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  • Posted in thread: Using Tankless water heater for floor heat? on 09-06-2013 at 07:45 AM
    Thanks guys. This confirms what I thought. No way to mix the domestic water and the heating
    system together without cross contamination. I also did a little more digging and found that
    this heater is ...

  • Posted in thread: Using Tankless water heater for floor heat? on 09-05-2013 at 08:56 PM
    I have run into a strange one. Long story short the neighbor has offered to pay me to finish a
    job someone else started and bailed out on. It amounts to finishing out a bathroom and office
    in a rural ...

  • Posted in thread: basement walls waterproofing Q on 08-05-2013 at 11:23 AM
    I would agree that there is water pressure pushing the paint away from the block. maybe you
    need to look further to find your problem. Is there enough slope away from your foundation to
    keep the water...

  • Posted in thread: more power in attached garage on 08-05-2013 at 11:09 AM
    If you are only needing to go 15' to be able to supply the new area, to me it is a no brainer.
    Set a small 100 amp sub in the garage, run plugs to where you need them and be done. By the
    time you buy ...

  • Posted in thread: deck to protect or wait? on 07-28-2013 at 09:46 AM
    I guess I don't understand your hesitation. What do you see as the advantage in waiting as
    opposed to doing it now? After 4 years the wood is as dry as it is going to get.

  • Posted in thread: Keeping Cool on 07-25-2013 at 07:50 AM
    Today the windows are open and the breeze blowing through. After a couple of weeks in the 90's
    with 70% humidity it is wonderful. AND the electric meter is not spinning at a insane

  • Posted in thread: Base molding or wood floors first, which one is right? on 07-25-2013 at 07:45 AM
    If I am doing the floor and the base is not already in place I would put the floor down first.
    That way I can put the floor close enough to the wall that I eliminate the need for quarter
    round in addi...

  • Posted in thread: Fixing stool flange Oooops on 07-24-2013 at 03:54 PM
    Bud, That is exactly what I was thinking of thanks. Villa, I kind of walked into the middle of
    this one and this is what I got handed. I have often used the double wax ring but did not think
    that woul...

  • Posted in thread: Fixing stool flange Oooops on 07-24-2013 at 10:44 AM
    I have a toilet flange issue. The toilet flange is in a poured concrete floor with heater
    tubing in the floor. The flange ended up about 1" low. What is the easiest way to get the
    toilet flange on top...

  • Posted in thread: One Word Game on 07-24-2013 at 07:43 AM

December 14, 2012  •  11:01 PM
In the section of my home that was built in the 1940's as close as I can figure I have termite damaged sill beams. I recently took the beam wich ran parallel to the floor joists on the north end of the house completely out and replaced it, as well as the soft brick foundation. I poured footings and laided block to support the new beam. Every thing seemed solid. As I continued working in the room I found a spot under a leaky replacement window where the termites had found moisture and eaten the wall studs, the window frame and the 6x8 sill. The beam is solid before and after this area. The floor joists are sitting on the brick foundation (they were originally notched into the beam) and the floor is level and solid. Can I get by with filling the 3' long area where the beam is damaged with concrete using the exterior sheeting and a board between the joists in the crawl space a form. This area would be about 6" wide by 8" deep by about 3'long. Or am I better off to try to construct a piece of beam from treated lumber to replace the bad and use joist hangers to support the ends of the floor joists. I would be working in a short crawl space in very tight quarters.