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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat Today, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 74
Posted By inspectorD
yup

Here's to another wonderful year at the Dog House,and Folks beyond. Hoping everyone has a relaxing enjoyable day.:beer:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-15-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By inspectorD
yup

That looks just like water comming down the flue of the chimney. looks to me like the water follows your insert pipe into the clay tile... then weeps inside.
You need a bigger chimney cap, or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-15-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,237
Posted By inspectorD
Yeah

But Big Al does... big Al makes sure you get paid...and his cut is always smaller than the lawyers.:D
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-09-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Poll: Sports
Views: 1,326
Posted By inspectorD
Yes..

Thank you Lord..I was Born a Boston Fan..:D
And my wife is UCONN alumni... me ..I just went there for the girls.:banana::banana:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-09-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By inspectorD
Hello

Welcome aboard Jennifer14

It really depends on the entire job and the siding. If you have wood siding we usually remove the siding up to where the addition will be put on, then add an inside...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-09-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 20
Poll: Sports
Views: 1,326
Posted By inspectorD
Yes!!

Sorry about the mess Ol dog... but those UCONN HUSKIES are a little worked up right now!!
Good to see they got Both Championships!1 They worked hard for them... I just wonder how the Big east feels...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-25-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 524
Posted By inspectorD
Depends on the soil underneath.. and the drainage...

Depends on the soil underneath.. and the drainage behind. But they have been installed up to 30 feet in some areas, they just step them back as they go up the embankment. Some are keyed and some are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-25-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 524
Posted By inspectorD
Great Idea

But bring it one step further. You dont need to por concrete, you could just glue it together. And these blocks are much thicker than any wall you will pour and eventually lean over.
Just order the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-25-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 1,652
Posted By inspectorD
Ha...

Is that all..:rofl: I'm just glad that Nor'easter is gonna miss us... I ..am all done..
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 03-25-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By inspectorD
yeah

You should go on a home inspection sometime.... :rofl:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 03-22-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By inspectorD
Well

Folks do all sorts of different things. The biggest issue you have is the heat. On one side you have baseboard in the living area, and a radiator on the dinning side. You will still need this heat...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 585
Posted By inspectorD
or

This could also be truss uplift, which is caused by winds and in some cases heat in the attic. The truss is attached to the walls above with some nails and sheetrock, and lifts when the truss moves. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-16-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 686
Posted By inspectorD
Hey

Now wait a cotton pickin minute there Villa... that there is my prototype!! Didn't you notice the fence around the yard?? And the beware of Dog signs??

That darn Oldog is sippin my whiskey again...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-16-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 216
Posted By inspectorD
Howdy

Hmmm... could be a venting problem, possible varmints building nests in some pipes above, or a blockage in some pipes above that are helping to vent that bathroom. I am guessing the sink is also...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-15-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 349
Posted By inspectorD
And..

Before you do all that was suggested, I would go down to town hall and find out if there is any zoning ( if you even have zoning in your area) that will prohibit you from building where you are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 03-11-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By inspectorD
yup

This is ALWAYS the first things you do to a home. Solar is fine, but if you do not have your other systems up to their efficiencies, you are just spending $$ on a show piece. Its like having a brand...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-05-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 741
Posted By inspectorD
Ok

Great Conversation!
Having done plenty of these fixes, I can tell you, each situation is different. Why? Snow Loads.
Your fix is only going to be fixed by an overworried engineer who has to cover...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 02-26-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By inspectorD
Wow

Nice stairs!!
The newel is easy, do what you already have planned for that area, and add a few drills 1'8 inch holes around it also.I would then use a polyurethane glue that will expand a little...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-24-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,347
Views: 40,689
Posted By inspectorD
stuck.................:help:

stuck.................:help:
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-24-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 457
Posted By inspectorD
welll

If the let the Oldog in... then anybody can show up... Him and his Jazzercize...:help:
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 457
Posted By inspectorD
umm

join the club... the last time I saw the ground up here in the litchfield hills was about christmas....:banana::banana::banana::banana::banana:
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-20-2014, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By inspectorD
well

Have fun with your project, I have included a link to a cabinet hardware company, they usually have what I am looking for with these manufacturers. Sometimes if you are going to the box stores they...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-18-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By inspectorD
Nice

Sooo,,, yer back sellin lemonade in the cart again?
Even after all that happened when you tried thAT LAST YEAR?... Their still tryin to find out how you got all those...OH.. I forgot... sorry.Dag...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-18-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By inspectorD
umm

Yeah... how did you know???...wait... don't tell me. Oldog just gave you one only slightly used right?... I knew it...:p
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-18-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 299
Posted By inspectorD
Yup

HEY... another satisfied customer.... wait... if the advice is free... umm.. Another Person helped!!..
Glad it worked, I knew that was the issue... I fight with them all the time.
Just make sure...
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