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  1. Structural framing for roof rafters next to dormers? Need to identify framing.

    I'm using my attic as a bedroom and I have 2 dormers that make up the bulk of my living space. I'm getting a new roof this summer and I'd like to take the opportunity to strip away some old...
  2. Re: Dormer leak due to lack of step flashing + "quick fix" needed for storm

    I'm surprised you were able to tell there were multiple layers of shingles. I think the previous owner either put new shingles on top of old ones or put more shingles along the dormer wall instead of...
  3. Re: Dormer leak due to lack of step flashing + "quick fix" needed for storm

    http://i.imgur.com/9VYmNnK.jpg
  4. Dormer leak due to lack of step flashing + "quick fix" needed for storm

    I live in North NJ and we had a rainstorm the other day and I heard water dripping onto a vent. I went into the attic and saw that I had a hole in my attic roof about the size of a pen (diameter) -...
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    Re: Adding Dormers to Attic

    I'm not 100% the assessment won't be increased. BTW, how should I ask this question?[/U] I feel like I would be drawing attention to myself by bringing this up with my town.

    I didn't state this...
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    Re: Adding Dormers to Attic

    I was hoping to do some net research before speaking to contractors. Yes, I will likely need to redo the entire area under the front porch. I didn't state this above but I want to add a single...
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    Adding Dormers to Attic

    My house is a small cape cod 2be 1ba with an attic that is being used as a 3rd bedroom. The highest point in the attic is about 6'4" inside, the same height as the dormers. The dormers are the only...
  8. Re: Conflicting advice on insulating attic and/or space below attic?

    Thank you!!!

    This is definitely not DIY. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hh5MYv7lWc
  9. Re: Conflicting advice on insulating attic and/or space below attic?

    I have a follow up Q for clarification. In this video (also #2 in my first post), do you need any venting in that particular scenario?

    Suppose that I don't have any vents - instead of drilling...
  10. Re: Conflicting advice on insulating attic and/or space below attic?

    We had used a borax solution in our basement which had some termite damage and after I cleared out the insulation in the attic, I washed the floors with it as well. I didn't, however, use the cooking...
  11. Re: Conflicting advice on insulating attic and/or space below attic?

    For anyone else who was wondering about the difference between venting the roof vs. the attic, this video does a decent job of explaining the concept.
    https://youtu.be/6F_IkZJ8NOY?t=3m20s
  12. Re: Conflicting advice on insulating attic and/or space below attic?

    Thank you for taking the time to write this up!

    I was not sure what a ridge vent would look like but according to the internet: ...
  13. Conflicting advice on insulating attic and/or space below attic?

    Video 1 - Tommy explains how to prevent ice dams and states that he sometimes puts insulation in between the roof rafters. This keeps the heat inside so the attic can be conditioned space and thus...
  14. Romex has 3 wires but new timer switch also has a red wire

    I bought a timer switch for my bathroom fan.
    http://www.maxximastyle.com/wall-timers-and-switches/7-button-timer-switch-turns-lights-off-automatically?gclid=CLKN76HVwrkCFXBo7AoddlQARQ#.UjAG2Makq2U ...
  15. Re: Urgent - Washing machine overflowed in basement

    I don't have a central AC duct in the basement. I moved to NJ in June and I've been delaying buying a humidifier but it is really needed out here.

    Anyway, I did end up ripping up the carpet and...
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    Re: Kill all vegetation in backyard

    Thanks for the advice regrading the weeds.

    I dont want to grow anything back there again but you guys are right, there is nothing permanent and maintenance will still be required. I don't think...
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    Kill all vegetation in backyard

    I'm new to North NJ and one thing I am not enjoying is the jungle that is my backyard. Likely due to the abundance of rain, grass, ivy, and saplings grow very quickly here. Also, I have a groundhog...
  18. Re: Urgent - Washing machine overflowed in basement

    Thanks guys! I'm going to rip out the carpet tonight and just let it air out with the windows open for now.

    I went to Home Depot and looked at the dehumidifiers but the ones they had in stock (GE...
  19. Urgent - Washing machine overflowed in basement

    I live in North NJ and my washing machine overflowed the entire cycle! The drain pipe from the washing machine runs into a sink and something was blocking the sink so it overflowed while I was out of...
  20. Timer switch has red wire but romex only has black and white

    I bought a timer switch for my bathroom fan and it has a red wire in addition to the "normal" black, white, and ground wires. My romex in the wall does not have a red wire. What should I do? Match...
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