Last Activity:03-03-2014 11:17 AM
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Posted in thread: ideas on jacking up a 2 story house on 02-03-2014 at 08:35 PM
I agree with JoeD. A good engineer will be able to tell you the cause of the settlement, and
the best approach for correcting the situation. If you try to do the job yourself, make sure to
use heavy m...
Posted in thread: Waterproof NON-flexible adhesive on 02-03-2014 at 08:13 PM
Do the J-B Weld fix (or a UK equivalent), and provide a brief written explanation of what you
did and why. Along with a cheque for 100 pounds sterling, in case the repair goes bad and the
new owner ne...
Posted in thread: Converting from OIL to gas, being pushed towards a 95% efficiency and Indirect water on 02-03-2014 at 07:51 PM
I was told by a reputable HVAC guy (when shopping for a new FA unit for a house in NM) that he
wouldn't go with a 95% efficient gas furnace because they consistently had high failure
frequencies, and ...
Posted in thread: Does Sistering Rafters Increase Maximum Span on 01-31-2014 at 03:39 PM
Section Modulus of a 2 x 10 = 21.39 C.I.Section Modulus of a 2 x 8 = 13.14 C.I.Section Modulus
of a 2 x 6 = 7.56 C.I.Since the amount of any member's Section Modulus is a direct measure of
Posted in thread: Is glass enclosure warmer on 01-29-2014 at 11:22 PM
I suggest not going with glass walls. First of all, the heat build-up issues may well make the
room unusable much of the time. Secondly, the glass and sliding glass doors will require
Posted in thread: Hairline cracks on tennis court concrete? on 01-29-2014 at 11:04 PM
A specialty firm that deals with sports event surfaces should be able to help you. If the
cracks are reasonably tight (I suspect they are wider than hair-line, as a human hair is only
0.003" wide, alm...
Posted in thread: Replacing Porch Stairs, Sizing Questions on 01-17-2014 at 01:59 AM
Why not pour concrete steps instead of using wood? Won't cost much more (and possibly even
less), and will certainly last a lot longer. All while requiring zero maintenance.I built a
curved concrete e...
Posted in thread: Issues with Chimney Liner? on 01-17-2014 at 01:48 AM
I will never trust online reviews for any home improvement services. Made that mistake when we
had a new roof installed a few years ago. Picked an outfit with great ratings, only to have
them royally ...
Posted in thread: Concrete Basement Bar on 01-11-2014 at 11:58 PM
I hope you mean just the bar top being concrete, and not everything below it. Pouring just 3 or
4 C.F. of solid concrete will place heavy concentrated loads on your floor slab that it's not
Posted in thread: should mortar shower pan still be sandy on 01-11-2014 at 11:51 PM
For one or more reasons, your pan material did not set properly. If it's sandy and can be
easily scratched, it won't take a very good set to the tile you plan to lay on it. Sounds like
you poured the ...