The problem is circulating heat. Ceiling vents will probably cause a pool of warm air near the ceiling and cold air at the floor. I am currently ...
If you don't put in some kind of frame under the fan (from joist to joist), you'll pull in a lot of attic air to recirculate.
I've owned three homes:Small ranch on crawlspace built late 1980's had one really big vent for cold air return.Four bedroom on slab built in 1990 w...
I'm using steel studs to finish my basement. I'm having problems getting the self-tapping screws to self-tap. Frequently they penetrate the track...
Sorry about the "**** " in the last post. I guess the forum software is touchy about inappropriate lanquage. How about:Also take a caulk gun and ...
Rehab Jan - The cold air return is a vent for pulling air out of the room to take back to the furnace. Usually the return is high on a wall opposi...
The problem with wood is that it will rot in a few years. Pressure treating only slows the process. You would have to line the soil side of the w...
The most likely answer is that it's much easier for the builder when there's room to work. If put against the basement wall, it's a pain. This in...
Definitely badger the builder on this. Maybe they form a opening for a pipe or other permanent fixture. They will rip out the wood to run whateve...
Is there living space above the garage? How do the ceiling and roof joists run (east-west or north-south)?Putting in a wall with door on the south...
I think that standard bricks are much more porous than paving bricks. If you live in a freeze/thaw area, the bricks will break down to fine gravel...
This leakage sounds more serious than a sealant will fix. I think the rain water is running across the yard and sinking into the disturbed, porous...
I would go with upgraded insulation and maximum efficiency appliances (furnace, hot water, etc.). Upfront investment (or in mortgage) that saves m...
Others may have different opinions but I think that deepening the window would not be a problem. Widening or adding a window involves the structur...
Putting the lip to the back makes sure the water gets pushed away from the house. Put the water can cause erosion at the outside end. Putting the...
Astilbe and hosta grow in shade and have flowers. Astilbe is more colorful in bloom. Hosta has dense foliage and you can get different leaf color...
Running water at best would encourage settlement not compaction. Worst case would be erosion. To use water you would have to put it in a flexible...
Enrico - Generally maples and willows are bad about sending roots into sewers. A rough rule of thumb is the roots will reach out as far as the bra...
My light timer shuts down when all the light bulbs burn out. Have you tried changing the bulbs?