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  • Posted in thread: 2 Bathtubs in 2 years on 02-12-2016 at 08:58 AM
    How thick is the subfloor? Reason I ask is lot's of older homes used just 1/2" which is not

  • Posted in thread: New Window Sticks Out Too Far? on 02-12-2016 at 08:54 AM
    #1, Trim should never be installed over the siding!House wrap should have been installed before
    the window went in.Window should have been over the flange not under it.You need a piece of Z
    molding ov...

  • Posted in thread: Flooring advise on 12-21-2015 at 08:21 AM
    You've gone this far, now's the time to do it right.Removing all that odd ball subflooring
    would be a lot of work but would make it much easier in the long run to have a flat, level,
    solid subfloor to...

  • Posted in thread: Ryobi TC-200 on 12-20-2015 at 07:52 AM
    Unless this in a home being built with unfinished floors I set the wet saw up outside so there
    is no mess inside.

  • Posted in thread: Framing a wide opening on 12-18-2015 at 08:49 AM
    Why do you even need that 2 X 4 laying flat?Only need a 2 X 6 header. (two 2 X 6's and a piece
    of 1/2 sheathing between them.)Not going to need cripples for that short a distance on a
    nonload bearing ...

  • Posted in thread: Replacing rotted sill plate in non-load bearing closet wall on 12-16-2015 at 04:13 PM
    No way would I be just removing only 12" of drywall!Need to be removing 24" for several
    reasons.That would give you enough room to see how bad the rot is.Give you enough room to
    attach the needed mini...

  • Posted in thread: Deck support suggest on 12-15-2015 at 05:18 PM
    No clue why but this poster has been on at least two other DIY sites.One no pictures, next one
    he posted pictures.This one he did not post any of the picture of the deck he's already built
    that he now...

  • Posted in thread: Tongue and Groove Ceiling Help on 12-14-2015 at 08:59 PM
    One person on each end to hold it up, one with the nail gun and tapping block working toward
    the other person.A simple piece of 2 X 4 will work.A step ladder on one end for the one just
    holding it up ...

  • Posted in thread: double key deadbolt lock stuck on 12-14-2015 at 08:44 PM
    So did you get it out?Should have been replaced years ago.What's going to happen in a fire when
    when someone tries to go out that door, look for the key?

  • Posted in thread: Tongue and Groove Ceiling Help on 12-14-2015 at 05:00 PM
    I use a narrow crown staple gun for this one.Far more holding power then a finish nail.