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01-05-17, 07:30 PM
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Posted By NWGraham

You spend about double what I spend to heat my...

You spend about double what I spend to heat my home, but not knowing the size of your home, its age, your charge per kilowatt hour, or the temperature in Pennsylvania, I can't compare much. But in...
05-23-16, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,878
Posted By NWGraham

Stucco meets wood - how to caulk

1. Every year I scrape out and caulk the narrow gap where my stucco siding meets the wood trim of my window. And every year the caulking separates from the stucco and I need to redo my work. What...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,948
Posted By NWGraham

With my limited experience, I vote "yes" to...

With my limited experience, I vote "yes" to gutter guards. I had both gutters and gutter guards installed on my house five years ago and have not had any problems with them.

I don't know how...
11-01-15, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,507
Posted By NWGraham

I'm just a homeowner and am not able to answer...

I'm just a homeowner and am not able to answer your height question.

However, I too had a persistent leak from my chimney, and I too paid for a new roof that did not solve the leak.

1. Call a...
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By NWGraham

Let me start by saying I am a homeowner and not...

Let me start by saying I am a homeowner and not an expert - so listen to any of the pros before considering my comments.

When I bought my home five years ago, the floor joists of the crawlspace...
09-01-15, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,983
Posted By NWGraham

I just opened your thread and felt compelled to...

I just opened your thread and felt compelled to add my 2 cents worth.

I own my home and attempt only the most basic projects myself - meaning I paint walls and repair trim and baseboard, but leave...
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By NWGraham

Bud, thank-you for the reply. To answer your...

Bud, thank-you for the reply.

To answer your questions:

1. The final R value of the spray foam (true 2x4 cavity plus shiplap) will be about R 30. R 44 is expected today. I don't want to drop...
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By NWGraham

Chimney Air Gap

Hi All,

Thank-you in advance for any responses.

I have a 1 1/2 storey house, built in the 1940s, and I am having the slanted upstairs ceiling spray-foamed.

My question is this: My...
Replies: 3
Views: 816
Posted By NWGraham

To add to what Vermont wrote, your house looks to...

To add to what Vermont wrote, your house looks to be the typical post war home. I've also seen them labelled as 1 1/2 storey homes. If you google "cmhc post war home" you might find some articles...
04-07-15, 11:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,611
Posted By NWGraham

Plumbing vent terminates in side attic

Hello,

I have a 1 and 1/2 story house with two side attics that run along the length of the house. The side attics have spray foam insulation on the underside of the roof, and are enclosed; this...
02-27-15, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By NWGraham

Bud and Keith: Thank-you for your replies;...

Bud and Keith:

Thank-you for your replies; and Bud, the link is most helpful.

So, my plan is to fill the joist space along the exterior of the house with insulation. My understanding is that...
02-26-15, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By NWGraham

Side Attic Insulation Question

Hi All,

Long-time lurker, first-time poster.

Background Info:

I have a 1 1/2 story house built in 1942. Situated in British Columbia, it is in temperature zone 7 - meaning there is snow...
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