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DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-13-2011, 02:28 PM
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Some OSB dimensions for roof to avoid?

I am building a small shed. walls are 7' 6" x 16'.

The roof made from OSB must be larger.

Is there some dimensions that are better so that one will never need to cut a tile to fit?

Is there...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-28-2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,287
Are H-clips intended only for the roof and not...

Are H-clips intended only for the roof and not for side shealthing?

I read that they are for both so I intended to use them for both the sides and the roof.

I had wanted to use 14.5" long 2x4...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-28-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,287
I have never seen true 1/2 inch plywood or OSB at...

I have never seen true 1/2 inch plywood or OSB at HD or anywhere.

Only MDF or particle board is true dimension thickness, ie nominal and actual are the same.

At HD, it says 7/16 OSB.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-24-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,287
H shealthing clips--1/2 inch for 7/16 OSB

Home Depot does not sell 7/16 H clips for 7/16 OSB. They only have 1/2 inch.

Would 1/2 inch be too loose for 7/16 OSB?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-23-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,918
May I add a 1/2 inch OSB stripe between the top...

May I add a 1/2 inch OSB stripe between the top and bottom plate to add 1/2 inch?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-23-2011, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,918
I don't have to match any existing stud, but I...

I don't have to match any existing stud, but I may have to cut the OSB sheet to get it to fit.

92.25 + 4.5 = 92.75.

The heel cut of bird's month is usually greater than 0.75". For a gentle...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-22-2011, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,918
Home depot stud

HD sells 2x4s for king studs labeled as 92 1/4 inches.

Is 92 1/4 too short?

King stud should be 92 5/8. Am I right?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-22-2011, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,810
Thanks I have decided to not use wedge...

Thanks

I have decided to not use wedge expansion anchor and to use L shape cast in bolts.

0.5 inch and 6 inches long. I will leave 2.25 inch up. I figure 1.5 inch for the PT 2x4 leaving 0.75...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-21-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,810
I just realize that may be pouring in just a...

I just realize that may be pouring in just a small amount of epoxy, as little has half a teaspoonful, into the anchor hole and then tighten will greatly strengthen the bolts. It won't loosen.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-21-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,810
New slab for a small 7.5'X16' shed but in a windy...

New slab for a small 7.5'X16' shed but in a windy area.

The slab will be 4" thick with many rebars.

I will be using PT 2x4 as sills.

Shed roof with combined rafter/ceiling joists in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-18-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,810
Installing expanson anchor bolts

Can I simply place expansion anchor bolt into the concrete before it sets?

Do I have to drill on the concrete after it is set?

Or is it best to insert slightly small diameter rod, say 7/16, and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-15-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,115
Pressure Treated Lumber sill and ordinary nails

When I attach studs to the PT lumber sill on top of concrete, can I use my nail gun with ordinary 3 1/2 inch nails, or are special screws for PT lumber needed?

I believe it is usual to hammer...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 12-07-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,110
How deep does the Rototiller dig? I do not...

How deep does the Rototiller dig?

I do not like renting because I like to meter out chores slowly to ease the body.

I plan to buy something at Craigslist and sell it later if I want to.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-06-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,895
If the whole slab is too large for one man in one...

If the whole slab is too large for one man in one day, will it be possible to divide the whole slab into sections.

Likely the wooden mode will have holes/thin slot to accommodate the rebars...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 12-03-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,895
pouring concrete slab foundation--stages

In terms of final strength, is there a difference if you pour the concrete a couple of inches a day over three or four days?

Does the concrete slab have to be poured to full thickness in the same...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 12-02-2010, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,110
My area does not freeze much so about 5 inches...

My area does not freeze much so about 5 inches deep and narrow 2-3" wide trenches are what I have in mind.

I want a machine, gas or even electric if powerful enough.

What should I look for?
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 12-02-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 10,110
What machine for digging shallow trenches ?

for irrigation hoses and 1/2 inch small electrical conduit?

Would an edger be powerful enough for this purpose?

I want to bury 5/8 diameter irrigation hoses and 1/2" PVC pipes and 1/2 inch...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-29-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,161
Thanks This weekend I purchased a new...

Thanks

This weekend I purchased a new framing nail gun at harbor Freight (at a very low price special discounted price). I have read that this nail gun is of passable quality and reliability.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-29-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 944
rafter span table for Southern Cal--high desert

I am in the high desert part of southern Cal.

Is there a website that lists the max span for rafters listed for 2x6 and 2x8 etc for my area.

What is the general grade for lumber (select, 1 or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 11-29-2010, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,667
flat roof and epoxy coating

I am planning on adding about 300 sq feet to my house, a recreation type room. This is be just a shed roof (combined ceiling joists and rafters) extending 12 feet rafter span across about 24 feet...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-24-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,153
"I don't know anything about your building codes...

"I don't know anything about your building codes out there,
but are you sure the house is all 8" or just 8" around the edge?"

There is no sunken part of my house except the garage.

Clearly,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-24-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,932
Along with the subject: I plan to tap into...

Along with the subject:

I plan to tap into my Air conditioner circuit for power into my small 120 sq feet shed.

The AC unit uses a 50 amp breaker, whereas a 30 amp will be plenty according to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-24-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,153
concrete slab thickness--southern Cal

My house has a typical southern cal slab floor.

The slab is mostly about 8 inches thick.

But the slab for the garage is only about 3.5-4 inches thick, except at the perimeter which appears to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-24-2010, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,161
nail guns purchase--comply with Cal code

I want to buy a framing nail gun and a roofing nail gun.

I want to be sure to comply with code re head type of the nails, clipped head acceptable or not.

The city I live in says it comforms to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 11-24-2010, 12:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 959
pigeon infestation--cleaning after

Some pigeons gained access to my attic. I had thoughtlessly allowed the situation to persist for a couple of years, thinking that they were just scratching on the roof.

The pigeons are gone, and a...
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