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09-05-07, 12:33 PM
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Posted By honeychrome

corrugated metal siding

I'm thinking about using galvanized corrugated metal for siding on a part of my house (for a number of reasons including architectural/aesthetic, cost and environmental) and wondered if anyone here...
08-07-07, 07:18 AM
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Views: 1,203
Posted By honeychrome

Thanks Sharp. Aside from the stove nobs pretty...

Thanks Sharp. Aside from the stove nobs pretty much everything is metal, so I do think grounding the chassis would effectively ground the electrical components. Might have to scrape a bit of enamel...
08-07-07, 05:13 AM
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Posted By honeychrome

Add ground to vintage stove?

I'm refurbishing a '50s Bengal gas stove. The electrics (clock & lights) only have a two-prong plug. Would it be wise to add a grounded plug, attaching the ground to a point on the stove chassis,...
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Posted By honeychrome

patio slab question

We want to put in a bluestone 'patio' at the side of the house we're renovating. It is a relatively small area (approx. 10' x 10'), half with a roof over it and half exposed. Right now there is...
12-13-06, 08:30 AM
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Views: 1,385
Posted By honeychrome

Ah, gotcha. Cellulose won out against fiberglas...

Ah, gotcha. Cellulose won out against fiberglas for the walls, but I wonder about for the ceiling....

And now I'm also wondering about the plastic for a vapor barrier, not least because cutting...
12-13-06, 04:13 AM
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Views: 1,385
Posted By honeychrome

Yes, 2x2 nailers. So you mean go with the...

Yes, 2x2 nailers.
So you mean go with the cellulose anyway? AFAIK, the tube to blow the cellulose in is about 2" in diameter, so I suppose if the cavity is at least 3" it ought to fit..
12-12-06, 05:36 PM
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Views: 1,385
Posted By honeychrome

exposed joists

OK, so now to complicate things.... We've decided to leave the second floor joists partially exposed and just sheetrock between them. Not exactly 'correct' for the small farmhouse this is, but I...
12-11-06, 01:31 PM
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Views: 1,385
Posted By honeychrome

Thanks for the Ed. Poly was part of the original...

Thanks for the Ed. Poly was part of the original plan, but I'd completely forgotten about it.
12-11-06, 08:30 AM
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Posted By honeychrome

We're going to hang the sheetrock, then we'll...

We're going to hang the sheetrock, then we'll drill a 2" hole to feed the cellulose 'blower' tube into. At least that's how we'll do it if we have the insulation contractor who did the wet-cel in...
12-11-06, 08:16 AM
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Views: 1,385
Posted By honeychrome

Sheetrock for ceiling

I've read through the several threads about ceiling sheetrock thickness recommendations, but I'm not sure what to use in my situation. The joists are 16OC, the ceiling will be sheetrock with plybead...
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Posted By honeychrome

No, haven't installed anything yet- and haven't...

No, haven't installed anything yet- and haven't found much info on where to put them. I'm thinking now that for each of the two upstairs rooms I'll put a reasonably sized register close to being...
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Posted By honeychrome

Floor register location

I'm renovating a small, 2 story farmhouse. A wood stove on the first floor (about 525 square feet, completely open except for the small bathroom, stove almost dead center in the space) is the...
11-13-06, 11:56 AM
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Views: 985
Posted By honeychrome

Thanks! I'm getting friends telling me I'm...

Thanks! I'm getting friends telling me I'm stupid to get blown cellulose and should just do fiberglas myself. The house was built in 1865 and none of the stud spacing is standard or regular, not to...
11-12-06, 05:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 985
Posted By honeychrome

wet-blown cellulose estimate

I just got an estimate for wet-blown cellulose insulation in the house I'm renovating in upstate NY. The footprint of the house is about 20' x 28', and we're only doing the first floor exterior...
10-31-06, 08:12 AM
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Posted By honeychrome

Post-stripping treatment?

I just stripped an old door using citristrip and I want to leave it in it's 'stripped' state (ie. I'm not going to paint it, etc.). I know that stripping can dry out wood, etc. and it's a door so I...
10-03-06, 10:49 AM
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Views: 1,076
Posted By honeychrome

Wide board pine plank.

Wide board pine plank.
10-02-06, 11:31 AM
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Views: 1,076
Posted By honeychrome

subfloor-floor insulation/barrier?

Is it advisable or recommended to put any sort of vapor barrier or thin insulation or anything between the subfloor and the flooring on a first floor with basement underneath? The original floor was...
09-26-06, 10:59 AM
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Views: 2,155
Posted By honeychrome

Good points. I think I'll probably use the...

Good points. I think I'll probably use the canned expandable foam to seal all the gaps, then I guess a combo of the solid foam cut to 'fit' (a straight edge and/or 90 deg. angle is not to be found...
09-26-06, 05:31 AM
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Posted By honeychrome

I don't think its a rule of balloon framing that...

I don't think its a rule of balloon framing that the first floor joists must run the same direction as the second floor and roof joists- the don't in the house I'm in the middle of renovating. First...
09-26-06, 05:21 AM
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Views: 2,155
Posted By honeychrome

Foundation top, between joists insulation

Renovating an old farmhouse. Many of the first floor joists were rotted so they've all been replaced, new subfloor has been put in, etc. The original joists rested in notches in the mudsil and on...
09-12-06, 05:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By honeychrome

Well, now we are leaning toward having the old...

Well, now we are leaning toward having the old oil furnace tuned up and living with it for the time being. As the first floor is entirely up and the joists are all being replaced it seemed like now...
09-11-06, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 880
Posted By honeychrome

Backup Heat Choice

I'm renovating, updating, replacing, etc., etc. a small 1865 farmhouse- first floor is a little under 500 sq ft., second around 450 sq ft. It's on about 50 acres, half wooded, so wood will be our...
09-06-06, 10:08 AM
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Views: 1,348
Posted By honeychrome

subfloor material choice

I'm wondering about the pros & cons of various subflooring materials... I'm replacing the joists, subfloor and flooring (and, well, just about everything else for that matter!) in an 1865 farmhouse....
08-24-06, 05:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,578
Posted By honeychrome

Thanks for the reply foursquare. I've also...

Thanks for the reply foursquare. I've also posted about the issue on some other sites and got no dispensation of wisdom as yet..

I plan to space 12" OC so maybe I can get away with 2x6, though I...
08-23-06, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By honeychrome

Yes, I think I agree- wide plank makes more sense...

Yes, I think I agree- wide plank makes more sense both aesthetically given the context and sensually!

Thanks for the inputs!
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