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by Shannon
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3016
Views: 82969

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Spruce the mistake for you was reaching for the drill when running in a screw....use the impact driver man! You will never use a drill again for that task unless you are driving small brass or some other soft screw. Of course many impact drivers are getting speed/torque settings now that really help...
by Shannon
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 320
Views: 8931

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Do what ever works for venting the dust. Wind direction may have you put the fan in the other window also? Whatever works. Yes if there is furniture and such I would have covered it but too late now. I use a sponge like you described and a super fine grit paper on a flat pad hand sander and or pole ...
by Shannon
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Iron roof condensation
Replies: 12
Views: 129

Re: Iron roof condensation

Yes I would , it will give you a wider surface to align the joints on as well incase the rafters are are not perfect.
by Shannon
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Footing and Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Footing and Windows

I was looking for the span of the joists from the beam in the middle of the house (or wherever it is positioned) to the basement wall. I will assume it is no more then 4.9M (16') So a double 2x6 header should be fine . You may be able to use some size of angle iron but an engineer would need to be c...
by Shannon
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Condensation on an ABS vent pipe in bathroom
Replies: 41
Views: 817

Re: Condensation on an ABS vent pipe in bathroom

That would help if you could do that behind the entire pipe and along the sides to close it in from the cold air in stud space, but im not sure that is doable completely at this point?

It will be easier to insulate the exposed pipe first and try that.
by Shannon
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing a door and drywalling in an unusual space
Replies: 20
Views: 777

Re: Framing a door and drywalling in an unusual space

Unless its going to be maybe 1/4" I'm not sure it will matter? There are other ways around the difference including cheating that side of the jamb out slightly or caulking to finish the trim joints, or a combination of both.
by Shannon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Condensation on an ABS vent pipe in bathroom
Replies: 41
Views: 817

Re: Condensation on an ABS vent pipe in bathroom

Well possibly like you suggested you could add a vent of some kind to the side? You will have much less airflow through a vent then with the doors open so not sure if it will work? I would first try insulating the pipe and covering it up in the cabinet and see if you get dripping down stairs? I woul...
by Shannon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Footing and Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Footing and Windows

So this was an existing basement and you somehow found a house that would fit it? I assume this because the joist of the house look like fir and that is not very common in a new build. So in essence there is really only the one layer of 2x material spanning that entire length because the space betwe...
by Shannon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Chandelier wiring
Replies: 15
Views: 149

Re: Chandelier wiring

The last couple years here no house can be sold without at least a 100amp breaker box.So on older homes for sale you almost always see that as a recent upgrade.
by Shannon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Larger shed than video?
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Larger shed than video?

You could really use the same materials.
The floor could still be 2x4 so long as the 4x4 s are no more then 4' apart , unless you plan on parking a motor cycle , lawn tractor or something heavier like that. in that case keep the 4x4s no more that 3' apart .
by Shannon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Question - finishing a basement - framing
Replies: 11
Views: 334

Re: Question - finishing a basement - framing

glad to help
by Shannon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: soffits open to converted attic - cold air blows through batts
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: soffits open to converted attic - cold air blows through batts

In most cases the rake soffits are not open to the wall cavity so it should be none issue in my mind. Usually wall is sheeted from to to bottom and rake is finished after. The space behind the wall can cause insulation batts to come loos and fall out of place. I would use a batt behind the existing ...
by Shannon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Acclimating osb
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: Acclimating osb

I would install them so they are not butted right tight together so they have some room to expand and contract. 1/8" should be fine.
by Shannon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Condensation on an ABS vent pipe in bathroom
Replies: 41
Views: 817

Re: Condensation on an ABS vent pipe in bathroom

Its frosty because you have the air/vapour barrier cut open. You might as well seal up the poly and fix up the wall.
by Shannon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3016
Views: 82969

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yes and this is why many people try to get away without getting permits, so much red tape and costs!
by Shannon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Condensation on an ABS vent pipe in bathroom
Replies: 41
Views: 817

Re: Condensation on an ABS vent pipe in bathroom

The pipe is not wet in the wall it is the cold pipe exposed in the warm vanity with lack of air circulation IMO. Next time its cold you could just leave the vanity door open and see if that does anything but I kind doubt you can get enough air flow through a vent in the cabinet without looking kinda...
by Shannon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing concrete stain
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Removing concrete stain

If using acid I would also cover and protect the wall and door from splashing when you rinse the acid off the concrete.
by Shannon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Subfloor
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Basement Subfloor

That really depends on a few factors but mostly the cost of labour in your area and the difficulty on removing the old set. Around here you would be looking at around 100$ per tread up to 3' wide plus removal of old set.
by Shannon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3016
Views: 82969

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

That is just a money grab if you ask me. Its much like here i guess . Here a business license is what we buy for this city ,it is based on your yearly business sales . Just like Cali there is nothing you need to do to prove yourself as a contractor, just buy the license . I'm sure many don't even do...
by Shannon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Condensation on an ABS vent pipe in bathroom
Replies: 41
Views: 817

Re: Condensation on an ABS vent pipe in bathroom

yes wrapping both should keep the warm air off of it. I would suspect that the pipe under the vanity is the only one that actually frosts up because of lack of air flow in the cabinet.
by Shannon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing concrete stain
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Removing concrete stain

Muriatic acid would do it I'm sure but I think there may be other products that could do it also but I'm not sure what to recommend for sure.
If you use acid be careful and follow all safety recommendations on the label.
by Shannon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Creating a corner window from two separate windows
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: Creating a corner window from two separate windows

"Approved by the architect " is really only good if they are also an engineer who can stamp this design as approved for use in these conditions. IMO this design would be fine in most cases however. Not sure what you want me to say? Yes this will work and the idea of the window install will work. I w...
by Shannon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Footing and Windows
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Footing and Windows

Wow whoever poured that floor must have used a sheet of plywood to place and finish it? How was there ever flooring over this before? If that entire floor is like that IMO you will need to have someone come in and pour a self levelling concrete layer over the entire thing to get you flat before you ...
by Shannon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Subfloor
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Basement Subfloor

Yes as Spruce said there is no easy fix for this except splitting the difference . 1" is still a very big difference and you will get used to it but be careful with people who come over as they may stumble with the unexpected differences. Rebuilding the stairs would be the absolute best option but t...
by Shannon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Circular Saw Recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Circular Saw Recommendations?

You have a good budget number if you are in Canada and even better if you are US . I would say if you already have Dewalt cordless tools and at least 4.0 amp batteries then I would go that way . If not, I would then go to a Mikita corded saw that is 12 Amps to 15 amps. This will be a good quality sa...
by Shannon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3016
Views: 82969

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Why do they limit licenses? That must lead to a huge underground of contractors?
by Shannon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3016
Views: 82969

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

So bathroom reno quote is now: gut bathroom 499, hang drywall 499, finish drywall 499,install cabinets499, install sink and plumbing 499, etc, etc, etc ? LOL
by Shannon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Iron roof condensation
Replies: 12
Views: 129

Re: Iron roof condensation

Wow Ireland! Welcome! Im not super familiar with your climate but I would suspect it would be similar to Our Coastal areas in Canada as far as humidity but not many frigid periods, likely more like Vancouver? I would suspect that you might as well fill the cavities with batt insulation as well just ...
by Shannon
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 320
Views: 8931

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Generally if tape shows through it will be noticeable when finished. The inside corner videos are two different ways. The older one is with a corner trowel and I found I needed an extra feathering pass with that. You need to hide the tape though with either way. Basically you go to as wide as you ne...
by Shannon
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Continuous running of the sump.
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Continuous running of the sump.

Honestly you don’t want it much closer than that but all your going to do is burn out sump pumps if you try and keep it lower than the water table and the pump runs constantly. Under everyday conditions if the pump is Cutting in more than a 2-4 times a day I would say you are fighting a battle you c...