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    ABOUT ME

  • Contractor and home restorationist for past 25 years
  • Work on vehicles. Camping and former SCUBA instructor
  • Contractor
  • Bob
  • Male
  • Whole house rehab project.
    Jacking a two story house which had a faulty beam modification installed and is now sagging more than 2.5 inches.
  • Omaha
  • NE

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  • Posted in thread: Leaky chimney on 04-13-2013 at 04:43 AM
    Water getting into the fire box might be coming right down the middle of the clay liner since
    you say it is when heavy and wind driven rains happen mostly. Might consider putting a spark
    arrester cap ...

  • Posted in thread: Insulating 2 1/2 story attic room--with Dormers? on 04-13-2013 at 04:01 AM
    Jerry,1. All of the slate appearing steel roofing manufacturers today make a ridge vent system
    for their ridge caps courses. whether yours had one installed is something you would have to
    investigate ...

  • Posted in thread: Stain under windows. on 04-13-2013 at 02:47 AM
    the mortar below the concrete sill is damaged and loose. But, we have seal all the window frame
    and no water will go in between the sill and fram. You mean the sill has to change. It isn't a
    problem w...

  • Posted in thread: Stain under windows. on 04-09-2013 at 11:19 PM
    The fact that efflorescence appearing requires copious amounts of water pass from behind the
    mortar and weep through that mortar outward, would give creedance to what the new contractors
    are saying. T...

  • Posted in thread: Insulating 2 1/2 story attic room--with Dormers? on 04-09-2013 at 10:09 PM
    Several things which you need to consider regarding this insulation project. 1. Proper roof
    ventilation so as to not prematurely destroy the exterior roofing materials2. Existing access
    to the rafter ...

  • Posted in thread: Non-standard spacing in between floor joists? on 04-09-2013 at 09:19 PM
    What do you mean by "lose 3/4" to make your layout work for sheeting"? Allow for 3/4"
    thickness in my plans? If this is the case, since I am essentially building a 10x12 platform, a
    thicker or thinne...

  • Posted in thread: Help with failing ceiling texture on 04-09-2013 at 07:48 PM
    Thanks Mighty. This is my repo project which hasn't gone so well. Going to lose money when I
    sell it, but still want to fix it up right for the person who buys it. The crawl space had
    quite a bit wate...

  • Posted in thread: Help with failing ceiling texture on 04-06-2013 at 09:03 PM
    Exact same happened with a customer of mine. Their problem began from moisture entering from
    exterior walls under flashing.... assure the same doesn't exist in this situation.Steps taken
    were as follo...

  • Posted in thread: Sagging 2nd Story Floor After Main Floor Load-Bearing Wall Altered Below on 01-30-2012 at 08:22 AM
    nealtw: You are correct regarding "beam" being to small and needing replaced, however the
    proper pre demo jacking & support of the joists is equally as important to assuring the beam is
    replacing the ...

  • Posted in thread: Sagging 2nd Story Floor After Main Floor Load-Bearing Wall Altered Below on 01-27-2012 at 06:38 PM
    Ever111, I am saying that both sides of the beam location would have to have been equally
    supported assuming that there was no preexisting deflection of the story above and it were
    level, bracing thos...

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