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05-18-12, 07:26 AM
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Planning for wiring in a yet to be built shed?

Im looking at doing some concrete work outside this summer. Basically making a 3' wide sidewalk. In the future I plan to build a shed and hope to run wiring from the house to it. The path for the...
02-27-12, 08:26 PM
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Posted By jimbob

wiring question with GFI

I am renovating a bathroom and including a GFI outlet. The previous outlet in the bathroom was one of those oldschool two prong outlets at the base of the light fixture. The circuit powers the...
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Posted By jimbob

Bathroom fan exhaust question

I am putting a new bathroom exhaust fan in a bathroom which previously did not have one. It is a main floor bathroom so I am venting out the side of the house. It is a straight run of 7 feet or so....
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Views: 8,096
Posted By jimbob

Great - thanks Mike - completely understand now. ...

Great - thanks Mike - completely understand now. Appreciate the help.
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Views: 8,096
Posted By jimbob

I should have just taken the pics in the first...

I should have just taken the pics in the first place!

So I was going to just put an elbow where the red starts at the bottom, so you are saying put a Y there with some sort of cleanout cap on the...
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Posted By jimbob

Ok - here are a couple of pics to help explain...

Ok - here are a couple of pics to help explain what is there and what Im hoping to do.

The house is about 35 years old.


http://i.imgur.com/zpZaF.jpg


Photo1
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Posted By jimbob

Ill take some pictures and upload them tonight,...

Ill take some pictures and upload them tonight, im not doing great with my drawings :)

What are the potential consequences of having a T instead of a Y?
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Posted By jimbob

Thanks for the help. I just checked and you are...

Thanks for the help. I just checked and you are right - the toilet does not vent into the "vent stack", just goes to the waste stack. There is a vent stack and a waste stack coming from upstairs,...
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Posted By jimbob

ive redrawn - not positive on the toilet vent, Id...

ive redrawn - not positive on the toilet vent, Id have to double check when I get home but I think that is where it goes.

The diagram I made is looking at the unfinished basement wall directly on...
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Views: 8,096
Posted By jimbob

Vent/Drain question

Id like to move the sink in our bathroom, and its new location would be situated so that sink drain pipe would be directly over the shower drain pipe.

Is it a bad idea to share the vent/drain...
05-14-09, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 24,279
Posted By jimbob

Thanks for the info. I live in Ontario so it can...

Thanks for the info. I live in Ontario so it can get chilly up here.

I can get either of these at R14. The Roxul is a touch cheaper per sq.ft. Is one of them a better option?

PINK FIBERGLAS...
05-13-09, 07:36 PM
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Views: 24,279
Posted By jimbob

So I just took a look at getting this project...

So I just took a look at getting this project going. Took off some of the paneling and what I assumed was R12 is actually R7!

So I think the new plan is to take down the panelling, rip out the...
04-22-09, 06:41 PM
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Posted By jimbob

Worth it to upgrade room from R12 to R20 for extra warmth/energy savings?

We have a back room which is generally colder then the rest of the house. The house is about 30 years old, is 2x4 construction, and has 30 year old R12 insulation with the paper vapour barrier. I...
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Posted By jimbob

I do have access to the underside, but toenailing...

I do have access to the underside, but toenailing wouldnt really work due to the extra joists I have in this spot. Id only be able to secure one side of the length of the board.
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Posted By jimbob

Can I "glue" pressure treated deck boards?

As I asked about in another thread I plan to use hidden fastener system. There will be a few places too tight or impossible to use the hidden fastener due to the decking pattern Id like to use.
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Posted By jimbob

Looks like your product is quite a bit more...

Looks like your product is quite a bit more expensive then the alternatives. You want to give me a discount to be a "tester" for you? :D
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Posted By jimbob

OK - Ive ruled out a ripped 2x4. So are you...

OK - Ive ruled out a ripped 2x4. So are you saying the hidden fasteners are also a bad idea, or they are Ok since they are minimally thick compared to the decking? I was planning on using them...
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Views: 8,733
Posted By jimbob

Hiding decking screws on pressure treated deck?

I was looking into the various hidden fastener systems and was thinking I should just use a 2x4 ripped in 2. Screw this to the joist then screw up through it into the decking from underneath. Any...
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Views: 7,000
Posted By jimbob

Thanks. I think I got it now. I should place...

Thanks. I think I got it now. I should place that post pretty much dead corner so the rim joist (band?) can attach to it as well as the ledger extension, since there will not be a beam there. 6x6...
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Views: 9,070
Posted By jimbob

That is interesting. We do have a humidifier...

That is interesting. We do have a humidifier running in there occasionally so that would explain that room over others.

She's only 13 months old, so Ill have to make sure she isnt licking the...
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Views: 9,070
Posted By jimbob

Is it harmful at all? My wife painted it up to...

Is it harmful at all? My wife painted it up to look like a barnyard for my daughter and it took her a long time to get all the animals on there. If we can avoid it I think we would rather leave it...
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Views: 9,070
Posted By jimbob

It is all 4 walls though - and no plumbing up...

It is all 4 walls though - and no plumbing up there. And not in any adjoining rooms.

I at first thought it was a leak too, till I found it on the other 3 walls.
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Views: 7,000
Posted By jimbob

Yes thanks - that is what I mean. Im not sure...

Yes thanks - that is what I mean. Im not sure what you mean by bolted two ways through the bands though?

I was figuring I would have to bring the 4x4 up to the ledger height and bolt the ledger...
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Views: 9,070
Posted By jimbob

Painting issue? weird residue coming through walls 1 year after painting.

We bought a house a year ago in May - about 30 years old, plaster walls and oil based paints. We used a primer that was good to cover the oil and allow us to use latex. All of the rooms look great...
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Views: 7,000
Posted By jimbob

How to extend Ledger 4' Beyond House?

We are building a deck - 26' wide with 22' of those feet being a ledger on the house and 4' extending past the house. The deck is 18' feet deep so I will have two rows of posts running parrallel to...
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