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. How are the bottom of those diagonal...

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How are the bottom of those diagonal 6x6's fastened to the posts? If they are simply lagged into the side then that is likely one weak spot as you are relying totally on the shear strength of...
03-18-13, 06:28 AM
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Posted By Halton

This is not a front door to a coffee shop..... ;)...

This is not a front door to a coffee shop..... ;) ..... so for occasional use as the OP stated I don't really foresee an issue. The load on the top pin would be mostly lateral against the end of the...
03-17-13, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Halton

. I guess you could cut a 1/2" square...

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I guess you could cut a 1/2" square groove or slot in the top and bottom of the door with a router and then install a 7/16" pin in the top jamb (header) and one directly below in the...
03-17-13, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Halton

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Before you go to the trouble of replacing it......it appears as though you might be able to service and perhaps repair that existing valve. Shut off the main in the house and then remove the...
03-12-13, 05:34 AM
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Posted By Halton

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Prior to making all the necessary repairs......I would put some emphasis on controlling the source of the water. You have moss growing on the roof and the foundation is green in the area that...
03-09-13, 05:27 AM
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Posted By Halton

. Another option is to build a short...

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Another option is to build a short studded wall along the length of both sides complete with top plate and bottom plate. Then the rim joist and the ends of all the new floor joists will rest...
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Posted By Halton

Likely the age of the house is dictating the...

Likely the age of the house is dictating the difference in lumber size.

Simply put.....2x4's from a few decades ago were larger than they are today. If it is creating a problem......one option is...
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Posted By Halton

. Actually......that beam sensor doesn't...

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Actually......that beam sensor doesn't specify whether it operates as N/O or N/C

If it is in fact normally closed......then it can be very easily converted to normally open.

Adding a...
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Posted By Halton

. Perhaps this...... Infrared photo beam...

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Perhaps this...... Infrared photo beam door sensor (http://www.aliexpress.com/item/infrared-sensor-photo-beam-photo-sensor-garage-door-photo-sensor/621812469.html)


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03-06-13, 05:58 PM
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Posted By Halton

. I would make sure before you surge...

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I would make sure before you surge ahead that indeed there is an issue. The bottom section of that manifold is supposed to be separated by a divider plate.....which appears to be the case....
03-06-13, 05:20 PM
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Posted By Halton

. Not sure why you think it can't look...

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Not sure why you think it can't look ok......plus you have the option of using black posts.
They even make specific brackets for this exact application which makes it very DIY friendly.
You...
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Posted By Halton

Sorry.....I should have been more specific.....I...

Sorry.....I should have been more specific.....I meant to say asphalt shingles.


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03-06-13, 10:18 AM
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Posted By Halton

. Might be easier and cheaper and...

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Might be easier and cheaper and definitely more stable to have someone drill 1-1/2" holes through the existing slab.....then simply install standard black steel fence posts 24" into the...
03-06-13, 06:46 AM
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Posted By Halton

. What does the label say at the joint...

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What does the label say at the joint between the two sections of manifold?

A clear close-up picture of that area would help.....and perhaps the make and model number at the top.
It could...
03-06-13, 05:25 AM
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Posted By Halton

Then the neutral and ground are bonded in two...

Then the neutral and ground are bonded in two locations (at both ends of the circuit)

This would allow a current to flow in the ground circuit. The generator frame then could become "hot" because...
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Posted By Halton

. If the slab is sloped away from the...

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If the slab is sloped away from the house then simply add an elbow (90 or 45 deg) at the end of the new downspout pipe so that it directs the water away from the house and ensures that it will...
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Posted By Halton

. In addition to securing the barrel...

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In addition to securing the barrel itself.....I would add perhaps a strap around the concrete "blocks" midway up to stabilize the base and to ensure they don't creep over time or accidentally...
03-05-13, 06:00 AM
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Posted By Halton

. Here is a video of a TV episode that...

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Here is a video of a TV episode that dealt with a similar situation.

It may be worth watching in it's entirety to see some issues that need to be addressed.

Episode 05: Lack of Truss...
03-03-13, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Halton

. What is the seal material? (the part...

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What is the seal material? (the part that actually drops down against the floor)....is it solid rubber?

If so.......you may be able to sand or carefully cut a gradual taper from the center...
03-02-13, 10:21 PM
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Posted By Halton

. Why not simply cut the ends of the...

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Why not simply cut the ends of the joists to create a gap just wide enough
to slide three 2x10 glulam beams up in between and then install joist hangers?


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03-02-13, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Halton

It was already clearly stated that you should not...

It was already clearly stated that you should not do this.

Somehow you want to justify a situation that could potentially kill someone.

If you are going to do it you won't get any sane blessing...
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Posted By Halton

. I tried to explain that the roof needed...

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I tried to explain that the roof needed to be addressed.....but it was quickly dismissed..... :wall:


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Posted By Halton

. Actually.....my basement is finished. ...

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Actually.....my basement is finished.

Most of it is standard 2x4 with fiberglass batts and a continuous 6 mil poly vapor barrier on the warm side.....some of which is exposed (no drywall)...
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Posted By Halton

. It is not a given that there will be...

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It is not a given that there will be moisture problems.

My sump pump runs continually 2 or 3 cycles per hour on average.....the pit has only gone dry once in 7 years.....and my entire...
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Posted By Halton

. Where does the current pump discharge...

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Where does the current pump discharge to?.....make sure it is far enough away from the house so you don't have a short circuit situation where you are recycling the water.

I would then...
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