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May
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comment How do I deal with a joist in the way of where I need to run a pipe?
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May
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comment How do I deal with a joist in the way of where I need to run a pipe?
The only detail here is I wouldn't have to notch all the way though: I just need to remove about 1/2" to 3/4" of the width of the beam on one side, like this: i.imgur.com/X9hpql3.png. Then if the regular vac pipe doesn't flex enough, I could use a piece of 2" flex hose. @DMoore your chart deals with notching all the way though, how about only partially? Do I need to sister for this, and how long does the sistered beam need to be?
May
6
comment How do I deal with a joist in the way of where I need to run a pipe?
Also minor note, I will have to drill the 2" hole from the bottom, as I don't have a way to get a hole saw in the wall and drill down (nor do I have high hopes that would work well anyway -- a flex bit would be needed, which puts pressure on the drill bit, and hole saws tend to bind if you don't hold them straight).
May
6
comment How do I deal with a joist in the way of where I need to run a pipe?
I'm quite sure it's parallel, and that I've drawn the joist location correctly. The joists are supported on steel I-beams at both ends. I think the joist isn't doubled because this is a non-load bearing wall and it just happened to work out in this spot. My house is a bit strange because everything is offset: the edge of the garage is below the middle of the upstairs hallway, and there is 20% of another bedroom above the garage. This is not a great pic but I happen to have it available: i.imgur.com/9QDKVkI.jpg. I'll edit the post with a better one when I get home.
May
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May
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May
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May
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May
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comment Can I run a single 12 guage wire outside of 12-2 to provide power to a fan?
Does the fan/light need 12awg? Why not use your 14-3?
May
2
comment How to know what color of paint was used on the walls?
In my experience, painting the entire wall (up to corners/edges) is often less work than trying to get it to match -- especially because if it's close but not a 100% match, you can't tell until the next day when it's dried.
Apr
29
comment What is the purpose of a vapor barrier?
Generally useful articles on this: buildingscience.com/resources/vapor_barrier_code_changes
Apr
29
comment Can I send audio through coax cables?
S/PDIF is digital, and will actually give you multi-channel sound over coax, but of course you need compatible equipment on both ends. Many of the coaxial S/PDIF cables are actually RG-6 or 59. For analog stereo, you could use two coax cables with RCA ends, and this is actually a very common way to do long-range line-level signals. In particular, many off-the-shelf "subwoofer cables" are RG-6 or 59.
Apr
22
comment How can baseboards be attached to a plaster-on-masonry wall?
It could be the hot glue interacts with the paint in a strange way. I do know I've used Liquid Nails on baseboard in a similar situation (drywall over one course concrete blocks - in case you're wondering why I didn't use strapping) and never had a problem for the 4+ years I lived in the house. I'd also suggest doing this with a proper construction adhesive, and if there's still a problem, come ask about that.
Apr
19
comment How can I mount an 12V transformer for LED lighting inside a wall?
Do you have any unfinished areas nearby, eg under the stairs? I'd mount the transformer there so it's accessible for servicing/replacement and has some cooling, and then just run the wires down there. May need a surface-mount junction box or receptacle to get 120V. It's quite common to remotely mount transformers -- eg, it's very common for low-voltage under-cabinet lighting in kitchens that the transformer is located in the basement near the electrical panel or other unfinished (serviceable) area.
Apr
18
answered Can I pipe roof and sump water into an unused shallow well?
Apr
17
revised Does it matter if I mix neutrals and grounds in the main panel?
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Apr
17
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Apr
17
comment Will my wood platform support my generator?
You could improve your answer by explaining why
Apr
17
reviewed Leave Open Where do I attach the grounding conductor to my bedroom light fixture?