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09-07-20, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Sam Ryan

Pilot Dane, I assume all those columns need...

Pilot Dane, I assume all those columns need footings..
09-06-20, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Sam Ryan

So the the slope on that side is due to major sag...

So the the slope on that side is due to major sag in the middle of the house. That side is exacerbated because a 2nd floor addition was added decades ago. There was also NO post in the basement...
09-06-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Sam Ryan

This is the 2nd floor addition. Looks like 30...

This is the 2nd floor addition. Looks like 30 years ago the roof was torn off but they kept the roof wall and built up. I know it's very unorthodox. I just added 2 inch boards to the studs so I can...
09-06-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 254
Posted By Sam Ryan

Steep slope in floor around exterior wall.. concern?

So, I have a very steep slope ( 1 & 1/4th inch after 4 feet) on the middle, one one side of my house. The problem is, then entire middle of the house seems to be relatively flat, so if I raise this,...
10-18-16, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By Sam Ryan

The hardwood is already down (under the carpet),...

The hardwood is already down (under the carpet), it's just getting refinished. My concern was the hardwood would look uneven, but there really isnt anything I can do at the moment.
10-18-16, 05:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By Sam Ryan

There are plenty of footings in the basement at...

There are plenty of footings in the basement at the moment, you can even see the ones that were added fairly recently. My concern is if I were to jack up the floor now, the kitchen tile floor would...
10-17-16, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By Sam Ryan

Sloping floor in older house

Hey everyone,

I just wanted to get some opinions and options.

I have a 1940s house and some of the floors are a bit uneven. I already re-did the kitchen and used floor leveler to even the...
10-17-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By Sam Ryan

Vapor Barrier?!?

I have heard PLENTY of opinions on vapor barriers. This seems to be one of the more controversial topics in home renovations. The answer on when to use one seems to depend on climate.


When...
10-17-16, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By Sam Ryan

Hmmm, good point, ill talk to the wife as she...

Hmmm, good point, ill talk to the wife as she runs the show.
10-06-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By Sam Ryan

im just going to leave the wall up and remodel...

im just going to leave the wall up and remodel the closet. It makes more sense.
09-30-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Sam Ryan

Thanks! Why foil facing into the attic? Is...

Thanks!

Why foil facing into the attic? Is that to keep heat from entering in the summer? I.m confused why that would be useful during cold northeastern winters...
09-30-16, 11:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Sam Ryan

do I put the Roxul on the inside (towards the...

do I put the Roxul on the inside (towards the upstairs), then the foam board over it? Does the foil aim towards the insulated area or away?
09-30-16, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Sam Ryan

insulation for an attic wall?

Hey guys,

I have an attic which is next to my 2nd floor. What is the ideal insulation to use on the wall? Right now it is just some old ripped foil paper. Should I use unfaced fiberglass?
...
09-30-16, 07:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Sam Ryan

Yes it is.. I will be adding a lot of 2x4s for...

Yes it is.. I will be adding a lot of 2x4s for all the sheet edges.
09-23-16, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By Sam Ryan

I agree... I'm going to try to look at the back...

I agree... I'm going to try to look at the back wall and see if the joist joint is sitting over that.
09-23-16, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By Sam Ryan

idk why two pictures came up sideways... they are...

idk why two pictures came up sideways... they are upright on my computer :/
09-23-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Sam Ryan

Is paper tape better than mesh for ceilings? ...

Is paper tape better than mesh for ceilings?


Yes, some are a bit longer than 16" but not by much. I can cross with 2x4's to add support. I may do that anyway because of the strange spacing.
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09-23-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Sam Ryan

THere is a LOT of blown in. I moved it up there...

THere is a LOT of blown in. I moved it up there from the other rooms I replaced with fiberglass. It def goes above the joists. Id say about 7-8 inches of blown in.
09-23-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,173
Posted By Sam Ryan

Load bearing studs?

Hi Everyone,

So I want to completely open up this closet and put up hooks for coats. Are these studs load bearing?

Thanks,
Sam

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09-23-16, 07:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By Sam Ryan

Finishing living room drywall....

Hi Everyone,

I am putting up 1/2" drywall in my living room ceiling and walls.

For the ceiling, is it OK to just use joint compound on the seams then roll on sand texture, prime, and paint? ...
09-19-16, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By Sam Ryan

Suggested outlet placement for 10x15 living room?

Hi everyone,

I am wiring outlets for my 10'x15' living room. How many outlets should I put in? Are there any code requirements for min# of outlets and distance?

Also, I am installing a gas...
09-19-16, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By Sam Ryan

attic insulation..?

Hey everyone,

My attic is above my kitchen and living room. Currently, the attic has blown-in insulation sitting between the joists. Is this sufficient insulation for New England...
09-16-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,409
Posted By Sam Ryan

Thanks! Yes, I am aware of the violation......

Thanks!

Yes, I am aware of the violation... Not much else I could do in terms of options. I can't fit a fan in there because the cabinets are a double. For safety purposes, I may put a piece of...
09-16-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Sam Ryan

What do you mean composition? Just standard 2x4s...

What do you mean composition? Just standard 2x4s (old ones that are actually 2x4")

Above the room is an attic.
09-16-16, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Sam Ryan

living room remodel: drywall recommendations?

Hi Everyone,

So I just gutted my 10'x15' living room and wanted to get opinions on drywall. I've heard many different things such as 1/2" for walls and ceilings, 5/8" for both, or 5/8"...
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