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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-15-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,548
Posted By GBR
"It is quite a serviceable joint for all general...

"It is quite a serviceable joint for all general purposes, such as shed or garage building where fairly heavy timbers are used.""------------ from post #9. All about liability- use an SE or local...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-15-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By GBR
Using a caulk line to extend a 4' level line to...

Using a caulk line to extend a 4' level line to 20' is very open for error. Just a sixteenth off in the 4' will give almost 4" in elevation difference in the 240' of building-if dropped 1/16"x 5 (4')...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-11-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,050
Posted By GBR
Is there an interior drain? Did you examine...

Is there an interior drain?

Did you examine the wall/slab joint for settling signs?

Did you measure to the floor joists/slab?

Use a laser level, rent one for a 1/2 day... let us know the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-11-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By GBR
Perhaps the sill sealer is missing under the sill...

Perhaps the sill sealer is missing under the sill plate in that location; http://www.greenbuildingadvisor.com/blogs/dept/building-science/pressure-treated-sill-plates-and-building-code

Or the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-11-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By GBR
"We set up a laser and check the height for each...

"We set up a laser and check the height for each stud. So lets start there. Measure up say 2 or 3 feet on the end of each wall. Pull a chaulk line tight and snap a line and all walls. Now check these...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-11-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,548
Posted By GBR
Have someone read my Post #9 to you..... while...

Have someone read my Post #9 to you..... while you are looking at that page, link.

gary
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-09-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 827
Posted By GBR
A string is worthless until you know the...

A string is worthless until you know the attachment points are the same level, check each corner elevation. Laser level, transit level, water level, buy or rent to check corners/mid point at least.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-07-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,548
Posted By GBR
I've seen many joints like this in old buildings,...

I've seen many joints like this in old buildings, never any as you describe, must be a local thing; "Fig. 220.—Lapped Scarf Joint with Bolts for Heavy Timber. is an example of a lapped scarf joint...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 01-07-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By GBR
They appear to be settling/structural cracks in...

They appear to be settling/structural cracks in plaster walls/ceiling, not drywall. I had the exact same ones, lol. I used some Durabond after gouging them out and a water spritzer -30 years ago,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 01-07-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,839
Posted By GBR
Contact a pro, in the meantime;...

Contact a pro, in the meantime; http://www.febreze.com/en-US/odor-removal-tips/home-odors

Gary
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-07-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,548
Posted By GBR
Use a half-lap joint with through bolts and...

Use a half-lap joint with through bolts and washers, all galvanize coated. As high as possible, just getting the rot out. https://www.decks.com/deckbuilding/Deck_Footing_Frost_Depth_Map

Gary
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-07-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By GBR
Just scrape off what you can, add some 6mil poly,...

Just scrape off what you can, add some 6mil poly, add the joists, add some foamboard between the joists, tape all joints air tight including to the joists, add cavity insulation minus the FB...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-07-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,755
Posted By GBR
They should have been back-charged for splitting...

They should have been back-charged for splitting the board, they require replacement. The siding should have been removed and drill through second siding, as said, no excuse. The patch appears to be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 01-05-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By GBR
IMO, use paper tape/setting compound-on first...

IMO, use paper tape/setting compound-on first coat at least, it is stronger against movement from settling;...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 01-05-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By GBR
Should have used 6mil poly sheeting or rigid foam...

Should have used 6mil poly sheeting or rigid foam board is best. Click on the "Data" sheet, notice; "exterior use only- not to be transported in a closed vehicle, etc." I'd make him remove it at no...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-04-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By GBR
This on stairs for the IBC or IRC, one of which...

This on stairs for the IBC or IRC, one of which you are under if in the U.S.; http://www.awc.org/Publications/DCA/DCA6/DCA6-09.pdf

I noticed; windows are different- sizes/location/widths, rough...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-18-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,258
Posted By GBR
So what type of underlayment was there, and did...

So what type of underlayment was there, and did you follow the water trail to the window area? How did you fix the window, did you do a water/hose test?

Gary
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-18-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By GBR
Welcome to the forums! You don't mention...

Welcome to the forums!

You don't mention your location.... if in a heating climate, usually water marks are sign of warm moist interior air condensing on a cold drywall ceiling- the "first...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-16-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,258
Posted By GBR
http://www.harlowbros.co.uk/timber-merchants/sheet...

http://www.harlowbros.co.uk/timber-merchants/sheet-materials/chipboard-osb

Gary
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 12-16-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By GBR
If you mean fiberglass, it is a lousy air...

If you mean fiberglass, it is a lousy air barrier, good for furnace filters though;...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-12-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,258
Posted By GBR
I never heard of that either, Neal;...

I never heard of that either, Neal; http://www.flex-europa.com/products_plasticizer.htm

http://www.cleanitsupply.com/t-r25.aspx#.

Though it sounds like Suzy's problem is moisture saturating the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-11-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,258
Posted By GBR
I agree, Neal, on a concrete basement floor or...

I agree, Neal, on a concrete basement floor or over a crawl space, but not on linoleum or vinyl as above, at least I've never heard of it; pp.20;...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-11-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By GBR
You will want to remove that poly wrapped...

You will want to remove that poly wrapped fiberglass, aka- the diaper, Photo 3; http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/digests/bsd-103-understanding-basements?full_view=1

Gary
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-11-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,258
Posted By GBR
You are correct, Suzy H, it is moisture; Photo 4;...

You are correct, Suzy H, it is moisture; Photo 4; http://www.buildingscience.com/documents/insights/bsi-009-new-light-in-crawlspaces/

Gary
PS. Welcome to the forums!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 12-10-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,915
Posted By GBR
I learned there is a $0.75 fuse inside the oven...

I learned there is a $0.75 fuse inside the oven that after replacing will work for another 5 years.... go figure.

Gary
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