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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-28-2008, 02:30 PM
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Views: 1,758
Posted By billbeee
What is balloon framing?

Hi all,
I'm an Aussie and I reckon I am doing fairly well understanding you guys, but I only have a vague idea of what you are talking about when you mention "Balloon Framing". What is it exactly...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-28-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,383
Posted By billbeee
Marif, Carpet or no carpet, any work to stop...

Marif,
Carpet or no carpet, any work to stop squeaking has to be from underneath.
http://www.builderbill-diy-help.com/image-files/st-wedges.gif
The sketch shows a closed string stair, and yours is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-11-2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,193
Posted By billbeee
Stairs are worked out using ratios, the ratio of...

Stairs are worked out using ratios, the ratio of the height to the go, otherwisa known as the slope. Change one thing, you should change the other to get a comfortable and safe stair.
45deg is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-09-2007, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,011
Posted By billbeee
Hey Will, Are you going to be exploring the...

Hey Will,
Are you going to be exploring the other side of the question too?
There are some of us contractors out here that have less than pleasant experiences with remodeling owners too.
Some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 08-09-2007, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,403
Posted By billbeee
Jay, If you have not already fixed your problem...

Jay,
If you have not already fixed your problem with longer screws.

I fixed one a short while ago using small plastic wall plugs in the old screw holes. I used the white ones in the photo, and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-09-2007, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,658
Posted By billbeee
Kozmoy, Covering it up with the new siding is...

Kozmoy,
Covering it up with the new siding is always the cheapest and safest way to do it.
If you do cover it up you can do all the work yourself.

If you remove it you may have to get a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-18-2007, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,477
Posted By billbeee
I'd go along with Darryl on this. I have just...

I'd go along with Darryl on this.
I have just done up my kitchen, but for the wearing surfaces I replaced the old counter tops with new. (new stove layout etc.)

However I painted the laminate...
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