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You guys have given me plenty to think about....

You guys have given me plenty to think about. Unfortunately cost is an object, so I have to find the best option on a budget (assuming I will be doing the physical labor myself).

Thanks!
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Note that one of the sections on the back doesn't...

Note that one of the sections on the back doesn't have a gutter and another drains down (the green spout) somewhat near the foundation. I plan on correcting both of these as part of this project.
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Diverting rainwater away from foundation

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Replacing exterior wall bathroom exhaust vent

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02-25-21, 09:21 AM
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Insulating attic in older home with no vapor barrier in the ceiling

So I got a bit of a conundrum: I own an 87 year old home in eastern Canada (Newfoundland) with a hip roof, 2x4 ceiling joists and no vapor barrier in the ceiling (but the exterior wall do). This is...
02-10-21, 03:38 PM
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Posted By larwilliams

Thanks for the good advice! The sheathing wasn't...

Thanks for the good advice! The sheathing wasn't meant to be below grade - the last owner seems to have decided to change the grade of the lawn next to it and didn't think that raising it next to the...
02-05-21, 04:34 PM
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Posted By larwilliams

Note that there's nothing like tyvek covering it....

Note that there's nothing like tyvek covering it. It's basically siding over older clap board type material, so I'm sure I'll need to patch that as well.
02-05-21, 04:30 PM
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Posted By larwilliams

Patching plywood sheathing

I recently discovered that the previous owner of my house put soil up against a section of the house that has a low foundation and it seems to have trapped water, and resulted in a rotted section of...
12-16-20, 12:52 PM
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Posted By larwilliams

improving old floor joists above basement with limited room

I bought a house that was built in the 1930s that is using wood cut to 2x5 as the floor joists for the main floor. When I walk over some sections of the floor, I can feel a slight sinking and the...
05-21-20, 11:54 AM
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Posted By larwilliams

Looking for tips on insulating basement wall when foundation is uneven

I am looking to insulate a basement wall up to R18 (or as close as possible). However this is an older home (1930s) where the previous owner finished the basement using mostly 2x2 it seems and the...
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haha so I figured out what is causing this: I...

haha so I figured out what is causing this: I bought a new electronic toothbrush and put it in the bathroom the same day as I replaced the fan. I forgot that the outlet it is plugged into (for...
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Posted By larwilliams

Broan/nutone bathroom exhaust fan makes 2 quick beeps

I recently replaced a very old broan/nutone bathroom exhaust fan with a newer model (LPN80) and afterwards, I noticed that sometimes when I turn on the ceiling light, the fan makes 2 quick beeps. The...
02-28-20, 04:30 PM
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Posted By larwilliams

Patching ceiling corner (water damaged) when crown moldings are in the way

I am trying to patch a 2x2 corner section of my wooden ceiling that was damaged a while back due to a roof leak. However it has very old crown molding below it that is in the way and I'd rather not...
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Posted By larwilliams

I figure if the whole thing is EOL, might as well...

I figure if the whole thing is EOL, might as well just upgrade to something new and hopefully quieter
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Apologies for being unclear. I need new housing...

Apologies for being unclear. I need new housing as well (the old one is corroded as hell. I'm trying to replace the whole thing.
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Replacing old Broan 70CFM 3" duct bathroom exhaust fan

I am replacing an old Broan 70CFM bathroom exhaust fan (I think the model is H600) that is quite corroded and running poorly. It has a 3" duct and I want a simple drop in replacement that can be...
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It didn't help. I assumed it wasn't the belts as...

It didn't help. I assumed it wasn't the belts as I replaced those a few years ago, and haven't used the snowblower excessively since then. Perhaps I'll check them again and see what happens.
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Posted By larwilliams

Craftsman snowblower (944.524591) grinding sound when moving forward

Today I noticed that my snowblower is making a grinding sound when I engage the drive to move forward. It still moves, but it gets stuck easily. I replaced the drive belt about 2 years ago and not...
01-15-20, 07:59 PM
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Posted By larwilliams

Any thoughts on this method of doing it?...

Any thoughts on this method of doing it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghH5un9P7zQ
01-12-20, 02:25 PM
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Posted By larwilliams

That's an interesting point. Perhaps it would be...

That's an interesting point. Perhaps it would be easiest to bring the existing cellulose insulation up to the top of the trusses (4 inches) and then lay batts across the top in the other direction to...
01-11-20, 07:39 PM
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Posted By larwilliams

Thanks for all of the tips. I'm still debating...

Thanks for all of the tips. I'm still debating what I want to do (DIY vs spending a bit extra for it to be done professionally.

My biggest concern right now is that the trusses are old school 2x4,...
01-02-20, 01:21 PM
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Posted By larwilliams

Will check. In the meantime, what do you mean by...

Will check. In the meantime, what do you mean by primers? Some sort of paint?
01-02-20, 09:21 AM
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Posted By larwilliams

Replace attic insulation

Hello,
As part of an energy efficiency upgrade project, I am upgrading my attic to a minimum R-40 requirement. The house has standard soffits around on the eaves, however the attic has no vapor...
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Posted By larwilliams

Craftsman snowblower won't shut off when fuel valve is shut off.

I just fired up my Craftsman snowblower (944.524591) for the first time this season and when I went to shut it off, it kept running for several minutes despite the fuel shut off value being set to...
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Posted By larwilliams

haha that's true :) Up here in Newfoundland, we...

haha that's true :) Up here in Newfoundland, we get the cold and the wind chill factors.
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