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by Shannon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: New GoBoard shower system
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: New GoBoard shower system

Im not sure i'm a fan of that product as a shower pan. Its a fair bit of work to cut and fit it and a lot of waste, and only caulking as the seal ? Not sure i trust that.On the walls I think it would be fine but not on the pan . I really like acrylic pans.
by Shannon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make these stairs safer?
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: How to make these stairs safer?

That idea is not possible. Those upper hand rails must be mounted on the wall. You stair case looks narrow enough that you actually may only need hand rail on one side so that would give you a little more room.
by Shannon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Straightening a roofline and truss repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: Straightening a roofline and truss repairs

These members will be floor joists and simply attaching them to the side of studs will not be safe. They can be attached to the studs to tie the building back together but they will need to be supported likely with a ledger or beam under them. From the sounds of this project this is something that s...
by Shannon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Window framing to basement foundation?
Replies: 1
Views: 14

Re: Window framing to basement foundation?

For basic window and door opening that would not be needed. They can simply sit on the bottom plate of the wall and the plate sits on the plywood floor and rim joist. If you had heavy point loads like a post holding a long beam that replaced a bearing wall then that load would need to be transferred...
by Shannon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Subfloor and process
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Basement Subfloor and process

So first off I would use T&G OSB sub flooring , this will give you a better surface and more stable. I also personally would not bother with any poly on the floor if you are using the foam. For the walls they could be ontop of the subfloor or directly on the concrete , your call really. If you use P...
by Shannon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71725

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I wasn't going to bore you fine fellers with trailer details. :mrgreen: If I do much else to it, I'll probably either start a new thread or add it to the Burb thread. Right now I'm just trying to get it winterized so my stuff doesn't get wet. My OCD wants to do all kinds of things, but budget and p...
by Shannon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck ledger to brick wall
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Deck ledger to brick wall

Personally on a brick home I would build a free standing deck. Attaching to brick is not the best way IMO.
by Shannon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing-In Garage Doors
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Framing-In Garage Doors

Yes a self leveller can be very efficient and would be fine as well.
by Shannon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Suggesting for embedding staples
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Suggesting for embedding staples

I personally would either pull them out (#1 choice) or cut them off with side cutters and pound the remaining legs down . If they are just the small gauge staples I suppose you could pound them all flush and cover over with new underlayment.
by Shannon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 54
Views: 731

Re: Lean-to shed

Square to the ledger (A)
by Shannon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to make these stairs safer?
Replies: 3
Views: 52

Re: How to make these stairs safer?

There are "RETURNS" that can be added to the ends of the hand rail that will curve the end back against the wall leaving no open end to catch on clothes. Also I notice the hand rails do not reach the top of the stairs and they really should.
by Shannon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing-In Garage Doors
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Framing-In Garage Doors

here is a topic on a similar situation for levelling the floor that you may find helpful.viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7674&p=39485&hilit= ... ion#p39485
by Shannon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing-In Garage Doors
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Framing-In Garage Doors

I understand your concerns and see only one problem in pouring cement. Generally an attached garage would have poured foundation (footings /piles and grade beams). At the over head doors the foundation will be lowered to just below the bottom of concrete floor height and then when the floor is poure...
by Shannon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Hot Water Odor
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Hot Water Odor

Some areas use rods made of aluminum and some use magnesium rods (i think its magnesium?) the two metals react differently to certain metals in the water . Maybe ask around and see if that's what you need for your area??
by Shannon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: How do I insulate my garage door
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: How do I insulate my garage door

Yes that door is an insulated door already.
by Shannon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 54
Views: 731

Re: Lean-to shed

I see that now. I would definitely raise the tall wall rafter attachment point up to the top of the wall and splice into the existing roof on top of the higher wall. You will have a heck of a time getting and maintaining a seal against that block/stucco wall. If you tie the roofs together, no probl...
by Shannon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Using vinyl J for F channel nailed thru bottom
Replies: 2
Views: 44

Re: Using vinyl J for F channel nailed thru bottom

Aluminum soffit J I always install screwed through the J into the wall. I always install vinyl siding J nailed in the nailing strip but tight and don't have problems and I have occasionally had to screw vinyl J right through the bottom of the J part and had no issues either. I think you will be fine...
by Shannon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior white board installation
Replies: 4
Views: 36

Re: Exterior white board installation

It is likely PVC board. Either way is fine , there are just two finishes on the board for different preferences. Too bad installer would have not installed it the same as the rest.
by Shannon
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Underlayment in kitchen
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Re: Underlayment in kitchen

either way would work ,but i would remove it if it was an option.
by Shannon
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Hot Water Odor
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Hot Water Odor

It is hard to say for sure what is causing the issues. And as far as the electric abode that is the first time I have ever heard of that so I can’t say for sure that it is a legit item.
Wish I could be more helpful.
by Shannon
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Banister Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Banister Repair

Yes I agree with Spruce. And once the new and modified pieces are stained to match you will never know.
by Shannon
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71725

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Wow , nice project. I’m sure you are ready for a break though
by Shannon
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: solid wood flooring multiple rooms
Replies: 23
Views: 466

Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

I have never glued a wood floor. I use staples instead of nails , they have a little better holding power IMO.
by Shannon
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71725

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Big kitchen reno Wayne? Like full gut or what?
by Shannon
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71725

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Ive been East in the states (florida) but not far East in Canada
by Shannon
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Three Way Light Switch Not Working
Replies: 23
Views: 237

Re: Three Way Light Switch Not Working

That is a very handy video. Think i will do one similar to that sometime. To make this safer and maybe simpler I would find the hot wire (goes on common screw) . Then connect the two travellers at that location together temporarily. Leave breaker off and go to other switch location .There disconnect...
by Shannon
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71725

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

That is a good looking trailer. The side door is very secure with the arm bar also. Get good pad locks and you are set! Man I would love to get together with any of you sometime. If you are ever in my province id meet up or even give you directions to the "bat cave" so you can drop in. And of course...
by Shannon
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Insulation Cantilevered Overhang
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Insulation Cantilevered Overhang

One of the best ways is to block off the rim joist area even with the outside where the rim would have been using blocks of lumber. Seal and insulate the interior joist box end spaces either with sprayfoam or a a combination of rigid foam and canned sprayfoam. Next insulate and seal the floor area ....
by Shannon
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior brick
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Exterior brick

That is sloppy I would agree. Short of maybe shot blasting the entire wall to even up the brick color ,I'm not sure. Lets see if anyone else chimes in with suggestions.
by Shannon
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Vinyl corner posts
Replies: 1
Views: 62

Re: Vinyl corner posts

If the end of the box is getting covered with siding then just cut the corner flush with bottom of the box and J will run along the bottom edge of box and across the top of the corner. If the end of the box is finished with metal then I generally will cut the corner across the bottom of the box and ...