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by Jmaclicious
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Question about spray foam basement
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Question about spray foam basement

I've never used sprayed insulation, so I can't tell you exactly how it's going to react. IMHO, an experienced spray technician will be able to squirt fairly deep cavities and have good success filling them without voids. The added benefit of sprayed foam, of course, is that it also acts as a moistu...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Question about spray foam basement
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Question about spray foam basement

Hey Shannon & others, I am looking to have my basement spray foamed... I did go ahead and get a few quotes for it, it did come back pretty expensive... but my worry is 2 of my outside walls that run parallel with the joists do not offer much clearance between the first joist + the poured concrete wa...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Problems with Wafer screw coming loose in steel stud
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Problems with Wafer screw coming loose in steel stud

Trying to adjust my bulkheads, 1 5/8 steel stud along with L Angles, and track to do the framing, however I am having issues with some of the wafer screws staying snug now, some are coming loose? I got a huge box of them from when i ordered the framing.
by Jmaclicious
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Anyone have issues attaching drywall directly to wooden support beam?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Anyone have issues attaching drywall directly to wooden support beam?

Shannon wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:11 pm
Yup I agree . 99% of the time there should be no issues

Trying to upload a picture, but it is saying Board Quota has been reached.. is there a way around this?
by Jmaclicious
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Anyone have issues attaching drywall directly to wooden support beam?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Anyone have issues attaching drywall directly to wooden support beam?

As long as there is no movement in the structure, there is no reason not to attach directly to structural members. The outside walls of your home are structural members and the only time there are issues is when there are foundation failures. So, if it were me, I'd attach to the beam. Thanks A. Spr...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Anyone have issues attaching drywall directly to wooden support beam?
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Anyone have issues attaching drywall directly to wooden support beam?

Curious, was looking at my basement at ways I can get the most out of height underneath duct work to maximize the height of the doors going in... currently I have a section of soffit built around the duct work and beam which includes metal studs with 1x4 strapping across the bottom with about 1/4 ga...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lost Phillips bolt for washer pedestal
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Lost Phillips bolt for washer pedestal

I lost the phillip bolt style screws to secure the washer to the pedestal brackets, I cannot find the size I need and eBay charges 11$ per bolt for what I may need..... can I just use a drill bit to pilot the hole bigger to fit another size bolt or how would you go about this?

Looks like this one
by Jmaclicious
Sat Jun 17, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Where can I make room in this panel??
Replies: 15
Views: 494

Re: Where can I make room in this panel??

I'd still be wary... http://inspectapedia.com/fpe/FPE-Hazards-Revised-070525.pdf I've never seen those 'red' handled breakers up here, but that's my limited experience in a small area. I think when it comes down to it, I'd be wary of any panel older than 40yrs ... Equipment has a usable lifetime, a...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Where can I make room in this panel??
Replies: 15
Views: 494

Where can I make room in this panel??

I got an old federal pioneer panel which is 100 amp service... I am looking to try and make room so I can have an outlet for my washing machine, I will be upgrading the panel and getting everything cleaned up to 200 amp service once I get more money, The old washing machine outlet was on #19 - which...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Laundry drain plumbing
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Laundry drain plumbing

The pipes would be surface mounted in most basements to avoid being in the cold wall zone but if you are spray foaming that should not be an issue i guess. If you use the plumbing box and go in the wall the drain and water supply valves are all in the box. If you surface mount everything then do as...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: how to patch old exhaust vent/sump pump holes in concrete foundation wall?
Replies: 1
Views: 99

how to patch old exhaust vent/sump pump holes in concrete foundation wall?

Switched locations of these and now need to patch the the holes in the foundation wall, something that will stand up to the severe winters.. will be spray foaming inside once i finish electrical.
by Jmaclicious
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Laundry drain plumbing
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Laundry drain plumbing

Thanks for the help guys, so I am trying to figure out my options here, debating about doing a laundry outlet box for a cleaner install, the room will be semi-finished once sprayfoamed so I will either build a small wall to hide the laundry drain pipe, p-trap, horizontal run (with 2" backwater valve...
by Jmaclicious
Sat May 27, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Laundry drain plumbing
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Laundry drain plumbing

Curious, had this plumbing pipe done (does not have a backwater valve installed in ground for the laundry, but I know you can get one on the horizontal) however, does this pipe require a vent--it would be a studor if so, but my mainstack that vents through the roof is here.. the 2" laundry pipe cros...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Fixing old damaged window jambs ?
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Re: Fixing old damaged window jambs ?

replacing the jambs is not do able. Just add strips of wood the thickness you need to extend the jambs out to the drywall face and then install the trim. Thanks Shannon, crap.. so would the best option be wood like 1x4 ripped to width then install trim... but where the edge of the jamb would meet t...
by Jmaclicious
Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Fixing old damaged window jambs ?
Replies: 4
Views: 200

Fixing old damaged window jambs ?

Really want to save myself headache and mess with my mother in laws window... the person who did something to the window looks like they damaged the jamb framing and the drywall and she wants trim put on... are the jambs replaceable to make them flush with the end of the drywall without damaging eve...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: how would you go about fishing new wire into existing?
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: how would you go about fishing new wire into existing?

I'd map out what is going on in this JB also, I'm thinking one of those wires is your power feed, but you should trace it both ways (to the switch, and back to the panel) So that junction box, the one thats coming in from the bottom left .. is also coming from my bottom stairs light, which then has...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: how would you go about fishing new wire into existing?
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: how would you go about fishing new wire into existing?

More pics sorry for the sideways pic. -.-
by Jmaclicious
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: how would you go about fishing new wire into existing?
Replies: 6
Views: 410

how would you go about fishing new wire into existing?

Hi, so i am really stunned on how I can go about running a new 14/2 power wire into this existing outlet without causing damage as the walls are plaster... The way this place was wired is so weird.. Reason being I want to run new wire is to eliminate the junction boxes in my basement because I plan ...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Mar 14, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Your fav tools for fishing romex cables ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1222

Re: Your fav tools for fishing romex cables ?

You can use whatever you can dream up, really. I've used a number of improvised ways to fish cable. One particularly useful one is just a string and plumb bob (or some kind of weight), if I am going to run a line perfectly straight up in the wall cavity or chase. Fishing Romex is a bit dodgy only b...
by Jmaclicious
Wed Mar 08, 2017 8:14 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Advice for basement plbg with aav/studor
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Advice for basement plbg with aav/studor

The AAVs are permitted in certain areas or under certain conditions, you will need to check with your local or state/province authority to be sure. I know here in MN they are NOT permitted in permanent homes or buildings with foundations, but they are allowed in mobile homes. You may not necessaril...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Your fav tools for fishing romex cables ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1222

Your fav tools for fishing romex cables ?

What's your fav tools for fishing wires through wall cavities rather than breaking up walls in order to add switches or upgrade old wiring ? 8-) fish tape looks difficult and flimsy to guide around into holes..
by Jmaclicious
Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Advice for basement plbg with aav/studor
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Advice for basement plbg with aav/studor

Trying to figure out a game plan whilst finishing my rough in for electrical and set up some water lines.. I have a 3/4 bathroom in basement.. is there any issue with venting with a studor underneath sink in vanity or in the wall rather than cutting up walls and roof to run vent line? Also would I b...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Calculating how many lights on circuit
Replies: 12
Views: 4991

Calculating how many lights on circuit

I was thinking... according to code they suggest a maximum of 12 lights or outlets per circuit, or 80% of the load of 15 amp circuit... idk if I am getting confused here but I am planning to use slimled 9w 120v lights, 80% of the load is 12 amps which is approx 1440 watts.. I am looking to put about...
by Jmaclicious
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: tips/advice/suggestions on fastening metal hat furring channel
Replies: 1
Views: 122

tips/advice/suggestions on fastening metal hat furring channel

Hey there, curious on how you would go about fastening metal hat furring channels to the floor joists if I go that route instead of 1x4, I used wafer screws to fasten my steel channels to the joists for my bulkhead, however I if I use shimming I dont think those will give enough bite. I tried resear...
by Jmaclicious
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Switch Loop Vs reg install?
Replies: 1
Views: 231

Switch Loop Vs reg install?

Getting ready to start planning my wiring together, but I am getting confused on when a Switch-Loop is needed... why do this instead of just running the two blacks to the switch (one from power line, and other black from light), then connecting the white wire from power to white from light, then bla...
by Jmaclicious
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: hanging a new door
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: hanging a new door

Thanks Shannon! It's a long story but I had to do my own hinges. It definitely is easier to do pre-hung. I'm fighting with one set now and I will try to find a cheap jig for the second set. Appreciate the advice! Eb Other option is buy pre-hung (unbored and a plain solid core) door if you are using...
by Jmaclicious
Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Does basement ceiling strapping actually
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Does basement ceiling strapping actually

I assume you are talking about resilient channel as strapping? It will make some difference compared to just 1x4s but not an incredible amount. Yes, I was debating about using either 1x4 or resilient channel rather than putting drywall directly to joists, I already plan on using safe n sound where ...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Does basement ceiling strapping actually
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Does basement ceiling strapping actually

Trying to get ready to start installing some lighting... but to do so I need help to determine whether or not the ceiling should be strapped.. I have a lower height basement, Do not want to lose more than I need (especially in the bathroom). However does the strapping ACTUALLY make a difference in c...
by Jmaclicious
Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Best lighting for bathroom??
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Re: Best lighting for bathroom??

Your choices of light positions is a good one. As far as the bulb choice its really a personal choice. Anywhere between 3100 and 4000K would be a good choice. Like you said ,the 3100 area is a warm colour and is very similar to likely your existing bulbs, the closer to 4000k you get the whiter and ...
by Jmaclicious
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Best lighting for bathroom??
Replies: 3
Views: 314

Best lighting for bathroom??

Hey there, was wondering your opinions on the best/most attractive lighting for bathroom showers/vanities... 3000k warmer colour, or 4100k bright white energizing colour? Having a hard-time. I was thinking of putting a LED Recessed light in the shower stall, and then wall mounted lights around vanit...