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by Jfurnas
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Knob and Tube Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Knob and Tube Wiring

I already have a large box. There are like 8 open slots on it now. The junctions are behind the walls now. I have the bathroom gutted. The wiring feeding into the bathroom is coming from another room which is why I said I can't tear into other walls now to remove all of it back. They are plaster and...
by Jfurnas
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Knob and Tube Wiring
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Knob and Tube Wiring

Hey guys, I know this topic has been beat like a dead horse, but want to get a second thousand opinion. I have old K&T wiring in my home. As I slowly renovate each room, I have been replacing the K&T with romex, room by room. I am currently redoing my bathroom, and the K&T ties into several rooms to...
by Jfurnas
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: New exterior door
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: New exterior door

I agree 100% with the jamb extension. I had to do similar to mine, except I scribed a PT 2x4 and stuck it between the jamb and outside trim.
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by Jfurnas
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: fitting AC coils to existing duct
Replies: 3
Views: 260

fitting AC coils to existing duct

Are all AC coils and furnaces designed to be universal? I just picked up a really cheap slightly used AC condensor and coil, and in initial measurements the coil seems to be about 3" bigger on each dimension than the current plenum. Plus, it is taller than the plenum currently is so the outlet to th...
by Jfurnas
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Building code: window in bathroom
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Building code: window in bathroom

You are the man Shannon and I'll take your word for it :) by the way, great video tutorials. I've done a ton of home remodelling just off your videos.
by Jfurnas
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Building code: window in bathroom
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Building code: window in bathroom

I was thinking maybe a fire code so somebody could escape if a fire were to start.
by Jfurnas
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Building code: window in bathroom
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Building code: window in bathroom

Hello. Is there anybody in Michigan who can tell me for sure if a window is required in a bathroom? I have been told no, but can't find any documentation to say either way.

Want to remove the two oddly positioned windows, and the one door leading to an old balcony when I remodel my bathroom.
by Jfurnas
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bathroom closet measuring.
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Bathroom closet measuring.

One of the things I dont like about the wood and bracket style shelving I have seen, is that it looks outdated and old. I am not sure if that's the shelving you meant, or if you meant actually using plywood or similar as the shelves. Is this the shelving you are talking about? 0096-12WT.jpg I happen...
by Jfurnas
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bathroom closet measuring.
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Bathroom closet measuring.

I apologize I just realized I posted this in the 'interior' and not the 'bathroom' specific forum. I guess this applies to any closet or shelving, not just bathrooms.
by Jfurnas
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bathroom closet measuring.
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Bathroom closet measuring.

Hello everyone! I have seen many pictures of people using 'modular' shelfing in closets. Since I am going to be renovating my bathroom, I am looking to build a closet in it, since there currently isn't one. My question is, how do I know what size to make my closet, so that the modular shelfing fits ...
by Jfurnas
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing this horrible texture
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Removing this horrible texture

I may go that route at a later time, but for the time being, I found out how to imitate the texture using a technique I discovered when playing around with it. I can proceed to finish patching my house and work on smoothing it all out later.

Thanks for the info!
by Jfurnas
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing ceramic tile from floor
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Removing ceramic tile from floor

The good thing is, the kitchen has a drop ceiling as I decided to leave the floor above exposed because the plumbing runs through there. I just don't want to drop stuff down onto the floor below.
by Jfurnas
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing this horrible texture
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Removing this horrible texture

Man, I was trying to avoid that. Every single wall and ceiling in my home except for the ones I've tore down and replaced with drywall have this texture. That's going to be a fortune in compound, I really don't want to skim coat or add more layers, I already have issues transitioning between the dry...
by Jfurnas
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing ceramic tile from floor
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Removing ceramic tile from floor

I am getting ready to start gutting my bathroom, but am running into some problems. When I redid my kitchen, I made a really bad mess and did a lot of damage using a sledge hammer to break and move the ceramic tile in the kitchen. The same tile is in one floor higher, on the bathroom floor. Whoever ...
by Jfurnas
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Removing this horrible texture
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Removing this horrible texture

I have a really old home, plaster and lathe except for where I've renovated. The previous owners put this disgusting and extremely difficult to paint texture on every wall and ceiling in the house, and I'd like to remove it. What's the ebst way to do so? It looks like they used a layer of compound t...