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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-12-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By paulmars
Im looking for the strongest concrete screws

for outdoor humid, hot central florida. Strong structural concrete screws.

Im attaching simposon H10S and LGT2 straps to my rafters and cinder block walls. Im using simpson screws to attach to the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-08-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By paulmars
why not bolts or structural screws?

why not bolts or structural screws?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-08-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By paulmars
I have considered just using the strongest cable...

I have considered just using the strongest cable available. However, attachment is still a question.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-08-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By paulmars
yes they have, but give no advice oh holding...

yes they have, but give no advice oh holding power, since it to wood.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-08-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By paulmars
rafter ties

Im planning on installing rafter ties in my 1952 cinder block home. It has no rafter ties at all. Every time Im in the attic and look around, I wonder what holds up my roof. The ceiling joists run...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-30-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By paulmars
rafter cable ties

I cant understand this math. ive been over and over it. Each time I get a little further, then I loose it again.

ref:
How to calculate rafter thrust? -Help! at ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-23-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By paulmars
metal rafters

I have four sagging rafters in garage in my 1952 home. They are 2x6 and all side by side. All four have knots in about the same location, resulting in sagging. I got 4 2x6s to sister these, but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-07-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By paulmars
yes yes yes :)) thank you!!!!

yes yes yes :))

thank you!!!!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-06-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By paulmars
looking for rafter straps

I need to secure these rafters to the cinderblock top plate. They are just
toe nailed in now. I want something stronger that i can screw in w/o
removing the planking. Any ideas?

I might...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 03-07-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By paulmars
I cant get any advice on which tigerloop to use....

I cant get any advice on which tigerloop to use. I cant afford a contractor.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-19-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By paulmars
pump maker just replied and recommended...

pump maker just replied and recommended tigerloop. I need to be sure there is no leak or blockage before I buy a tigerloop though.

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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-19-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By paulmars
maybe a tigerloop will help? I looked and cant...

maybe a tigerloop will help? I looked and cant find any leaks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 02-18-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 926
Posted By paulmars
central home oil heater, pump cavitating, what to do?

I had to move the tank 3 feet further down towards ground. So, now the heater pump needs to pull fuel up 3 more feet. There was already a long distance from tank to pump. About 40 feet. The tank was...
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