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Forum: HVAC 07-04-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
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: 241
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: 291
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: 605
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: 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: General Discussion 06-01-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
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: 613
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: 322
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: 12
Views: 430
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: 405
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: 564
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: 414
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: 414
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: 375
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: Roofing 03-28-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By SLSTech
if sidewall = sheathing with WRB lapped over the...

if sidewall = sheathing with WRB lapped over the I&W then yes
if sheathing = cedar siding then no
think about how water flows & yes it does get behind all types of siding - you need to get it away...
Forum: Roofing 03-27-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 688
Posted By SLSTech
http://thehtrc.com/2013/getting-details-right-roof...

http://thehtrc.com/2013/getting-details-right-roof-flashing
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 03-26-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
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, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By SLSTech
I know what you meant though you probably don't...

I know what you meant though you probably don't have to use a strut & could bolt directly through the foam into the concrete if you wanted but most feel better about either using a strut or 2x stock...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 03-21-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By SLSTech
Nope as long as drainage, waterproofing, etc......

Nope as long as drainage, waterproofing, etc... is all good
Forum: Low Voltage 03-16-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 457
Posted By SLSTech
Check the drawings & specs - many times what you...

Check the drawings & specs - many times what you have to use is called out
generally caulk or the putty material is what I have seen
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 03-11-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
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: 490
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: Flooring 03-03-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,513
Posted By SLSTech
True, I have seen those to - I think that has...

True, I have seen those to - I think that has more to do with the style / location of the house but I have also seen plenty without also so don't really consider it normal
Forum: General Discussion 03-02-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
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: 1,094
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
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