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by mikeyitis
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Sunroom over Carport on Concrete Slab - Insulating floor
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Sunroom over Carport on Concrete Slab - Insulating floor

What state do you live in? The floor is always going to be cold in the colder months even after insulating it. Those conditioned rooms above unconditioned spaces are always a pain to keep warm.
Carpet and a space heater help though. You could also try installing in floor heat.
by mikeyitis
Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: If you had $10k to improve the curb appeal of this house
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: If you had $10k to improve the curb appeal of this house

Put in new landscaping 100%. Extend the garden border out and give it a wavy type border and wrap it all around the left side of the house up to the metal fence. Add perennial plants with color and replace the old rock with new rock or mulch. Turn that small amount of metal fence that you have on th...
by mikeyitis
Sun May 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 658

Re: I did something with electrical

Is it insulation? Was the switch on an insulated wall?
by mikeyitis
Sat May 11, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fence post
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Fence post

I was contemplating using those nifty postmasters for a bit, but I was worried they wouldn't be a good match for my 7 foot board on board fence. I plan on being out of this house within the next two years, so I am not really worried about rot. However, I still want to build it as best and correct as...
by mikeyitis
Sat May 11, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fence post
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Fence post

I live in Minnesota. I know all about rot and how to prevent it as best as possible at ground level by bringing the concrete slightly above ground level and to slope it away from the post, as well as keeping dirt and mulch away from the post. The holes have been dug, the dirt has been hauled out, th...
by mikeyitis
Sat May 11, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fence post
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Fence post

This is the type of rock. 1" to 1-1/2" in size.

https://www.menards.com/main/building-m ... 321218.htm
by mikeyitis
Sat May 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fence post
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Fence post

Hi, I am building a fence and I am in the process of setting the posts in the ground. I dug 3-1/2 foot holes and I am planning on putting about a 1/2 a foot of gravel in the bottom to help with drainage and fill the rest with concrete. I figured since I had a bunch of extra landscape river rock, tha...
by mikeyitis
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: When is a finished basement technically a "finished basement"?
Replies: 13
Views: 595

Re: When is a finished basement technically a "finished basement"?

Haha, an afternoon or two... You're funny A. Spruce.

It looks like your basement has good potential. Don't hesitate to post pictures when you're finished. Good luck!
by mikeyitis
Sat Oct 14, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating Cantilever
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Re: Insulating Cantilever

Thanks for the advice.
by mikeyitis
Sat Oct 14, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating Cantilever
Replies: 2
Views: 190

Insulating Cantilever

I had previously made a post about insulating my unconditioned garage ceiling. Now I have one more question before I get started and it involves insulating a cantilever with a conditioned space above and the unconditioned garage space that is below. I attached pictures for reference. 1. 2.png 2. gar...
by mikeyitis
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: When is a finished basement technically a "finished basement"?
Replies: 13
Views: 595

Re: When is a finished basement technically a "finished basement"?

Yeah if the basement is listed as unfinished in the property records, you would really have no choice but to get the proper permits. If it is listed as finished then they would probably never know. Like the others have said, It really depends on the area you live in. Some places are really strict an...
by mikeyitis
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:02 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: When is a finished basement technically a "finished basement"?
Replies: 13
Views: 595

Re: When is a finished basement technically a "finished basement"?

You can do it the correct way and get a permit or you can do what I do and just say it was already there. However, if you're doing electrical work, it is wise to get a permit just in case the house burns down after the fact. But of course you can always just say it was already there...
by mikeyitis
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Garage door opener won't go down
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Garage door opener won't go down

I know that the safety sensors need to be lined up with each other perfectly for the door to go down, but I think it will still go up even if they aren't aligned. Where is that sound coming from right after you push the button and right before the beeping noise?
by mikeyitis
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating above unconditioned garage
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Insulating above unconditioned garage

I ended up getting 500 sq ft of R-11 kraft faced fiberglass rolls and R-21 unfaced batts. The R-11 is 3.5" and the R-21 is 5.5", so it is a nice exact fit at 9". Now I am just hoping that the joists are mostly very close to 16" on center so I don't have to contend with anything that has a gap wider ...
by mikeyitis
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating above unconditioned garage
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Insulating above unconditioned garage

If I go the R-38 route and compress it, I will probably install insulation ties to keep it compressed to make it less of a hassle to put the drywall over it. The reason I am liking the R-38 batts is because I can get it at Menards for a great deal after sale price and rebate. The sale ends today tho...
by mikeyitis
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:30 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating above unconditioned garage
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Insulating above unconditioned garage

Yeah, I definitely would rent a lift. I have done it before without one and it isn't easy. It is worth paying the $30 to rent one from Home Depot for 24 hours.
by mikeyitis
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating above unconditioned garage
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Insulating above unconditioned garage

Yeah that sounds like a good option, I will look into that. Thanks.

I got those insulation compression figures from this chart:

http://www2.owenscorning.com/literature ... lletin.pdf
by mikeyitis
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating above unconditioned garage
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Insulating above unconditioned garage

I am going to button it up with 5/8" fire rated drywall.
by mikeyitis
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Insulating above unconditioned garage
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Insulating above unconditioned garage

Hi Shannon, I have a question about insulating the ceiling of an unconditioned garage with a bedroom above it. I am going to insulate the floor joist cavities above the garage space and was wondering if you could help me decide if I should use R-30 or R-38 insulation. The thickness of the cavity is ...