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07-15-08, 07:08 AM
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Posted By econguy

expansion gaps for floating floor

Hi

I'm installing a floating bamboo floor (Studio by Teragren), in a rectangular room that already has baseboard heat installed along two of the walls that form a right angle. The bottom of the...
08-28-07, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,402
Posted By econguy

hi adam, thanks for the reply this is a...

hi adam, thanks for the reply

this is a simple question...but if the flange WASN'T glued, would it come up easily, or is it a friction fit too? i tried to remove it, and it didn't come loose, but...
08-27-07, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,402
Posted By econguy

please help - toilet flange questions

hi all

i'm in the middle of doing some renovations that included a complete gut and re-build of the existing bathroom. i contracted out the plumbing work, and i have a couple of questions about...
08-17-07, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,844
Posted By econguy

hi if i end up installing the new joists...

hi

if i end up installing the new joists halfway between the old ones (so the old AND the new ones are all 8" oc), then i will use hangers.

however, it won't be possible to use them if i try to...
08-17-07, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,844
Posted By econguy

sistering floor joists

hi

my floor seems kind of springy, so i'd like to beef up the floor joists (2x8, 16" oc, 12' span).

instead of sistering new joists onto the existing ones, could i just install them halfway...
05-22-07, 11:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,539
Posted By econguy

hi betty, here's my opinion on a couple of your...

hi betty, here's my opinion on a couple of your questions...

#1 - the circular saw will still leave a strip of subfloor due to the guide plate. if you're able to rent a toe-kick saw, that will...
04-16-07, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,276
Posted By econguy

proper use of greenboard

i'm halfway through drywalling a bathroom using the moisture-resistent drywall, but have since read what seem to be conflicting uses for it.

i had planned on using the greenboard for the ceilings...
09-28-06, 06:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 63,188
Posted By econguy

hi xsleeper, thanks for the reply i need to...

hi xsleeper, thanks for the reply

i need to install the strapping because my electrician had run wiring along the underside of the ceiling joists.

is the drywall only attached into the...
09-27-06, 05:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 63,188
Posted By econguy

strapping ceiling prior to drywall

hi-

this is my first time working with drywall, and i have quite a few questions as to how to proceed...any and all help is appreciated

i plan on nailing some 1x3 strapping perpendicular to the...
08-23-06, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,887
Posted By econguy

yeah, they are in direct contact, framed right...

yeah, they are in direct contact, framed right against the foundation.

if i leave the 1.5" gap and fill with rigid board insulation, is that placed directly against the foundation?
08-20-06, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,887
Posted By econguy

wall framing in basement

hi all

i'm looking for advice on how to frame basement walls adjacent to the foundation.

i had to remove the existing walls due to some mold buildup. there was no standing water, or even...
08-13-06, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By econguy

thanks for the replies, folks i have the...

thanks for the replies, folks

i have the framing inspection set for this week, so i'll run it by the inspector at that time. however, it's good to hear that they're most likely ok as is
08-12-06, 07:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By econguy

fixing pre-existing code problems

hello

do pre-existing code problems need to be fixed if they weren't specifically part of the current project?

for example, my windows don't meet the current egress requirements. however, the...
08-05-06, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,293
Posted By econguy

installing a header in floor framing

i installed a doubled-up header in my floor framing, but one of the trimmer studs (i don't know if that's the right term, but it's the floor joist that the ends of the header are attached to) isn't...
07-26-06, 07:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,534
Posted By econguy

chandler, i don't think i can store it upright...

chandler, i don't think i can store it upright because it may block the access that my electrician (especially) and plumber would need

ibm5081 - i had decided to go with 5/8" to try and prevent...
07-26-06, 06:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,534
Posted By econguy

stacking drywall - too much weight?

hi

i'm about to finish up framing on a second floor renovation, and realized that before i put the last wall up, i need to get the drywall upstairs since there won't be enough room to manuever...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By econguy

hmmm...i think it starts at the bottom, since it...

hmmm...i think it starts at the bottom, since it goes all the way down to the floor.

is there another way to tell? it doesn't really taper in width along the length
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By econguy

crack in foundation wall

hi

don't know if this is the right forum, but thought i'd give it a try

i noticed a crack in my foundation wall, don't know if it was caused by a basement waterproofing crew that i had in today...
07-12-06, 05:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,448
Posted By econguy

thanks for the reply chandler. i'll probably go...

thanks for the reply chandler. i'll probably go ahead and take down the 2x4's and replace with 2x6's :wall: ....so much for my bright idea about noise reduction

btw, whats the spacing on 2x6's? ...
07-12-06, 02:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 10,448
Posted By econguy

how to fit plumbing in wall framing?

hello -

i've framed a non-LB staggered stud wall (2x6 top & bottom plates with 2x4 studs 8" oc alternating sides). this wall has an approximately 2" pipe from the tub/shower that will connect to...
07-08-06, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,003
Posted By econguy

framing interior walls under sloped ceiling

hi

i'm framing an interior non-LB wall that is partly under a flat ceiling, and partly under a sloped ceiling.

i used two top plates, one for each section. the top plates don't happen to...
06-25-06, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,637
Posted By econguy

thanks for the replies... i had decided to...

thanks for the replies...

i had decided to stick build the partitions because the adjacent wall is out of plumb, and the ceiling joists aren't level (this was pre-existing). at the time, this...
06-24-06, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,637
Posted By econguy

used wrong sized nails for framing

hi -

am midway through framing some interior non-LB walls, and have used 10d nails for toenailing the studs to the top/bottom plates. had assumed this was right, but just looked at the building...
06-17-06, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,565
Posted By econguy

how to frame a knee wall?

hi -

kind of a confusing question here, but i'll try to explain it as clearly as i can...

when framing a knee wall with 2x4's (to create storage space under the rafters), is the top plate set...
06-13-06, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,264
Posted By econguy

building staggered stud interior wall

hi

i'm framing out a bathroom that separates two bedrooms using staggered stud walls (alternating 2x4 studs spaced 8" o.c. on 2x6 top and bottom plates).

are the end studs 2x4 or 2x6? i...
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