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  1. HVAC
    I am in the process of installing a 200 CFM ERV system in the basement and am trying to place the Exhaust and Fresh air vents to the outside. The issue is the siding goes almost all the way to the ground and the joists are 2x10's, so whatever vent I place will not give me enough ground...
  2. Electrical
    The attached picture shows where I would like to install my new transfer switch for a portable generator. I would like to put it to the left of my service panel. The switch is 11.75 inches wide. The distance from the side of the service panel to the perpendicular cinderblock wall (inner corner)...
  3. Plumbing
    I am trying to install a 60" bathtub in the basement. The outside walls are of concrete masonry. The width of the room is 72", by that leaving 12" from the edge of the tub to the masonry wall. The 1 1/2" sewer line is at the edge of the masonry wall and runs horizontal into a backflow preventor...
  4. Building & Construction
    I am looking to build an overhead porch connected to the front house, however Im not sure if there has to be a certain distance between the property line and the end of the porch width to be able to pass inspection in Los Angeles. Does any one know what that clearance must be?
  5. Plumbing
    Hi, we are replacing a sump pump (installed by previous owners) with a sewage pump. The pump itself fits into the existing basin (both are RIDGID), but there is not a lot of clearance. The float may touch the side of the basin occasionally. Our problem is that the big 18x30 basin will not fit in...
  6. Carpentry
    Hello, I'm planing to increase the head clearance height at my stairs going into the basement. Currently its around 5-10" and I'm trying to get 6-8". I'm plan to cut the rim joist that spans over the stair opening and install a header above it. I also plan to install a header in the...
  7. HVAC
    I am remodeling my basement and am frustratingly (is that a word?) going through the building permit process. One of the city's requirements is that I provide a minimum of 6'-8" clearance beneath my furnace ducts. Most are right at or slightly above 6'-8". One length is shy by about 1-1/2 inches...
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