You would end up with a double vapour barrier - not good. in your climate, the foam is better placed on the inside of the wall studs Google up t...
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yes, the golden ratio 5/8 is the right one for visual comfort. Another is maximum size. The Victorians noted that humans will not generally us...
computer assisted Design is the way to go today. Softplan and Chief Architect are the two most widely used for residential work. They are object ba...
My first thought is insulation upgrade. This is something that can earn you a tax rebate and start saving on utility bills immediately with increas...
Thompson's water seal is a grossly thinned down wax product that lasts only about six months. By now, you should be able to clean this deck wit...
I was one of the early respondents in this thread long ago and my attention has been re=directed here. I am truly surprised to see so much comp...
It is possible to nail window flanges over the foam if you are careful not to nail too deep and compress. Some builders use a wood shim directly be...
Before you get too invested in this project, check with your building dept and make sure it is permitted. A structrue that size would not be allowe...
Your most valuable resource may be a book by Nash called renovating old houses. The influence predominant a hundred years ago would have been pr...
That is true. Adding blocking maintains the rule of running perpendicular by supporting the weak grain . I would not limt the discussion to plyw...
There should be ext casing such as flat stock or brickmold. You check that the floor is perfectrly level, then set a floor pan or Vycor to keep ...
so is it a prehung withthe sidelites a part of the unit or are you attempting assembly and building jamb? Excellence is its own reward!
First - is the rough openning framed? Is it the right size? Is it a plumb wall? or are you replacinga door already in the wall, and if so, i...
If therse are typoical locksets, all you need are a couple of screwdrivers. The instructions are in the package with the new one. Schlage is a dece...
foam is best, but expensive. The key is keeping moisture from contacting a condensing cooler surface. Either super insulation to isolate cool su...
There's paneling and there's paneling.... If you mean 4x8 thin sheets for walls that look like solid wood, you are probably right. It is beco...
It is not often we get to see gratitude expressed in online formats such as this. Be well. Excellence is its own reward!
One cu ft = 7.5 gallons you had 2012.5 cu ft of water so that would be about 15.100 gallons Each gallon is over eight pounds so that was we...