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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation Today, 04:15 AM
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Posted By beachguy005
You must be building in a flood zone. It's the...

You must be building in a flood zone. It's the only reason I can see for bolting a 9x10 shed to a slab. That being said, build your foundation, attach your decking to it then shim it level. Get...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-18-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By beachguy005
One other thing to consider, though I don't know...

One other thing to consider, though I don't know if it applies to your situation, is purchase costs. I had propane and unless you owned your tank, which are expensive, you used your supplier...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-17-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 537
Posted By beachguy005
I can't tell how much of a gap you have under...

I can't tell how much of a gap you have under that out swing door but you may need to cut the bottom to clear the thickness of the brick and whatever you're using for mortar. That means you'll have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-16-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By beachguy005
I was referring to the original application. ...

I was referring to the original application. Putting concrete on concrete, especially thinly, doesn't bond very well. If you've ever spilled some mix and let it harden, it's easy to scrape up. You...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-16-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By beachguy005
I wouldn't start pouring leveler on it. I would...

I wouldn't start pouring leveler on it. I would think that smearing concrete on a cured concrete floor, without a bonding agent, would probably start breaking up in the near future. Especially if...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-16-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 944
Posted By beachguy005
Why on earth would you use concrete to resurface...

Why on earth would you use concrete to resurface your floor, especially if your were going to put down epoxy?
Concrete has different minimum thickness requirements. What you used had aggregate in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-16-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By beachguy005
I think you'll find that the blocks at the top...

I think you'll find that the blocks at the top are filled with grout making, them solid.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-15-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By beachguy005
You should take a look at this. Note that one...

You should take a look at this. Note that one method they recommend Simpson HGAM10 which comes with screws.

http://www.floridadisaster.org/hrg/content/walls/roof_to_masonry_wall_connection.asp
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-15-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By beachguy005
Go to their forum where you'll find lots of tile...

Go to their forum where you'll find lots of tile guys to answer that question. Honestly though, the answer to where you put the curb...under the door.
I would install it on the center line of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-15-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 299
Posted By beachguy005
You can pick up an angle grinder at Harbor...

You can pick up an angle grinder at Harbor Freight for short money. Frankly, it was one of the best purchases I made to use around the house. Diamond blade for tile or stone, metal blades and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-15-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By beachguy005
Look here... ...

Look here...


http://www.johnbridge.com/how-to/shower-curb/
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 09-14-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By beachguy005
Just use a small hand saw, or, since it's such a...

Just use a small hand saw, or, since it's such a small cut, you could even use a hacksaw. Lay your trim on top of it pressed to the wall and mark a line with a sharp pencil.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 09-13-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By beachguy005
Cut the nose trim not the baseboard, but you may...

Cut the nose trim not the baseboard, but you may not need to because you're going to have a bit of an issue aligning the joint on the baseboard. The stair baseboard is mounted on the carpet, the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-13-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 109
Posted By beachguy005
Just get a single pull out with a single knob. ...

Just get a single pull out with a single knob. Don't know your holes diameter but you may just need to ream them out to 1.25". Something like this...
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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-13-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 172
Posted By beachguy005
Looks like it was a lead and oakum sealed fitting...

Looks like it was a lead and oakum sealed fitting at one time. I wonder if you had it feeding a septic tank.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-12-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By beachguy005
If you're like a lot of the older houses in south...

If you're like a lot of the older houses in south Florida that leak is only one of many to come. That being said, I would re-plumb with pex through the attic. Humidity and condensation isn't an...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-12-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By beachguy005
As much as I'd like to give you an attaboy, in a...

As much as I'd like to give you an attaboy, in a few weeks or less you'll see it crack. You should of used wood, instead of cardboard, sistered onto the studs to screw, or nail, that replacement...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-09-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By beachguy005
You really can't fix it until you figure out...

You really can't fix it until you figure out where the water is coming from. Is it ground water or rain water from run off or gutter down spouts?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-05-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By beachguy005
Yeah....We've seen your work.

Yeah....We've seen your work.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-05-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By beachguy005
The valves look to be compression type so you'll...

The valves look to be compression type so you'll need to shut of the main water valve before you remove them, remove the 2 valves with a wrench, slide off the escutcheon plates, find where the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-03-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By beachguy005
As noted above... it's an adder of about $700.00...

As noted above... it's an adder of about $700.00 to go to 200 amp. I would bite the bullet and go for the 200. You'll always have it and it's a selling feature. Most of the additional cost is for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-03-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By beachguy005
You definitely want a service entrance mast where...

You definitely want a service entrance mast where you feed the house, up off the roof. As for the box in the shower, flipping it outside is good if you don't mind having the junction box out there. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 08-31-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By beachguy005
Frankly, I don't know why anyone would scrape off...

Frankly, I don't know why anyone would scrape off the popcorn only to retexture the ceiling. My preference is for nice smooth ceiling, painted flat white. It never goes out of style and I've never...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-30-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 675
Posted By beachguy005
Hand digging 8 plus yards of dirt is only one...

Hand digging 8 plus yards of dirt is only one part, moving it is another part. You also need to factor in the time involved. I've done a lot of back breaking work on houses I've owned, and as much...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-30-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 675
Posted By beachguy005
Just look for a company that rents bobcats and...

Just look for a company that rents bobcats and you'll probably find that they also rent the walk behinds and deliver them. I used one a while back to move a couple of truck loads of sand and gravel....
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