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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-05-2014, 04:42 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
Stage-left-Crawl-Space Kitchen on the right ...

Stage-left-Crawl-Space
Kitchen on the right
Living room on the Left
There is a pier in the middle - you can't see.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-05-2014, 04:39 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
Stage-left-Crawl-Space There is a pier and...

Stage-left-Crawl-Space

There is a pier and beam about 7 1/2 feet in-between the piers on the outside of the house.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-05-2014, 04:37 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
Thanks Bud for the ice damn link, and...

Thanks Bud for the ice damn link, and slowandsteady for the pdf it should help. I probably should read it before this post.

Slowand Steady:
The rest of the house was built right. The house was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-01-2014, 03:21 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
The floor was built in steps. The bedroom...

The floor was built in steps.

The bedroom steps down into the kitchen which steps down onto the living room floor. Here is the bottom of the load bearing wall and the step up to the kitchen.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-01-2014, 03:06 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
And the bad.. I think. This is what is...

And the bad.. I think.

This is what is holding up the load bearing wall and kitchen floor.

I don't know if you can tell, but there is one pier or post and a can supporting everything
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-01-2014, 02:56 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
- House of cards: take the top cards off first…...

- House of cards: take the top cards off first… Then fix the table leg the house of cards is sitting on. Never build a house on a rotten table.


Do you want the good news first or the bad news?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-31-2014, 05:33 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
In order to build a temp wall, as I understand...

In order to build a temp wall, as I understand it, I am supposed to support the rafters with 2x4's cut at an angle on one end and a bottom plate on the other.

The old roof stage Left still has old...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-31-2014, 05:12 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
Here is stage Right. Notice the vertical piece...

Here is stage Right. Notice the vertical piece of wood that rests on the old roof.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-31-2014, 05:09 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
Here are the rafters stage Left (if you were on...

Here are the rafters stage Left (if you were on stage looking at the audience).

I don't know what is going on here. Is that one piece of vertical wood holding up the entire roof?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-31-2014, 05:04 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
Here we have the 'ceiling joist'. It holds up...

Here we have the 'ceiling joist'. It holds up the old roof. It is rotten and is being held up by a piece of wood for the drop ceiling, which is resting on rotten beams.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-31-2014, 05:00 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
It has taken me all day to learn to use a photo...

It has taken me all day to learn to use a photo program. [to type in some words!]

I know it is hard to tell what is going on with all of the extra wood. I want to make sure I don't take down...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-31-2014, 04:49 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
Sorry I screwed up your names. I was on the...

Sorry I screwed up your names. I was on the iPhone app and have the memory of a gnat.
Bud they are live oaks. :)

I think like all of you have said, what I need to do is to do as little as it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-30-2014, 11:10 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
Thanks Neal. I don't know anything about selling...

Thanks Neal. I don't know anything about selling houses. Unless the lakes start to rise I don't see myself putting any real money into the place. It is a nice place to write a book and get out of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-30-2014, 01:37 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
Roof photos:

Roof photos:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-30-2014, 01:16 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
Foundation:

Foundation:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-30-2014, 01:13 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
I don't know if this place will ever be up to...

I don't know if this place will ever be up to code. ;) Im living and working from here right now. It's free rent and I can try to bring it back to life.

The roof is newer than the stuff...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-25-2014, 10:24 AM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
Thanks Neal for the honesty. I inherited this...

Thanks Neal for the honesty. I inherited this old lake house and I think it has been sitting here empty for 25 years. The lake is receding.. I can't imagine the property value is going to skyrocket....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-22-2014, 04:43 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
The problem area. At some point a roof was...

The problem area. At some point a roof was leaking and the corner stud and top plate are rotten. They kept adding wood and nails. There must have been 20 nails in the corner stud. The top plate (I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-22-2014, 04:36 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
I have taken some photos. It isn't easy for me...

I have taken some photos. It isn't easy for me to tell what is going on so I took a lot. The original house had a porch i think with a flat roof. Then an additional roof was built over it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-16-2014, 02:34 PM
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Posted By kevindropboxx
HillyBilly special lean to lea to temp wall

My house is a 1940's lean to. It was expanded for more space with additional lean to rooms. The house roof is like a v at one point where the lean to's join.

The kitchen was once a screened in...
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