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Posted in thread: Drop Ceiling or Drywall ceiling in basement on 01-26-2015 at 07:03 PM
Any gas fittings in the ceiling you need to leave access for?Gary
Posted in thread: clearing attic bracing on 01-26-2015 at 06:59 PM
Big difference in attic framing terms.... collar ties are used in a "stick built"
rafter/ceiling joist system- the collar ties for wind uplift of the ridge; do not remove them
esp. if live on the Coas...
Posted in thread: Vapor Barriers in Phoenix? on 01-26-2015 at 06:43 PM
Welcome to the forums! No other options, IMO;Under 2006 IBC; and flashing, as said above;
1405.15 Fiber cement siding.Fiber cement siding complying with Section 1404.10 shall be
permitted on exter...
Posted in thread: Second Story Bathroom Vents Not Ducted Outside on 12-21-2014 at 10:17 PM
I understand venting an attic is mainly to remove excess moisture, but why would one vent a
bathroom fan in an active passive soffit.... the moist air will catch in the positive air
stream coming up t...
Posted in thread: Stains keep appearing in drywall on 12-20-2014 at 02:12 PM
And make sure the insulation and any vapor barrier- if required is intact as that may be the
problem; cold drywall + warm moisture= wet spots, especially at the exterior wall/ceiling
Posted in thread: Second Story Bathroom Vents Not Ducted Outside on 12-20-2014 at 02:03 PM
Forgot my link to "not soffit- if active vents there;"M1501.1 Outdoor discharge.The air removed
by every mechanical exhaust system shall be discharged to the outdoors in accordance with
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