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08-07-10, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,098
Posted By Door Guy

Sticky Slider

I had a customer's door that was sticking and difficult to roll. The problem was with the weep holes on the outside of the door. A concrete guy poured the slab outside a little high covering the weep...
05-14-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,019
Posted By Door Guy

Here is a third vote for the rotozip, if you have...

Here is a third vote for the rotozip, if you have a lot of drywall to hang and the outlets are not installed int the box. If they are there is a small tool that will actually plug into the outlet,...
05-14-10, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,506
Posted By Door Guy

Stud fastening

You are right, Building Code does not address toenailing the studs to the top plate. That being said, as a contractor and a building inspector, I would not see a problem with it, especially on a non...
05-14-10, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,904
Posted By Door Guy

Leaking door

The first thing you should check is to see if the door has flashing above the exterior brickmolding. Water could be entering there and running down to the floor.

Second, there have been a sill...
01-01-10, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,904
Posted By Door Guy

I have been a contractor for over 23 years. Here...

I have been a contractor for over 23 years. Here are a few of manufacturers I have used and wouldn't hesitate to use their name. Marvin, Jeld-wen and Andersen.

Be sure to use a window that...
01-01-10, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 9,985
Posted By Door Guy

Good decision, a 48 inch double door would take a...

Good decision, a 48 inch double door would take a 50 inch wide rough opening.
01-01-10, 07:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 897
Posted By Door Guy

I would remove that particular screw. As noted...

I would remove that particular screw. As noted the holding power has been compromised and you will eventually get a screw pop. Add another screw taking care not to over-drive it.

Remove the...
12-20-09, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,189
Posted By Door Guy

That's very interesting... however, I think vic...

That's very interesting... however, I think vic is squaring the paneling and is in need of trimming the top or gap that will be left caused by the drywall radius.
Replies: 4
Views: 2,337
Posted By Door Guy

Not really any thing to do temporary. Step...

Not really any thing to do temporary. Step flashing is the only way to complete it properly. If the inside isn't finished yet, it would be possible to remove the snow and heat up the inside of the...
Replies: 10
Views: 10,750
Posted By Door Guy

I agree there is more than one way to "skin a...

I agree there is more than one way to "skin a cat" per say. My personal opinion is drip edge isn't an optional practice. All shingle manufactures instructions include installing drip edge; building...
Replies: 10
Views: 10,750
Posted By Door Guy

As noted... it appears you are leaving the fascia...

As noted... it appears you are leaving the fascia board exposed. You still have backing for the sheathing with a single fascia, just let the plywood overhang the rafter tails. Normally the soffit is...
11-26-09, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,805
Posted By Door Guy

You could use some toggle anchors it you want....

You could use some toggle anchors it you want. Try some construction adhesive when you screw the plate to the ceiling. It will not only hold the wall, but will also help some with sound transfer....
11-22-09, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 12,189
Posted By Door Guy

Take two boards and hold them on each of the...

Take two boards and hold them on each of the opposing walls to see how big the gap will be and if it looks OK to just fill it with caulking.

They actually make a square to radius piece that gets...
11-22-09, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By Door Guy

That's exactly why they make them! I totally...

That's exactly why they make them! I totally agree with you on that. Every situation needs to be weighed out first.
11-22-09, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By Door Guy

Usually you won't need to disturb any siding. In...

Usually you won't need to disturb any siding. In fact you will need to add trim back around the window as the new window won't have brickmoulding or trim applied. You have a couple options there. You...
11-22-09, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 23,705
Posted By Door Guy

If you can find out what brand they are the hinge...

If you can find out what brand they are the hinge location may be exactly the same.

Doors are always slightly undersized. Not to mention if you measure it on the stop side of the door it will be...
11-22-09, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By Door Guy

No the replacement won't have a new sill... other...

No the replacement won't have a new sill... other the the one on the window itself. You would need to wrap that with aluminum also. Wrapping brickmolding and trim with aluminum is time consuming in...
11-22-09, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 23,705
Posted By Door Guy

Thumbs up Well, here is another vote for installing...

Well, here is another vote for installing prehungs instead of door slabs. Before you get too involved, I would remove the door casing from one side of the door and verify the rough opening size. You...
11-22-09, 03:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By Door Guy

Go to the hardware and ask for a GOOF plate....

Go to the hardware and ask for a GOOF plate. These plates are oversized to cover this sort of mistake. They make a couple of sizes, regular, medium and large goof plate. You should just need the...
11-22-09, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By Door Guy

I agree, replacement windows are simpler. Simpler...

I agree, replacement windows are simpler. Simpler and faster isn't always better. Your still relying on the old installations flashings and insulation job. I have done this both ways and still like a...
Replies: 10
Views: 10,750
Posted By Door Guy

The double board system is normally used for wood...

The double board system is normally used for wood soffit and fascia that's left exposed. It gives you something to fasten the plywood soffit to.

I would recommend matching what is on the rest of...
11-22-09, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,105
Posted By Door Guy

Replacing window can be a do-it-yourself project....

Replacing window can be a do-it-yourself project. Just do some homework before you start. Start by making sure you have the most energy efficient window. No sense in replacing them if you don't.

I...
11-21-09, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 977
Posted By Door Guy

Rough opening sizes for doors is 2" wider and 2"...

Rough opening sizes for doors is 2" wider and 2" taller than the actual door you will be installing. Installing doors can be tricky if you have never done it before.

Closet walls can be bearing...
11-21-09, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,296
Posted By Door Guy

I take back the ridge beam statement. I do see...

I take back the ridge beam statement. I do see one in the valley picture. However, it is being carried by the OLD roof system. You also have secondary 2x10's to help with the rafter load that are...
11-21-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,296
Posted By Door Guy

Look I'm not a structual engineer, but I am a...

Look I'm not a structual engineer, but I am a Michigan building inspector/contractor and you can NOT span 22' with 3-2x8s. You need to consult some that can spec this beam for you.

Looking at the...
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