for the replies, another option could be instead of the fan that I could attach the closet to the hvac system through duct work. the reason I was leaning away from that is that I thought it could suck in dust etc from the room.

thoughts?
by jackson3
Fri May 29, 2015 7:58 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: equipment closet fan
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: equipment closet fan

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/wall-mount-double-pole-thermostat-kit/901507 am I looking for something like this? and then I just have to figure out the wiring? also similar idea to above, does this meet code? I have power going to my projector location, but i'm debating for the future running a po...
by jackson3
Fri May 29, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: equipment closet fan
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

Re: equipment closet fan

no ground on receiver plug so i'll look for a thermostat switch and see what I can track down.

definitely low sone fan!!
thanks
by jackson3
Fri May 29, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: equipment closet fan
Replies: 13
Views: 1139

equipment closet fan

i'm thinking of this idea and i'm wondering if this would pass code. for my home theatre i'm building an equipment closet, to combat heat i'm debating putting in a bathroom fan at the top of the closet to exhaust out heat. for the wiring I'd like to run the fan wire down to a receptacle and then use...
by jackson3
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: drywall- corners etc
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: drywall- corners etc

good idea on the order and having small pieces left for the soffit sides. thanks again, do you know by chance if any of the big stores have those off angle pieces (home depot, lowes etc)? also when shaving the backside to have the angled drywall pieces meet up nicely, is there any trick to that? the...
by jackson3
Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:11 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: drywall- corners etc
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: drywall- corners etc

thanks Shannon for confirming just to clarify on the soffit, I plan on doing ceiling then soffit and then walls, but for the soffit, is it the underside first or continue to work down from the ceiling which would be sides of the soffit first and then underside of the soffit? thanks also another ques...
by jackson3
Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:22 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: drywall- corners etc
Replies: 5
Views: 481

drywall- corners etc

i have a couple questions on drywalling- outside corners- I plan on using cornerbead, would you cut the first piece to the edge of the framing and then the 2nd piece would cover the end of that first piece to make a 'square corner'? is it better to use a cut edge (rather that factory edge) for an ou...
by jackson3
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: drywall
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: drywall

thanks, plus the bottom will be protected by trim/baseboards as well so that should help too.
by jackson3
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:51 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: drywall
Replies: 2
Views: 252

drywall

my underlayment and subfloor add up to 1", usually drywall hangs 1/4" above the subfloor, so total 1.25", bottom plate is 1.5" (2x4) high off the concrete floor, so there is next to nothing to attach drywall along the bottom to. is that required or is it fine just to screw to studs? or should I be s...
by jackson3
Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: fishing wire for potlights- questions
Replies: 19
Views: 1961

Re: fishing wire for potlights- questions

Hi, just updating. had my inspection this morning and passed, so now just have to finish some a/v wiring and then get going on insulation and drywall.

thanks again both of you for your help on various questions thus far.
by jackson3
Tue Feb 24, 2015 7:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: s2 staples
Replies: 4
Views: 1154

s2 staples

might be a dumb question, but I just wanted to double check- by code can I use s2 staples to staple a single 14-2 cable? or should they be used for stapling 2 cables? seems local stores just stock s2.
thanks
by jackson3
Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: what is this? strapping to protect duct work?
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: what is this? strapping to protect duct work?

right, but when they are only a small 4 ft run and then another small run on the other end of the hallway it makes it more of a nuisance than anything else it seems.

i'll hope the joists are somewhat close to level and shim if I really need to.
by jackson3
Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: what are these #2
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: what are these #2

yes, if you can see the red/pink at the top of the picture, that's the wall so that should work just that there could be some 'give' in that area of the floor on that spot, but I guess we don't have a choice. i'll have to see what I can do about tightening that down when I have a moment. probably a ...
by jackson3
Mon Feb 16, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: furnace room light to be placed on a switch
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: furnace room light to be placed on a switch

ok, that's done.
thanks
by jackson3
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: furnace room light to be placed on a switch
Replies: 4
Views: 510

Re: furnace room light to be placed on a switch

yes, that makes sense. i'll give it a shot.
by jackson3
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:27 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: what are these #2
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: what are these #2

hmmmm.... any thoughts if we were placing subfloor/carpeting in that room how we could leave that accessible??

if I do try to see if I can tighten that one down any further is there a particular tool or method I would use?

thanks
by jackson3
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: what is this? strapping to protect duct work?
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: what is this? strapping to protect duct work?

ok, there are other 'straps' throughout the basement as well. so i'll take a look and see if I can remove those as well. shouldn't be an issue with the wall. I should have thought about removing the straps earlier but the wall is what I put up when finishing the basement so it's not supporting anyth...
by jackson3
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: what is this? strapping to protect duct work?
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: what is this? strapping to protect duct work?

no rush, just trying to get all these questions answered prior to the time i'll actually be working on them :)
thanks
by jackson3
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: furnace room light to be placed on a switch
Replies: 4
Views: 510

furnace room light to be placed on a switch

Currently the light in the room is a pull switch light. Upon finishing the basement the requirement is to place it on a switch. Can I take the feed line from within the octagonal box and add an extension to the switch box (wire nut together etc) then have a wire from the switch box back to the light...