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Last Activity:06-05-2012 10:32 AM
Posted in thread: Replacement windows on 06-16-2012 at 08:25 AM
I have always preferred low e , casement style windows, I find casement provide the best seal.
I also not to use replacement "inserts" , I prefer full flanged windows.But I do realize in
Posted in thread: Sistering floor joists in my hunting cabin to stop floor movement on 06-16-2012 at 08:23 AM
An easier and less expensive fix yet is to glue-and-screw 2 x 4s in the flat orientation to the
bottoms of your floor joists. It's called increasing the moment of inertia (and section
modulus) by addi...
Posted in thread: Rain leaking in window on 06-05-2012 at 10:32 AM
If the window are 20 years old. Replacing them is probably a good thing. Be sure to get a
quality Low E glazing for the glass. If you're going through the hassle of changing the window
spend the extra...
Posted in thread: Sistering floor joists in my hunting cabin to stop floor movement on 06-05-2012 at 10:28 AM
You have already gotten the two best answers. In fact I was going to suggest both of them.
Adding the beams to reduce the span maybe the easiest solution, it most likely will give you
the strongest fl...
Posted in thread: Fireplace Floor Sag on 06-01-2012 at 08:03 AM
Also check to make sure the FP isn't heaving or raising. Look under the floor system to see
where the problem is coming from first.
Posted in thread: Oak floor buckling on 04-24-2012 at 06:03 AM
Partical board never ever should have been used as a subfloor. It will wick up moisture like a
sponge, swell up and turn to oatmeal.Your looking at removing everything down to the slab and
Posted in thread: Moles on 03-24-2012 at 08:33 AM
I have an abundance, if you would like some, I'll be glad to send you some.I second that offer
for some Michigan moles:)
Posted in thread: Mold: Behind baseboard and Under the carpet on 03-24-2012 at 08:31 AM
You need to use a sill pan under the door and make sure the rest of the installation is
correct. You need drip cap on the top of the door also. Don't fix the floor until you fix the
Posted in thread: Should I Run? on 03-24-2012 at 08:26 AM
If that is what you see, just imagine what you don't see...
Posted in thread: Replacing Old Wooden Exterior Door with Steel Door on 03-24-2012 at 08:22 AM
I think trying to replace a new door in an old frame is one of the hardest DIY jobs. Even
experienced builders can find it difficult. I would save my money and invest in a pre-hung with
the sidelight ...