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DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-21-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,595
Posted By Hube
Nick13; Hard to give proper advice without...

Nick13; Hard to give proper advice without knowing what area you are in . If you are in a mean average winter area of, say zero degrees, then you may require additional insulation.Usually a thickness...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-08-2010, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,645
Posted By Hube
An attic area only needs insulation on the actual...

An attic area only needs insulation on the actual floor surface.
On an open type of attic with 1 floor the complete floor will be insulated.

On a 1-1/2 story, insulation is needed in the joist...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-08-2010, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,552
Posted By Hube
Chlanny; Seems to me it's a good plan. Go for...

Chlanny; Seems to me it's a good plan.
Go for it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-07-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,552
Posted By Hube
[QUOTE=Chlanny;40325]Hi Hube The joist area is...

[QUOTE=Chlanny;40325]Hi Hube
The joist area is already insulated but imo the contractor did a poor job of it. The vapour barrier is either torn or coming away from the accoustical sealant already...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 02-06-2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,552
Posted By Hube
Chlanny; Are you saying the FACE of the studs are...

Chlanny; Are you saying the FACE of the studs are going to be 6" away from the wall which would make the rear of the stud approx 2 1/2" from the concrete wall? I would hope that it 's not 6" from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-01-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,325
Posted By Hube
You say there is a vapor barrier on the face of...

You say there is a vapor barrier on the face of the concrete wall AND also on the face of the studs.? Are you SURE it is a vapor barrier and not a MOISTURE barrier on the concrete?
A moisture...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-07-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,436
Posted By Hube
moggy . It would seem that you have adequate...

moggy . It would seem that you have adequate venting for the attic.
If by chance you do get some major ice damming, then you should look at the insulation to see if it is covering all the surface...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-06-2009, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,436
Posted By Hube
moggy; proper attic ventilation has to have air...

moggy; proper attic ventilation has to have air entering at the LOWEST point (soffits) and exiting at the HIGHEST point on the foof (either by a continuous ridge vent or near the peak mushroom type...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-06-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,690
Posted By Hube
[QUOTE=Nestor_Kelebay;34860]What exactly is the...

[QUOTE=Nestor_Kelebay;34860]What exactly is the purpose of having a moisture barrier outside of the studs?

Is it to prevent moisture from getting into the wooden stud wall system?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-05-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,920
Posted By Hube
A # 1 spruce 12x8 joist (@ 16" o.c.) will...

A # 1 spruce 12x8 joist (@ 16" o.c.) will support only up to a 12'-6" span for living areas of up to 40 lbs per sq ft.
These existing joists you have (even tho they are a full 2x8 in size) are not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-12-2009, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,364
Posted By Hube
the MAIN CAUSES for water entering a basement...

the MAIN CAUSES for water entering a basement are;*
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* no perimeter footing tiles (weepers) (This is most important)

* improper grading that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-21-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,867
Posted By Hube
I assume this is a exterior wall since you are...

I assume this is a exterior wall since you are using a vapor barrier. As InspectorD suggested, just take the vb down to the floor.
The tub will be then installed against the vb without any cutting.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-28-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,004
Posted By Hube
Not only are roof vents needed but also soffit...

Not only are roof vents needed but also soffit vents are needed. Air enters into the soffits and then exits out the high vents.
note; You can NEVER have too much ventilation in an attic area as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-24-2009, 06:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,163
Posted By Hube
You would be best to remove this stupid...

You would be best to remove this stupid arrangement and install a couple of 90 elbows.Depending on the overall length of this run it may be somewhat restrictive if over 20 ft, but at least this "z"...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-23-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,738
Posted By Hube
If I know the heat loss has been calculated...

If I know the heat loss has been calculated correctly by using up to date heat loss/gain methods and also having the proper design temperature for the area, I like to have approx 10 % added.
In your...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-22-2009, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,738
Posted By Hube
A 40,000 input furnace @ 90 % efficiency will...

A 40,000 input furnace @ 90 % efficiency will give an output of 36000.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-15-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,983
Posted By Hube
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well, naturally you have to look at the situation from above AND below before ever drilling any holes.:cool:
By simply using a tape...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-15-2009, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,983
Posted By Hube
Frst, a word of CAUTION; DO NOTdrill from the...

Frst, a word of CAUTION; DO NOTdrill from the bottom up, it can cause splinters that the register flange may not cover.

Pencil the size required on the finished floor(from above)
then, from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-10-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,407
Posted By Hube
if the ceiling is strapped at 12" or 16" centers,...

if the ceiling is strapped at 12" or 16" centers, then 3/8" will do.
But if the centers are 24" THEN IT WILL EVENTUALLY SAG
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-04-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,042
Posted By Hube
For a ducted forced air system to perform...

For a ducted forced air system to perform properly and efficiently, there must be adequate RETURN air coming into the unit in order to get the proper amount of SUPPLY air out.
Cutting off this one...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-31-2009, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,042
Posted By Hube
Peter; you say there are still 2 returns on the...

Peter; you say there are still 2 returns on the second floor.
but how many returns are on the main floor?
What size is the duct/passage from these returns?

also, what amount of supply air is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-28-2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,512
Posted By Hube
Jdough; Getting a hvac pro in to look at the...

Jdough; Getting a hvac pro in to look at the problem is what I MENTIONED A FEW REPLYS AGO.
And the suggestion you made to increase the supply air into basement is faulty because when you increase...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-25-2009, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,512
Posted By Hube
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By installing a return or two in the basement, it will make the basement's supply air stronger, thus 'slightly' pressurizing the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-23-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,512
Posted By Hube
Wariarr; In order to get air OUT (supply) there...

Wariarr; In order to get air OUT (supply) there has to be air IN (return) The reason the outside air is coming in is because since you have no return in the basement the only way for the supply to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-22-2009, 08:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,512
Posted By Hube
Wariar; That "U" shaped pipe coming in from the...

Wariar; That "U" shaped pipe coming in from the ouside is for combustion(make-up) purpose only.Because of it's "U" shape, it should only admit air from the outside whenever the burner requires it....
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