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Bump - hoping someone can give me some direction...

Bump - hoping someone can give me some direction based on the pics I posted. Is this a roof/flashing issue or a chimney issue?
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Hi - sorry for the delayed response, I have been...

Hi - sorry for the delayed response, I have been waiting on a day to go up there and look. Here is what I found.. Could it be the hairline crack in the last picture or do you think it's still the...
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Leaking chimney in attic

Hi - in the last 3-4 years I have had my roof completely redone (full tearoff) and my chimney rebuilt. When I was up in the attic recently during a heavy rain, I noticed a puddle of water on the...
02-11-19, 05:52 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

Thanks for the tip, I will insulation over the...

Thanks for the tip, I will insulation over the fan. Yes it is connected to a stack vent(?) in the roof. I did find that the flexible duct is leaking though so maybe it got a hole in it somehow. I...
02-10-19, 04:58 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

Unfortunately I way over-calculated insulation in...

Unfortunately I way over-calculated insulation in a past home project so I have a lot of faced R-38 batts sitting around to use.

Here is a picture of the bathroom in question where I get moisture...
02-10-19, 10:48 AM
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Posted By SamAlex

That makes sense, for any other area (aside from...

That makes sense, for any other area (aside from above this bathroom) - I could just have more blown in.

Unfortunately above this bathroom I had only installed unfaced insulation (all the blown in...
02-09-19, 09:29 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

Thanks for your help. Eventually I want to...

Thanks for your help. Eventually I want to better insulation the rest of the attic. I have a lot of areas with blown-in insulation already there but it's not enough. Would you still recommend...
02-09-19, 07:42 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

If I need more R-value, can I stack unfaced...

If I need more R-value, can I stack unfaced rolled insulation or blown in insulation on top of the base layer of the faced insulation? Does it matter what type?
02-09-19, 04:05 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

Directon of faced insulation over bathroom?

Hello - I need to install insulation in the attic over a full bath that has an exterior wall. It's my understanding I should use faced insulation for a vapor barrior since there is no previous...
01-03-19, 05:13 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

I was able to cut the old bolts off the original...

I was able to cut the old bolts off the original cast iron piece they no longer produce. I bought new bolts/nuts and used the existing cast iron and lead pipe flare pieces to secure to the adapter...
01-02-19, 02:33 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

I got the drain taken apart today. I went to the...

I got the drain taken apart today. I went to the local hardware store and was told they no longer carry the "funnel flange" I need to connect the pipes to the bottom of the sink. I was advised to...
12-30-18, 10:42 AM
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Posted By SamAlex

Need advice for fixing basement sink drain..

Hi all - I am looking for advice to fix the drain coming off my basement sink. It has been set up like this since I moved in but regularly leaks onto the floor. It looks like they tried to set up...
06-08-18, 03:24 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

Ok thanks Marksr, have a good weekend!

Ok thanks Marksr, have a good weekend!
06-08-18, 03:10 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

Thanks, I don't think it looks moldy but there...

Thanks, I don't think it looks moldy but there are some brown spots (I assume from all the years the wall got wet). I can try to use a brush on it as well. Is a bucket of soap and water enough to...
06-08-18, 02:51 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

Alright - so it's been a little over a month...

Alright - so it's been a little over a month since the walls were waterproofed from the outside. Everything has remained dry and I have been running dehumidifiers non stop. I think the wall has...
05-18-18, 03:51 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

Luckily the first picture I posted is by far the...

Luckily the first picture I posted is by far the worst part of the wall. Here is another picture to show what the rest of it looks like. They had drilled and glued boards into the block to hang...
05-05-18, 08:38 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

Fortunately I donít think there is mold. The...

Fortunately I donít think there is mold. The gray discoloration is just the color of the cinder block where the paint faded. The wall definitely got wet over the years but Iím confident itís going...
05-05-18, 06:14 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

Painting basement walls after waterproofing

My basement was recently waterproofed from the outside. The wall had some long vertical cracks and has taken abuse for many years since the home is over 60 years old and was surrounded by clay...
05-05-18, 08:59 AM
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Posted By SamAlex

Question on grounding metal outlet boxes

Hello,

Here is my situation. I have romex wiring (w/ ground) coming off the breaker box to a single metal outlet. Wiring leaves the single outlet and connects over to three other outlets in a...
05-04-18, 04:59 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

Hi Dane, its a bit hard to see in the picture but...

Hi Dane, its a bit hard to see in the picture but right next to the green on the white pipe, the sheathing is gone on the wires and the white/black wires are visible because the cloth protection is...
05-03-18, 09:01 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

Basement was recently waterproofed so it is very...

Basement was recently waterproofed so it is very dry now. I do not plan to put walls back up, I am going to just paint the blocks and leave it unfinished. The main reason I want conduits is because...
05-03-18, 07:49 PM
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Posted By SamAlex

Questions on wiring in an unfinished basement

Hello,

I recently tore down all the wood paneling in my basement and this is what I found. On some of the outlets they just ran straight romex cable (w/ ground) from one metal box to another. I...
02-04-18, 11:53 AM
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Posted By SamAlex

marksr - I think that could be the problem. ...

marksr - I think that could be the problem. There is some styroform insulation behind the boards. Since it's been cold out I haven't been hearing the woodpeckers but I know they will be back.
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11-04-17, 11:55 AM
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Posted By SamAlex

Woodpeckers drilling holes in my sunroom siding

Hello. Recently woodpeckers have started to drill holes in the wood siding of my sunroom. I had all the trees removed from the immediate area but there are a lot more trees in the woods behind my...
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Posted By SamAlex

The wall is actually facing east. Here is a...

The wall is actually facing east. Here is a picture of the worst looking horizontal crack. The wall is about 60' and I would say 1/3 has this type of deeper looking crack. Another 1/3 of the wall...
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