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Mar
16
comment Where do I need to insulate my house to help avoid ice dams?
I have a cap cod which had ice dams in two overhangs. Once I added soffit vent to pull cold air through that area, I haven't seen an ice damn since.
Mar
16
comment Can I cover junction boxes in the attic with insulation?
I used those Tyco splices originally, but I replaced them with metal junction boxes and hung them on the underside of the roof rafters. The insulation job was a whopping pain in a cape cod.
Mar
14
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
2
awarded  Famous Question
Feb
26
comment How do I rehang a wooden door with worn screw holes?
The toothpick in a stripped wood hole is one of the greatest all time fixes. I keep a certain shape of toothpick around the house just for this purpose.
Feb
9
awarded  Famous Question
Jan
21
comment What equipment could I use for digging out a basement after the house is built?
This requires underpinning. Major work.
Jan
20
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
8
comment Will new bottom plates in basement allow radon penetration?
I've sealed on the cracks in the slab and the sump pump, and then installed my own radon system a year ago. My fear is that these holes will nullify it. maybe if I drill the holes, then put sealant in them, then screw...
Jan
7
asked Will new bottom plates in basement allow radon penetration?
Nov
28
accepted Is sealing via tape necessary for knee wall foam board insulation.?
Nov
26
comment Is sealing via tape necessary for knee wall foam board insulation.?
I'm not too concerned about moisture. I have a vapor barrier on the backside of the drywall. I am more concerned with making sure I get the best insulating performance out of the batts and the foam board.
Nov
22
asked How much heat loss through bathroom fan vent?
Nov
17
comment How can I locate the leak in my roof?
I have never seen roof leak that did not travel quite a distance from where the leak was found. Good luck!
Nov
13
asked Is sealing via tape necessary for knee wall foam board insulation.?
Nov
13
comment Do I need soffit vents and can I add them without taking the roof apart?
I wanted to update my answer with a brilliant solution I came up with on my own. The AEP inspector for my rebate was impressed.with how I vented the knee wall to the main attic in above the second floor. I turned the space above my stairs into a plenum that would carry the air in the knee wall area to the upper attic. I then insulated it with batts and foam board. You can hear and feel the air whipping up that shaft now.
Oct
19
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
17
comment How to get the sunshine and sunlight in my house
I have the opposite opinion. My aunt has these and they are useless IMHO.
Sep
4
comment Air handler condensation draining problem
I like to give my business to local hardware stores, but the one near my home does not carry premade PVC traps. So, I made one myself out of pipe and angle joints. SOLVED. I love this place; it rocks. Thanks guys. You solved my problem.
Sep
4
accepted Air handler condensation draining problem