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Storm Drains

I am adding an addition on the rear of my home. It will be on a crawl space. The existing home does not have storm drains. When I add on I need to run drain tile around the foundation and run a storm...
04-20-05, 05:26 AM
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Storm Drains

I am adding an addition on the rear of my home. It will be on a crawl space. The existing home does not have storm drains. When I add on I need to run drain tile around the foundation and run a storm...
02-01-05, 02:44 PM
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Ok… I think it a good idea to remove what was...

Ok… I think it a good idea to remove what was done. Some of the discrepancy could be in what was done to install the floor in the first place. This will also allow you to see any cracks and such in...
01-30-05, 04:47 PM
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Are they window weights?

Depending on how old the house these hollow areas could have been designed to allow for the window weights of older type windows. If this is the case they may still be weight bearing. If you have one...
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New info

Ok. Upon close inspection … all three guns seem to be active Red, Blue, And Green and if you look very very close you can see a ghost of the image. But it seem all three colors are independent of one...
01-30-05, 10:47 AM
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How is it built?

First you need to find out how this floor is constructed. If you are on a slab it may be that someone at some point created a type of sub floor on top of the slap furring it out to install the...
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Phillips Projection No pitcure

I have a Phillips 50” big screen model # 9p5544. Watched it last night turned it off went to bed got up turned it on NO PITCURE? When the channel shows on the screen its in blue with a shadow of red....
09-22-04, 06:49 PM
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In areas that are exposed to moisture I would...

In areas that are exposed to moisture I would suggest changing to plywood. Just match the size of the existing. Average room with the increase in lumber prices due to the hurricanes Plywood liquid...
07-18-04, 11:50 AM
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Boilerman welcome to the forum. :) It sounds...

Boilerman welcome to the forum. :) It sounds like you will need to tear out the old floor and replace. First you will want to identify how much of the floor is damaged. Odds are the floor is made of...
07-16-04, 08:29 PM
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I try my best :p But its not better just...

I try my best :p But its not better just another approach ;)
07-16-04, 08:15 PM
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Ok, you probably will be able to do it but they...

Ok, you probably will be able to do it but they will likely want it to be fire rated. Get their requirements for this. As for the base I would go with this. Pressure treated 2x4 flat on the floor...
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Just a thought but while you are at the pipe have...

Just a thought but while you are at the pipe have someone turn on any exhaust fans in the bathrooms and see if you feel a draft if so it may be they vented the exhaust fans into the attic. If not...
07-16-04, 07:40 PM
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Lay your tile right up to the toilet flange. The...

Lay your tile right up to the toilet flange. The cuts around the flange does not have to be perfect because the toilet sets on top of the tile and will cover about 2” on either side of the flange....
07-16-04, 01:52 PM
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You are on the right track. ;) Check with your...

You are on the right track. ;) Check with your local home improvement stores and they have decretive columns (round, roman style, colonial style, ect.) They have an extended top & bottom so you can...
07-16-04, 12:27 PM
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Are you looking for advice on how to build this...

Are you looking for advice on how to build this wall or a contractor to perform the work? :confused: If the latter is your request then scroll up and click on get connected with a local contractor....
07-16-04, 12:19 PM
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Yes you can go beside the existing joist. Check...

Yes you can go beside the existing joist. Check you layout from each direction 16” o.c and see if your new joists will land on a current ones. Go with the layout that this happens the least. As for...
07-15-04, 04:15 PM
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2pyrs Welcome to the forum…. :) In regards to...

2pyrs Welcome to the forum…. :) In regards to adding a second floor there are many factors that need addressed. Things like the current header sizes on your current windows and doors, these might...
07-13-04, 08:01 PM
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House Guy, Welcome to the forum. :) The request...

House Guy, Welcome to the forum. :) The request for more info will help give you a better answer. But my question is what prompted the question in the first place. :confused: Are you having some...
07-12-04, 08:10 PM
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It sounds like it could be the patio. Take a...

It sounds like it could be the patio. Take a string line and run it across the patio in both directions to the very edges of the patio. If the line is touching the patio in front of the door raise...
07-12-04, 03:16 PM
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IMO the R-13 made it there for one reason or...

IMO the R-13 made it there for one reason or another. Most likely for sound if this is of no importance pull it. If you find later it is important you can blow it. :)
07-11-04, 08:23 PM
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Typically the rough opening for a garage door is...

Typically the rough opening for a garage door is the size of the door. 16 x 7 then a 1x is placed in the jamb then the weather stripping. The only thing you need to be concerned about is the header...
07-11-04, 08:14 PM
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A lot of times squeaking is from the nail shafts...

A lot of times squeaking is from the nail shafts sliding in and out of the wood. :) Did you use smooth shank nails? Try screwing down the floor close to the nails. If you have ¾ sub floor 1 ½ to...
07-11-04, 08:08 PM
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If the tool you are talking about is a Ram Set I...

If the tool you are talking about is a Ram Set I would advise against toe nailing with it. When nailing plates to the floor the tool has safety devises intended for this use. If you try toe nailing...
07-11-04, 07:52 PM
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Usually, when framing we have the rough in...

Usually, when framing we have the rough in measurements for the things to be used such as the tubs or shower pans. If you intend to use a shower pan they usually mount directly to the studs with a...
07-11-04, 07:42 PM
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Odds are this beam is the bearing beam for your...

Odds are this beam is the bearing beam for your floor joists upstairs. If this is the case you cannot remove it. :( You have a wall running down the center of the room and this beam runs across an...
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