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DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-16-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By swindmill
The plastic is wrapped under/behind the window on...

The plastic is wrapped under/behind the window on all sides. It sounds like I need to focus on doing the flashing correctly, and then whatever siding I use will be fine.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-16-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 112
Posted By swindmill
Removed window/Need to patch aluminum siding

I renovated a bathroom at my girlfriend's house a while back and had to remove a window. I need to patch up the outside, which is old aluminum siding. Eventually, I'll reside the entire wall with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-28-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By swindmill
I used 1/2" Hardie. Put plastic on the studs and...

I used 1/2" Hardie. Put plastic on the studs and wrapped on the window with silicone where needed. Also put a reasonable slope on the sill when I tiled. The window shouldn't see much more than a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 02-26-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By swindmill
CBU under tub or after tub installation?

This wasn't my first time putting CBU on a floor, or tiling a floor; I always use thinset. This was the first time I've completely gutted a bathroom and replaced the tub, hence the original question....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-27-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By swindmill
I had torn the existing stud out because it had...

I had torn the existing stud out because it had some rot. The plumber put that up when he was running the new lines. I'm guessing he grabbed the wrong size. I didn't want to make him feel bad, so I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-25-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By swindmill
It's great that she has a plumber in the family....

It's great that she has a plumber in the family. He put this in before finished hanging drywall today. 6056
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-21-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By swindmill
The plumber, who is actually the homeowners...

The plumber, who is actually the homeowners relative, wants to run a separate 3" waste line up there and tie into the main stack (in the picture) from the crawlspace. He said code where we are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-20-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By swindmill
Plumber ended up stopping by today. No wet...

Plumber ended up stopping by today. No wet venting here, but he came up with an easy to rough in what we need before the drywall goes up on that wall.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-20-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By swindmill
Question about waste plumbing when adding 1/2 story bath

I am currently remodeling my girlfriend's 1st floor bath. There is a wall between the kitchen and bath that houses all of the home's waste and supply lines. We had a plumber come in and cut...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-15-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By swindmill
If it came with a rip fence, I must have it...

If it came with a rip fence, I must have it somewhere. I'll look around for something that looks like it might be it.

It's looking like I will be ripping from 2x6.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-15-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By swindmill
I'll probably give a freehand rip a try and see...

I'll probably give a freehand rip a try and see how it goes. I can follow a chalk line fine, but it's easy to move an 1/8 one way or the other when you change your footing as you make your way down...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-14-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By swindmill
I could rip 2x with some clamps and a guide....

I could rip 2x with some clamps and a guide. Doubling up 1/2" would work too. I'll be going with one of those options in the next few days.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-13-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By swindmill
I guess I've never looked for 1" plywood, but if...

I guess I've never looked for 1" plywood, but if the big box stores carry it, that would work.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-13-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By swindmill
I'm hoping to just shim out each stud 1", I just...

I'm hoping to just shim out each stud 1", I just don't know what material to use. I don't have a table saw that will allow me to rip my own strips, so I'm stuck using stock material. If there's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 01-13-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 621
Posted By swindmill
61" bathroom to 60"

I'm remodeling a bathroom with the tub against the back wall. The old tub was 61", and the new tub is a standard 60". The walls around the tub will get CBU and tile. The tub is in place but I need to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-07-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By swindmill
Makes sense. So, the CBU on the floor butts up...

Makes sense. So, the CBU on the floor butts up against the tub? After tile, that will leave about 1/2" of flooring built up next to the tub. That's the factor that had me questioning the order of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-07-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By swindmill
CBU under tub or after tub installation?

This may be a very basic question, but I've never done a complete tear out of a bathroom, and it has me thinking. Right now, I'm down to the studs and plywood subfloor. The plumbing is done aside...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-18-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,776
Posted By swindmill
I put the existing patio in myself, and in fact,...

I put the existing patio in myself, and in fact, that may have been the first thing I posted about on here several years ago. I used a shovel and wheel barrow to remove 8" of soil from the entire...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-18-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,776
Posted By swindmill
I think I follow all of that and I agree that's...

I think I follow all of that and I agree that's probably the best I can do without tearing it all out and starting over. When you say 'add another 2x8 to the outside', are you referring to the 2x8...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-18-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,776
Posted By swindmill
I'm learning about deck structure as I go here,...

I'm learning about deck structure as I go here, my deck structure in particular. What I've found is that there are 4x4's approx. every 6 feet with 2x8's bolted to them. The 4x4s are held in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-18-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,776
Posted By swindmill
I really wouldn't know if it's rated that way or...

I really wouldn't know if it's rated that way or not, although I'm guessing you would. It appears to be regular pressure treated. I could probably dig out the dirt that's in contact with it.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-18-2013, 01:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,776
Posted By swindmill
I'm replying to my own post as I think...but, one...

I'm replying to my own post as I think...but, one thought I've had is to run the plastic between the joists and the rear deck foundation, which sits mostly under the dirt. I'm pretty sure I could do...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 06-18-2013, 12:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,776
Posted By swindmill
I got the deck up and realized the deck isn't...

I got the deck up and realized the deck isn't attached to the house, which I should have assumed, but it changes my plans a bit. Because the structure goes down so low, I can't grade away from the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-18-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By swindmill
I like those ideas. I'm feeling pretty certain it...

I like those ideas. I'm feeling pretty certain it won't too big of an issue at this point.
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-17-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By swindmill
I realized that there are nails directly under...

I realized that there are nails directly under the unit. I'm hoping I can get a reciprocating saw under there and cut the nails. I'm hoping to have decking delivered Friday, so we will see how it...
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