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by greg1
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vapour barrier needed?
Replies: 4
Views: 268

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: 268

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: 214

Re: return air

ok great, thanks!
by greg1
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: return air
Replies: 4
Views: 214

return air

Had my inspection on framing and it was conditionally approved. I was told by inspector to install a return air in my basement. In my understanding I dont need to use vent pipes for it and just use wall cavities and tie to return air chanel in furnace. Is that right? Do you have a video on this Shan...
by greg1
Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Drywall gun
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Re: Drywall gun

I have used dimple in the past. My only concern with it is that it was leaving a ring around a screw on the drywall. Not that big of a deal and will get covered up with mud, but sometimes was really messing up my drywall. Maybe my dimple was defective or I need to use clutch on my drill. Before I wa...
by greg1
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Drywall gun
Replies: 11
Views: 510

Drywall gun

Lately I've been having a tool fetish and now thinking of buying a drywall gun. Would you buy one that has higher RPM (4000) and lower torque or higher torque and lower RPM (2500)? The guy at Makita told me the later should be faster and more versatile tool.
by greg1
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: where to buy material for basement
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: where to buy material for basement

Thanks very much guys! My only concern do i absolutely need the mold resistant for all of the basement? or can i get away with regular drywall?

Oh and I already watched all your videos on drywall, thanks for those! might need to watch them again though lol
by greg1
Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: where to buy material for basement
Replies: 12
Views: 387

where to buy material for basement

I'm about to do insulation and drywall my basement after, and was just wondering about which brand of drywall to go with or which supplier? Would you go to big box store or some local small supplier? Which brand of drywall is better? Here in Calgary we have CertainTeed and CGC mostly. For insulation...
by greg1
Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: old walls. old house
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: old walls. old house

thanks guys! I was inclined to do the same before as you said to run drywall to the concrete footing and use the 5" trim to cover the gap. My only worry is that the concrete footing is not the same space out everywhere, meaning that Im not sure I can guarantee a smooth transition from drywall to tri...
by greg1
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: old walls. old house
Replies: 5
Views: 241

old walls. old house

I have existing wall in basement, its load bearing and runs along the middle of the basement. I guess thats how it was done back in the day. The studs sit on top of a concrete "pad". this pad is about 4" high. My problem is that the studs are slightly recessed past the concrete footing that they are...
by greg1
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: heat vent add
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: heat vent add

thank you Shannon
by greg1
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: heat vent add
Replies: 3
Views: 219

heat vent add

Hello,

I was wondering if i need to add a heat register to my half bath? Is there a code for it in Canada? From my research on internet some people say any habitable place or if bath wall is outside wall than yes need one, others say dont need one.
by greg1
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

Forgot to share a pic of the final plumbing that was done. I made a mistake of using 90's on connecting 2" pipe and failed the inspection first time. Later I upgraded to two 45's and it was accepted. It aint pretty but works! :)
Thanks all for your help.
by greg1
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Reccessed entertainment wall
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Reccessed entertainment wall

Hi, I was thinking of framing an entertainment wall, just a recessed wall with niche big enough to hold a TV and a couple shelves. Is there any good tutorial on how to do that? Should I just build the new wall right against existing framed wall or have it stick out further? I only want maybe 10" dee...
by greg1
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wire gauge requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: wire gauge requirements

Would I also need to install Vapour hats on all my electrical boxes when wiring basement? I have metal kind boxes and NMD wire.
by greg1
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wire gauge requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: wire gauge requirements

Great, thanks very much!
by greg1
Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: wire gauge requirements
Replies: 7
Views: 349

wire gauge requirements

I think in US they require 14/2 wire for lighting and 12/2 and 12/3 for receptacles. Is it the same rules apply in Canada? Im just about to order a book Electrical Code Simplified, hopefully it has some good tutorials for newbs like me.
by greg1
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

Hi Shannon, I took it all apart today and did some more rust removal. I used a mirror to look under the pipe for any uneven spots and there are a couple that I missed previously. So i used grinder and sanding paper on that, put everything back and it seems to be holding good now with no leaks. I put...
by greg1
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

ABS is 4" and Cast iron pipe is slightly smaller, but with all the rust on it is actually almost the same size. Once I remove the rust its maybe 1/8 ? smaller in diameter
by greg1
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:23 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

Yes, thats where I went today. a big plumbing warehouse, they even took me in the back and there were aisles and aisles of fittings, Like a big plumbing walmart :), but we couldn't find a fitting, only a not very wide 2" one. I will go to another one. Im sure there is some available somewhere. thanks
by greg1
Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

I went to two specialised plumbing stores today in Calgary and asked them about copper to ABS coupling but they havent even heard bout it. Another guy at lowes said thats what i should use also. They were offering me a coupling with metal strap around it, maybe I will have to use that? My only conce...
by greg1
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

Yes, I just used a regular rubber sleeve with no steel around it. Originally I was looking for the sleeve with shield around it but guy at HD store said they dont have them and I should use without shield. And I also measured the cast iron pipe and it is slightly smaller than the ABS 4" pipe. I hear...
by greg1
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

So I just put it all together. Connected the Cast iron 4" to ABS 4" using a no hub coupling. I compacted the dirt underneath to support the new connections. After about 3 hours I noticed the area around the couplings is moist, not soaked wet but darker in color. So I assume there probably a leak bet...
by greg1
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

thanks!
by greg1
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

its great picture, thanks for visualisation! Is it possible if I remove the cleanout pipe altogether and use long sweep 90 for existing turn (where second wye is shown right now)? I know Shannon mentioned I should leave the clean out in there but I was thinking I could use toilet for clean out as we...
by greg1
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

Im not sure either but was under the impression that ABS was suitable for below ground. Can someone please confirm ?

Thanks for the tips.
by greg1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

Dont know if I have it or not for sure, but we looked and couldnt find it in my unfinished basement. Maybe there is something on the main level behind the walls.
by greg1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

Oh ok. Im working with very small room and trying to fit the toilet to have a 12" rough in between the wall and the drain hole. So Im trying to make that turn as small as possible. I will see if the long sweep 90 or two 45s will work. Inspector said I dont have a vent out in my house at all :D Maybe...
by greg1
Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

So I was also wondering is it OK to use a 90 degree bend in plumbing? I read somewhere it is a NO NO, but maybe it was referred to something else?
by greg1
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: plumbing clean out pipe
Replies: 39
Views: 1551

Re: plumbing clean out pipe

Thank you for the tips guys. Very helpful as always!