Yeah, if this were being constructed, it could be dealt with much
Yes, but not worth the labor involved at this late date.
See notes above - below - sideways... ;-)
Looks like a quiet, functional system but don't think it'll fly for
this job. You should have seen the look when the price was mentioned.
But you can guarantee if I ever get around to building my own house,
all of these types of things will be considered. Including raceways
for access to plumbing/electrical/CATV/CAT5/Intercom/Hi-Fi.
Sorry to hijack your thread, Swing.
Now to top it off, it is snowing here!
Took me 40 minutes to go 2 miles from the hardware store.
I really hate cities...
Might make a good intercom system as well.
I once bought a house with a vent hood over the stove. I could see the
vent in the roof. But in the attic there was nothing going to the roof
vent. They had piped the vent hood into the boxing over the cabinets
and forgot it. The house was about 15 years old. When I cut a hole
and connected the pipe to the roof vent the vent hood worked much better.
Yeah, that's why I looked for a swept collector. Just like your
automotive exhaust pipe headers...
Funny how that vent thing works out. eh?
They generally work better when hooked up.
Unfortunately, they didn't install outside vents, and retrofitting
cornice or wall vents would require ripping out the interior ceilings
for access. The ceilings have some weird-ass texture that was manually
applied with a 6-lobed sponge tool that no one sells anymore, and
blending in repairs is difficult - been there, done that. Even then,
there isn't room for a cornice vent, and the ceiling joists are only
2x4s and feed directly into the soffit. The only options are eave
vents or roof vents - and the only thing the BORGs sell are dryer-like
4" wall vents. They ran all the real builder supply stores out of
business, and you can't get anything around here anymore unless it is
a top 500 seller. Like a vent assist fan for HVAC ductwork - which
was also improperly designed and installed. I've never seen anyone
install 4" heating ducts on a 20' run to two remote bedrooms before.
Rooms which, incidentally, freeze in the winter and smolder in the
summer. Egads - I thought they had software for modeling this - I do.
The problem with the vents is that in winter the "air beaters" move
hot, moist air from the baths into the attic where it immediately
condenses the moisture onto the ceiling and insulation. Additionally,
they covered the fans, and vent connections, with blown in loose-fill
insulation, so it's a soggy, black mess.
And then there is the pile of 2x4s I picked up while installing more
6.5" roll fibreglass insulation. The attic had 2.5 - 3" of blown in
loose-fill - in places. And no existing vapor barrier, either. The
pile of 2x4s were supposed to be a nailing flange for the bathroom
ceiling around a stub wall. I counted 26 odd nails, and not one hit
anything but air. Just a pile of debris. Sheese...
I don't know what these people had in mind when they built this shit,
but I'm sure increased "return on investment" was the primary
motivating force behind this development project. 20 years old and
crumbling fast. You should see the house next door. Woodpeckers
living in the rotten parts and the guy ignores it. Damned McMansions.
My first house was built in the early 60s, was only 960 sq. ft., and
yet it was built like a tank. Hardwood floors, ductile iron sewers,
actual diagonal plank sheathing.
But that's progress...
The NFL is interesting exactly because it is a monkey see, monkey do
league. When one team has a great idea, it's quickly adapted by each
team that sees it as a fit. In order to differentiate themselves,
teams are forced to be innovative because the competition quickly
catches up. So-n-so's doing a silent snap count with their leg? Great
idea! And it is, really. When a team is on the road, a visual clue to
the center is more reliable than an audible one.
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