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10-15-20, 10:19 AM
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Posted By sybaris

One of the reasons why it has to be blown in is...

One of the reasons why it has to be blown in is due to the low slant of the roof. You might be able to walk stooped over down the centerline of the trusses. The soffits are inaccessible so baffles...
10-15-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By sybaris

Yes, same R value. I'm just amazed at the mark-up...

Yes, same R value. I'm just amazed at the mark-up in labor for a guy to stand there and hold a hose to blow-in one bale. Yeah, they have to earn a living but $45 in labor per bale is kinda crazy AND...
10-15-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 196
Posted By sybaris

Question Insulation Quality and Price

Hello
I'm renovating a 50 year old home that needs insulation in the attic (it has none). This is my first experience with insulation so bare with me. A company gave me an estimate and they were...
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By sybaris

Thanks for the responses. There was a cracked up...

Thanks for the responses. There was a cracked up 16X16 concrete pad just beyond the porch that I took out with a saw and sledgehammer last week. Looks like I'll be behind a jackhammer this week.
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By sybaris

Question Porch Ideas

Looking for suggestions on how to fix porch in the picture. It appears that over several decades the stone planters have settled causing the porch to crack. One half is slightly higher than the...
08-21-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By sybaris

Thanks Marq1. I had no idea professionals should...

Thanks Marq1. I had no idea professionals should be consulted.
08-21-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By sybaris

LVL Beam Strength???

I'm taking out a load bearing wall but putting up a support beam first. The span is a little over 16' supporting ceiling joists and some roof trusses. I went to my local yard and they said all I...
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By sybaris

The contractor proposed a 3 ton unit

The contractor proposed a 3 ton unit
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Views: 236
Posted By sybaris

Question Duct Size

Trying to put A/C in an older home that never had it or duct work. Home is 2600 sqft. I'm very limited in duct size and how it runs. The best I can do is to build a bulkhead (to house the ducting)...
05-01-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By sybaris

Thanks Dane. Those options have been discussed...

Thanks Dane. Those options have been discussed however there is no other physical location for a unit and HP HVAC is out of the budget.

I do know that one of the contractors does do his own duct...
05-01-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By sybaris

Lifting Sunken Floor

Recently purchased a home to turn into a rental. It is an older home that has no A/C or ductwork. I have had 3 HVAC contractors out and the only solution seems to be a packaged outdoor...
02-03-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By sybaris

Joe, it's low voltage switching. And yes, the...

Joe, it's low voltage switching.
And yes, the old wiring is cloth wrapped.
Also every outlet in the whole house is two prong.
I plan on getting an electrician to provide an estimate soon.
...
02-03-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By sybaris

Question Low Voltage Wiring

Recently purchased a home built in 1960 to refurbish as a rental. All the lights in the house are connected to this low voltage rats nest of a wall mounted box filled with down converters which is...
03-04-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By sybaris

I think I have it figured out. I can go to the...

I think I have it figured out. I can go to the right and have a 1/4 turn near the top.
03-03-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By sybaris

Can't do that. House is on a slope. 6 feet to...

Can't do that. House is on a slope. 6 feet to the right would be well below ground level.
03-03-19, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 568
Posted By sybaris

Question Stair Positioning

This house I purchased as an investment property had a spiral staircase in it and I took it out. It was in a bad location. Now I have to decide how the stairs are to be placed and am looking for...
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By sybaris

You can see other joists on the left and right...

You can see other joists on the left and right side of the picture under the subfloor.
They are nailed to the joist running left to right and run on out to an outside wall. Behind the camera is a...
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By sybaris

Joist Direction

Took out an old spiral staircase and not sure which way to run the floor joists to fill the hole. Any advice much appreciated.

https://i.imgur.com/owQBvPW.jpg
02-06-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 383
Posted By sybaris

Question AC Options

Hello

I'm about to start a limited renovation project on an older investment property (2600 sqft home) that has no AC and uses baseboard units for heating. I want to take out the baseboard units...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,108
Posted By sybaris

Thanks for the response. After looking at it...

Thanks for the response. After looking at it again, I think the best option is to have the stairs end below the light switch visible on the wall in the second photo, remove the outside door and...
Replies: 2
Views: 2,108
Posted By sybaris

Spiral staircase removal and replacement

Hello
Looking for ideas on replacing a spiral staircase. Would like to use current opening and make it larger if necessary. I'm thinking a straight run or mid-level landing with 90 or 180 degree...
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By sybaris

If there is left over cold asphalt does the...

If there is left over cold asphalt does the contractor take a loss when they return it to the plant?

The reason I ask is because the last 20 feet of my driveway is a lot thicker than the previous...
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By sybaris

Yes. Contractor has been contacted. They are not...

Yes. Contractor has been contacted. They are not being cooperative.
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By sybaris

Asphalt Resurfacing Issues

Recently had my driveway resurfaced and there are several dips along the length of it. You can't tell by looking at it because it's new and on a slope but if you drive on it you can definitely feel...
Replies: 6
Views: 806
Posted By sybaris

using treated 2X2's would be a lot easier. I...

using treated 2X2's would be a lot easier. I wouldn't have to anchor them to the concrete because the area is walled on 3 sides and nothing is going to move.
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