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Chimney flashing reducer?

We're installing a direct vent gas fireplace in place of our wood burner. The new chimney will be 7.5" and the current one is 13". I'm told that I'll need to hire a roofer for the patch work since...
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From what I can tell, the mold never got started....

From what I can tell, the mold never got started. At least not on the floor and framing. I haven't pulled the oven yet, which is set into brick, and I also need to open up the drop-in fireplace. ...
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Mold remediation after flooding

My house recently flooded -about 21" of water.

First, a general question. Is paying a company like Servepro really worth the cost for drying and remediation? I have gutted the house, have quite...
08-23-16, 10:15 AM
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Posted By jatwood87

Replace exterior drywall sheathing after flood?

My house recently recieved 21" of floodwater. After we removed the wet interior drywall and insulation, I noticed that the exterior sheathing is water resistant gypsum board. Should I be cutting...
12-18-15, 08:52 PM
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Posted By jatwood87

I appreciate the thought. That's why I'm here.

I appreciate the thought. That's why I'm here.
12-18-15, 06:42 PM
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Posted By jatwood87

By that, I take it you mean not to use a length...

By that, I take it you mean not to use a length of board that can't span the trees. Would you advise against joining a few layers of 2x to make the beam to control warping as I mentioned with the...
12-18-15, 06:28 PM
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Posted By jatwood87

Best wood variety for long, outdoor beam

I'm looking to make a swing set by hanging a beam between two, large trees. I've already been brought up-to-speed on how to secure the beam to the trees without restricting sway or having it break...
12-14-15, 09:38 PM
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Posted By jatwood87

Sorry, I've been using "compression" a lot when I...

Sorry, I've been using "compression" a lot when I mean slip joint.

I also found and 1-3/8" slip joint nut with "d-ring" at this site:
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12-14-15, 09:08 PM
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Posted By jatwood87

Fitting new drain to old plumbing. 1-3/8" to 1-1/2" fine thread bushing?

Hey everyone. I got a drain kit for my leg tub and I made an error. Here's the and exploded parts diagram I'll be referring to:

http://www.kingstonbrass.com/v/images/tech/explosion/CC2098.pdf
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09-29-15, 06:09 PM
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Posted By jatwood87

Do I need to worry about the dog digging up the...

Do I need to worry about the dog digging up the worms? I saw her digging up a spot with the poison peanuts once and started putting bricks over where I placed them for a few days. It'd be nice not...
09-28-15, 08:08 PM
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Posted By jatwood87

Getting control of moles

I've got moles in the yard. We have about an acre lot that backs up to a creek with about 1/4 of an acre fenced in behind the house. I'll see some ridges coming up between the fenced area and the...
06-05-15, 10:07 PM
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Posted By jatwood87

Thanks for all the replies and sorry for my...

Thanks for all the replies and sorry for my absence. I called the guy who did the inspection on the house when we bought it and also talked with my dad. They both gave me the impression that since...
05-30-15, 09:59 AM
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Posted By jatwood87

That's interesting...I've seen two types of...

That's interesting...I've seen two types of drains for island sinks: a trap under the house and the trap in the cabinet with an "air gap" configuration between the trap and the vent (in a nearby...
05-30-15, 09:37 AM
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Posted By jatwood87

No, from what I can tell there is no trap in the...

No, from what I can tell there is no trap in the wall behind the washer and putting it under the house would make it more than 30" below the top of the standpipe. I can see straight through to the...
05-30-15, 08:49 AM
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Posted By jatwood87

I just looked and there is not a p-trap in the...

I just looked and there is not a p-trap in the wall (which is already finished out)...just a straight standpipe to under the house.

The soil pipe is about 15 ft away and I've only got 2-3" of...
05-30-15, 07:36 AM
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Posted By jatwood87

P-trap in washing machine drain?

I had a contractor doing some work at my house relocating our laundry room to what was a large closet. I had to dismiss him when I found out he wasn't paying his workers so there's some unfinished...
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Posted By jatwood87

I was thinking about going with 4" lights. ...

I was thinking about going with 4" lights. Laying them out the way Handyone suggested would put some of the lights a close together as 30"...and that seems pretty tight for 6" lights. To give you...
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Posted By jatwood87

Is it possible that I'm overthinking it? ...

Is it possible that I'm overthinking it? Recessed lighting IS meant to be minimally visible, after all. Would it really be that noticeable if they are arranged in some bizarre way, so long as the...
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Posted By jatwood87

Oh yes, I've already got the joists marked and...

Oh yes, I've already got the joists marked and will be using coat-hangers to detect pipes and ductwork later.

We planned on hanging pendant lights over the bar for accent lighting...using the LED...
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Posted By jatwood87

"grid off places for recessed LED lighting. Come...

"grid off places for recessed LED lighting. Come 2' or so off the walls so the lighting will not interfere with the upper cabinets, and judiciously mark the ceiling with cross marks for lighting."
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Posted By jatwood87

Layout of recessed lighting

My wife and I have run into a stubborn hurdle in our remodel.

We bought a house with an oddly shaped kitchen (see photos). The three walls on the far side of the room in the first picture meet...
03-18-15, 05:02 PM
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Posted By jatwood87

Prepping sheetrock after removing chair rails

We are renovating a house that had chair rails along the walls and we pulled them off. I was told that we'll have to float sheet work where the chair rails were, otherwise the line where the paint...
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Posted By jatwood87

I guess that's a start - the subfloor. I'm...

I guess that's a start - the subfloor.

I'm guessing I should replace anything with physical defects or water damage?
Is there a general guide for what thicknesses should be used for certain...
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Posted By jatwood87

I got a chance to look at some flooring over the...

I got a chance to look at some flooring over the weekend. It seems there are even two varieties of click-lock engineered hardwood: solid hardwood layers, grain alternating perpendicularly with a...
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Posted By jatwood87

Alright, well thanks for all the help folks. ...

Alright, well thanks for all the help folks. When I get closer to purchasing the materials and putting the floors in I'm sure I'll be back. If the thread loses visibility I may send a couple of you...
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