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not a mason but...

now are these holes below the top of the pavers? If so, I would suggest not to plug them and if you do, you'll trap moisture in there no matter what or where you place new holes unless the new holes...
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patio slab blues

I've laid pavers ontop of concrete walkways and even porches but only if the concrete was solid, undisturb by any flaws-But that is with pavers where we actually glued the edges into place
- I've...
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adding support or foundation walls under existing slab???

yes, this sounds even strange for our house-older house 250+ years old, has an existing slab (slab runs 7.5' wide by 23' long) under a covered porch that I rebuilt last summer-one story, almost...
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attic fan auto on the blink

Not sure if this is right forum, but our attic fan's thermostat doesn't seem to be functioning properly-it is secured next to the opening in the ceiling where the fan sits and I think the cover I...
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rockin pergola

have you given any thought to constructing tiers or base columns to the bottom of your posts? A few paver manufacturers have wall block that can be used as bases that stand 24"-32" tall that can be...
03-26-07, 03:20 PM
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running a business?

Good advise from everyone, and remember it is a business- there's a lot to think about with construction-building houses that sell-not too mention the market place-

Not only are you thinking about...
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pavers

Drilling most pavers can provide cracks (depends on size, thickness, newer pavers are coming much thicker than older pavers-some pavers have only 2500 psi-Some paver manufacturers have 8000 psi but...
03-21-07, 07:37 AM
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barn cats are "fixed"

Our cats have been spayed (mother & daughter cats but now both are spayed) and none of the neighbors knows where this other cat is coming from. Just two nights ago I came across the strong scent of a...
03-19-07, 03:08 PM
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Posted By sammynj

heresjohnny & chandler

great tagline, loved the show...anyway, the 2x6"s are old work and they span the 11' width and they do bounce so I knew I had to do something. I tend to overkill so I like the 2x12"s since we are...
03-19-07, 09:01 AM
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most common used joists for full baths?

I posted in the framing column but I haven't received any feedback just yet but I'm redoing a full bath in old house. The bath redo is over a crawl space (enclosed porch room) on 2x6"s, roughly 11...
03-16-07, 10:28 PM
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Posted By sammynj

another joist question or two

And yes another bath remodel-older house, bath above crawl space with 2x6" on about 11' width span on 16"s centered-and yes it's bouncy but more importantly, the joist rest on cinder/cement block...
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pavers vs stamped???

I'm sorry, but with pavers, you don't get that industrial look of expansions joints running thru the design, and I've seen more stamped jobs crack and buckle than paver jobs. pavers are engineered to...
03-13-07, 08:50 AM
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mothballs only work in warm weather

we had grey squirrels in the attic dormer in last house, drove us nuts-4;30 am wake up calls are not fun-mothballs worked well in summer, until I found them outside along the edge of my house when...
03-13-07, 08:24 AM
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male cat spraying

I'm trying to presuade a neighbors (not sure but don't care anymore) cat from spraying on my construction site-renovating a house, and it seems this cat has taken to one of the covered but not sealed...
03-09-07, 07:25 AM
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thanks for help

I always staple to edge or short side of studs and go over the studs checking that there are no bumps or staples sticking up- I always find mis-guided or un sunk nails which seemed to be more tha...
03-06-07, 01:43 PM
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Posted By sammynj

5.4 v-8s

i was looking at the 2006 f150s with the 5.4 which seemed to be the the stronger of the engines but I didn't research it farther than a few test drives. What years are the problematic heads/pistons?...
03-06-07, 09:07 AM
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Posted By sammynj

sell sell sell

two weeks in this market isn't uncommon-market it everywhere-on the internet free sites(craigslist) post photos with it, clean it up, park it on your front lawn get large 4 sale signs, print out the...
03-06-07, 09:03 AM
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v-6s

I wasn't aware you could get a v-6 in 98 dodge? I've worked with many older dodges with lots of life in them well into the 100,000+ life range with sixes but I wouldn't call 98 the older model. As...
03-01-07, 07:39 PM
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off subject but 1850's schoolhouse

mark, sounds like you like old houses, would love to see a pic of your bath addition when your finished-I'm renovating a 250+ farmhouse myself so I'm always interested in seeing other ideas for...
03-01-07, 07:29 PM
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Posted By sammynj

stretched

Your not the first to mention the problem with the glass doors-I'm aware of the potential hazards of broken glass, even tempered glass. But I'm hoping to have the door swing above the floor so a...
03-01-07, 07:05 PM
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Posted By sammynj

roll-in shower

I'm new to the site and was hoping to find information on this type of shower design. I'm still in the design/build phase of my powder room renovation into a full bath w/handicapp access. The space...
03-01-07, 06:47 PM
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Posted By sammynj

blow in costs?

thanks for advise-I was stapling the face already, the r-19 batts are a little stuffed already w/ the 2x6s and at this point in the renovation, with already having the kraft faced batts, and the top...
03-01-07, 08:34 AM
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Posted By sammynj

exterior wall insulation & wiring

I have a 2x6 exterior wall, 3/4" sheathing, air barrier with hardiplank siding due on soon. My question is using r-19 faced batts on walls, can I slice the fiberglass side (inside) to allow for...
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