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  • 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
    exhaust. Addin...

  • 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...


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