Last Activity:12-19-2014 11:06 PM
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Posted in thread: Grading + Drainage + Sidewalk on 12-19-2014 at 11:57 PM
If a brick foundation, you may be fine except the windows are not "siding, sheathing or
framing", #5; I don't know how close they are allowed, the wood in-fill window can be 2" if
slab joint is fill...
Posted in thread: Second Story Bathroom Vents Not Ducted Outside on 12-19-2014 at 11:43 PM
Extra moisture in an attic is never good. Many good points given, I will add my thoughts.
Insulate, as said and more importantly; vapor barrier plastic wrap (FG is not a vapor/air
barrier) the ducting...
Posted in thread: Basement Insulation/Ceiling Joist on 12-17-2014 at 04:50 PM
Welcome to the forum, NoverMYhead!Insofast has been discussed many times.... here is info I
posted elsewhere;But why use such a product compared to rigid foam board sheeting.... unless it
is way cheap...
Posted in thread: Hello Everyone on 12-16-2014 at 12:40 PM
Welcome! Glad to meet you, partake; enjoy!Gary
Posted in thread: Best way to fix cracked drywall seams in garage? on 12-16-2014 at 12:37 PM
Many times in an unheated garage, the warm moist air --from wet ground/vehicle/lower siding
(from splash-back) will rise to the ceiling from pressure/temperature differences of air in
attic vs. garage...
Posted in thread: Adding support to floor on 12-06-2014 at 10:30 PM
We can help better with;1. location-state,county2. beam size/span3. joist size/span---- a
drawing would help....4x4 post works with a 4x wide beam above. Appears you have a post/beam
floor system (lac...
Posted in thread: Replacing Garage Ceiling Joists? on 12-06-2014 at 09:54 PM
"Vertical cracks"--- in the vertical web members? Or in the horizontal bottom chord
member---(which would be a horizontal crack)... picture would be helpful. A plywood gusset on
sides would repair a g...
Posted in thread: Is there a maximum R value for insulating on 12-06-2014 at 09:49 PM
jj, if still around..... others touched on it, cost vs. value. What is it worth to get that
last 2%? did we get the R-values "needed" for our
Posted in thread: Enclosing a covered patio on 12-06-2014 at 09:40 PM
Any new addition or "use change" from a patio to living space most likely requires a permit,
just as you got one for the patio roof. Liability of damage from the new walls, moisture
through the existi...
Posted in thread: Repair stilt home post. on 01-15-2014 at 10:40 PM
"It is quite a serviceable joint for all general purposes, such as shed or garage building
where fairly heavy timbers are used.""------------ from post #9. All about liability- use an SE
or local AHJ....