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Forum: HVAC 07-04-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
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: 250
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: 302
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: 182
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: 616
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: 324
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: 423
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: 380
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: 496
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: 379
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: 496
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: 496
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: 323
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: 1,104
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: 1,104
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...
Forum: General Discussion 02-17-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,104
Posted By SLSTech
Up in Vermont I would think you might be a little...

Up in Vermont I would think you might be a little less especially if you have plastic sheathing up in the walls (maybe 5-7).
With that if you want accurate you have to Test. I have been in...
Forum: Business 01-22-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,010
Posted By SLSTech
I have always found that things even out in...

I have always found that things even out in pricing when doing the whole job in Xactimate - some items seem low while others are high - if using software check out the component tab
As mentioned ...
Forum: General Discussion 01-19-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,078
Posted By SLSTech
easy - take down all the veneer & rebuild another...

easy - take down all the veneer & rebuild another day
as for framing - looks like you could actually pull it back out far enough to support above & board up after removing garage doors
Forum: Framing 01-14-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By SLSTech
build the wall & stand it up - secure...

build the wall & stand it up - secure appropriately & of course plumb
You are leaving a gap between the two walls right?
Forum: Remodeling 12-22-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By SLSTech
if you don't have one, find & consult with a...

if you don't have one, find & consult with a construction lawyer
With that why would you sign a clients contract, they sign yours with a full scope & provisions
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-20-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 26,554
Posted By SLSTech
Lucky you - it' a Midwest thing Looking good

Lucky you - it' a Midwest thing
Looking good
Forum: Plumbing 11-14-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,121
Posted By SLSTech
Are you all electric or do you have gas for your...

Are you all electric or do you have gas for your furnace, oven, etc... If you have gas go that route, if not as stated it takes a lot of juice - I would personally go with a Marathon water heater if...
Forum: Landscaping 11-11-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 613
Posted By SLSTech
Above what griz mentioned - anther big area is...

Above what griz mentioned - anther big area is road construction
Check out magazine called Erosion Control - lots of info on how are others do it, suppliers, etc... Lot more to it then just...
Forum: HVAC 09-07-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By SLSTech
NO - you can't use the bays as a duct, you have...

NO - you can't use the bays as a duct, you have to run a duct through it
Why do they think they need more returns, have you considered other options depending on the issues...
Forum: Lead RRP Discussion 08-20-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,232
Posted By SLSTech
You are mixing OSHA & RRP...

You are mixing OSHA & RRP http://thehtrc.com/2010/rrp-and-osha

No there isn't anything for wind blown per se but I didn't see making sure any windows / openings are sealed - but like you I am...
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