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by Shannon
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 804
Views: 7991

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Wow that channel has 7M subs! I wish we had that many.
by Shannon
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Moisture barrier and air vapor barrier needed?
Replies: 1
Views: 7

Re: Moisture barrier and air vapor barrier needed?

Well by code in most areas you need a moisture barrier for the below ground portion. I have heard people say that with a stone basement that may not be great thing because stone foundations function differently with moisture and air movement. I myself do not know the right answer because I do not re...
by Shannon
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: efflorescence and XPS insulation
Replies: 1
Views: 5

Re: efflorescence and XPS insulation

Efflorescence is very common and even more so in older concrete. Concrete by nature is porous and does allow a certain amount of moisture through it. From what you have described it does not sound like you have a leak but do get some ground water moisture passing through at times and I would not be ...
by Shannon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 804
Views: 7991

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I hope the GFCI works flawlessly!
by Shannon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Hiding drain stack pipe in joists.... Safely?
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: Hiding drain stack pipe in joists.... Safely?

Seams that you could tuck the upper drains into the joist cavity and run them toward the wall then they would have to come down below the joists to attach to the stack. At that point they could be covered with a bulkhead to hide them. The toilet will still be likely as low as it is as that tub/showe...
by Shannon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Oil burner ash trap leaking, but not fireplace.
Replies: 4
Views: 31

Re: Oil burner ash trap leaking, but not fireplace.

Possibly caulking the joint between the driveway and basement with a product like Big Stretch may help for a while unless you can direct the water away before it gets there.
by Shannon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulation/Flooring Question
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: Insulation/Flooring Question

The close up pictures are kinda hard to get a perspective from but I am going to take a bit of a guess here. If the small random pieces are not really flush with the rest of the sub floor and is infact sticking up mostly I would try prying them all out. Hopefully they are only foamed in place and wi...
by Shannon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Xps rigid foam in basement
Replies: 6
Views: 118

Re: Xps rigid foam in basement

IMO 1/2" is really not giving you enough R value to be worth the $$. 1" is the minimum I would use.
by Shannon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Moisture barrier
Replies: 1
Views: 12

Re: Moisture barrier

No ,A moisture barrier against the blocks above ground is not needed.
by Shannon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: how to align holes on handrail?
Replies: 7
Views: 30

Re: how to align holes on handrail?

Yes I agree, trying to get the dowels to slide up in there on a bit off an angle until they clear the bottom plate and can be plumb will be tricky. What if you used a 1x4 for a new top and bottom rail, mark and drill all holes (on a drill press if you have one) and then assemble on a bench/table and...
by Shannon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Half Framed Insulation question
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Basement Half Framed Insulation question

No for option #1 I would just use Batt insulation in the upper cavity
by Shannon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 804
Views: 7991

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

DIY at its finest. Who do call first? Plumber, Electrician, Psychiatrist. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Oh my! Is that a electric heater attached right at the shower head? I have never ever ever seen that or even dreamed that that could be a thing.! I can’t imagine even turning the water on as soon a I s...
by Shannon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Build Shed Around a Tree?
Replies: 11
Views: 57

Re: Build Shed Around a Tree?

A. Spruce wrote:
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:47 pm
You're starting to make me think you don't appreciate Spruces! :| :cry: :cry:
In a residential area I am a fan of them up to about 20-30 feet max. Rural setting ,I love them though. There they have room to grow to whatever they can
by Shannon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Floating Wall - Minimum Distance?
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Floating Wall - Minimum Distance?

There is no real standard set by the NBCC. In fact I don’t think there is anything regarding floating walls in the entire book. This space would be dependent on the ground movement in your area. 3” seems really extreme but like I said your local area will determine what you need.
by Shannon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Half Framed Insulation question
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Basement Half Framed Insulation question

Yes fill the cavity IMO
by Shannon
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom countertop help!
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: Bathroom countertop help!

Not to be rude but depending on the buyer they may remodel the dated bathroom anyways so I don’t think I would spend anything on replacing the top as it will only be a new top in a dated bathroom.
by Shannon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Water feed and electrical to shed connected to house
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Water feed and electrical to shed connected to house

Pex would be fine in the shed but you are correct it likely should not be exposed to direct sun light
by Shannon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Please make video about installing a block for outside 220VAC twist lock recptacle
Replies: 2
Views: 24

Re: Please make video about installing a block for outside 220VAC twist lock recptacle

That would be a very specific video and I doubt we will ever get to doing one we may however think about doing a couple dealing with some of those components . I can see ya maybe doing one showing how to add one of those siding blocks to an existing wall and one adding some type of electrical box to...
by Shannon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Build Shed Around a Tree?
Replies: 11
Views: 57

Re: Build Shed Around a Tree?

So this evergreen is it like a Spruce or pine tree? If so then I would honestly get rid of it. They will grow forever and at 25’ already it is getting big and costly to remove, kills the lawn and worst of all you have lots of needles in the yard and sap as well for the kids to get on everything they...
by Shannon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basement Half Framed Insulation question
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: Basement Half Framed Insulation question

So what I would do is install 1” rigid foam against the block portion and across the top of the block. Spray foam any gaps and cracks. Then frame a 2x4 wall from floor to ceiling , run your electrical and the fill the new wall and cavity with batt insulation. Finally you can install the air/vapour b...
by Shannon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulation/Flooring Question
Replies: 3
Views: 23

Re: Insulation/Flooring Question

So what type of floor structure is under all of this . You say it has shrunk or sank? What type of flooring are you planning on installing next? Can you post a picture or two that may help us see what you have going on?
by Shannon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom countertop help!
Replies: 5
Views: 51

Re: Bathroom countertop help!

Just so hard to tell by the pictures. It does almost look like it could be a marble of some sort? The style of sink says 1950s -1960s. But it would have been uncommon to have marbles top then. What do you think Spruce?
by Shannon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: faucet help
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: faucet help

Try putting some lock tight on the threads
by Shannon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Build Shed Around a Tree?
Replies: 11
Views: 57

Re: Build Shed Around a Tree?

I would strip those lower branches and build the shed coming up through the shed floor and in a few years the tree will grow and you then have a great tree house for the kids! :lol: :lol: Just kidding I kind agree with Spruce to take it out if you really want the shed there Although I have seen many...
by Shannon
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: First big project, help me prioritize it?
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: First big project, help me prioritize it?

So are you asking for a basic order of projects or if there are other thing you should do as well ?
by Shannon
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Water feed and electrical to shed connected to house
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: Water feed and electrical to shed connected to house

Be sure the footing of the shed is solid enough that the shed is not moving and heaving with the seasonal changes as that could cause extra stress on the pipe.
by Shannon
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Hiding drain stack pipe in joists.... Safely?
Replies: 7
Views: 61

Re: Hiding drain stack pipe in joists.... Safely?

Ok I am still little confused :oops: . Are you talking about moving the main stack or the drain line coming to the stack from the upstairs bathroom?
by Shannon
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rooftop deck
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Rooftop deck

Well exterior stairs would be the best. I would never cut a hole in a flat roof as I'm sure you were not thinking that. The problem with adding stairs off the balcony is being sure the balcony can support the extra weight plus the weight of a couple people climbing the stairs.You will absolutly need...
by Shannon
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vinyl plank to Carpet transition
Replies: 5
Views: 34

Re: Vinyl plank to Carpet transition

Actually that rubber trim will flex around that corner. the aluminum track will make the corner as well with a few cuts in the flange area.