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by Shannon
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Gutter type A, type B elbows ?
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: Gutter type A, type B elbows ?

Here my guy uses square down spouts so I don't think there would be a difference in elbows?
by Shannon
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Gutter type A, type B elbows ?
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: Gutter type A, type B elbows ?

Thanks for sharing
by Shannon
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Attic and garage ceiling insulation
Replies: 6
Views: 42

Re: Attic and garage ceiling insulation

I don't really have a preference. Around here most guys are using cellulose I believe but I'm not sure if that is a difference in cost or just less itchy? Other wise I don't think there is a difference
by Shannon
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Attic and garage ceiling insulation
Replies: 6
Views: 42

Re: Attic and garage ceiling insulation

You can mix the two blow in insulation’s with no problems. Cutting holes in the drywall and blowing in more loose fill is a total waste of money IMO. You will never achieve much extra r value and it will not be worth the cost of insulation and fixing the drywall. Top up your attic insulation if it i...
by Shannon
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Need help installing shower column
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Need help installing shower column

I’m not trying to be ignorant but what do the instructions say?
Just reading the box and looking at the picture It appears this unit may still use a separate shower valve?
by Shannon
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: backing for tiles
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: backing for tiles

I have never used that or seen anyone use it.
by Shannon
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: drop ceiling conundrum
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: drop ceiling conundrum

Once you have those marks working out correctly and see that it works you can cut the main T's off
by Shannon
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: drop ceiling conundrum
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: drop ceiling conundrum

If you have calculated correctly this will work. Measure back from the slot in the main T that works out best for the boarder you want. Make a mark on the main T ,then measure from that mark the total length of the room down the length of your joined together main t's (you may need to do this in the...
by Shannon
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Framing
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Deck Framing

Sorry I forgot to mention the dimensions, the top tier will be about 12x8 so the joist span will be roughly 11' 6", and the bottom tier will be about 12x10, so those joists will be roughly the same spam. So with that being said, I am over the total length of the beam with 2x8, and if I am reading t...
by Shannon
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: drop ceiling conundrum
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: drop ceiling conundrum

You figure out what size your boarder is and cut the main T off to make that happen. If you are correct in your measuring and figuring the other end will be the same when you cut it off for the total length of the room. 5" is not a great size for the boarder size I prefer boarders closer to at least...
by Shannon
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: backing for tiles
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: backing for tiles

emtnut wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:01 pm
Thanks Gents :)

This is a handy site ... I just might bookmark it :mrgreen:
You really should! We have an excellent electrical section as well.
by Shannon
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Siding
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Siding

I would remove the roofing paper (tar paper).Many people do not but my thinking is by removing it you can inspect the wall sheathing properly and if you have two layers on the exterior it prevents wall cavities from breathing properly as it should.
by Shannon
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Framing
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Deck Framing

Without any dimensions on your deck drawing i can't really say if you are correct for sure. Basically as long as your beams do not span more then 9'-10" between your posts and your total joist span between beams is no more then 11'-9" you are fine with 2 ply 2x8s.Also for this posts against the hous...
by Shannon
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: backing for tiles
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: backing for tiles

You basically install in place of drywall directly to studs. If it is an exterior wall then there would be insulation and air/vapour barrier installed first. There are special fasteners packages to purchase as well as the kerdi board and you need Kerdi band to seal all seams and fasteners.
by Shannon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Hanging door trim: gap between trim and door frame
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Hanging door trim: gap between trim and door frame

This is very common, the wall thickness can vary, or the door frame could be installed twisted either by accident or by intention to try and get the door to seal nicely on a twisted wall. Use some pine stock and cut basically strips of wood to correct the differences as close as you can. You are usi...
by Shannon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: backing for tiles
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: backing for tiles

I would recommend Kerdi board or cement board. You could use green drywall covered with Kerdi fabric but what you save on the material costs between that and Kerdi board you quickly make up on the time taken to install buy using Kerdi board.
by Shannon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Gutter type A, type B elbows ?
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: Gutter type A, type B elbows ?

I believe the difference is the shape. One is square in profile and one is rectangular.
by Shannon
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: 30" sink in 30" cabinet
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: 30" sink in 30" cabinet

Yes notch cabinet if this will be an undermount install. The sink is then installed to the bottom of granite but will not be interfered by the cabinet
by Shannon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Chimney Framing
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Chimney Framing

Hardboard type sidings I find are prone to leaks from joints, corners and protrusions as well. Remove hardboard until you find the rot stops and this may lead you to the root of the problem.
by Shannon
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Best Window Treatment for Room Darkening?
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: Best Window Treatment for Room Darkening?

Personally I’m not a big fan of going to extreme . My experience is that kids (well really anyone) will get used to having to have total darkness and have trouble adapting during trips and visits were it’s not as dark.
by Shannon
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: cottage attic crawlspace rebuild 1 1/2 story
Replies: 5
Views: 49

Re: cottage attic crawlspace rebuild 1 1/2 story

Yes Spruce is completely correct here. Another option could be to use blow in insulation in the attic space to get a good r value.
Something he forgot though is depending on where you live you should likely have air/ vapour barrier above the drywall.
by Shannon
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Extension of cold air return
Replies: 18
Views: 47

Re: Extension of cold air return

Really any of those are just fine. I do like the top picture slightly more then the rest
by Shannon
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Extension of cold air return
Replies: 18
Views: 47

Re: Extension of cold air return

Edit: Is there a way to update the original Subject since this thread is more than questions about the cold air return? Ya that is why posting your different questions individually is better when possible. It’s kinda hard to split this one up because both subjects are interwoven for the first few p...
by Shannon
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Extension of cold air return
Replies: 18
Views: 47

Re: Extension of cold air return

Lol, I actually thought that was the one plan!
I like that plan best
by Shannon
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Large Window as Shower Partition Wall
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: Large Window as Shower Partition Wall

The other nice thing with the safety glass panels (besides being way safer )for your specific project is that you need no framing above the RO that will need to be tiled or at least water proofed some how as well.
by Shannon
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Large Window as Shower Partition Wall
Replies: 9
Views: 121

Re: Large Window as Shower Partition Wall

If you want to continue this route and you want it open at the ceiling then a framed corner post to the ceiling is the way to go here. You can the frame across the top of the window R.O. And finish as desired thanks Shannon....I have Wedi board and shower pan already purchased so will be using that...
by Shannon
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Attaching Typar to concrete foundation
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Attaching Typar to concrete foundation

Yes if you want to do this you should use a peal and stick product on the concrete and you can then seal the Tupac to that using a tuck tape.