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by Shannon
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Adding a foundation
Replies: 9
Views: 69

Re: Adding a foundation

In most cases the floor system would be framed and sheeted and then the walls built in top or the floor but I could not say for sure if this structure is built that way? Ideally if there is an actual rim joists then you may be able to remove the majority of the 2” boards and install normal joist fra...
by Shannon
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 165
Views: 2241

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I have not seen those thresholds. I wonder how many times you change that bottom seal from walking on it or catching stuff on it?
I have yet to see a door seal perfectly at the bottom using a sweep.
by Shannon
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 31
Views: 563

Re: Bathroom Remodel

The preformed foam Schluter shower pans are even easier to install. But I agree schluter has great materials to work with including kerdi, kerdi board and their ditra products.
by Shannon
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63903

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Ya good wise we are pretty simple for the most part. Maybe a muffin for breakfast, lunch some days (mostly snacks from 10-3 anyways!) burgers, steak, tube steaks, fresh fish, potato salad, beans whatever. Snacks around fire at night. Oh and it can be 5 o’clock all day if need be!😉. Tonight we did ou...
by Shannon
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Basement window
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Basement window

In all honesty if you factor in the extra fussing around and materials you need to reduce the sizes it is likely not much difference to order the proper sizes. Also consider if these will be bedrooms they need to meet code for proper egress size and type
by Shannon
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Adding a foundation
Replies: 9
Views: 69

Re: Adding a foundation

Well you have a little different floor framing with those beam type joists spread further apart and then heavy floor boards over that to span the longer distance. Is that correct?
by Shannon
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Shim vs spacer?
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Shim vs spacer?

You are welcome
by Shannon
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Shim vs spacer?
Replies: 3
Views: 29

Re: Shim vs spacer?

Yes your plan of a spacer and the shimming off of that is a good one. For future reference sometimes I will actually plane the bottom of the first few cabinets off so that as I get further down the line I only need to raise others by half as much. It’s a lot more work though. And in your case 9/16” ...
by Shannon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63903

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I have decent signal now ,here is picture.
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by Shannon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 165
Views: 2241

Re: Replacing Bay Window

IMO most door brands are about the same quality when comparing apples to apples.
I have installed very few fibreglass doors ,likely less than 6.
by Shannon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rigid foam exterior insulation over exsisting tar-paper
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Rigid foam exterior insulation over exsisting tar-paper

In your case taping the seams should be no issue older mobile homes ,while they do have somewhat of a vapour barrier it will not be great anyways. Around here everyone installs the vertical vinyl siding right over the foam with out furring. Be sure to put nails right into studs whenever possible and...
by Shannon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Adding a foundation
Replies: 9
Views: 69

Re: Adding a foundation

This is really not something you can do safely yourself IMO. The structure needs to be lifted and temporarily supported ,old wood footings removed and replaced with either wood timbers, concrete or whatever works in your area. I would hire out the lifting and temp. support work and then you can safe...
by Shannon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Window trim - better way?
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Window trim - better way?

That the easiest to deal with but if its all paint grade you can fill a gap anywhere and paint it after pretty much.
by Shannon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Textured bathroom ceiling
Replies: 13
Views: 162

Re: Textured bathroom ceiling

Yes personally I use moisture resistant drywall, paper tape, metal/paper corner bead and regular setting drywall mud. Good quality primer and paint is also a must.
by Shannon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Window trim - better way?
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: Window trim - better way?

Depending on the difference there is around the window and if this is paint grade trim I sometimes will even use a measurement that is kinda in the middle. So if you have differences of up to 1/4”in various spots I will split the difference and you can usually work with that putting on the casing
by Shannon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bunkie Renovation
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Bunkie Renovation

Yup that’s the same plan I would suggest!
by Shannon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement steel i beam
Replies: 5
Views: 64

Re: Basement steel i beam

Yup I agree no problem there with that small damage. Very common to see under walls.
by Shannon
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Textured bathroom ceiling
Replies: 13
Views: 162

Re: Textured bathroom ceiling

cans I have not used much but in my limited playing with them I think they are a waste of money. Hopper and compressor is the way to go or maybe a roller but I have not used that method myself.
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Installing a 6’ sliding door
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Installing a 6’ sliding door

Absolutely it will . The normal as far as I have ever seen is double top plate.
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 165
Views: 2241

Re: Replacing Bay Window

All my windows are either sealed to wood sheathing or flashed with membrane and sealed . If that is what you have done you will be fine. If you have not or you live in a high rainfall area then sealing the J would be a good idea and it is an extra layer of protection.
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Rough in plumbing with sewer back flow
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: Rough in plumbing with sewer back flow

No I do not have any videos for that situation.
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Sump pump installation
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Sump pump installation

Generally your footing will extend 2-4” inside of concrete basement wall. As for the pump I really can not remember the brand used in video. That info may have been given in the comments of the video at one time but I can’t say what it was off the top of my head. the lower section of the pump I beli...
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 165
Views: 2241

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I seal all my windows and openings before siding but if you wanna seal the j the use the hidden method. Does not matter what caulking or silicone you use if it’s exposed it will generally look dirty most of the time. Quad will work fine.
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2696
Views: 63903

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I don’t mind the campground in parks as long as the sites are not side cause and wide open to each other. Here is mine right now.
Not sure if picture will load out here?
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Installing a 6’ sliding door
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Installing a 6’ sliding door

That is odd construction. Your plan seems doable to me. Be sure to temp. support the joists while you remove the double plate and install the double 2x10 Header. Is you plan to cut the ceiling joists off and insert the beam right up under the triple 2x4 plates? If so be sure to use joist hangers to ...
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fiber cement lap siding and a new pet door
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: Fiber cement lap siding and a new pet door

Yes a circular saw would be the best tool IMO for the siding. You can purchase a cement cutting blade cheaper then an actual cement siding blade. I would use a segmented one and wear a good dust mask ,ear and eye protection for sure also.
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Adding a foundation
Replies: 9
Views: 69

Re: Adding a foundation

Are the existing ties just around the perimeter now? Or some in middle as well?
What size are the beams and how far apart are they?
What are the dimensions of this structure?
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vinyl flooring around raised hearth
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Vinyl flooring around raised hearth

Butting it tight will not allow it to “float”. If you don’t want a baseboard or quarter round or any other type of trim on the hearth then you need to install a track and nose type trim up against the hearth. The track is fastened to floor in proper position , flooring is installed with space away f...
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bunkie Renovation
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Bunkie Renovation

What is the end result you are trying to achieve here? Living space ? Storage? Heated? Drywalled?
It looks like you have insulation in the walls behind the green boards?
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Securing subfloor planks to floor joists
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Re: Securing subfloor planks to floor joists

They need to be secured to every joist. A couple screws at each joist is enough. Also I would pull any old nails you find. Other then that you should be fine.