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DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-29-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By RedBaron
Ice forms about 6" below the vent on top of the...

Ice forms about 6" below the vent on top of the shingles. Pipe is about as short as you can get and fan is slightly closer to the centre of the house. Vent is at a very low part of the attic so the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-28-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By RedBaron
Roof leak, Exhaust vent for bathroom fan

The last two years I have had water come in due to ice damming under the roof vent from the bathroom exhaust fan. I looked all over the internet and can't seem to find anything on how to prevent...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-22-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
Posted By RedBaron
Window

Here is another thing I have a problem with . I can't see this being acceptable. But would like to know what others think

This is the same house. The window was put in the wrong place and I told...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-11-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
Posted By RedBaron
First off thanks for all the information helps...

First off thanks for all the information helps when dealing with the builder

Another question how high above the door should a header be or better question how high is it allowed to be over the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-10-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
Posted By RedBaron
Don't have many pictures but here is one from a...

Don't have many pictures but here is one from a few days earlier. That small section between joists is just covered with a thin strip of OSB only crossing those two studs. There is a bedroom over the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-09-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
Posted By RedBaron
Not really worried about an extra stud but the...

Not really worried about an extra stud but the drywall seams won't work out since 16" centres won't carry down the wall. Plus it's more a question on workmanship. I think its poor workmanship I want...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-09-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
Posted By RedBaron
Framing Wall - Poor Workmanship or Acceptable Practise

I have a new house being built and I think the framing on the garage wall is poorly done. When complaining I was told by the developer that nobody guarantees 16" on centre studs. Which is fine due to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-12-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By RedBaron
By looking and feeling around I can't seem to...

By looking and feeling around I can't seem to find any evidence of sill sealer, house was built in the 1974 don't know what they used back then or if they even did that back then.

The driveway is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-09-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By RedBaron
There is fibreglass insulation (Roxul) stuffed in...

There is fibreglass insulation (Roxul) stuffed in all the joist spaces vapour barrier carriers up from behind the drywall and covers the insulation. It is exactly the same through out the entire...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-09-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By RedBaron
Frost on top of foundation

I have frost on the top of my foundation wall in the basement. I have read some things about using a spray foam to get rid of this, which is what I probably will do. I just can't figure out what...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-22-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,599
Posted By RedBaron
Not that I am an expert on drainage or anything...

Not that I am an expert on drainage or anything but I think the biggest problem is the hollows of the cinder block filling up with water, without drainage holes in the bottom of the blocks the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-19-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,599
Posted By RedBaron
This kind of seepage is happening to my brother....

This kind of seepage is happening to my brother. Apparently it's a common problem with older homes in Southern Ontario. The guy that came to quote a repair said the only way to fix it from the inside...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-19-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By RedBaron
Kitchen sink is just off to the left and the...

Kitchen sink is just off to the left and the drain vent is pretty much straight up from the stained area, makes me think the shrouding around where the vent exits though the roof is damaged and I am...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-17-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By RedBaron
Nothing splashes there that I could think of and...

Nothing splashes there that I could think of and no water that I can see from above on the outside of the house.
Would the likely cause be water finding it way in from the roof? Water from below...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-17-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,655
Posted By RedBaron
Stain on Wall of home concrete

Anyone know what could cause this on side of a house?


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