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by Shannon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Vinyl siding my home, post #2
Replies: 14
Views: 389

Re: Vinyl siding my home, post #2

So in my opinion throw the nails away and use screws. I use #6 x 5/8" flat head screws to attach the soffit panels into the wood fascia and then I use white painted #8 x 1-1/4" screws to attach the aluminum fascia screwed through the bottom lip. I'll attach the videos for that. I find screws work so...
by Shannon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: New siding and windows diverter question
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: New siding and windows diverter question

You may be able to make something up but it would need to come out under that J channel so the water is diverted out over the window.
Here is another example that would divert it out into the eaves trough instead .
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by Shannon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Paint or trim
Replies: 5
Views: 36

Re: Paint or trim

Yup agreed, use the hammer you have and set the nail to below the surface after.
by Shannon
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing wall from living and and finishing it
Replies: 1
Views: 19

Re: Removing wall from living and and finishing it

We have many different drywall related videos that may help you out on our channel. I have nothing unfortunately specific to the vent however. If you are more specific on where it originates from (floor /ceiling) and type of vent, we may be able to help you out with that here. Here is a link to our ...
by Shannon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Composite decking parallel to house
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Composite decking parallel to house

how big of a space are you planning on leaving between the deck boards and brick?
by Shannon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Paint or trim
Replies: 5
Views: 36

Re: Paint or trim

Ive always done it the other way. I like to paint walls first , two coat trim, then install trim and fill ,then paint again. If you caulk the trim to the wall then you will need to cut in wall color again anyways so in that case just 1st coat walls before adding trim. Either way you get the result y...
by Shannon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Shower valve in a shower stall with no tub spout!
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Shower valve in a shower stall with no tub spout!

yes there are shower only valves but not ave style will have the option. Purchase a threaded brass plug. Take the valve with you to be sure you get the size and thread. It should thread on easy. At home add 4-8 wraps of teflon tape screw the two together .
by Shannon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Stubborn Moen Shower valve with female threads!
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Stubborn Moen Shower valve with female threads!

It won't go in all the way. Teflon tape (4-8 wraps ) and hand tighten then tighten with wrench till you're satisfied. It does not have to go till it stops moving.
by Shannon
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Patching a hole in shower stall tile!
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Patching a hole in shower stall tile!

Yup grout is your best bet. I actually may fill with a mould resistant caulk/silicone ,let that fully cure (2 days) and then just fill the top 1/4" with grout? This may better water proof the depth of the hole.
by Shannon
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: lower roof ice damming water leak problem
Replies: 12
Views: 91

Re: lower roof ice damming water leak problem

Hope you can get this problem fixed up soon
by Shannon
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Addition crawlspace insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Addition crawlspace insulation

pT plywood on inside . Other then that looks like you got it.
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1159

Re: Da 'Burb

Aaron wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Admin wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:11 am
I can't wait until I'm semi-retired so I can give that level of care to my fleet :D back in the day I used to put a lot more time into vehicle cleaning & care... ;)
Your fleet? Ok, Jay Leno... lol :mrgreen:
Ok so he is no Jay Leno but admin has a few vehicles kicking around for sure! Lol
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior window replacement contractor/inspector face-off
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Exterior window replacement contractor/inspector face-off

Agreed, installing windows over siding is lazy IMO . Inspector has final say anyways so what the point of arguing
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 48
Views: 441

Re: Replacing Bay Window

There is not really a Rule written in stone but usually between 78-82 inches from the floor .
Your window can be what you want and what works for your home. I like a large window in the front room usually coming anywhere from 24”-36” off the floor.
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window replacement frustration
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: Window replacement frustration

That is a normal BM under that then. It looked so wide in picture I thought it was something different.
You should be able to do what I do. Measure the outside dimensions of bum and sill , deduct 1/8” from those two dimensions and order your window with 2” Reno Bm all the way around.
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: lower roof ice damming water leak problem
Replies: 12
Views: 91

Re: lower roof ice damming water leak problem

So basically you have the idea but I was meaning to add insulation to the small roof area back in the corner ,not on the main roof over the door. This would be ok as well but is going to create other appearance issues . The ice and water membrane is self healing around nails do you should not have i...
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: door problem
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: door problem

Hinges are binding as the door gets close to closed is my bet. If you have long screws in hinges going into framing try loosening them and even adding a bit of a shim to push pin edge of hinge towards the door slightly.
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Reusing Existing Wood Fence Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Reusing Existing Wood Fence Posts

I agree, they are likely cedar and my have another 5-10 years in them but you never know for sure.
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?

Here is the website for those who are interested. He does a good video there as well explaining application on site and framing techniques.
https://www.tstud.com
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Garage Lighting
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Garage Lighting

Yes I agree here you want LED. I would go three rows 16' long (4' double tube fixtures) 5 feet apart . 5000-600K and no less then 18 watt. And of course 3 switches. You may even want an extra unit or two over areas where you have work benches or tools.
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2533
Views: 60218

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Ok so you hired someone to test your home. I get it now. the way I read it originally it sounded like they were doing random testing or something and fined you? LOL.
You CO alarms may not be in ideal positions or are expired so that may be something else to look at to be safe.
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?

Ya I think he said a 2500 sq.Ft home would cost about 1000$ more with T studs then with 2x6 studs.They also mentioned that standard 2x6 framed homes would be normally spaced at 16" O.C and these T studs can be spaced @ 24" O.C. So more $ for less pieces. A more helpful number would have also been to...
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulate Cathedral Ceiling
Replies: 1
Views: 33

Re: Insulate Cathedral Ceiling

If you want to vent it then you need the eave vents and to add a ridge vent. Vents at only one end will not do anything. If you install rigid foam tight to underside of plywood and seal all edges with canned sprayfoam you will be fine with no venting. If you use standard batt type insulation you nee...
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window replacement frustration
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: Window replacement frustration

If that was normal 1-1/2 wood brick mold I would normally just measure the outside of the existing BM and deduct 1/8". I would then order my new window with 2" reno BM to those dimensions knowing it would fit through the RO, but in your case that BM is wider then standard 1-1/2" BM so the window wou...
by Shannon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2533
Views: 60218

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Dia wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:25 am
We have an infraction against us for carbon monoxide in the basement. How's your week going?

"infraction against us for carbon monoxide" what does that mean??
by Shannon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window replacement frustration
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: Window replacement frustration

Ok You have a very wide exterior trim on three sides and even the bottom is pretty decent.So the stucco should really be a non issue. I would think you will actually have to fill in around the exterior of the new window brick moulds. So I would figure out a "box size" from the existing RO. Measure t...
by Shannon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?

hmm, That seems very impressive. I would have liked to see a thermo image of an existing home beside one with the T studs. Also I would have liked to see a cost per foot comparison.
by Shannon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: lower roof ice damming water leak problem
Replies: 12
Views: 91

Re: lower roof ice damming water leak problem

Wow, looked good on paper I guess! This is a tricky spot to deal with. I think I would rip that roof area out and raise it up so that more insulation could be added maybe even spraying foam in the bottom first to stop heat leaks. As well membrane the entire surface including up the wall behind the w...
by Shannon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window replacement frustration
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: Window replacement frustration

Ok so first off I find it ridiculous that the window supplier would not be way more helpful then they are and even come out and measure for you if need be.If you are dealing with a big box store then what your describe would not surprise me but if it is a local lumber store they should have more exp...
by Shannon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Addition crawlspace insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Addition crawlspace insulation

I personally think your best approach to this crawl space is treating it like the under side of a mobile home. Build a skirting around the perimeter out of PT lumber . I would excavate the soil 6 or so inches and install the wall, anchoring directly into the soil with some 24" rebar lengths. Sheet t...