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by phantomvs
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flat roof replacement gravel tar or membrane ?
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: Flat roof replacement gravel tar or membrane ?

Thanks guys, i appreciate the honesty. :D
by phantomvs
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Drain size for flat roof
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Drain size for flat roof

I plan on adding an extra drain on my flat roof. Presently I only have one and I find it's not enough. It's at the edge of roof . Water tends to puddle in the middle not much slope on this roof. I was thinking of adding another one to the center of roof. Sincerely I plan on redoing roof it would be ...
by phantomvs
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flat roof replacement gravel tar or membrane ?
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Flat roof replacement gravel tar or membrane ?

Hi guys ! My flat roof which is presently tar and gravel started leaking. I am not sure when it was done exactly but it's over 13 yrs old that's when I bought the house. I plan on replacing it and not sure if I should go with tar and gravel or a membrane like TPO or EPDM ? Any experience with these ...
by phantomvs
Wed May 30, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Moving outdoor receptacle
Replies: 17
Views: 403

Re: Moving outdoor receptacle

Thanks again guys !
Just wondering is TW (THHN) rated for wet location ?
Or it doesn't matter as it's in a conduit ?
by phantomvs
Tue May 29, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Moving outdoor receptacle
Replies: 17
Views: 403

Re: Moving outdoor receptacle

What's the difference between TW and RW ?
Is this solid or stranded?
by phantomvs
Tue May 29, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Moving outdoor receptacle
Replies: 17
Views: 403

Re: Moving outdoor receptacle

I never understood why we can't install it in a conduit ?
Thanks for the clarification
I will go with the 2 wires plus ground.
thanks
by phantomvs
Mon May 28, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Moving outdoor receptacle
Replies: 17
Views: 403

Re: Moving outdoor receptacle

Thanks A.Spruce !
That's what I was looking for .
by phantomvs
Mon May 28, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Moving outdoor receptacle
Replies: 17
Views: 403

Moving outdoor receptacle

Hey guys ! Ok so I have a plug outside that I would like to move about 15-20 feet. The plug is presently recessed in the siding of the house. So I want to run on the outside as it's easier. Now I know how to move it using plastic conduit and will use 14/2 wire as it's a 15 amp wire. My problem is ho...
by phantomvs
Thu May 03, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric water heater
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Electric water heater

Thanks guys. I see the local Rona and HD sell 10/2 in orange and in red. https://www.rona.ca/en/wire-nmd-10-2-75-m https://www.rona.ca/en/wire-nmd90-10-2-or I have the red one, glad to know i can just swap the breaker for a 20 amp dp if i downgrade to a 40 gallon. Now just looking for a more energy ...
by phantomvs
Thu May 03, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric water heater
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Electric water heater

just to be sure the color of the wire here in canada is 10/2 red not 10/2 orange thats ok ?
whats the difference ?
by phantomvs
Thu May 03, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric water heater
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: Electric water heater

Thanks for the reply Aaron I see the previous owner had used a 10/2 cable with a 30 amp DP breaker there with the 60 gallon 4500w tank i plan on replacing. Any harm in that or keeping it like that or should i swap the 30 amp breaker for a 25 amp ? Do i save on power consumtion if i drop it down to t...
by phantomvs
Wed May 02, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric water heater
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Electric water heater

Hey guys !

So I have a 60 gallon Giant water heater with 2 elements rated 4500 watts
I will use wire 10/2
Which breaker size do i need 25 or 30 amps ?
If I downgrade to a 40 gallon is my wire 10/2 still ok ?
Then a 20 amp would be ok for 3000 watts ?

Thanks again !
by phantomvs
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: modifying interior door height
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: modifying interior door height

Thanks guys , the video helps alot.
They sell the same type of prehung doors here.
Also whats the standard jamb size for a 2x3 wall and a 2x4 wall with 1/2" sheetrock ?
for a 2x4 wall is it 4 9/16 or 4 5/8" ?
by phantomvs
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: modifying interior door height
Replies: 6
Views: 240

modifying interior door height

Hi ! Ok so in a part of my basement i would like to install an interior french door. Now the height of the opening is 72" and a standard door is 80" tall . I found a nice used french door for 20$ but i would need to cut the height. The problem is it doesn't come with a door frame, so i was wondering...
by phantomvs
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Subfloor options : delta-fl or dmx 1 step or airflow
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

Re: Subfloor options : delta-fl or dmx 1 step or airflow

Thanks for the advice.

Will not use it on my new flooring project , unfortunately i just can't remove it where I already put it under the dricore in my older section.
by phantomvs
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Subfloor options : delta-fl or dmx 1 step or airflow
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

Re: Subfloor options : delta-fl or dmx 1 step or airflow

Hey Shannon
Thanks for the reply.
Do you think the tar paper will give me mold problems ?
by phantomvs
Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Subfloor options : delta-fl or dmx 1 step or airflow
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

Re: Subfloor options : delta-fl or dmx 1 step or airflow

Hey Shannon, Thanks for the reply. Just wondering when you put down dricore do you lay anything down first before or just dricore straight onto the bare concrete floor ? When i did one room in the basement with dricore i put down the black tar paper first then the dricore. I heard back then the blac...
by phantomvs
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Subfloor options : delta-fl or dmx 1 step or airflow
Replies: 9
Views: 1746

Subfloor options : delta-fl or dmx 1 step or airflow

Hey guys ! I am in the process of doing my basement floor and would like to put down some laminate to match rest of basement floor. My basement is divided in 3 parts /rooms. I already did one part of my basement with dricore and like it but its way too expensive. 6-7$ panel here. The other part i di...
by phantomvs
Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Washer and sink rough-in
Replies: 24
Views: 1159

Re: Washer and sink rough-in

Thanks Shannon !

So you don't think when the washer discharges it would overflow to sink ?
Also the p trap I have has a clean out but everything will be hidden behind drywall should I change to a regular p trap with no clean out since this setup uses only 1 trap ?
by phantomvs
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Washer and sink rough-in
Replies: 24
Views: 1159

Re: Washer and sink rough-in

Here is a pic of backside of that wall where I will be cutting into attach drain . It presently serves as drain for old laundry stack which I want to cut out to install new. You see the hole where I want to cut old pipe put in a sweep 90 degree and attach p-trap On other side of wall to connect wash...
by phantomvs
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Washer and sink rough-in
Replies: 24
Views: 1159

Re: Washer and sink rough-in

Hey guys ! So I am finally getting around to the plumbing stage. What do you think of this setup before I go ahead and glue and cut parts ? Do you think washer will back up into sink when draining and do I need a vent ? Sorry pic is side ways. The drains connects to a 90 long sweep straight to main ...
by phantomvs
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Prime before texture ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Prime before texture ?

Ok so i will prime my new drywall ceiling after i finish taping and sanding the joints.
Then texture the ceiling.
Then paint , 2 coats of finish .

Does that sound ok , or am i missing something ?
by phantomvs
Wed Jul 12, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Prime before texture ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Re: Prime before texture ?

Shannon wrote:I do prime firsts but many guys just spray texture on first it. Not really sure who's right?
So if you prime first before texturing the ceiling or walls , do you prime again after or just paint ?
by phantomvs
Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Prime before texture ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1960

Prime before texture ?

Hey guys,

So i put up some new sheetrock on my basement ceiling.
I am in the stage of taping joints.
My question is should i prime the ceiling before putting up texture or after.

I plan on painting the texture ceiling afterwards anyway.

Thanks !
by phantomvs
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Junction box or pigtail in main panel
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Junction box or pigtail in main panel

I Love this forum ☺

I learn something new every day !

Thanks guys !!!!!!!!!
by phantomvs
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Junction box or pigtail in main panel
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Junction box or pigtail in main panel

Ok guys so a 4x4 box not an octogonal box ? 4x4 box like pic i added. By the way, it brings me to my next question. I know octognal boxes are often used for ceiling to mount light fixtures. Can octognal boxes be used for junction boxes with a blank cover on them ? Whats the differnece between them a...
by phantomvs
Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Junction box or pigtail in main panel
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Re: Junction box or pigtail in main panel

Yeah i thought of that but even if I move the breaker it wont reach.
So it's OK to use wire nuts to extend hot wires to breaker ?
I was thinking of using wire nuts in main panel but heard it might be against code ?
by phantomvs
Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Junction box or pigtail in main panel
Replies: 11
Views: 640

Junction box or pigtail in main panel

I have red 12/2 wire that comes from a new heater install that I would like to double tap on the square d 20 amp breaker from another existing heater in the main panel. I am within watt specs of the breaker and wire so that aspect is ok. My problem is the new wire is not long enough to reach the bre...
by phantomvs
Sat Jul 01, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vapour barrier ?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Vapour barrier ?

Thanks again as always !!
by phantomvs
Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vapour barrier ?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Vapour barrier ?

Hey guys the rigid foam I attached is 1 1/4" thick. For the roxul with vapour barrier, I meant I installed on the exterior walls rigid foam 1 1/4" straight against it then framed up walls with 2x4s then put roxul r14 batts then sealed it with vapour barrier and now will be drywalling. So perfect guy...