Chateauguay, QC, CA
Im am no concrete pro but not a fan of sheathing and siding touching ground especially here in Canada where the winter -30C will leave 3 feet of snow and ice resting on the base plates for a long season and the garage our house will be heated , unless laying concrete blocks all around who become pointless at this stage !
Most of the modern manifold are 3/4 inch feed a 1 or 2 inches manifold with 1/2 inches outlets that balance water pressure ,1/2 pex got a small id compare to 1/2 copper who is much closer to 1/2 inch, on a pex line should always run to its taps without couplings a straight through connector adaptor if you don't want your water pressure down , did that mistake once connected a shower head with 1/2 inch pex the balance tap didn't work anymore found out in the instructions later that even on a pex line the between the shower head and the tap it's got to be absolutely copper conduct ..the rest in pex..
I have tried every trick in the book for me if you are in remodeling a laser is an absolute need not only for foundation for windows and trim ,paneling kitchen cabinet etc. they came down in price a lot trough the years is an well worthed investment..
Larry mention on is doors opening that was for pre-hung doors they come with some kind of pre-installed trim around them for nailing if you leave to much room you will be nailing them in the void of your over-size hole even modern framer can learn allot from a guy like Larry just check is roof building skills video ...
This got contaminated by commercials what a shame ! this makes it usless like cable tv in the last years ,whats the point of being a paying member if we have to listen to commercial selling stuff we dont need or intersted in .
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