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by Shannon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Front entry door
Replies: 9
Views: 49

Re: Front entry door

Ya I doubt you will find a storm door for that. If you do let us know.
by Shannon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2376
Views: 53259

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

We can only handle one Dia around here for sure...she is a hand full!
by Shannon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Possible load-bearing?
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Possible load-bearing?

Those diagonal straps running from truss to truss are to prevent racking of the truss system side to side and very normal in all roofs. My "guess" from these pictures is that these walls would not be weight supporting walls. If the ceiling in the room you stood in for the last two pictures is all th...
by Shannon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Disassembling Stair Rail
Replies: 12
Views: 166

Re: Disassembling Stair Rail

yup, great job!
by Shannon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Cabinet Repair after Backsplash Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Cabinet Repair after Backsplash Removal

Yes I agree if you are using a end splash again then its no concern just install new splash. Paint matching the cabinet colour can be tricky as most cabinet shops have their own custom colours and over time these colours change slightly with conditions of the home.
by Shannon
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Front entry door
Replies: 9
Views: 49

Re: Front entry door

Here is a picture of some on my back door.
by Shannon
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Front entry door
Replies: 9
Views: 49

Re: Front entry door

I know even a regular door is tough to get completely air tight right in the corners ,at least enough to keep out a cold winter draft. Usually the backer rod behind the wether strip will help alot, but also around here you can get these small little stick on fuzzy strips. they are about 1' wide and ...
by Shannon
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: M16 pot light conversion to LED
Replies: 20
Views: 171

Re: M16 pot light conversion to LED

Ya many of those IC boxes connect on the outside since they are done during rough-in stage and are not easily assessable later on. I think this is going to be a messy change over to get rid of these. You will likely have to cut some holes in the drywall and patch, unless there are LED bulbs to fit t...
by Shannon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Ideas for a raised deck retrofit and pergola
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Ideas for a raised deck retrofit and pergola

IMO this is a little more difficult then simply changing to 3 posts and a larger header. If you do that you still need some sway braces for posts so tall and that will end up being in the way worse with three posts then 4. I would suggest leaving the outer pairs of posts with sway bracing and remove...
by Shannon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: M16 pot light conversion to LED
Replies: 20
Views: 171

Re: M16 pot light conversion to LED

I agree that is an IC can so it wont come through the hole at all. Why two sets of wires? Whats on the ends?
by Shannon
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: My deck layout needs help
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: My deck layout needs help

Yes your small US gallons only weigh 8lbs. Imperial gallons weigh 10.
by Shannon
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Kobalt sliding dual bevel miter saw issue
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Kobalt sliding dual bevel miter saw issue

If you are laying the trim down and cutting using the bevel function then the fence needs to be adjusted to be square to the blade. If you are standing the trim up against the fence to cut and using the mitre function there will be stops for adjustments of the saw head tilt , and saw head at 90 degr...
by Shannon
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: My deck layout needs help
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: My deck layout needs help

Well first off a hot tub is very heavy then once filled with water and then people it is easily over 5000lbs so I always recommend they are not placed on decks .You have options like sitting them on a patio beside the deck or sitting on a concrete foundation and the deck built up to or around it so ...
by Shannon
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2376
Views: 53259

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Wow how could those innocent faces cause any trouble?
by Shannon
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall fixes
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Drywall fixes

Hmm that is very unfortunate.If this is true then reporting them to something like Better Business bureau would be good. Also see if you have mortgage insurance, it may be able to help you out. Cutting the joint is really not needed. Start from scratch. Unfortunately any bevel joints that were there...
by Shannon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: stucco - to cover, or remove?
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: stucco - to cover, or remove?

Ok well good luck ,it’s an interesting project. Before you proceed I would recommend getting your permits approved ,you may find that this will not be allowed or it may require some extra work to qualify
by Shannon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: stucco - to cover, or remove?
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: stucco - to cover, or remove?

I generally promote removal of old exterior finishes before recovering. This allows for inspection of walls for rot and damage as well as keeps the wall structure clean and flat to work on. I still am a little confused? So this will be a interior part of the home when completed? I assume that you mu...
by Shannon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: How do I reshingle along this side of a exteior wall?
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: How do I reshingle along this side of a exteior wall?

So ideally there should be step flashing at every row of shingles butting into that wall. I cant tell from the pictures if you can get the upper edge of step flashing pieces under the board and button siding but that would be best. Alternatively if the siding is to high to do that You can install st...
by Shannon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Attaching second story deck ledger board when no sill plate is present.
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Attaching second story deck ledger board when no sill plate is present.

I like Dans #1 or #3 options. #2 to me seems like you are asking for trouble if you ever have a failure with the concrete piers under the outer beam. If they sink or raise with poor soil conditions or poor installation,frost those sorts of things you could get some damage inside from the the rising ...
by Shannon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Attaching second story deck ledger board when no sill plate is present.
Replies: 5
Views: 74

Re: Attaching second story deck ledger board when no sill plate is present.

Great question! So I have not actually run into this but it sure would be a problem on many newer homes. My suggestion would be to install solid 2x4 blocks on the end of each joist and one block on each side of each joist. These blocks would fit between the top and bottom cords and sit flat against ...
by Shannon
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: stucco - to cover, or remove?
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: stucco - to cover, or remove?

So this is an exterior wall and it will still be an exterior wall? Why are you framing I front of it again? Or am I confused?
by Shannon
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Light switch install
Replies: 19
Views: 153

Re: Light switch install

General rule of thumb is 10 receptacles on one circuit anywhere but the kitchen is all you want. Kitchen has other rules.
by Shannon
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Using extra fiberglass batts in attic
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Using extra fiberglass batts in attic

Try not to compress the blown in. Use a rake and level out the blown in as best as you can and lay the bats over it tight together
by Shannon
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Light switch install
Replies: 19
Views: 153

Re: Light switch install

If that is the circuit you mentioned you already have 10 receptacles on it and adding the lights would be too much . Since you have access to the wiring You could go back to switch one where the power comes to the switch and add another 14/2 cable. Connect that new cable to the power supply coming i...
by Shannon
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: heat register seal
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: heat register seal

You really should have a heat register in every room. You could cut a floor access in the kitchen so you could get at the duct ,cut it shorter by a few inches and re install the boot infant of dishwasher.
Covering it will not cause an issue as far as the duct or furnace goes though.
by Shannon
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: heat register seal
Replies: 4
Views: 47

Re: heat register seal

Generally that would be fine.
What’s the situation?
by Shannon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Light switch install
Replies: 19
Views: 153

Re: Light switch install

That will not work.
Do you know for sure how the existing light circuit is wire? Is this exposed and you can see everything?
by Shannon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: M16 pot light conversion to LED
Replies: 20
Views: 171

Re: M16 pot light conversion to LED

yes check first like Aaron said and report back. That sticker in the can picture will likely tell you.
by Shannon
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: cathedral ceiling/roof insulation
Replies: 1
Views: 38

Re: cathedral ceiling/roof insulation

Well generally like most things "best " and "cheapest" don't work well together. Cathedral ceilings are not the easiest to insulate properly using batt insulation .With batt insulation they also need to be ventilate properly between the bottom of sheathing and top of insulation. I really would recom...