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Insulating Windows and Doors

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Insulating Windows and Doors

Today I am going to explain to you two different methods on how to insulate around a window, so that’s actually insulating the gap that’s left between the framework and the window frame itself. There’s basically two methods. One method involves batt insulation, they call it chinking. So you’ll actually slide this into place, in that space. The other method and the one that I prefer to use is spray foam. You’ll have to be sure you’re using a low expanding spray foam, made for around windows and doors. You...

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Part 2 of Subfloor Removal

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Part 2 of Subfloor Removal

Okay, so continuing on from the first part of this projet… So there is the cuts that I made. Another item you might want to have on is a dust mask as well when you are doing the cutting. This is basically, most of these materials are made out of compressed sawdust really, it can be kind of fine dust. So I’ve got my cuts made, right along here is the joint in the sheets and these are my saw cuts. So I’ll just start right on this corner. It’s usually helpful if you could start at the doorway, it’s just easier to...

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Removing a Subfloor or Underlayment

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Removing a Subfloor or Underlayment

Today I want to show you how to remove underlayment. Some people might call it subfloor, but there is usually a plywood or OSB some floor on your flooring and then underlayment on top of that, generally. It’s usually maybe a quarter inch thick or 5/16ths. So we are removing and in this case, it was underneath carpet. We’re removing it because we want to put hardwood over top this area. Other places you’ll find this type of product will be under vinyl flooring or linoleum, just like in the kitchen in here. Most times, vinyl...

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