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Posted in thread: Confused re wiring on 10-18-2008 at 06:20 PM
I have been through the same thing. Most home improvement stores sell a nifty little tester for
checking 3 prong outlets. it can indicate no ground, open ground, hot/common reversal and other
Posted in thread: termite repair questions.... on 10-15-2008 at 04:11 PM
Thanks for the encouragement. I have a good amount of DIY genes in me, but it is always good to
hear from someone who has "walked in my shoes"...Oh ya....What's a Building inspector??? :D I
will get s...
Posted in thread: termite repair questions.... on 10-14-2008 at 11:46 AM
I may have not been clear about how I went about this. I did not "splice" the supporting beam
under the house. I cut the existing beam to the first support post that was solid, and damage
free. The ei...
Posted in thread: termite repair questions.... on 10-13-2008 at 10:30 AM
After wearing out 2 Ice-picks (:D ) testing the beams, and posts, I was able to narrow down the
damage. I have removed, and replaced an 18" section of the main front support beam, tied it to
Posted in thread: termite repair questions.... on 10-09-2008 at 04:39 PM
I have an old house in Northern California. Recently, because of deterioration of the front
porch, my wife and I embarked on the project of tearing down, and rebuilding the porch. This is
not the firs...
Posted in thread: Greetings from Northern Calif. on 10-09-2008 at 02:50 PM
Greetings to all from Northern California. I found this forum while looking for info on doing
some structural repairs on an old house here in Pleasant Hill Ca.A little background. The house
we live in...