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Posted By Bill62

Make sure there is nothing in the warranty or...

Make sure there is nothing in the warranty or directions saying not to before hand, then use short nails and nail into the pvc.

Bill
11-22-11, 05:34 PM
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Posted By Bill62

You definitely need to bring in an engineer to...

You definitely need to bring in an engineer to let you know how to handle the repair properly and it's probably not a do it yourself situation. I doubt he will make you remove any of the steel beam....
10-31-11, 04:27 AM
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Posted By Bill62

The last one I did started out as replacing the...

The last one I did started out as replacing the trim around a new front door that another contractor installed poorly. When I removed the trim I realized not only did he not install flashing tape or...
10-30-11, 09:58 AM
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Posted By Bill62

It is incredible that anyone would put vinyl...

It is incredible that anyone would put vinyl siding on a house without any form of water barrier. That said, there are three developments near me where I have found the same problem.

Will you be...
09-01-11, 09:47 AM
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Posted By Bill62

You do not want moisture to get to the wood...

You do not want moisture to get to the wood siding after it is covered. Use the flashing as the manufacturer suggests and use Tyvek, tar paper or another house wrap before installing the siding. You...
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Posted By Bill62

You will need plans to get a permit so the...

You will need plans to get a permit so the architect can tell you which method will be most cost effective and in some cases do the engineering. Do not under any circumstances put posts in the...
08-13-11, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Bill62

You can get vinyl clad wood, aluminum clad wood...

You can get vinyl clad wood, aluminum clad wood or all vinyl, I do not know of any fiberglass. The all vinyl are like the replacements. Marvin, Andersen, Pella, Kolbe & Kolbe and Hurd are all good...
08-13-11, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Bill62

If you know the manufacturer you might be able to...

If you know the manufacturer you might be able to get the panel you need. Some doors are realativley easy and others not so much, depends upon manufacturer. You may be able to get a window shop to...
08-11-11, 05:44 AM
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Posted By Bill62

Thanks for getting back. They could have made it...

Thanks for getting back. They could have made it from one slab on each side but did not have the material and are now replacing it, that is great.

Good luck,

Bill
08-10-11, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Bill62

It is not a hack job. I have never seen a granite...

It is not a hack job. I have never seen a granite company miter the corners. I have supervised the construction of numerous million and multi-million dollar homes for very high end builders using...
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Posted By Bill62

8" rise and 9" tread will feel funny, especially...

8" rise and 9" tread will feel funny, especially if you are doing closed risers. The 9" minimum is measuring from the nose of one tread to the nose of the other.

Bill
08-10-11, 02:12 PM
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Posted By Bill62

See if you can get the contractor to have his...

See if you can get the contractor to have his plumber take care of it. The plumber should have put a chrome plated copper pipe to a valve which the feed for the toilet attaches to and installed the...
08-10-11, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Bill62

It looks like a typical install to me. I would...

It looks like a typical install to me. I would advise against stopping payment on a credit card or check. Things should have been explained better, I agree.

How long is each leg of the counter...
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Posted By Bill62

You need to determine what the riser heights...

You need to determine what the riser heights should be. To do this you need to level from the top of the deck to where the steps will land and measure the height, then divide the height by the number...
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Posted By Bill62

I have seen it done in the past and Johnson makes...

I have seen it done in the past and Johnson makes hardware for what you are describing but Bi-fold garage doors will not be energy efficient or user friendly.

Bill
08-06-11, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Bill62

Do not attach to the facia as it is probably only...

Do not attach to the facia as it is probably only 3/4" thick and not structurally sound enough to hang a roof on. I would set the new rafters on the old wall if possible.

Bill
08-06-11, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Bill62

Sorry but those latches have no adjustments like...

Sorry but those latches have no adjustments like you are looking for.

Bill
08-01-11, 06:47 AM
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Posted By Bill62

I am familiar with Fypon and know it is a good...

I am familiar with Fypon and know it is a good product. Hope that helps.

Bill
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Posted By Bill62

When notching 4x4's or 6x6's I mark all sides...

When notching 4x4's or 6x6's I mark all sides where the notch will be then set the saw to the depth of the notch and cut on the appropriate line. (In this case it would be the 45 degree angle line...
07-13-11, 04:57 PM
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Posted By Bill62

This is no surprise to me Chandler and Gunguy. I...

This is no surprise to me Chandler and Gunguy. I finished doing repairs on a house last week that had no house wrap or tar paper under the vinyl siding. It makes the third house in about the last...
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Posted By Bill62

I would remove the caps, fill the block cores...

I would remove the caps, fill the block cores with concrete (after removing the rubble), before concrete sets install a foundation bolt that will come through the cap into a post base that can be...
07-13-11, 12:38 PM
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Views: 1,313
Posted By Bill62

Remove the trim and install flashing tape over...

Remove the trim and install flashing tape over the window flanges on to the house wrap. Do not remove the house wrap. Make sure the window has head flashing. If there is no flashing then you need to...
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Posted By Bill62

Most builders did not extend the foundation under...

Most builders did not extend the foundation under the exterior stairs. The better ones did but the not so good ones poured on what is called the over-dig. This is the area that was dug out in order...
09-19-10, 07:20 PM
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Posted By Bill62

If it is Celotex, a product similar to Homosote,...

If it is Celotex, a product similar to Homosote, it was used all the time on houses up until the mid 80's. It is not a structural problem unless the framer did not use plywood on the corners to...
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Posted By Bill62

A concrete contractor should be able to help you...

A concrete contractor should be able to help you out with the stairs. Poured concrete stairs tend to settle and separate from the house because they are poured on fill and were not tied in properly...
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