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ILOVECAKE 09-20-2011 07:10 PM

Is this ok ?
 
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As you see the tool box that I hired a while back, left my attic like this. :mad: who does something like this... lol. That's why he's a lame dull tool . Can't you cut that 2X4 that is stopping the duct from laying flat? I'm only planning on sawing enough space to fit the thing so I wont trip on the eye sore and slice my face open on a rusty nail. I'm doing this now... so if anyone knows can you please just say yes or no. Thank you guys for the help

joed 09-20-2011 07:17 PM

You can not cut the floor joist for this duct.
Is there any way to run it parallel to the joist and out the wall to the right or left? It should also be sloped so that any water condensing will run outside.

ILOVECAKE 09-20-2011 07:23 PM

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Originally Posted by joed (Post 732481)
You can not cut the floor joist for this duct.
Is there any way to run it parallel to the joist and out the wall to the right or left? It should also be sloped so that any water condensing will run outside.

DAMN!!! Does the board run the length of the house or something. It looks like there is a joist about every 2 feet.

Ron6519 09-20-2011 09:52 PM

Is this a bath vent or a dryer vent?
Reroute the vent so it stays in the joist bay it starts in.

moneymgmt 09-21-2011 09:19 AM

Those measly boards hold your first floor ceiling up. If you cut them, how do you expect to walk on them????

I have the same setup in my house, we ran the vent between the joists long enough that it was out of the way, then went perpendicular up and over them and cut a new vent hole on the side of the house. Just buy a longer vent duct.

joed 09-21-2011 09:32 AM

By the way, solid piping is much better choice for this than that flexy stuff. You get better air flow and less places for dirt and water to accumulate. Dryers and vent fans do have maximium length of piping they are alllowed to use.

AGWhitehouse 09-21-2011 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by joed (Post 732889)
Dryers and vent fans do have maximium length of piping they are alllowed to use.

Code states is very specifically. Even has revisions for elbows and such...

ddawg16 09-21-2011 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by ILOVECAKE (Post 732477)
As you see the tool box that I hired a while back, left my attic like this. :mad: who does something like this... lol. That's why he's a lame dull tool . Can't you cut that 2X4 that is stopping the duct from laying flat? I'm only planning on sawing enough space to fit the thing so I wont trip on the eye sore and slice my face open on a rusty nail. I'm doing this now... so if anyone knows can you please just say yes or no. Thank you guys for the help

Please tell us you have not done any cutting?

It is an attic.....there might be some 'prettier' ways of doing it....but at least the guy didn't cut your floor joist.....

Not sure he deserves to be called a "tool box"......or "lame dull tool".....it it kind of a reflection on you....and your lack of knowlege of how some of the things in your house work.

Gymschu 09-21-2011 09:18 PM

Yeah, a bit harsh on the poor guy. After all, you hired him! Were there any provisions in the estimate/proposal that allowed for adjusting the venting due to the floor joists being in the way? Sometimes based on the proposal and what he was being paid you end up with a shortcut of a job like this..........not always the contractor's fault.

ILOVECAKE 09-22-2011 12:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Ron6519 (Post 732624)
Is this a bath vent or a dryer vent?
Reroute the vent so it stays in the joist bay it starts in.

It's the bathroom fan vent on the 2nd floor that runs up through the attic like you can see.

ILOVECAKE 09-22-2011 12:46 AM

You have absolutely no insight about this nightmare of a "contractor" for you to say either good or bad about this person. Right?
You just sound like a miserable and bitter individual and enjoy spew negativity..... (Ughhh, advice- watch a funny movie or something). But, Usually people have reasons behind the things they say...I don't just bash people and say they are ****ty, unless they are.

* Here is just 1 reason he's a tool box lol . He measured the windows wrong (5 or 6 windows). So, I have 5 custom fit (that dont effing fit and that I cant use)brand new windows that I cant use because of a careless mistake :oops:. After that and several other half fast projects he completed, I fired him.
Moving on........

ILOVECAKE 09-22-2011 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by ddawg16 (Post 733369)
Please tell us you have not done any cutting?

It is an attic.....there might be some 'prettier' ways of doing it....but at least the guy didn't cut your floor joist.....

Not sure he deserves to be called a "tool box"......or "lame dull tool".....it it kind of a reflection on you....and your lack of knowlege of how some of the things in your house work.

NO NO... I didn't cut anything. That's why I asked 1st because I didn't know if that would be alright.

ILOVECAKE 09-22-2011 01:06 AM

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Originally Posted by moneymgmt (Post 732881)
Those measly boards hold your first floor ceiling up. If you cut them, how do you expect to walk on them????

I have the same setup in my house, we ran the vent between the joists long enough that it was out of the way, then went perpendicular up and over them and cut a new vent hole on the side of the house. Just buy a longer vent duct.

Actually, it would be the 2nd floor ceiling and these measly boards are every 2 feet or so. That is a pic of my attic and I don't think you understand what I wanted to do here. There would be no walking on the attic floor joists either. It's ok. I got my answer and it can't be done so thats it. I'm over it and moving on to other things that are priority. :thumbsup:

HAHAHA is anyone watching this???... Jimmy Fallon doing a spoof of jersey shore called Jersey floor... He plays the guido pretty freakin good. lol

moneymgmt 09-22-2011 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by ILOVECAKE (Post 733531)
Actually, it would be the 2nd floor ceiling

Sorry, I stand corrected. They hold up the 2nd floor ceiling, not the first... completely different, cut away!

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Originally Posted by ILOVECAKE (Post 733531)
There would be no walking on the attic floor joists either.

Then how is it a problem in the first place? Your original post says "don't want to trip on the eye sore".

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Originally Posted by ILOVECAKE (Post 733531)
HAHAHA is anyone watching this???... Jimmy Fallon doing a spoof of jersey shore called Jersey floor... He plays the guido pretty freakin good. lol

That helps us understand the entire situation much better :wallbash:

ILOVECAKE 09-23-2011 01:40 AM

:lol:
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Originally Posted by moneymgmt (Post 733657)
Sorry, I stand corrected. They hold up the 2nd floor ceiling, not the first... completely different, cut away!


Then how is it a problem in the first place? Your original post says "don't want to trip on the eye sore".


That helps us understand the entire situation much better :wallbash:



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