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Posted in thread: Cracks in header on 06-14-2010 at 11:18 AM
Was the lumber really dry? It's surprising to me that a 2x12 would have cracked that way. Was
this Southern Yellow Pine, or?A pic my be helpful, but barring that if it looks as if the
cracks are going...
Posted in thread: Cracks in header on 06-14-2010 at 09:56 AM
Minor checks and cracks are common in framing lumber. Can you post a pic?How is the header
nailed off to the king studs?Do you have two jack studs on each end or only one?
Posted in thread: Stone tile removal on 06-20-2008 at 08:07 PM
Smack the tiles you want to removed until they fragment into pieces. Then remove the chunks
carefully with a hammer & chisel. If you get to them within the first 24 hours, you can often
pry them out b...
Posted in thread: drywall question on 06-20-2008 at 07:20 AM
DensGuard is basically the same thing, I believe. I'm not sure of the differences between the
two but they serve the same purpose.We use cement board in steam showers, but that's about it.
The Dens ma...
Posted in thread: Driveway slopes down into basement garage on 06-18-2008 at 10:17 PM
I'd want to know where the drains at the base of the driveway go. If into sump pit, that pump
will need regular maintenance and replacement probably every 4-6 years. I'd also want a backup
in the case...
Posted in thread: Reinforcing subfloor in 1970s house on 06-18-2008 at 10:07 PM
I agree. It won't be fun, but adding joists from underneath is the only thing that will prevent
deflection in this floor.2x6, 16" o.c.
Posted in thread: tar paper? plastic? on 06-18-2008 at 09:55 PM
Are you tiling the floor or going back with linoleum.If you are tiling the floor, you'll have a
better transition to the hall if you remove the hardwood flooring to the subfloor, then install
a 1/2" b...
Posted in thread: starting a basement project on 06-18-2008 at 09:52 PM
You must be careful when laying tile directly to concrete.If there are any cracks or control
joints in the area you are tiling, you'll need to use an isolation membrane--which prevents
those cracks fr...
Posted in thread: Backer board adhesion? on 06-18-2008 at 09:47 PM
Thinset is fine, but screw it as well. Use tap cons which usually come with the proper size
masonry bit. Set the board in place and then drill your pilot holes through the board and into
the masonry. ...
Posted in thread: why are cabinets so expensive on 06-18-2008 at 09:41 PM
The better known brands for stock cabinets will be of best quality: Kraftmaid, Aristokraft,
etc. They will also offer the most options for species, finishes and accessories.$10,000 for
cabinets and co...