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12-06-13, 09:03 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

Nope, appears to be roof line. The rooms may not...

Nope, appears to be roof line. The rooms may not even qualify as "living space" due to the low headroom meeting minimum code requirements;

"SECTION R304 MINIMUM ROOM AREAS

R304.1 Minimum area....
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Posted By Gary in WA

Specifics are on page #21; "STAIR REQUIREMENTS ...

Specifics are on page #21; "STAIR REQUIREMENTS
Stairs, stair stringers, and stair guards shall meet the requirements shown in Figure 27 through Figure 34 and Table 6 except where amended by the...
12-05-13, 09:43 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

IMO, you have a rafter/ceiling joist system....

IMO, you have a rafter/ceiling joist system. Attic picture, 3rd one back shows 1x6 on each side of rafters meeting at peak. Have the contractor sign-off accepting the liability for you...unless a...
12-05-13, 09:32 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

Before you install paper, cloth or even black...

Before you install paper, cloth or even black asphalt coated roofing paper on a ceiling, please check with your local Fire Marshall or AHJ.

The ceiling material has to meet minimum code...
12-05-13, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

Yes, clearer, but I don't agree. Fiberglass...

Yes, clearer, but I don't agree. Fiberglass insulation in an attic does not require ventilation to insulate properly. It works best by trapping air- the R-value rating it got was tested in a...
12-05-13, 04:52 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

If the blown-in was fiberglass, the soffits are...

If the blown-in was fiberglass, the soffits are wind-washing it to reduce the height/R-value there. And the wind coming in is cold further dropping the temp of the top plates/ceiling around them...
12-04-13, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

Try a window installer or window supply acc. on...

Try a window installer or window supply acc. on the web...Box store usually carry limited thicknesses, here anyways. Page 32 shows one alternative;Exterior Siding, Trim, and Finishes - Google Books...
12-04-13, 06:34 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

Yes, you could overload the drywall for ceiling...

Yes, you could overload the drywall for ceiling sag or worse; maximum weight with 1/2" drywall at 16"oc is 2.2# Max. with 5/8" at 24"oc is 2.2#. Cellulose at R-65 is over that; Step One -...
12-02-13, 04:10 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

As it is a furnace room, check with your building...

As it is a furnace room, check with your building inspector or Fire Marshal. Many areas for a residence require 5/8" Type X drywall on the ceiling and/or 1/2" Type X on the room walls for fire; Fire...
12-02-13, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

IL under IBC, and they want an ignition barrier...

IL under IBC, and they want an ignition barrier per local amendments; Chapter 26 - Plastic (http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/icod/ibc/2009/icod_ibc_2009_26_par016.htm)

1. Chapter 26 - Plastic...
12-02-13, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

THERMAX? Sheathing...

THERMAX? Sheathing (http://building.dow.com/na/en/products/insulation/thermaxsheathing.htm)
Check with local AHJ.

Leave top 2" open for annual termite inspection, if required; Termite Basics:...
12-02-13, 12:07 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

You are welcome, I have more, though they are on...

You are welcome, I have more, though they are on wood/wood with backer rod/caulk. Same principle though, if you don't use backer rod; the caulk will not last long alone against thermal/capillary...
12-02-13, 12:02 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

Acoustical sealant or furnace duct...

Acoustical sealant or furnace duct mastic/fiberglass mesh tape; Search Results for acoustical sealant at The Home Depot (http://www.homedepot.com/s/acoustical%2520sealant?NCNI-5)

Search Results...
12-01-13, 01:53 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

I agree with Bud. Again. Roxul is an air...

I agree with Bud. Again. Roxul is an air permeable fibrous insulation, be sure to use a membrane first (and interior drain-if needed- or it will pool), to stop air/moisture as said; BSI-041: Rubble...
12-01-13, 01:26 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

Indeed, whoops... Just be sure to use a backer...

Indeed, whoops... Just be sure to use a backer rod with the caulk/sealant for a proper tooled joint (hour-glass shape) that will move with two very different rates; pp.35; Architectural Detailing:...
11-30-13, 10:33 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

IMO, any gap at the brick/flashing will not...

IMO, any gap at the brick/flashing will not infiltrate to the inside if the interior of the window is foamed at the sheathing/stud edge. A gap out there will feed the 1-2" air space required behind...
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Posted By Gary in WA

You are welcome, glad we could help! Gary

You are welcome, glad we could help!

Gary
11-30-13, 08:51 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

IMO, looks OK. Compression also appears normal...

IMO, looks OK. Compression also appears normal for old house. Poke it with screw-driver to check, "google" that....maybe a picture of the worst area from 3' away.

Gary
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Posted By Gary in WA

Depends on closed or open stringer, solid risers,...

Depends on closed or open stringer, solid risers, handrail grip; start pp.4, Figs. 27, 28, 30, 33-34; http://www.awc.org/Publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6-09.pdf

Gary
11-29-13, 03:40 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

Your first picture of the back-hang track shows...

Your first picture of the back-hang track shows 3-4' behind the end of track (7' + 1' radius + stopping room 5" = 8'-5"---- 9', so obviously the door is at the 10' end.... anyway... what a mess, as...
11-27-13, 06:22 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

Yes, that got carried away........ As XSleeper...

Yes, that got carried away........ As XSleeper touched on in the 3rd post, the rim (if 1-2x8) alone and a 4' span will carry 3285# total or 821# per sq.ft.; but- as it shares the square footage with...
11-27-13, 04:30 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

If the single joists replaced are anything but;...

If the single joists replaced are anything but; Spruce-pine-fir #3, you are fine on the span for your location Building code; Chapter 23 - Wood...
11-26-13, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

IMHO, the 23/32' panel is OK to cut as long as it...

IMHO, the 23/32' panel is OK to cut as long as it is on solid wood blocking due to its (single floor) 24oc rating, per code you are under; 2304.7(3) and (4), footnote "d"; Chapter 23 - Wood...
11-24-13, 04:09 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

Good you got it done. Permits are always nice.......

Good you got it done. Permits are always nice.... especially if you removed part of a braced panel with the hole, or have a point load above such as a ridge beam post or a stairwell hole header joist...
11-23-13, 08:47 PM
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Posted By Gary in WA

Welcome to the forums! That closet appears...

Welcome to the forums!

That closet appears narrower than 36" deep..... Chapter 34 - General Requirements (http://publicecodes.cyberregs.com/icod/irc/2009/icod_irc_2009_34_sec005.htm)

The same...
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