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by Shannon
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Siding condensation/Water draining into cabinets
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Siding condensation/Water draining into cabinets

Well That exterior eave is suspicious but since the water is happening even when there has been no rain I would say it may not be from that. So during the day there is no issues with water in cabinet? What is above that area on the second floor? a bathroom used usually in the night maybe?
by Shannon
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Storm Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Storm Windows

I actually could not tell you if they are even a "thing " anymore. I have never sold one here. I guess the thing to do would be to contact a local window supplier and see what they say.
by Shannon
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Removing Heat Pump/AC Unit
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: Removing Heat Pump/AC Unit

yes it is a refrigerant , I don't think it is under crazy pressure but it is under some pressure and it is not good to release into the environment.
by Shannon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72820

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

emtnut wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:44 am
Shannon wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:07 pm
We got maybe 50cm a few weeks back and a couple of dustings since. Nothing like Manitoba.
OK, so ONLY about a foot and a half :lol:
Don't be sending that crap this way :mrgreen:
That was a typo, 50mm of snow
by Shannon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Removing Heat Pump/AC Unit
Replies: 3
Views: 30

Re: Removing Heat Pump/AC Unit

Yes those two lines should be evacuated by an HVac company. Leave them connected until this is done .
by Shannon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Hot Water Pressure
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Hot Water Pressure

Changing the elements should not involve anything related to the water or volume?
by Shannon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 58
Views: 794

Re: Lean-to shed

Ya for sure you can remove the plate in the opening
by Shannon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 246
Views: 4742

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Ok Hardi plank I believe recommends no more that 1" of foam directly under it but I think if you strap the wall over the foam you can go 2". Check the Hardi recommendations. I think that is what I would do. 2" foam, 1x4 strapping , Hardi board
by Shannon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Post to floor or beam?
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Post to floor or beam?

So yes I would say that this main floor post should either go right to the beam /post below or at least there should be solid blocking between the under side of the plywood to the top of the basement beam.
by Shannon
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: How much does it cost to remodel a kitchen
Replies: 3
Views: 61

Re: How much does it cost to remodel a kitchen

Impossible to say. Prices vary so much from region to region and you are in Japan I see. If you really wanna know get an estimate from a couple local competitors for a friend home.
by Shannon
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: insulating around/over air handler in attic
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: insulating around/over air handler in attic

Sorry I still am not familiar with any units installed in attics.
by Shannon
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 246
Views: 4742

Re: Replacing Bay Window

What type of exterior finish?
by Shannon
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Winterizing AC Unit
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Winterizing AC Unit

I have a cover I put in mine and every couple years I blow out any debris that may be in the coils etc. It is a good idea to turn off breaker although the unit itself has a built in shut off once the outside temp reaches a certain temp.
by Shannon
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior steel door gap
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Exterior steel door gap

Shin the door hinges a little to rotate the door over if you can without creating a gap on Hinge side. If it was the same weather strip you should have not had this happen?
by Shannon
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 58
Views: 794

Re: Lean-to shed

Perfectly fine. If you are not attached to the walls beside this new building or sheathing on the new walls then I would maybe add a cross brace across the studs. May be over kill but just in case you get “racking” under a snow load or something.
by Shannon
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bamboo flooring in basement
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Bamboo flooring in basement

For sure you can’t float it over carpet.
by Shannon
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Question - finishing a basement - framing
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Question - finishing a basement - framing

I can’t say for sure but if it’s possible I would leave more then that. Anyone who needs to work on that will struggle IMO.
by Shannon
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: insulating foundation walls of two different thicknesses
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: insulating foundation walls of two different thicknesses

No ,you can cut it. Attach the two vertical pieces and then use a piece horizontally as well. Use canned Sprayfoam to seal the gaps.
by Shannon
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Floor Tile installation in 2-3 days
Replies: 17
Views: 518

Re: Floor Tile installation in 2-3 days

She should be happy , that looks like you did a great job.
by Shannon
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Post to floor or beam?
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Post to floor or beam?

It really depends on the load and design . I may be able to help with more info. Is this a one storey home? What is the length of the beam on the main floor.? Is it only supporting basic trusses? If the new post was extended to the basement beam how close would that post be to one under the basement...
by Shannon
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72820

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

We got maybe 50cm a few weeks back and a couple of dustings since. Nothing like Manitoba.
by Shannon
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: insulating around/over air handler in attic
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: insulating around/over air handler in attic

This type of heating arrangement is never seen here so I cont say for certain. Can you find some specs for your handler on line?
by Shannon
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Step flashing in front or behind rigid foam?
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Step flashing in front or behind rigid foam?

Normally I would have it just under the siding but in your case with the order you are doing things it makes sense to have it under the foam I think.
by Shannon
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Garage roof Insulation
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Garage roof Insulation

Cathedral ceilings need special attention and detail to insulate. Being this is such a small garage and temp. work shop I'm not sure that cathedral is worth the effort.
by Shannon
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bamboo flooring in basement
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Bamboo flooring in basement

if you have a basically dry basement then I would say its fine.
by Shannon
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Straightening a roofline and truss repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Straightening a roofline and truss repairs

hankyknot wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:22 am
Just to clarify they would be attached to the side of a stud with another stud beneath it, like a jack stud.
That would be a good way to support them.
by Shannon
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72820

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:11 pm
Shannon wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:55 pm
LOL, Spruce said "winterized" ....I think he forgot he lives in California! :lol:
You do know we get wet around here, right? :mrgreen: We may not get the deep freeze that y'all are used to, but just getting wet can have it's own problems.

Ya I know, Just screwing with ya! :o :lol:
by Shannon
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: New GoBoard shower system
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: New GoBoard shower system

I have used Kerdi pans but again they worry me a bit with all the joints and I also find that the corners get kinda out of shape because of all the over laps of Kerdi band and Kerdi corners. I personally think it is a better system then caulking alone . I think if I was using the GoBoard pans I woul...
by Shannon
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: New GoBoard shower system
Replies: 3
Views: 66

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: 78

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.