This project is continued from Part 2. Insulate the Crawlspace The home builder cut corners and failed to insulate the rear wall of the crawlspace behind bedroom closet. Now that I’ve got an access panel it’ll be easy to insulate the wall with R-13 kraft-faced fiberglass insulation. I purchased two rolls of Ownens Corning insulation [...]
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This project is continued from Part 1. Saw the Plywood Access Panel The dimensions for the access panel are: Rough drywall opening: 33 inches high x 20 inches wide Plywood panel: 35 inches high x 22 inches wide This allows for a 1 inch weather seal around the perimeter of the plywood panel to cover [...]
This project shows how I made a drywall access panel out of plywood large enough to step through to gain access to the narrow cavity behind the wall to run electrical wiring and insulate the closet. The drywall access panel is one of several home improvements I’ve made to this bedroom over the garage. You [...]
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In the early 1990′s, I bought a home in south Florida and did the usual routine of hiring a Home Inspection company. Home Inspectors are worth every penny and among the many items they examine, will check the heating and cooling operation of the air conditioning units – air temperatures and general condition of the [...]
The other evening I stepped into the walk-in closet and was surprised to find water dripping from the ceiling. Based on the location of the rooms and walls, I quickly realized the bathtub/shower is located directly overhead and my teenage daughter was taking one of her long showers. I ran upstairs and asked my daughter [...]