Last Activity:06-23-2012 4:18 AM
Posted in thread: Textured ceiling cracks? on 06-22-2012 at 12:41 PM
Aureli, I was unfamiliar with the name 'Calcimine', so looked it up. As far as a description
goes, it is a chalk, glue, and water coating that was used to paint over plaster. It says that
it is indeed...
Posted in thread: Textured ceiling cracks? on 04-12-2012 at 12:59 AM
hartzog86- I have to say that that is one of the strangest set of occurrences I've heard yet. I
wonder what the probabilities are on your string of conditions and failures would be? I used to
work on ...
Posted in thread: Ok to cut a stud in outside wall on 04-10-2012 at 01:52 PM
As suggested by 'neal' and 'ma', the stud is at that particular location for a reason. You may
well have a rafter sitting right above that stud, and if the stud was cut out, the weight of
the roof str...
Posted in thread: Textured ceiling cracks? on 04-10-2012 at 01:41 PM
Check as JPLSTER (is that Jet Propulsion Lab?) and joecaption suggest. It would take a
significant amount of condensation in order to cause the damage that's seen in your photo. The
question that foll...
Posted in thread: A question of foundation on 06-06-2009 at 10:29 PM
trnt- I am a licensed General Contractor in California. I'm wondering about some of the things
you've listed. #1) you say the beams are cantilevered. You mean extended out over the
foundation wall bel...
Posted in thread: 60 Year Old Home, no Soffits - how do I ventilate?? on 06-06-2009 at 03:01 PM
dfielding, A rule of thumb for attic ventilation is 1/150 of the square footage of the attic.
Assuming a 2000 sf attic, then you would need 13.4 sf of ventilation total- both intake and
Posted in thread: Water Dripping from the Basement Ceiling on 06-05-2009 at 07:16 PM
Those blue plastic pipes look like PEX water lines. What is directly above the pipes? A
bathroom or kitchen nearby. You could have a leaking connection to a fixture somewhere above
the basement that i...
Posted in thread: turneyreed on 06-05-2009 at 07:08 PM
Friends, I am a General Contractor in California with 30 years experience in home remodeling
and construction. My logo is " We don't do normal". If I can be of any help to anyone, I'll be
happy to try...