Building Plans for Energy-Efficient and Healthful Kitchens and Bathrooms

How to Remodel Kitchens or Bathrooms: details that will help you stop air leaks and insulate exterior walls behind tubs and showers, seal penetrations in the ceiling from recessed lights, and tighten up dropped soffits, skylights, and plumbing chases.

KITCHEN AND BATH DETAILS IN THIS PACKAGE:

TUBS | SHOWERS | DROPPED CEILING/SOFFIT | ADDING A SKYLIGHT | CEILING PENETRATIONS | TRICKY CORNERS | MECHANICAL DETAILS


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TUBS


Wall behind tub w/ corner chaseDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Thin sheathing behind tubDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Rigid foam behind tub (elevation)DOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Rigid foam behind tub (plan)DOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Bathtub retrofitDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


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SHOWERS


Rigid foam behind showerDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Thin sheathing behind showerDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Shower Window Retrofit (High Sill)DOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Shower Window Retrofit (Low Sill)DOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


DROPPED CEILING/SOFFIT


Dropped SoffitDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Built-out soffitDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Cabinet soffitDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Duct soffitDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


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ADDING A SKYLIGHT


Jamb Detail for New SkylightDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Head and Sill Details for New SkylightDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Air sealing at Skylight ShaftDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


CEILING PENETRATIONS


Recessed Lighting Fixtures
Recessed Lighting - Site-Built BoxDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Recessed Lighting - Pre-made BoxDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


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TRICKY CORNERS


Cantilevered Floor
1 1/2 in. rigid foamDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
1 in. rigid foamDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG

Chases and chimneys
Corner vertical chaseDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


MECHANICAL DETAILS


Sealed duct shaftDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Pipe through top plateDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Wire through top plateDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Flue Shaft (plan view)DOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Insulated Electric Water HeaterDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Insulated gas water heaterDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG
Retrofit hot water recirculationDOWNLOAD: PDF | DWG


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