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Forum: General Discussion 01-05-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
fall guards and windows

Thanks for this and other helpful response. Do you suppose these codes have come along since the 80's? That's when my house was built and I have living room windows with sill > 6' over grade and...
Forum: General Discussion 01-04-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,054
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
fall guards and windows

As you know fall guards are required above 30" and I think the most common minimum height for a fall guard is 36".

We commonly see windows whose sills are less than 36" above the floor and where...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 02-16-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,741
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
Don't have photos to show you, but the ones I've...

Don't have photos to show you, but the ones I've seen were full view storm doors and the entry door was a dark color.

The Gerkin website says they have options that include a vent panel at the...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 02-16-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,741
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
venting storm door

How about opinions on heat buildup between storm and main door?

I've seen some get hot enough to warp the main door or make the paint bubble.

Gerkin is the only one with venting that I've...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 02-16-2010, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 15,741
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
Gerkin storm doors - opinions?

Any opinions on the quality of Gerkin storm doors?

Any opinions on another brand that has venting to reduce heat buildup between the doors?
Forum: Decks & Fencing 10-19-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,719
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
Thanks for responding. I think I wasn't clear in...

Thanks for responding. I think I wasn't clear in my effor to be brief. Trying again:

1. The Tigerwood choice is causing concern with my local lumber yard -- he'll want a waiver signed because...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 10-19-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,719
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
Forum: Decks & Fencing 10-19-2009, 02:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,719
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
preferred fastener for Tigerwood

Bidding on a 312sf porch and 180sf deck. Client wants Tigerwood t&g in the porch and decking on the deck. He has specific interest in Deckmaster hidden fasteners. Any opinions?

Also, I know...
Forum: Flooring 10-17-2009, 08:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,405
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
Thanks for your responses. I have since learned...

Thanks for your responses. I have since learned that the installer plans to use Mapei 980, which he believes is similar to Bostik's Best. According to the Mapei website a vapor barrier is only...
Forum: Flooring 10-15-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 20,405
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
glue down on concrete - question

Hi.
I'm a GC, not a flooring expert. Client found a hardwood specialist he likes with a good price on the flooring he likes. I'd like to ask you about a couple of things the contractor intends to...
Forum: Flooring 07-10-2009, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,449
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
Good guess on the moisture. 24 year old house...

Good guess on the moisture. 24 year old house and only got a vapor barrier 5 years ago. Even with that, the crawl is more moist than I'd like. Welcome to NC. And in my experience osb reacts worse...
Forum: Flooring 07-10-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,449
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
ceramic tile on bouncy subfloor

Any help from tile experts will be appreciated:

Planning for ceramic tile in the kitchen. Pulled up vinyl and lauan to find another layer of vinyl, then 5/8" ply, then 3/4" osb. OSB is too...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-26-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,786
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
thanks. I learn something everytime I come...

thanks.

I learn something everytime I come here.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-26-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 129,562
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
roof over existing deck...

Couldn't agree more that the gable or hip looks tons better than the shed...thanks for good ideas.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-25-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 129,562
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
true.

true.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-25-2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 129,562
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
reply re roof over existing deck.

To answer your question about type of roof: shed roof ledgered to wall of two story house. Not much concern for snow loading here, but I still prefer to over-build a little. Things are complicated by...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-25-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 129,562
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
How to put roof over existing deck

Can anyone advise me on a preferred way to put a roof load over an existing deck? I don't know if can (or should) avoid spending on an engineer for this.

Existing deck is 24 w x 10' deep,...
Forum: Business 02-21-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 54,324
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
I'm gonna lay myself open to criticism here, but...

I'm gonna lay myself open to criticism here, but it might be worth it...

DreamHome started out by asking for a "going rate." As a relative newcomer to this site and the industry, I've wanted to...
Forum: Masonry 02-21-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,184
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
fireplace ash pit

Thanks to everyone for responding.

Not sure why I was alarmed at the lack of a floor in the ash pit at the level of the cleanout, except that I've not seen it before.

Come to think of it, I...
Forum: Masonry 02-21-2009, 09:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,184
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
Fireplace construction question

Does anyone know about the ash pit at the base of a wood burning fireplace? Specifically, I'm remodeling a house and have discovered that the bottom of the ash pit is not accessible. If you open...
Forum: Remodeling 01-14-2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 51,148
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
shower floor, no curb options

Thanks for your ideas...

1. raise bathroom floor -- not a good option here because would create raised threshold elsewhere and require door mods.

2. Is a receptor same as an acrylic base? ...
Forum: Remodeling 01-14-2009, 07:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 51,148
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
low or no curb shower framing

Hi.

Client has MS and needs to reduce the curb to zero if possible on the new shower in a bathroom remodel. Floor trusses below, so I don't see how to modify the framing to lower the section...
Forum: Framing 10-03-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,176
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
Don't know how it works near you, but in NC I'd...

Don't know how it works near you, but in NC I'd be getting sued for if I were that home inspector. He should help them pay for the work.
Forum: Framing 10-01-2008, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,243
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
Thanks to everyone for your responses. This...

Thanks to everyone for your responses. This forum is GREAT.

I also found the building science website helpful, if a little thick. I downloaded and saved the article on basement insulation.
...
Forum: Framing 10-01-2008, 02:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,243
Posted By JohnHomeMatters
framing against block wall

When you frame an unfinished basement with block exterior walls, are you concerned with moisture from the block touching the wall studs? If so, do you use treated wood, a gap, or a vapor barrier?...
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