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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-25-2012, 08:42 PM
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Posted By centaurette
Thanks GBR, but I'm not putting in any bedrooms. ...

Thanks GBR, but I'm not putting in any bedrooms. 3 is enough. :D Making a play area (to get all the toys and game consoles out of the dining and living rooms) and a small room where I can put my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-18-2012, 10:06 AM
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Posted By centaurette
Sorry for taking so long! Been dealing with a...

Sorry for taking so long! Been dealing with a possible dead pc after a power failure.

Anyway, AOMP, what do you mean by "rerun over the beam and between the joists"? In the pic, that is the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-02-2012, 10:52 AM
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Posted By centaurette
Main support beam question

We recently got our basement waterproofed. Now, we are getting ready to make plans to build a couple rooms with the support beam as the dividing line between the 2 rooms. My dilemma is this:
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 03-13-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,133
Posted By centaurette
I didn't know before, but now I'm guessing it...

I didn't know before, but now I'm guessing it is...at least about the stucco and concrete block. I don't know about the foam under the stucco.:o

The pic was taken with me standing on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 03-12-2012, 09:04 PM
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Posted By centaurette
Good idea. Lot of work though. Not looking...

Good idea. Lot of work though. Not looking forward to it. :( Anyway, as I was exploring more up in the side attic (since I was measuring the piping for the bath fan). I found this:

The first...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 03-09-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By centaurette
No. It's an Air King BF90 (I think) and it is...

No. It's an Air King BF90 (I think) and it is set up to be installed into a support bracket from underneath. Trying to get it in from above can only be done with lifting the arm of the bracket up...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 03-09-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,133
Posted By centaurette
Ok, got the bath fan in. Just have to hook up...

Ok, got the bath fan in. Just have to hook up the duct line, cut the hole to the outside, and put the vent cap on. I had to overcut the hole to fit the fan in due to the type of installation...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 03-07-2012, 08:39 AM
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Posted By centaurette
Wow! Lot of good information here!!

Thank you so much, guys! (And pics help immensely ;) thank you )

We already bought the bath exhaust fan so it'll be a matter of getting a warm spell so I can tolerate working in the attic. Lol ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 03-02-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,133
Posted By centaurette
Thank you...one small issue though

Our house doesn't have soffits...just the end board with rectangular holes with mesh over them (some evenly spaced and some grouped closer towards the corner of the house). I was thinking that we...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-29-2012, 10:18 PM
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Posted By centaurette
Much appreciated, nealtw! As I realize this is...

Much appreciated, nealtw! As I realize this is the cheapest place to start, the main issue is determining the correct venting and/or possibly TOO much venting in the attic. On windy days, the side...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-20-2012, 07:38 AM
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Posted By centaurette
Pics

Let me know if there's any more pics you'd like to see.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-18-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,133
Posted By centaurette
Almost forgot...

All the windows in the house were replaced with what seems to be cheaper double-hung replacement windows (done while the original owner was still alive and living here). Some of the windows in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-18-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,133
Posted By centaurette
Thanks!

Can do on the pics...will post them on my next day off which is Monday. :D Not sure about stopping the spinning. Seems my life is never complete without chaos! ;) And thank you for the warm...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-17-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,133
Posted By centaurette
Cape cod insulation question

Hi all,

I'm new and have read thru most of the forums but no one seems to have the exact scenario as us so I'm throwing this out there for some advice. It's a long read but I'm trying to paint a...
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