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DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-24-2012, 02:19 AM
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Views: 1,876
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I forgot to add in that the landing where the...

I forgot to add in that the landing where the stairs will turn is where the backdoor is. So I will need stairs from the basement to the landing and then turn 90 to another set of stairs to the main...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-19-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By lslapshot
The wood around the window is PT. The second,...

The wood around the window is PT. The second, third and fourth sill arent. It's balloon construction so the floor joists dont have the ability to be hung from anything. The way it sits there is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-19-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By lslapshot
Its not a wooden window...thats tar from the...

Its not a wooden window...thats tar from the driveway. What side lentil would be appropriate for this application? I looked at all the other windows in the basement and they are all set up the same...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-18-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By lslapshot
There is no room to fit a header around the...

There is no room to fit a header around the window. Right above the basement window is a window that has a header that lands on the foundation and is taking all of the structural weight. Maybe I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-18-2012, 04:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,574
Posted By lslapshot
Basement Window Replacement

Guys - I had some foundation work done and the guy left the new foundation 1.5 inches shorter than the old foundation. I'm attaching a photo of my repair and wondering if its a good repair. I had...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-16-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,876
Posted By lslapshot
I know a ladder will get "me" up and down the...

I know a ladder will get "me" up and down the stairs. I need to get "stuff" up and down the stairs! Does HD carry pre cut stringers for about 8 steps?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-15-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,876
Posted By lslapshot
temporary stairs

I'm having some basement work done and the concrete stairs and landing have to be broken up. Anyone have any ideas for me about building some temporary stairs or purchasing something to get me by...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-09-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,068
Posted By lslapshot
Header over basement window

Ok so heres another issue I found. I built a header for the main floor windows since I intend to go up one level on the house. Little did I know that half of the header is sitting right above the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-09-2012, 05:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 551
Posted By lslapshot
Securing Sill to Foundation

Thanks for all the input on the stud replacement! While replacing the studs I realized the sill plate is not secured to the foundation! I jacked the house a bit and looked into the block and its...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-08-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By lslapshot
Sorry - like I said, I'm new to all of this and...

Sorry - like I said, I'm new to all of this and maybe didnt explain very well. I'm replacing several exterior2x4 studs due to rot and insect damage. I used 6d 2.5 inch exterior grade screws. To...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-07-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By lslapshot
Replacing Exterior Studs

Guys - Brand new here and hoping I can get some solid advice. I've replaced several exterior studs (balloon construction) due to rot and sill plates due to termites/carp ants. I used 6d 2.5 inch...
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