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  • Posted in thread: My flooring dilemma, what would you do? on 08-23-2014 at 06:58 AM
    I just finished putting down 330 SF of laminate in our kitchen. I had gone through the same
    thinking process as you are and ended up buying the SwiftLock laminate for less than $500.The
    one question I...

  • Posted in thread: HillyBilly special lean to lea to temp wall on 04-23-2014 at 07:34 AM
    Kevin,I just read through your thread and I am one that likes to save an old house when
    possible. Neal and the others have given some good advice. BUT the best advice was to get a
    framer to come in an...

  • Posted in thread: Remove Attic Vent? on 02-23-2014 at 08:14 AM
    I have no idea how you would remove this vent form INSIDE the attic?It is nailed to the OUTSIDE
    of the sheathing and must be removed from the outside after the siding is removed.You're doing
    it the ri...

  • Posted in thread: Tearing up ground level deck to deal with drainage issues at rear of house on 06-27-2013 at 01:58 PM
    Duradeck recommends slightly less than that at 2" in 10 feet but yes, a slope is required.Dave

  • Posted in thread: Tearing up ground level deck to deal with drainage issues at rear of house on 06-27-2013 at 01:26 PM
    You've got some good info here but one thing that wasn't mentioned, except by you, was to
    change the deck type to a sold surface.You mentioned putting plastic down under the deck but as
    you correctly ...

  • Posted in thread: Drill Bit Problem Driving Me Crazy 😳 on 06-07-2013 at 06:20 AM
    You mentioned that the "drill bits do not seat properly" Not sure what you mean but if you are
    pushing the drill bit all the way into the chuck until it hits bottom, this could be your
    problem. Do not...

  • Posted in thread: deck post (gate) and paint/stain? on 06-07-2013 at 06:15 AM
    Neal is correct about bolting the 4x4 post to the deck framing. You'll need to cut a hole
    through the deck flooring in line with the inside of the framing.Actually, I offset the post by
    3/4" so that i...

  • Posted in thread: Crown molding on 12-19-2012 at 06:21 PM
    I've done a lot of crown and I always cope my inside corners. This way you never have to worry
    about the angle.Outside corners, yes, you do have to adjust for the angle if necessary.Another
    option tha...

  • Posted in thread: Jackinig Up Sagging Joists on 12-19-2012 at 06:15 PM
    In all basement support work I've done, I use 4" steel, concrete filled columns for the final
    posts. (from my local lumber yard) Cut them to the final length after you get the beam to the
    level you wa...

  • Posted in thread: Remodeling Attic Space on 10-16-2012 at 10:17 AM
    Neil's points are correct. I always build my knee walls on the flat floor, then stand them up
    and secure to the rafters. I guess you could build it in place and secure to the sides of the
    new 2x8 raft...