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06-12-19, 02:43 PM
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Posted By Sunburn

Looking closer at it, the shingles are going from...

Looking closer at it, the shingles are going from being on the plywood to being on the skylight 2x8 with no unsupported gaps. It looks like putting plywood on top of the frame would make a bump, so...
06-12-19, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Sunburn

It looks like there's no sheathing over it, but...

It looks like there's no sheathing over it, but it is beside it. The shingles appear to be mounted directly to the skylight frame.
06-12-19, 09:03 AM
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Posted By Sunburn

I chiseled off the rot from the boards, the right...

I chiseled off the rot from the boards, the right one is a 2x6 and the left one a 2x8. The right board didn't have much rot. The left one had rot very deep, and after trying to get it out I found the...
06-11-19, 10:04 AM
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Views: 1,472
Posted By Sunburn

Yup, it's the ceiling you're looking at, it's at...

Yup, it's the ceiling you're looking at, it's at a 45 degree angle...the wainscoting is the wall behind the sink. Judging by the abundance of silicone around the skylight, it may have been the...
06-10-19, 08:13 PM
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Views: 1,472
Posted By Sunburn

Attic truss has rot

The attic truss that is also used to hold the ceiling in my bathroom has rot on it, as well as the wood next to it. The source of the rot was stopped years ago, the damage is still there and looks...
09-30-18, 08:07 AM
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Posted By Sunburn

Here's where I am right now. I had to cut the...

Here's where I am right now. I had to cut the side boards sure to rot. Should I add another row of siding then put PVC under it and into the separation, or just use PVC board the rest of the way...
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Views: 679
Posted By Sunburn

In addition to the above posts, I'd seal off that...

In addition to the above posts, I'd seal off that hole in the wood unless you want rodents to travel through it.
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Views: 679
Posted By Sunburn

Is it soldered onto the valve in the basement?...

Is it soldered onto the valve in the basement? Are you planning on putting in a new dishwasher, or converting it to cabinet space?


It looks like they got the bottom plate off somehow, and...
09-12-18, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By Sunburn

Ah, that's a shame, missed that part. By...

Ah, that's a shame, missed that part.


By now I'm used to reading about people skipping beneficial opportunities, like a creating community garden where one can advertise their business and dump...
09-11-18, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 836
Posted By Sunburn

Have you considered composting? Mix in some food...

Have you considered composting? Mix in some food scraps and you've got yourself golden garden soil in about 4 months. I tossed in about 250 worms and it's gotten to a point they break down the fresh...
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Views: 673
Posted By Sunburn

I'll be tackling this soon as well, I opted for...

I'll be tackling this soon as well, I opted for the 4 MP Reolink PoE system as getting power to the install spots would be a lot of work. Doing some Ethernet runs throughout a house before, I can say...
09-11-18, 08:08 PM
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Views: 2,522
Posted By Sunburn

So what you're saying is, my first wood project...

So what you're saying is, my first wood project (bottom trim and wooden drip cap) was a bad idea?


Because I agree :D


It's being replaced, as you can see from my terrorizing skills at the...
09-11-18, 07:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By Sunburn

@Pjmax That does sound likely. The unbroken...

@Pjmax

That does sound likely. The unbroken tab threw a curve ball at me.





@lambition
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Posted By Sunburn

My shed sits on top of a gravel foundation, it's...

My shed sits on top of a gravel foundation, it's on a slant so I wanted good drainage and nothing that'd easily be a home to critters.I originally envisioned the inside having just gravel as...
09-11-18, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By Sunburn

Update post It appears the last home...

Update post


It appears the last home owner wired the bathroom circuit, and a separate outdoor circuit, to the same receptacle. The bathroom circuit hot and neutral were back stabbed, the outdoor...
09-11-18, 05:57 PM
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Views: 2,522
Posted By Sunburn

Question Siding meets concrete driveway

I'm replacing the siding around my garage that also meets the concrete driveway. As you can see in my photo, the flashing is bad and I'm pretty sure that wood is way too thick. I was thinking about...
03-06-18, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 867
Posted By Sunburn

I don't see anything wrong with it, but I'm not...

I don't see anything wrong with it, but I'm not familiar with IL building codes.

For the sound issue, you can put insulation between all the ceiling joists -- R-13 is common down here, you might...
02-25-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By Sunburn

I installed the GFCIs and already tried finding...

I installed the GFCIs and already tried finding other plugs and lights that may be fed from it; I have a few theories as to where the mystery junction box might be with the ground hooked up with...
02-25-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By Sunburn

Your interpretation is correct. The outlets...

Your interpretation is correct.

The outlets are in their own junction boxes, they're 1-gangs. I cannot find where the mystery junction box is, perhaps it's going through a light junction box...
02-25-18, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By Sunburn

I think there's a communication problem, probably...

I think there's a communication problem, probably on my side as I've been inhaling fiberglass all day ... my bad :)

From the service panel, I have Romex going to a junction box that powers two...
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Views: 1,213
Posted By Sunburn

+1 to just rip it out and start over, save that...

+1 to just rip it out and start over, save that wood for some decent scrap. It's also a great opportunity to install light-activated LED lighting on the steps, a great safety feature for when the...
02-25-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By Sunburn

Here's what I think is happening to the upstairs...

Here's what I think is happening to the upstairs circuit, see attached. When disconnected from wire from circuit breaker, there should be no path to ground -- but there is with the Upstairs Ground...
02-25-18, 03:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By Sunburn

@PCBoss and Tolyn: The hot wire is fine, the...

@PCBoss and Tolyn: The hot wire is fine, the picture makes it look like there's continuity between the Hot and Ground. When removed from the Circuit Breaker wire, the continuity is from the CBs...
02-25-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By Sunburn

Question Two ground paths on a circuit?

For an upstairs bathroom circuit, we believe there's a hidden jbox that is sharing a ground with two circuits. The bathroom circuit goes into an accessible junction box, then splits to:

1. To the...
01-29-18, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,256
Posted By Sunburn

Well that's a relief, I've been reading up on...

Well that's a relief, I've been reading up on volt detectors and see where it affects the readings. Could the induced voltage also have caused the spark when I switched the circuit breaker from off...
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