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Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-24-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,391
Posted By wwhitney
Yes, with one amendment: if the gap between the...

Yes, with one amendment: if the gap between the joists is at the bottom only and not at the top, I would be inclined to draw them together with clamps or the new fasteners. The angled gap you...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,391
Posted By wwhitney
0) Those HeadLOK screws are not flat head, they...

0) Those HeadLOK screws are not flat head, they are washer head.

1) I'd be happy with any dry material. LVLs are fine but overkill and expensive.

2) I'm not 100% clear on the wall locations...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-23-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,391
Posted By wwhitney
I was suggesting the flat head version of that...

I was suggesting the flat head version of that SPAX 6" x 1/4" fastener, so you could drive it flush, so it wouldn't interfere with the new sister. You could use those and just counterbore them, the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,391
Posted By wwhitney
I like GRK, not used them much but I think their...

I like GRK, not used them much but I think their reputation matches or exceeds SPAX. Not sure why you need a 5/16" x 6" fastener, though. Plus it seems a bit pricey.

I'm of the school of thought...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,391
Posted By wwhitney
Simplest may be to abandon the cracked joist in...

Simplest may be to abandon the cracked joist in place. I.e. leave there, don't count it in your joist structure, and make sure any structural connections don't depend on it.

So you'd secure the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-22-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,391
Posted By wwhitney
(1) Your theory on the crack causing the bottom...

(1) Your theory on the crack causing the bottom of the joist to be deflected without affecting the top of the joist looks reasonable. If you wanted to be fancy, you could try repairing the joist by...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,391
Posted By wwhitney
From your drawing, if the header is only carrying...

From your drawing, if the header is only carrying one joist, then the "king" joists didn't need to be doubled in the first place. So it is somewhat overbuilt, which is to your benefit. Given that,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-21-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,391
Posted By wwhitney
A couple questions: That header (blocking)...

A couple questions:

That header (blocking) the sistered cracked joist is carrying, how many joists is the header carrying, and is the other end of the header also carried on a sistered joist?
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,391
Posted By wwhitney
For the edge spacing, I'm not sure if 1" or...

For the edge spacing, I'm not sure if 1" or 1-1/2" is the better choice.

The reference design lateral value for a 10d common nail joining two 2x members of specific gravity 0.42 (SPF) is 100 lbs,...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-18-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,391
Posted By wwhitney
Paul, that latest HD link you provided is still...

Paul, that latest HD link you provided is still to SDS screws. Here are SDWS screws:

https://www.amazon.com/Simpson-Strong-SDWS16300QMB-QuikGuard-Framing/dp/B0767MJ7YC/

My HD carries these:
...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,391
Posted By wwhitney
Plywood is not a good choice, as only the plys...

Plywood is not a good choice, as only the plys with grain parallel to the joist's grain will contribute to bending strength. So a maybe 3/8" thickness for 3/4" nominal plywood. Plus often the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,391
Posted By wwhitney
Ideally find a local lumber yard that stores...

Ideally find a local lumber yard that stores their KD material covered.

If you like SPAX I suggest any of their 1/4" x 3" powerlag varieties.

Cheers, Wayne
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 01-17-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,391
Posted By wwhitney
Use kiln dried (KD) lumber, as green lumber will...

Use kiln dried (KD) lumber, as green lumber will take at least several months to acclimatize.

Rotating is difficult for two reasons:

(1) The diagonal of the cross section is greater than the...
Forum: The Mud Box 12-01-2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By wwhitney
I wouldn't trust wirenuts for the old aluminum...

I wouldn't trust wirenuts for the old aluminum connections. It's too bad they don't make a 5 port alumiconn. So I suggest:

1) For each of the 4-way neutral and ground connections, use (2) 3-port...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-23-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 18,077
Posted By wwhitney
If you are only a little bit too long, then I...

If you are only a little bit too long, then I believe you can use up some of the extra by using an inefficient (extra squiggly) path while still meeting the manufacturer requirement of 3 nub spacing....
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-22-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 974
Posted By wwhitney
I just wanted to add that as I understand it the...

I just wanted to add that as I understand it the cast iron trap itself is more likely to rust out than the horizontal trap arm. The trap has water sitting in it all the time, and I believe that the...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-17-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,024
Posted By wwhitney
Sorry, I didn't notice that you and the OP are...

Sorry, I didn't notice that you and the OP are neighbors. Local information is always helpful, Milwaukee or WI may have amended the NEC. Absent that, I would say this is a case of creative reading...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-16-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,024
Posted By wwhitney
That's certainly open to interpretation. Since a...

That's certainly open to interpretation. Since a dry location luminaire is allowed to be installed at 8' above the shower or bathtub threshold, I would think there would be a zone between 8' and...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-15-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,024
Posted By wwhitney
Is that light fixture over the shower and less...

Is that light fixture over the shower and less than 8' above the shower threshold? If so, it needs to be damp location rated. [NEC 410.10(D)].

Cheers, Wayne
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-02-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 18,077
Posted By wwhitney
Sorry if you've already addressed this, but are...

Sorry if you've already addressed this, but are you planning a swinging shower door? If so, how is that going to work with a perfectly flat transition at the shower?

One option I've read about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 18,077
Posted By wwhitney
But your posted accounting has different mortar...

But your posted accounting has different mortar thicknesses on the two assemblies, so the 0.7 multiplier will make a difference.

3/4" plywood is not 3/4" thick, it may be 23/32" or sometimes even...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 11-01-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 18,077
Posted By wwhitney
The mortar thickness will only be half the...

The mortar thickness will only be half the nominal notch depth if you comb out the mortar with the trowel at a 90 degree angle. For a 45 degree angle, further multiply by 0.70 (sqrt(2) / 2).

I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,496
Posted By wwhitney
Switches and receptacles come with "plaster ears"...

Switches and receptacles come with "plaster ears" that extend outside of the footprint of the box. The optimal installation is cut the finish wall material tight to the outside of the box, and then...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-23-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,487
Posted By wwhitney
(1) The span is just the unsupported length, so...

(1) The span is just the unsupported length, so the part of the joist without any structure to bear on.

(2) 0.02" is negligible. In fact, I doubt you can measure the unsupported span to that...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 10-17-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 353
Posted By wwhitney
So did you go with a standard hub outlet drain...

So did you go with a standard hub outlet drain plus a short nipple, or did you find a spigot outlet drain?

Cheers, Wayne
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