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06-27-15, 05:43 AM
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Posted By Pete112

Thanks very much Steve and Ray! At least I know...

Thanks very much Steve and Ray! At least I know that running the extra wire is necessary which is different than doing it just because I think I am missing a bit of information! I wasn't able to...
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Views: 1,158
Posted By Pete112

Just stuff the foam between the rafters so it...

Just stuff the foam between the rafters so it sits tight? Is there any wood-to-foam tape I can use where they meetup? Even if I do a very good job cutting, there will obviously be voids between the...
06-23-15, 09:00 AM
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Views: 1,421
Posted By Pete112

That's exactly what I have with one exception. ...

That's exactly what I have with one exception. "Light 1" is currently connected to the same box that you show "power in." I guess I should have thought to draw it out somehow. Instead I leave it...
06-22-15, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Pete112

Ok, so I either need to run a new line from one...

Ok, so I either need to run a new line from one light to the other light OR a run a line from one switch to the other light. Right now it looks like this (and I'm guessing I need another wire no...
06-22-15, 11:32 AM
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Views: 1,421
Posted By Pete112

Yes, I want both lights on and off at the same...

Yes, I want both lights on and off at the same time. I do want to comply with code.

And exactly what I keep seeing is what you said, to power the second light from the first. Is there anyway...
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Views: 1,158
Posted By Pete112

You understood correctly because I think I am...

You understood correctly because I think I am going to end up ripping off the roof. But do to how much I can get done in a day it probably has to be in sections so I have time to tear off, insulate,...
06-22-15, 10:33 AM
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Views: 1,421
Posted By Pete112

Question Simple (I think) 3-Way Switch Wiring ?

Hi Everyone,

I'm pretty decent with home wiring but this challenge has me a bit stumped and I can't find an applicable wiring diagram online (so maybe it's not possible).

I'm rewiring a portion...
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Views: 1,158
Posted By Pete112

Spray foam would be great except logistically...

Spray foam would be great except logistically it's almost impossible. I'd have to tear the roof off entirely, have someone be there at a perfect time to spray foam, and then get the entire roof back...
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Views: 1,158
Posted By Pete112

Thanks Bud. That sounds perfect! I will look...

Thanks Bud. That sounds perfect! I will look for Roxul or at least an R15 competitor. That's good to know it's out there.


And add the many layers of lead paint underneath and I should be...
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Views: 1,158
Posted By Pete112

Thanks Bud. That article is really helpful. I...

Thanks Bud. That article is really helpful. I understood some of it already but it definitely teaches a few things. I think after all of your information, knowing the limitations, and trying to do...
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Views: 1,158
Posted By Pete112

That's all great but how do you air seal an attic...

That's all great but how do you air seal an attic that's already finished without demolishing the finish work? Soffit vents and ridge vents are doable but the R-50 and air sealing seams next to...
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Views: 1,158
Posted By Pete112

Thanks for the very thorough information Bud! ...

Thanks for the very thorough information Bud! Some answers:



I never did ask that question. To my knowledge, none. I gave them a whole plan/drawing and didn't say any insulation. My local...
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Posted By Pete112

Yes, but small and unvented currently. They...

Yes, but small and unvented currently. They probably extend maybe 4-5" and were retrofitted at some point with aluminum. I guess theoretically I could add those small circle vents in there if...
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Views: 1,158
Posted By Pete112

Question Vapor Barrier with Metal Roof on Old House???

Hi Everyone,

I am rehabbing a very small home in Southern NJ that was built in 1885. I guess for lack of a better description, the house is a "Cape" style in which the upstairs (2 bedrooms)...
06-28-13, 01:06 PM
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Views: 6,356
Posted By Pete112

You're right Bud. I'm probably making the...

You're right Bud. I'm probably making the problem sound worse than it is though because my sump pump was down for a while (hence, more moisture than normal). It's just an old basement but is for...
06-28-13, 12:13 PM
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Views: 6,356
Posted By Pete112

Vapor Barrier Under Subfloor for 1880's Home?

Hi Everyone,

I'm renovating an 1880's home (down to studs). In part of the house, I pulled up all of the tongue and groove subfloor in order to redo the sills and sister the joists. I will be...
06-13-13, 06:46 PM
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Views: 5,451
Posted By Pete112

Well the stairs are where the stairs are and I...

Well the stairs are where the stairs are and I can't (at least I'm not going to) do anything about that. I actually never measured, but I bet the riser height is against code too. That is certainly...
06-12-13, 12:36 PM
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Views: 5,451
Posted By Pete112

Question Hallway and Stairway Width in an 1880's Remodel

Hi Everyone,

I have a completely gutted 1880's Victorian - just the exterior shell remains and all interior partition walls removed. We are just at the point at which we are preparing for the...
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By Pete112

Thanks for your advice everyone. I will check...

Thanks for your advice everyone. I will check out both the IPE and Timbertech ideas. I think they want to endgrain to show instead of doing a frame sort of thing, but I'll check with them once I...
Replies: 5
Views: 968
Posted By Pete112

Question Material Recommendation for "Hardwood Floor" Look

Hi Everyone,

I'm helping my sister and brother-in law build a deck for an entryway on the front of their expensive house. The deck will be approximately 15'x10' and about 3' off the ground.
...
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Views: 2,263
Posted By Pete112

Ok, thanks for your input guys. I guess I'll...

Ok, thanks for your input guys. I guess I'll stick with one at each end. Maybe I'll slope 1/3 of it to the front and 2/3 of it towards the rear just to force the water more towards the rear.

I...
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Views: 2,263
Posted By Pete112

Question Do I Really "Need" 2 Downspouts?

Hi Everyone,

I'm almost complete with building a detached garage that is 40' long 26' wide. It is permitted so will have to be approved but the inspector is on the nicer side. I will be...
04-11-12, 08:28 PM
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Views: 3,829
Posted By Pete112

Thanks Gary, the link is helpful and interesting!...

Thanks Gary, the link is helpful and interesting! And that does answer my question about the birds mouth.

Maybe collar ties aren't the correct term for this. What I meant was a "level" board...
04-10-12, 12:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,066
Posted By Pete112

Hi Everyone, I know this is an ancient...

Hi Everyone,

I know this is an ancient thread but that's exactly my reason for bringing it up again. I was going through my old threads, saw this one, and remembered all of the varying opinions...
Replies: 1
Views: 3,439
Posted By Pete112

Question Slope of Block Patio within an "L"

Hi Everyone,

I'll be helping a friend install a "cobblestone"/block patio this weekend. When we were discussing the plan, he said he plans on a 1/4" in 12 slope for a total of 4" over 16'. I'm...
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