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Besides having chosen possibly the most hostile environment to run a laptop, you have an advantage in using a laptop...it probably has a wall wart transformer and some lower voltage lead that actually goes to the laptop. Since this is low voltage wiring it is much easier to run and not (usually) restricted by code. So, the right thing to do, if you insist ...


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Whoever built your house screwed up -- here's how to fix it Instead of putting a piddling R-11 of dubious quality insulation in, and under the roof deck too -- I would recommend cathedralizing the roof system with insulation over the structural deck after laying a fully adhered or liquid applied air barrier down on the structural deck, to R-50 (yes, this ...


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This is from the Werner Ladder Co. FAQ for wood folding attic ladders: For reattaching the springs on your model ladder you will need two people. One person will need to go into the attic and have the door closed. Once they are in overhead space and the person below is holding the ladder closed the springs will be able to carefully be removed. Please ...


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My understanding of building code relevant to the US is that an attached garage area must provide a fire barrier (not firewall) from any living space. A quick search shows how effective this regulation is at preventing relatively serious garage fires from engulfing a home. Piercing that fire block and providing a direct path to the attic is a terrible idea. ...


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There is no reason to be demoing this more than a day before it needs to be done. Demoing the ceiling is a 1 hour job. If they plan on running new electric and you will be demoing it is normal to cut out parts of the ceiling to make your runs - even big parts. We would simply screw the drywall back in where we cut it out with 4-5 screws - doesn't need to ...


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Probably, but "it depends". How much insulation, how well the ventilation ABOVE the insulation works at getting the summer heat from the roof out of that space. That part is critical. You don't mention eave or soffit vents, and if you don't have them, you don't have airflow to the ridge vent. As a small point of whatever, I have a metal-roofed building ...


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Cleaning up Pro: Reduce fire risk from scrap kindling material. Pro: reduce wildlife habitat internal to house. Con: It's work. Not that much of a con. Painting Pro: easier to see (if you paint it white.) Con - expense (money and time) .vs. amount of time you'll spend in it, since it does not appear to resemble living space or enough space to ...


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To this day tar paper is used as a moisture barrier under masonry products and roofing on the outside of homes. You correctly identified the layers from inside out, tar paper, metal lathe, stucco. To repair it you will need to remove the damaged product and replace the layers. Check the Internet for videos on repairing damaged stucco. Good luck!



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