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  1. Roofing/Siding
    Need some help. My contractors disagree and my research does too. PROBLEM: I have a 1940s house in N. Illinois with no eaves and no soffits (see image below of how it is NOW) and ventilation problems. Owned for last 10 months. Soffits aren't possible. I have no intake now, and its causing...
  2. HVAC
    I am trying to run a circulation fan based on high indoor air temperature. I bought the Honeywell Visionpro 8000 because it was the least expensive model to accommodate remote sensing; i've located a remote temperature sensor high up in a cathedral ceiling. I am trying to use cooling mode to...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    I'm converting a 12'x20' (interior) shed, with 9' foot ceilings into a workshop. This shed came with the house. I'm leaving the ceiling open for storage space, but want to insulate the roof to deal with the cold winters and hot summers. I live in the Rockies at 4400 feet above sea level. There...
  4. HVAC
    Our boiler room in our house is in our half above/half below ground basement. We have a new 100,000 BTU boiler that was installed last year. We also have a gas hot water heater next to it. In the boiler room on an adjacent wall is a 6 inch duct that hangs close to the ground (but not touching...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello, I'm hoping this community can give me some ideas on how to solve a problem. I redid my kitchen in 2014, and had a Frigidaire microwave built into my island, using a trim kit. There was a vent along the bottom of the trim kit. The microwave failed in 2019, and I replaced it with an updated...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    We recently bought a home with a mansard roof and are looking for ideas to vent the attic. Currently, there is no intake (or maybe its outtake) ventilation as the walls directly meet the top of the roof (that is 10 degree slope- 2:12). We will monitor it this winter (living near Toronto) for...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    Hello Everyone, I would really appreciate your thoughtfulness on this one. In November my wife and I purchased the house we had been renting for 2 years. We are super excited as we love the place and have so many great ideas for the place. One funny thing that seems to have been the trend in...
  8. Insulation
    I live in middle Tennesse, hot and humid summers, somewhat cold and wet winters. I have a Tuff shed (16'x12') I want to convert to a conditioned space. I already have the walls insulated, but the roof poses some uncertainties. It doesn't have a ridge or soffit vents, although I could drill some...
  9. HVAC
    I recently built a garage, slowly learning a few mistakes along the way. Having humidity issues and when it is cold getting the large drywall seam cracking (assuming from humidity as well). The garage is heated by a natural gas radiant heater. lately been keeping the garage at about 14 degrees...
  10. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hello, I am installing a closet system in a bedroom. I need to use snaptoggle fasteners (high load hollow wall anchors) to mount it. Between two studs I hit a sheet of metal behind the drywall. The builder tells me it’s the vent from the powder bath downstairs. Is it ok to drill into...
  11. HVAC
    Hi all. (sorry if this should go in a different section) My garage has no ventilation. My only option is to open the side door and/or raise the garage door slightly. However, I don't want to leave these open overnight. There's an upstairs room right above the garage which always stays warm...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, I have to connect the ventilation of the exhaust fans of my 3 upstairs bathrooms to the outside and I am getting conflicting advise from 3 different contractors. The issue is that I have no siding in the attic, so the options are either connect the exhaust fans to the soffit or to connect...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    Hello all - my first post, so thanks in advance and I'm happy to have found the site! I've just had a bathroom ventilation fan die on me. I got out the ladder and expected it to be an easy fix; figured I'd be able to swap out the old motor for a new one and voila. But it, unfortunately...
  14. Electrical
    Hi guys, I'm building a new kitchen in my existing home using a wall-mounted pyramid range hood. The plenum cover will extend to the ceiling. I've installed all required support blocking and am about to sheetrock the wall but first need to identify how the electrical cable (MC cable) will be...
  15. HVAC
    What are the most efficient options to maximize cooling & ventilation in a 200 square foot room with only 1 (23"x 35"h)window that opens? The problem gets worse during the summer as there's no cross ventilation. There's an additional window on the opposite wall that runs just below the...
  16. General DIY Discussions
    What are the most efficient options to maximize cooling & ventilation in a 200 square foot room with only 1 (23"x 35"h)window that opens? The problem gets worse during the summer as there's no cross ventilation. There's an additional window on the opposite wall that runs just below the...
  17. Insulation
    Hello! I have an addition on my house that was once a patio. They decided to box it in but leave the roof exposed/un-insulated. It is also un-ventilated without any central air and only a fireplace to heat it. I was looking to insulate that room to keep it warmer in the winter so I had a...
  18. HVAC
    Hi, I have central A/C and the furnace is in my basement. All of the duct work travels in the basement ceiling. A section of the duct work is dripping water at the joint. I live in a townhome and as the duct work travels, it turns 90 degrees up along the wall separating me and my neighbor. It's...
  19. Insulation
    Hi, The house I bought had a 3 season porch added on years after it was built. I've since enclosed it to make it into a playroom. I need to add a ridge vent and some soffit ventilation, throw up some roof baffles from the soffit to the ridge vent and insulate. However, there is a portion of the...
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