Last Activity:05-02-2006 4:39 PM
Posted in thread: kitchen counter top on 04-12-2006 at 12:50 PM
I thought this an easy (somewhat) job. Mind you our Kitchen counter is square and true and I
needed to raise it an inch after putting in the new pine floor anyway. New 3/4 plywood. Cement
Posted in thread: Microlams or what? on 04-12-2006 at 10:56 AM
Already checked. The angled braces are farther out to the sides and not in the area for the
arch.The real challenge is going to be leveling the original floor to match the additions so
that I can lay ...
Posted in thread: Microlams or what? on 04-12-2006 at 02:00 AM
Duh, Guess the beam is already there Huh? And since the window shows no adverse
Posted in thread: Wood paneling on 04-09-2006 at 02:39 PM
Bought a Place for a rental which was owned by a two pack a day smoker for years. The panelling
was actually tacky from tar. After a thorough cleaning two coats of white pigmented shellac
(Bin or Kilz...
Posted in thread: Microlams or what? on 04-09-2006 at 02:19 PM
Same house different problem. Looking to put a 4.5 foot wide doorway/archway between two rooms.
Problem is its a post and beam home and this was the original outside wall. Do not have to
remove any of...
Posted in thread: Ceiling span 3 foot on center on 04-09-2006 at 01:54 PM
Yup, mortised w/ pegs and no roof beam. Glad to hear someone else has been through this
before.Hadn't thought about the eves insulation. Heck, I'm still vacuming up the cellulose I
Posted in thread: Ceiling span 3 foot on center on 04-09-2006 at 05:54 AM
Thanks all. Yes this is a post and beam home. And Inspector I know hust what your talking about
(regarding damage done by other people). On the first story I've torn out the interior walls.
There are ...
Posted in thread: Ceiling span 3 foot on center on 04-08-2006 at 10:24 AM
Oh yeah. And calling these timbers 4X4's is being generous. This stuff had to be the culls left
around. At some points there more like 3.5 X 2's, some still have the bark attached in spots.
Posted in thread: Ceiling span 3 foot on center on 04-08-2006 at 10:22 AM
Correct, the joists are basically collar ties/rafter ties and they are nailed to the SIDES of
the rafters (w/ what looks like a few 10 penny nails) at least four feet up from the kneewall
and have no ...
Posted in thread: Ceiling span 3 foot on center on 04-08-2006 at 04:19 AM
Thanks for your quick reply. Kind of confirms what I suspected.