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Forum: Drafting & CAD Forum 05-17-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 120
Posted By SLSTech
Have you seen this -...

Have you seen this - https://www.iccsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-IRC-UPDATE-Handout-9-1-17.pdf
As I recall they either publish a "this went here" guide - not sure if it was in red line version,...
Forum: Health & Safety 05-11-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By SLSTech
Got to love European date scheme - one day I...

Got to love European date scheme - one day I might fix that :whistling
Forum: Concrete & Paving 05-11-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By SLSTech
Another vote for Stego, especially as I recall it...

Another vote for Stego, especially as I recall it is / or they have a termite shield version. NYCB nailed the moisture aspect, the floors gotta be dry
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By SLSTech
"Barrier" - NO Retarder - Yes but that can be...

"Barrier" - NO
Retarder - Yes but that can be the paint

Besides building it right (R15 is for the walls, what's for the ceiling) - Air Seal, Air Seal, Air Seal & control the moisture eliminates...
Forum: Health & Safety 05-10-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By SLSTech
Good luck finding N95 - most had to jump to P100...

Good luck finding N95 - most had to jump to P100 when required for work

KN95 - technically not legal to buy much less to use unless in health care that has an exception (besides one seen might not...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 04-22-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By SLSTech
First if it is NIOSH certified, (yes a N95 dust...

First if it is NIOSH certified, (yes a N95 dust mask is certified) it is considered a respirator
Not certified can only be considered a nuisance dust mask

For I need due to OSHA - you can step up...
Forum: General Discussion 03-28-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By SLSTech
Its closed cell foam - no vapor barrier as the...

Its closed cell foam - no vapor barrier as the whole assembly basically is one
Forum: Business 03-22-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,034
Posted By SLSTech
Dittos - open but limited hours With that if...

Dittos - open but limited hours
With that if you need something that is made in China you may find it is harder to get (depending on where it is made) - I know some companies haven't gotten a...
Forum: HVAC 02-10-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 863
Posted By SLSTech
Forum: General Discussion 02-06-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By SLSTech
On top of what FishingDude stated - prior built...

On top of what FishingDude stated - prior built may not meet current codes so you might have to consider demo
Forum: General Discussion 02-03-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 195
Posted By SLSTech
Most big box stores (HD, Lowes, 84) or...

Most big box stores (HD, Lowes, 84) or lumberyards will order it for you or maybe even tell you who their supplier is
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-27-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By SLSTech
Older Ti32 - great results. With that make sure...

Older Ti32 - great results. With that make sure you get some training on properly interpreting what you see & knowing it's limitations - beats being the one that says hey there is no insulation in...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By SLSTech
Ding ding - yep you would be pulling in more...

Ding ding - yep you would be pulling in more moisture from outside & going nonstop on some of those real humid days. Plus, if you don't have enough intakes supplying enough air you would be pulling...
Forum: General Discussion 01-25-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By SLSTech
Just asking... & the humidstat would ensure what...

Just asking... & the humidstat would ensure what would happen when the humidity levels are high outside?

Sorry but if a HO is worried about discoloration - kill all venting & go with a hot roof...
Forum: HVAC 01-03-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By SLSTech
In what way? There have been a ton of equipment...

In what way? There have been a ton of equipment improvements, stuff you can do when building... Science / study wise, I haven't seen anything that has come through & based on how radon "behaves" I...
Forum: HVAC 01-02-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 324
Posted By SLSTech
If Radon is an issue, never use an ERV for Radon...

If Radon is an issue, never use an ERV for Radon - why suck it or let it into the house, get rid of it before it gets there
For More: http://thehtrc.com/2013/common-sense-building-build-radon-out (I...
Forum: Roofing 12-22-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By SLSTech
I can pretty much say it is probably not a well...

I can pretty much say it is probably not a well sealed house if ducts are in the attic - done a blower door & duct leakage test - looked via infrared? As for the attic hitting 125 - par for the...
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 12-14-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
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: 498
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: 9
Views: 474
Posted By SLSTech
Conduit or romex?

Conduit or romex?
Forum: General Discussion 12-03-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,307
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: 618
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: 8
Views: 504
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: 501
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: 3,385
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,...
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