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DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 01-19-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 24,653
Posted By jaros bros.
You should be able to get a certificate insurance...

You should be able to get a certificate insurance sent from his insurance company. Don't accept is via the contractor or some piece of paper. Only accept is from the insurance company directly. It...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 01-19-2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 24,653
Posted By jaros bros.
Just because you think he's honest doesn't mean...

Just because you think he's honest doesn't mean he is. If that were true there woudn't be conmen out there and scams. Your state does not require contractor licensing. My guess you chose him to do...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-19-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,352
Posted By jaros bros.
In Minnesota, 2x4 rafters will not allow enough...

In Minnesota, 2x4 rafters will not allow enough depth for adequate insulation. You should really have about R-50. Something tells me this room was probably never intended to be finished off. I am...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 01-18-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 24,653
Posted By jaros bros.
A good contractor should be able to give you...

A good contractor should be able to give you sound advice. I must recommend about having the contractor buy everything from Lowe's or Home Depot. These are stores that sell to DIY type of people. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-16-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,645
Posted By jaros bros.
Sometimes the rafter members can actually snap in...

Sometimes the rafter members can actually snap in two or crack, hence the term "rafter snapper." It's a term referring to a very cold night. Happens a lot in the north. On a really cold night in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 01-16-2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,818
Posted By jaros bros.
The best thing for you to do is have them notify...

The best thing for you to do is have them notify their insurance company to send you a certificate of insurance in the mail. You should never accept a proof from the contractor directly. Nowadays...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-16-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,573
Posted By jaros bros.
If it's not a cracked fitting it could just be...

If it's not a cracked fitting it could just be that the rubber washer isn't maintaining a good seal anymore. Might want to check the washers where the tank attaches to the bowel if you are still...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-16-2009, 06:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,442
Posted By jaros bros.
Definitely need to take off the old tar paper to...

Definitely need to take off the old tar paper to see what's underneath. I would think that it would be extremely hard to see if all the nails were removed before putting down the new tar paper. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 01-15-2009, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By jaros bros.
I have heard that the bales are sprayed with a...

I have heard that the bales are sprayed with a fire retardant. It is a novel idea. And the R-value is around 50 I'm told. Yeah, you can't build them everywhere because of moisture issues with the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-15-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,557
Posted By jaros bros.
You said that you have good insulation in the...

You said that you have good insulation in the attic. In your area I'm assuming that you mean about R-50. In addition, do your trusses have an energy heel? An energy heel basically lifts the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-15-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,894
Posted By jaros bros.
I think that you have a lot to think about. ...

I think that you have a lot to think about. First, is the foundation structurally stable. Is there large cracks in it and has it shifted excessively. Second, all concrete is like a giant sponge...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-15-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,099
Posted By jaros bros.
There should have been some new peel and stick...

There should have been some new peel and stick flashing at the very least. You start from the bottom and work your way up with the tyvek overlapping the piece at the very top. It works much like...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-15-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,542
Posted By jaros bros.
It's definitely a great idea to have a contractor...

It's definitely a great idea to have a contractor walk through the house with you. Pay him for his time because it will be money well spent. If you hire an experience contractor he/she may see...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-15-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,633
Posted By jaros bros.
It's really hard to give you advice on the...

It's really hard to give you advice on the project without knowing what the door and window openings look like and what kind of work might be involved in replacing them. For example, will trim have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-15-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 9,841
Posted By jaros bros.
I have installed just about every brand...

I have installed just about every brand imaginable and IMO the best windows on the market are Marvin Windows. The quality and performance of Marvin is head and shoulders above the rest. Now you're...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 01-15-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,705
Posted By jaros bros.
My best advice is to get a contractor with a good...

My best advice is to get a contractor with a good reputation and experience involved. It sounds like the companies that you are involved with right now are unprofessional and are looking to make a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-15-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,934
Posted By jaros bros.
You will do well to use the fiberglass on the...

You will do well to use the fiberglass on the inside cavity between the studs and use the foil faced on the outside nailed directly to the sheathing. The vapor barrier (the foil faced insulation)...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-15-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,790
Posted By jaros bros.
There are sanders that take all of the dust and...

There are sanders that take all of the dust and suck it up. I don't know what kind of sander you are renting from HD but Porter Cable has a system that does just that. Don't stay in one spot too...
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