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09-05-12, 05:18 PM
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Posted By GBR in WA

You have "attic" trusses, they are designed that...

You have "attic" trusses, they are designed that way with the knee-wall. The top chord twisting on a few are throwing your drywall layout off somewhat, but nothing major or structural. The split in...
09-03-12, 01:09 PM
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Posted By GBR in WA

My joke sank, sorry... "Battleship" is a...

My joke sank, sorry... "Battleship" is a children's board "game" where someone says "Miss" or "Hit" after your turn to search different co-ordinate trying to find his/her game pieces before yours...
09-03-12, 01:01 PM
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Posted By GBR in WA

Certain areas may need more help in a Level 4 and...

Certain areas may need more help in a Level 4 and always Level 5 (or skim-coating): National Gypsum Company, Drywall, Cement Board, Gypsum Board, Finishing Products...
09-03-12, 12:38 PM
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Views: 1,317
Posted By GBR in WA

Check with local AHJ if dehumidifier alone meets...

Check with local AHJ if dehumidifier alone meets minimum code; Chapter 4 - Foundations (http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/icod/irc/2009/icod_irc_2009_4_par111.htm)
Thanks for getting back to us!
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09-03-12, 12:28 PM
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Posted By GBR in WA

The structural engineer is recommended because of...

The structural engineer is recommended because of the liability involved. We/you don't want/need that! This is a structural change, ask your local AHJ. Your H.O. Insurance carrier would want it...
09-03-12, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,019
Posted By GBR in WA

0.15 second search, have you never played...

0.15 second search, have you never played "Battleship", LOL: O'Berry Enterprises, Inc. (http://www.oberry-enterprises.com/)

Gary
08-30-12, 08:32 PM
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Posted By GBR in WA

"but if it is bad to have it on the outside then...

"but if it is bad to have it on the outside then i may not use it."---- better to have it on the outside keeping the wall cavity/sheathing warmer than the dew point, depends on the wall make-up.
You...
08-29-12, 12:20 PM
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Views: 8,929
Posted By GBR in WA

Compare;...

Compare; http://bct.eco.umass.edu/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/engbeams.pdf

Figure your loads; UMass Amherst: Building and Construction Technology Sizing Engineered Beams and Headers...
08-28-12, 07:09 PM
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Views: 1,151
Posted By GBR in WA

Yep; colorodo soil shifting - Google Search...

Yep; colorodo soil shifting - Google Search...
08-28-12, 06:51 PM
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Posted By GBR in WA

Meet minimum Code; Chapter 5 - Floors...

Meet minimum Code; Chapter 5 - Floors (http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/icod/irc/2009/icod_irc_2009_5_sec002_par021.htm)

Gary
08-28-12, 06:45 PM
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Posted By GBR in WA

Amount of insulation in front of the concrete...

Amount of insulation in front of the concrete wall, air barrier in the drywall, summertime moisture drives, etc; http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/reports/rr-0202-basement-insulation-systems
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08-28-12, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,460
Posted By GBR in WA

No vapor barrier for your location is required,...

No vapor barrier for your location is required, open-cell is fine; Info-310: Vapor Control Layer Recommendations — Building Science Information...
08-28-12, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,779
Posted By GBR in WA

First, add plywood or drywall to the top of the...

First, add plywood or drywall to the top of the fireplace chase to fire-block it from the rafter cavities, spreading any fire to your main roof, as per code.

Pick your roof style; vented or...
08-17-12, 08:09 PM
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Views: 1,510
Posted By GBR in WA

I would be concerned because the framing/siding...

I would be concerned because the framing/siding is so close to the slab for rain splash-back. 2" is allowed for stucco, others are usually 6" per code, check with local AHJ. Your siding choice is...
08-17-12, 07:51 PM
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Views: 879
Posted By GBR in WA

Zone 4;...

Zone 4; http://resourcecenter.pnl.gov/cocoon/morf/ResourceCenter/dbimages/full/973.jpg

Table 3; http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/reports/rr-1001-moisture-safe-unvented-wood-roof-systems
...
08-17-12, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By GBR in WA

Same, though the facing can change. They used...

Same, though the facing can change. They used foil-faced in that link. XPS would also work. Underground is a different story;...
08-17-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By GBR in WA

You can f.b. the inside, on the rafters, as long...

You can f.b. the inside, on the rafters, as long as you leave the venting next to the sheathing, as drooplug said. You will not gain much because of the two different locations for your thermal...
08-17-12, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By GBR in WA

Not to take from Nashkat on the walls answer, is...

Not to take from Nashkat on the walls answer, is there any insulation in the ceiling of the garage? You could foam board below the joists after installing cavity insulation, just no vinyl flooring...
08-17-12, 02:14 PM
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Views: 59,070
Posted By GBR in WA

I have never seen (over 39 yrs of cons.) screws...

I have never seen (over 39 yrs of cons.) screws used in underlayment , they don't even meet minimum Code (like a "D" on a school test- passing- but barely); R602.3(2)- Floor underlayment- 1/4" and...
08-15-12, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By GBR in WA

Welcome to the forums! Have an attic sale...

Welcome to the forums!

Have an attic sale then air seal/ventilate/insulate it as an attic space is designed for. How much/type insulation exists now? How much ventilation? Any ice dams? Mold?...
08-15-12, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,197
Posted By GBR in WA

A few points; SPF is usually 2# closed-cell at...

A few points; SPF is usually 2# closed-cell at R-6 per inch, easy enough to search and confirm. (Unless it's Poliso-CC) SPF helps racking strength, no help on the rafters for loading. You need/want...
08-15-12, 12:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,602
Posted By GBR in WA

I have never seen inside walls, per-say. Most...

I have never seen inside walls, per-say. Most have corrugated cardboard glued in a serpentine pattern to hold the skins apart correctly. I'd just replace the door, 20-30 dollars. Any patch would...
08-15-12, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,736
Posted By GBR in WA

Correct. You're welcome, that is why we are here....

Correct. You're welcome, that is why we are here.

Gary
08-09-12, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,934
Posted By GBR in WA

Celotex has a perm rating of about 20. Tyvek, 58...

Celotex has a perm rating of about 20. Tyvek, 58 or so. Plywood= 0.75 (class 2 vapor retarder) Drywall= 50. All but the Tyvek open-up when wet. You didn't mention any vapor retarder inside for your...
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Views: 2,697
Posted By GBR in WA

Buy a few extra bags for the footing flair at the...

Buy a few extra bags for the footing flair at the bottom, to bring it up to today's minimum code is 17 round by 6 thick, Table 4: http://www.awc.org/Publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6-09.pdf
Pour those...
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