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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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