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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-30-2012, 08:17 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
I had the warranty drawn out in his name, given...

I had the warranty drawn out in his name, given that he'd been changing company names.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-28-2012, 09:45 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
BridgeMan: I'll have to keep your notes in mind...

BridgeMan: I'll have to keep your notes in mind when it comes time to put in a Murphy bed. It sounds like we'll need to pry open the dry wall and put in proper heavy duty blocking.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-28-2012, 09:39 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
I don't know if I should remain concerned about...

I don't know if I should remain concerned about the tub. As mentioned here ( http://www.houserepairtalk.com/f45/final-thoughts-renovation-14289/ ), there was a draft when, after the installation, the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-28-2012, 09:32 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
Forgot to mention the contractor installed the...

Forgot to mention the contractor installed the various bathroom knobs and they came out too easily if pulled (if leaning to turn a knob above the tub, you sometimes turn it and pull at the same...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-28-2012, 09:30 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
We eventually had our contractor put a second...

We eventually had our contractor put a second subfloor layer purchased by us. It was higher quality plywood. We had them screw the subfloor in with screws purchased by us.

As mentioned on a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-28-2012, 09:25 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
oldog/newtrick: we (homeowners) made initial...

oldog/newtrick: we (homeowners) made initial contact with the engineer.

The engineer made a few visits and we invited him to help with a final inspection, without trying to push the building...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-28-2012, 09:20 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
Final Thoughts on Renovation

So anyway I was promising everyone that I'd keep you updated on the various threads I opened with questions. I should begin though by thanking you for all your help throughout. You've been a valuable...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-29-2011, 05:42 AM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
Life in southern NY state.

Life in southern NY state.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-29-2011, 05:42 AM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
We're putting hardwood flooring (oak) in the...

We're putting hardwood flooring (oak) in the whole apartment, with the exception of the bathroom, where we'll put tile.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-27-2011, 08:42 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
I understand your point about Advantec, but since...

I understand your point about Advantec, but since we didn't mention it in the contract he doesn't necessarily have to use it. He only needs to do what's standard. I think he used CDX plywood.

Can...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-27-2011, 08:33 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
Fair point. We still needed to demo before...

Fair point. We still needed to demo before knowing for sure. This puts the blame squarely on the contractor.

A second inspection has been performed, but not by the building inspector. It's been...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-27-2011, 06:40 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
The latest here... I left the engineer a...

The latest here...

I left the engineer a voice mail, got back a voice mail explaining that he does this because the building department requires him to do so. He also explained again that he needs...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-27-2011, 06:33 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
Joecaption: Yes, we sent the manufacturer...

Joecaption: Yes, we sent the manufacturer pictures and they said it should be fine.

Saw a bit of the status today. They put what looks like toothpaste (probably silicone) onto the area.

Nealtw:...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-27-2011, 06:25 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
Subfloors

Hey, on a different thread, one of you guys was mentioning the apparent poor quality of the plywood used as subfloors in my renovation.

For more than a week now, we've been noticing a squeak in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-27-2011, 06:09 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
Thanks for the replies guys. I'm beginning to get...

Thanks for the replies guys. I'm beginning to get worried about the subfloor too, just about now. But to stick with the topic, I don't know how deep the space is, but it's definitely space between my...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-23-2011, 05:46 AM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
its r 19

its R19..............
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-18-2011, 03:43 AM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
Ok. We called the manufacture. They told that the...

Ok. We called the manufacture. They told that the bathtub is installed correct. They worried about the cut in the tub. Our contractor gave as an written warranty for the cut. We are ok.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-15-2011, 04:40 AM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
Building dept was closed yesterday (go figure). ...

Building dept was closed yesterday (go figure).

oldog/newtrick: I, the owner, contacted the engineer.

I will pay the engineer, but I don't like the surprise cost. As suggested by you guys, I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-15-2011, 04:37 AM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
isola96: the support legs are adjustable; what do...

isola96: the support legs are adjustable; what do you mean by the floor being another thread?
nealtw: when you say "wood against brick", are you referring to the blocking mounted against the steel...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-15-2011, 04:24 AM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
More pictures from that time are attached. These...

More pictures from that time are attached. These suggest general cleanliness, which means that after my pictures were taken there was likely no more cleaning done, hence the dead rat would still be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-15-2011, 04:16 AM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
Here are a few pictures I took two weeks ago. To...

Here are a few pictures I took two weeks ago. To me, they show debris + dead animal right underneath the insulation. To be fair, the picture is taken at the edge of the insulation, in an opening, so...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-14-2011, 01:23 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
Hmm, we spoke to the contractor today about the...

Hmm, we spoke to the contractor today about the bath tub and he said the tub warranty was voided as if he was saying "good day".

As far as the manual figures, he said that they are simply wrong....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-14-2011, 05:58 AM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
Maybe I should fire the contractor. Then again,...

Maybe I should fire the contractor. Then again, that is bound to cost more time and money. Were those unlimited, I would probably fire the contractor and hire the most expensive one.

Straight from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-13-2011, 07:29 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
About the dust, I just stumbled upon one of my...

About the dust, I just stumbled upon one of my older pictures, one I took underneath partially mounted sheetrock. It shows a dead rat.

Way back, without having seen this dead rat, I had asked the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-13-2011, 07:27 PM
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Posted By johnnymnemonic
Thanks Joe and sorry for the delayed response. I...

Thanks Joe and sorry for the delayed response. I thought I'd get notified of each new post to my threads, but that is not the case.

Yes, the contractor is licensed to do lead paint abatement.
I...
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