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07-30-15, 09:21 AM
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Posted By jpenns

Hey Greg, I really appreciate the positive...

Hey Greg, I really appreciate the positive feedback, this was my first bigger building project so I'm very glad that people think it looks good. Got a few things to fix up yet, so I appreciate any...
07-21-15, 09:29 AM
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Views: 1,167
Posted By jpenns

Thanks for the reply. I just realized I was using...

Thanks for the reply. I just realized I was using the wrong terms. Whenever I said lag bolts I meant through bolts with washer and nut. And the thick screws I was talking about... yup I meant lag...
07-20-15, 07:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,167
Posted By jpenns

I built a sliding gate

Last year I built a large sliding gate to get a car through, something that's common in this area, although it seems nobody really knows how they should be built, they just copy existing gates. It...
08-11-14, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 843
Posted By jpenns

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback

Thanks, I appreciate the feedback
08-08-14, 12:57 PM
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Views: 843
Posted By jpenns

Reinforcing a sliding vehicle gate

In my older neighbourhood with small yards and questionable goings-on, it's common to have a sliding gate in the backyard so you can pull your vehicle onto the parking pad and lock it in. There are...
05-21-13, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,272
Posted By jpenns

Interesting/depressing replies. I've never...

Interesting/depressing replies. I've never really looked into the plumbing in this house before so didn't know what problems I might be running into, and I hate hearing that I'm gonna have to change...
05-20-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,272
Posted By jpenns

Ok I'll plan on raising the air valve, what's the...

Ok I'll plan on raising the air valve, what's the purpose of that valve anyways? Knowing helps motivate me to actually do it. :)

The dishwasher cannot drain into the tail pipe under the sink...
05-20-13, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,272
Posted By jpenns

new kitchen sink and dishwasher traps

Hey everyone

I'm fairly new to plumbing, and as such had a plumber come in to do our new install of a dishwasher, which is NOT next to the sink because of how the kitchen reno needed to be...
Replies: 1
Views: 912
Posted By jpenns

exposing interior chimney

Hi everyone

I'm currently doing a kitchen reno that involved taking out a wall and exposing the chimney in the kitchen. The chimney was covered in plaster, which I chipped off, occasionally...
02-22-13, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,169
Posted By jpenns

No, I didn't mean putting Ditra directly on the...

No, I didn't mean putting Ditra directly on the planks, just wanting to make sure that I don't have to take those planks out before putting plywood down. Cause that will complicate things...
02-18-13, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,169
Posted By jpenns

The planks vary in width but are about 6" on...

The planks vary in width but are about 6" on average. They're 1" thick, and they run diagonally to the joists.

EDIT: after investigating a bit, the separation that makes it look like two layers is...
02-14-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,169
Posted By jpenns

Ahh, ok I think that makes sense. When he talked...

Ahh, ok I think that makes sense. When he talked about using cement board it would've been without Ditra. So I definitely need plywood. Check.

Now onto the other part of what you said, removing...
02-14-13, 10:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,169
Posted By jpenns

Since reading your comment I've looked around...

Since reading your comment I've looked around online and I see some debate about whether plywood or cement board is better, but I don't see anybody saying "you cannot use cement board under tile." ...
02-14-13, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,169
Posted By jpenns

ditra for heated floor

Hi everyone

I'm doing a heated porcelain floor installation in my kitchen (100 year house) and I'm trying to figure out if I need ditra. My wife doesn't like the idea because it will raise the...
02-14-13, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,350
Posted By jpenns

Thanks tileguy, I just saw your post now. Where...

Thanks tileguy, I just saw your post now. Where did you get the oak reducer? I'm assuming this is like a bit of mini-ramp to smooth the transition in height?
01-16-13, 11:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,350
Posted By jpenns

Sorry I need to hear a reason why. The type of...

Sorry I need to hear a reason why. The type of heating is determined by heating power and efficiency. So I understand that when doing radiant as a primary source for a whole house, hydronic would be...
01-16-13, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,350
Posted By jpenns

Yeah I've heard that too, but because why? I've...

Yeah I've heard that too, but because why? I've looked into hydronic here cause I do have a hot water boiler system with radiators as my primary for the house. I've been told you get about 30 BTU...
01-15-13, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,350
Posted By jpenns

What about something like this? Warmup |...

What about something like this? Warmup | Insulation Boards | Floor Insulation Boards (http://www.warmup.com/us/in-floor-heating-insulation-boards.phtml)

Or I guess I could just use plywood and...
01-15-13, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,350
Posted By jpenns

Yeah, I hear some people say that but I've never...

Yeah, I hear some people say that but I've never heard the rationale, besides which, entire houses are actually heated with radiant floor heat. Plenty of people have told me I can use it as a...
01-15-13, 07:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,350
Posted By jpenns

Ok, so cork sucks? I was going off a website...

Ok, so cork sucks? I was going off a website that talked about the importance of insulating underneath a heated floor. Is that only when you're on top of a concrete slab or something? I have the...
01-15-13, 11:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,350
Posted By jpenns

Right, joists. I imagine they could be 2 x 8's...

Right, joists. I imagine they could be 2 x 8's yes. The measurement was around 7". And yes, we're clear on the unsupported span.

I've looked into it a bit more and I'm thinking cork might be...
01-12-13, 12:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,350
Posted By jpenns

OK, the subfloor is wood, loosely spaced, 1"...

OK, the subfloor is wood, loosely spaced, 1" thick. Here's a pic. https://www.dropbox.com/s/csgvl325zl9nt4t/2013-01-12%2002.22.19.jpg

The joints are 7" wide, and span just under 8'. They are...
01-11-13, 11:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,350
Posted By jpenns

Installing heated flooring over shiplap subfloor, under porcelain tile

Hi there

Just wondering what the best method of install would be for running the loose wire heated cables over a subfloor that has some sizable gaps in it, and then putting porcelain on top. ...
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Views: 1,384
Posted By jpenns

Sorry Lawrosa, I did state that this was a...

Sorry Lawrosa, I did state that this was a converted system, but based on the link you provided I realized I had assumed this based on some faulty assumptions. So, no, it was not a gravity system.
Replies: 22
Views: 1,384
Posted By jpenns

You're right NJ, my boilers all work so I guess I...

You're right NJ, my boilers all work so I guess I won't worry about the sizing. The only significant problem at the moment is the variation in heating on the 3rd floor, and the fact that the first...
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