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by shazapple
Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Roof: polyisocyanurate foamboard advice needed
Replies: 16
Views: 10536

Re: Roof: polyisocyanurate foamboard advice needed

They probably used the roll type vent, which can be easily crushed when nailing the shingles onto it. They should use the baffle type (hard plastic). Another common problem is that they forget to cut the underlay. Do you have adequate soffit venting?
by shazapple
Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Addition!
Replies: 52
Views: 24416

Re: Addition!

A bit more progress today with the end wall. It's been windy and cold so it wasn't much fun handling material. In retrospect I wish I went with board siding. More expensive for sure, but sturdier and we would be able to install it from the inside for the most part.
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by shazapple
Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Addition!
Replies: 52
Views: 24416

Re: Addition!

We had a good amount of progress this week. Most of the roof is on the addition and the roofer was hoping to be done mid next week, but I think that is going to be ambitious. We had a couple loads of back fill delivered and we spent yesterday filling in around the foundation. It certainly makes a bi...
by shazapple
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Doorway Trim - Not enough clearance
Replies: 17
Views: 14401

Re: Doorway Trim - Not enough clearance

Same situation for me, the cabinets were installed and ended up a couple inches too close to the door. Actually, the piece of trim I used was already trimmed from the previous house it was installed in. I had to add a piece between the cabinets and countertop. :) 536783_700308575055_276924389_n.jpg
by shazapple
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Insulation questions- moisture, no soffit vents, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 4125

Re: Insulation questions- moisture, no soffit vents, etc.

1) Depends how far north you are. Up here in Canada a poly vapour barrier is the norm and code. As you get down south it seems to vary. A lot of emphasis nowadays is being put on air tightness instead of vapour barriers. Would you be able to slide faced batts into the cavities from above? 2) Do you ...
by shazapple
Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Addition!
Replies: 52
Views: 24416

Re: Addition!

Tujo wrote:Wow, what fantastic progress! I'm impressed with how well the new addition looks like its going to be a seamless part of the house.
When I'm done I'm hoping that the only hint that it isn't original is the straightness of the walls :lol:
by shazapple
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Addition!
Replies: 52
Views: 24416

Re: Addition!

A bit of progress since my last update. We got the floor on and the joists up... 2012-10-08 (Small).JPG Dorers built. I should have had the truss people build these, what a pain to stick build them. IMG_2005 small.jpg Finally this week the roofers have been working on the sheathing! 2012-11-14 (1) (...
by shazapple
Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Potty suggestions anyone?
Replies: 10
Views: 5321

Re: Potty suggestions anyone?

I'm very happy with my Caroma dual flush, which is a $300+ toilet. I suspect people who have had problems with low flow toilets have cheap ones. It's something you use every day, so this is not the place to save a buck! Toilets are rated with MAP testing, which I won't go in detail but the higher th...
by shazapple
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Foam Panel Wall System in a Rubble Stone Basement
Replies: 1
Views: 2730

Re: Foam Panel Wall System in a Rubble Stone Basement

I think the best option for rubble basements (any basement, but rubble in particular) is to have the insulation and waterproofing on the outside. I know this makes it a much larger pain in the ass project, but at least currently the heat from the inside keeps it above freezing. If you insulate/water...
by shazapple
Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?
Replies: 25
Views: 11283

Re: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

I think my kitchen sink was separately drained from the septic system at one point (or there was an outhouse instead of a septic system). The clay pipe may be drainage or an old weeping tile.