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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby meow on Thu May 29, 2014 9:00 am

Going over existing wood clapboard with fan fold, then furring strips. No insulating.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu May 29, 2014 9:15 am

Speaking of homes, does anyone have experience recently with Ryan homes or heartland homes
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby meow on Thu May 29, 2014 9:19 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:Speaking of homes, does anyone have experience recently with Ryan homes or heartland homes

My cousin's husband is a PM for Ryan homes. Not sure how helpful that is in your case because I know don't know how good their work is.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby ajh2298 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 3:53 pm

I know this is not a DIY question but I am looking for some insight. Any guesses what a bathroom vent/exhaust fan cost to install? If it means anything the attic is above the bathroom for running the vent to the outside.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby mac5155 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:19 pm

Electricians usually charge about 50 an hour. Is there already electric there or no?
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby ajh2298 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:20 pm

mac5155 wrote:Electricians usually charge about 50 an hour. Is there already electric there or no?


I figured they could piggyback that off the existing lights in the room.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby skullman80 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:24 pm

Piggybacking would probably be against code.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby Shyster on Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:26 pm

:?: But aren't many bathroom fans in combo with a light? I believe for both my brother's house and my mother's house they have light/fan combos that both come on with a single switch.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby skullman80 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:41 pm

Possibly. I'm not sure to be honest. I just know that some things that were considered up to code 20 ..30..40 years ago might not be now.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby shmenguin on Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:15 pm

skullman80 wrote:Possibly. I'm not sure to be honest. I just know that some things that were considered up to code 20 ..30..40 years ago might not be now.


They'd just run the fan from the existing switch's power. I mean...You wouldn't have a dedicated line from the circuit breaker to the fan, would you?
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby mac5155 on Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:57 pm

Yeah, if there's a light there then you'd just get a combo light and fan. Sometimes you can piggyback but it's not ideal. If there's a light there that you want to remove and put in a vent/light combo then it should be about an hour job. The electrician will most likely just vent it to the attic though and you or a contractor can vent it to the outside.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby ajh2298 on Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:13 am

There is no light already in the ceiling. The light for the bathroom comes from two lights that are mounted to both sides of the medicine cabinet.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby mac5155 on Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:58 am

ah gotcha. Then it will be a bit tougher unless you have an open junction box. Plus you'll have to run a switch too. I'd say you're probably looking at $200 or so but I know nothing about your wiring/house.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby tjand72 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:33 am

Went to Construction Junction today. Great place if you know the dimensions of your space and/or have a definite view about what you want. Awesome stuff, but I didn't end up getting anything...though I wanted to. Very organized.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:48 am

i often forget that place exists
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby DelPen on Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:15 pm

Put up a kitchen backspalsh of 3/4 inch tile (on 12x12 sheets) and around the kitchen window sill is the only place where a few spots would not fit a tile. Debating if I should figure out a way to cut the little tiles or should I just dremel out some space of the window sill molding and then seal it around with some caulk or grout? not more than 1/4 inch needs carved out.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby meow on Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:33 pm

What are the tiles made of?
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby DelPen on Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:38 pm

meow wrote:What are the tiles made of?


Some are glass and some are ceramic. The size is what concerns me with being able to cut.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby meow on Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:39 pm

DelPen wrote:
meow wrote:What are the tiles made of?


Some are glass and some are ceramic. The size is what concerns me with being able to cut.

Without a tile saw, I'd trim the window sill down. Especially if you have a dremel.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby schreibdog on Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:25 pm

I need to get on my roof to clean the gutters. The easiest access to my roof is from my deck, but I'm concerned that the ladder will slide around on the wood. What's the best way to support it so it doesn't move? A quick home depot search didn't turn up much... maybe I'm not searching for the right term. I have a couple 50 lb bags of concrete mix that I could set in front of the legs but I'd hate to be halfway up the ladder only to find out that didn't work (or stuck on the roof lol)
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby meow on Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:51 pm

schreibdog wrote:I need to get on my roof to clean the gutters. The easiest access to my roof is from my deck, but I'm concerned that the ladder will slide around on the wood. What's the best way to support it so it doesn't move? A quick home depot search didn't turn up much... maybe I'm not searching for the right term. I have a couple 50 lb bags of concrete mix that I could set in front of the legs but I'd hate to be halfway up the ladder only to find out that didn't work (or stuck on the roof lol)

That would work. Another human could also be of service.
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby schreibdog on Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:07 pm

Sure. And doing this without anyone around would probably be a bad idea :lol: I think I got it figured out. Thanks!
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby mac5155 on Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:16 pm

Screws into a piece of wood in the deck would work. Then remove the screws when finished
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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby schreibdog on Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:55 am

mac5155 wrote:Screws into a piece of wood in the deck would work. Then remove the screws when finished

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Re: LGP DIY House edition

Postby Defence21 on Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:43 am

I'm building a small wooden porch over an existing cement stoop, which was about 2 inches out of level and square. The stoop sits in front of a small entryway addition to our house and is only slightly more narrow than the entryway, leaving only enough wiggle room to add the 4x4 structure to the outside of the new porch without having the porch be wider than the entryway. As a result, it too was built out of square, but only by about 1/2" to 3/4".

Now my problem. Since the new porch is out of square, when I lay the decking perpendicular to the house, the overhang on the sides varies from front to back. Like a fool, I simply adjusted the decking so it was parallel to the porch frame, and as a result the decking is slightly angled coming off the house -- in other words, it's not quite square. My wife didn't even notice until I pointed it out, and even then she said she could hardly tell -- but I can tell, and while I don't want to back out all of the deck screws and readjust, I also am torn as to whether I am okay with it as is.

What would some of you do? Back out the screws and lay the decking square to the house and let the overhang vary on the sides -- or leave it as is, meaning it's slightly out of square with the house?
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