Last Activity:08-17-2011 8:28 PM
Posted in thread: Hole in sheathing under vinyl siding at outside outlet on 08-17-2011 at 10:05 AM
For these electricians, that is right. A few seconds of cutting would have saved me hours, and
avoided the horrible air infiltration this house had before I got back to fixing this.Since
then, I have ...
Posted in thread: Hole in sheathing under vinyl siding at outside outlet on 07-10-2011 at 08:48 PM
I could not settle for the foam solution alone. The first picture is what I found after taking
off one piece of siding. It shows how well someone's hammer works. The sheathing had vapor
barrier on the...
Posted in thread: "Sloppy" valve needs turns to flow on 04-17-2011 at 08:04 PM
The hot valve in one bathroom faucet requires 1 1/4 turns before the water starts to flow, and
another 1/2 turn to get medium flow. The cold water valve gives good flow at 1/4 turn. I have
had both ap...
Posted in thread: Can I run electrical under concrete slab without cutting a trench on 03-30-2011 at 10:28 PM
Is the kitchen tile floor really on a concrete slab? No framing and crawlspace under there?
Posted in thread: Underground Wire to Shed with Concrete Floor on 03-26-2011 at 10:24 PM
I am starting to think about building an equipment shed with a concrete floor and expect to
want to dig a trench to run electric wires. Would it be standard to assemble the conduit with
an elbow to be...
Posted in thread: Outdoor underground wire on 03-26-2011 at 10:03 PM
How should underground wire penetrate the house wall below ground? What I found was UF wire
sealed in the composite concrete block heading out to the yard totally unprotected. I carefully
dug it up an...
Posted in thread: Attic condensate drain-via walls? on 11-08-2010 at 08:29 PM
I reconsidered combining the drain lines. I sent the heat pump condensate drain down through
PVC in the interior wall, and separately the overflow pan drain out to the soffit (not the
gutter any longe...
Posted in thread: Makingcantilevered floor impenetrable on 11-08-2010 at 08:12 PM
There was no plywood. There were just loosely fitting aluminum siding pieces below the
cantilevered joists covering a 10' by 2' area, and then basement. I am sure I was getting tens
of cubic feet of a...
Posted in thread: Makingcantilevered floor impenetrable on 10-26-2010 at 09:04 PM
Once I got the aluminum siding pieces out, I noticed there was space for a 1/2" pressure
treated plywood above the siding. One 8' by 2' piece with a corner cut off at 45 degrees and a
2' by 2' right t...
Posted in thread: Attic condensate drain-via walls? on 09-18-2010 at 08:14 AM
I have PVC pipe down through the wall but unconnected. The gutter was just replaced, so I lost
that drain, and now I must finish this. I can connect to the main drain stack at the basement