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by Shannon
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 97
Views: 975

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

Round corner knives will help for sure. I don’t use round corners much and don’t own the knives for them
by Shannon
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Sharing 2 sides of a stud
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Sharing 2 sides of a stud

As I understand it you basically are attaching a box on each side of a stud , one for each item? This is not a problem . If you look carefully you can see that in this picture as well where the two boxer are without covers
by Shannon
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Replacing Diagonal Plank Sub floor for Tile Job
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Replacing Diagonal Plank Sub floor for Tile Job

Remove all the planks where you can and replace with the 3/4” plywood. Any joints in the plywood that do not fall on joists should be re enforced with some solid blocking below if possible to keep them from flexing with foot traffic. The shiplap flooring that you can not remove should be re enforced...
by Shannon
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating Protruding Basement Wall
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Insulating Protruding Basement Wall

You will get some moisture and mould issues for sure IMO. Can you insulate this with spray foam or something?
Air/ vapour barrier system must cover entire wall or it is useless.
by Shannon
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 97
Views: 975

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

really your call. If you use the rounded the drywall needs to be cut back 1/2" form corner.
by Shannon
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating Protruding Basement Wall
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Insulating Protruding Basement Wall

You will have a cold spot for sure.
by Shannon
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Replacing Diagonal Plank Sub floor for Tile Job
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Replacing Diagonal Plank Sub floor for Tile Job

If it was me I would install 3/4" plywood to the bottom side of that area (yellow) screwed and glued ,to make it stronger and then you should be fine. That is as long as the joists are no more than 19.2" O.C. Anything spaced more then that requires a double layer of plywood or OSB. If the 3/4" plywo...
by Shannon
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Microwave and washing machine on same 20amp circuit?
Replies: 4
Views: 44

Re: Microwave and washing machine on same 20amp circuit?

If this is a new kitchen reno the kitchen circuits should be on their own.
by Shannon
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electrical update, retrofit or....
Replies: 7
Views: 62

Re: Electrical update, retrofit or....

My take is that by stripping off drywall you will for sure in the end spend more money but have a much better finished product. You will save some labour from the electrician for sure and you will get a much better insulation and air seal for an over all more comfortable home. Also you mentioned tha...
by Shannon
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom exhaust vent tube getting condensation buildup.
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: Bathroom exhaust vent tube getting condensation buildup.

It should ,I also would just use insulated flex pipe for such a short run and create a small moisture trap (low spot) so if you get some slight moisture it will not drip out.
by Shannon
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 97
Views: 975

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

My full playlist of drywalling videos are here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 910F11A363

I would really not recommend Hot mud (quick set) for anything but maybe taping and even then the learning curve is sharp!
by Shannon
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Need advice for a closet door ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Re: Need advice for a closet door ideas

looks great!
by Shannon
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 4
Views: 42

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

ok great , I was hoping that was not what you were using for air/vapour barrier.
by Shannon
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: insulating and framing a basement
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: insulating and framing a basement

in the video I use plastic anchors designed for 2" rigid foam. Some brands are Anchor and Hilti. I have since found that a Tapcon screw and fender washer are cheaper so that is what I use now.
by Shannon
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 4
Views: 42

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

The transition will effect the air flow but the 45 elbows would be the least restrictive.
On a side note that poly you have hanging on the wall is it actually rated for air/vapour barrier? It does not look correct?
by Shannon
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating Protruding Basement Wall
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Insulating Protruding Basement Wall

No those really are not made to spray and cover a large surface, you you have to use a two component foam kit like i used in one of my videos.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-xPIgRLuBE
by Shannon
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1888
Views: 37578

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Its so wide open here you can read sign language for miles with a decent set of binoculars.
by Shannon
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating Protruding Basement Wall
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Insulating Protruding Basement Wall

If that is no longer a exterior wall then moisture barrier and Vapour barrier would not be required. You would get the best R value by spray foaming the lower irregular area and Roxul above that. Because you are not needing a moisture barrier it is not necessary to get a full 2" of sprayfoam.
by Shannon
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1888
Views: 37578

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

unfortunately I have been told I should not play with fire so I may have to get some string and a couple of cans?
by Shannon
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts
Replies: 171
Views: 1946

Re: Misplaced support posts

Ya that works well. The rest of the roof will remain open from the bottom I guess?
by Shannon
Mon Dec 10, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Pipes and how to hide them-Framing
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: Pipes and how to hide them-Framing

I agree with Dan here. With solid pipes it is tougher to install them through the joists and there would be lots of joints in each pipe to get them into the joists. Not worth all the joints and possible leaks down the road.
by Shannon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Pipes and how to hide them-Framing
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: Pipes and how to hide them-Framing

I'll take a shot at boxing them in. I might just have enough room above the windows. Thanks again, much appreciated. Is there a section on your site for the process to box them in ? I do have a video showing building a bulkhead but this will be much easier then that. Because these do not hang real ...
by Shannon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts
Replies: 171
Views: 1946

Re: Misplaced support posts

My comment earlier was explaining how I would install soffit to the entire underside of the 4’ roof area. If this new guy does not know what I’m referring to I can try and explain better. For now let’s let the two of you get going on this project and get things finished up
by Shannon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Shed Window Project
Replies: 7
Views: 80

Re: Shed Window Project

You would be surprised how often you would use an oscillating saw if you owned one! I never owned one up to about two yrs ago. I now own two! I bet you I use them almost on 75% of my jobs for something.
Anyways you are making out fine with what you already own and that is great
by Shannon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Pipes and how to hide them-Framing
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: Pipes and how to hide them-Framing

I would suggest either boxing them into a small bulk head and then drywalling the bulkhead and remaining ceiling or you could use suspended ceiling for the entire area. Looks like you may have just enough room to keep that above the window and also below the pipes.
by Shannon
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Dishwasher Install
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Dishwasher Install

I have seen people also use "heater hose" like for car cooling systems. It is a reinforced rubber hose that will not collapse .
by Shannon
Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Breaker size for outdoor socket - Ontario Code
Replies: 6
Views: 98

Re: Breaker size for outdoor socket - Ontario Code

Thats what you want is a happy inspector, great to hear!
by Shannon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits
Replies: 27
Views: 188

Re: Capacity vs Quantity. 15a vs 20a circuits

You stated that you changed the circuits in the kitchen a few weeks ago to 14/2 circuits and stated they were grand fathered. Technically if you changed them they should have been brought up to current code IMO?
by Shannon
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Treated 2x4 on basement floor: Do I need to place a vapour barrier underside the 2x4?
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Treated 2x4 on basement floor: Do I need to place a vapour barrier underside the 2x4?

If that is what your local codes call for then that’s what you do , but my experience in my area is treated lumber does not need separation form concrete. If using treated lumber be sure to use ACQ fasteners for anything that is attached through the PT lumber. When I do need to use a barrier between...