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  1. Help With New Addition Electric Subpanel/Load

    I am in the process of building an addition. I am at the point of wiring the addition. I plan on using the space for a kitchen and small living room. I would like to run all the wiring and install a...
  2. Help With New Addition Electric Subpanel/Load

    I am in the process of building an addition. I am at the point of wiring the addition. I plan on using the space for a kitchen and small living room. I would like to run all the wiring and install a...
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    Help with flashing around prefab chimney

    Years ago I installed a stainless steel prefab chimney to the side of my home. I am adding an addition and the chimney will travel trough the new addition and roof. Does anyone have any...
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    Wall Sheathing question

    Just wondering if I should apply a self adhering membrane between plywood wall sheathing joints and at the outside corners of each wall? I planned on just sheathing and putting the tyvek house wrap...
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    Re: 2X6wall header

    Thanks for all the replys.

    JKirk, on the plans it reads 2x10 headers.

    After looking at the exterior wall header tables and talking to the town's building inspector, it seems as if I could use ...
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    Re: 2X6wall header

    Maybe I should look into a LVL beam. According to the span tables it looks like 1 3/4 x 9 1/2 lvl's would work.
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    Re: 2X6wall header

    This is a new construction one story 16'x24' addition. Snow load 30psf, live load 10psf. This is a 16'load bearing wall holding the 24' roof trusses. Originally I planned on using 2 to 3 2x10's with...
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    2X6wall header

    Question about a 2x6 wall header.
    I will have an 8' opening in a load bearing wall to accomodate a window. I'm trying to figure out what size header I need. I am planning to use 2 2x10's with 2 1/2...
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    Re: Which Roof Sheathing? 5/8 OSB vs. Plywood

    Thanks for the replys. I'm sticking with the plywood.
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    Re: Which Roof Sheathing? 5/8 OSB vs. Plywood

    Thanks for the recommendations. I will check out Mr. Ferguson's videos.
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    Which Roof Sheathing? 5/8 OSB vs. Plywood

    I am planning an addition. I will be using 24' trusses 2' OC. The truss manufacturer recommend for exterior roof sheathing 5/8 tongue and groove Weyerhaeuser OSB. I had originally planned to use 1/2...
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    Re: Crawl space foundation

    Thanks for the info Tim.

    I have considered the full basement. It is an additional $1000. but I think it may be worth it. No slab since we have to go down 4' for the frost line.
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    Crawl space foundation

    I am considering a crawl space foundation for a new addition. The main reason I would like to go with the crawl space foundation is due to costs. One option I have is to install a concrete floor or...
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    Re: Foundation Costs

    Thanks for the feedback. The local ICF distributor stated they would evaluate the foundation once I was ready to pour. Still not sure if I want to go that route. A back up plan was to build a block...
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    Foundation Costs

    I am planning on a 16'x24' addition in Rhode Island. I contacted several local cement contractors for estimates on the foundation. For a 4' wall and slab they are quoting me $20 thousand. Does this...
  16. Re: Recommendations for 1/2 leaking gap in shower walls

    Thanks DJ1. I will try that.

    I don't think the tub has dropped. I just think the tile was not installed correctly when the house was built and the tiler didn't want to make additional cuts.
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    Insulate around Window dilemma

    Each of my newly installed windows have a draft. Recently I removed the trim around my windows to investigate how much insulation was installed. I noticed on each window there is a plastic expansion...
  18. Recommendations for 1/2 leaking gap in shower walls

    In my shower there is a 1/2 gap between the tub and the three walls. In the past I have caulked the area. Currently there is several cracks in the caulking allowing water to get behind the wall and...
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    Re: How to Install switch to operate two lights.

    Electrical inspection passed. Thanks all.
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    Re: How to Install switch to operate two lights.

    Ha. For some reason I get confused with the concepts of electricity. It's like a foreign language.

    I figured it out. Everything works great.

    Thanks McDaniel for you patience and help! Saved me...
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    Re: How to Install switch to operate two lights.

    New connections I think should do the trick?? I am using halo lights.

    At light 1
    A. (New cable black) connected at L1 to (Power black) and (switch white). (3 connections)
    B. White from (Light...
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    Re: How to Install switch to operate two lights.

    Ohmy

    Diagrams are located in previous posts.
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    Re: How to Install switch to operate two lights.

    Maybe I am missing something.
    Here are the connections I made.

    At light 1:

    a. switch white connected to power wire black (coming from circuit- 2 connections.

    b. Black connected from light...
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    Re: How to Install switch to operate two lights.

    Everthing went well with the wiring.

    I installed two dimmer switches to operate lights 1, 2 and a seperate for 3, 4. Let me know if this is normal and the correct operation. The switch 1 for...
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    Re: How to Install switch to operate two lights.

    McDaniel,

    One more question. Just wondering what the set up for the switch at light 4 to operate lights 3 and 4.

    What does switch white wire connect to? In light 1 setup it connects to the blk...
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