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11-16-10, 08:37 PM
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Views: 1,026
Posted By WillK

You need to talk to an architect and get plans,...

You need to talk to an architect and get plans, from there nothing is impossible.

With that said, you need to consider whether the time you'll need to do all this is really time your wife and 2...
11-08-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,411
Posted By WillK

Alright, let me first emphasize that it would be...

Alright, let me first emphasize that it would be prudent to consult your own structural engineer and that whatever specifics I may mention regarding my own situation may not necessarily apply in any...
10-28-10, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,887
Posted By WillK

Actually, I think I can reach the vent from a...

Actually, I think I can reach the vent from a ladder - definitely I can get close enough to drop a garden hose in. Being a nice big 4" uncovered pipe it doesn't seem unlikely that stuff can fall in....
10-28-10, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,887
Posted By WillK

Drain gurgling and leakage

I'm sure this is a relatively straightforward issue, and I'm not opposed to rebuilding the DWV lines but I'd like to know what the issue could be so I am sure to take care of this properly.

When...
10-25-10, 06:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By WillK

This sounds like a situation where it could be a...

This sounds like a situation where it could be a wide range of possibilities based on the limitted info available. Further assessment by a structural engineer would be a recommendation I'd second.
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Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By WillK

I think if you mean hiring someone to do it then...

I think if you mean hiring someone to do it then yes, but if you're meaning doing it yourself you need to consider how fast you can work and how much time is available... With my circumstances, I'd...
10-14-10, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,365
Posted By WillK

So, if you have a double 2x10 header, the span...

So, if you have a double 2x10 header, the span tables say 10' if there are no floors above it. The rule of thumb is apparently an inch per foot, so double 2x10 might be a little less than it should...
Replies: 3
Views: 6,195
Posted By WillK

Sounds like as good as a ballpark might get...

Sounds like as good as a ballpark might get without an actual quote, At one point I had found an online calculator that had ranges of price per square foot for various regions and I had an estimate...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,040
Posted By WillK

$50 was a number I threw out that wouldn't be a...

$50 was a number I threw out that wouldn't be a problem if it was a matter of getting a few bags of asphalt patch, I'm putting about $200/week into materials or sometimes more for other projects on...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,040
Posted By WillK

All of the following have been asked and not...

All of the following have been asked and not answered of the insurance agent since anywhere between Thursday (Sep30) of last week and Friday (Sep24) of the week before:

When you state "The...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,040
Posted By WillK

Driveway quick fix idea...

See my previous thread for pictures, but the short version is one issue raised by an insurance inspection was liability hazards associated with the driveway. My driveway has cracks and heaving on the...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,614
Posted By WillK

Cost effect on major remodel projects from EPA's RRP rule?

Thinking ahead, I'm doing a lot of my own work on our 1917 house for the time being... I've done major demolition work to tear out lath and plaster on the second floor of our house. And of course,...
Replies: 12
Views: 14,564
Posted By WillK

Pictures: ...

Pictures:
http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/307/drivewanexttohousey03oc.jpg (http://img821.imageshack.us/i/drivewanexttohousey03oc.jpg/)

Closeup:...
Replies: 12
Views: 14,564
Posted By WillK

Alright, now that I've had a weekend and with it...

Alright, now that I've had a weekend and with it some time to actually examine the situation a little better...

The nature of the driveway cracks are that there are cracks everywhere, but the most...
Replies: 12
Views: 14,564
Posted By WillK

If it helps any: ...

If it helps any:
http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/818/streetviewu.jpg (http://img228.imageshack.us/i/streetviewu.jpg/)

It's an image from Google maps, I don't have any other pictures I've taken...
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Views: 14,564
Posted By WillK

Okay, duly noted... But are there really any...

Okay, duly noted... But are there really any practical alternatives?

I'm squeezing everything I can to get $100 here and there to keep moving forward on other projects I need to complete to move...
Replies: 12
Views: 14,564
Posted By WillK

Well, I'm figuring that with the situation of the...

Well, I'm figuring that with the situation of the insurance only being able to be contacted through the agent, if I can do the fix under $50, they can take it or leave it. I'm not going to wait 2...
Replies: 12
Views: 14,564
Posted By WillK

I may have implied it, but just in case I wasn't...

I may have implied it, but just in case I wasn't clear this is a concrete driveway.

Sounds good... So I see I can get a 50 lb bag at Lowes at $14. I don't know how many of these cracks I'll need...
Replies: 12
Views: 14,564
Posted By WillK

The wording on the cancellation notice is as...

The wording on the cancellation notice is as follows:

"The sidewalk is crumbling, uneven and lifted which presents a liability hazard"

The sidewalk doesn't have any unevenness or cracks at all,...
Replies: 12
Views: 14,564
Posted By WillK

Need a quick fix for a really bad driveway

Our driveway on a house we just bought on land contract is in really bad shape with cracks, heaving, sinking and trip hazards. Our insurance carrier, whom we chose based on knowledge from the selelr...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,586
Posted By WillK

Zerks = Grease fittings. You drill and tap a hole...

Zerks = Grease fittings. You drill and tap a hole in the housing, screw the fitting in, then you can put a grease gun on and fill the joint with grease.
09-29-10, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By WillK

I'm sure it's just some confusion on my part on...

I'm sure it's just some confusion on my part on terminology, I know it's a 4 in the term, I think it's 4/0 cable with 3 wires and a ground, I plan on getting it at Home Depot and it's the one they...
09-28-10, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By WillK

That's correct, my intent is long-term I want to...

That's correct, my intent is long-term I want to end up with 100A service in the garage. I am expecting eventually to get a TIG welder. The 100A service in the house is fairly recent.. I know it's...
09-28-10, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,483
Posted By WillK

Rewiring house, garage subpanel question

Okay. I'm planning on rewiring my house, and the I'll be applying for the permit next week. My neighbor had thought he had a 200A panel I could have from some cottages he has up north, but it turns...
09-21-10, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,030
Posted By WillK

I think it would be triple 4, The description...

I think it would be triple 4, The description from Lowes website reads "Durabuilt 144" x 12.1" White T4 Vented Soffit "
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