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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation Today, 04:35 AM
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Posted By Donny
They finished yesterday. I still have some high...

They finished yesterday. I still have some high and low spots. Some of those are due to me shimming to make things look straighter (years ago). One room is still pretty bad. What he said about it is....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation Today, 04:01 AM
Replies: 65
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Posted By Donny
On the down payment thing I get where the...

On the down payment thing I get where the contractors are coming from. You want to know you are getting paid. You have money out and time. A lien on a house in texas doesn't do you much good if the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-11-2014, 08:15 PM
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Posted By Donny
Not much happened today. The helper aka the one...

Not much happened today. The helper aka the one that does all the work was alone today. Only worked 4-5 hours. He removed some more rim joist and the beam under that. He left that section of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-10-2014, 08:09 PM
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Posted By Donny
Well today was the first day. Only one guy...

Well today was the first day. Only one guy working on it but he used some railroad jacks on the side of the house and on the front. Removed the beam and rim joist. Replaced the beam with a treated...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-09-2014, 06:57 PM
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Posted By Donny
Well guys he starts tomarrow. I took the day off...

Well guys he starts tomarrow. I took the day off work as to be where the action is. I will be ready to say OMG STOP!!! I hope it does not come to that.

As to the sub floor maybe I can add a joist...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-09-2014, 01:14 PM
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Posted By Donny
It has been cut out and replaced. No longer under...

It has been cut out and replaced. No longer under the wall.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-09-2014, 05:49 AM
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Posted By Donny
Not to scale and does not have correct amount of...

Not to scale and does not have correct amount of joists.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-09-2014, 05:47 AM
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Posted By Donny
This crudely drawn pic is as close as I can get...

This crudely drawn pic is as close as I can get you to getting to crawl under my house. Not that you are not invited lol.

I hate hiring contractors. My first exp was a bad one and left me with a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-08-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 65
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Posted By Donny
My guess is that by picking up the wall behind...

My guess is that by picking up the wall behind the front wall that the rafters will lift on the wall and allow it to be pushed in?

I did google stalk the contractors,as in BBB,angies list and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-08-2014, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Donny
The concensus seems to be that this is an easy...

The concensus seems to be that this is an easy house. None seemed to think this is much of an issue. They have all seen much worse.

The fellow I plan on hiring said that the whole house settled...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-08-2014, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Donny
I honestly think only one of the contractors out...

I honestly think only one of the contractors out of 5 that bid this job was bonded and insured. He was not the one hired. None of the contractors inspired to much confidence. That's one of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-07-2014, 05:02 AM
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Posted By Donny
Looks like I am going the contractor route. It is...

Looks like I am going the contractor route. It is not a done deal yet,he still has to draw up the contract. He is the lowest bidder...As a precaution I plan on being at home the first day. I also...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-05-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,283
Posted By Donny
7inch over a 28 feet the other corner is about...

7inch over a 28 feet the other corner is about 6inch over the same 28 feet. I added a bit of material after ike but that's as much as I want to do topside. The floor is fairly new.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-05-2014, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Donny
I have been back and forth on the house. I love...

I have been back and forth on the house. I love the location and the only thing it needs is to be level and a big bath put in. I have the room for the bath. It is paid for and I can spend a little...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-05-2014, 12:09 PM
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Views: 1,283
Posted By Donny
The beam and rim joist look to have pulled away...

The beam and rim joist look to have pulled away by the door and had been patched previous to me. Their patch has failed.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-04-2014, 09:26 PM
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Views: 1,283
Posted By Donny
Roof line still looks pretty good. I think it...

Roof line still looks pretty good.
I think it is platform and sub floor replaced pre my ownership.
No sheeting
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-04-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,283
Posted By Donny
I started with the 4x6 lowest beam. It was slated...

I started with the 4x6 lowest beam. It was slated before I began. At first jacking on it began to straighten the beam but bow the wall. After that I tried the extra 2x6's ran from the rim joist to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 09-04-2014, 02:47 PM
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Posted By Donny
I used to be a pro painter and was really...

I used to be a pro painter and was really impressed with titan. The specs look pretty good on the titan advantage 100. Mine was a good bit higher up the line but I bet the advantage 100 will do what...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-04-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,283
Posted By Donny
Picking up the house isn't a problem. I just need...

Picking up the house isn't a problem. I just need guidance on getting the wall in so I can brace it and start lifting. The contractors range from doing this job in 1 to 3 days. I think this is a bit...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-04-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,283
Posted By Donny
I started at the easiest places. My plan was to...

I started at the easiest places. My plan was to start by the high side. Raise it enough to get a 1x and termite shield under it. This would allow for less digging. I wanted to faux level the house....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-04-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,283
Posted By Donny
Here are some pics from further away. The piece...

Here are some pics from further away. The piece of trim on the side I pulled loose to remove some siding. The 2x6's I installed from the backside. I cut the one old one because my Helper got a couple...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-03-2014, 09:21 PM
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Views: 1,283
Posted By Donny
No gap pre leveling. I used several jacks but...

No gap pre leveling.
I used several jacks but more or less yes.
Will take a few pics in the morning.
Yes the gf and I.
I will add that while the wall pulling away from the floor is new. The beams...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-03-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,283
Posted By Donny
Trying to level my house and the wall is pulling away from the floor. Yikes!

Ok so I tried to level this house myself. My problem is that when I lift on the beam in front of the house,the wall bows out and pulls away from the floor. I then tried to install some 2x6's under...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-10-2011, 05:27 PM
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Posted By Donny
the second picture is the tub connecting to the...

the second picture is the tub connecting to the flexible pipe. (the pic is sideways I don't know why). I believe the septic tank is right below the tub and the vent about 2 foot from it. The vent is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-09-2011, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Donny
shouldn't this drain?

I put a tub in where a shower used to be and it drained slowly...Now it doesn't drain at all. Here are some pics. I am terrible at plumbing so any advise is appreciated!...
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