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  • Posted in thread: Putting cinder block foundation in existing garage on 08-29-2016 at 10:13 PM
    "You can lift 8 ft at a time by just putting studs under each rafter to the floor, 1/4 inch to
    long hammer them into place "-------------------may want them under the lower top plate near
    the rafter s...

  • Posted in thread: How do I replace cabinets with dishwasher? on 08-29-2016 at 10:01 PM
    You may also need to ground the dishwasher/plug... I ran my DW across from the sink (6' away)
    with the standard drain hose under the floor, in the crawlspace to hook it at the garbage
    disposal outlet ...

  • Posted in thread: Structural Crack in Raised Slab on 08-27-2016 at 07:00 PM
    I'm guessing they made the weeps at the bottom, right on the brick ledge in the concrete. As
    you would be digging to that level to paint, add some membrane in front for drainage off the
    brick face, wi...

  • Posted in thread: How do I replace cabinets with dishwasher? on 08-27-2016 at 01:43 PM
    May require a trim board on each side to makeup the difference. Or install a custom made narrow
    cookie sheet unit cabinet in corner. The drain/hot wtr supply usually go through the rear sides
    of the o...

  • Posted in thread: Structural Crack in Raised Slab on 08-27-2016 at 01:33 PM
    You are correct, I hope there are "weep" holes to let moisture out as I don't see any in the
    picture with green algae growing on the mortar joints between bricks. As per diagram drawing,
    the weep hole...

  • Posted in thread: Need Help Guys! Converted Garage Too Hot - Insulation and Other Ideas on 08-26-2016 at 11:13 PM
    I think you need to add the rafter ties back in at Code requirements for spacing and amount of
    nails at that connection. You need them OR change your ridge BOARD to a structural ridge BEAM;
    https://bo...

  • Posted in thread: Crawl Space moisture problem on 08-26-2016 at 11:03 PM
    ------Welcome to the forums!---------- You are correct; local problem, the solution; energy;
    for radon before closing it up; https://www.epa.gov/radon/epa-map-radon-zonesAnother local
    paper from P...

  • Posted in thread: Structural Crack in Raised Slab on 08-26-2016 at 10:31 PM
    --Welcome to the forums!------First I thought is was a shrinkage crack until you showed the
    brick cracked also... appears to be a "settlement" crack, especially if the crack extends
    vertically as show...

  • Posted in thread: Vapor Barrier Issue on 08-22-2016 at 11:48 AM
    --------Welcome to the forums!----------------- Don't shoot the messenger...; vinyl wallpaper
    or big mirrors (without air gap) on the exterior walls if you run an AC at all; are in Zone 5;
    5 allo...

  • Posted in thread: Egress Window Bracing -- Understand drawing on 08-20-2016 at 11:29 AM
    Your code is lacking the height to the egress opening; with your local AHJ for more info.
    Some jurisdictions are aware of this problem- and others; built-in furniture added, window
    swing interfering...

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