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  1. General DIY Discussions
    I have a cape cod and I’m looking for any insight on how to remodel this. Originally I wanted to remove most of the walls, and extend the knee wall back further to open up the space but after researching I’m hesitant to do. I’m unsure of which walls are load bearing as all my research on this...
  2. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hey, I'm in the middle of a bathroom remodel and am converting my bathtub to a walk in shower. I've done all of the framing, laid my first layer of cement in the shower, and I'm about to put in my shower liner and pour the mortar for my shower threshold but as I prepared to do this I began to...
  3. Electrical
    I'm working on remodeling a 3rd floor/attic (with permanent stair access) in an older home. As I'm running electric wiring for outlets much of the length of the runs falls behind attic knee walls in the 4 corners of the space. I'm wondering if it is permissible to run the wires on the back...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    Anyone, I need help. I made a mistake of building a screened porch with permaboard and faux stone but I didn't weather proof my sides (knee walls). My studs are pressure treated; however, I'm now worried that water will seep through the stone and into the board, causing mold. I did go back and...
  5. Insulation
    Hello, I have a cape cod style house in Richmond Va. with essentially 1/2 sqft. on the 2nd floor than that of the first floor. The north side 8ft. knee wall/ attic space is accessible but the south is not. I am getting a new heat pump & air handler installed soon. While investigating the...
  6. Building & Construction
    I'm adding some knee wall storage that will require me to move some of the vertical studs. I'm trying to figure out if I need to go through the trouble of installing a temporary support wall while I'm doing so. Can anyone identify if the knee wall is load bearing? 1920's house, joisted masonry...
  7. Insulation
    Hello all, location is NW Kansas. We have a "bonus room" that we are trying to achieve a comfortable temperature in so our daughter can move upstairs to a bigger room. It has knee walls all the way around, about 4' high. We recently tore out the sheet rock on the slanted ceiling portion to...
  8. Remodeling
    I want to Frame a 13'x5' interior knee wall with a 3' door opening in the middle. This will storage in my attic. Doorway will be 3'x3' Should I: A. Construct an 8'x5' wall & a 5'x5' wall & put the doorway on one side of the 8' wall. B. Construct one large 13' wall cut from 14' 2x4's C. Create 2...
  9. Insulation
    Hello, hopefully someone will be able to help me with my renovation of a knee wall in a cape cod style house in Maryland (zone 4). I took some pictures to show you my situation. The general guidance seems to be that you would insulate the inside wall (#1) of the knee wall and the floor (#4...
  10. Insulation
    The 2x4 studs in the knee walls of the finished attic room in my 1950's 1.5 story house are cut to the roof angle and tacked to the rafters. The stud bays have no horizontal blocking at the top... It appears to me that to properly block the stud bays in order to enclose the insulation batts...
  11. General DIY Discussions
    Hi, I am in the process of adding insulation to my knee-wall's in a 1952, war time, storey and a half home. There is existing insulation (fibreglass batts R7) on the knee-wall which I want to cover with an R-10 ridged board. I will then blow in insulation on the floor of the attic space to...
  12. Building & Construction
    Hi All, I live in north central Ohio, and have a cape cod style roof, 1 1/2 story structure. I purchased the home with the upstairs unfinished, currently it is like an attic, with cellulose insulation in the floor. It has eave vents, and some other vents (not ridge) along the top of the roof...
  13. Roofing/Siding
    Our 1947-ish cape cod style home had the upstairs finished by previous owner. It gets really hot up ther in the summer, and I suspect the superheated space behind the knee walls has something to do with it. Also I've observed moisture in this space. However, just found out the bathroom was...
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