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by Shannon
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: lower roof ice damming water leak problem
Replies: 12
Views: 68

Re: lower roof ice damming water leak problem

Hope you can get this problem fixed up soon
by Shannon
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Addition crawlspace insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Addition crawlspace insulation

pT plywood on inside . Other then that looks like you got it.
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

Aaron wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Admin wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:11 am
I can't wait until I'm semi-retired so I can give that level of care to my fleet :D back in the day I used to put a lot more time into vehicle cleaning & care... ;)
Your fleet? Ok, Jay Leno... lol :mrgreen:
Ok so he is no Jay Leno but admin has a few vehicles kicking around for sure! Lol
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior window replacement contractor/inspector face-off
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Exterior window replacement contractor/inspector face-off

Agreed, installing windows over siding is lazy IMO . Inspector has final say anyways so what the point of arguing
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 47
Views: 432

Re: Replacing Bay Window

There is not really a Rule written in stone but usually between 78-82 inches from the floor .
Your window can be what you want and what works for your home. I like a large window in the front room usually coming anywhere from 24”-36” off the floor.
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window replacement frustration
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Window replacement frustration

That is a normal BM under that then. It looked so wide in picture I thought it was something different.
You should be able to do what I do. Measure the outside dimensions of bum and sill , deduct 1/8” from those two dimensions and order your window with 2” Reno Bm all the way around.
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: lower roof ice damming water leak problem
Replies: 12
Views: 68

Re: lower roof ice damming water leak problem

So basically you have the idea but I was meaning to add insulation to the small roof area back in the corner ,not on the main roof over the door. This would be ok as well but is going to create other appearance issues . The ice and water membrane is self healing around nails do you should not have i...
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: door problem
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: door problem

Hinges are binding as the door gets close to closed is my bet. If you have long screws in hinges going into framing try loosening them and even adding a bit of a shim to push pin edge of hinge towards the door slightly.
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Reusing Existing Wood Fence Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Reusing Existing Wood Fence Posts

I agree, they are likely cedar and my have another 5-10 years in them but you never know for sure.
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?

Here is the website for those who are interested. He does a good video there as well explaining application on site and framing techniques.
https://www.tstud.com
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Garage Lighting
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Garage Lighting

Yes I agree here you want LED. I would go three rows 16' long (4' double tube fixtures) 5 feet apart . 5000-600K and no less then 18 watt. And of course 3 switches. You may even want an extra unit or two over areas where you have work benches or tools.
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2530
Views: 59216

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Ok so you hired someone to test your home. I get it now. the way I read it originally it sounded like they were doing random testing or something and fined you? LOL.
You CO alarms may not be in ideal positions or are expired so that may be something else to look at to be safe.
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?

Ya I think he said a 2500 sq.Ft home would cost about 1000$ more with T studs then with 2x6 studs.They also mentioned that standard 2x6 framed homes would be normally spaced at 16" O.C and these T studs can be spaced @ 24" O.C. So more $ for less pieces. A more helpful number would have also been to...
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulate Cathedral Ceiling
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Insulate Cathedral Ceiling

If you want to vent it then you need the eave vents and to add a ridge vent. Vents at only one end will not do anything. If you install rigid foam tight to underside of plywood and seal all edges with canned sprayfoam you will be fine with no venting. If you use standard batt type insulation you nee...
by Shannon
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window replacement frustration
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Window replacement frustration

If that was normal 1-1/2 wood brick mold I would normally just measure the outside of the existing BM and deduct 1/8". I would then order my new window with 2" reno BM to those dimensions knowing it would fit through the RO, but in your case that BM is wider then standard 1-1/2" BM so the window wou...
by Shannon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2530
Views: 59216

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Dia wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:25 am
We have an infraction against us for carbon monoxide in the basement. How's your week going?

"infraction against us for carbon monoxide" what does that mean??
by Shannon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window replacement frustration
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Window replacement frustration

Ok You have a very wide exterior trim on three sides and even the bottom is pretty decent.So the stucco should really be a non issue. I would think you will actually have to fill in around the exterior of the new window brick moulds. So I would figure out a "box size" from the existing RO. Measure t...
by Shannon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?

hmm, That seems very impressive. I would have liked to see a thermo image of an existing home beside one with the T studs. Also I would have liked to see a cost per foot comparison.
by Shannon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: lower roof ice damming water leak problem
Replies: 12
Views: 68

Re: lower roof ice damming water leak problem

Wow, looked good on paper I guess! This is a tricky spot to deal with. I think I would rip that roof area out and raise it up so that more insulation could be added maybe even spraying foam in the bottom first to stop heat leaks. As well membrane the entire surface including up the wall behind the w...
by Shannon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window replacement frustration
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Window replacement frustration

Ok so first off I find it ridiculous that the window supplier would not be way more helpful then they are and even come out and measure for you if need be.If you are dealing with a big box store then what your describe would not surprise me but if it is a local lumber store they should have more exp...
by Shannon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Addition crawlspace insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: Addition crawlspace insulation

I personally think your best approach to this crawl space is treating it like the under side of a mobile home. Build a skirting around the perimeter out of PT lumber . I would excavate the soil 6 or so inches and install the wall, anchoring directly into the soil with some 24" rebar lengths. Sheet t...
by Shannon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2530
Views: 59216

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Nice! and a great way to repurpose cabinetry
by Shannon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: New deck
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: New deck

That is a good example of when that could be done. That area is not actually ever supporting a huge amount of weight .Those areas where actually designed just for storing chairs and items out of the way on the deck.The post is basically just supporting the corner of that 4' x4' area. The post was at...
by Shannon
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating Tight Spaces at the Eaves
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: Insulating Tight Spaces at the Eaves

I have a video that kinda deals with what you are asking about. I did the job from above while doing a reroof project but you will get the idea of what you will need to do.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BX8f1YJ ... ex=14&t=0s
by Shannon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: insulating around air handler in attic
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: insulating around air handler in attic

In my area most homes have a central heating furnace and the AC is ran through that unit . In my area you really do t see them in attic spaces so I’m not really sure.
by Shannon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating Tight Spaces at the Eaves
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: Insulating Tight Spaces at the Eaves

Yes you could .
by Shannon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Any tutorial on ceramic tiling floor?
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: Any tutorial on ceramic tiling floor?

There is one coming but its months away yet from release. Sorry. We have a bunch of videos shot and that is one of them. My guess is likely in August or September that one will release.
by Shannon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Garage Door Clearances
Replies: 5
Views: 72

Re: Garage Door Clearances

A. Spruce wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:01 pm
The door is 6'6" tall, the ceiling is 7'2", and there is 5-1/2" between the top track and ceiling.
Thanks , was not sure how much room you had left.
by Shannon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating Tight Spaces at the Eaves
Replies: 5
Views: 62

Re: Insulating Tight Spaces at the Eaves

You first need to install insulation stops . Theses allow air space for ventilation coming from the eaves up into the roof space to not be blocked by insulation . After that you can insulate right up to them. Obviously the outer foot or so will have much less insulation and R value then the rest of ...
by Shannon
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Trouble with uneven window trim
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Trouble with uneven window trim

I would use a table saw free hand but it is defiantly for the experienced user IMO. Another option is to scribe it out and then use a wider piece of plywood or something 6-12 inches wide as a guild. Tack the two pieces together with a couple brad nails aligning one edge of the wider piece to the scr...