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by MindBender
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Ledger Flashing Ends?
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Deck Ledger Flashing Ends?

Do it just like you would a window or door. Have a sheet metal shop make an end cap out or the same material as the Z flashing install end cap with peel & stick under it & make sure the water barrier under the Stucco & peel & Stick are in the correct order same as for the Window. After the end cap ...
by MindBender
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Ledger Flashing Ends?
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Deck Ledger Flashing Ends?

Hi Shannon Building inspector requires ledger for a deck to be installed on sheathing. I therefore have to cut out the stucco and z flash bottom and top to keep water out, which is fine. However, I'm a little confused on how to handle the ends. One end is on a corner, so once I cut out the stucco - ...
by MindBender
Mon Jul 23, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Aluminium J Channel (inside/outside 90 turn)
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Aluminium J Channel (inside/outside 90 turn)

Thanks Shannon - I will try to figure out how to post pics here.
by MindBender
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Aluminium J Channel (inside/outside 90 turn)
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Aluminium J Channel (inside/outside 90 turn)

I used regular duct shears to try and make a mitered 90 bend and I don't think I'm doing it right because it does not look very good. Is there a special way of cutting the channel to make the 90 inside outside turn look good? I need it to look pretty neat as it is covering some beams and is just a c...
by MindBender
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Installing Windows Before Housewrap
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Installing Windows Before Housewrap

The plan is to install an apron below window sill rough opening, install flex wrap on top of that and finally windows on top of that. Should I also install a 1 foot wide bit of housewrap on side of windows? I was also wondering how I can integrate the above details into 10ft house wrap. All the stan...
by MindBender
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Moisture behind vapor barrier!
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Moisture behind vapor barrier!

Hi Shannon I hope it is a nothing burger and dries to outside! However, on closer inspection I can see balls of small water droplets form here and there... I took off a bit of the vapor barrier and the whole bay is dry and the bulk of the insulation is dry, but I can feel wetness on the face of the ...
by MindBender
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Moisture behind vapor barrier!
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Moisture behind vapor barrier!

Gable end wall has stucco outside and I noticed a bit of a moisture mist on vapor barrier as soon as weather got hot. No rain or leaks. This must be from stucco drying off... As there is no other explanation... On the sun side of house... This is second story of home, so no concrete moisture either....
by MindBender
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Rough In for Wall Supply Elbow
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Rough In for Wall Supply Elbow

Thank you for the explanation - are these drop ear and nipple threads tapered or straight, so I can play with depth a bit? Always thought plumbing threads were tapered but maybe these are not...
by MindBender
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Rough In for Wall Supply Elbow
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: Rough In for Wall Supply Elbow

So with the nipple, do you put that in before or after tiling/drywall? Just wondering how you tighten it up after tiling, as it only protrudes a fraction of an inch.
by MindBender
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Rough In for Wall Supply Elbow
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Rough In for Wall Supply Elbow

I'm installing a flush 90 degree elbow to supply an adjustable sliding shower. The instructions require the pipe or 3/4 thread to stick out about 3/4" from finish wall. My first thought was to just create a copper 90 degree stub and cut it to required depth. However, I thought this approach was very...
by MindBender
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: AFCI in BC, Canada
Replies: 6
Views: 318

AFCI in BC, Canada

When you read the 2015 AFCI requirements it reads like you need AFCI on almost all 120V circuits except kitchen countertop. That would be killer expensive! Would I be right in thinking you don't need AFCI on lighting only circuits without receptacles? What about the following circuits? 1) Exterior r...
by MindBender
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Kitchen Counter Receptacle per Circuit
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Kitchen Counter Receptacle per Circuit

This is a U shaped kitchen and there is a lot of counter area - approx 11 ft + 8ft + 12ft including range and kit sink. I just followed the CEC requirements for countertop plug spacing and placement.
by MindBender
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Phone/Cable Service Weatherhead Embedded in Wall
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Phone/Cable Service Weatherhead Embedded in Wall

I need to put a weather head up on a wall for bringing in a phone/cable service. I was trying to figure out how to run conduit in stud bay and how you angle the conduit to make the weather head stick out the wall. The weather head seems to be designed to be put straight on top of the conduit but the...
by MindBender
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window Replacement in Stucco
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Window Replacement in Stucco

Appreciate input - went with 3/4" deep x 1/2" wide rabbet. Went generous on the caulk on the cut stucco and then let wood trim sink into it.

Looks good from the curb!
by MindBender
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Glass Stair Railing
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Glass Stair Railing

No question it has to be tempered glass - I will ask local glass company if they know where I can get the hardware so they can come install glass.
by MindBender
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window Replacement in Stucco
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Window Replacement in Stucco

No matter what you do you need a good quality exterior caulk to make the seal. Watch my video and see if you still have questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w090QFJ2A7Q Thnx Shannon - it's exactly this scenario except I have a regular flange window so I need to add a trim board to hide flange...
by MindBender
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Glass Stair Railing
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Glass Stair Railing

I would like to add a railing to a stairway using tampered glass and metal railing. I have no idea where to start on this project as I don't even know who supplies the railing. I have seen glass railing systems for decks at big stores, but not sure if the same is used on internal stairways. Any good...
by MindBender
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window Replacement in Stucco
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Window Replacement in Stucco

I have replaced retrofit windows in the past by cutting out the aluminium frame and inserting a retrofit window. I did not like it because it relies too much on caulk for sealing. I have seen people put a nice wood frame around window and replace with flange window. I would like to try this out - I ...
by MindBender
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Mounting CCTV Camera
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Mounting CCTV Camera

Thanks Aaron - yes, the camera base is small enough to mount on a 4" round cover. I like your idea - only reason I was considering other avenues is that the siding maybe changed in a year or two and it would be nice to not have to disturb camera, although thinking about it, I probably would have to ...
by MindBender
Tue Jan 16, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Mounting CCTV Camera
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Mounting CCTV Camera

I want to mount CCTV cameras on an exterior wall covered by mortar based stucco. I have full access to stud bays inside. What is best practice for mounting CCTV cameras? My own ideas are: The simplest will be to drill hole through stucco push wires through and mount CCTV camera on stucco directly (m...
by MindBender
Mon Jan 08, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hidden Window Magnet Contact Sensor
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Hidden Window Magnet Contact Sensor

I honestly never see new renos or new homes with window alarms. With the crank openers and sash locks windows used now they would be impossible to open from the exterior. Pretty much no one here uses sliders or double hung windows which would be the easier ones to jimmy open from outside. Almost ev...
by MindBender
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hidden Window Magnet Contact Sensor
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Hidden Window Magnet Contact Sensor

I have not seen them used on vinyl windows but on entry doors they basically have a end embedded into the door edge and the wires and contact end are in the frame. With a vinyl window all of these components are hollow (sash and frame) so I am not certain exactly how they are held in place in those...
by MindBender
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Hidden Window Magnet Contact Sensor
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Hidden Window Magnet Contact Sensor

I installed some Jeld Wen vinyl slider type windows and want to add wired alarm sensor to them. In the past, I surface mounted some magnetic contacts which works but the wire really gets in the way during drywalling. Are hidden magnetic contacts (installed inside window edge) straight forward to ins...
by MindBender
Sat Dec 30, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Subpanel Feeder Length
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Subpanel Feeder Length

Just had an afterthought - is US 6/3 cable allowed in Canada? Is UL listed accepted in Canadian electrical inspections?

If not, I will have to take it back on next trip...hmmm.
by MindBender
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Subpanel Feeder Length
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Subpanel Feeder Length

Thanks Emtnut - I got the impression there were a lot of right answers on this one! So, just to help make some progress, the 75 degree ambient table allows 75amps on 6/3, which is great as I only need 60amps. Would the insulation in the exterior wall cause derating? Or was it just the caulk in the ...
by MindBender
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Subpanel Feeder Length
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Subpanel Feeder Length

Thanks Emtnut - I got the impression there were a lot of right answers on this one! So, just to help make some progress, the 75 degree ambient table allows 75amps on 6/3, which is great as I only need 60amps. Would the insulation in the exterior wall cause derating? Or was it just the caulk in the t...
by MindBender
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Subpanel Feeder Length
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Subpanel Feeder Length

Do you see any problem with this length? Also, when considering length of runs, do you have to consider the length of the feeder and the runs in the garage, some of which are about 20'. I was not sure if voltage drop includes feeder and run. Length is fine. Voltage drop for feeder is 3%, only count...
by MindBender
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Subpanel Feeder Length
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Subpanel Feeder Length

I decided to put in a sub panel in an attached garage so I have a bit more flexibility in the future. The feeder length is going to end up about 80' to 90' approx. Unfortunately the panels are on opposite sides of the house. I already have a 60amp subpanel and was hoping to run romex 6/3 copper thro...
by MindBender
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Gas Service Grounding
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: New Gas Service Grounding

Thanks Aaron - makes sense.
by MindBender
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Gas Service Grounding
Replies: 3
Views: 193

New Gas Service Grounding

Had a new gas service installed - it is coming in on the opposite side of the house from the main electrical panel. Would it be code violation to ground the new gas line using a local grounding plate or do I need to run #6 ground wire all the way back to main panel?