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    Andersen 400 Series Storm Windows?

    Last summer I installed all new Andersen 400 Series double hung windows. I am happy with them so far, but I'd like to add storm windows to keep out the cold even better. Does Andersen (or anyone...
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    Adding a bathroom to existing septic system

    My neighbor has a septic system and he wants to add a new bathroom in his basement. He's been told by a friend that it's not smart to do this with a septic system because it may overwhelm the...
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    Re: Bathroom ventilation

    Venting out a wall can work, but the ceiling mounted vents work better since heat rises. Cutting a hole in your roof and installing the flashing can be done properly in about 20 minutes by an...
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    Re: Adding a Bathroom above a garage

    It is hard to give more than a guess. However, I can give you some advice based on other things I've seen. If the new supply lines run through the garage ceiling or walls, make sure the garage is...
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    Re: Hardwood over hardwood?

    I've thought about weaving in, but due to where the walls are and the dimensions of the gaps that were left over, it would be pretty noticeable.
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    Hardwood over hardwood?

    I have 55-year-old hardwood floors in my Cape Cod and the finish has completely worn away. I don't want to refinish the floors because the new gaps left from the removal of 3 walls would make it...
  7. Re: Buried treasure: Find anything interesting during your last move or demo?

    I always thought it would be cool to find something in the walls of my house. I bought a Cape Cod and I gutted the entire thing down to the studs... nothing found. However, I did leave the next...
  8. Re: Traditional versus open cell foam insulation

    Okay, my house is a Cape Cod and I do have the knee wall setup you see in the attachment. I also have the batt insulation in the attic floor. The paper/vapor barrier is facing down to my first...
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    Re: Icynene Spray Foam

    From what I've read, a 1" minimum is required when using batt to get the hot air from behind the knee wall up through the cathedral area in the attic and up to the ridge of the roof.

    I also wanted...
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    Re: Icynene Spray Foam

    I just gutted out the upstairs of my small cape code style home. From what I'm learning, cape cods have inherent insulation obstacles because most of them use the attic space as additional living...
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