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Posted in thread: Basement Framing for HVAC on 01-12-2017 at 09:02 PM
So it sounds like a recently built house. You probably do have 2" x 2'(or 4') perimeter
insulation under the slab, so a sill sealer would work. IMHO, insulate the wood rims before
building the wall-...
Posted in thread: Basement Framing for HVAC on 01-09-2017 at 09:21 PM
IMHO, don't use any wet wood as you want to cover it before it can totally dry out... and tar
paper is not recommended under a bottom plate- it is from 5-30 perms, use some foil-faced 1/2"
rigid foam ...
Posted in thread: Choosing Composite Decking help on 09-01-2016 at 10:07 PM
Research your choices on the web;
Posted in thread: Crawl Space moisture problem on 09-01-2016 at 10:00 PM
"If you don't know enough to choose whose BS to believe the engineer is the only way to go.
"------ I agree with that. Especially just getting opinions from some of your sources rather
than facts (wit...
Posted in thread: Water drainage hole? on 09-01-2016 at 09:44 PM
The dark ones look like chestnut shells that squirrels have already eaten out, possibly washed
in from the exterior by the incoming water flow, same with the white (mold) ones. Did the rock
Posted in thread: Putting cinder block foundation in existing garage on 08-29-2016 at 10:13 PM
"You can lift 8 ft at a time by just putting studs under each rafter to the floor, 1/4 inch to
long hammer them into place "-------------------may want them under the lower top plate near
the rafter s...
Posted in thread: How do I replace cabinets with dishwasher? on 08-29-2016 at 10:01 PM
You may also need to ground the dishwasher/plug... I ran my DW across from the sink (6' away)
with the standard drain hose under the floor, in the crawlspace to hook it at the garbage
disposal outlet ...
Posted in thread: Structural Crack in Raised Slab on 08-27-2016 at 07:00 PM
I'm guessing they made the weeps at the bottom, right on the brick ledge in the concrete. As
you would be digging to that level to paint, add some membrane in front for drainage off the
brick face, wi...
Posted in thread: How do I replace cabinets with dishwasher? on 08-27-2016 at 01:43 PM
May require a trim board on each side to makeup the difference. Or install a custom made narrow
cookie sheet unit cabinet in corner. The drain/hot wtr supply usually go through the rear sides
of the o...
Posted in thread: Structural Crack in Raised Slab on 08-27-2016 at 01:33 PM
You are correct, I hope there are "weep" holes to let moisture out as I don't see any in the
picture with green algae growing on the mortar joints between bricks. As per diagram drawing,
the weep hole...