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10-18-19, 09:44 AM
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Posted By MrCarbon

creativity needed for replacing sliding door

We are rehabbing a home and it has this weird sliding door out to deck area with a step. We want to replace door.
The height of the deck floor is above door threshold height so it make a weird...
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Posted By MrCarbon

Calling all energy efficiency pros!

I have a cape cod style home. The 1.5 story homes with the knee walls and slopes ceilings upstairs. we are trying to make the upstairs more comfortable so we decide to gut upstairs and re-insulate...
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Views: 7,773
Posted By MrCarbon

Hi again Bud! So it looking like my planned...

Hi again Bud!

So it looking like my planned 18" of blown in cellulose is going to block part of my gable vents I installed as intake vents. I was thinking of creating a foam board fence to keep...
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Posted By MrCarbon

That was a very informative article and I pretty...

That was a very informative article and I pretty much made up my mind that I will not be dense packing anything without vent channel.
I might have to just tear down the ceiling drywall and do it...
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Views: 7,773
Posted By MrCarbon

hmmmm.. the only thing I can think of is sliding...

hmmmm.. the only thing I can think of is sliding up in there a sandwhich of insulation and air vent bafffle.

Ok, Thanks alot for the counseling ...haha



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Posted By MrCarbon

Yes they are in side attics. I have no roof over...

Yes they are in side attics. I have no roof over hang so i had to use these as intake vents
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Kind of like this graphic.
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Posted By MrCarbon

For sloped portion: its got old R7.5 faced...

For sloped portion: its got old R7.5 faced fiberglass batts that are in really bad shape. probably like an 1 inch thick. For ventilation it has an air gap between the roof sheathing and the...
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Views: 7,773
Posted By MrCarbon

its all 2x4 rafters. I know, crappy.

its all 2x4 rafters. I know, crappy.
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Posted By MrCarbon

There is 2 rooms upstairs. Bedroom 1 I gutted...

There is 2 rooms upstairs. Bedroom 1 I gutted completely since it had some old broken paneling stuff. So this room I am able to properly vent and insulate those sloped portions.
Bedroom 2 was...
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Views: 7,773
Posted By MrCarbon

hello again Bud! I had a question for you. So...

hello again Bud!
I had a question for you. So as you know I have 1.5 story house that I am trying to redo the kneewall insulation and attic floor insulation.
What do you recommend for the sloped...
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Views: 657
Posted By MrCarbon

anybody got any instructions on how to install...

anybody got any instructions on how to install these bad boys?
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Views: 657
Posted By MrCarbon

Yes that is correct. Very hot in summer and cold...

Yes that is correct. Very hot in summer and cold winter. I'm using these as intake vents and turtle style vents up by the peak as exhaust vents. It's really my only option with no soffits.
I am...
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Views: 657
Posted By MrCarbon

yes i have access to the attic. I have located a...

yes i have access to the attic. I have located a spot between studs where they will be installed.
Im just not sure how to make it all water proof and finished looking.
Here is a picture of the...
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Views: 657
Posted By MrCarbon

Vent Install Help

Hello everybody,
I need to install these vents on my gables as intake vents for attic ventilation ( I dont roof overhang so no soffit vents).

I kind of have any idea how to do it but wanted to...
09-30-16, 10:48 AM
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Views: 11,133
Posted By MrCarbon

Update on my ant extermination: I set out 4...

Update on my ant extermination:

I set out 4 Terro ant bait cartridges and they gobbled it up. I set this set of bait out by my shed where I see their marching line every night. I havent really...
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Views: 7,773
Posted By MrCarbon

I sucked out all the insulation on one side. Yay...

I sucked out all the insulation on one side. Yay me. I sucked it out with handy insulation vacuum I made from leaf blower.:Wink:

Didnt find anything to scary. Just those ants and some rodent...
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Views: 7,773
Posted By MrCarbon

Hey Bud, I was planning on removing old...

Hey Bud,
I was planning on removing old insulation and blowing new stuff in. Is it even necessary to remove old insulation? Can I just blow new stuff over top?.
I think it would be pretty easy to...
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Views: 7,773
Posted By MrCarbon

ok, cool. that sounds good. By the way while I...

ok, cool. that sounds good. By the way while I was up there the other day sucking out old insulation, I found a big group of carpenter ants!
The joys of old houses.
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Posted By MrCarbon

Hey Bud, I plan on blowing in about 18 inches...

Hey Bud,
I plan on blowing in about 18 inches of cellulose into the attic. Do I need the attic baffles down where the roof meets the attic floor even though I don't have soffit vents? If I don't use...
09-20-16, 09:26 PM
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Views: 11,133
Posted By MrCarbon

Ya, I'm pretty sure there is couple of nests...

Ya, I'm pretty sure there is couple of nests somewhere in our shed. I see them every night March out. I will have to source some bait.
09-20-16, 12:18 PM
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Views: 11,133
Posted By MrCarbon

yes there could be some moisture up there. its an...

yes there could be some moisture up there. its an old house and attic is not very well ventilated. Ill check it out more thoroughly. thanks!
09-20-16, 09:49 AM
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Views: 11,133
Posted By MrCarbon

Carpenter ants found in attic

Hello everybody!
So i was removing attic insulation and found some carpenter ants just hanging out under the insulation (blown in cellulose). There was a pretty good amount and some were huge! I hit...
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Posted By MrCarbon

Ya I got some rigid foam. I was just trying to...

Ya I got some rigid foam. I was just trying to get out of another "cut n cobble " task... 😄.
Ok I will use some rigid .
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Views: 7,773
Posted By MrCarbon

Hey Bud, Do you think I could just fill that...

Hey Bud,
Do you think I could just fill that cavity with can foam?... It's 2x4 construction so the cavity would only be 3.5"x24"
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Views: 7,773
Posted By MrCarbon

Awesome, I will go ahead and do that.

Awesome, I will go ahead and do that.
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