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Yesterday, 06:28 PM
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In case it sheds some insight, here is the 2nd...

In case it sheds some insight, here is the 2nd floor plan with the vents and returns marked. The furnace/blower is pretty much right above the double doors to the master. not quite to scale. THe 2...
Yesterday, 05:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 91
Posted By ijourneaux

Thanks. Will get up there on Sat morning. This is...

Thanks. Will get up there on Sat morning. This is all insulated flex pipe. Just laying on top of the joists and insulation. I am assuming there is at least one T Going to that side of the house so...
08-11-20, 09:02 AM
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Views: 91
Posted By ijourneaux

Will test all of the returns and calculate the...

Will test all of the returns and calculate the open area. Most of the return grills are the same design The ones in the closet and jack and jill bathroom are smaller
08-11-20, 08:57 AM
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Posted By ijourneaux

I really appreciate everyones comments....

I really appreciate everyones comments. Interested in learning what is involved.
Each room on that side of the house has a separate return and there is one in the hall way just outside the 2...
08-11-20, 08:42 AM
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Views: 91
Posted By ijourneaux

I am not an expert by any means, but I used an...

I am not an expert by any means, but I used an anemometer that give fpm. I probably should have multiplied by the open area to get a cfm.
08-11-20, 05:44 AM
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Views: 91
Posted By ijourneaux

Second floor A/C balancing

I have a home built in 2002 with separate A/Cs for first and second floor. The second floor has Master bedroom and bath + 2 closets and a second bedroom, bathroom and closet on one side of the house...
07-28-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By ijourneaux

Thanks everyone for the comments. Will add some...

Thanks everyone for the comments. Will add some galvanized nails. Stupid mistake. Glad I caught it now and not later.
07-27-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 156
Posted By ijourneaux

Wrong nails into bottom plate

Stupid mistake. I built a couple of small walls no load bearing walls in my basement. When tow nailing to the bottom plate (pressure treated), I did not use glavanized nails . Can I just add...
07-24-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By ijourneaux

I confirmed that it is flaking off. He lives in...

I confirmed that it is flaking off. He lives in an apartment so not too much available to deal with it. I will have him check to see if it is a lacquer finish first and see where that takes us.
07-24-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 197
Posted By ijourneaux

Finish on wood furniture is coming off

My son called me about the finish coming off of his furniture. It is in a room that he doesn't use very much so he didn't notice it before. He can't remember what he would have done to cause the...
06-09-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By ijourneaux

I have a question out to the inspections...

I have a question out to the inspections department as we speak.. I think the first question you ask is key.

The second question, wrt the short joist, I was thinking that it would stay where it is...
06-09-20, 07:44 AM
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Views: 253
Posted By ijourneaux

Almost of the walls in the basement are in fact...

Almost of the walls in the basement are in fact 2x6. There is one interior 2x4 framed wall that the previous home owner built. and the concrete walls along both sides of the garage bordering the...
06-08-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By ijourneaux

Sorry I meant top plate not header. I have added...

Sorry I meant top plate not header. I have added a couple of pictures with more details. One looking up the stair well that shows the stairwell on the other side of the wall and the joist at the...
06-08-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 253
Posted By ijourneaux

Replace wall along stairs with beam

I would like to replace a 2x6 framed wall on one side of our stairs to open the stairs up to the main room in the bawement. I have attached a picture for reference. The wall in the basement is framed...
06-03-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By ijourneaux

Thanks for confirming the dry wall question....

Thanks for confirming the dry wall question. Where would I learn more about fire blocking? I can understand the need. just don't understand how it is done.
06-02-20, 04:16 PM
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Posted By ijourneaux

Drywall ceiling in basement

In a room I am finishing in the basement, I am building a tray ceiling around the entire room, 1ft down from the ceiling and 2ft from the wall. Do I need additional support for the drywall on the...
05-24-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By ijourneaux

Yes. it is the basement and I haven't installed a...

Yes. it is the basement and I haven't installed a ceiling yet.
05-19-20, 06:04 PM
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Views: 244
Posted By ijourneaux

It is funny. I am on the second floor above the...

It is funny. I am on the second floor above the condenser and the refrigerant lines are directly beneath my feet when I am sitting at my desk that I rarely sat at pre-covid. If it were being...
05-19-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By ijourneaux

I would think this noise would fall into the...

I would think this noise would fall into the resonant rumble category. I am guessing that there is probably very little I can do to improve things?
05-19-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By ijourneaux

A/C Condenser Whirring sound

THis could be strictly because I am at home all of the time now and didn't notice it before. one of my air conditioner condensers is making a little more noise that the other. If you listen to it,...
05-18-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By ijourneaux

Thanks Norm. I have owned 5 homes in the past...

Thanks Norm. I have owned 5 homes in the past and never had an injector. When I saw the pit in the floor when we moved in, I assumed, without paying too much attention that it was a ground water...
05-17-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By ijourneaux

Basement plumbing

I am planning on finishing my basement. I was going to take advantage of the roughed in bathroom (sink, toilet and bathtub pipes coming up through slab) but wondering how the plumbing actually works....
04-08-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By ijourneaux

That could be it!. Thanks I can't seem to find...

That could be it!. Thanks
I can't seem to find one locally so I reached out to a website to see if I can confirm that it is the coorect door bottom. If it is, I will order a couple
04-08-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By ijourneaux

Door Bottom/Sweep

I need to repalce the door bottom on one of the exterior steel doors on my home. The bottom door design is not something I have seen before. I can not locate a manufacturers plate on the door. The...
04-01-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By ijourneaux

Thanks. That would simplify things. I don't want...

Thanks. That would simplify things. I don't want to cut corners but also don't want to do work over again. Just to make sure I understand, a 1x4 mounted to the 2x4 in front of the wire would meet the...
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