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09-20-18, 03:54 PM
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Is a sill seal membrane needed if sill plate is pressure treated lumber?

I did not install a sill seal membrane between the concrete foundation and the pressure treated sill plate. I know PT lumber resists rot caused by moisture and is rated for ground contact, so...
09-20-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 350
Posted By anra321

Does the sill (bottom) side of vinyl window in stucco wall need casing bead?

I know that a casing bead is supposed to be installed 3/8in from the window edges when installing windows in a stucco wall due to stucco expanding in hot weather. I can see why this is necessary for...
08-24-18, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 422
Posted By anra321

Does LA county code allow using 2x4 to extend existing roof by 7 feet?

The back of our house is shaped like a square U, , and we are building a mudroom in between connecting the two sides of the house. Once we complete the foundation and framing of the wall, next is to...
03-06-18, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By anra321

Patching stucco around newly installed vinyl window

I have 6 windows that have been installed properly, and now I have to patch the stucco. I would like to know each layer I need to install, from the window flashing to the final coat of stucco. I am...
01-20-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By anra321

What are the energy requirements in California for new windows?

Things like u-factor, solar gain, etc. In other words, the specs that you see on the label of a new window. If more location info is needed, my location is in Los Angeles County.
11-30-17, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By anra321

Which one is it? local building inspector, county...

Which one is it? local building inspector, county department, or city department?
11-30-17, 04:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
Posted By anra321

Building code requirments for an entry door between house and garage?

I would like to install an entry door in a wall that currently separates my garage and the hallway of my house. My concern is how do I find out how to install the door so that it meets all building...
11-02-17, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,574
Posted By anra321

Whats the difference between stucco base coat and stucco mix?

I replaced the windows at my house with stucco siding, and need to now patch the stucco around the windows.

When I went to Home Depot, I saw a lot of 80lb bags of stucco "base coat" that cost...
06-26-17, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By anra321

No way to do it without cutting the walls? I dont...

No way to do it without cutting the walls? I dont want to have to cut the walls to find the rough opening measurments, then leave it like that for a couple days while I go get the necessary materials.
06-26-17, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By anra321

Use stud finder to find the header and sill plate of existing shimmed window?

I am replacing old wooden single hung windows in my home. The problem is, I have already replaced a few and have noticed that these old windows have been shimmed so that the rough openings are...
05-15-17, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By anra321

So do I frame the opening using the Rough Opening...

So do I frame the opening using the Rough Opening size (35.875 in. x 51.75 in.) or nominal size? I really want to have nominal size.
05-15-17, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By anra321

Please explain to me Actual, Nominal, and Standard Size in window specs.

I ordered a nail flange window from American Craftsman 50 series via home depot. I am trying to frame my rough opening ahead of time. But I am very confused as to the dimensions. I assumed when I...
04-21-17, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By anra321

So that mean's I cant cut the nail flange off and...

So that mean's I cant cut the nail flange off and drill screw holes?
04-21-17, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By anra321

The only question I have about drilling holes...

The only question I have about drilling holes through the frame and screwing it to the existing jambs. Wont that cause the screw heads to protrude in the inside of the frame, causing the windows not...
04-21-17, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By anra321

Good idea! Yes the window does in fact fit into...

Good idea! Yes the window does in fact fit into the frame. That is how I measured the rough opening when I bought it.
04-18-17, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By anra321

What is an OSB? I dont want to remove the old...

What is an OSB? I dont want to remove the old frame, but am willing to if it is best to do so.
04-18-17, 05:41 PM
04-18-17, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By anra321

Installing nail flange window in opening with sloped sill thats not flush

I am installing a nail flange window and am wondering what to do about the old window sill. It is sloped at an angle towards the exterior and on the exterior side of the wall it protrudes 1 inch from...
04-18-17, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 577
Posted By anra321

Do I have to remove the old window jambs when installing new nail flange window?

I am in the process of replacing an old single hung window with a new nail flange dual pane window. I have removed the old window but I do not know if I need to remove the 1 inch thick wood jamb...
04-22-16, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,575
Posted By anra321

I need to add a third ground wire for a motion...

I need to add a third ground wire for a motion sensor light? How do I do this?
04-21-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,575
Posted By anra321

How to add a ground wire to a light switch.

I need to install an automatic light switch that requires three wires: a neutral wire, A hot wire, and a neutral wire. When I took apart the light switch I notice I only had a neutral wire and a...
04-21-16, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By anra321

I am thinking that if you split the flow of water...

I am thinking that if you split the flow of water in two directions, the pressure going to the heads connected to each side is halved, no?
04-20-16, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By anra321

Post Can a single sprinkler zone branch off in multiple directions using a tee?

I ask because usually I see sprinkler pipes in one continuous line, which is problematic your sprinkler heads are all clustered together in a U or circle. Is there a reason why I never see a...
04-06-16, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 580
Posted By anra321

Question Sprinkler zone: Am I supposed to cap the end or loop it back?

I am adding a sprinkler zone. Where is the pipe supposed to go after the last sprinkler head? Is it just capped off with a plug? Or is it supposed to go back into the valve? (recirculating the water...
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