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  1. Re: Jacks/Braces to hold up framing? (Replacement of beam in basement)

    Found it: "Jack Posts".

    Now to find a rental place for pricing. . .:D
  2. Jacks/Braces to hold up framing? (Replacement of beam in basement)

    Recently, I had a contractor come in to give me a quote on rocking, mudding, and taping an unifinished basement. He noted a span of about 8' of the basement where a pair of 2x4's are holding up the...
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    Re: Frozen PEX lines in a soffit.

    Absolutely follow what you're saying. Thankfully, my access to the soffit has been through a removable panel from underneath the soffit, which also gives you access to the area between floor joists...
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    Re: Frozen PEX lines in a soffit.

    Problem's been fixed! Once I got the heat tape installed along the copper pipes, taped down, and the entire thing re-insulated, I haven't had a problem yet!

    Now the only question I have, is how...
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    Re: Frozen PEX lines in a soffit.

    So, I ended up removing the foam pipe wrap insulation, and applying heat tape to the copper/PEX lines inside the house, and insulating the heck out of any soffit space where it would allow in any...
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    Re: Frozen PEX lines in a soffit.

    You guys are right, and I leaned in that direction. I told my wife about the "insulation envelope" and how we needed to keep most of the PEX lines on the inside of it. I wrapped the 'furthestmost'...
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    Re: Frozen PEX lines in a soffit.

    So, on a little more inspection, and a pinhole-camera I used, I found that the PEX lines actually are on an interior wall, but just happen to extend down into the soffit, and then back into the...
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    Re: Frozen PEX lines in a soffit.

    Yes, yes it is. I can fix explosives & IEDs, but this house? Man alive, I think I've met my match. :rolleyes:



    That link you posted is actually helpful! I am going to stick a camera down...
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    Frozen PEX lines in a soffit.

    Howdy!

    First post on this board, so I guess I should introduce myself.

    The Intro:
    I'm a fairly handy guy. I've done construction before, and can do plumbing, electrical, sheetrock (but not...
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    Re: Frozen Pipes in attic space

    Sidebar question (and I don't mean to hijack the Original Poster):

    I live in Utah, and have a two-story, where the basement is 3/4 underground--the overhang for the second story is about 4' above...
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