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Thank you for replying. But I see that OSB doesnt...

Thank you for replying. But I see that OSB doesnt hold nails well in terms of nailing hardwood to an OSB board? As far as the price goes, OSB would definitely be a much cheaper option.
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Sub floor thickness for new hard wood floor

Hi everyone,

I have ripped out old oak hard wood flooring with an intent to replace it with new hard wood. My house is 1960s, so the original sub floor is made of 5 inch wide and around 3/4 of an...
05-09-17, 01:51 PM
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Posted By curiousmind

It would actually be 29" oc, i am afraid that the...

It would actually be 29" oc, i am afraid that the 5/8 drywall will sag with time. Any other options you guys can suggest in this situation, keeping in mind the head room? Thanks
05-05-17, 11:20 AM
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Framing around duct work - seeking advise

Hi guys,

Have a question here on framing around duct work in the basement (see attached photos). My issue here is that I can only install the soffit ladders on 2 sides of the duct work, one...
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Posted By curiousmind

skaggsjel, Unfortunately not practical at...

skaggsjel,

Unfortunately not practical at all in my situation given the design of the duct work and framing configurations. In my opinion, having return at the base board level in the opposite...
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Round or rectangular air diffusers in the basement ceiling

Hello,

Have a questions concerning what type of air diffuser to use in my situation. I am finishing a basement with an entertainment room and 2 additional bedrooms. Duct work is up in the floor...
02-24-17, 07:20 AM
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Posted By curiousmind

CarbideTipped - Thank you for your response. ...

CarbideTipped - Thank you for your response.

Last night I made the crack wider with a chisel and applied hydraulic cement all over it. It was pretty tricky using this stuff, specially mixing it...
02-23-17, 09:08 AM
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Posted By curiousmind

Thank you for your advice. So I think the major...

Thank you for your advice. So I think the major problem in my case is the fact that the previous owner built a large deck along the back of the house (where this leak is happening), and did not slope...
02-23-17, 07:14 AM
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Posted By curiousmind

Leak through the crack in foundation

I have a question regarding a proper way to stop a leak through a crack in the poured concrete foundation wall. The house is from 1960s so as expected I had few cracks in my foundation. Back in the...
02-01-17, 11:50 AM
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Posted By curiousmind

Thank you for your responses. Yes, the...

Thank you for your responses.

Yes, the house is 60s construction so the service pipe is 5/8 copper, they don't even sell those anymore. This is why I would like to expand to 3/4 pex because the...
01-31-17, 07:41 AM
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Posted By curiousmind

Sizing water pipes to and from hot water tank

Hi guys!

I am running new pipes in the basement before I close all walls with drywall.

Right now I have the following set up:
5/8 copper service to a 5/8 water meter, down to 1/2 copper after...
01-24-17, 07:46 AM
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Posted By curiousmind

Once again, thank you for all of your suggestions...

Once again, thank you for all of your suggestions guys.

So what I gather from all of this is that I can install another 100AMP panel with the master breaker on it and feed it with a 100amp...
01-23-17, 01:29 PM
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Posted By curiousmind

ibpooks and Bill190, Thanks for your...

ibpooks and Bill190,

Thanks for your suggestions. I am yet to find a 100 AMP subpanel, but I was wondering if it is possible to get another 100 AMP panel, which has the main breaker on it, and...
01-23-17, 08:58 AM
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Posted By curiousmind

What size of sub panel do I need?

Hi all,

I have a question regarding electrical panels.

I am currently building a secondary dwelling unit (SDU) in the basement of my house. I am thinking of putting all SDU circuits on a...
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Installing and sizing ducts for added basement rooms

I am building up a basement in my house - putting in an entertainment area, two bedrooms and a new bathroom. I live in Ottawa, Ontario, and my house is a single storey, brick bungalow built in the...
11-25-16, 09:40 AM
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Posted By curiousmind

Thank you all for your response. To answer...

Thank you all for your response.

To answer to your question re blown in insulation after the walls were in place, I am not sure if this is the case, I bought this house this past May so I have no...
11-21-16, 02:22 PM
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Yes, so I did some more research and it is a Rock...

Yes, so I did some more research and it is a Rock lath with plaster board on it. They were installed in panels 16" by 4' in size hence I am seeing so many joints connections. I haven't decided what I...
11-03-16, 07:55 PM
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Posted By curiousmind

I am really now debating what to do about these...

I am really now debating what to do about these ceilings. I have cut into it and measured the thickness of the drywall, its 5/8 thick but looks like it consists of two layers of different size...
11-02-16, 12:16 PM
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Posted By curiousmind

Thank you all for providing a quick reply. ...

Thank you all for providing a quick reply.

Here are the answers to your questions:

1) The ceiling joists are spaced 16" OC.
2) This is a bungalow so, above the ceiling is the attic.
3) The...
11-02-16, 08:54 AM
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Posted By curiousmind

Repairing saggy drywall on ceiling and walls

Hey guys,

Doing few renovations to my 1960s home, and came across a dilemma regarding what looks like "saggy" drywall on the ceiling and some on the wall as well, pictures attached below. One of...
10-20-16, 11:55 AM
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Posted By curiousmind

Thank you for such a prompt response. Yes,...

Thank you for such a prompt response.

Yes, the new grounding wire will connect to the copper pipe which comes right before the meter from the concrete slab. The jumper cable wont be necessary...
10-20-16, 08:47 AM
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Posted By curiousmind

Grounding electrical panel to the copper pipe

Hello,

I am planning on doing some electrical work in the basement of my house. Upon inspecting my electrical panel (EP) and the main shut off panel with the fuses, which is separate from the EP,...
10-03-16, 02:54 PM
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Posted By curiousmind

Removal of the Load Bearing Wall - Calculating Dead and Live load of the Roof

Hey guys,

I have a question regarding load calculations for proper beam size in order remove a load bearing wall.

Here is some context: I live in Ottawa, Ontario, my house is a 1960s, single...
09-07-16, 11:34 AM
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Posted By curiousmind

Are you just looking to install cold air returns...

Are you just looking to install cold air returns or both? If you only need a cold air return, you can achieve that by tapping into your existing cold air return duct, and run it in between the two...
08-22-16, 09:31 AM
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Views: 720
Posted By curiousmind

Nothing have changed, asides from adding more...

Nothing have changed, asides from adding more rigid foam insulation up against concrete extrerior wall. Though, I have looked at different pictures and description on google, and it looks very much...
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