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03-15-15, 02:36 PM
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Posted By joecaption1

Might be fine for casing but no way would I use...

Might be fine for casing but no way would I use it for base.
#1, It's to narrow.
#2, A flat top like that would be a dust trap.
#3, Far harder to clean.
03-15-15, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By joecaption1

Someone was trying to drain out all the water...

Someone was trying to drain out all the water that had leaked into block to relieve the hydro static pressure.
99% of water proofing a foundation should be done on the outside.
Gutters.
Grade...
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Views: 851
Posted By joecaption1

That design would never pass inspection here. ...

That design would never pass inspection here.
Where required to notch the post so the rim joist are fully supported by the notch.
The rim joist need to be through bolted, (you can counter bore...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,253
Posted By joecaption1

There concrete blocks not bricks. A lot depends...

There concrete blocks not bricks.
A lot depends on how you want it to look and how much money you want to spend.
Building a real wall with a vapor barrier against the block before adding the wall,...
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Posted By joecaption1

Door would only need primer if it was bare wood,...

Door would only need primer if it was bare wood, poly, varnished, or a glossy finish.
Whole lot easier to work on laying down on saw horses.
Remove all the hardware.
I use a 6" foam hot dog roller...
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Views: 17,864
Posted By joecaption1

Picture would be nice. There are no door knobs...

Picture would be nice.
There are no door knobs that are "glued on" that I've ever seen in 40 plus years.
There is no way to just paint a door knob and have it hold up.
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Views: 1,179
Posted By joecaption1

May be an E ring that can be popped off with a...

May be an E ring that can be popped off with a flat screwdriver. (never seen one with an E clip)
I'm seeing a packing nut at the bottom of the stem that needs to come off.
Once it's off the whole...
03-11-15, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By joecaption1

Also going to need two ground rods at least 6 ft....

Also going to need two ground rods at least 6 ft. apart.
Agree 100% with Ray.
I've seen it done wrong dozens of time when someone thinks there going to save money and think they only need a light...
03-11-15, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By joecaption1

Am I missing something, Just looks like a porch...

Am I missing something, Just looks like a porch to me not a car port in that last picture.
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By joecaption1

Good luck with that idea. Never once seen a...

Good luck with that idea.
Never once seen a city or county working on someone's driveway once it's 10 feet from the road.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,456
Posted By joecaption1

Got to be kidding. How is someone suppose to...

Got to be kidding.
How is someone suppose to install to install sheetrock with that much offset?
Untreated wood in direct contact with the foundation is going to rot.
Condensation on that...
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Views: 674
Posted By joecaption1

To do it right there should have been driveway...

To do it right there should have been driveway cloth laid down first to keep the gravel from just sinking and having to go through this every year.
Replies: 15
Views: 10,189
Posted By joecaption1

It could be lots of things. Roots, high water...

It could be lots of things.
Roots, high water table, shrink swell soils, someone did not bother to prep under slab, no vapor barrier, no insulation under the slab.
Only way to find out is cut it...
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Views: 855
Posted By joecaption1

With that close up it's hard to tell. Painted,...

With that close up it's hard to tell.
Painted, Melaniet, foil?
Looks like rust from an old screw hole.
Look on the back side of the door, see old screw holes?
03-11-15, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By joecaption1

May want to add your location to your profile. ...

May want to add your location to your profile.
Looks like that slab has seen better days.
Going to need a footing under those concrete blocks.
No way do you want to be putting anything on top of...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,456
Posted By joecaption1

I do know what a floating wall is. And I've...

I do know what a floating wall is.
And I've never seen it done at the bottom of the wall or have it offset like that.
Simpson Strong Tie makes brackets just for this for the top plate.
Still does...
03-11-15, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By joecaption1

I agree 100%. First thing I think when someone...

I agree 100%.
First thing I think when someone does that is there covering something up.
I've never once seen or heard of anyone use TSP to clean grout.
Use real grout cleaner (an acid) and seal...
03-11-15, 04:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By joecaption1

If that's an option you would be far better off. ...

If that's an option you would be far better off.
There's no great way to tie in an inside corner going from stucco to vinyl siding.
Once the stuccos off it may be far easier to make that...
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By joecaption1

Shaking would be a great idea. I do not even...

Shaking would be a great idea.
I do not even use pant paddles anymore.
I bought a paint stirrer long ago that you connect to a drill.
It forms what looks like a tornado when using it and just...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,456
Posted By joecaption1

Anyone else notice that wall framing? No foam...

Anyone else notice that wall framing?
No foam or vapor against the foundation, does not look like pressure treated bottom plate, double bottom plate and there off set, spacers against the back side...
03-11-15, 02:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Posted By joecaption1

Best bet, hire a pro sheetrock company. Even...

Best bet, hire a pro sheetrock company.
Even then there likely going to have to retexture the whole wall to get it to match.
03-11-15, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 831
Posted By joecaption1

Without heading off the washer box there's...

Without heading off the washer box there's nothing to attach it to and nothing to attach the sheetrock to.
If they had of moved it closer to that inside corner and added a stud there would have been...
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By joecaption1

Never once seen a hardware store equipped to test...

Never once seen a hardware store equipped to test an electric motor.
I would have taken it to a real electric motor repair shop.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,490
Posted By joecaption1

Any hardware, box store will have deeper...

Any hardware, box store will have deeper eschuntion just for this type of hook up.
03-10-15, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,645
Posted By joecaption1

No goop should be needed, your using the wrong...

No goop should be needed, your using the wrong washer.
They make one just for a 1-1/2 to 1-1/4 connection.
PS I would not have used the brass drain and over flow, a PVC set would last longer and...
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