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12-02-07, 02:22 PM
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Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

ball catch

Good suggestion on the ball catch. I bought a set, to create a detent action upon closing. This method will also be used on the closets, which are also double doors. Occasionally, it will be...
12-01-07, 08:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,318
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

I haven't found button locks that install to the...

I haven't found button locks that install to the door but aren't part of the door handle. Any brands you can suggest?
11-29-07, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,318
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

Doorknobs for interior double french doors

I installed double french doors to the master bedroom and haven't yet cut out the doorknob holes. Actually, I haven't fount what I wish to install. Theses are solid double wood doors, 1-3/8" thick....
07-05-07, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,923
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

patching Hardie fiber cement nail holes

I finished installing Hardiplank siding and 1"x4" trim on my house. A few nail holes are apparent, and a couple of trim pieces cracked, which I would like to smooth out before painting.
The...
07-05-07, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

My area is Los Angeles. This year had record...

My area is Los Angeles. This year had record minimal rain, but I live at the edge of a mountainous region which typically gets twice the rain as the rest of LA (which, again, was almost nothing this...
06-28-07, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,077
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

New Prehung Door Assembly

I am installing a prehung front door with two attached side windows in new construction. The floor is concrete. The (covered) porch floor just outside is at the same elevation as the interior. The...
05-22-07, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

Spanish lock

Thanks, azAir.
I am insulating the house more efficiently than required code standards (L.A. city).
I am unfamiliar with the "Spanish Lock". Could you provide more information on this?
05-21-07, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,087
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

Reinstalling A/C package on roof - should I?

I am doing a major addition to my house (basically it is all new). Floors, walls & ceilings are insulated & well sealed. The finished house is 1670 sq.ft., with an average ceiling ht. of 8.5'. The...
02-08-07, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,749
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

I did read it. There still is the possibility of...

I did read it. There still is the possibility of adding the insulating blankets inside the foundation walls. I am not sure whether the vapor barrier will be of use since there is not much rain, the...
02-07-07, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,749
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

I wired it in place

First, staples are not against code, but rather the insulation cannot rely upon staples as the primary support. Staples can be used to hold it in position, but they wont stop it from sagging.
I...
02-06-07, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 21,977
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

Brian, My inspector came yesterday, and...

Brian,
My inspector came yesterday, and answered the question. Very simple: an angled butt splice with the sharp ends toenailed. The splice should cross the ends of rafters. Since we know that...
02-06-07, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,749
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

How to support crawlspace insulation?

I am insulating the crawlspace under my house with R-19, inbetween the floor joists. Code does not allow the use of staples on the paper edge to support the insulation. The inspector suggested...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,856
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

Yes, it is only required on new plumbing. While...

Yes, it is only required on new plumbing. While testing it with those thumbscrew plugs on the vents & fixture drains, I also had a 3" uncork and create a geyser. Fortunately, it only got the floor...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,856
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

I am building a house and had to have the new...

I am building a house and had to have the new drainage system tested for leaks. In my case, I plugged all the fixture drains, vents, and cleanouts except the main vent which was filled with 10 ft of...
01-26-07, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 21,977
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

Thanks, Jack. I have gotten into the habit of...

Thanks, Jack.
I have gotten into the habit of writing down questions on correct procedure as they come up, to ask my inspector. He's gotten used to it, and I implement (nearly) all his suggestions...
12-12-06, 09:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 21,977
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

Splicing a ridge board

I am making an addition to my house, and will be roof framing shortly. For a gable roof with a 30 foot, 2x12 ridge board with 2X10 rafters, 16" oc, 8:12 pitch, what is the BEST way to splice a ridge...
09-04-06, 05:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 34,397
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

I will definitely use subfloor adhesive. Thanks.

I will definitely use subfloor adhesive. Thanks.
08-30-06, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 34,397
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

The difference you speak of, Mitch - screws...

The difference you speak of, Mitch - screws instead of nails makes for a quieter floor, right? That's what I am after in spending the extra time and money on screws. I heard about it some time ago...
08-30-06, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 34,397
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

Thanks for the coments, all of you. I will...

Thanks for the coments, all of you. I will definitely heed the reccommendations of Wirepuller and Ubob to use 3/4" subfloor with adhesive. Meanwhile, I looked on the Senco website and found screws...
08-21-06, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 34,397
Posted By GRUNGE_RIDER

Cool subfloor screws

The plans for my house call out for 10d common nails for fastening 5/8" T&G plywood subfloor to joists @ 6" O.C. edges, 12" O.C. field. I prefer to switch that to screws. What would be the...
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