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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-14-2013, 07:37 AM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
The main thing that keeps the joist stiff and not...

The main thing that keeps the joist stiff and not able to rack or topple is that they are connected to the wall studs coming down on the side of each joist but yes there is also solid blocking...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-14-2013, 12:08 AM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
Thanks guys. A bit more comfortable now. I wish...

Thanks guys. A bit more comfortable now. I wish they would start already. Its getting super cold. 29 degrees in my house right now. That brings up another question,Insulation. The shoddy contractor i...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-10-2013, 10:45 PM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
So the contractor we got to come check the job...

So the contractor we got to come check the job out came back with a estimate and went over the job with us. Im thinking we will go with them. They seem like they know what they are doing and have a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-07-2013, 02:10 AM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
Still build a temp support wall though correct?

Still build a temp support wall though correct?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-05-2013, 07:06 PM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
oops sorry. Yes is appears to be a pretty big...

oops sorry. Yes is appears to be a pretty big beam up there. The house wasnt built very conventionally back when it was built in 1920. They have even used stuff like railroad ties which that beam may...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-05-2013, 01:00 PM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
Thanks Bud, helps a lot. You are right. For the...

Thanks Bud, helps a lot. You are right. For the last year i have done literally nothing but work and then work on the house from when i wake up til i go to sleep. It does take a toll on the body. My...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-05-2013, 12:51 PM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
Yup 6x6 sill beam running down the sides of the...

Yup 6x6 sill beam running down the sides of the house that joists sit on . It has 16" wooden piers holding it up every 12' and a cinderblock wall between pier spans.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-02-2013, 10:10 PM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
Black wood?So what is your prefered remedy...

Black wood?So what is your prefered remedy ,demo'ing the entire house and rebuilding from scratch?Moving out?Since what insurance gave us is a joke and most of it was lost with our shoddy contractor...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-02-2013, 11:29 AM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
yea i know .thats the truth. finding a good...

yea i know .thats the truth. finding a good contractor in my situation is proving impossible. So many things against me. Between being a disaster zone all good contractors are booked up , rest are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-30-2013, 09:09 PM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
I have been waiting for a contractor to come back...

I have been waiting for a contractor to come back with the estimate to do the two walls .Wont know if im gonna tackle it myself until i hear back.
PangioneDevelopers if you do work in my area...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-26-2013, 08:43 PM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
so first i would build a temp wall about 2ft in...

so first i would build a temp wall about 2ft in front of the wall . What next? Should i remove the window? Then remove all the wood blocking the path of the new king and jack studs that will be put...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-25-2013, 10:25 AM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
Heres some better pics . There is a double 2x6...

Heres some better pics . There is a double 2x6 header above the window as well. The top wall plate is a pretty big beam too. At first i thought the top beam was rotted but theres a bunch of crappy...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-20-2013, 10:31 AM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
Any advice on how to fix the wall above? I know...

Any advice on how to fix the wall above? I know it has to be reframed since it looks like it was originally built backwarrds. header should be on top and should have king and jack studs. But how do i...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-19-2013, 09:56 AM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
Just found this . Heres a pic of the same wall...

Just found this . Heres a pic of the same wall took a week before the contractor started. Wall looks fine here. Looks like the contractor did all that damage to the wall. Lawsuit ? We are already in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-19-2013, 09:19 AM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq214/boostedrs...

http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/qq214/boostedrst/110e6th%20road%20house%20pics%20RT%20damage/1-1.jpg...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-19-2013, 09:16 AM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
After the SE told us he thinks theres something...

After the SE told us he thinks theres something wrong with the dining room wall since you can see the siding bowing out from the outside under the window we decided to remove the sheetrock on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-19-2013, 08:57 AM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
Thanks. I hired a structual engineer the other...

Thanks. I hired a structual engineer the other day to look everything over and give us a report. Well worth it. He is making his report to explain the shoddy work our contractor did as well as show...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-13-2013, 09:28 PM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
I put a 2x8 across the studs like you mentioned...

I put a 2x8 across the studs like you mentioned just for some temp support until i think of which way to persue the job. Thanks for the help. Nealtw can you explain that a little more. Im not quite...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-12-2013, 11:34 PM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
Here are some more pics of the problem area ...

Here are some more pics of the problem area

heres the location of the wall shown from further away .Problem is at the end of the wall under where the microwave opening is (sheetrocked in this...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-12-2013, 11:17 PM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
Found another big prob that has to be fixed asap....

Found another big prob that has to be fixed asap. I may call someone in to fix this but would like to know the best way to fix it anyway in case i do decide to do it. On the kitchen wall (load...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-06-2013, 12:35 AM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
I thought notching the top of the joist wasnt too...

I thought notching the top of the joist wasnt too bad at around 2" or so .Also only the sill side is notched and center beam side is not. Is that not ok. I cant think of any other way to do it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-30-2013, 07:50 PM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
That is interesting . I didnt know that would be...

That is interesting . I didnt know that would be ok to do. We never had any concrete around the house. It always was just wood pier and sill beam and open on the sides. I figured that concrete and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-30-2013, 07:31 PM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
yes all the sisters i am putting in span from...

yes all the sisters i am putting in span from sill to middle beam getting rid of all the multiple little boards that were put all over the joists. The middle beam is the most solid part of the house....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-30-2013, 11:44 AM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
floor joists just rest on the sill beam. I did...

floor joists just rest on the sill beam. I did add some L brackets but the original joists just sat on the sill between the wall plate and the sill.



The floor is out of level because a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-28-2013, 11:21 PM
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Posted By NYSandyvictim
as the joist sinks down going towards the stairs....

as the joist sinks down going towards the stairs. the middle sill beam is what it keeping the joist up high on the right side.
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