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03-04-19, 10:41 AM
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I think I have it figured out. I can go to the...

I think I have it figured out. I can go to the right and have a 1/4 turn near the top.
03-03-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By sybaris

Can't do that. House is on a slope. 6 feet to...

Can't do that. House is on a slope. 6 feet to the right would be well below ground level.
03-03-19, 02:49 PM
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Views: 284
Posted By sybaris

Question Stair Positioning

This house I purchased as an investment property had a spiral staircase in it and I took it out. It was in a bad location. Now I have to decide how the stairs are to be placed and am looking for...
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Posted By sybaris

You can see other joists on the left and right...

You can see other joists on the left and right side of the picture under the subfloor.
They are nailed to the joist running left to right and run on out to an outside wall. Behind the camera is a...
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Views: 256
Posted By sybaris

Joist Direction

Took out an old spiral staircase and not sure which way to run the floor joists to fill the hole. Any advice much appreciated.

https://i.imgur.com/owQBvPW.jpg
02-06-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 298
Posted By sybaris

Question AC Options

Hello

I'm about to start a limited renovation project on an older investment property (2600 sqft home) that has no AC and uses baseboard units for heating. I want to take out the baseboard units...
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Views: 1,186
Posted By sybaris

Thanks for the response. After looking at it...

Thanks for the response. After looking at it again, I think the best option is to have the stairs end below the light switch visible on the wall in the second photo, remove the outside door and...
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Posted By sybaris

Spiral staircase removal and replacement

Hello
Looking for ideas on replacing a spiral staircase. Would like to use current opening and make it larger if necessary. I'm thinking a straight run or mid-level landing with 90 or 180 degree...
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Views: 446
Posted By sybaris

If there is left over cold asphalt does the...

If there is left over cold asphalt does the contractor take a loss when they return it to the plant?

The reason I ask is because the last 20 feet of my driveway is a lot thicker than the previous...
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Views: 446
Posted By sybaris

Yes. Contractor has been contacted. They are not...

Yes. Contractor has been contacted. They are not being cooperative.
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Views: 446
Posted By sybaris

Asphalt Resurfacing Issues

Recently had my driveway resurfaced and there are several dips along the length of it. You can't tell by looking at it because it's new and on a slope but if you drive on it you can definitely feel...
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By sybaris

using treated 2X2's would be a lot easier. I...

using treated 2X2's would be a lot easier. I wouldn't have to anchor them to the concrete because the area is walled on 3 sides and nothing is going to move.
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Views: 548
Posted By sybaris

The 2X6's aren't joists, they're planks. Thanks

The 2X6's aren't joists, they're planks. Thanks
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Views: 548
Posted By sybaris

Question Strength of Steel Tubing

I am building an exposed deck on top of a concrete pad that is approximately 12'X11'. I'm using 2X6 treated lumber for the deck and need to elevate it in order to keep it dry. I am considering...
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Views: 514
Posted By sybaris

Why am I getting my driveway resurfaced? ...

Why am I getting my driveway resurfaced?

Because the current surface is about 20 years old, has lost/is losing material in chunks, has tree root (tree is no longer there) and oil damage, a lot of...
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Views: 514
Posted By sybaris

Driveway Resurfacing

Just got an estimate for my 3100 sqft driveway.... $6200

This included:

1. Removing a section where a new layer of asphalt would prohibit proper drainage. By removing the material the new layer...
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Views: 557
Posted By sybaris

Chimney Repair

Got an estimate from a chimney repair company. After I looked it over I looked at the chimney to see what they were going to do. Well, overcharging and under working would be about what they were...
03-03-18, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By sybaris

Well then you can note in your life experiences...

Well then you can note in your life experiences that you have the distinction of having met such a person.
03-03-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 676
Posted By sybaris

Pocket Door

I'm putting in a pocket door for my closet, the kind that recesses into the wall. The door that I'm using has a pattern cut into it. See the attachment

The frame and trim for the bedroom door...
09-07-17, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By sybaris

I haven't looked at it again yet but I know from...

I haven't looked at it again yet but I know from the swap that the 3-ways have r/b/w wire cables to them. The 4 way has two b/w cables going to it. When I looked at swapping out the two ceiling...
09-01-17, 10:23 AM
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Views: 558
Posted By sybaris

So Pete what you're saying is that even though it...

So Pete what you're saying is that even though it may look like I wired everything on the new switches exactly like it looked on the old switches (they were 50 years old) it is likely not because the...
09-01-17, 09:54 AM
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Views: 558
Posted By sybaris

Question Light Switch Wiring

Need a little help figuring out a circuit.

I recently swapped out toggle switches for some hallway lights. To the best of my knowledge the circuit consists of:

Two lights in the ceiling
A...
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By sybaris

QUIKRETE 60-lb Gray Type - N Mortar Mix. ...

QUIKRETE 60-lb Gray Type - N Mortar Mix.

Yes, I was looking for mortar that is white before you mix it hence the thread and the best answer was already given by czizzi.

Have a nice day!
Replies: 9
Views: 982
Posted By sybaris

Thanks for the replies All I have seen at...

Thanks for the replies

All I have seen at the box stores is the common mortar that dries gray.

The brick on my house is gray and I have spare brick left over from its construction. If I used...
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Views: 982
Posted By sybaris

White Mortar

My house was built n the 50's, is made of brick and the mortar or cement between them is white. I guess you call that a brick veneer???

I need to replace a few damaged bricks but everyone must be...
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