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DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-11-2014, 11:25 AM
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Posted By buffalo
I'm starting to make a material list. As far as...

I'm starting to make a material list. As far as gutters go , is there a type that has a flange attached to the gutter that rides up the roof? Then you could ice and water shield over that flange? If...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-07-2014, 06:07 PM
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Yea I need a permit . I wouldn't need a permit if...

Yea I need a permit . I wouldn't need a permit if it was only shingle work. It's somting like 100$ plus 5$ per 1000 spent so whatever. I haven't touched any load bearing walls in the main structure ....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-07-2014, 10:16 AM
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Posted By buffalo
So I'm back to the original plan of just...

So I'm back to the original plan of just tackeling the inlaw roof . The walls between living room/bedroom and kitchen/bathroom are load bearing . I've already taken out the kitchen/living room. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-07-2014, 10:06 AM
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-07-2014, 10:05 AM
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-11-2014, 04:30 PM
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Posted By buffalo
Nice link Neal. I may call them , seems like...

Nice link Neal. I may call them , seems like exactly what I need. I'll keep you posted.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-08-2014, 07:43 PM
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Posted By buffalo
I will contact an engineer before I tackle any of...

I will contact an engineer before I tackle any of that. Thanks for all your help Neil , ill let you know what happens.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-08-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By buffalo
These are the walls I'd like to remove. The red...

These are the walls I'd like to remove. The red walls are the ones I want gone now. The blue walls will be down the road if I can afford an addition and move the stairs.

Red wall #1 I would like...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-08-2014, 08:00 AM
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Posted By buffalo
The building inspector is aware of the 2nd story...

The building inspector is aware of the 2nd story , and my roof plans. I haven't raised the question about a permit being pulled. It's deffinatly not original , as you said earlier , the wiring used...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-07-2014, 01:02 PM
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Posted By buffalo
Well to my wife's dismay I started to rip open...

Well to my wife's dismay I started to rip open ceilings to see exactly what up there. Your not gonna believe this but the previous tile I took out was the only joist that was 16"O.C.. All the rest...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-06-2014, 06:02 AM
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Posted By buffalo
I hate the stairs where they are now. My plan was...

I hate the stairs where they are now. My plan was to move access to the second floor into the addition down the road. Well looks like things just got a bit tougher.

In residential framing the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-05-2014, 05:57 PM
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Posted By buffalo
It might not be correct , but all the joists are...

It might not be correct , but all the joists are in the first floor ceiling already , and being used as a floor. The last 4' that's shaded on the second floor isn't used as the pitch of the roof is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-05-2014, 05:49 PM
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Posted By buffalo
Ok I just noticed something weird. All the joists...

Ok I just noticed something weird. All the joists in the basement are 2x8 , 7 of them are 2x6 for some reason. The beam and sills in that area are taller making up the differance.can't really tell...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-05-2014, 03:43 PM
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Posted By buffalo
Ouch , well I had to get medevil on my drawings....

Ouch , well I had to get medevil on my drawings. I'll have to get my cad guy to draw them up.

Basement throughout house. 2x6 joists throughout main house , 2x8 under inlaw. The main beam in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-05-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By buffalo
Yea , that's way beyond my ability to even learn...

Yea , that's way beyond my ability to even learn , at that point I would need an architect to draw it all up , and sub a lot of it out. Kinda why I din't mention it till now. Just figured if I was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-05-2014, 07:12 AM
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Posted By buffalo
Reading it , thanks.

Reading it , thanks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-05-2014, 07:10 AM
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Posted By buffalo
I really like that idea to raise the ceiling on...

I really like that idea to raise the ceiling on the 2nd floor and keep a flat ceiling. There are 3 beds and a bath up there. If I'm going to mess with that existing wall( which is almost 44' long) I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-04-2014, 04:15 PM
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Posted By buffalo
Ok , I kinda figured that was gonna be imposable...

Ok , I kinda figured that was gonna be imposable to read. One thing I hate about this house is no internet connection. Everything is off my phone , or a laptop in conjunction with my wifes hotspot ,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-04-2014, 04:03 PM
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Posted By buffalo
First floor exterior wall floor plan . (all...

First floor exterior wall floor plan . (all existing walls)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-04-2014, 11:34 AM
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Posted By buffalo
Thx for your patience Neil . Very good...

Thx for your patience Neil . Very good explinations and I'm pretty straight on what has to happen now. Couple questions.I was planning on looking into scissor trusses. The 1 story inlaw area is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-04-2014, 10:09 AM
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Posted By buffalo
My small contribution to the site , after driving...

My small contribution to the site , after driving Neal crazy with questions.:D

Every unit is sized by btus per hr , which is factored by the size of your house and insulation. For easy numbers...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-04-2014, 06:34 AM
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Posted By buffalo
One thing im confused about or reading wrong ,...

One thing im confused about or reading wrong , you don't sheet any of the roof until all the trusses are set correct?

The first truss should be perfectly plumb and braced , are you saying I may...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-31-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By buffalo
Well i had the day off today and went down and...

Well i had the day off today and went down and talked to the building inspector. I then went into work and had one of our guys in the CAD department do me a simple layout. I think I will be using him...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-28-2014, 08:08 PM
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Posted By buffalo
My friend is no journeyman at it , I'm sure by...

My friend is no journeyman at it , I'm sure by his own admission. I am hopfully going to meet up with another carpentar friend Friday and go over some things . I know some others too , more...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-25-2014, 07:20 PM
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Posted By buffalo
I know a hand full of roofers ( commercial guys...

I know a hand full of roofers ( commercial guys but I know they do residential roofs on the side , I helped on a tear off once ....thats work! ) who will help me and my good friend was a framing...
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