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07-28-19, 11:12 AM
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https://products.geappliances.com/appliance/gea-sp...

https://products.geappliances.com/appliance/gea-specs/PT7800SHSS

It doesn't specifically call out 110/120v in the specifications and the whip attached to the appliance shows instructions for...
07-27-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By mears

I have no way to run sheathed through the walls...

I have no way to run sheathed through the walls back to the service panel without major demolition.

I can get somewhat easy access into my crawl space from the service panel, so I can run THHN...
07-27-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By mears

Upgrading old oven circuit

I'm remodeling my kitchen and my existing oven is wired with 6 awg aluminum wiring that has two hots and a bare twisted aluminum ground. I'm debating whether or not I should upgrade it. Pulling a...
07-13-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By mears

Ok, have my cabinets and I'm going to get this...

Ok, have my cabinets and I'm going to get this going. Have a couple more questions.

So my plan is to remove the drywall and pull back the existing oven wire until I have enough slack to enter...
06-08-19, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 877
Posted By mears

Adding to oven circuit

I'm currently remodeling my kitchen and am moving from a single range/oven to a cooktop and separate wall oven/microwave combo. I'm attaching a screen cap of the new layout. The location of the...
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By mears

I'm struggling to get this to work and meet code...

I'm struggling to get this to work and meet code guidelines. This is my latest attempt:
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The red 4x4 posts are from an old deck that was removed. They're directly buried in concrete and in...
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Views: 852
Posted By mears

Adding more posts reduces permissible overhang?

I'm building a freestanding 14'x14' deck and would like have approximately 2' of joist and beam cantilever to avoid digging posts around buried utilities.

What's a little confusing is how interior...
08-24-12, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,204
Posted By mears

Prepping a house for Central AC

I live in a home built in the early 80s that doesn't have AC. Currently, I have a horizontal, forced air furnace in my crawlspace (also from the early 80s. All of my ducts feed floor vents on my...
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Views: 2,435
Posted By mears

In the figure, it does state: "DO NOT Install...

In the figure, it does state: "DO NOT Install Trim over HardiePlank /HardieShingle". Perhaps I interpreted that too broadly.

Here is what one of the finished gables looks like:...
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Views: 2,435
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Do gutters have to extend past siding?

I'm attaching a picture of showing how my cutters are hung on my house. Currently, I have masonite siding and then the fascia (think that's the right term) the gutters are attached to are nailed to...
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Views: 5,136
Posted By mears

When you boxed in the plywood did you let it...

When you boxed in the plywood did you let it touch the concrete? My existing posts are all rotting due to direct ground contact. Also, how did you secure the plywood to the floor?
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Views: 5,136
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What's up with these porch columns?

I have an enclosed 19' wide and 4' deep porch that I'm renovating. Currently it has 3 porch columns: https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/aKQfBIkTnbDIRmWf83kwYJNI4D1ZCVBHGdmCgqGXr6s?feat=directlink...
03-31-12, 01:06 PM
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Views: 5,276
Posted By mears

I'm removing the foil faced foam and then...

I'm removing the foil faced foam and then building out the wall with:
1/2" OSB Sheathing
1/2" XPS Foam
House Wrap

Along the bottom of the wall, I'm using 1x6" PVC trim for a band board and then...
03-30-12, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,276
Posted By mears

How would I flash the siding in this case? It...

How would I flash the siding in this case? It seems like whatever I do would need to extend past the foundation which is nearly impossible with the amount of space I have to work with. I know I'm...
03-29-12, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,276
Posted By mears

OSB sheathing "below grade"

I'm in the middle of replacing my siding as well as insulation/sheathing. While tearing out the wall within my covered porch, I discovered that the siding and existing foil faced foam sheathing...
11-07-11, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By mears

How would you finish these windows?

I had a contractor replace some windows while his crew was residing one of my exterior walls. The finished look leaves a bit to be desired, which I kinda anticipated. I previously had a very...
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Views: 1,040
Posted By mears

I guess my question was, do I even need to...

I guess my question was, do I even need to bother. For eave venting, I was planning on using either SmartVent or In-Vent.
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Views: 1,040
Posted By mears

Do awnings require ventilation?

https://www.msu.edu/~joshd/images/north.png

In the drawing above, you can see an "awning" on my house that sticks out about a foot from the wall. The roof is shingled, but currently there is no...
10-11-11, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,872
Posted By mears

Lost foam corner gaskets for window nailing fins (Marvin Integrity)

My new windows have those flip up nailing fins along all four sides, which means there is a gap in each corner. To cover this gap, Marvin bundles these little foam corner gaskets that you plop in...
10-08-11, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,380
Posted By mears

Taking wall down to studs and improving insulation. Need advice

I'm replacing the siding and windows on my 25 year old house and decided to upgrade the insulation while I'm at it. I'm located in Denver.

My current walls consist of, in this order:
1/2"...
09-30-11, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,482
Posted By mears

Siding is James Hardie fiber cement plank, but...

Siding is James Hardie fiber cement plank, but around the windows it will be Miratec trim broads. Miratec that's installed horizontally also requires z-flashing, so it sounds like it's required in...
09-24-11, 11:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,482
Posted By mears

Window drip cap when installing trim

I'm getting ready to install Marvin Integrity windows while replacing my siding. The instructions indicate that a drip cap should be added over the top jamb, but I'm wondering if that holds true if...
09-04-11, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,405
Posted By mears

Possible expensive mistake. Do I need this drywall return extension?

I just bought some double hung Marvin Integrity windows to replace some old aluminum windows that currently have sheetrock returns. My plan all along was to keep these returns when I removed my old...
08-17-11, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By mears

Unfortunately, doors and windows are already...

Unfortunately, doors and windows are already ordered and paid for. Any value in in blowing in cellulose around existing fiberglass and hanging new 1/2" TUFF-R?
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