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by Shannon
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1148
Views: 10807

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

The sun has been worm for a while now but the nights where still going down to -10C or more so the snow was not going fast and the days took a while to warm up because of the cold nights. Very unseasonal for this time of year. The snow is gone now so the ground is soaking up heat and the nights are ...
by Shannon
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rim joist insulation with rigid foam and Roxul
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Rim joist insulation with rigid foam and Roxul

Hi all Does anyone know if this rigid foam / Roxul method is acceptable by code in Ontario? I just spent 2 hours fighting with fibreglass, accoutic sealant and vapour barrier around engineered floor joists. It didn't go well.... I did the same thing and just couldn't get it right. 3 years after I d...
by Shannon
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rim joist insulation with rigid foam and Roxul
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Rim joist insulation with rigid foam and Roxul

Interested as well in the same boat in the GTA. Also the 2" foam do you prefer the Dow Blue or Pink Corning? In the end I am going to do the same thing 2" foam sealed with expanding foam then Roxul. Thanks T I don't think there is any difference between the two other then the name on the exterior a...
by Shannon
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing around plumbing?
Replies: 5
Views: 32

Re: Framing around plumbing?

What about moving those pipes up into the joist space? Is there a reason they were not put up there in the first place?
by Shannon
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bug identification?
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: Bug identification?

Take them to a local exterminator they will know for sure.
by Shannon
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Toilet bowl ceramic repair?
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: Toilet bowl ceramic repair?

I'm would first try contacting Toto, you never know they may have had a bad run back then and would replace it?? Worth try.
by Shannon
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Keeping ABS pipe clean
Replies: 6
Views: 22

Re: Keeping ABS pipe clean

Best prevention is to not put things down the drain that should not be going there . Cooking grease is a big one.
One of these kits is good for the first few feet of any drain.https://www.amazon.ca/2087-Flexible-Sta ... 075S115RQ/
by Shannon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: how frame a non load bearing exterior wall with different heights
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: how frame a non load bearing exterior wall with different heights

I think a picture or two would help us here to picture what you have.
by Shannon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Concrete Plastic fasteners for rock wool comfort board
Replies: 2
Views: 11

Re: Concrete Plastic fasteners for rock wool comfort board

Hilti is one brand for the foam fasteners.
by Shannon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1148
Views: 10807

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

FFFFinally!!!! we hit 18C today. The air was cool though but man it seemed like spring may have actually sprung!
by Shannon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 1st day...
Replies: 13
Views: 106

Re: 1st day...

Yes Rockhound welcome. You can see that some of use get easily distracted ,sorry about hijacking your thread here with our nonsense .
by Shannon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fanfold Insulation over Wood Clapboard
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Fanfold Insulation over Wood Clapboard

Yup I agree with you in this situation that the clap board can stay and you work with it.
by Shannon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Renovating Basement Extension
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Renovating Basement Extension

Seems to me that if this is a basic work shop and you are not looking for insulated walls then why actually frame walls? Down the road if you get your moisture problem solved and want to actually insulate then you can do it then. As for the weeping ,block walls are pretty famous for this. The bottom...
by Shannon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Well Insulated Front Doors
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Well Insulated Front Doors

Yup I agree, big box stores have the plain old plain off the shelf doors mostly and if you want to upgrade that is where they get you with the $$$
by Shannon
Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to fix sound issue when walking on the floor
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: How to fix sound issue when walking on the floor

Under a floating floor it would make some difference but you can't put padding under a hardwood floor. Right now there is likely padding under the carpet and you say its bad so I'm not sure there is anything you can do? Is the room empty? are you getting noise because there is no or very little furn...
by Shannon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: LED Lighting Conversion
Replies: 52
Views: 384

Re: LED Lighting Conversion

Who would have guessed 10 yrs ago that choosing a light bulb would be this difficult in 2018! :D :lol: :P
by Shannon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 1st day...
Replies: 13
Views: 106

Re: 1st day...

Dia wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:10 am
emtnut wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:53 am

BTW ... Shannon is pretty
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Aww i'm blushing ,LOL
by Shannon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Masonite
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: Replacing Masonite

yup I was only thinking R value. Proceed as you want if its not a concern.
by Shannon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: hairline cracks drywall
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: hairline cracks drywall

Its a drywall house. Yes in some places it looks like the cracks running where the seams are suppose to be... other places they appear to be seldom placed. Also I believe there is a double layer of drywall installed. One is 1/2" and another is 3/8". Should I be worried about asbestos if I want to s...
by Shannon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: hairline cracks drywall
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: hairline cracks drywall

Is this a lath and plaster house or drywall ?
Looks like a bad drywall seam? If so then clean off the lose stuff and apply drywall tape over it and then coat with mud like a normal butt joint. Simply filling the bare joint with mud will only crack again .
by Shannon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to fix sound issue when walking on the floor
Replies: 7
Views: 60

Re: How to fix sound issue when walking on the floor

If you get a hollow sound with carpet on the floor it will never get better with a hardwood surface. I'm not sure there is much you can do here? See if anyone else here has a solution?
by Shannon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: A few dryer vent questions
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: A few dryer vent questions

You are better off with the screw heads inside then the pointed ends. I don't think the tape inside is really needed. You will have to cut the pipe to length. The pipes are crimped so that they will side inside each other but once you get near the end of the crimped area they will not fit together a...
by Shannon
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rim joist insulation with rigid foam and Roxul
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Rim joist insulation with rigid foam and Roxul

The 2" sealed rigid foam should change the requirements. It is generally considered a air/vapour barrier in most places once it is sealed with canned foam. You should check with the dept. in person to be sure.
by Shannon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Masonite
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: Replacing Masonite

I would suggest you remove the Celotex ,install OSB or plywood and then re-install either the Celotex or some other rigid foam. I'm not exactly sure what you are going to find around the windows and doors when you do the removal. I would start at one first before you get to far ahead of yourself and...
by Shannon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Rim joist insulation with rigid foam and Roxul
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Rim joist insulation with rigid foam and Roxul

Many areas/cities slightly modify their requirements so the best thing to do is check with your local building authority ,as they will ultimately have final approval over the work.
We would be interested in what they tell you as well if you want to post back after.
by Shannon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Masonite
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: Replacing Masonite

HMM ....so celotex only no sheathing under it?
by Shannon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: A few dryer vent questions
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: A few dryer vent questions

What you did should be ok. I would spray a bit of foam in there where the duct runs through the rim joist. Don't get to carried away though, I would likely use the low expansion stuff as well. Fill it some and check back in 30-60 min and touch up any spots that did not fill. You can have a stud righ...
by Shannon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Tile removal/Prep for vinyl peel and stick
Replies: 8
Views: 38

Re: Tile removal/Prep for vinyl peel and stick

Ya the grinder will not work in the toe kick area.
by Shannon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Renovating Basement Extension
Replies: 5
Views: 44

Re: Renovating Basement Extension

With the 1" foam I would not be as concerned .
by Shannon
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Rough In for Wall Supply Elbow
Replies: 6
Views: 58

Re: Rough In for Wall Supply Elbow

Yup the drop ear 90 w/ a copper nipple is what I would use. Especially if you are tiling as you will need some adjustability with the nipple length to adjust to the tile/mortar thickness .