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Welcome to SoYou’re Renovating Cottage edition.
The best way to learn home-improvement skills is to completely renovate a house from top to bottom.
Here we have started by lifting the house up with a crane. We have renovated the foundations, added a extra reinforced concrete floor, rebuilt the 3rd floor from the old cottage, rebuilt the roof, added 7 skylights, changed all doors and windows and completely insulated the roof and all the walls.
Now we just need to finish the inside of this wonderful cottage in the country and once again, we will show you all.
Following our series every week, you will see every step of the transformation and we hope that this will help you to start and complete your own renovation project with confidence and enthusiasm and obtain professional results.
Also, every week, we will have handy-friends on the show that have been specially selected with very little or no renovation experience at all to show you that you don’t need hard skin hands to renovate.
Today, our Handy-hosts are: Ross, Austin and Tereisha
A/ What do yo do in your life. What do you think of renovation works.
Where do you live, alone with your folks, dog, cat, kids, girlfriend, boyfriend…
What type of home of flat you live in. What do you like the best about it, what do you hate. You like the city, the country
B/ What do yo do in your life, What are your hobbies. Have you ever done any renovation at all. Do you know plumbing…
Last week retrospective 30 sec.
Last week we saw: Ron install the vapor barrier for the cathedral ceilling.
Aslo, Andrew has built interior partition using steel studs.
And finally, Christine dug the required holes to pour the concrete for the foundations of our new recyclable plastic deck.
Despite of the apprehension and minor difficulties, our handy-hosts have been quite successful and I am sure that this week we will have, again, lots of fun.
A/ The construction of the structure for the balcony
B/ The installation of an air exchanger
C/ Some plumbing using the new Pex pipes.
D/ Installation of the U channels for the cathedral ceilings
E/ Installation of the vapour barrier for the 3rd floor and the installation of the 1/3 or u channel for the walls.
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Formation for each of the handy-host.
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Execution of the different assignments, Voice-over comments by the host.
A/ The construction of the structure for the balcony
Last week we poured the concrete for the foundation. The concrete must be dry by now.
Normally, twenty-four hours after the concrete is poured in you can fill in the hole and start assembling the patio.
Erecting the patio on top of the concrete foundation without actually fastening the whole structure onto them is preferable. If the foundation moves around in any way, this technique will allow you to easily readjust the patio level.
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Here the balcony is attached to the house so we need to install a first 2/8 on the exterior wall. We must take off some of the exterior finish to attach the 2/8 directly to the house concrete floor. Using a utility knife you can remove the exterior finish with precision.
Because the exterior wall of the house is in concrete, we need to pre-drill the holes and use steel anchors to properly attach the 2/8.
Once that trust is in place, the assembly for the rest of the structure is really easy.
To cut through the 2/8 joists, you can use a circular saw or a miter saw set on a work bench. Nail or screw the header joist to the outside joists with 10 cm nails or screws. Once the joists are secured, double the center beam as well as each perimeter joist. Make the joints overlap this way for greater stability.
Now screw the metal joist hanger every 40 cm, on center,
Finally, secure the joists to the metal joist hanger and that is it !!!
The structure is ready for the recyclable plastic deck.
B/ The installation of an air exchanger
Now that the interior wall structure is up, it is the best time to install a ventilation system. It is quite easy and you can do it yourself as long as you purchase the ventilation unit at your local hardware store.
Note that if your walls are finished, you can always install such a system. Ducts will than run through the back of closets.
The first thing you need to do is to choose the appropriate location for the unit and the control.
You will then run the cable for the control to the unit. Make the connection and install the unit, suspended form the joist.
Finally, you will be planning and installing the ductwork.
This installation takes a professional about 3 hours. Lets see what you can do.
-Locating the unit (basement, furnace room, closet…)
-Locating the more convenient location for the control
-Splice and connect wires, screw in the plate, run wire down
-Connect control cable to unit
-Mount the oval ports on the unit
-Hang the unit down.
-plan the ductwork
-Install the air exhaust register where contaminants are produced (kitchen, living room etc.. away form the stairways) 6 to 12 inches from the ceiling.
-Run the duck with a minimum of bends and joints.
-Install the fresh/filtered air distribution register (in a large, open area to insure the greatest possible circulation, 6 to 12 inches from the ceiling)
Note that depending on your municipality, you might need to install a distribution register on every floor and in every bedroom.
-Using the color sticker dots, identify and connect the ducts.
-Keep the length of outside insulated duct to a minimum
-Cut a 6 inch diameter hole in the exterior wall and insert the tandem transition through the hole.
-Install dual exterior hood
-Connect the drain.
Look at control panel : three positions :
a/Normal : for day to day usage
b/ Recirculation for high humidity days (rain heat wave) and very cold
c/ The position we like the best : Boost position for high speed in extreme conditions like : Parties!!!!.
The control panel also features:
• a filter maintenance indicator
• a fresh air indicator
Info segment : Inside air quality .
Throughout this Series, we keep recommending that you insulate your house using the best material and techniques available on the market today. So that you can save on energy costs, contribute to the preservation of the environment and finally enjoy a more comfortable and durable house. On the other end, by doing so, your house will become more airtight and your indoor air quality should be a concern, so today we want to talk about a serious potential threat to the health of your family members: poor indoor air quality.
The American Environmental Protection Agency better known as EPA declared that indoor air is anywhere from 2 to 10 times more hazardous than outdoor air. 6 out of 10 homes and buildings are sick, meaning they are hazardous to your health.
The first step to insure good indoor quality air is to make sure you have proper ventilation to create an exchange of air with the outside.
Signs that can indicate that your home may not have enough ventilation include moisture condensation on windows or walls, smelly or stuffy air, dirty central heating and air cooling equipment.
Air exchangers breathe new life into your home and help reduce the risk of polluted air. Based on the principle of “good air in, bad air out,” these units expel stale indoor air and gaseous pollutants and exchange them with a continuous flow of fresh, revitalized outdoor air. What’s more, all our units help prevent uncontrolled excess humidity, which can lead to mildew, mold and structural deterioration.
When extreme outdoor temperatures occur, the Smart Temp mechanism automatically sets the time of air exchange in order to ensure the most comfortable indoor environment
Certain Air Exchangers feature a heat recovery system*. As warm air is expelled from your house, it warms the incoming cold, fresh air before it’s circulated throughout your home. The result is a constant supply of fresh air, no unpleasant drafts and greater home comfort.
The best way to achieve optimal air quality in your home is to combine HEPA filtration* with Air Exchange. Together, they create the ultimate system for people who want a clean and healthy environment. HEPA filters capture 99.97% of all dust and particles as small as 0.3 microns (1 human hair = 150 microns). They can help reduce allergy symptoms, asthma, recurring colds and persistent coughs. In fact, HEPA filters are so effective, they’re used in hospital operating rooms.
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Air exchangers breathe new life into your home and help reduce the risk of polluted air.
The Smart Temp mechanism automatically sets the time of air exchange when extreme outdoor temperatures occur.
The best way to achieve optimal air quality in your home is to combine HEPA filtration* with Air Exchange.
C/ Plumbing using the new Pex pipes.
Plumbing is one of the renovation tasks that is mysterious. Many people are not informed and concern when it comes to plumbing.
Obviously, the code form your region probably forbids you to do any plumbing if you are not a plumber yourself. It is a little bit the same conditions for electricity or even worst GAZ. This is the reason why today we got our plumber: ………………..who is going to supervise.
You will se that it is not that complicated.
Today: Ross, your are going to do some plumbing! Mister Gutilla from Bow plastics is a mechanical engineer and he will help you out.
Peter, can you show us how this new type of plumbing gets installed.
Interview: Peter Guttila, Bow plastics
What is Pex and where does it come from?
Why is Pex gaining so much n popularity?
Can we trust Pex for many years ahead?
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Pex plumbing system offers many advantages:
The pipes are flexible, lightweight for an easy and fast installation
They are economical and do not require torches
They offer a good thermal conductivity and do not sweat.
Finally, they have an excellent life expectancy and come with a 25 year limited warranty.
D/ Installation of the u channels for the framing of the cathedral ceiling.
We saw earlier how to put up the vapor barrier on top of the insulation.
Now before we put the gypse, we need to frame.
We will be using steel U channles 16 inches centre to centre.
The channels will be screwed into the joists trough the insulation panels.
Now the chalenge is to make sure the steel channels are all aligned, straight and leveld so we end up with a nice even ceilling. To do so, we will use strings going from one end of the ceiling to the other and from top to bottom on each side. That way, we can use the string to level each U channel using cedar wedges everytime we drive a srew in.
O.K. go, you have four hours to complete this section of the ceilling.
Cathedrale ceilling : electricity
The U channels we installed on the ceilling right undeneath the roof will allow us to run the electrical wires for lighting without damaging the insulation or the vapor barrier. Additionnaly, the air space of ¾ inches locked between the gypsum board and the vapor barrier will increase the thermal resistance of the roof. The gypsum boards will be attached to the U channels that are on the inside of the insulation instead of been atached to the joist on the colder side of the insulation. When attached to a structure exposed to the cold, the nails or screw have a tendancy to pop out we it gets very cold specially if you are using wood. The way we are doing it now, the gypsum board will be more stable and there will be no pop outs.
E/ Installation of the vapour barrier and the wooden strips for the third floor.
We will use the same technique for the walls, first we will lay down a vapour barrier and then the wooden 1/3 or the steel U channels so we can attach the gypsum boards later.
General pro-Environment segment
We wanted to renovate a country house to put the highlight on the environment. Our homes play a very important part in the way we live and consume. Homes affect our energy consumption, waste production, and pretty much everything else. Your home, the way it is built, the material that were used, its design and its style all play a decisive role on your behavior.
Make sure that when you renovate, you take these transformations as an opportunity to improve your energy efficiency, reduce your waste and recycle. When you think renovations, think environmentally friendly
More ventilation, Central vacuum system, Sound proofing walls and ceillings,