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Makes sense. The shower, tub and one of the sinks...

Makes sense. The shower, tub and one of the sinks has not been used in over a year. Probably dry as a bone in there. Thanks for all of the responses! Nobody has worn Old Spice since the 70's so...
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Musky smell in bathroom

Sometimes there's this musky funk smell in this bathroom that I never use. The door to this bathroom is kept closed and so is the window in this room. I am going to surmise that perhaps the bowl...
Forum: Water Heaters
07-26-11, 07:10 PM
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Posted By I_Will_DIM

Water heater makes rumbling noise

I have a new GE water heater that makes a rumbling noise each time it starts to fire up the gas to heat the water. Is this normal? It has done this since day one.
07-22-11, 08:38 PM
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I guess I'll look around Home Depot for some of...

I guess I'll look around Home Depot for some of those plastic grips that you screw into the wall. I'll be sure that the screws reach studs. Is that what you would suggest?

Whoever installed it...
07-22-11, 03:59 PM
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Mirror in bathroom spontaneously fell over!!!

I've lived in my house for over 11 years and last night at about 4 AM a large mirror in one of my bathrooms tipped over and smashed! It ran the width of a tub all the way up to the ceiling. I looked...
01-07-11, 03:35 AM
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I'm in Southern California, near the beach. In...

I'm in Southern California, near the beach. In Winter it's usually 40 - 50 degrees at night.
01-04-11, 03:29 PM
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I'm in Pacific Palisades, 2 minutes from the...

I'm in Pacific Palisades, 2 minutes from the beach. Never seen condensation on the Windows before. When it warms up I think I'll apply some oil based exterior primer, then repaint.
01-03-11, 12:48 PM
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Ceiling drywall: distance between screws?

I'm going to be finishing an open beam ceiling with drywall in a few days. I was just wondering what is typically the required minimum distance between drywall screws.
01-03-11, 12:38 PM
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Posted By I_Will_DIM

Many thanks for the feedback!

Many thanks for the feedback!
01-03-11, 12:14 AM
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No vapor barrier - what to do?

About 10 years ago I insulated the open beam ceiling of a bedroom in my house (no attic). Unfortunately I did not put up any plastic (vapor barrier). Should I take down the drywall and put up a vapor...
12-30-10, 11:52 AM
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I'm not sure if California requires ventilation...

I'm not sure if California requires ventilation in my situation. I've been scouring the codes but can't find anything. It's like researching civil law. Too many pages and pages of codes.

Again,...
12-29-10, 05:12 PM
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Do I need ventilation space? What is it for?

I have started to insulate this open beam ceiling (small 6 degree pitch) only to find out that perhaps I need some sort of ventilation space between the decking and the insulation. Has anyone heard...
12-28-10, 11:50 AM
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Sounds like I gotta put the 6 mil plastic up...

Sounds like I gotta put the 6 mil plastic up across the whole thing. More work. Aghhhhhh!
12-27-10, 06:50 PM
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ThermaSheath-3 built in vapor barrier?

Is anyone familiar with ThermaSheath? It has reinforced aluminum foil on either side. My question is whether or not this foil serves as a vapor barrier? Or do I still need to put up 6 mil plastic? I...
12-24-10, 12:29 PM
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Posted By I_Will_DIM

I'll just split the 4' spans with two 2 X 3's...

I'll just split the 4' spans with two 2 X 3's (rather than just one). Thanks for everyone's input.
12-24-10, 12:25 PM
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I'm going to be using the yellow fiberglass rigid...

I'm going to be using the yellow fiberglass rigid insulation. I'm not using InsulFoam. That stuff burns.
12-24-10, 02:52 AM
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How to attach vapor barrier?

I'm covering up some 3" rigid insulation in an open beam ceiling. I've got some 7 mil plastic. How do you keep it up there before installing the drywall. Using duct tape? a staple gun? Some sort of...
12-24-10, 02:47 AM
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Drywall for open beam ceiling: 3/8 or 1/2?

I am putting some insulation up in between the rafters of my open beam ceiling, then finishing it with drywall. This roof has only a 6 degree pitch. There's 28 1/2" of space in between each rafter....
12-22-10, 08:30 PM
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Heat loss through concrete slab foundations

What percentage of heat loss goes out through the floor.
Are there many slab foundation homes in really cold climates? I'm guessing not.
I used to live in a raised wood foundation home and as...
12-21-10, 08:42 PM
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28 1/2" of space in between each 5 1/4" deep...

28 1/2" of space in between each 5 1/4" deep rafter. I'm gonna add extra 2 X 3 studs at 24" mark of the drywall, plus I'll have 2 X 3's on the edges of the drywall. You think I need 1/2" drywall or...
12-21-10, 03:27 PM
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Stop the presses: This Insulfoam stuff is...

Stop the presses: This Insulfoam stuff is FLAMMABLE! I found a piece that was coming off some InsulFoam at HomeDepot, brought it home and held a match to it. This stuff burns easily! It wasn't like...
12-16-10, 04:47 PM
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Posted By I_Will_DIM

UPDATE: I was just at Home Depot and saw this...

UPDATE: I was just at Home Depot and saw this stuff called InsulFoam ( Insulfoam - Versatile, Durable, Recyclable EPS (http://www.insulfoam.com) ). It comes in 4' X 8' sheets at 2" thickness and it...
12-16-10, 12:13 PM
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Posted By I_Will_DIM

Besides mold, what other damage could occur? Just...

Besides mold, what other damage could occur? Just curious.

I'm guessing that V-panel pine weighs considerably less than drywall. Correct?
Do they make 1/2" V-panel pine that might work as...
12-15-10, 02:29 PM
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Posted By I_Will_DIM

There's only about 5 really hot days here. I...

There's only about 5 really hot days here. I don't even have an AC. For me it's all about maintaining the heat in winter time. So I guess that means the plastic goes up last. Would I run some 1 mil...
12-15-10, 11:55 AM
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Posted By I_Will_DIM

Re-roofing is not an option. I am looking to...

Re-roofing is not an option. I am looking to insulate from the inside (between the rafters). I need to know where to the vapor barrier (above or below the insulation or both) and how to create the...
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