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  • Remodeling a 100-year-old house - replacing plaster w/sheetrock, putting in bamboo floors, oak trim & built-ins.
    Just finished a massive set of bookshelves on one wall; now starting on the other wall.
  • Seattle
  • WA


  • Posted in thread: Furnace drain corrosion - VERY strange on 04-27-2015 at 03:25 PM
    Photo linkThe white speckles on the outside of the pipe are wall texturing overspray, and you
    can see rust stains from the dripping water. At the edges of the break there are places with
    little flaps ...

  • Posted in thread: Furnace drain corrosion - VERY strange on 04-25-2015 at 08:47 PM
    My 10-year-old gas furnace has a small drain pipe to carry away condensation, which I plumbed
    into the house system using an arrangement whereby the drain drips into an open trap. On
    average the furna...

  • Posted in thread: How to warp a door to fit a warped frame on 02-20-2012 at 12:53 PM
    After remodeling my basement I noticed that the hinge side of a new bathroom doorway (built by
    me) is almost 3/4" out of alignment at the bottom. I must have kicked it or something before
    attaching it...

  • Posted in thread: house lifiting on 02-20-2012 at 12:33 PM
    I lifted my house about 8 years ago -- hired professional lifters and then did most of the
    inside work on the new rooms myself. They used an air jack system to do the actual lift, and
    used 8x8's for c...

  • Posted in thread: Cinder block house-need some help on 02-20-2012 at 12:27 PM
    This is just a general question. I always thought a bearing wall bore a load above it, for
    example a wall on a lower floor that has an upper floor wall on top of it or crossing it. How
    can a wall unde...

  • Posted in thread: Lifting my house on 10-02-2011 at 01:20 AM
    Russell -- In my house the joists originally rested on 8x8 horizontal timbers spaced about 8 ft
    apart. So if I were lifting my own house myself (which I definitely would NOT recommend doing
    except as ...

  • Posted in thread: Lifting my house on 09-27-2011 at 12:39 AM
    But others contemplating a house lift might benefit from my photos. We had our 100-year-old
    house lifted 3 ft about 8 years ago to convert a crummy low-ceiling basement to nice clean open
    living space...


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