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DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-29-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By AndyGump
There are un-vented attic assembly s that can be...

There are un-vented attic assembly s that can be used in vaulted ceiling like this.

And don't let anyone BS you about it being a "Hot-Roof".

There is no appreciable difference in roof life from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 04-03-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,564
Posted By AndyGump
Wow, that could be one of the many California...

Wow, that could be one of the many California bungalows we have here in the historic district of Orange.
I have helped people use this space before as additional living area. Not an easy process...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-17-2013, 12:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,078
Posted By AndyGump
$250.00!? Seriously? Great price for what an...

$250.00!? Seriously?

Great price for what an engineer does in my opinion.

Hire another and ask him/her if it would be possible to spec a tube with bolts welded to either side to accept a ledger...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-26-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By AndyGump
I have to say, who ever the self-described...

I have to say, who ever the self-described "Expert" is in the link you provided has a lot of things really mixed up.

A collar tie runs from a rafter on one side of the ridge board to the opposing...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-25-2013, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By AndyGump
HI Neal, you are polite, on this topic I guess we...

HI Neal, you are polite, on this topic I guess we will just have to agree to disagree I guess.

It sounds like you are describing a purlin rather than a collar tie but of course those run...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-24-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By AndyGump
If you want to do away with them you would have...

If you want to do away with them you would have to get a permit to make a relatively small change like this and install 20 gauge x 1-1/4" straps across the ridge from rafter to rafter.

Andy.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 02-02-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,117
Posted By AndyGump
You could try and push those blocks all the way...

You could try and push those blocks all the way up but you would just be doomed to watch them roll down the steps and away from you again.


Andy.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 01-28-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,782
Posted By AndyGump
I knew I could find a reference to this: ...

I knew I could find a reference to this:

This is from the 2009 International Residential Code (IRC):

R310.5 Emergency escape windows under decks and porches. Emergency escape windows are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-01-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,613
Posted By AndyGump
Will a smaller window meet any possible emergency...

Will a smaller window meet any possible emergency egress requirements?

Andy.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-26-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,365
Posted By AndyGump
Well the foam should go directly under the roof...

Well the foam should go directly under the roof deck sheathing, tight up against it too.
Then fill the rest of the bay with the fiberglass insulation.
This is just a very general description of how...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-12-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,882
Posted By AndyGump
How come I am not seeing flat roofs? I see...

How come I am not seeing flat roofs?

I see some low slope hip roofs though.

Andy.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-27-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,447
Posted By AndyGump
Here is that code section, IRC 2009. Andy.

Here is that code section, IRC 2009.

Andy.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-22-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By AndyGump
This is what he stated. Should reverse those...

This is what he stated.

Should reverse those percentages.

Andy.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-22-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,544
Posted By AndyGump
I think you would be better off making the high...

I think you would be better off making the high end (exhaust) the 60%.

If fact, I know it would be.

Andy.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-20-2012, 01:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,736
Posted By AndyGump
He could go with a non-vented attic assembly,...

He could go with a non-vented attic assembly, they are code approved.

Andy.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-14-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,465
Posted By AndyGump
First find out why your floors are sagging and or...

First find out why your floors are sagging and or not level.

Andy.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-14-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By AndyGump
Why so you have house wrap on the inside of your...

Why so you have house wrap on the inside of your house?

Andy.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 10-14-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,457
Posted By AndyGump
Oh my god Bryce, I have seen some of your other...

Oh my god Bryce, I have seen some of your other posts on this place and all I can say is to recommend that you get some professional help for it and stop hiring hacks to do your work.

I am sorry,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-14-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,462
Posted By AndyGump
Forgive me for saying but I think your plumber is...

Forgive me for saying but I think your plumber is a hack.
He should have done a professional job for that price.
The gas pipe should be against the wall well secured,
It should have been on a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-10-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 620
Posted By AndyGump
It could be that your contractor was trying to...

It could be that your contractor was trying to save you from a huge and costly mistake on your part.

Filling in the crawl space with cement could be done but is frankly ridiculous.

Depending...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-09-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,462
Posted By AndyGump
How did you come to the conclusion that yours is...

How did you come to the conclusion that yours is a 1 and 1/2 story house?

From the pictures it looks like a single story with attic space.

Are you intending to make the attic space into extra...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-07-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,462
Posted By AndyGump
It seems to me that it must be adequate support...

It seems to me that it must be adequate support to have lasted this long without failing. But I am not sure what you mean by 'lots of shifting of the floors'.
Do you mean the floors are sagging?
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 09-07-2012, 11:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By AndyGump
My suggestion is to have this designed for you,...

My suggestion is to have this designed for you, pull permits and have inspected.

Andy.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 09-01-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,257
Posted By AndyGump
Well I think the proper answer to your question...

Well I think the proper answer to your question is inelegant "it depends".

How bad is the existing lathe and plaster?

What is your budget?

If you remove the L/P would that impact the trim...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-15-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By AndyGump
Some contractors are known as 'Design/Build'...

Some contractors are known as 'Design/Build' contractors. That is they can do your design, get the permits based on that design and do the construction work.

Or you can hire an independent...
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