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02-16-10, 09:09 AM
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Posted By Harold Davison

The floor joists are 2x10s...about 16 inches from...

The floor joists are 2x10s...about 16 inches from center to center. The span from support to support is about 15 feet.

I don't have any pictures, but I remember that the builder put a second...
02-16-10, 06:19 AM
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Posted By Harold Davison

Yes, the tile was set direclty on the plywood,...

Yes, the tile was set direclty on the plywood, with a thinset. I have no idea what kind of thinset was used. I tapped the tiles with a broom handle. They didn't really sound hollow.
02-15-10, 06:38 PM
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Posted By Harold Davison

Yeah, it has been hard to enjoy our new home with...

Yeah, it has been hard to enjoy our new home with all of these issues. I started a few threads on the major issues because I just needed some input from impartial people. We have quite a list of...
02-14-10, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Harold Davison

Tile grout cracking - loud popping noise and crunching

I moved into a newly built home this past October. I've had several problems, the latest of which is with the ceramic tile in the bathrooms and laundry room. After living in the house a week or so,...
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Posted By Harold Davison

Unfortunately, the bathroom is over the kitchen. ...

Unfortunately, the bathroom is over the kitchen. However, it is next to a closet, and an unfinished storage area is behind it.
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Posted By Harold Davison

squeaking shower stall

I just moved into a newly constructed home a few months ago. We have an acrylic shower stall in our master bathroom (the base is approximately 60x33 inches). Every time we step in the shower or...
12-20-09, 01:59 PM
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Posted By Harold Davison

Thanks. I read some articles on installing...

Thanks. I read some articles on installing windows, house wrap, flashing, etc...it was very informative. The builder claims he had the siding guy install flashing tape when he installed the house...
12-20-09, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Harold Davison

Thanks for all the info. The house wrap was put...

Thanks for all the info. The house wrap was put on by the guy who did the siding...after the windows were installed. My builder is going to come take a look at the windows with the siding guy. ...
12-20-09, 08:59 AM
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Posted By Harold Davison

windows leaking in newly constructed home

I just built a home with a local builder with a good reputation in the area. However, since I've moved in (2 months ago), I've had water in the basement due to a crack in the foundation, many cracks...
12-10-09, 05:40 AM
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Posted By Harold Davison

Thanks for the info. That makes me feel a little...

Thanks for the info. That makes me feel a little bit better. When I showed the builder the cracks in the floor, he was surprised that they didn't go straight across the floor. He said the guy who...
12-09-09, 04:06 PM
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Posted By Harold Davison

new construction - crack in foundation

I recently purchased a newly constructed home. I've been living in the home for about a month and 1/2. In the first couple of weeks, I've noticed some hairline cracks in the basement floor. As...
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Posted By Harold Davison

Thanks for the suggestions. Actually, I'm not...

Thanks for the suggestions. Actually, I'm not sure about putting the shut-off sensor in the pan. That would work if the washer leaked, but what if a hose burst/leaked? The water might not go in...
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Posted By Harold Davison

Washing machine drain pain - without a drain?

My laundry room is on the second floor of my house. I have a Watts Intelliflow device that will automatically shut off the water if the the washing machine is off or if it detects water on the...
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Posted By Harold Davison

Yeah, the hole is above ground. I wasn't sure if...

Yeah, the hole is above ground. I wasn't sure if the silicone would adhere well to the cement, but I'm not sure if there is a better alternative.

Thanks for the advice!
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Posted By Harold Davison

caulk to seal wire in concrete

I recently had an irrigation system installed, and the contractor drilled a hole in the foundation so the electrical wire for the rain sensor could get into the basement. What type of caulk should I...
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