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comment Installing cardboard deflectors (baffles) in attic
(continued from above) Whole rafter width baffles still need to keep the space at the lower end open as much as possible but it is a tradeoff with how much thickness of insulation you can maintain in between the joists by the outside wall and still maintain maximal cold air space from the soffit area up into the attic space over the new insulation depth. It would be great if engineered roof trusses could push the roof line up 2-3 inches above the top of the lower chord of the rafter at the outside wall but unfortunately they are often not built that way. Same for older style rafters.
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comment Installing cardboard deflectors (baffles) in attic
If the baffles are designed to span the full width from rafter to rafter then you would staple them to the bottom of the rafters. At the lower end near the soffit the baffle will no doubt come right down to the batts between the joists. It may even be that the batts get compressed slightly in this area. Some baffles are narrower than the rafter spacing and those may need to be stapled to the bottom of the roof boards as opposed to the rafters them selves. In my judgement if you can use the baffle to keep the whole space between the rafters open that would be the best. (continued)
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answered Installing cardboard deflectors (baffles) in attic
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comment Bolt with shoulder portion above and unthreaded region below threads
You could suggest that if the bolt that the OP goes to buy has threads farther up to the head than the original it may be a good idea to fill the extra part of the threads with epoxy to smooth the upper shank of the bolt so it does not cut the wood in the bolt hinge hole. I would suggest gobbing on plenty of the epoxy, such as JB Weld brand, and then after it is fully set up you can use the drill idea to spin the bolt and file off the excess epoxy to get a nice smooth round upper shank.
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revised Finding a normal looking kitchen faucet with side spray and filter
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answered Finding a normal looking kitchen faucet with side spray and filter
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answered How can I clean this metal box?
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comment Can I knock down this wall without the whole place collapsing?
@iopener - Your joists, as noted from the pictures, are made with lumber flanges not the laminated type flanges. So, if it is suitable to compare to the Georgia-Pacific tables, your 14" high 16"OC joists compare with the WI style for a single span of 22'-03".
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answered Are mice dying in my loft?
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answered How should I wire 2 switches that control 1 light and 1 receptacle?
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comment How can I level a slab with floor drains?
Who put in this "wavy" slab? If it was you and/or your friends then I guess you will have a challenge on your hands. If it was a professional contractor I would get them back out to see the crap job they did. Then tell them that you expect it taken out and re-done pending legal action.
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comment Sump pump & ejector pump: can I (and should I) change single dedicated non-GFCI receptacle to a dual receptacle GFCI?
I agree. My main point of the answer was to point out that it was technically feasible to install the GFCIs.
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answered Sump pump & ejector pump: can I (and should I) change single dedicated non-GFCI receptacle to a dual receptacle GFCI?
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answered How can I paint walls properly without sanding due to possiblity of lead based paint?