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  • Posted in thread: What is balloon framing? on 05-28-2008 at 02:30 PM
    Hi all,I'm an Aussie and I reckon I am doing fairly well understanding you guys, but I only
    have a vague idea of what you are talking about when you mention "Balloon Framing". What is it
    exactly and w...

  • Posted in thread: Steps creak loud on 05-28-2008 at 02:18 PM
    Marif,Carpet or no carpet, any work to stop squeaking has to be from underneath. sketch shows
    a closed string stair, and yours is probably a cut string, but the principle is the same.If you
    have an o...

  • Posted in thread: outdoor/deck staircase code? on 08-11-2007 at 11:23 AM
    Stairs are worked out using ratios, the ratio of the height to the go, otherwisa known as the
    slope. Change one thing, you should change the other to get a comfortable and safe stair. 45deg
    is way to ...

  • Posted in thread: Anyone who has used a Contractor... I need your help on 08-09-2007 at 01:46 PM
    Hey Will,Are you going to be exploring the other side of the question too?There are some of us
    contractors out here that have less than pleasant experiences with remodeling owners too.Some
    owners, lik...

  • Posted in thread: Help!! damaged door jamb on 08-09-2007 at 01:31 PM
    Jay,If you have not already fixed your problem with longer screws.I fixed one a short while ago
    using small plastic wall plugs in the old screw holes. I used the white ones in the photo, and
    didn't ev...

  • Posted in thread: Asbestos siding on 08-09-2007 at 01:09 PM
    Kozmoy,Covering it up with the new siding is always the cheapest and safest way to do it.If you
    do cover it up you can do all the work yourself.If you remove it you may have to get a
    professional in t...

  • Posted in thread: Painting Laminate Countertops on 07-18-2007 at 04:06 PM
    I'd go along with Darryl on this.I have just done up my kitchen, but for the wearing surfaces I
    replaced the old counter tops with new. (new stove layout etc.)However I painted the laminate
    doors and ...

  • Posted in thread: "Fox Wedges" or Folding Wedges. Wedges in Pairs. on 07-17-2007 at 04:55 PM
    Hi all,I just signed up to this forum so here is a bit about myself.I am a retired Aussie
    builder, so if I happen to use the wrong or different terminology to you guys let me know.Being
    a bit of an ol...


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