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Posted in thread: temporary stairs on 07-24-2012 at 02:19 AM
I forgot to add in that the landing where the stairs will turn is where the backdoor is. So I
will need stairs from the basement to the landing and then turn 90 to another set of stairs to
the main pa...
Posted in thread: Basement Window Replacement on 07-19-2012 at 09:03 PM
The wood around the window is PT. The second, third and fourth sill arent. It's balloon
construction so the floor joists dont have the ability to be hung from anything. The way it
sits there is the 2x...
Posted in thread: Basement Window Replacement on 07-19-2012 at 07:30 AM
Its not a wooden window...thats tar from the driveway. What side lentil would be appropriate
for this application? I looked at all the other windows in the basement and they are all set up
the same wa...
Posted in thread: Basement Window Replacement on 07-18-2012 at 10:05 AM
There is no room to fit a header around the window. Right above the basement window is a window
that has a header that lands on the foundation and is taking all of the structural weight.
Maybe I shoul...
Posted in thread: Basement Window Replacement on 07-18-2012 at 04:57 AM
Guys - I had some foundation work done and the guy left the new foundation 1.5 inches shorter
than the old foundation. I'm attaching a photo of my repair and wondering if its a good repair.
I had to a...
Posted in thread: temporary stairs on 07-16-2012 at 06:59 AM
I know a ladder will get "me" up and down the stairs. I need to get "stuff" up and down the
stairs! Does HD carry pre cut stringers for about 8 steps?
Posted in thread: temporary stairs on 07-15-2012 at 01:56 AM
I'm having some basement work done and the concrete stairs and landing have to be broken up.
Anyone have any ideas for me about building some temporary stairs or purchasing something to
get me by duri...
Posted in thread: Header over basement window on 07-09-2012 at 09:14 PM
Ok so heres another issue I found. I built a header for the main floor windows since I intend
to go up one level on the house. Little did I know that half of the header is sitting right
above the base...
Posted in thread: Securing Sill to Foundation on 07-09-2012 at 05:59 AM
Thanks for all the input on the stud replacement! While replacing the studs I realized the sill
plate is not secured to the foundation! I jacked the house a bit and looked into the block and
Posted in thread: Replacing Exterior Studs on 07-08-2012 at 05:21 AM
Sorry - like I said, I'm new to all of this and maybe didnt explain very well. I'm replacing
several exterior2x4 studs due to rot and insect damage. I used 6d 2.5 inch exterior grade
screws. To hold t...