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by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Installing a 6’ sliding door
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: Installing a 6’ sliding door

Absolutely it will . The normal as far as I have ever seen is double top plate.
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 160
Views: 2180

Re: Replacing Bay Window

All my windows are either sealed to wood sheathing or flashed with membrane and sealed . If that is what you have done you will be fine. If you have not or you live in a high rainfall area then sealing the J would be a good idea and it is an extra layer of protection.
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Rough in plumbing with sewer back flow
Replies: 2
Views: 9

Re: Rough in plumbing with sewer back flow

No I do not have any videos for that situation.
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Sump pump installation
Replies: 1
Views: 9

Re: Sump pump installation

Generally your footing will extend 2-4” inside of concrete basement wall. As for the pump I really can not remember the brand used in video. That info may have been given in the comments of the video at one time but I can’t say what it was off the top of my head. the lower section of the pump I beli...
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 160
Views: 2180

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I seal all my windows and openings before siding but if you wanna seal the j the use the hidden method. Does not matter what caulking or silicone you use if it’s exposed it will generally look dirty most of the time. Quad will work fine.
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 63697

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I don’t mind the campground in parks as long as the sites are not side cause and wide open to each other. Here is mine right now.
Not sure if picture will load out here?
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Installing a 6’ sliding door
Replies: 4
Views: 23

Re: Installing a 6’ sliding door

That is odd construction. Your plan seems doable to me. Be sure to temp. support the joists while you remove the double plate and install the double 2x10 Header. Is you plan to cut the ceiling joists off and insert the beam right up under the triple 2x4 plates? If so be sure to use joist hangers to ...
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fiber cement lap siding and a new pet door
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: Fiber cement lap siding and a new pet door

Yes a circular saw would be the best tool IMO for the siding. You can purchase a cement cutting blade cheaper then an actual cement siding blade. I would use a segmented one and wear a good dust mask ,ear and eye protection for sure also.
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Adding a foundation
Replies: 2
Views: 14

Re: Adding a foundation

Are the existing ties just around the perimeter now? Or some in middle as well?
What size are the beams and how far apart are they?
What are the dimensions of this structure?
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vinyl flooring around raised hearth
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Vinyl flooring around raised hearth

Butting it tight will not allow it to “float”. If you don’t want a baseboard or quarter round or any other type of trim on the hearth then you need to install a track and nose type trim up against the hearth. The track is fastened to floor in proper position , flooring is installed with space away f...
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bunkie Renovation
Replies: 3
Views: 12

Re: Bunkie Renovation

What is the end result you are trying to achieve here? Living space ? Storage? Heated? Drywalled?
It looks like you have insulation in the walls behind the green boards?
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Securing subfloor planks to floor joists
Replies: 2
Views: 14

Re: Securing subfloor planks to floor joists

They need to be secured to every joist. A couple screws at each joist is enough. Also I would pull any old nails you find. Other then that you should be fine.
by Shannon
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Textured bathroom ceiling
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Textured bathroom ceiling

Wow it must have been watered down a lot to run.
I guess if you want it done right ya gotta do it yourself ;) :lol:
by Shannon
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 63697

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A buddy of mine has a boat on the St Croix river, so we hang out and chill on the boat and I will often spend the night in one of the berths. Sort of like camping? Except there's creature comforts and no bugs and TV/movies. lol Oh don’t get me wrong “camping” for me is cabin trailer and some creatu...
by Shannon
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 63697

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

How old is too old when it comes to trailer tires? Seems like anything more than 8 or 10 years old on a vehicle people start getting paranoid, I would assume a similar age for trailers too? It seems the sun is worse on them then the mileage in many cases around here. We have many parks and lakes wi...
by Shannon
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Absolute best way to properly level a ceiling?
Replies: 21
Views: 327

Re: Absolute best way to properly level a ceiling?

In most cases unless you have high windows where sunlight can flood in and across the ceilings you will be fine.
by Shannon
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Textured bathroom ceiling
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Textured bathroom ceiling

I am not a fan or textured ceilings in bathrooms but if you are orange peal and knock down are the ones to use like Spruce said. Out of the two ,orange peal would be my choice for easier to wipe and clean if needed. Be sure to paint them as well and keep your bath exhaust fan in good working order
by Shannon
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: chipped white melamine cabinet
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: chipped white melamine cabinet

Glad it worked out well for you
by Shannon
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2682
Views: 63697

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

My wife and myself along with good friends are camping right now. We camp about 2-3 weeks every summer. Nothing like sitting around the fire every night enjoying good company.
by Shannon
Mon Aug 19, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Home foundation/structure question
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Home foundation/structure question

From what I can tell in the picture it’s nothing major. If it’s not changing and staying basically the same simply use a product like “big stretch” caulking fo fill the crack.
by Shannon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Newbie Here
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Newbie Here

Welcome.
by Shannon
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Home foundation/structure question
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Home foundation/structure question

It is really hard to tell from pictures alone . What I see though does not seem to concerning. If the cracks start to change or walls are moving horizontally I would be more concerned. If you feel things are changing and you are concerned I would have a pro come and assess things
by Shannon
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Installing dog ear pressure fence
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Installing dog ear pressure fence

Don’t forget to treat the dog ear cuts and any other cuts you make.
These pt products are best left un stained /painted for a season to weather a bit. The new finish will last longer that way.
by Shannon
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Crack in Cove joint
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Crack in Cove joint

Might as well fill it while it is still exposed
by Shannon
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 22
Views: 501

Re: Bathroom Remodel

That will give ya some time to get your pics edited!😉
by Shannon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Crack in Cove joint
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Crack in Cove joint

The hydraulic cement will be perfect for the larger gaps but the small ones I would use something like Big Stretch. It is a really well bonding stretchy caulking.
by Shannon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 160
Views: 2180

Re: Replacing Bay Window

You can foam under the sill if its accessible. Most times you really can't get down there cause the doors are low to the step outside which makes it impossible to see what you're doing. Use low expanding foam and don't get carried away or you could heave it in the centre a little. I have seen fibreg...
by Shannon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Floor Tile installation in 2-3 days
Replies: 10
Views: 278

Re: Floor Tile installation in 2-3 days

Good info.
by Shannon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 160
Views: 2180

Re: Replacing Bay Window

I would suspect the doors are the same r value but check specs. Yes storm door will be sold to fit the size of door you have. I use screws behind weather strip to mount frames. Attach hinge side first as you stated. Your door should have either brick mould or nail gun and it mounts to the exterior o...
by Shannon
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Installing dog ear pressure fence
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Installing dog ear pressure fence

Ya that is very common here . It’s like all our deck boards treated to resist moisture but not impregnated into the board so it can be used in contact with the ground.

16d is fine but like Spruce said they must be ACQ rated.