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05-04-07, 11:54 PM
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Posted By Mephistopheles

In a "few years" your subfloor and maybe your...

In a "few years" your subfloor and maybe your floor joists will be rotted , peel and stick tiles are good for one thing, actually I can't even think of one thing... Exposed to moisture and steamy...
05-04-07, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,944
Posted By Mephistopheles

wall reframed improperly. foundation not...

wall reframed improperly.
foundation not continuous at old chimney? sinkage.
excessive moisture that wall or planter built along wall? sinkage.
wall at back of house with grade away from it...
05-04-07, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 41,466
Posted By Mephistopheles

what is the deflection of the subfloor? what is...

what is the deflection of the subfloor?
what is the material above?
floor load? is there a 1200# safe above?
what is the construction of the interior/exterior walls/ceilings and coverings?...
05-04-07, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By Mephistopheles

....engineer.

....engineer.
05-04-07, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By Mephistopheles

Black has greater UV stabilization by up to 8x...

Black has greater UV stabilization by up to 8x over clear or white depending upon the exact composition. Even though it is under the house and dark, UV penetrats, even to 8 inches of common soil.
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05-04-07, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,465
Posted By Mephistopheles

If just the top layer of ply is rotted, wire...

If just the top layer of ply is rotted, wire brush it, apply a fungicide, fill.
If the integrity of the wood is compromised, cut it out joist to joist, bridge w/hangers if necessary at any new...
05-04-07, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,221
Posted By Mephistopheles

short work for a rented power saw with a 12" ...

short work for a rented power saw with a 12" segmented diamond blade. if there is mechanical in the subarea, make access wider. cut 1.5 inches above exterior grade if possible to prevent intrusion...
05-04-07, 10:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,581
Posted By Mephistopheles

dig a hole hmm depending on your local code, here...

dig a hole hmm depending on your local code, here it is 14x14x6" deep pour a pad, set a (min 8") concrete pier on it(wet) level it, let it sit for 7 days. jack the girder ends up (don't forget to...
05-04-07, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,876
Posted By Mephistopheles

you don't want to ever cover over fungus/dryrot,...

you don't want to ever cover over fungus/dryrot, if you ever sell the home you will have to disclose it, and if you don't and it is discovered, be prepared to purchase your home back at a profit for...
05-04-07, 09:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,711
Posted By Mephistopheles

cuts and selection

treat all end cuts and bore holes with the appropriate preservative.
select PT by weight, the heavier the boards the greater the penetration of preservative=good. pick up a "lite one" and when you...
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