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03-29-08, 03:18 PM
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Posted By IHI

As far as if you hired it out? or Material...

As far as if you hired it out?
or
Material wise and doing it yourself?

Hiring it out this should only take a day from cutting our first floor ceiling drywall to access, do the work, path, mud,...
03-29-08, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,123
Posted By IHI

ANytime structural work is being done it needs to...

ANytime structural work is being done it needs to have a permit more so than a non bearing wall...but ALL work should be permitted...

Anyhow, typical header spacing for openings is typically 2" of...
03-29-08, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By IHI

Typically in that situation we will install a...

Typically in that situation we will install a doubled beam with appropriate double joist hanger brackets, cur the first floor joist where you want it, install the intersecting filler board/beam/joist...
03-29-08, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,204
Posted By IHI

LOL, using 2x2's is a very 70's thing to do, your...

LOL, using 2x2's is a very 70's thing to do, your going to lose 4" toal both ways stepping upto a 2x4 which will make your job of insulating, running elelctrical, fasntening and wall finishing soooo...
03-29-08, 07:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,065
Posted By IHI

Is it possible to install apocket door, this way...

Is it possible to install apocket door, this way your not giving up anything at all and able to maximize opening...sure a little more work initally, but in the big picture, more than worth it:thumbup:
03-12-08, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 26,618
Posted By IHI

I've seen customers do this themselves, using a...

I've seen customers do this themselves, using a top closer it's going to be tough since space is already limited with the closure being close to the top z bar so depending on where you install the...
06-24-07, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,693
Posted By IHI

Or you could measure the rough opening of the...

Or you could measure the rough opening of the cement block/foundation opening, subtract for the thickness of the pressure treated buck side to side and up and down, figure in the extra RO you want...
06-24-07, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,818
Posted By IHI

Rent a crown stapler and get some 1" crown...

Rent a crown stapler and get some 1" crown staples to attach the 1/4" underlayment. Screws are a no go, they used to use ring shank nails, but crown staples are much faster. They also sell 4'x4' pre...
06-23-07, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,575
Posted By IHI

I've heard of the mixing paint with the texture,...

I've heard of the mixing paint with the texture, but honestly, with the many drywall subs young and old, I've neveer heard of it in practice.

Yes you can use joint compound from a bucket, thin it...
06-23-07, 06:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,818
Posted By IHI

Pretty simple actually: to raise kitchen...

Pretty simple actually:

to raise kitchen floor the 1/4" to meet dining room laminate flooring: install a layer of 1/4" underlayment to build it up, fill all your staple holes/joints with Ardex...
06-23-07, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,693
Posted By IHI

Remove the entire assembly, build a new pressure...

Remove the entire assembly, build a new pressure treated window buck, install a completely new -new construct type window and call it a day. Granted there's more to it than that obviously, but...
06-23-07, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By IHI

Not a problem, just takes some serious DIY skills...

Not a problem, just takes some serious DIY skills or hiring a competant professional. We do it quite a bit, and 9 out of 10 times its for situations exactly like yours, customers have pet/s and have...
Replies: 16
Views: 6,665
Posted By IHI

If your going to use composite, take a serious...

If your going to use composite, take a serious look at Correct Deck CX. It has the hidden fastner system and looks fantastic when it's finished, very easy to work with, just kinda spendy is all...but...
Replies: 16
Views: 6,665
Posted By IHI

Sont even think about attached it through vinly...

Sont even think about attached it through vinly siding, or siding of any kind...that ledger board is the only thing preventing collapse on the house side, so it is VERY important that thing is secure...
Replies: 16
Views: 6,665
Posted By IHI

They do make structural screws, but do not think...

They do make structural screws, but do not think you can just use any old SS screw....there is no sheer strength to them and that is why screws have always been forbidden in structural...
Replies: 16
Views: 6,665
Posted By IHI

You will have some waste on the beams, but make...

You will have some waste on the beams, but make sure ANY joint falls directly on a post, you DO NOT want a joint hanging mid span, that is dangerious and serves no purpose for structure integrity at...
06-16-07, 10:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By IHI

This is a huge debate esspecially amoungst...

This is a huge debate esspecially amoungst salesmen trying to sell jobs. There are pluses/minues to all materials and I could spend awhile giving my own opinons/first hand info based on real life...
Replies: 16
Views: 6,665
Posted By IHI

[quote]Just saw IHI's replay thank you for your...

[quote]Just saw IHI's replay thank you for your reply and images. My origianl question relates to the span between posts. Now I got more answer for the posts.
I notice, IHI, your 1st image has a...
Replies: 16
Views: 6,665
Posted By IHI

I personally quite using 4x4's a long time ago...

I personally quite using 4x4's a long time ago for anything other than railings. 90% of our decks are built with bases like the pic you posted where the beams are sat ontop of the post supports, and...
06-16-07, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By IHI

Biggest thing is you just have to look at each...

Biggest thing is you just have to look at each individual window and look at features/construction. There are so many window manufacturers around today, they basically share the same technology, just...
12-11-06, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,167
Posted By IHI

FWIW, we've shot multiple area's of foundation...

FWIW, we've shot multiple area's of foundation with our infared temp guns to see what effects extruded vs expanded foam does for heat differences against the concrete walls. We've yet to do a poured...
12-11-06, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,167
Posted By IHI

Typically in area's utilizing building codes the...

Typically in area's utilizing building codes the basement is usually supposed to be R13 prior to being able to inhabit the residence, so obviously your town is more lienient.

Anyways, common...
05-02-06, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,503
Posted By IHI

I know alot of guys/companies used to only drill...

I know alot of guys/companies used to only drill 1 hole to fill wall cavities, but good guys/companies know in order to pack the cavity the best you can requires you go at the thing from the middloe...
05-01-06, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,503
Posted By IHI

You get charged for the full square footage,...

You get charged for the full square footage, since if done correctly they will bore holes above/below the fire stop anyways. If done correctly it is ludicris to think you'd deduct for the small...
04-17-06, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,128
Posted By IHI

LOL, comes across as "tree hugging" IMO. Seems...

LOL, comes across as "tree hugging" IMO. Seems like a simple blog wrote up by somebody that wants to sell somthing different. Anyways...

If going with cement siding, aluminum, steel, stucco,...
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