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06-18-15, 11:04 AM
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California Plumbing Code - cleanouts.

Recently got back plan check corrections requesting that I located cleanouts per CPC2013 Section 707.4, 719.0

Trying to understand the above references codes but it's like reading another...
06-18-15, 09:45 AM
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Views: 482
Posted By Bluefairy

Top tracked shower glass enclosure.

I there such a thing as a top tracked shower glass enclosure? If so where can I find one? Which manufacturer produces such a thing?
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This is a brand new house.

This is a brand new house.
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Views: 775
Posted By Bluefairy

Metal roofing cost compared to Asphalt shingles

Would metal roofing cost of labor and material be significantly higher than the cost to install standard Asphalt shingles?
11-20-14, 09:29 AM
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Views: 794
Posted By Bluefairy

Are phone jacks really needed anymore?

Considering most families use cell phones and the internet is wireless, does a new home need as many phone jacks? What is the protocol these days? One for every room? Only where there may be a...
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Views: 849
Posted By Bluefairy

Has anyone used Faux Beams for the exterior?

Ceiling Beams | Faux Wood Gives You the Look for Less (http://www.fauxwoodbeams.com/fauxbeams.php?gclid=Cj0KEQiAkJyjBRClorTki_7Zx8QBEiQAcqwGMSqnlH05S_AR6fC4i9UMPGcjFXpa3-ViAdbAWAkSHCgaAnLZ8P8HAQ)
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10-10-14, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By Bluefairy

Remodeling a Fireplace

I have a real wood burning fireplace that is at the level of a floor. Basically I would like to insert a modern looking gas fireplace at the same location but that it's at least 36" higher than the...
08-25-14, 02:26 PM
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Views: 711
Posted By Bluefairy

Green board for bathroom and kitchen Ceilings

I have been hearing green board for bathrooms and kitchen ceilings are not a good idea. If so what other kind of dry wall is recommended for wet locations?
08-20-14, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By Bluefairy

So the Foam is not a requirement for stucco walls?

So the Foam is not a requirement for stucco walls?
08-20-14, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By Bluefairy

Rigid Foam insulation R-6 with Stucco

For stucco walls, isn't it common practice to use rigid insulation as underlayment to prevent cracking of the stucco?
07-20-14, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By Bluefairy

I am planning to use 2x4 studs for the walls. So...

I am planning to use 2x4 studs for the walls. So that means I only have 3.5 inches for insulation. Can a R-19 batt insulation be stuffed into it?

Also I hear spray-in foam is too costly which...
07-20-14, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By Bluefairy

R-19 insulation for walls

In california, Title 24 is requiring all exterior walls to have R-19 insulation now. This is a major inconvenient code that occurred this month

Does anyone know how to achieve an R-19 wall...
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Views: 848
Posted By Bluefairy

so when I install a program like Microsoft office...

so when I install a program like Microsoft office do I just select D drive? Maybe it's also a good idea to create a folder called Programs in the D drive?
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Views: 848
Posted By Bluefairy

I want to install programs on a separate drive.

I have two drives Solid SDD and a regular 1 TB drive.

The operating system is located on the Solid SDD. I dont have a lot of space on this one and I dont want to overload it with too many files. ...
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Posted By Bluefairy

Light does not turn on with fan

There are 2 plugs inside this light/fan. One is for the light and the other is for the fan. There must be a way to reroute the wires so that the light in the fan comes on with the fan, no?
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11-19-11, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,389
Posted By Bluefairy

I know it's doable but maybe not worth it to...

I know it's doable but maybe not worth it to carve out ceilings where the joists run perpendicular to wall?

I just like the look. No one is trying to sell it to me.
11-18-11, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,389
Posted By Bluefairy

LED rope lighting in ceilings

https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Z9UvkOIyFIDll_3tkOMa1zXebwLfrKZnowlfniBfwnE?feat=directlink

I saw this photo of a master bedroom ceiling and wall and I liked how it really makes the room...
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Views: 5,592
Posted By Bluefairy

Well, I finally got the screw to loosen but the...

Well, I finally got the screw to loosen but the head is a bit mangled.

Is the connector the black plastic over some rows of metal teeth?
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Views: 5,592
Posted By Bluefairy

hedgeclippers, Thank you for your response. I...

hedgeclippers,
Thank you for your response. I did not realize the tray to the harddrive was still attached. However, one of the screws does not seem to get loose. Could it be glued? Any ideas of...
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Views: 5,592
Posted By Bluefairy

I want to sell a laptop without ram or harddrive

I want to sell a laptop without ram or harddrive. Am I ok on security? I would assume someone can use this machine...or is it worthless? I just hate throwing things out and putting things into land...
10-17-11, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By Bluefairy

need 2' of additonal shear wall.

I have a shear wall but I need to add an addition 2' to 3' of shear to meet current code requirements. Do I need to open the whole wall for inspection or can I just add 2' of shear at a door...
10-17-11, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,956
Posted By Bluefairy

Is there inspection after construction for code compliance?

I just wonder when inspection actually occurs. Is it after all construction is finished or is it at intervals. For instance, how does anyone check for shear walls when the building gets covered...
10-16-11, 07:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,003
Posted By Bluefairy

actually it's not a load bearing wall. so this...

actually it's not a load bearing wall. so this 32" wide door may not actuallly need a 4x8 beam? only a 4x4 all the way across?
10-16-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,003
Posted By Bluefairy

header size for pocket doors

how would you size a header for pocket doors?

Do I count the pocket where the door slides into as part of the opening?
10-13-11, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,307
Posted By Bluefairy

Floor for both interior and exterior use?

Is there a stone that can be used for both interior and exterior? If so, are there any draw backs for this type of application?
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