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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....


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