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11-11-09, 05:38 PM
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Refacing can be a good option and you can...

Refacing can be a good option and you can possibly add some of the missing features at the same time. Refacing is not a new kitchen, but it can be a lot cheaper and still look good if it's done right.
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You've got yourself a mess there, but you knew...

You've got yourself a mess there, but you knew that...lol

Try Sashco brand "Through The Roof" sealant instead of silicone or tar. It's not a permanent fix, but it seams to adhere well and still...
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Crazy! Not something to be considered a do-it...

Crazy!
Not something to be considered a do-it -yourself project.
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I'm just not sure if mold will occur or not. It...

I'm just not sure if mold will occur or not. It sounds like you may have gotten a fair amount of water in there. It will dry out eventually and the mold will not continue to grow without a moisture...
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I would shingle it and prevent any further water...

I would shingle it and prevent any further water leaks from happening.
Will you get mold? Maybe, maybe not. Can you get to the area in the attic and remove the wet insulation or at least check and...
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Views: 29,612
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They make over sized cover plates that will hide...

They make over sized cover plates that will hide the rough look, if that is what you are trying to accomplish.
I wasn't sure if you were weatherizing or beautifying.
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You may not be able to add hardwood to the...

You may not be able to add hardwood to the missing section. Because removing the plywood may only leave you with floor joist in that area, and you need to keep an underpayment under the new...
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You will be removing the side wall shingles in...

You will be removing the side wall shingles in the area the chimney is constructed.
Then I would put a trim board along the chimney and shingle back up to the board. Use a high quality caulk to seal...
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The gap is an expansion joint used to isolate the...

The gap is an expansion joint used to isolate the slab from the frost wall. You can rip strips of built-rite or buy expansion material to use and just leave it in place. I do not think the gab was...
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I may be misunderstanding your idea, but it just...

I may be misunderstanding your idea, but it just seems like a bad idea.
I do understand your intent, but I picture this as creating a problem not solving one.

Wouldn't there be a potential issue...
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I agree, thats what it looks like to me too. I...

I agree, thats what it looks like to me too. I really need to get one of those. Why? Because I don't have one yet!
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Posted By ArmchairDIY

What type of caulk did you use? A silicon...

What type of caulk did you use?

A silicon such as GE Silicone II with BioSeal, will be more flexible and resist mildew and mold.
Scrap all the old caulk out and make sure no water is weeping...
10-28-09, 08:41 PM
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Views: 14,878
Posted By ArmchairDIY

Our Climate here is very different from yours,...

Our Climate here is very different from yours, and mold issues such as yours are something I do not see often. I'm going to assume someone with more specific expertise will answer shortly.
The one...
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Views: 1,636
Posted By ArmchairDIY

Frost Protected Shallow Foundation type System

Although this is not a direct set in stone answer to your question, it may still prove useful I hope.
Retrofitting existing stone foundations with insulation and waterproofing can be difficult. One...
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This is a little out of my area of expertise, but...

This is a little out of my area of expertise, but I don't think it would cause any problems.
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I really don't think a cup gun or a gravity feed...

I really don't think a cup gun or a gravity feed gun will spray latex well at all. Someone else may come along and correct me but an airless is the best solution I know of for spraying latex.
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Views: 1,642
Posted By ArmchairDIY

I don't think sealing the inside is a solution. I...

I don't think sealing the inside is a solution. I have a hunch the problem is a flaw in a flashing detail or water resistant barrier details. I know I mentioned it before, and not to beat a dead...
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Eastern hemlock tends to have wind shake and...

Eastern hemlock tends to have wind shake and twisted grain in the butt log portion of the tree, at least in my area. This causes it to twist and split from the internal stresses. The last time I used...
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You could remount the flange and repair flanges...

You could remount the flange and repair flanges to the floor with Tapcons.(Blue concrete screws)
Be careful drilling through the tile, try using the masonry bit with the hammer turned off on the...
10-20-09, 08:11 PM
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Views: 2,692
Posted By ArmchairDIY

Miters used in an exterior application are...

Miters used in an exterior application are difficult if not impossible to keep perfect and tight.
I would guess that the moisture content that the board are at should remain somewhat constant...
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Views: 1,642
Posted By ArmchairDIY

I agree, sorry to say you were acting as the...

I agree, sorry to say you were acting as the general contractor it is now your responsibility.
Now without seeing the exterior this is only a guess, but the moisture issue seems odd to me. That...
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Views: 2,485
Posted By ArmchairDIY

I don't know if it would work for you, but you...

I don't know if it would work for you, but you may be able to get an old forced are gas furnace from a heating contractor to install temporarily? Position it in the main living area, don't worry...
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Views: 1,344
Posted By ArmchairDIY

More than likely you should be safe from mold.

More than likely you should be safe from mold.
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Views: 980
Posted By ArmchairDIY

The greenest solution might be to just wash it...

The greenest solution might be to just wash it with a pressure washer spraying from the top down so you do not force water up under the shingles. Use a wide fan tip though or you will do more damage...
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Views: 1,476
Posted By ArmchairDIY

Nothing to be gained from painting the top side....

Nothing to be gained from painting the top side. Your roofing is all the protection you need.
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