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by greg1
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: minimum Bath fan duct size
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Bath fan

Wow! thank you Spruce! thank you Shannon.
Lots of good info.
by greg1
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: minimum Bath fan duct size
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: Bath fan

I think I found some that are 3 inches and some that are 4 inches also have 3 inch adapter.

Does it have to be connected using metal duct or can it be one of those flexible ones?
by greg1
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: minimum Bath fan duct size
Replies: 4
Views: 291

minimum Bath fan duct size

What is the minimum pipe size for bathroom exhaust fan? Im tight on space lol
by greg1
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: gas pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: gas pipes

Thank you Spruce. Im watching all the videos I can find now.
by greg1
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: gas pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 125

gas pipes

Can I move my own natural gas iron pipes inside the house? Or do I need a permit for that or someone qualified?
Just wondering if I could raise them a couple inches in one spot to accommodate higher ceiling.
by greg1
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: New exterior door
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: New exterior door

thanks for idea Spruce! So is screen door attaches to the trim?
First time hanging a screen door and exterior door :)
by greg1
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: New exterior door
Replies: 5
Views: 176

New exterior door

I just replaced my 60 yo exterior door at the back of the house. The house has a double drywall on both sides, the old door jamb was custom and was made to fit in the door opening. Now that I put the new door in, I made it flush with the inside wall, but the outside of the door jamb has about 1.5" d...
by greg1
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Concrete slab add
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Concrete slab add

What is the way to raise concrete floors? I know there are some self leveling compounds, but they are quite expensive. Is there a cheaper alternative? I need to add a couple of inches in one of the rooms. Self levelers allow for up to 1" max I believe @ 6 sq ft per bag and $30-$40 per bag. Too expen...
by greg1
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: shower planning

Thank you Shannon for all your help.
by greg1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: shower planning

One more thing- by TY do you mean to use WYE?
I know only WYE and Sanitary Tee fittings. It would seem to be more appropriate to use a WYE for venting in this situation as not to allow for any garbage backing up there. right?
by greg1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: shower planning

I think I understand now. Thank you very much for ideas! I just hope I have enough for the 2" TY now lol
I drew it in. Please correct me if Im wrong there.
by greg1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: shower planning

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by greg1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: shower planning

Thats my problem i think I have that toilet pipe, the edge of it is about 1.5" from the top of the concrete slab. I dont know if there is enough room either. Im sorry, if i understand it right, do you mean use a 3x3x3 on the end of that sewer pipe and lay it slightly on the angle. One end I would us...
by greg1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: shower planning

Im about 12 foot away from the main stack. The toilet pipe is 3"
And yes the pipe is sloped towards the main stack. from the main pipe to the top of the concrete on the other end I have about 7" of space in difference. I ran the pipe, dry fit but it doesnt really give me any extra room for venting..
by greg1
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: shower planning

Hi Shannon, I have a further question. I busted up concrete in the basement and ran two lines. One for shower (left) and the other one for toilet (right). I have a slope of about .25" - .5" per foot. But I dont know how to connect the vent pipes? There is no room to tie in the venting. is it possibl...
by greg1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: shower planning
Replies: 12
Views: 543

shower planning

Just wondering if there any good tutorial on installing curb less shower from scratch in basement over slab? Any advice you'd give beforehand? thank you
by greg1
Sat Apr 28, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: driveway
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: driveway

thanks :)
by greg1
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: driveway
Replies: 3
Views: 170

driveway

I have a cracked driveway, sinking and in poor shape overall. I heard about rubber paving, Do you guys have any experience with this form of paving a driveway? Would you recommend it over doing the more traditional way with concrete.
by greg1
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: hairline cracks drywall
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: hairline cracks drywall

thanks very much for tips and suggestions!
by greg1
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: hairline cracks drywall
Replies: 5
Views: 297

Re: hairline cracks drywall

Its a drywall house. Yes in some places it looks like the cracks running where the seams are suppose to be... other places they appear to be seldom placed. Also I believe there is a double layer of drywall installed. One is 1/2" and another is 3/8". Should I be worried about asbestos if I want to sc...
by greg1
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: hairline cracks drywall
Replies: 5
Views: 297

hairline cracks drywall

Hi guys, I have these cracks on my walls that Im trying to fix. they are pretty much throughout the whole house, on the ceiling and in some places on the walls, every room has at least one crack like shown in the pictures. Im pretty sure its not a structural issue, probably just from the house being...
by greg1
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: window jambs
Replies: 2
Views: 164

window jambs

what is the material that is used for interior window jambs? Is it wood or mdf? what would be the thickness of it? Or you can just use drywall?
by greg1
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: rough opening for a door
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: rough opening for a door

Great, thanks very much Shannon!
by greg1
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: rough opening for a door
Replies: 2
Views: 164

rough opening for a door

Sorry if this sounds like a rather silly question. I framed a door opening to be 30 by 82 inches to fit a door 28 by 80 inches. However due to some space restriction, I might have to install a 26 by 80 door instead. Just wondering if its ok to use the opening that large (30x82) for a door that is 26...
by greg1
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: mold
Replies: 3
Views: 210

mold

Just wondering if there is a tool or something to check for mold in house without ripping out the drywall. I mean one way to tell is a musty smell in a basement, but smell could come from many places in basement, heck even a washer/dryer smell sometimes. I dont have a mold issue, but if I go to open...
by greg1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: joint compound, which one?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: joint compound, which one?

Thanks for reply everyone. I need to do the whole basement. I already did one basement before in my life and quickly found out that different brand muds are of different consistency. I'm in no way an experienced drywall taper but already know how easy it is to screw it up and make those butt joints ...
by greg1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: joint compound, which one?
Replies: 7
Views: 338

joint compound, which one?

I read on internet that for joint compound it is better to use all-purpose for setting the tape and second coat and another finishing joint compound for finishing layer. many people seem to recommend all purpose joint compound. So i was wondering there is also another product (in HD for example its ...
by greg1
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vapour barrier needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: insulation

i used 1" foam from lowes. its blue in color and says DOW on it. im in calgary.
by greg1
Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vapour barrier needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Vapour barrier needed?

Sorry if silly question but i cant find a definite answer and my municipality doesnt have a brochure available anymore on website. Do I need a vapour barrier over my wall framing? I cant find a brochure online. What I have done is rigid foam, stud wall, insulation with comfortbat and now need to kno...
by greg1
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: return air
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: return air

ok great, thanks!