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09-24-19, 08:24 PM
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Posted By GGPHD

Thank you Pete! I completely agree. I will be...

Thank you Pete! I completely agree. I will be doing it after...
09-24-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By GGPHD

Mini split A/C Lines

Hello all,

I am installing a mini split A/C in my garage, which I am turning into a living space. So the question is: Do I install it before insulation/dry wall (A/C lines inside the wall) or...
09-20-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By GGPHD

Thank you very much Pete! And the white wire...

Thank you very much Pete! And the white wire (after attached to the breaker box white pole and then nutted in the disconnect) directly goes to the condenser?
09-20-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By GGPHD

Thank you all. I guess I will wait until the...

Thank you all. I guess I will wait until the inspector sees it.
09-20-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By GGPHD

They are resting on adjustable plastic supports...

They are resting on adjustable plastic supports every 42" or so. Would that make a difference in span consideration? Thank you!
09-20-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By GGPHD

Drilled holes closer than 2" in sleepers

Hello all,

I am converting my garage into a living space and I raised the floor using 2x4 sleepers to make it the same level as the rest of the house. I ran some of the wiring through the sleepers...
09-20-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By GGPHD

Wiring a mini split A/C

Hello all,

I am definitely not strong in electrical work and I am trying to figure out what wiring/fuse/disconnects I need for this installation. I will be installing a 12000 BTU Senville unit and...
09-15-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By GGPHD

And the other question is if I need a junction...

And the other question is if I need a junction box for each cable?
09-15-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By GGPHD

I have to move it to bring it in between two...

I have to move it to bring it in between two studs and push it into the wall so that the box does not stick out (currently attached on top of one stud) when the drywall goes in. Hope this makes...
09-15-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 219
Posted By GGPHD

Electrical wire shielding with electrical tape

Hello all,

Currently I am trying to move my main electrical box just about half a foot away from where it currently is. Most of the lines that come into the box have enough excess to support this...
09-10-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By GGPHD

I live in CT and the insulation will be spray...

I live in CT and the insulation will be spray foam. I don't know if I will use flex or hard duct but I might be using a rectangular cross section, which means hard duct.
09-09-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By GGPHD

I am questioning how I received quotes from two...

I am questioning how I received quotes from two different contractors for this job before I decided to do it myself. Why didn't they tell me that the opening is not big enough?
09-09-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By GGPHD

I don't know what manual D and J are but I will...

I don't know what manual D and J are but I will check.

The garage is only 20'x10'.
09-09-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By GGPHD

I did consider a separate HVAC unit for the space...

I did consider a separate HVAC unit for the space but the budget is the limiting factor. The current unit does have enough capacity to add this room.

I will check the duct size charts as you...
09-09-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 269
Posted By GGPHD

Garage Conversion HVAC

Hello all,
I am currently converting my garage into a living space and I will be adding an HVAC duct line to this room from the main. I have a few questions and I have pictures to accompany them:
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04-10-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By GGPHD

Thank you XSleeper. Unfortunately I cannot run...

Thank you XSleeper. Unfortunately I cannot run the HVAC from the ceiling as it is a cathedral ceiling and rafters run perpendicular to the HVAC direction. So considering that, if I want to run the...
04-10-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By GGPHD

Garage Conversion Raised Subfloor

Hello,

I am working on a garage conversion (into a living space). Currently the garage is on a concrete slab and it is about 6.5" lower than the rest of the house. Garage floor also slopes towards...
11-12-18, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By GGPHD

Thank you very much joecaption! The walls are...

Thank you very much joecaption! The walls are 8.5' tall and making the rafters wider does not affect the window and door openings.

Can you elaborate on 'keeping water from coming in'? Thank you!
11-12-18, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By GGPHD

Hello XSleeper, thank you very much. Your post...

Hello XSleeper, thank you very much. Your post has been very helpful. So adding 'on' instead of 'next to' is a better idea. OK, that is what I thought but I wasn't sure if ripping 2" pieces on a...
11-11-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By GGPHD

Garage Conversion Framing

Hello all,

I am new to the forums and kind of the whole DIY process. Anyway, I am in the preparation of converting a garage into a living space. It is a one car, 'open gable roof' type garage with...
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