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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 06-22-2012, 12:41 PM
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Posted By turneyreed
Aureli, I was unfamiliar with the name...

Aureli, I was unfamiliar with the name 'Calcimine', so looked it up. As far as a description goes, it is a chalk, glue, and water coating that was used to paint over plaster. It says that it is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-12-2012, 12:59 AM
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Posted By turneyreed
hartzog86- I have to say that that is one of the...

hartzog86- I have to say that that is one of the strangest set of occurrences I've heard yet. I wonder what the probabilities are on your string of conditions and failures would be? I used to work...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-10-2012, 01:52 PM
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Posted By turneyreed
As suggested by 'neal' and 'ma', the stud is at...

As suggested by 'neal' and 'ma', the stud is at that particular location for a reason. You may well have a rafter sitting right above that stud, and if the stud was cut out, the weight of the roof...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-10-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,544
Posted By turneyreed
Check as JPLSTER (is that Jet Propulsion Lab?)...

Check as JPLSTER (is that Jet Propulsion Lab?) and joecaption suggest. It would take a significant amount of condensation in order to cause the damage that's seen in your photo. The question that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-06-2009, 10:29 PM
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Posted By turneyreed
trnt- I am a licensed General Contractor in...

trnt- I am a licensed General Contractor in California. I'm wondering about some of the things you've listed. #1) you say the beams are cantilevered. You mean extended out over the foundation wall...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-06-2009, 03:01 PM
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Posted By turneyreed
dfielding, A rule of thumb for attic ventilation...

dfielding, A rule of thumb for attic ventilation is 1/150 of the square footage of the attic. Assuming a 2000 sf attic, then you would need 13.4 sf of ventilation total- both intake and exhaust. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-05-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,218
Posted By turneyreed
Those blue plastic pipes look like PEX water...

Those blue plastic pipes look like PEX water lines. What is directly above the pipes? A bathroom or kitchen nearby. You could have a leaking connection to a fixture somewhere above the basement...
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