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by Shannon
Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: XPS foam vs. EPS foam vs. Roxwool comfort board
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: XPS foam vs. EPS foam vs. Roxwool comfort board

Actually I have started doing the rims in the other order now usually. I makes for a warmer floor above and covers the foam from fire if you use Roxul insulation .
by Shannon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Beam splicing
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Beam splicing

Something like this for the sizes you would be working with.https://www.amazon.com/Simpson-Strong-E ... ay&sr=8-32
by Shannon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: What to do with holes in subfloor before putting down underlayment
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: What to do with holes in subfloor before putting down underlayment

So will 5/8 ply and 3/8" ply with the spacing of your joists satisfy the requirements for the manufacture of the membrane? if your joists are over 16" O.C it likely does not.
by Shannon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: My Bathroom Project
Replies: 16
Views: 221

Re: My Bathroom Project

If you can ,install the tub and drain plumbing first then the water valve and plumbing. This way you can measure right off the tub for heights and center.
Then tub walls and continue on down your list.
by Shannon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Consider pledging or donating today
Replies: 19
Views: 14359

Re: Consider pledging or donating today

nfpagroup1 wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:51 am
building a house and they have helped give me a lot more confidence to do it myself and take on a lot more of the projects myself.
The more you can handle yourself the more money you should able to keep in your pocket! Glad to help
by Shannon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2090
Views: 47085

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

nice pup! Looks like your getting the same snow and cold we are here on the prairies?
by Shannon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Disassembling Stair Rail
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: Disassembling Stair Rail

you really will be surprised how easy it goes once you start.
by Shannon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: XPS foam vs. EPS foam vs. Roxwool comfort board
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: XPS foam vs. EPS foam vs. Roxwool comfort board

come here anytime you have questions
by Shannon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cold air return thermodynamics??
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: Cold air return thermodynamics??

Ya anything you can get in there would help for sure. How tight is the space?
by Shannon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: XPS foam vs. EPS foam vs. Roxwool comfort board
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: XPS foam vs. EPS foam vs. Roxwool comfort board

Thanks for coming to the forum! I use XPS for the extra R vaue but you could use EPS also. The comfort board can be used instead of rigid M Holmes uses it directly against the concrete and i know that roux is not effected with moisture like normal batt insulation but for piece of mind I think I woul...
by Shannon
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 27
Views: 328

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

glad to hear it...or not hear it in this case ! LOL
by Shannon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Beam splicing
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Beam splicing

Yup, you can sit them each half way onto the post and use connectors to join all pieces to the posts.
by Shannon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Owens Foamular Foam Board Insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Owens Foamular Foam Board Insulation

You can do this pretty much any way you like. I personally would work with full sheets starting from the floor and then the strip at the top. I hate kneeling any more then needed! LOL. It will be easiest to have the lip against the concrete on the edges where you will add the next sheet.
by Shannon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Conduit for heated floor wires in wall cavities
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Re: Conduit for heated floor wires in wall cavities

The reference in my oldCEC is 62-128 (2) but likely the same . Basically says cold leads must be in a wire chase or conduit from the floor level to the J box.
by Shannon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Vinyl siding J channel cutter
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Siding

Here is a link.https://www.amazon.ca/Malco-JCC50R-J-Cutter/dp/B0073HTG3A/ref=pd_sbs_469_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B0073HTG3A&pd_rd_r=9980a4b5-2ef9-11e9-9f4b-9fb10f44f45c&pd_rd_w=88bm9&pd_rd_wg=TbcXR&pf_rd_p=5dcda75b-8643-4da3-9bb1-5c0233790500&pf_rd_r=N066PMWH4PDVARXHMSKJ&psc=1&refRID=N066PMWH4PDVARX...
by Shannon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: My Bathroom Project
Replies: 16
Views: 221

Re: My Bathroom Project

If it is no more then 1” I would use strips of 1x4 or 3/4” plywood . You will then shim the tub as needed after that . This should be enough .
by Shannon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: My Bathroom Project
Replies: 16
Views: 221

Re: My Bathroom Project

Vertically on each stud
by Shannon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 220
Views: 4361

Re: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?

Throw it away and get an all metal one installed.
by Shannon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: My Bathroom Project
Replies: 16
Views: 221

Re: My Bathroom Project

The best thing is to add furring strips to the entire wall to get everything on the same plane. This will make finishing around the unit easy. So decide which wall this makes more sense to do and shift the tub unit accordingly . Gaps around wall panels is really not adjustable. If its sitting down t...
by Shannon
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Conduit for heated floor wires in wall cavities
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Re: Conduit for heated floor wires in wall cavities

Yes that was the section I thought. Just seen the discussion on another thread with conduit and it made me think of this situation.
I know many retro fits are just fished into the wall cavities for these systems but my bath jobs are always complete guts so adding conduit is easy.
by Shannon
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Conduit for heated floor wires in wall cavities
Replies: 6
Views: 40

Conduit for heated floor wires in wall cavities

So Guys what is your take on using conduit between the thermostat box and the floor when running electric heated floor cables? They do not really have a jacket on the cold wire end so I have always used conduit. I like fishing it through the pipe when the install happens , keeping it secured and pro...
by Shannon
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Electric nail guns
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Electric nail guns

One bonus about these electric guns that I learned today is that they don't freeze up when it's really cold out. The Paslode gas will freeze up and they don't shoot. I've constantly got one gas in the gun, one somewhere warm, and I have to swap between them (way too often when it's -30 out). So tha...
by Shannon
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: adding vapour barrier and r value to existing home
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?

This is the problem that many homes of that era and older have. Back in the day that waxy paper was all that was used. It is literally impossible to get a good seal without removing the interior finish (drywall) and installing new proper vapour barrier but unless you are removing the rooms it’s real...
by Shannon
Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: re use builders insulation blanket or not?
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Rim Joist Insulation With Different Method Using Rigid Board

Welcome ! For sure remove the builders blanket, you don’t want to re use it. Install your foam and seal it just like my video. Then frame the wall and insulate it as well. Some areas will allow you to skip the air/vapour barrier when you use 2” foam but that is something you should check at your loc...
by Shannon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall Mudding Confined Area
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Drywall Mudding Confined Area

Purchase a plastic drywall knife and cut off the handle. This will help .
by Shannon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Building a porch
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: Building a porch

Glad to help
by Shannon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Building a porch
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: Building a porch

Ok I stand corrected on the double bottom plates.😄 If you don’t want to attach directly to the slab edge you could use piers against the house and another row out at the other end. Alternatively you could run the joists of the porch parallel to the wall of the house and placebyour piers and beams at...
by Shannon
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: suspended ceiling
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Re: suspended ceiling

So you want a 5” border at both ends? So on one end measure back from a slot 5” and cut the end off. Now hook your tape on the end you cut and measure and mark the entire width of the room on the remainder of the main T. If the main is longer then the length you need simply cut it to length. If the ...