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02-21-09, 12:06 AM
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Posted By clawfirst

I think he means add a joist where the damaged...

I think he means add a joist where the damaged one is. And from wht you described that hole is damn near a notch due to its location. And it is located in the wrong place(only notch on the top). It...
02-21-09, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,835
Posted By clawfirst

Depending on the span you could use flush beam...

Depending on the span you could use flush beam hangers. This will depend on local code requirements. You will not require any fancy timber framing joinery skills. Trying to remember the proper name...
02-20-09, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,867
Posted By clawfirst

For your needs id use slc. Most of the commonly...

For your needs id use slc. Most of the commonly found slc's are only good for a maximum of 1/2". Seeing as you have this kind of dipping you might want to put down a layer of underlayment.Then the...
02-20-09, 11:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 989
Posted By clawfirst

Minimum bearing for a stud,joist or rafter is 1...

Minimum bearing for a stud,joist or rafter is 1 1/2". No need to sister and aside from some dust the framing looks beautiful.
02-20-09, 11:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 53,909
Posted By clawfirst

Good post again and obviously anything other than...

Good post again and obviously anything other than surface mold(thats what the bleach is for) needs to be replaced. Then of course kept dry.
02-20-09, 11:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,544
Posted By clawfirst

Half inch from the concrete is fine. Vapour...

Half inch from the concrete is fine. Vapour barrier the top 4' if you wish. If you barrier the bottom you create a double barrier(foundation is either wraped or tarred).
02-19-09, 02:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,590
Posted By clawfirst

I like to use a jig saw to cope base. If its...

I like to use a jig saw to cope base. If its going to be painted though you are wasting your time. MIter it, dap it, paint it. Unless its a really funked up corner that would require bisecting to get...
02-19-09, 02:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 896
Posted By clawfirst

The heat is gonna escape somewhere. The only...

The heat is gonna escape somewhere. The only reason we insulate roofs more than walls is to protect the roof from damning,frost,expansion ect. You'll save very little money if you already have r 30...
02-19-09, 02:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,563
Posted By clawfirst

Sand very slowly so it falls straight down...

Sand very slowly so it falls straight down instead of all over the place. Skim it out well so all you have to do is break the edges and give a once over. For diyers, i dissagree with recomending a...
02-19-09, 02:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,844
Posted By clawfirst

So you put the trim to the cieling, took a couple...

So you put the trim to the cieling, took a couple steps back and notised the line didnt follow the same line as the casing on your door. Or you are installing crown with a level. If its the first,...
02-19-09, 01:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,867
Posted By clawfirst

If slc leaks through it will end up in your...

If slc leaks through it will end up in your cieling below or on your basement floor. For a floating laminate beverpuke floor id just use some cedar shims and get it close to FLAT. Straight lines are...
02-19-09, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,271
Posted By clawfirst

Might as well, its not like we're starving.

Might as well, its not like we're starving.
02-19-09, 01:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 53,909
Posted By clawfirst

Ive been paid to do several mold removals....

Ive been paid to do several mold removals. Diluted bleach as i stated before does the best job for the price. Just make sure you dilute it enough or it wont work. I know that sounds odd but its true....
02-19-09, 01:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By clawfirst

The only mistake the guy you hired made was not...

The only mistake the guy you hired made was not following the existing lines of reference( your block wall mortar lines, even if they are 2" off level) unless of course you plan to finish the...
02-19-09, 01:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,226
Posted By clawfirst

LOL 30 a sheet. That will only cover labour and...

LOL 30 a sheet. That will only cover labour and screws at best, and thats if i pick up a good day labourer. Im not gonna say what i charge for a supply and install but i will tell you that number is...
02-17-09, 01:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,961
Posted By clawfirst

If you cant drive a pickup truck through the...

If you cant drive a pickup truck through the joint, it was probably just poor taping. If however you have large diagonal cracks not on joints, something is wrong structually.
02-16-09, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,325
Posted By clawfirst

After doing what everyone said below, with the...

After doing what everyone said below, with the exception of wirepuller. Invite a strong friend over to watch the game.Begin installation at halftime. Provide beer. Though ive installed uppers by...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By clawfirst

I use a skil saw then my hammer to remove the cut...

I use a skil saw then my hammer to remove the cut piece o the bird mouth. Usually an olfa knife is enough to clean the cut.
Oh and i dont set the depth of the shoe on my saw, this is important.
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Views: 3,428
Posted By clawfirst

Flex board(what mango man said) , then a veneer...

Flex board(what mango man said) , then a veneer of the finish you require, in your case oak.
02-16-09, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,525
Posted By clawfirst

15' span. 1 colomn. Still not impossible that a...

15' span. 1 colomn. Still not impossible that a home owner or terrible contractor used 2 7'5" railway ties.
02-16-09, 05:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,930
Posted By clawfirst

Cmon chandler dont get defensive. Obviously any...

Cmon chandler dont get defensive. Obviously any one asking a question here wouldnt know the diference. Also, good morning.
I think hes' strapping an existing 8' section of block wall. This is why...
02-16-09, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,156
Posted By clawfirst

ITS A GARAGE. Use some fire rated caulking to...

ITS A GARAGE. Use some fire rated caulking to ensure no exhaust gets into living space and call it a day. After this if you wish to put some crown up im not gonna stop you.
02-16-09, 04:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,961
Posted By clawfirst

Actually drywall increases the sheer strength of...

Actually drywall increases the sheer strength of any wall or floor, just like a sway brace does on a roof. In fact in the building code I use will allow for longer spans in floor joists i fthe...
02-16-09, 04:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,193
Posted By clawfirst

Cause he's old school. As long as you use any...

Cause he's old school. As long as you use any setting type of compund( durabond, sheetrock,lite sand) its fine, and il argue better than paper and drying type( i only use this for skim cause its easy...
02-16-09, 04:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,525
Posted By clawfirst

Steel beam or built up beam are your options....

Steel beam or built up beam are your options. Consult local code book for minimum requirements. I know this doesn't help you much.
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