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DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 04-12-2011, 08:11 PM
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Posted By cibula11
Its the only tree in my yard and it is well over...

Its the only tree in my yard and it is well over 50 ft tall. I won't be cutting it down for a patio worth less than $500.

I have three options.

1. cut the root and hope the tree is okay
2. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 04-12-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,466
Posted By cibula11
New Patio and Tree Roots

So I'm digging so I can begin work on my new paver patio when I encounter a tree root. The root is about 1.5" in diameter and about 10 feet from the tree. I'm wondering if cutting the root is okay...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-25-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,256
Posted By cibula11
He okayed me on the flex lines both for water and...

He okayed me on the flex lines both for water and gas. The only other thing he mentioned I would need is an expansion tank. My water heater is going to be 50 gal. Any ideas on how large of tank...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-25-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,256
Posted By cibula11
Just contacted my building inspector. He said...

Just contacted my building inspector. He said he'd allow me to do the work myself. Is there anything that you see that would be cause for concern or not allowable by code?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-25-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,256
Posted By cibula11
Install Gas Water Heater

1. I'm wanting to install a new gas water heater. I was planning (for simplicity) to add stainless steel flex water and gas lines from the existing lines to the new water heater. Can I do this?
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-06-2010, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,310
Posted By cibula11
Thats kind of what I was afraid of. I put an...

Thats kind of what I was afraid of. I put an email into the city and asked. I figured since the area will still be used for residential purposes, they might be willing to negotiate. Im obviously...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-05-2010, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,310
Posted By cibula11
Rezoning Question

The property that we are interested in sits on 5 acres right on the outside of town. Our area is developing quite rapidly. According to a plan on our city's website the future use for this land is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 01-20-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,697
Posted By cibula11
Yep. The tough part (or fun) is figuring out...

Yep. The tough part (or fun) is figuring out where to let them go.

Unfortunately when I caught 3 we were leaving for the day and I set them out in the garage. It was 15 degrees and they were...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-20-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,866
Posted By cibula11
1/2" . I think 1/4" might even be acceptable...

1/2" . I think 1/4" might even be acceptable over a certain distance. I'd say use some self leveling and forget it. If you really want to and the space below is accessible you could jack it a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-20-2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,866
Posted By cibula11
Our home's bathroom is the same way. No support...

Our home's bathroom is the same way. No support under the tub....years of baths and what do you have.....sagging joists.

Can you access under the bathroom (maybe the basement)?

If so, you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-20-2010, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By cibula11
You can also buy stick on plastic corners and...

You can also buy stick on plastic corners and then remove later......be careful though, they might end up taking the paint right off.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 01-20-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,959
Posted By cibula11
If you recently had something installed, I'd...

If you recently had something installed, I'd contact the installer and explain the problem. Maybe they could help you out.

If the vents are closed downstairs, you're losing a lot of heat...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-20-2010, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,007
Posted By cibula11
I would. It won't take much time and you'll have...

I would. It won't take much time and you'll have the peace of mind in knowing that if any moisture were to penetrate, you're a little safer.

Since you're covering it, it doesn't have to be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 01-20-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,697
Posted By cibula11
The multi catch traps work really well too. They...

The multi catch traps work really well too. They send out a cry that signals more mice to come to the rescue. I caught 3 within a couple of hours last year.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-20-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,780
Posted By cibula11
Handy man, you are correct. I planned on adding...

Handy man, you are correct. I planned on adding 2x8 rafter ties. So I could NOT add the ties above that 4 ft. line? The door will come into the space near the point where the vaulted ceiling will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-20-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,780
Posted By cibula11
Rafter Ties

The ceiling joists in our garage are 2x4's and I would like to get rid of them and raise the ceiling using 2x8's as rafter ties for our conversion. I know about the 1/3 rule when installing ties. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-16-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By cibula11
Good points. I'll make sure to put 3-4 anchor...

Good points. I'll make sure to put 3-4 anchor bolts with nuts and washers on the new curb. And, depending on what my inspector says, I'll strap the new wall with the existing, top, middle, and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-16-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By cibula11
I know what the straps are, but there is a huge...

I know what the straps are, but there is a huge header that spans the current opening, so the wall that I will build will, for the most part, have NO load on it. It's just to fill in the opening. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-16-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 823
Posted By cibula11
Building Inspector Question

It's the weekend, otherwise I'd just give my building inspector a call. I am in the beginning stages of our garage conversion. I will be framing in the garage door after I pour concrete to extend...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 01-06-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,271
Posted By cibula11
It really depends on how much foot traffic this...

It really depends on how much foot traffic this will get. If it will be used as any walkway quite a bit, I would at least dig footers every 6 ft or so on either side and lay the 4x4's across those. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-06-2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,735
Posted By cibula11
Thanks. In our situation, we're going to HAVE to...

Thanks. In our situation, we're going to HAVE to be okay with what fits. We are doing this purely for another bathroom, mainly used by our two younger girls. They can fight over space....as long...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-04-2010, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,735
Posted By cibula11
I've actually considering doing cutouts, but I'd...

I've actually considering doing cutouts, but I'd rather know the plan before I frame the joists. When I google bathrooms that are 5'x7' I don't get much....just 5'x8'. Same layout, but with one...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-04-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,708
Posted By cibula11
Last night I rethought all of this. Tell me if...

Last night I rethought all of this. Tell me if you think this is reasonable.

I will lay 6mm poly, followed by p.t. 2x4 sleepers that will run the perimeter of the floor and also down the center....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 01-03-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,010
Posted By cibula11
I'm back :) I was planning on running a...

I'm back :)

I was planning on running a ledger on opposite walls to essentially "hang" the flooring. However, one wall is the extension of the home's foundation and the ledger would need to be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-03-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,708
Posted By cibula11
Garage Conversion-Subfloor

Our attached garage will become a bedroom/bathroom. The garage sits about 3 ft below the level of the house. On the side of the garage where the house and garage meet, the concrete block foundation...
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