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by Clarence
Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Ledger Flashing Ends?
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: Deck Ledger Flashing Ends?

Do it just like you would a window or door. Have a sheet metal shop make an end cap out or the same material as the Z flashing install end cap with peel & stick under it & make sure the water barrier under the Stucco & peel & Stick are in the correct order same as for the Window. After the end cap i...
by Clarence
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: What caused this and why?
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: What caused this and why?

Moisture Problem
by Clarence
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Structural Styrofoam Panels?
Replies: 5
Views: 58

Re: Structural Styrofoam Panels?

There are many manufactures of Structural Insulated wall panels. OSB with EPS Core I don't think it can be used below grade. Some do not meet Seismic Code. Check the Structural Panel Assoc. for info. I have used 3 D foam reinforced panels below grade very strong product it was manufactured in Georgi...
by Clarence
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Mystery Air in water lines
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Mystery Air in water lines

The only things that are only related to just the hot water are contained in the hot water heater.
the rod & the pressure valve.
All other items in the water system are all interconnected to hot & cold so it has to be something related to hot system.
by Clarence
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Mystery Air in water lines
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Mystery Air in water lines

I am not a plumber but you need to check two things.
# 1 check to make sure the Anode rod is the correct one for the well water you may need to change to another type rod.
# 2 check your pressure relief valve it may be sucking air into the tank.
by Clarence
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to deal with a small water problem in our basement
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: How to deal with a small water problem in our basement

Check out this product Hydra Block Sealer.
Look up Applied Technologies Inc. they will have everything for a DIY type repair.
by Clarence
Wed Nov 21, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing rust on iron railing
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Removing rust on iron railing

I would be inclined to use an Epoxy to fill the void level with the deck.
by Clarence
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Removing rust on iron railing
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Removing rust on iron railing

You may want to look @ this product for treating the rust.
http://ospho.com/directions.htm
Than when you get it treated fill in the area around the metal post it looks like it holds water ?
by Clarence
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: How to bend aluminium soffit
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: How to bend aluminium soffit

Follow Spruces advice & purchase some over & under vice grip clamps.
by Clarence
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Sealing Seams in OSB Exterior Wall Sheathing
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Sealing Seams in OSB Exterior Wall Sheathing

You may want to look at using a liquid vapor barrier.
https://www.stocorp.com/wp-content/cont ... oat_EN.pdf
Take a look at this I have used it with out any problems.
They also have a FILL for the joints.
by Clarence
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Securing a Safe to an Interior Brick Wall
Replies: 9
Views: 127

Re: Securing a Safe to an Interior Brick Wall

Yes spot welding the fasteners is a good idea also use the welder to weld the angle.
Think of putting a small micro switch behind the angle at the wall maybe a 24 volt to activate an alarm & hide the wires in the mortar joints than repoint the joint.
by Clarence
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Securing a Safe to an Interior Brick Wall
Replies: 9
Views: 127

Re: Securing a Safe to an Interior Brick Wall

Yes pin the angle iron to the brick to frame the safe than you may have to weld angle to support the front picture frame. than the lath & cement plaster hiding all the fasteners .
You may have to make the frame before you attach it to the brick than lath it in place.
by Clarence
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Securing a Safe to an Interior Brick Wall
Replies: 9
Views: 127

Re: Securing a Safe to an Interior Brick Wall

install angle about with a 1/4 inch clearance around the top & both sides also install angle iron at the wall area the same as front the angle iron legs will be turned up & the other leg will be flat to the safe. Fasten the side legs to the floor keeping all bolts inside. Than using heavy duty mesh ...
by Clarence
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: New slider window leaks
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: New slider window leaks

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=bqIbI8jd&id=9867A66941D58488262FBCB769BA280009BCAD63&thid=OIP.bqIbI8jdiB7cVo6eZ_xxagHaJQ&mediaurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.silent-guard.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F01%2F9000-HS-Weep.jpg&exph=3000&expw=2400&q=weeps+for+horizontal+slider+windows&si...
by Clarence
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Holes in drywall mud
Replies: 13
Views: 155

Re: Holes in drywall mud

Depending on the type of mixer used you may have induced air into the mix & that will cause the voids in the finish.
by Clarence
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Window Replacement Project
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Bathroom Window Replacement Project

Question is that trim wood applied over the stucco ?
Why not take one of the trim boards off @ the jamb and see how the window is attached behind the trim ? You may be able to remove the complete window & not damage any Stucco.
by Clarence
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall basement ceiling directly to floor joists or ...
Replies: 9
Views: 257

Re: Drywall basement ceiling directly to floor joists or ...

Did you ever think of using RC- 1 furring ?
by Clarence
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Tiny pin holes in the bathroom ceiling...
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Tiny pin holes in the bathroom ceiling...

Depending on the material that was used on the ceiling.
If it was a joint compound with an aggregate in it than it is possible that moisture caused the aggregate to release from the compound leaving the small voids in the surface. Also most setting compounds could have the same results.
by Clarence
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: Analog Water Meter Reading Trouble

I think you are reading it correct.
I may read it as 00147.005 to be .04 the pointer would be @ .04 on the scale.
by Clarence
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior brick moisture issues and insulation
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: Exterior brick moisture issues and insulation

My trade is Plaster , Stucco & existing Brick Restoration everything else is out of my scope of work.
by Clarence
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior brick moisture issues and insulation
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: Exterior brick moisture issues and insulation

If the brick wall has felt paper & wood siding behind it, It would be called Brick Veneer. The weeps may well be located below the side walk top surface Bricks walls should have weeps @ grade or just one mortar joint above grade. Water will enter a brick facing wall & must have a path to exit @ the ...
by Clarence
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior brick moisture issues and insulation
Replies: 10
Views: 124

Re: Exterior brick moisture issues and insulation

Check to see if the bottom of the brick wall has weep holes in the mortar joints. You may have sealed the weeps closed when the sealant was applied between the side walk & the brick wall. Is the interior finished floor elevation above the side wall elevation ? Can you tell if there is any thru wall ...
by Clarence
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Stone Window Sill
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Stone Window Sill

I would say that you will need to remove the window.
Remove the existing stone.
Install replacement stone , Install a sill pan for water management & reinstall window to include caulking if window & sill pan are install correctly no caulking is required at the bottom of window frame.
by Clarence
Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Sump pump runs frequently recently
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Sump pump runs frequently recently

If you can see into the sump pit it maybe possible to use a very bright dye say bright red flush it down the commode & pour it the shower drain than check to see if the pit water has any sign of the color used. Use a dye like masons mortar dye in powder form in the commode you would have to mix with...
by Clarence
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flashing Patio Cover Along Brick
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Flashing Patio Cover Along Brick

The L shape will not be as ridged as the Springlok flashing.
by Clarence
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flashing Patio Cover Along Brick
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Flashing Patio Cover Along Brick

Research this product FRYREGLET springlox flashing.Check out the details for masonry flashing.
If you cannot find it in your area than use the detail to have a local sheet metal shop frabricate it.
This detail should work well with your roof.
by Clarence
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Spray texture on ceiling
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Spray texture on ceiling

Bad drywall joints compounds that are very old or have been frozen will have a very nasty odor something along the line of a septic tank odor. When damp it will be very noticeable.
by Clarence
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Drip cap above or below trim board?
Replies: 8
Views: 162

Re: Drip cap above or below trim board?

Z Flashing
by Clarence
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall strapping in basement - With 3/4 pipes
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Drywall strapping in basement - With 3/4 pipes

Try Dietrich Metal Framing
Steeler Supply
Also check your local drywall supply warehouse they mostly have them.
dietrichmetalframing.com
by Clarence
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall strapping in basement - With 3/4 pipes
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Drywall strapping in basement - With 3/4 pipes

You could use the metal Hat - Shaped framing component to fur out the ceiling they come in dept of 7/8 " & 1 1/2 " channels which size will clear the pipes.