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02-18-09, 02:28 PM
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Posted By Craig 845

Gunguy, The Andersen line you are referring to...

Gunguy,
The Andersen line you are referring to is/was called The Builder's Select line as I'm not sure it's still in production. These were inexpensive windows that came prefinished white on the...
02-18-09, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,109
Posted By Craig 845

Use Tyvek under the siding.

Use Tyvek under the siding.
02-18-09, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 17,443
Posted By Craig 845

Bill's right, avoid Pella. They are a pain to...

Bill's right, avoid Pella. They are a pain to deal with and not worth the money. Go with Andersen. Bill, there really isn't much difference between the 200 and 400 series. They both come tilt wash...
02-18-09, 06:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,109
Posted By Craig 845

The entire window needs to come out, sashes,...

The entire window needs to come out, sashes, interior and exterior trim, and the window frame itself. You want to get right down to the framing. Cut and install new 2x4 or 2x6 pieces (depending on...
02-17-09, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By Craig 845

I have seen people do things like this to cover a...

I have seen people do things like this to cover a myriad of problems when they are trying to sell a house. Everything from dry rot, insect damage and just sub standard framing. It may have been done...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,605
Posted By Craig 845

You should do a line item breakdown of all the...

You should do a line item breakdown of all the work that you feel this place needs. Handle each aspect seperately. Get a total figure for the work that you are planning and incorporate this number...
02-14-09, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,081
Posted By Craig 845

I wouldn' do it. What's going to happen is that...

I wouldn' do it. What's going to happen is that you have returns but no supplies and heated air from upstairs will be drawn to your new returns in the basement effectively adding your basement to...
02-14-09, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,141
Posted By Craig 845

I would install the extension jambs on all four...

I would install the extension jambs on all four sides without a sill and then use bullnose to match your tile in lieu of casing.
02-13-09, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,167
Posted By Craig 845

You should be able to pop out pieces of the...

You should be able to pop out pieces of the soffit. Usually they just sit on the lip of the metal facia and in an F channel on the sheathing. You should be able to remove your perforated soffit...
02-13-09, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,576
Posted By Craig 845

There should be a small set screw on one of the...

There should be a small set screw on one of the knobs that will allow you to remove the knob. Then try rotating the escutcheon plates counter clock- wise (the round plates that cover the hole in the...
02-13-09, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,751
Posted By Craig 845

I'm assuming that this is a job you are doing?...

I'm assuming that this is a job you are doing? You really need to ask the building inspector what the requirements are concerning sheetrock, (probably 5/8" firecode), fresh air supply, etc. I...
02-13-09, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,021
Posted By Craig 845

What I meant was once the new beam is in place,...

What I meant was once the new beam is in place, buried in the side walls, a new triple 2x4 post or whatever thickness the new girder is is installed under the beam ends down to foundation or pier,...
02-13-09, 03:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 676
Posted By Craig 845

Sure looks like you got someone else's extra...

Sure looks like you got someone else's extra sheetrock. Like I always say, You get what you pay for (most of the time).
02-13-09, 03:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,021
Posted By Craig 845

I don't think it's that big a deal Chandler. If...

I don't think it's that big a deal Chandler. If the house is balloon framed you have to post down to the foundation anyway and there shouldn't be anything in the way. Might need one or two piers...
02-12-09, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,319
Posted By Craig 845

It's not normal to have a breeze coming through...

It's not normal to have a breeze coming through your patio door. It is either a weatherstripping issue (the door was not installed properly), or the operating panel needs to be adjusted. New York...
02-12-09, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,021
Posted By Craig 845

I think Mike is right. Sounds like balloon...

I think Mike is right. Sounds like balloon framing. The simplest way to straighten out the second story floor would be to install a drop girder spanning the width of the room supported on posts...
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By Craig 845

The manufacturer only warrantees their product if...

The manufacturer only warrantees their product if it's going on bare, clean concrete with no paint on it. Check their website.
02-11-09, 05:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By Craig 845

Go with the doug fir. It might cost slightly more...

Go with the doug fir. It might cost slightly more but for a few bucks it's worth it. Much better lumber. Make sure your sole plates are P.T.
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By Craig 845

Your insurance company obviously never intended...

Your insurance company obviously never intended to pay to re-roof your entire house. Why would they? Homeowners insurance is in place to cover damage that occurs to your residence. If several windows...
02-11-09, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,587
Posted By Craig 845

Why would you even consider 2x3's? You're not...

Why would you even consider 2x3's? You're not saving anything on cost or labor and your wall won't be nearly as stiff.
02-11-09, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,347
Posted By Craig 845

Greenboard also has a diiferent core. You don't...

Greenboard also has a diiferent core. You don't say whether if you are tiling this wall or not. If you are, there are much better materials to use than green sheetrock. We have been using Denshield...
02-09-09, 05:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,106
Posted By Craig 845

Thermatru makes a staining kit for their exterior...

Thermatru makes a staining kit for their exterior fiberglass doors that works really well. This would probably work on whatever you've got. Talk to a place that sells millwork.
02-08-09, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,231
Posted By Craig 845

You really need to ask your building inspector...

You really need to ask your building inspector what the code is for your roof insulation. Here in New York the code is R-38 which means that cathedral situations must be framed with 2x12 rafters to...
02-08-09, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By Craig 845

CyFree, We have finished probably 50 basements in...

CyFree, We have finished probably 50 basements in the last 25 years as stand alone jobs or parts of bigger projects (including my own house) and have used fiberglass insulation between the studs on...
02-07-09, 01:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,856
Posted By Craig 845

Forget the circular saw altogether. You're going...

Forget the circular saw altogether. You're going to butcher your doors. Get a power planer with sharp knives in it and take the 1/4" off the butt(hinge side) of the door. No matter how good and...
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