Last Activity:02-20-2015 5:24 PM
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Posted in thread: Bedroom I Floor Renovation on 02-20-2015 at 05:14 PM
So did you see if the floor will hold tile; the paint is from the original painter spilled
when painting the brand new drywall, before floor-coverings are installed- same as today...
Posted in thread: Concrete Block Exterior Walls for Bedrrom Remodel on 02-20-2015 at 05:00 PM
tk, with no insulation existing, any moisture coming through the block is evaporated away as it
forms, from the heated room. Problem with adding cavity insulation in a frame wall 1" away from
CMU is c...
Posted in thread: Moisture on 02-07-2015 at 08:57 AM
Welcome!The "ghosting" is caused by the warm studs against the cold outdoors, it also works the
other way (cold studs against warm indoors to collect dirt) - fig. 11;
Posted in thread: Header sizing help on 02-02-2015 at 07:43 PM
As said, depends on the attic loads and locations. Any purlins/struts holding up the roof
rafters above? Bottom chart; Welcome to the forum!Gary
Posted in thread: Mold on Interior of New roof on 02-02-2015 at 07:38 PM
Such a deal for your first post, welcome!OSB doesn't handle water well, Figs. 1a-c; asphalt
roof shingles are a -1 perm vapor barrier, panels can only dry to the interior- hence the mold.
Posted in thread: Drop Ceiling or Drywall ceiling in basement on 01-26-2015 at 06:03 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 05:59 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 05:43 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 09:17 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 01:12 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