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DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 02-20-2012, 11:53 AM
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Posted By DougLeary
How to warp a door to fit a warped frame

After remodeling my basement I noticed that the hinge side of a new bathroom doorway (built by me) is almost 3/4" out of alignment at the bottom. I must have kicked it or something before attaching...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-20-2012, 11:33 AM
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Views: 1,860
Posted By DougLeary
I lifted my house about 8 years ago -- hired...

I lifted my house about 8 years ago -- hired professional lifters and then did most of the inside work on the new rooms myself. They used an air jack system to do the actual lift, and used 8x8's for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 02-20-2012, 11:27 AM
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Views: 3,003
Posted By DougLeary
This is just a general question. I always thought...

This is just a general question. I always thought a bearing wall bore a load above it, for example a wall on a lower floor that has an upper floor wall on top of it or crossing it. How can a wall...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 10-02-2011, 01:20 AM
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Views: 6,858
Posted By DougLeary
Russell -- In my house the joists originally...

Russell -- In my house the joists originally rested on 8x8 horizontal timbers spaced about 8 ft apart. So if I were lifting my own house myself (which I definitely would NOT recommend doing except as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-27-2011, 12:39 AM
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Posted By DougLeary
Maybe a little late...

But others contemplating a house lift might benefit from my photos. We had our 100-year-old house lifted 3 ft about 8 years ago to convert a crummy low-ceiling basement to nice clean open living...
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