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01-18-17, 02:39 PM
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Views: 1,700
Posted By Civicminded

The thing with thermax is it seems it is...

The thing with thermax is it seems it is impermeable, On the existing kneewall there is poly behind the drywall so I don't want to make two vapor barriers.

I have the fan fold from years ago and...
01-17-17, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,700
Posted By Civicminded

Can I use fanfold insulation under housewrap?

I am insulating a knee wall, re insulating actually since it was done poorly originally, It is a 2x4 knee wall with drywall, poly then fiberglass batts, with the "exterior" in an unconditioned space....
01-15-17, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By Civicminded

Is there a minimum distance from the toilet an...

Is there a minimum distance from the toilet an outlet must be?
01-14-17, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By Civicminded

Cape Cod- Gap between roof sheathing and fascia board.

I have a cape cod with no overhangs or soffits ( Never again will I buy a cape cod...arghh!) Anyway there is a cavity above the top plate where stuff from the gutters blows in, seed pods, probably...
01-14-17, 07:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,919
Posted By Civicminded

I was thinking the same thing about the Tyvek, it...

I was thinking the same thing about the Tyvek, it sounds like it would work in theory. I am really considering the Smart membrane, I looked and Menards has it but its listed as "Discontinued" however...
01-14-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Civicminded

Im thinking of a bath fan without a light.

I have researched many bath exhaust fans and from experience the builders grade fans are there to meet code and not much else. We had a new house with the most basic broan fan you could get and it...
01-14-17, 06:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,919
Posted By Civicminded

Yes, that is what I meant. I may put some behind...

Yes, that is what I meant. I may put some behind the bath walls, one of those is exterior anyway.
01-13-17, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,919
Posted By Civicminded

Air sealing VS Poly vapor barrier.

I am so confused. I was going to put up a 6 mil poly vapor barrier around my new bathroom and put airtight boxes around electrical outlets and seal them as well. Some say not to use vapor barrier...
01-11-17, 07:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,201
Posted By Civicminded

FWIW My parents have a 37 dollar meter...

FWIW

My parents have a 37 dollar meter charge, plus a 10 dollar security light charge, plus tax, so their monthly bill is 50 dollars minimum even if they dont turn the first light on in the house.
01-11-17, 07:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,201
Posted By Civicminded

Also note that electric usage cost was actually...

Also note that electric usage cost was actually only 151.29 I believe.

I believe the 47.49 Distribution service fee is your "meter charge", You may check but I think that amount you will pay even...
01-08-17, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By Civicminded

Update! I went to the HD today and bought...

Update!

I went to the HD today and bought the rest of the disc lights that they had in stock to match the ones I have. It appears that the Led Disc lights that fit a 4'' J Box were a short lived...
01-07-17, 07:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 861
Posted By Civicminded

I would suggest adding a florescent shop light...

I would suggest adding a florescent shop light above the workbench. It looks a little dark, I would have a hard time seeing...lol.

You can get the kind that plugs into a switched outlet, or put...
01-07-17, 06:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,201
Posted By Civicminded

What was your actual KWH Usage and cost per KWH? ...

What was your actual KWH Usage and cost per KWH? Electric water heater?

It would be helpful if you posted a pic of your bill if you are confused by the terminology.

I work for an electric...
01-07-17, 06:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By Civicminded

Thankyou!!! I never knew there was such a...

Thankyou!!! I never knew there was such a product. If its as nice as it looks I cannot figure out why anyone would buy fiberglass insulation. Our local home depot only has 3.5 inch thick roxul for...
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By Civicminded

Sorry I didn't reply sooner. It hasn't worked out...

Sorry I didn't reply sooner. It hasn't worked out at all. I didn't listen and bought a sterling ensemble tub and surround and after 5 of the could not get one that wasn't damaged during shipping so...
01-05-17, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By Civicminded

What insulation when using vapor barrier?

I have a House built in 1978, 2x6 walls. The house has foil faced insulation with poly stapled over the studs, the drywall or paneling depending on room. the house is sheathed with blackboard and the...
01-04-17, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By Civicminded

Bathroom Renovation Ceiling Lights, J boxes with Disc Lights or Can Lights?

I am renovating a bathroom and have it down to the studs. I am going to put in 3 lights in the ceiling, two in the bathroom space and one in the shower. None of these would be in contact with...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,912
Posted By Civicminded

UPDATE. I have hooked up a standard dust deputy...

UPDATE. I have hooked up a standard dust deputy with my ridgid wd1851 and it seems to work great. I have a 5 layer hepa cartridge and a fine dust bag installed along with an exhaust diffuser so I am...
02-21-16, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By Civicminded

The thing I don't understand is I was always...

The thing I don't understand is I was always under the impression that they textured ceilings to save time, but you still have to tape it and get it fairly smooth before texturing no? To me it seems...
02-20-16, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By Civicminded

The bathroom had a stomped ceiling before, the...

The bathroom had a stomped ceiling before, the other bathroom does as well. Its lasted for 38 years with no issues, my parents house from 2001 has stomped ceilings in every room, most houses around...
02-18-16, 04:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By Civicminded

The bathroom has a shower. It will have an...

The bathroom has a shower. It will have an exhaust fan right above the shower. It will have a stomped texture, which is what the rest of the house has so if I dont match it that room will stick out...
02-17-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By Civicminded

What type of drywall should I use?

I have a bathroom to drywall, I see that most of what my local store carries is the lightweight drywall, is this stuff as good as regular drywall? There is also a product that Menards sells that is...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,912
Posted By Civicminded

Yes, I am not looking to spend that much. I...

Yes, I am not looking to spend that much. I suppose even if i bought a cheap vac and ruined it, it would still be cheaper...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,912
Posted By Civicminded

Its just one job, a small bathroom. There is no...

Its just one job, a small bathroom. There is no window in there, but if I buy 20 ft of hose it should work.
Replies: 10
Views: 1,912
Posted By Civicminded

Thanks everyone, I have the hepa filter ( I know...

Thanks everyone, I have the hepa filter ( I know its not a true hepa) on my vac and the dust bag inside as well.

I have an older 2.5 hp 6 gallon rigid and it has no provision to use a bag. I...
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