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  • Posted in thread: Repair stilt home post. on 01-15-2014 at 10:40 PM
    "It is quite a serviceable joint for all general purposes, such as shed or garage building
    where fairly heavy timbers are used.""------------ from post #9. All about liability- use an SE
    or local AHJ....

  • Posted in thread: Leveling webbed/engineered floor trusses on 01-15-2014 at 10:34 PM
    Using a caulk line to extend a 4' level line to 20' is very open for error. Just a sixteenth
    off in the 4' will give almost 4" in elevation difference in the 240' of building-if dropped
    1/16"x 5 (4') ...

  • Posted in thread: Finished basement not level. on 01-12-2014 at 12:00 AM
    Is there an interior drain?Did you examine the wall/slab joint for settling signs?Did you
    measure to the floor joists/slab? Use a laser level, rent one for a 1/2 day... let us know the

  • Posted in thread: Frost on top of foundation on 01-11-2014 at 11:55 PM
    Perhaps the sill sealer is missing under the sill plate in that location; the vapor barrier
    is leaking a little; a good read, if nothing else; read the bottom (last) paragraph about

  • Posted in thread: Leveling webbed/engineered floor trusses on 01-11-2014 at 11:35 PM
    "We set up a laser and check the height for each stud. So lets start there. Measure up say 2 or
    3 feet on the end of each wall. Pull a chaulk line tight and snap a line and all walls. Now
    check these ...

  • Posted in thread: Repair stilt home post. on 01-11-2014 at 11:26 PM
    Your link shows joints for beams and joists the sample 219 has straps around it to protect
    against stress that would split the beam on the cut line. I can't find anything on joining
    posts and an engin...

  • Posted in thread: Leveling webbed/engineered floor trusses on 01-09-2014 at 04:08 PM
    A string is worthless until you know the attachment points are the same level, check each
    corner elevation. Laser level, transit level, water level, buy or rent to check corners/mid
    point at least.If ...

  • Posted in thread: Repair stilt home post. on 01-07-2014 at 10:40 PM
    I've seen many joints like this in old buildings, never any as you describe, must be a local
    thing; "Fig. 220.—Lapped Scarf Joint with Bolts for Heavy Timber. is an example of a
    lapped scarf joi...

  • Posted in thread: Cracks in sheet rock repair before painting on 01-07-2014 at 09:58 PM
    They appear to be settling/structural cracks in plaster walls/ceiling, not drywall. I had the
    exact same ones, lol. I used some Durabond after gouging them out and a water spritzer -30
    years ago, stil...

  • Posted in thread: Complete Basement Disaster on 01-07-2014 at 07:45 PM
    Contact a pro, in the meantime;


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