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  • Posted in thread: Supporting Garage Rafters on 07-09-2014 at 02:00 PM
    Neal, Just to clarify, the dividing wall between the two properties was built when the garage
    was. The second dividing wall between the neighbor's two units was built later.Bud,The garage
    now has less...

  • Posted in thread: Supporting Garage Rafters on 07-09-2014 at 11:56 AM
    Bud,Thanks for the great write up and assessment of the situation. Yes, the garage was built
    with frugality in mind, as some of the joists and other wood has concrete on it from being used
    as forms. A...

  • Posted in thread: Supporting Garage Rafters on 07-09-2014 at 01:13 AM
    I have an garage built postwar in the late 1940s that I share with the neighbor since it sits
    on the property line. There is a 2x4 framed stud wall that acts as the dividing wall for the
    two propertie...

  • Posted in thread: Driveway Drainage Before Garage on 06-19-2014 at 12:46 AM
    @ OldDog,Yes, there is a gutter that runs along the eve and drains on the sides. Now that you
    mention it, the gutter has a screen on it that keeps out the leaves and seeds from the trees in
    back. I wo...

  • Posted in thread: Driveway Drainage Before Garage on 06-18-2014 at 12:30 AM
    Not sure where to put this, but since it deals with concrete and asphalt, this might be the
    best place.My neighbor and I share a garage that straddles the property line. It's because her
    house was the...

  • Posted in thread: Samples of Drawings to Submit to Zoning? on 05-27-2014 at 09:17 AM
    Thanks, Neal. That's kind of what I was wondering, just how much info and detail do they
    usually want. I'm wary of either giving them too much info and having them get confused, or not
    enough and havi...

  • Posted in thread: Samples of Drawings to Submit to Zoning? on 05-26-2014 at 01:30 AM
    As I'm taking the rebuilding of my porch stairs to the next step (no pun intended), I'm trying
    to find sample images of what the drawings I submit to the code/zoning people to get approval
    should look...

  • Posted in thread: Bluish-gray Ring in Toilet Bowl on 03-10-2014 at 11:43 AM
    This is an update to one of my posts from a couple of years ago.....I've been using bleach to
    whiten the porcelain sink bowls in my kitchen after scrubbing them well with a brush and dish
    soap. The bl...

  • Posted in thread: Replacing Old Fluorescent Light Ballasts with New Ballasts on 02-14-2014 at 08:20 PM
    Thanks, kok, I already bought the ballasts a while ago, so I'm stuck with them. The old light
    fixtures are fine, and anything new would require redoing the mounting. I am planning to buy
    another new p...

  • Posted in thread: Replacing Old Fluorescent Light Ballasts with New Ballasts on 02-14-2014 at 07:55 PM
    Thanks, Neal....yah, there might be some PCBs involved, will need to check the other two sets
    too, though they work.And thank you Joe, as well. With stuff like this I don't like to play
    trial and erro...

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