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Posted in thread: Use epoxy on sill plate? on 11-07-2010 at 10:32 AM
I used abatron liquid wood, and wood epox and it seems to have worked fine. Supposed to have
compressive strength of 5500 psi. I also sprayed borate in there after scraping out the rot,
and allowed it...
Posted in thread: Use epoxy on sill plate? on 10-29-2010 at 04:50 PM
The picture does not show how bad it is, only the back 1/3 of the sill is in contact with the
foundation for this 16" section, just enough for the floor joist not to sink. I scraped a lot
of rotted wo...
Posted in thread: Use epoxy on sill plate? on 10-29-2010 at 03:42 PM
I found a small section of sill plate where the bottom is rotted. Can I fill this with epoxy
wood filler? Will epoxy take the weight?You can't see from the picture but the section is about
16" long an...
Posted in thread: Subfloor not flush with rim joist on 09-09-2010 at 09:04 AM
The spider nests were underneath all along the sill plate.Is it going to cause a problem
attaching a deck ledger to the rim joist? because it looks like the bottom plate of the wall is
not nailed thro...
Posted in thread: Subfloor not flush with rim joist on 08-31-2010 at 10:58 AM
I have removed my old deck and opened the bottom of the wall because of some water damage to
the rim joist. House is 25 years old.I noticed the subfloor does not go all way the under the
sole plate of...
Posted in thread: Replacing sillcock on 08-31-2010 at 09:38 AM
I found a new sillcock by the same brand (woodford) and the threads looked the same. The
problem is the new one is 3/4" shorter than the old one. I thought there might be enough play
for it to work bu...
Posted in thread: Replacing sillcock on 08-26-2010 at 11:57 AM
How would I replace this frost-free sillcock with a new one? Should it be soldered?The pipe on
the left of this pic is the sillcock.
Posted in thread: checking in on 08-23-2010 at 10:25 PM
Hello!I bought my first house a while ago and I've been trying to get a grip on this house
stuff, lawn care and all the other hassles of suburban life. My house had a lot more problems
than I anticipa...