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04-16-20, 08:20 AM
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Basement renovation: a few questions

So, about 10 years ago I planned to finish my basement, never got to it because life happened. Revisiting the issue and I have researched endless posts about insulation which I did back then, but...
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Kohler rite temp valve issue

So, after a couple years of a dripping shower head, I finally got around to looking into it. Long story short, new house built in 2006, we are original owners. Two bathrooms and showers on 2nd...
08-21-13, 07:38 AM
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bracing shed trusses

I have built a 10x14 shed and put sheathing on the walls. I am ready to lay the trusses on the double top plate. And will be attaching them with the plate connectors and H1 hurricane ties. The...
09-08-11, 06:57 AM
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At building science.com under enclosures that...

At building science.com under enclosures that work and critical seal at rim joists, it says both types of spray foams are acceptible. There Is a diagram that shows
High r foundations 07 and high r...
09-08-11, 05:58 AM
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Spray foam for garage ceiling and basement rim joists

Hello all. I have a cold bonus room above my garage that I am planning on reinsulating with spray foam as well as my basement rim joist. I had one company come out so far and was quoted 2500 to do...
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Cleaning and replacing paver joints

After 5 years, the joints of my paver walkway are filled with weeds, moss, mulch, mud, and grass. I want to clean them out and put polymeric sand in. I'm wondering if it is easier to just blast the...
12-18-10, 01:59 PM
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Protecting my furnace

I want to start finishing my basement over the winter, and I would really like to do all sawing, cutting, etc in the basement and not have to work outside or in the garage and keep going up and down...
08-31-09, 01:22 PM
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Views: 1,691
Posted By ty163

Jay, thanks for the answer, New York State...

Jay, thanks for the answer,

New York State code for ventilation requirements for finished basements is a window opening equal to 4% of the floor area, or a mechanical ventilation system capable...
08-29-09, 06:01 AM
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Views: 1,691
Posted By ty163

Basement finishing. Advice on combustion air

Hello All

I am in the planning stages of finishing my basement and I was wondering what the requirements for combustion air for my furnace an water heater are. The furnace and water heater will...
07-29-09, 06:49 PM
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Views: 1,806
Posted By ty163

basement floor debate

I have been researching this to no end and am finding three different answers regarding the floor debate. Which is the better method 1, 2, 3, any, or none.

1) Mike Holmes uses 1" XPS on the...
05-12-09, 06:10 PM
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Sprinkler head won't pop up

I turned my system on yesterday, and all the heads popped up but one. Its in the second zone, and water was coming out of the head and spraying in the air, its just that the head didn't come up. ...
05-12-09, 06:07 PM
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Thanks Captain, I changed the solenoid and this...

Thanks Captain,
I changed the solenoid and this seems to have fixed the problem.

TY163
04-25-09, 11:07 AM
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Posted By ty163

I do have wires going into the master valve spot....

I do have wires going into the master valve spot. If I am understanding your post correctly, I can just shut this off and run the zones without it? Is the master valve needed to run the rest of the...
04-23-09, 05:55 AM
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Posted By ty163

Sorry, The model # is TMC-212 TY163

Sorry,
The model # is TMC-212

TY163
04-16-09, 03:48 PM
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Views: 9,981
Posted By ty163

"MV Fuse" message on sprinkler display

Last fall, just before shutting down the system for the winter, I started getting an "MV fuse" display on the panel of my TORO sprinkler controller. The zones would come on, then shut down which is...
01-03-09, 06:58 PM
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Views: 1,273
Posted By ty163

More basement questions

I posted a couple months ago regarding finishing my basement and got good answers. Yet, I still have some nagging questions I would like opinions on.
1) I have decided to remove the silver blanket...
12-27-08, 07:08 PM
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Posted By ty163

prehung door dilema

I installed a prehung door for a closet in a playroom and the rough opening height was 83". I don't know the exact size of door because I am not posting from home right now, but when I put the door...
11-01-08, 12:47 PM
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vapor barrier on floor of bonus room over garage?

We have a bonus room over our garage that was unfinished when we built our house two years ago. It had insulation, and a vapor barrier, and I recently finished the wiring and sheetrock. I noticed...
10-31-08, 06:48 PM
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Views: 1,614
Posted By ty163

Thanks for the info. The silver insulation is...

Thanks for the info. The silver insulation is actually blanket insultion. The builder stuffed pieces of fiberglass batts up in the rim joists. I read somewhere that I should use rigid insulation...
10-29-08, 09:04 AM
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Views: 1,614
Posted By ty163

Basement finishing: Next Step?

I am beginning to finish my basement and I have the design layed out on paper and a pretty good idea how I want everything. I live in Upstate NY, have a 2 year old house, and as I look at the...
08-30-07, 06:06 AM
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Posted By ty163

Thanks for the insight. I had a guy I work with...

Thanks for the insight. I had a guy I work with come over the other day and look at it. He said when they pour the floor, the way they make the ditch is to put a 2 x 4 all along the edge. He said...
08-24-07, 01:31 PM
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Views: 9,716
Posted By ty163

Ok, I read some books and the wire for the room...

Ok, I read some books and the wire for the room is run. Power came into and out of the receptacle, then to the light switch. I replaced 14-2 in the ceiling with 14-3 and installed a double gang box...
08-16-07, 07:14 PM
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Posted By ty163

Slight Moisture in Basement

I wanted to get some opinions from people on this site about a small bit of moisture I have in my basement. Our house is 8 months old, and was built with a french drain in the basement along the...
07-26-07, 06:40 PM
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Views: 1,111
Posted By ty163

So I guess when I go to do the rest of the attic,...

So I guess when I go to do the rest of the attic, I need to make sure that the fiberglass batts are up tight with the baffles, then blow in the insulation. Sounds good, and I like the idea of the...
07-25-07, 09:59 AM
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Posted By ty163

Well, I took a closer inspection of the joists...

Well, I took a closer inspection of the joists today. See, we have a hip roof, and the garage roof obviously designed to match. The issue is that in the bonus room there is a joist that runs the...
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