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Forum: Drafting & CAD Forum 05-17-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 129
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 05-10-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
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: HVAC 02-10-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 877
Posted By SLSTech
Forum: HVAC 01-02-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
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: 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: 1,312
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: 619
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: Construction 11-04-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
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: 1,345
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: Carpentry 08-07-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
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: 537
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: 481
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: 416
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 06-04-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
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: Off Topic (Non Trade) 05-29-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 774
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: 18
Views: 1,036
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: Decks & Fencing 04-18-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 595
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...
Forum: Business 04-05-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By SLSTech
start here for some ideas that others have done:...

start here for some ideas that others have done: http://thehtrc.com/2013/home-maintenance-packages-or-diy which includes Davinci Remodel who is also on this forum
You may also consider just how much...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 03-26-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By SLSTech
Chris - it looks like you are starting to get a...

Chris - it looks like you are starting to get a good grasp of Building Science but you are off on a few items

First the object is not to keep the sheathing cold but rather above the dew point so...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 03-21-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By SLSTech
Nope as long as drainage, waterproofing, etc......

Nope as long as drainage, waterproofing, etc... is all good
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 03-11-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By SLSTech
Good call, that actually requires filling the bay...

Good call, that actually requires filling the bay only per the code (unless amended locally)

Personally I wouldn't waste my money on R13 open, I would go dense pack or even an R15 batt making sure...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 03-11-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 733
Posted By SLSTech
What code are you on & is this NYC proper -...

What code are you on & is this NYC proper - climate zone 4a? If so no as you either need R13 interior + R5 exterior or R19 interior only
For a quick chart & more info -...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By SLSTech
Product is called layflat & yes you have to tape...

Product is called layflat & yes you have to tape securely - one trick I heard is cutting a 5 gallon bucket in 3 & using the top two pieces as a locking collar & fitting that through your barrier or...
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,462
Posted By SLSTech
FJN I think you are right about FHB, but also...

FJN I think you are right about FHB, but also have heard him discuss it in person
Forum: General Discussion 02-19-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,462
Posted By SLSTech
Sorry but I hate to say this, but I would...

Sorry but I hate to say this, but I would describe it more as a train wreck... Yes you can place a barrier in the middle which means that you have to (ok should) allow for it to dry to both the...
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