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09-07-20, 06:33 AM
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Posted By Astoriajeff

Quick addendum: had my test a week or so ago. ...

Quick addendum:
had my test a week or so ago.
sort of a disaster.
its been a little while since I was doing my initial tests on dwv, during that time Ive been using the system.
come the day of...
07-02-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Astoriajeff

Nail protection plates on top, bottom plates

I am wondering if people use nail protection plates on the top and bottom plates, and the fire blocking, in addition to the studs.
I. Using the 1.5x3 nail stop plates on the studs where I have...
06-27-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Astoriajeff

I retried this morning, although instead of...

I retried this morning, although instead of sealing all the outlets at the beginning, I went a different route.
I started with the main 3 plug above my lowest cleanout.
then I started filling the...
06-26-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Astoriajeff

Thanks for the reply. its on septic, but same...

Thanks for the reply.
its on septic, but same should apply.
im using a cherne 3 test ball plug just above my lowest...
06-26-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By Astoriajeff

Dwv pressure testing

so I finally got around to testing my dwv system.
im hoping to do a rough in inspection with the town in the next week or so.
anyway, I was going the water testing route.
i plugged all the drains...
05-18-20, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 126
Posted By Astoriajeff

3 drain after p trap for clothes washer?

I recently had my framing inspection and the inspector was sort of glancing at my plumbing and electrical work while we walked through the house.
in the basement he said that my 2 drain pipe was...
12-09-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Astoriajeff

Looking more closely, the base is probably 1x10s,...

Looking more closely, the base is probably 1x10s, with it being close to a full 1” thick, and looks to be a 3/8” plywood on top.
I would probably remove the plywood, and screw down the planks, then...
12-09-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By Astoriajeff

Fastening double subfloor

So i have replaced all the joists under my kitchen already.
The subfloor layers seem to be in reasonable condition, but the joists had problems.
Anyway, i now need to attach the subfloor to the...
09-26-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Astoriajeff

Thanks for the comments. Thats basically what I...

Thanks for the comments. Thats basically what I thought. I guess a bathroom isnt quite similar enough to store prepare, or eat food.
Thanks again.
09-25-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Astoriajeff

Non-required circuit

I am planning circuits for my renovation and I have a question about sharing circuits between the kitchen and bathroom.

At present in the kitchen I have the required two 20-amp small...
09-03-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Astoriajeff

Thanks to everyone for the replies. Yes, Im...

Thanks to everyone for the replies.
Yes, Im planning on having the panel with the breaker at the bottom, so for me, as short as possible would work out to be about 2.5 feet, although I will...
08-30-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By Astoriajeff

Upgrading/moving panel meter

So I am upgrading my electric service to 200 amps from 100, but to do so I need to move the meter and panel to the laundry room, which is down to the bare studs and sheathing at the moment.
Im...
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Astoriajeff

Thanks for the replies. I started out intending...

Thanks for the replies.
I started out intending to do traditional cans, but even the lower profile models at my Lowes/HD were too tall for the space as I have several pieces of lumber in the attic...
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Astoriajeff

Led downlights wiring

Im renovating a house, basically a gut job.
Id like to use these narrow led downlights that Im seeing more and more, rather than can lights.
My concern is about the size of the junction box....
08-04-17, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Astoriajeff

On second thought, using a joist hanger at the...

On second thought, using a joist hanger at the band joist, above a foundation wall may not even be necessary.
08-04-17, 01:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 535
Posted By Astoriajeff

Joist hanger fastener

So I'm replacing a floor joist while I'm also replacing a section of band joist. The band joist is perpendicular to the floor joist.
I'm planning on using a joist hanger on both ends of the new...
06-29-17, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By Astoriajeff

Just to close the loop on this. I called the...

Just to close the loop on this.
I called the inspector and he was pretty cool about this.
He Said I didn't need to do a sill plate if there wasn't one already there for the reasons mentioned in...
06-22-17, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By Astoriajeff

Yes, I got a permit. Had to make it legit for a...

Yes, I got a permit. Had to make it legit for a number of reasons.
06-21-17, 10:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By Astoriajeff

Hi XSleeper, Thanks for the response. That's...

Hi XSleeper,
Thanks for the response. That's pretty much how I figure the situation as well.
I plan on asking, as I've already dug out half the cement porch that was sitting in front of the...
06-21-17, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By Astoriajeff

No sill plate? Will inspector make me add one?

I am repairing a house built in the 60s that I recently bought. I'm in Western North Carolina.
The front wall has lots of termite damage, which I feel shouldn't be too bad to do.
I'm also planning...
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