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08-04-20, 12:15 PM
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Posted By Bud9051

Sorry Fred, didn't read your post. Apology if...

Sorry Fred, didn't read your post. Apology if I'm repeating.

I see the blow out is near the valve. A common mistake is not pushing the valve up inside the tire allowing the tire to seat better...
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By Bud9051

Hi Paul, just following along. You said...

Hi Paul, just following along.

You said "There were some numbers from AZ or NM showing attic temp close to 170F....and the claim that no amount of regular approach to insulating would be able to...
02-17-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By Bud9051

When filling joist bays as full as possible out...

When filling joist bays as full as possible out over the exterior walls it is important to have those baffles that were mentioned. Some come with a tail or flap that installs down over the end of...
02-17-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,396
Posted By Bud9051

Didn't read the entire thread but did see a...

Didn't read the entire thread but did see a concern about the kraft facing.. New science is not very concerned about a vapor barrier layer (don't see your location) and once air sealed the paint...
Replies: 9
Views: 618
Posted By Bud9051

When was the house built? On really cold days...

When was the house built?
On really cold days do you get a lot of condensation on your windows. That is a real world indicator of a tighter home, dripping wet.

No excess condensation and no...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By Bud9051

Only concern would be a penetration between the...

Only concern would be a penetration between the house and garage, fire and CO issues, code as well.

As far as moisture I agree with Norm, not a problem.

Bud
11-22-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By Bud9051

Hi cw, note I said "Water and moisture vapor". A...

Hi cw, note I said "Water and moisture vapor". A wet basement is associated with the liquid water, however moisture vapor can pass right through a foundation. That black coating we often see on the...
11-12-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 606
Posted By Bud9051

Building a fence strong enough to support the...

Building a fence strong enough to support the gator just means he might be able to get in. Shifting your focus to a fence a gator is unlikely to climb, like vertical pickets, might be more secure. ...
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Views: 448
Posted By Bud9051

Did the inspector just look down from the top? ...

Did the inspector just look down from the top? If he lowered a camera he could have told you.

Check renting a snake camera to locate it from the top.

Did the inspection tell you if the brick...
10-31-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By Bud9051

Hi ed, insulation by itself will do little to...

Hi ed, insulation by itself will do little to raise humidity, but you are looking in the right direction. Along with extra insulation the number one energy improvement is air sealing. The low...
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By Bud9051

You haven't told us where you live. As air exits...

You haven't told us where you live. As air exits outside air must enter to replace it. Example, on a rainy day you would be flooding that garage with lots of moisture. Same in other climate...
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Bud9051

You know you can trust them and have a good idea...

You know you can trust them and have a good idea as to the work they do, good contractor to have access to. Talking to them is a good plan and whatever they quote will probably be justified.

Bud
09-24-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 504
Posted By Bud9051

What have you done to prevent the basement area...

What have you done to prevent the basement area from getting cold, ie insulation and air sealing? If most of the basement walls are below grade they are not losing a lot of heat. Air leakage at the...
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Views: 411
Posted By Bud9051

Be sure to double check the final height you need...

Be sure to double check the final height you need as when you try to stand it up the high corner swings a bit higher. many carpenters have discovered geometry when that happens.

Bud
09-08-19, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,246
Posted By Bud9051

This...

This...
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Views: 1,661
Posted By Bud9051

I got the lecture years ago from a good friend...

I got the lecture years ago from a good friend that worked in our company machine shop, you need the right drill for the material you are drilling.

I didn't hear any comments about the angle of...
08-16-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 649
Posted By Bud9051

Had one a few years ago and used Sevin Dust. ...

Had one a few years ago and used Sevin Dust. They walked through it when exiting and never got airborne. I did mine during the day, just tossed a half cup full on top of the hole and got out of...
08-05-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By Bud9051

Old nest inside walls and attics is expected. I...

Old nest inside walls and attics is expected. I had to deal with some wasps deep inside my soffit. Built a delivery tube I could load with 7-dust and used compressed air to blast it into their...
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Views: 779
Posted By Bud9051

Foil tape or duct mastic is often used to seal...

Foil tape or duct mastic is often used to seal all junctions and seams in ducting, especially when those leak areas are outside the conditioned living space. If this area is conditioned then...
07-16-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bud9051

They need to eat so they are traveling outside of...

They need to eat so they are traveling outside of feeding somewhere inside, for now I'm assuming mice or rats. Seal up all food sources inside especially any dog food that is left out for long...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By Bud9051

Not a pro but they have wax-less seals that...

Not a pro but they have wax-less seals that should avoid the mess of installing and removing a wax seal. Otherwise for temporary use I see no problem. Remember, not a pro.

Bud
Replies: 8
Views: 1,670
Posted By Bud9051

If nails are too short they are a pain to hold as...

If nails are too short they are a pain to hold as you hit them, and I do mean pain.

Easiest would be to add a layer of 1" rigid foam on the inside where protection is needed. Loose fit and can be...
Replies: 5
Views: 992
Posted By Bud9051

I have a basic Husqvarna 48"(?) and when i try to...

I have a basic Husqvarna 48"(?) and when i try to dip down over a little slope I have ended up dragging the back of the machine sideways to find some traction to get back to level. And I mean...
05-25-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 841
Posted By Bud9051

First, moisture issues come in 2 forms, liquid...

First, moisture issues come in 2 forms, liquid water and moisture vapor. The liquid is obvious as you see wet areas. But moisture vapor is constantly passing through those blocks. The reason it...
05-17-19, 10:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By Bud9051

Hi gps and welcome to the forum. ...

Hi gps and welcome to the forum.

Unfortunately I can't help with either the moisture issue or the stairs but will add a link for information....
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