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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 11-29-2009, 11:08 AM
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Posted By 1989gta
I've tried driving the screws on the top hinge...

I've tried driving the screws on the top hinge further into the jamb. - no change
I pounded shims into the upper left hand corner shifting the jamb header it helped but was not enough.
As a last...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 11-28-2009, 11:29 PM
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Views: 5,305
Posted By 1989gta
one thing that worked great for me was a sach kit...

one thing that worked great for me was a sach kit the framing was in good shape so i ordered the track and double hung windows (sach kit) 30 min install. I'm sure they make the same for basement...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 11-28-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,080
Posted By 1989gta
interior door problem

i'm hanging a pre hung door after finishing and hanging the door, it sags creating a large gap at the top but the jamb is still plumb what gives?

The steps i took are as follows:

1. Placed the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-22-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,237
Posted By 1989gta
good to know tomorrow i'll contact some lumber...

good to know tomorrow i'll contact some lumber yards to see if i can get some beam pricing and specs.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-21-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,237
Posted By 1989gta
thanks for the advise I went into the attic...

thanks for the advise
I went into the attic today and the roof rafters come to a V right above that wall. The rafters overlap and sit right on the top plate of that wall. Looks like i'm going to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-19-2008, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,237
Posted By 1989gta
after discussing our options with the wife were...

after discussing our options with the wife were going to go with a laminated beam and wrap it in Brazilian cherry to match the wood floor border.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-18-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,237
Posted By 1989gta
i'm less concerned about the product and more...

i'm less concerned about the product and more concerned with the amount of headroom i'm sacrificing is there something that would allow me 10 or even 8 inches of space from the ceiling? I plan on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-18-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,237
Posted By 1989gta
glen thanks for the response. for the...

glen thanks for the response.

for the laminated beam would the dimensions be the same as using two 2x12's nailed together. I'm looking for something that would give me the most over head room.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-18-2008, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,817
Posted By 1989gta
sweet video thanks for sharing

sweet video thanks for sharing
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-18-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,830
Posted By 1989gta
i guess when i think of Kentucky i don't...

i guess when i think of Kentucky i don't associate it with cold temps but looking at your current temp that makes sense.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-18-2008, 08:54 AM
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Views: 8,237
Posted By 1989gta
here are photo's from the other side ...

here are photo's from the other side

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_jomZCqcfK-k/SUpx2VRBeXI/AAAAAAAABBM/i-G5d7PQXDk/s640/P1030224.JPG

i would also like to remove the structure above the stairs
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-18-2008, 08:45 AM
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Views: 8,237
Posted By 1989gta
photos of the post ...

photos of the post
http://lh6.ggpht.com/_jomZCqcfK-k/SUnOlLDsqmI/AAAAAAAABAw/d4ViBJ_Uf-c/s640/P1030215.JPG
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_jomZCqcfK-k/SUnOlmkfU-I/AAAAAAAABA4/ZdKtHGJM_PM/s640/P1030216.JPG...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-18-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,237
Posted By 1989gta
Opening a wall

My wife asked me to open a wall that separates our kitchen from our living room, this also includes an opening to the stairwell.The opening is 11.5 ft long. This wall is perpendicular to the roof...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-18-2008, 08:15 AM
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Views: 2,798
Posted By 1989gta
Also could you post some photo's

Also could you post some photo's
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-18-2008, 08:10 AM
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Views: 4,672
Posted By 1989gta
i purchased a house from my wife's relative that...

i purchased a house from my wife's relative that had some creative ideas for home improvement I would defiantly get a professional inspector and make your decision after discussing what he/she finds....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-18-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,830
Posted By 1989gta
I'm really curious as to why someone would lower...

I'm really curious as to why someone would lower a ceiling is there some form of damage they were trying to hide and decided lowering the ceiling is cheaper?

Or is there stuff hiding in that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-17-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,003
Posted By 1989gta
opening a wall

looking for some advice on opening up this wall. The opening is 11.5 ft long the wall appears to be load bearing there is metal beam directly below this wall. How do i choose a beam to use as a...
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