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    Re: Dryer vent wall flange

    Why a square hole?

    If it has to be square, how about a 12 x 12 piece of 1/4" board that you take your 4" diameter hole saw to?
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    Re: using PVC trim inside the house

    Frame spread of 25 is PART of a 3-part requirement for a Class A rating. The other two components are Smoke Developed and Fuel Contributed
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    Re: Very cool coating

    Similar stuff at HD except one part called Never Wet Used the for-fabrics version on an old nylon raincoat Stuff really works
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    Re: Siding on concrete walls

    Treated plywood furring strips,equal in thickness to the sheathing (and any rainscreen furring)on the framed wall above. Glue and screw with tapcons.Continue WRB over this. Install siding with screws...
  5. Re: Is There A Better Way to Flash Prehung Exterior Doors?

    Weather drop = a step down from the inside floor level to the level of the outside surface so that surface water blown on the outside surface is not blown against the toe of the threshold.

    If you...
  6. Thread: Ice Dams

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    Re: Ice Dams

    Not much difference IMHO between manufacturers of the same spec class of membrane

    First you have thickness, usually a choice between 25 mil and 40 mil.

    Then a choice of goo: modified asphalt is...
  7. Re: Is There A Better Way to Flash Prehung Exterior Doors?

    #8, what Larryh does, but you don't have to take off the brick mold to do it . . ., just use a wider piece of flashing so that it extends at least 2" beyond the edge of the brick moulding. then you...
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    Re: Ice Dams

    Heat loss from interior. Heat loss from interior. ad nauseum.
    You can have a super insulated roof and 3 feet of snow atop it, but if the temp in the attic is the same as temp of air, no melt occurs....
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    Re: Step nosing

    My main concern is about the planed-down 3/8" tread was of it coming apart in use. I guess if it was fully adhered to the sub floor, it might work, but I'd still be really concerned about the nose...
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    Just two threads?

    On this forum only, and for the last couple of weeks, I only see a total of two threads. All others have disappeared.

    So this is kind of a test posting, to se if IT appears.

    Just me, or is...
  11. Re: Pour-in Foam for Retrofit Cathedral Ceiling

    DANG, that radiant barrier is effin' magical. Even though it is a "single layer perforated radiant barrier (rb)" . . . "The rb also will stop any air leaks"
  12. Re: Storm Windows: EXTERIOR Storm Windows vs. INTERIOR Polyolefin Panels....

    Air IS a "great insulator" as long as it is trapped in tiny, static spaces - like the spaces between strands of fiberglass or the bubbles in a plastic foam. Air IS the gas in IGUs unless one orders...
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    Re: Step nosing

    You'll never see a complaint, only the (capital C) Complaint after someone falls and injures themselves.

    And, maybe a dumb Architect question, but wouldn't it work out better to remove subflooring...
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    Re: Step nosing

    That's what I was suggesting - except I thought there was a step or two between levels.
    ESPECIALLY since your case is a single step, aka a TRIP HAZARD, make that nosing contrast with all adjacent...
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    Re: Step nosing

    I'd bring hardwood UP to the LVT, instead of LVT down to the hardwood, including at the kitchen level, adjusted for material thickness. Match width of hardwood flooring, but do steps in 5/4 material....
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    Re: Moisture in the attic

    "I spoke with Dean.
    One thing that has changed is that the ridge vent was installed and the gable vents were restricted when the siding was installed. Steel siding with perforations where the gable...
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    Re: Laser measure in bright sunlight

    Get the sensor thingy that beeps at you when the laser is on it until you get the solid tone indicating the laser is in its crosshairs
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    Re: Thinset as Grout

    Or self-priming Bondo
  19. Re: What's the best WRB for densepack cellulose?

    Fan fold generally comes in at a perm rating of about 5 - IF the manufacturer pokes a few holes in the facer. But it is put up without taping the seams, and will be outboard of the WRB, so...
  20. Re: What's the best WRB for densepack cellulose?

    I don't think you will get much value out of a sticky back WRB over your dusty, cellulose poking through the gaps of it, sheathing. What you want is and Air and Water Resistive barrier.

    Id go with...
  21. Re: Pour-in Foam for Retrofit Cathedral Ceiling

    What Ted said at #16.
    You still might have to address vapor drive issues with dens-pack, though.

    And odds are good that there is some blocking in the joist bays that is going to obstruct your...
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    Re: How about sealants?

    See my inserts into the quote above
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    Re: Dark colored pvc or composite trim

    You don't want to put dark paint on PVC. The stuff expands like crazy anyway, and dark just makes it worse. It will expand more than the paint can stretch in some cases.

    Look at a product called...
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    Re: How about sealants?

    "Sealants "expand" 50%": I think you are talking about "stretching" across the width of the joint, no. AFAIK they do not expand of their own accord.

    "50%": That is the maximum range of movement....
  25. Re: tji's or floor trusses installed as roof purlins

    #18: Totally impractical

    Reread #15. Rippers are your friend. But the original lumber framing is going to be easiest and best, especially now that you've revealed a bunch of cantilevered roof...
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