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Good choice on the antenna. Lots of high quality reception for free. In fact, OTA (over the air) TV signals are often of better digital quality than TV through cable distribution. Cable TV is compressed/decompressed one more stage, to reduce the digital data rate, squeeze more channels, and make more money. And OTA latency is lower: you will cheer for a goal ...


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Blown in cellulose can be quite effective if all air gaps are located and sealed with expanding foam for this purpose. Look for gaps around light boxes/electrical, fan vents, and those in corners. Unless sealed, you'll lose heating and waste money. If the previous fiberglass batts had dark marks, they generally indicate an air leak. You can lay insulation ...


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It kinda depends on what you’re going to store up there. If it’s Christmas decorations and your empty suitcases, then that’s pretty minor load (maybe 10 lbs. per square foot). However, if you’re a machine shop salesman and you’re storing large steel samples, then that’s significant (maybe 100 lbs. per square foot). Let’s assume something in the middle like ...


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It’s difficult to see, but I suspect your gable end wall is not ballooned framed, but rather has a double top plate. This creates a “hinge” in the wall. The diagonal braces keep the end wall from bending like a hinge during a wind storm or seismic activity. (I know, you’re going to tell me the ceiling will keep everything square and plumb. However, ceilings ...


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