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Looking for a few Dayton recommendations

Postby ArmedAviator » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:26 am

In just over 2 weeks I will be the proud owner of my first home. It has a few things that need worked on and thus I am coming here first to see if there are any recommendations for good quality businesses/persons in the area to use. Specifically, I will be moving to Miamisburg.

Some stuff that I am looking to have done:

  • Radon Mitigation - half unfinished basement (stone foundation), half crawl space (concrete block foundation).
  • Drip guards installed on roof, possibly install gutter guards also.
  • Install 200 amp service line and circuit breaker box (upgrade from 100 amp).
  • Fix electrical sub-panel in garage (apparently the ground and neutral lines are on same bus and should not be).
  • Install an exhaust fan in the attic for summertime heat.
  • Possibly add a few additional electrical outlets in garage (unfinished).
  • Chimney needs crown repaired and a cover.

Some other things that I will try to tackle myself but may need some input or help on:
  • Install Cat6/6a Ethernet cables to all rooms from basement plus a few fiber cables.
  • Install IP security cameras in exterior locations via the Ethernet runs.
  • Insulate attic.
  • Insulate and drywall garage, build work bench and shelves.

Any pointers offered and recommendations, as this is my first time putting on my "big boy pants" when it comes to a house, is appreciated.
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Re: Looking for a few Dayton recommendations

Postby rimfireOH » Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:27 pm

Congratulations! That's a major milestone.
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Re: Looking for a few Dayton recommendations

Postby BEAR! » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:08 pm

On the attic vent fan, there's a handyman radio show that I listen to on the weekends that recommends a ridge vent along with soffit vents over any other kind of venting. There is a mathematical formula for figuring up how much of each vent for maximum ventilation.

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