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  • Home repair, bicycling, kayaking
  • Dan G
  • San Diego


  • Posted in thread: What can the building inspector bust me on? on 10-04-2015 at 08:51 PM
    We did a flip house and the window changes caused a cascade of permit disaster. This was a
    1960's tract home but some smart *** had created a design review requirement if you change the
    windows. The p...

  • Posted in thread: Funny Pictures and stories.... on 10-01-2015 at 10:25 AM
    Here is a car show sweetie ..... Think of it this way, if you spin out into the river, at least
    you can float.

  • Posted in thread: Dumb girl with wet (finished) basement. on 09-30-2015 at 07:55 PM
    Welcome to the site and there are no dumb questions here ... we have all made too many dumb
    mistakes to pass judgement. :DTwo options. (1) Interior drain system requiring a trench
    (essentially a frenc...

  • Posted in thread: dang paint on 09-27-2015 at 09:53 AM
    Start over. Remove all paint by scraping, sanding. Rub down with green scrubby pad and ACETONE.
    Much more effective at removing contaminants. Prime with Rustoleum metal primer ... be sure to
    let it fu...

  • Posted in thread: Deteriorating bedroom deck on 09-25-2015 at 09:03 PM
    Architectural enhancements are a plus for resale. This balcony can be refurbished for a
    reasonable price ... and you will recover the cost in the future. The alternative is to strip
    the building of it...

  • Posted in thread: Funny Pictures and stories.... on 09-22-2015 at 08:29 PM
    Think you could build this?????

  • Posted in thread: Kitchen Remodel on 09-22-2015 at 12:00 PM
    AD SPAM .... you are in the wrong place, dude

  • Posted in thread: Understanding Vent Plumbing on 09-21-2015 at 07:01 PM
    Here is a good diagram of your situation (from the other side) .... you made a good try at it,
    BTW. Notice the main vent stack is in the middle, not the side. However, it can be relocated.
    Notice the ...

  • Posted in thread: my cabin is on leaning cement columns :/ on 09-21-2015 at 03:09 PM
    Sorry but I think you need a structural engineer to review this project. The hazard of working
    under there without adequate shoring is bad enough. My first choice is sonotubes buried way
    below frost l...

  • Posted in thread: Sidewalk question on 09-20-2015 at 07:42 PM
    The block (we call them "adobes") method is preferred. Frequently, the rebar is lifted during
    the pour but this is a sketchy technique .... you usually see this with wire mesh, not rebar.

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