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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-18-2011, 07:30 AM
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Posted By dw8
nealtw: Looked at Simpson HU38R and HU310R ...

nealtw:

Looked at Simpson HU38R and HU310R (R designates rough cut); Cheapest price I've found so far is about $10.50 ea (+ tax & shipping).
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-17-2011, 07:58 PM
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Posted By dw8
joeCaption: That's one type of header....

joeCaption:



That's one type of header. Another type is in the floor where the joist is cut to create a opening between two or more joists to accomodate plumbing, stairs, etc. The cut joist...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-17-2011, 07:24 AM
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Posted By dw8
Per "Strucalc" I supposedly have 50% extra with...

Per "Strucalc" I supposedly have 50% extra with the 3x9's, so structurally not concerned where I need to install the headers -- which is in a different area than the "sag / splitting" of concern. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-16-2011, 06:55 PM
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Posted By dw8
nealtw - thanks for responding. Re: ...

nealtw - thanks for responding.

Re:



It has not fallen -- appears to be original construction. Door frames square at top and sheet rock has no issues or cracks -- just my concern re....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-16-2011, 11:18 AM
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Posted By dw8
Main Beam Issues

Read with interest comments by all in johnbaum "Basement Main Beam Replacement".

I've got a slightly different situation.
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Background
The main beam is a sandwiched...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-01-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By dw8
Points noted. Will see if I can get some...

Points noted. Will see if I can get some pictures.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-31-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By dw8
Thanks for response. FWIW our city uses the UPC...

Thanks for response. FWIW our city uses the UPC 2006.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-30-2011, 09:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By dw8
Swapping Toilet and Shower and Code??

I'm redoing a bath and want to swap out a shower and toilet.
Currently the toilet is at the end of a horizontal branch drain line and shares a wet
vent with the lavatory sink.

Following is a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-27-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By dw8
Thanks nealtw. Nice to have your input. ...

Thanks nealtw. Nice to have your input.

David
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-27-2011, 10:12 AM
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Views: 722
Posted By dw8
A Plan or Not to Level the Floor?

A Plan or Not to Level the Floor?
(Climbing the learning curve on fixing old houses)

1) Have a rim joist that sits about 1 inch above the other joists which are 16 inches O.C.
This causes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-25-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,760
Posted By dw8
Meet with city engineer. Had a program called...

Meet with city engineer. Had a program called StruCalc where he determined floor loads.
Based on joist indicated I was at 50% and could put in the headers side by side.
Since I found the wall...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-24-2011, 08:12 PM
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Posted By dw8
Thanks all for your inputs. Guess I'll keep...

Thanks all for your inputs.

Guess I'll keep drilling and hope for the best.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-24-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,760
Posted By dw8
isola96: Thanks for the picture. ...

isola96:

Thanks for the picture.

Found a hole in the plenum crawl area which will allow me to insert a beam from the outside
"close to" the same size as the current floor joints.

If that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-24-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,733
Posted By dw8
First, thanks for all the feedback. I guess my...

First, thanks for all the feedback.
I guess my original post was not clearly stated.

I want to remove the pipe from the hub - Not - cut it off above the hub.
The reason for this is that once...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-23-2011, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,760
Posted By dw8
Thanks for input guys but an offset flange will...

Thanks for input guys but an offset flange will Not work because of space requirements. Beam needs to be cut and blocked. The issue (question) is what impact will this have on the adjacent beams as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 10-23-2011, 03:20 PM
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Views: 3,733
Posted By dw8
Cast Iron Pipe Separation

In searching the net the only solution I've found to separate cast iron pipe is to use a 1/4 inch drill and drill out the lead. After a number of hours -- just on one vertical pipe -- I have still...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-23-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,760
Posted By dw8
Floor Joist Framing

I'm dealing with a small master bath off a bedroom. The floor joist in the bath are
as shown in the attached picture. Each floor joist is a 3(w)x9(h)x20(l) which rest on the main beam (dotted...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-07-2011, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,490
Posted By dw8
BridgeMan: Thanks for feedback. Familiar with...

BridgeMan: Thanks for feedback. Familiar with self-leveling compounds for concrete.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-05-2011, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,490
Posted By dw8
nealtw and BridgeMan: Thanks for feedback. ...

nealtw and BridgeMan:
Thanks for feedback.
Did some checking about copper preservative. WIKI had a great writeup.

To complicate matters more, the crawl space under the house is actually a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-05-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,318
Posted By dw8
I did something similar a while back. Call your...

I did something similar a while back.
Call your local rental yard and see if they have some adjustable jacks which will reach from ground to underside of porch. (There quite heavy so you may need an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-04-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,490
Posted By dw8
nealtw: Thanks for responding. Leaning...

nealtw: Thanks for responding.

Leaning toward ripping out and going back with plywood for sub-subfloor
By the time I set nails, sand, and mess around trying to determine if everything is level...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-03-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,490
Posted By dw8
As previously posted, boards are structurally...

As previously posted, boards are structurally sound. Tested with awl.
My primary issues are:
1) Since toilet water -- should boards be treated in some manner (bleach for example) or will using...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-03-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,490
Posted By dw8
Pixs attached. Tried to show cupping and...

Pixs attached.
Tried to show cupping and bowing in boards but didn't show well.
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You can see staining on the boards(pix2), so question still exists do boards:
1) Need to be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 10-02-2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,490
Posted By dw8
Thanks for responding. Will take a few pix...

Thanks for responding.
Will take a few pix tomorrow am and post this thread.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-02-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,630
Posted By dw8
I personally would call the county extention...

I personally would call the county extention service in your area and ask someone to take a look.
When I decided to treat my house for termites, I wanted to do something "unique" by pulling up all...
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