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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-14-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By papakevin
Thanks for the heads up! I did speak with a...

Thanks for the heads up! I did speak with a friend who knows a little about concrete. His suggestion was to brush the porch real hard to free up some existing sand and work it back and forth over...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-13-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By papakevin
Here's a wider shot of the front porch for...

Here's a wider shot of the front porch for context.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-13-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By papakevin
Help with crack in front porch

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I have a crack which has developed in my front porch which I need to address. I'm planning on sealing the concrete, but do I need to repair the crack first? Even if it's something as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-29-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By papakevin
Thanks for you help guys. I did end up calling a...

Thanks for you help guys. I did end up calling a plumber because it was better than me taking a day off from work.

Here's what I did learn in the process:
- When you aren't sure about the pipe...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-28-2013, 05:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By papakevin
The shark bite connection seems solid. I did use...

The shark bite connection seems solid. I did use thread tape on the connection. Seems like it is dripping from both the barb and threaded connection, but it was hard to tell and it was very late.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-27-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By papakevin
He gave me a plastic piece which was threaded on...

He gave me a plastic piece which was threaded on one end to go into the brass fitting and was a barb to insert into the poly supply line. It leaked.

Any suggestions on the proper way to fix?
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-27-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 762
Posted By papakevin
Help with 3/4" poly pipe to 3/4" pex connection

I'm having a devil of a time connecting a piece of 3/4" poly pipe - my supply line from the meter - to 3/4" pex

The guy at Home Depot told me to buy a brass fitting with a pex shark bite...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-09-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,328
Posted By papakevin
As an added bonus, when I was looking underneath...

As an added bonus, when I was looking underneath to look at bridging options, found this photo. Apparently since they installed the flooring wrong it didn't reach the next joist, so they had to rig...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-03-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,328
Posted By papakevin
Ok, so I will add 2 by 4 bridging in between the...

Ok, so I will add 2 by 4 bridging in between the floor joists to keep them from twisting and I will add support underneath the floor joints where there is no support. Other than power sanding the top...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-02-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,328
Posted By papakevin
Apologize for the delayed response, but the wife...

Apologize for the delayed response, but the wife has had a lot of doctor appointments lately, so the projects have had to wait.

Good news is I was able to get some photos of the stamp on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-16-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,328
Posted By papakevin
I will need to take a better look at everything...

I will need to take a better look at everything the next time I'm at the cabin, but know in the original quote the guy stated he would be using 3/4" OSB. From what I've seen, It is not tongue and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-15-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,328
Posted By papakevin
Ok, I know you are right. Do I need to pull up...

Ok, I know you are right. Do I need to pull up the old floor or can I put new subfloor on top of the existing? Reason I ask is that the addition was stick built, so the external walls sit on top of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-14-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,328
Posted By papakevin
Well, I needed to do something, so I belt sanded...

Well, I needed to do something, so I belt sanded the seams which were raised to level them down, then painted them with some old exterior paint in an effort to keep them from absorbing more moisture....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-07-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,328
Posted By papakevin
Yeah, I'm finding out I'm sort of screwed here....

Yeah, I'm finding out I'm sort of screwed here. The OSB installed on the subfloor is not going to cut it. Either they didn't crown the floor joists when they were installed or the floor is just that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-27-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By papakevin
Here's what I found out and ended up doing: ...

Here's what I found out and ended up doing:

The ceiling texture apparently was put over an existing wallpaper ceiling (or something made of paper). The corners of the textured ceiling were coming...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-27-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,328
Posted By papakevin
Crappy Subfloor Installed in Cabin - Suggestions?

Well, I had a local handyman build an addition onto a small cabin I own. (I didn't do it myself because it's an hour away near the lake and I simply didn't have time.) Well, it appears the guy used...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-11-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By papakevin
Neal, yes unfortunately, the same house. About...

Neal, yes unfortunately, the same house. About to get rid of her soon (I hope).

The crawl space is nice and dry, complete with vapor barrier and sump pump just in case. As you can tell,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-06-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By papakevin
Thanks Mighty. This is my repo project which...

Thanks Mighty. This is my repo project which hasn't gone so well. Going to lose money when I sell it, but still want to fix it up right for the person who buys it. The crawl space had quite a bit...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-06-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By papakevin
Help with failing ceiling texture

Looking for the best way to fix what is in the photo. Thinking clear or white adhesive then touching it up with drywall mud. It appears to be failing only along the edges, the center is fine. Any...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 03-14-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By papakevin
Thanks guys. Appreciate the advice. I'll report...

Thanks guys. Appreciate the advice. I'll report back with what we do and the results.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 03-13-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By papakevin
Matching Cabinet Stain?

I'm not certain this is the proper forum for this question, but looking for some help.

Long story short: Wife purchased new appliances, got them delivered but didn't install right away because...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 02-27-2013, 05:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,241
Posted By papakevin
Yes, very pleased with how the floor feels now....

Yes, very pleased with how the floor feels now. The 2x4 solution was absolutely the easiest and best approach to cure the bounce in my floors at this house as it is almost completely gone. You...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 02-27-2013, 05:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,241
Posted By papakevin
Yes, very please with how the floor feels now....

Yes, very please with how the floor feels now. The 2x4 solution was absolutely the easiest and best approach to cure the bounce in my floors at this house and it is almost completely gone. You...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 02-22-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,241
Posted By papakevin
Here's how it looks today. I did reinforce the...

Here's how it looks today. I did reinforce the floor joists using some advice from another link here because the floors had some bounce in them.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 02-22-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,241
Posted By papakevin
Ok, here's the latest. I hope all of my issues...

Ok, here's the latest. I hope all of my issues are over and I'm still not sure what was going on, but here's what I did:

1) Noticed a low spot between this house and the neighbor's house, which...
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