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by Shannon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Telepost Adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 18

Re: Telepost Adjustment

What type of problem are you having that you think requires some adjustments?
by Shannon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: New England basement
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Re: New England basement

So 1.rigidfoam 2.wall framing 3.electrical/ plumbing/data 4.Batt or Rockwool insulation 5.Poly air/vapour barrier 6. Drywall Our climate in my area would be much the same as yours and the above is what would be allowed by most of our inspection/permit offices around here . Always be sure of your loc...
by Shannon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 12
Views: 86

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

So does this pipe sweat as much when not covered?
I ask because I don’t know why you want to insulate the pipe ? What about framing the walls around it and insulate then instead.
by Shannon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble
Replies: 11
Views: 70

Re: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble

emtnut wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:57 pm
Shannon wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:17 am
This message can't be seen because the user is on your ignore list
Can someone tell me what this guy said ?? :roll: :roll:

:mrgreen:
Sorry but am I missing something? I don’t understand?? 🤔
by Shannon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Insulating with "Quick-Therm"
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Basement Insulating with "Quick-Therm"

Pretty much like any other foam insulation and steel stud framing you can use in basements as far as I can see.i would not spend extra money if this costs more then buying standard items instead
by Shannon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: DIY insulation in a tight space above foundation
Replies: 15
Views: 176

Re: DIY insulation in a tight space above foundation

Good luck I hope it works out well.
by Shannon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Fixing a drywall for newbies, please help
Replies: 12
Views: 87

Re: Fixing a drywall for newbies, please help

Fix all your patches if you can with less stuff in the way .
Mirror clips will work fine. Best to have the bottom ones screwed to studs.
by Shannon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble
Replies: 11
Views: 70

Re: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble

I think 00147.904 ?
by Shannon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: cutting framing members awkward position
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: cutting framing members awkward position

Should be good!
by Shannon
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts
Replies: 58
Views: 306

Re: Misplaced support posts

I’m glad you corrected your earlier post cause I was going to chime in and say wait that original RO was wide enough! Lol. Your door opening should have a header generally speaking and now that you removed that 2/4 what is supporting that end of the header? Personally I don’t think you will have tro...
by Shannon
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Fixing a drywall for newbies, please help
Replies: 12
Views: 87

Re: Fixing a drywall for newbies, please help

I generally can get two coats on in a day on a one or two room Reno as long as they are not in areas like inside corners where it is a little thicker and takes overnight to dry. Some air circulation and or even a small heater will help a lot. So about 4-6 hrs between coats depending on conditions an...
by Shannon
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 12
Views: 86

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

“Easiest” comes down to what is your skill level? Drywalling in my opinion is a better option and nicer finish unless you want that country /cottage feel? Drywalling is not that difficult but does take some time to complete because of drying time beteewn coats. Paneling could be completed in a day a...
by Shannon
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 64
Views: 414

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

If there is no back on the cabinet you can notch the gable so the pipes slide in as you install cabinet then you don’t have to try and get the Pex inserted in shark bites after cabinet installed.
by Shannon
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 64
Views: 414

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

Personally myself I would forget about using the pipe brackets forming the 90 degree bend in pipe and just use sharkbite 90s in the corner. So notch out the corner framing at pipe height down to plate, install short pieces of Pex from each arrestor towards the corner , install a 90 fitting on each p...
by Shannon
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: cutting framing members awkward position
Replies: 7
Views: 65

Re: cutting framing members awkward position

Could you cut plywood pieces to fit between framing? Use small furring strips attached to the studs placed back the thickness of plywood to stop the plywood from going to far and to also attach plywood to.
by Shannon
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts
Replies: 58
Views: 306

Re: Misplaced support posts

We love questions ! The minimum standard is 1square foot of roof venting for every 300 sq.’ Of ceiling area. Most turtle roof vents are each 1sq.’ Each. But they should be labeled as to how much they are. Usually they are labeled in Sq.” (144sq”= 1sq’). You should have at least double the amount of ...
by Shannon
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Fixing a drywall for newbies, please help
Replies: 12
Views: 87

Re: Fixing a drywall for newbies, please help

Spruce said it perfectly, all I can add is at the areas that have to loose torn paper I will usually use a sharp utility knife /razor blade to score through the paper about a half inch further out then the loose area, you can then remove the old loose layer usually without damaging any further out.
by Shannon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Re-finishing Basement
Replies: 18
Views: 218

Re: Re-finishing Basement

Hmm so if that leads directly outside them I would try and block those joist bays off so that critters can’t get in. Likely the area that all your mice got in? Not sure what exactly you can do it will depend on the situation exactly. If you have access under stoop it may be best to work from there ?...
by Shannon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: laminate on stairs
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: laminate on stairs

You really will have to remove the entire railing and likely disassemble and modify and re assemble. There is an outside chance that you possibly could work around it if using hardwood flooring but it will look more professional to remove and re install. I would leave the knewel post if you can and ...
by Shannon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing freestanding half-wall
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: Framing freestanding half-wall

Glad we could help V1king.

That 250$ is the safest money you can spend when you don’t know yourself exactly what you are looking at. Great decision.
by Shannon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Re-Caulking Backsplash?
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Re-Caulking Backsplash?

I have been using silicones for these types of areas but latex caulkings have made some big improvements over latexes of a few years ago. There are many that are water proof and mildew resistant now, which used to be only possible with silicones. I would not use them in bathtubs or showers but a cou...
by Shannon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 12
Views: 86

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

Ya a foam cover would be better then batt insulation.
I have not seen a failed rubber one but I don't do much roofing so it may be just a case of not being around them.
by Shannon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Installing soffit and fascia after siding?
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: Installing soffit and fascia after siding?

Yes unfortunaty it will be easiest to route since you have vinyl siding.
by Shannon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing freestanding half-wall
Replies: 5
Views: 45

Re: Framing freestanding half-wall

I agree with Spruce
Glad you got the engineers report cause I was going to ask about that since there appears to be a beam in that wall.
by Shannon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 12
Views: 86

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

The pipe painted will look better then the pipe wrapped in insulation as well IMO.
Wet insulation looses R value anyways also.
by Shannon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Installing soffit and fascia after siding?
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: Installing soffit and fascia after siding?

If it is wood siding you could install the J or F channel right over it if you wanted or mark a line where the channel will be and cut the siding, removing everything above the line. If its vinyl you can remove one course on eaves and install channel and soffit then cut siding to fit and re install....
by Shannon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1744
Views: 26382

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Ive spent 2-5 min looking for the pencil that is right behind my ear... true story and I' ve done it more then once. :roll:
by Shannon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 64
Views: 414

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

Use liberal amount of flux on pipe line fitting on and apply heat to opposite side of fitting from where you apply the solder. Don't worry about rubbing flux off before soldering ,you may just contaminate the surface again. It will liquify as you heat and excess will drip off or liquefy . https://ww...
by Shannon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall
Replies: 64
Views: 414

Re: Moving bathroom sink plumbing to the shared or common wall

Overnight still no leaks on any of the connections. Since I will be changing them to the Tee to install the Arrestors I'll try it again. Not sure how to go about it? Can one of this fittings be trusted in the long run despite not leaking overnight at least???? [/color] You will be fine. The main th...
by Shannon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 12
Views: 86

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

This is pretty normal for vent stacks to sweat a little when the outside temps get colder.