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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-16-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,879
Posted By minimii
Thanks everybody. nealtw, should I hire an...

Thanks everybody.

nealtw, should I hire an independent engineer or the contractor should provide the report?

BridgeMan, the contractor did not splice the two piece together. The two pieces are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-03-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,879
Posted By minimii
crack in rafter

My house was hit by a tree during Sandy. A few rafters was broken/cracked. The roof contractor had come and replaced a few broken rafters. However, I found there are still 3 rafters with cracks, some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-05-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,698
Posted By minimii
Thank nealtw. I have both exterior walls and...

Thank nealtw.
I have both exterior walls and interior walls that were wet. I had put on the pink R-19 insulation...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-04-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,698
Posted By minimii
Do I need tear the drywall after leaking?

Our roof was broken and leaking. So the drywall in the wall and ceiling was soak with water for a day.
Now we have put on tarp on the roof and leak has stopped. We have fans on and plenty of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-28-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 952
Posted By minimii
what to use to fill the gap of toilet drain pipe

My second floor toilet drain pipe has a wide, about half inch gap between the pipe and the floor. What should I use to fill the gap? cement, grout or other material?

Attached picture is view of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-18-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By minimii
I wonder if I use LED or CFL bulb, would I be...

I wonder if I use LED or CFL bulb, would I be able to have insulator contact with the non IC light? I assume LED and CFL will generate much less heat.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-17-2012, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By minimii
I know what IC means. My question is what make an...

I know what IC means. My question is what make an IC light insulation contactable? What special treatment do IC kit typically get? Do IC have better air circulation to prevent it get hot?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-14-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By minimii
IC vs none IC recessed light

What is the difference between IC and none IC? Does the IC has insulation build in to prevent the case get hot? Can I just simply wrap some silicon or heat insulation sheet around an none IC recessed...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-14-2012, 03:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,027
Posted By minimii
The flex seal looks like really cool product. I...

The flex seal looks like really cool product.
I found aqua epoxy in HD and put them over the cracks. So far I have had water in the shower pan for a few days and it seems working. I guess I will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 09-06-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,027
Posted By minimii
quick fix for shower pan crack

Our shower is leaking. I opened up the ceiling under stair under where the show pan is and cut out part of the subfloor. I can see some cracks about 1/2"x2", as in the attached image. The top of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 08-27-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,791
Posted By minimii
extra underlayment for laminate with preattached underlayment

Hi,
We bought the costco laminate with preattached underlayment for first floor that is concrete slab. I am thinking to put an extra layer of underlayment for better insulation. I was recommended to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-10-2012, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By minimii
it turns out not just me n00b has the problem. ...

it turns out not just me n00b has the problem.
http://www.plumbingzone.com/f22/copper-pipe-fittings-way-too-tight-5260/

I got these things at HD. I think they only have one brand. Do you think I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-10-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By minimii
hard to push copper pipe into coupling for solding

I need to joint copper pipes in a straight line. Off from the wall when testing, the coupling fit into the pipe tight but ok. However, when up in the ceiling, it is extremely hard to put the coupling...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-10-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By minimii
Thanks. Do you mean take out this one that is...

Thanks.
Do you mean take out this one that is pointed by the red arrow?
I wonder if it would work it I back fill water from the water faucet?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-03-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By minimii
prime the water pump

We have a very old shallow water water pump that stopped working. It was working before then I turn the whole thing off for a few weeks. When turn it on, I can see the motor turn and running dry....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-26-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 632
Posted By minimii
pex for radiator heating

Hi,
I am try to replace some pipes for my heating system.
I wonder if pex tubing is suitable for baseboard radiator heating?
I search on the pex sites and called pex tubing companies. They think...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-02-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By minimii
Thanks neal and asbestos.The max weight the post...

Thanks neal and asbestos.The max weight the post is to carry is 10,000 lb. I guess I don't need the plate then.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-31-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By minimii
using the steel plate is for spread the load

using the steel plate is for spread the load
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-31-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By minimii
Thanks. Here are two kind I found on web: ...

Thanks.
Here are two kind I found on web:
"ASTM A36 is used for general purpose structural, machinery parts, frames, fixtures, automotive and agricultural implements and equipment, brackets,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-31-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By minimii
What kind of steel plate to use

I am planning to put a 8"x16" steel plate under a 4" lolly column, on top of concrete foundation/post. Is "A36 Steel Plate" the one I should use? Or should I use stainless steel plate? Any special...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-29-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By minimii
Thanks, nealtw. If I dig and rebuild a footing...

Thanks, nealtw.
If I dig and rebuild a footing for the center post, what size should it be?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-28-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By minimii
anchor for steel column post

Hello, everybody.
I am replacing the load bearing wall with a steel beam supported by three 4" steel column posts. There is just one floor of bedroom and bathroom above the beam supports. I dug a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-07-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,028
Posted By minimii
nailing on top of LVL beam

I would like to use top flange joist hangers on a main beam made of two 1 3/4" LVL beams Is it OK to nail or screw in the LVL beam in that direction? I don't know how strong the layers of LVL hold on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 02-07-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By minimii
how to tell if vent pipe is in use

Hi,
I am trying to rebuild one of our load bearing wall. In side the old wall, there is a vent pipe (the one the goes up and stick out of roof) that is connecting to some old, no longer used drain....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 01-24-2012, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By minimii
I have called GP and other manufactories, still...

I have called GP and other manufactories, still did not get any response back yet.
Does anybody know roughtly, (for a span of around 10ft), how much load does two 1 3/4" can provide, comparing one 3...
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