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06-13-18, 05:59 PM
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Posted By LogiVap

Sorry for the delay in responding. I also...

Sorry for the delay in responding.

I also live in Minnesota (Hey Tolyn).

I did some other work in the house. Path is a little more clear at this point.

At this point I think I can...
06-03-18, 01:24 PM
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Views: 792
Posted By LogiVap

It is here. Pretty much the only thing anybody...

It is here. Pretty much the only thing anybody ever uses, new construction and otherwise.
06-03-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 792
Posted By LogiVap

New Copper Gas Line

I need to get a copper gas line to the third floor of my house to run a kitchen oven/stove. I have a chase from the 3rd floor to the basement, so I was planning on using 5/8" soft copper.

At the...
03-31-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By LogiVap

Thanks Airman. I've been picking away at...

Thanks Airman.

I've been picking away at the remodel. Leaning towards baseboards, because I have plenty of available electricity, and they're so affordable (to buy at least). But still interested...
03-31-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By LogiVap

Thanks everybody. I sent it into a lab. Had...

Thanks everybody.

I sent it into a lab. Had a few other questionable materials in the same room. I've exposed myself to plenty of horrors, and it's never too late to stop. Testing was cheap.
03-24-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By LogiVap

According to google, Celotex has made a lot of...

According to google, Celotex has made a lot of products over the years. And was sued into bankruptcy for asbestos issues. Ish.

Does anybody out there know more about that, or the product in my...
03-24-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By LogiVap

Does anybody know what this is?

Doing some work on the third floor of my house. House is about 100 years old. Not sure when the third floor was finished. Many of the walls are not drywall. They are covered in some kind of board,...
03-24-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By LogiVap

Thanks Airman. I was just in Europe, and...

Thanks Airman.

I was just in Europe, and everybody had mini splits. I thought they were great. My biggest concern with them in this context is the exterior mounting. It would be difficult on this...
03-20-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By LogiVap

Baseboard Heating Calculations

Hey Forum,

I live in Minnesota. Obviously it's cold. The third floor of my house is finished. It used to be an apartment many years ago. According to previous owner, the problem was with the...
Replies: 2
Views: 759
Posted By LogiVap

Thanks for the previous reply. I had to...

Thanks for the previous reply.

I had to send the tub back because I found it was dented. So I'm just getting around to the install now.

After I lay the bed and install the tub, do I want to...
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Views: 466
Posted By LogiVap

Tub Install - second of two simple questions

Installing a 30x60 soaker tub. It came with a tiling flange. The flange is 3/8" thick.

Instructions say to drive a screw or nail into the stud above the tiling flange. Sounds good. But since it's...
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Views: 759
Posted By LogiVap

Tub Install - first of two simple questions

Thanks in advance!

I'm installing an acrylic tub. Ordinary 30x60 soaker, no jets or anything. Instructions call for a bed of mortar beneath the tub. A few years ago I installed an acrylic shower...
02-14-16, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By LogiVap

The house sagged in the middle about 1 3/4". I...

The house sagged in the middle about 1 3/4". I tore up the floor in the bathroom and sistered the joists so that they were level, but I did not change the floor in the hallway. So now, the bathroom...
02-14-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By LogiVap

Yeah, I get that. I've got height transitions in...

Yeah, I get that. I've got height transitions in other parts of my house. Nearly 2" is a little more than I was anticipating, but I can live with it.

I was just wondering if there was a way I...
02-13-16, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By LogiVap

I shouldve been more clear. The slope in the...

I shouldve been more clear. The slope in the house is towards the hallway. I leveled the floor in the bathroom with the sistered joists. So now when I build up the new subfloor, it will be higher...
02-13-16, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By LogiVap

Subfloor Specifics

This type of question has been asked and answered frequently, but with so many variables, I just want to be clear.

In another post, I mentioned I was sistering all of my floor joists because of a...
02-06-16, 06:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,990
Posted By LogiVap

Yeah I put quite a bit of blocking/support...

Yeah I put quite a bit of blocking/support underneath the wall.

Thanks for the help. I'll start on those blocks. Guess I'll lay the floor next weekend and not tomorrow. :)
02-06-16, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,990
Posted By LogiVap

When you say you would definately add blocking...

When you say you would definately add blocking for tile, are you referring to the mid span blocking I've already installed?

Or are you saying I should go ahead and install the blocking at the ends...
02-06-16, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,990
Posted By LogiVap

Good ol fashioned 2x10s, sistered with good ol...

Good ol fashioned 2x10s, sistered with good ol fashioned 2x10s. I fastened them with adhesive, bolts and nails.
02-06-16, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,990
Posted By LogiVap

This was done because the floor was crooked, so I...

This was done because the floor was crooked, so I sistered the joists and made them level. The eventual finished floor will likely be tile.

The span is about 14, and the sisters are 10', so...
02-06-16, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,990
Posted By LogiVap

Blocking for new subfloor?

I took out my previous subfloor down to the joists, sistered the joists, and am preparing to lay the new subfloor.

Question: Should I install blocking between the joists, at both ends? The...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-20-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,072
Posted By LogiVap

I'll have a look at that manual, thanks for the...

I'll have a look at that manual, thanks for the link.

In the meantime, I woke up this morning and heard rushing water in the basement. Went downstairs, and water was pouring out of the water...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-19-16, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,072
Posted By LogiVap

Did I stump the panel? :)

Did I stump the panel?

:)
Forum: Water Heaters
01-17-16, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,072
Posted By LogiVap

It is a Richmond Encore Model RMTG95DVN

It is a Richmond Encore

Model RMTG95DVN
Forum: Water Heaters
01-17-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,072
Posted By LogiVap

"nothing comes out" referring to no water at all....

"nothing comes out" referring to no water at all.

The unit has power. The thermostat panel is lit up and I've heard the exhaust come on when I plug it back in.

If i turn the unit off and then...
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