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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat Today, 06:15 AM
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Posted By bryce
Every 5 years or so we get a extra cool summer. ...

Every 5 years or so we get a extra cool summer.
Today is 64' with a high of 75' Next week is another cold rain coming low's 52' only 11 Celsius in the morning on Monday. But other than that it is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding Today, 05:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By bryce
Hook ladders are illegal here. I can see why too,...

Hook ladders are illegal here. I can see why too, ladders are not designer for that kind of torque.(seems to be illegal the USA too...
http://www.trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/3117379/2...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-12-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By bryce
I'm starting to think i might have to take all...

I'm starting to think i might have to take all the old decking wood off. Isn't simpler to do it that way? I think this is old barn wood that was never kiln dried. That sound about right?

I take...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-11-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By bryce
You can use lots of drywall screws, they are...

You can use lots of drywall screws, they are really cheap and may not react with pressure treated wood.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-11-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By bryce
Apparently the problem is that the metal gets too...

Apparently the problem is that the metal gets too hot and damages the wood roof structure with too much heat and humidity. So that is why white, maximum reflection. But with the foam it would not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-11-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By bryce
Well it's going to be sealed with elastic paint. ...

Well it's going to be sealed with elastic paint.

I'm thinking to use 1" foam with the foil on back and plastic on the front.

Would i put the foil side up? With this eliminate the heat problem?...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-05-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By bryce
Unfortunately they don't have that tool for rent...

Unfortunately they don't have that tool for rent or for sale. What about the scaffold, would it tip over? The tool rental guy say use a harness but i don't see how to attach it.
I might as well get...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-05-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By bryce
Yes you can finish plywood. It would be lots of...

Yes you can finish plywood. It would be lots of sanding, you can put trim on the edges or some kind of waiscot, as you like....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-03-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By bryce
Would a 32" ladder and stabilizer be okay for one...

Would a 32" ladder and stabilizer be okay for one person. Do i need to stabilize the feet if it lays down on the roof?
Or should i use the scaffolding as well and put the ladder up from there?
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-01-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By bryce
Hi Bud, it's about 1000 sq. Same guy just...

Hi Bud, it's about 1000 sq. Same guy just excavate the half the side of the house for me in 5 hours, he's a german machine. He said 4 days, but i think if i help him if could be less.
I imagine the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-01-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By bryce
Because your house was damp before and now you've...

Because your house was damp before and now you've running an air conditioner all the time.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-01-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By bryce
Yes this project is coming up in a week or so. ...

Yes this project is coming up in a week or so.

What you seem to be saying is i should put shingles on instead?

I assume the roof is strong enough because there is a lot of snow and ice at...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-26-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,822
Posted By bryce
Thanks SS. I sleep up there. It is nice with...

Thanks SS.

I sleep up there. It is nice with the windows on both sides. That platform on the right is just wide enough for a queen size bed.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 06-26-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,822
Posted By bryce
here it is, at long last. Only needed to do it...

here it is, at long last. Only needed to do it over 2 times rather my usual 4 times...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-26-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By bryce
DIY roofer?

I've got a problem with rot in the roof, i can smell it some times when it is hot.
What happen was they put a new metal roof over the old shingles and never removed them or fixed the rotten roof...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-04-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By bryce
How high do you want to raise it? ...

How high do you want to raise it?
http://www.nprentertainments.co.uk/DSCF0223.jpg
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-04-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,822
Posted By bryce
I like they way he does it here at the...

I like they way he does it here at the streakhouse.

/watch?v=UYiZgyRarxY
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-01-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 805
Posted By bryce
What i can tell you are much better focusing on...

What i can tell you are much better focusing on keeping water out of the building than creating a sort of pond system in your basement.
For example you could back fill with open cell foam pieces...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-01-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,822
Posted By bryce
I'm thinking to use this nosing. My...

I'm thinking to use this nosing.

My question is how do i attach it? Will glue possible be good enough? no.
Screws with pilot holes and glue? Nails. The pine is $15 and oak is $20, i guess the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-16-2014, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By bryce
okay for a cheap solution what do you think about...

okay for a cheap solution what do you think about roof cement? I assume these are mostly tar. I could very carefully apply it with a roller or brush with a 15 ft handle and a ladder, since the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 04-14-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 782
Posted By bryce
So the concrete around the base of the post is...

So the concrete around the base of the post is not important?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 04-14-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By bryce
Does the chimney need covering?

Do you think moisture comes through the chimney like this? I notice when it rains a bit of musty odor, not sure but could be the concrete dampness on the roxul insulation. Notice the top of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-07-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,822
Posted By bryce
Hi Neil, ya well the good stuff is like $60 @...

Hi Neil, ya well the good stuff is like $60 @ 4ft, The guy put some cheap particle board treads on there before, it is already buckling. For what i can tell the nosing is nothing really special, half...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-06-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,822
Posted By bryce
It took over a hour to drive to their place in...

It took over a hour to drive to their place in Caledonia hills, but it was worth it. This is some class-a stuff. I think i got a deal $250@160 sq. ft. I imaging $8 a ft might not be unreasonable for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 04-02-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By bryce
Yes it is the metal roof, so if forms and slides...

Yes it is the metal roof, so if forms and slides off, which maybe not bad idea to get excessive weight off the roof.

I think now the best solution is move the pipes to the side of the house so the...
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