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  1. Thread: Heating options

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    Re: Heating options

    It is not permitted to extend the heating to the garage area. I have gas forced air heat. So I was looking for input on economical add ons.
  2. Thread: Heating options

    by bbacho
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    Heating options

    I had a 12x20 two story attached addition built behind my garage. The second story is going to be a master bath. Any suggestions on how to heat the 1st floor addition and garage so that the plumbing...
  3. Thread: Duct Work

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    Duct Work

    I have a new 2 story addition behind my garage. Above my garage is the master bedroom. The joists under my bedroom are 2x8. I need to move a supply duct over one bay that feeds my bedroom. Do you...
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    Re: Bathroom subfloor

    2x10x12 16" on center. The 3/4 osb board is tongue and groove floor rated. I am going to put 1/2 inch cement board and tile on top of that.
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    Bathroom subfloor

    Is it ok to use 3/4 tongue and groove osb subfloor in a bathroom if I am going to be putting 1/2 cement board on top? Just wondering since the 3/4 plywood is so much more.
    Thanks for any input.
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    sump pump location

    I do not have a sump pump and I get water coming up thru the floor during heavy rains. House built in 1959. I have had 3 quotes to install. 2 are putting it in a corner and one in the middle of the...
  7. Thread: House addition

    by bbacho
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    House addition

    I am putting a small(12x20) 2 story addition on my house. I had a contractor state he was going to use the trench that was dug for the footer as the form for the footer. I have a permit, and he is...
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    Sump Pump Install

    I am going to put in a sump pump in the corner of my basement. I currently dont have one. Would it be easier to cut out the corner or should I just cut the circle for the sump basin? Ideas or...
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    Rusted Out Support Pole

    I have a steel pole in my garage that helps support the 20 by 20 foot room above it. The problem is that the hollow steel pole is about 75% rusted out at the bottom and it is set into the garage...
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    Sump Pump Location

    My house was built in 1959 without a sump pump. After being here a few years we are tired of the basement flooding when we get heavy sustained rain. This usually happens about 4 times a year. I have...
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    Installing Base Cabinets

    I am remodeling our kitchen and I am going to tear up the old floor because it is half inch particle board over half inch plywood and the particle board swelled in a few spots. I am going to put new...
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    Cracked patio slab

    I have a 10 by 15 rear patio concrete slab that has a quarter inch crack down the middle of it. I have owned the home for 6 years and the crack is stable. The previous owners glued down carpet to...
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    steel pole in garage

    I have a steel pole in the middle of my garage that helps support the room above it. The problem is that the steel pole is almost rusted through at its base and I need to replace it. Do I have to dig...
  14. Thread: picture window

    by bbacho
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    picture window

    I have 2 double hung windows side by side and I want to put in one picture window to replace them. Are there and problems or considerations I should consider befor undertaking this?
  15. Thread: Cold Bedroom

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    Re: Cold Bedroom

    The ducts run in the floor. The ceiling is well insulated because I did that my self. The floor is insulated but probably not adequate. The walls do not have any insulation in them at all. How would...
  16. Thread: Cold Bedroom

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    Cold Bedroom

    I have a 400 square foot bedroom over my garage. It is the coldest room in the house. I have considered putting a duct booster in my ductwork to increase the air flow to the room but I think the room...
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