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by travishauch
Tue May 14, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating cellar under front porch. Any do’s or don’ts?
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Insulating cellar under front porch. Any do’s or don’ts?

Basement is almost done! You guys helped me so much and I cannot thank you enough! Last minute idea to finish off this 4’x5’ cellar under my front porch that is doored off from the rest of the basement. I just waterproofed the cinder blocks and debating on how to insulate/barrier/frame it. There is ...
by travishauch
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

Well after 3 weeks and no noises whatsoever, I will start the mudding. Getting close.
by travishauch
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Owens Foamular Foam Board Insulation
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Owens Foamular Foam Board Insulation

Orientation of the foam shouldn't matter.
by travishauch
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

Wow, what a difference in the look and feel of the place, huh? That's some pretty awesome carpet too! ;) :mrgreen: I've only experienced a problem with heat. My last house had the clunking cracking duct noise issue, I lived there for 13 years and the only time it ever made noise was when the heat c...
by travishauch
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

Fingers crossed that there are no noises! I've got some other things to do down there which should last a couple weeks. I will be listening closely. It's typically heat that is the culprit for movement right? If heat is fine, I hopefully should be ok with A/C? IMG_4728.jpg IMG_4730.jpg IMG_4731.jpg ...
by travishauch
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

If you were willing to live with unfinished drywall for a week or two, get it installed but don't tape it and then listen for any changes in sound. If you start getting creaks and thunks, drop the drywall where you hear the noise and install the nylon washers. At the rate I'm going, it will definit...
by travishauch
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

Shannon wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:08 pm
If it has not been making noise up to this point it’s not likely to start after?
I hope not (fingers crossed). I was hoping to get advice from you or others on my approach to this.
by travishauch
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

Something I was thinking about. You could put a nylon button between the 1x and the duct where it touches, this would allow the duct to slip freely with no noise. Cutting down the number of 1x will definitely help too. Fewer 1x means fewer points of contact. Probably more trouble than its worth. Is...
by travishauch
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

The furring strips there are 29 3/8” length. The underneath will probably be the last part I drywall so I think I’ll leave it how it is and listen for noises when I’m downstairs. I agree with you trying to eliminate it but I’d hate to have any sag develop. I could eliminate every other I suppose but...
by travishauch
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

it goes from 90” at the start of the wall to 56” where both the return and supply are. Then down to 37” where it’s just the supply. That is including the beam.
by travishauch
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

After some long nights I completed the ductwork relocation. It wasn't too difficult just took a long time to complete. The drywall lift came in handy. Every time I go downstairs and see it, I'm glad I decided I took this addition step. Many years ago I worked for a duct cleaning company and saw how ...
by travishauch
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

The transition will effect the air flow but the 45 elbows would be the least restrictive. On a side note that poly you have hanging on the wall is it actually rated for air/vapour barrier? It does not look correct? I think I am going to proceed with the relocation and use 45's for both supply and r...
by travishauch
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

I found this one on Amazon as well.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AER4Q90/re ... dCbWDWY33F

About half the price but it’s a tight 90 degree compared to the original one I pictured.
by travishauch
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

Hello again. I have another last minute idea I would like to run by you. As you can see in the picture, my duct trunk is spaced almost 3 feet away from the main beam in the basement and ideally I would like to have it right next to it so I can soffit it all together as one. My ceilings aren't very h...
by travishauch
Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Can I remove these 1x10 boards covering the beam?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: Can I remove these 1x10 boards covering the beam?

Thank you very much! Off they come!
by travishauch
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Can I remove these 1x10 boards covering the beam?
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Can I remove these 1x10 boards covering the beam?

I'm trying to get as much head room as I can in my basement so I was hoping to remove the bottom board on my support beam to give me an extra 3/4". Any issues with removing it? I don't believe it is adding any major support to the beam. And also the sides. Can those be removed as well and the drywal...
by travishauch
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)
Replies: 90
Views: 6921

Re: Electric Code Checklists (US/Canada)

Just thought I would post a new link since the other one isn't working.

https://www.dli.mn.gov/sites/default/fi ... klist2.pdf
by travishauch
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Should I redo my framed corners for insulation?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Should I redo my framed corners for insulation?

Thank you to both of you for all your help. It is much appreciated!
by travishauch
Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Should I redo my framed corners for insulation?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Should I redo my framed corners for insulation?

My main 2 corners are already framed. I hope it’s ok. I attached a picture of how I did it.
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by travishauch
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Should I redo my framed corners for insulation?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Should I redo my framed corners for insulation?

I was doing a 3 stud type corner but after watch your insulating video, I realized I won't have any in the corner. I was planning on doing R13 batts in the wall cavities. The XPS is 2".
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by travishauch
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: I want to seal off drain pipe flush with floor.
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: I want to seal off drain pipe flush with floor.

that plug looks like it's designed to catch on the back of a lip, threads are shown inside the tee fitting and the plug pulls up against the back of them. There are expansion plugs that would simply press outward against the sides of the pipe, but you still have the same issue with being direct bur...
by travishauch
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: I want to seal off drain pipe flush with floor.
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: I want to seal off drain pipe flush with floor.

A. Spruce wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:08 pm
And how are you attaching it, and what's the point of the access hole if it's all below grade and buried in concrete?
Just the plug, not the whole thing.
by travishauch
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: I want to seal off drain pipe flush with floor.
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: I want to seal off drain pipe flush with floor.

A. Spruce wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:29 pm
Cutting that cast iron is going to be tough. Not sure if there is anything but a rubber cap with Fernco band that's going to cap it that can be done by DIY. Doubtful that a Fernco is rated for direct bury in concrete.
What about this?
by travishauch
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: I want to seal off drain pipe flush with floor.
Replies: 8
Views: 279

I want to seal off drain pipe flush with floor.

I’m finishing my basement and want to reroute this solo drain for the kitchen sink to the other side of the house by everything else (20’ away). What I would like to do is cut this pipe at the floor and permanently seal it off. I’m pretty sure this is at the end of the line and not a T intersection....
by travishauch
Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Fixing mortar joints in basement before finishing
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Fixing mortar joints in basement before finishing

Last night I shined a flashlight inside and realized it’s an open cavity between the bricks. I took a picture of the top of the blocks to show the design. There was still a little puddle inside so I used a straw and shop vac and to get it out. Now I need to get this sealed off so I can finish. Any i...
by travishauch
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Fixing mortar joints in basement before finishing
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Fixing mortar joints in basement before finishing

Hi. I have a couple questions on repairing the mortar joints in my pictures so they don't leak anymore. It's two spots within 2 feet of each other on the same wall. It is the only place where I've ever seen any water. Prior to starting this project there was some black mold staining in these spots. ...
by travishauch
Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: A few questions before I install new vinyl siding
Replies: 17
Views: 943

Re: A few questions before I install new vinyl siding

Just wanted to say thanks for all your help and answering my questions. I finally finished my house. Wish I had more time and that it didn't take me so long. FIrst picture is the old, second is the new.

Thanks again!
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by travishauch
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: A few questions before I install new vinyl siding
Replies: 17
Views: 943

Re: A few questions before I install new vinyl siding

I have 2 different size basement windows and the foundation only goes up the lowest one. The wall is notched out for the taller ones. The sill plate is level with the top of the small window. When I went around the bigger window, I put j channel to the edge (flush). I Now I'm wonder what I should do...
by travishauch
Thu May 11, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: A few questions before I install new vinyl siding
Replies: 17
Views: 943

Re: A few questions before I install new vinyl siding

Hmm interesting... I have never seen that ever. Well I would say you really do not need the J if you use the double undersill. Using just the single undersill with no J does not look as good to me , I like that double undersill its a good idea. What brand is that? Abtco is the brand. I agree that s...
by travishauch
Thu May 11, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: A few questions before I install new vinyl siding
Replies: 17
Views: 943

Re: A few questions before I install new vinyl siding

Here are some pictures.