Dan, i am glad to see that you're one of those inspectors that tempers his
decisions with some common sense instead of one of those that inforces
regulations and specifications without even comprehending the purpose of them.
I've had some answer my question of 'Now what do I need here?' by reading word
for word the regulation, without knowing what they were reading, intead of just
telling me something like, " You can't just block the end of this duct, you
gotta disconect it from the plenum and slide a cap into the opening in the
plenum . You can get the right size cap at Lowes. And if I was you I would'nt
leave the old duct up here without capping the ends, the rats are gonna love a
long empty apartment." More to vfr's case, I do a lot of work in houses from
the '30's and way older and never quite understood the rational of requiring a
20 minute door in an existing five minute wall or similar situations. Oh well,
your the inspector and I don't like the way red tags look flappin in the wind.
Sorry, v, just one of my usual responses to the mere thought of the
inspector's visit. Now, I too am confused by your description of the plaster
'tiles' and your method of hanging the door. ( And, Dan, if I understand this
'sandwich' procedure, it seems there is a possibility of there being a gap with
nothing but air between the 2X4's, the door frame and the edge of the tiles.
There's that 5 minute wall again.) V, why can't you hang the door the same old
way we always done it? Cut your opening, nail in your kings, jacks, and
header nice and plumb and square, slide in your prehung door , shim and nail
it, fill the gaps with LOW expansion foam ( now that is not how we always done
it, you can lightly stuff fiber glass insulation in there), nail up your casing
and there you are. You can walk in OR out. Give more than a few minutes thought
to which way you want that door to open in or out, right or left. Leaving a car
with my arms full I like to fumble the latch loose and push or kick the door
open and I don't wanta swing the door open and have it hit my truck and mess up
the artisticly placed dents in it.
yum yum toungy here and here and here and maybe even there