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Forum: General Discussion 12-26-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By abacab
thanks, I have an issue where a relative of the...

thanks, I have an issue where a relative of the homeowner who installs denshield is saying not to put foam board on underneath because the nails could bend. I can see this happening on the side we...
Forum: General Discussion 12-25-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,369
Posted By abacab
foam board over or under type x drywall on exterior?

I'm using 1" foil faced foam with a 6.00 r value to get a total r 20 to meet code. The exterior walls are 2x4. I have 3/4 inch plywood on the exterior connected directly to the studs. Do I install...
Forum: Framing 12-22-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,387
Posted By abacab
I can't insert a picture without a link, so I...

I can't insert a picture without a link, so I guess no picture. I think everyone understands how I framed it in now, and the building inspector approved it. I pointed it out to him, and he said it...
Forum: Framing 12-19-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,387
Posted By abacab
I did not do it the way the picture shows above,...

I did not do it the way the picture shows above, I ran the sill plate all the way over to the side wall stud. This is the way everyone did it around here until about 10 years ago. If the bending of...
Forum: Framing 12-18-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,387
Posted By abacab
I did the downstairs ones correct, according to...

I did the downstairs ones correct, according to what I understand is according to code after the change around 2008 or earlier, the upstairs I did the way everyone did 20 years ago. His wondering if...
Forum: Framing 12-18-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,387
Posted By abacab
question on code for framing a window

I built a new house this year, and on the main floor I framed (what I think is proper) the windows with the jack studs under the header going all the way down to the floor, and the sill plate spaning...
Forum: General Discussion 12-15-2015, 10:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,333
Posted By abacab
I'm leaving that side for last. I will let you...

I'm leaving that side for last. I will let you know what I'm going to do after I do it, but I have more room than I thought according to the survey. I have 15.54 inches on one end and 20.6 inches...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-15-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,537
Posted By abacab
I found it at Menards. They actually had 2...

I found it at Menards. They actually had 2 brands, one was the "duck" tape brand, not sure on the other. It is hard to figure out which ones are the backless, and it doesn't say it on the package. ...
Forum: General Discussion 12-14-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,387
Posted By abacab
The problem you had with the classes is the same...

The problem you had with the classes is the same I have with books I buy on business. They are always talking about how some multi-million or billion company did this or that, and how they made it...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-13-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,537
Posted By abacab
Yes, the release paper to keep it from sticking...

Yes, the release paper to keep it from sticking to itself. The stuff I bought awhile back must have had a coating on top of the aluminum to keep it sticking to itself, but I couldn't tell. I...
Forum: General Discussion 12-13-2015, 01:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,682
Posted By abacab
It seems to me he should be making 100% of your...

It seems to me he should be making 100% of your labor (subs typically make 2/3 of what you would if you were working directly for the customer). Don't know what that is, but I would never pay...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 12-12-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,537
Posted By abacab
foil tape without backer, where to find?

I once accidently picked up a roll of aluminum foil tape that did not have the backer, and it was so much easier to use! Sped the process up by ten fold when taping the exterior foil faced foam on...
Forum: General Discussion 12-12-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,865
Posted By abacab
Isn't that legal if he tapes around the window? ...

Isn't that legal if he tapes around the window? Not the way I would do it, but I don't doubt it has happened on an individual window at some point in my career.
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By abacab
Okay, the building inspector called me back and...

Okay, the building inspector called me back and said I was allowed windows (of any kind, didn't need to be 1 hour rated) if more than 3' from the lot line. No windows or doors within 3' of the lot...
Forum: General Discussion 12-10-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By abacab
You could be right, but I'm thinking it is not...

You could be right, but I'm thinking it is not really a penetration if it has a closed fixed 1 hour rated glass in it? I guess I'll find out.
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,333
Posted By abacab
There is no contract with the neighbor or the...

There is no contract with the neighbor or the homeowner. I do a large majority of my work for this homeowner on numerous rental houses and projects of his. He doesn't ask a price, I just send a...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,333
Posted By abacab
It is the job with the zoning issues. I was...

It is the job with the zoning issues. I was hoping that once it was settled and everyone knew what the law was, everything would settle down. I have not had a bad relationship with the neighbor, he...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,333
Posted By abacab
Getting in there with a boom isn't feasable. One...

Getting in there with a boom isn't feasable. One foot is equal to my foot. I couldn't swing a hammer or even have my bent arm not protrude nto his property. Ever try to side with your nose against...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,333
Posted By abacab
Neighbor won't let me on to his property to side the house I'm working on

I'm trying to finish a house that is within 1' of the property line, and the neighbor and homeowner had a falling out. The neighbor will not allow me to go onto his property to finish my work. What...
Forum: General Discussion 12-09-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By abacab
Firewall questions

I'm building a house that is within a foot of the lot line. Therefore I have to put in a firewall. 5/8 exterior type x drywall on the exterior and 5/8 type x on the interior. Do I also need this...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By abacab
I have a question on fire separation distance. ...

I have a question on fire separation distance. Is the outside drywall required if less than 5' from the property line, or only if neighbors house is less than 5' from the property line? On one side...
Forum: General Discussion 12-06-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By abacab
Well, from reading the first reply, I guess there...

Well, from reading the first reply, I guess there is an exterior type drywall, I wasn't aware of this. I suppose I could put cement board up as well, maybe even 1/4", but I would have to check on...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By abacab
Cellose as Fire block for exterior when close to neighbors?

I'm remodeling a house that is less than five feet from the neighbors and need to have a fire block. I was going to put 5/8 inch drywall on the exterior underneath 1" foil faced foam, but I'm...
Forum: Remodeling 11-21-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,862
Posted By abacab
It's all open, only framing in place. I haven't...

It's all open, only framing in place. I haven't addressed these issues with the building dept yet, too many other projects to work on my own house. I believe I'm in the right, but I may just dig my...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,293
Posted By abacab
We won our case, the changes we made to the roof...

We won our case, the changes we made to the roof that were within the 5' setback did not require a zoning permit, and they withdrew their request. We also withdrew our request to go over the maximum...
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