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Forum: Kitchens & Baths Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 68
Posted By SLSTech
Is this a townhouse, apartment, duplex... it all...

Is this a townhouse, apartment, duplex... it all matters what section of code (for example no shared plumbing in separation wall of a townhouse in IRC)
With that the section is 302 in IRC (2018 & as...
Forum: Business 12-10-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 276
Posted By SLSTech
Welcome back stranger - good systems to handle...

Welcome back stranger - good systems to handle all the above is my gut call on the list.

I have always been one for know your sweet spot & shoot for it which includes not only work but life to. I...
Forum: Construction 12-07-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 187
Posted By SLSTech
Conduit or romex?

Conduit or romex?
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 897
Posted By SLSTech
A WRB can act as an air & water barrier if...

A WRB can act as an air & water barrier if installed properly - nails don't matter unless you pull it out leaving a big hole --- vapor retarders / barriers is another can of worms, especially where...
Forum: Flooring 12-01-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By SLSTech
Carpet doesn't get tucked under drywall, just the...

Carpet doesn't get tucked under drywall, just the baseboard - the only one that doesn't is glue down
The drywall being off the subfloor is to prevent water from wicking up & maybe a fraction for...
Forum: HVAC 11-17-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By SLSTech
I would forgo the furnace portion & do as...

I would forgo the furnace portion & do as nickelec did (I assume he did an exchanger & not just looped coil). As for a boiler - it may not be necessary, you may actually be able to get by with a...
Forum: Roofing 11-07-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By SLSTech
Tim I agree with Tom or report to your states...

Tim I agree with Tom or report to your states insurance board. Back to OP - it can be tough as it all comes down to who the adjuster is. For siding have them pull an ITEL, that will tell them no...
Forum: Framing 11-05-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,773
Posted By SLSTech
Houses don't need to breathe - only people &...

Houses don't need to breathe - only people & pets...
http://thehtrc.com/2015/bs4d-breathing-drying-out - heh this covers both breathing & drying out
Joasis - your system will work in any climate,...
Forum: Construction 11-04-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By SLSTech
Best practice - no especially if done as listed...

Best practice - no especially if done as listed below & it does raise concerns for many about moisture sandwiches (not to worried about it for cement backerboard but other products...)

The best...
Forum: General Discussion 10-22-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,194
Posted By SLSTech
Insurance issue - code upgrade Oh & take pics...

Insurance issue - code upgrade
Oh & take pics of everything before starting a job to CYA
Forum: Business 09-25-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,969
Posted By SLSTech
A well run business that not only has a good rep,...

A well run business that not only has a good rep, is knowledgeable, but has the systems in place that are used and work - you can do it sole or run a 1000 guys in almost any trade and make real money...
Forum: Carpentry 08-07-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Posted By SLSTech
Well it all depends... Well draining with no...

Well it all depends... Well draining with no worries about bulk water coming in - foam applied directly against foundation is fine. Frame with a small air gap (because what foundation wall is ever...
Forum: HVAC 07-04-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By SLSTech
out & if in generally an inch - temps you also...

out & if in generally an inch - temps you also are buffering is the supply air which can be downright chilly to pretty warm :)
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 07-03-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By SLSTech
Elevation is 5500 feet there - that may play an...

Elevation is 5500 feet there - that may play an impact on glass / units available
Forum: General Discussion 07-02-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By SLSTech
You replaced some wood - how about the rest, did...

You replaced some wood - how about the rest, did it get sealed? Any charring still left? If so you are toast no matter what product you use

You can try a Hydroxul machine along with answering...
Forum: General Discussion 06-12-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 745
Posted By SLSTech
Regional thing - ran into those farther south but...

Regional thing - ran into those farther south but found a lumber yard that built their own & kept in stock... For big box stores you can special order regular jambs in, just like everyone else can...
Forum: General Discussion 06-04-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By SLSTech
quick primer...

quick primer http://thehtrc.com/2011/what-is-a-hot-roof
Eric nailed a lot but I would opt for at least 4 if not 6" of closed cell to meet codes on vapor issues (which OC doesn't) & finish off with...
Forum: General Discussion 06-01-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 567
Posted By SLSTech
Good luck with building inspectors on the headers...

Good luck with building inspectors on the headers & a few other tricks shown but yes it can be a winner especially with the width for drywall / sheathing & straightness
Forget batts though, as those...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-29-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 703
Posted By SLSTech
:eek: Umm no, don't do that as you can make...

:eek: Umm no, don't do that as you can make things worse & make it easier to blow your roof off & much less let in a ton of water


Biggest issue is you have one side getting pushed while the...
Forum: HVAC 05-14-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By SLSTech
it is doable - they are getting to be able to run...

it is doable - they are getting to be able to run in colder climates like yours though you can get nailed on "emergency" heat
I would have him check out Energy Vanguard - they do proper design &...
Forum: Roofing 05-08-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 687
Posted By SLSTech
Eagle view is what many adjusters do if they...

Eagle view is what many adjusters do if they don't like getting on the roof or simply measuring the house & adding on as others said

as for xactimate - yeah they have a button to import it, if not...
Forum: Drywall 05-03-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By SLSTech
https://www.awci.org/media-archives/construction-d...

https://www.awci.org/media-archives/construction-dimensions/604-drywall-inspections
Forum: Construction 04-22-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By SLSTech
That is one of the worst details I have ever seen...

That is one of the worst details I have ever seen - like others said 2x8 minimum & flashing. No I would not overhang the foam below at all - sorry I can't find the one shareable detail I had on how...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-18-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By SLSTech
no cement board - either deck board or marine ply...

no cement board - either deck board or marine ply ripped the width of regular board - you still need things to drain / dry
Not really a fan of notching - I know that's what I said above - maybe...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-18-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 512
Posted By SLSTech
Template - Band Saw for design Depending on...

Template - Band Saw for design

Depending on layout / design
trim joists & use another fullboard under or 1/2 marine ply plus appropriate blocking while still leaving gap

apply pieces to...
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