Last Activity:11-04-2007 5:44 PM
Posted in thread: Insulating Closed Walls on 11-04-2007 at 11:21 AM
Insulation can be "blown" into the stud cavities, and does a good job of making your home
warmer/cooler .Simply call (yellow pages) for a insulation company to come out and give you
advice and an esti...
Posted in thread: Insulating Closed Walls on 11-04-2007 at 09:57 AM
I have a house built in 1925 that has NO insulation. The foundation is basically sitting on the
ground which I will fix in the spring.Right now I need to add insulation in the walls. Looks
like the wa...
Posted in thread: Installing Pellet Stove on 11-04-2007 at 09:51 AM
I just picked up a pellet stove for the house to get away with the freestanding gas fireplace
in the kitchen. I plan on keeping the gas stove installed as backup when power fails. I am
going to instal...
Posted in thread: Need input on Jacking up house on 11-01-2007 at 08:06 AM
Hello Ron:I would try to get jacks under the sills (or sleepers), the big beams that the floor
joists are attached to. That lifts the walls an all, the floors go along for the ride. I used
Posted in thread: Need input on Jacking up house on 10-11-2007 at 11:58 PM
Anyone have photos of house jacking? I want to get ideas to where to place the wood beams for
jacking. Looks like it'll be a 6 month process if I am going to raise it 24" and I would need
to live in i...
Posted in thread: Need input on Jacking up house on 10-11-2007 at 11:55 PM
Welcome Ron:The floor joists sizing depends on the span. A 2 X 6 will span up to 8', a 2 X 8
will span up to 12', 2 X 10 up to 15'. Then, you may want to consider the floor trusses which
the supplier ...
Posted in thread: Need input on Jacking up house on 10-10-2007 at 12:36 AM
I am getting ready to lift and level my house up in N. Idaho. I am looking for all kinds of
ideas and tips to how to do this job. The house was built in 1925 and very little pier blocks.