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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-31-2012, 04:53 PM
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Posted By GeoffM
I think the cracks have been there for a while,...

I think the cracks have been there for a while, it was covered in metal siding by a previous owner.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Computers and Electronics 05-23-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By GeoffM
Sorry it didn't help. Is there a limitation on...

Sorry it didn't help. Is there a limitation on the external hard drive? ie. min-max HD size. It's always the most simplistic answer. If I think of anything else, I'll let you know.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Computers and Electronics 05-22-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,059
Posted By GeoffM
Neal, I think you're missing a digit from...

Neal,

I think you're missing a digit from the model #, there should be a 7 after the HDS. Any way, hope this helps.

HD Data Sheet PDF...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-11-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By GeoffM
Thanks Neal. I forgot to add that the two PT...

Thanks Neal.

I forgot to add that the two PT 4x4's to the left of the last picture are just in there for added support right now.

I was thinking of doubling up the joists already and adding a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-11-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By GeoffM
I appreciate all the replies. Here are some pics...

I appreciate all the replies. Here are some pics of the addition, if you want more of the structure let me know.

I'm going to do a new drawing taking into account all the feedback and I'll...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-11-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By GeoffM
Cut a chunk of wood the size of the hole, glue...

Cut a chunk of wood the size of the hole, glue and toenail into it?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-10-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By GeoffM
Here's a great page on how Google Adsense works. ...

Here's a great page on how Google Adsense works.

http://www.adsensehowto.net/google_adsense/how_google_adsense_works.php
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-10-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By GeoffM
Thanks Neal. That's it exactly, we knew upgrades...

Thanks Neal. That's it exactly, we knew upgrades were going to be needed when we bought the house but we were not expecting it so soon or to the extent that it is needed. If I had the $$ I'd be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 05-10-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 369
Posted By GeoffM
No business, no need to advertise but I have some...

No business, no need to advertise but I have some insight into the subject.

Since a lot of people use the Internet to search for businesses now, you should look into Google Ads...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-10-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By GeoffM
Is a beam made from 3 20' 2x10's strong enough...

Is a beam made from 3 20' 2x10's strong enough for that span? with 3 support posts along the front and I could put one on each side.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-10-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By GeoffM
I'm in Ontario, Canada. It's not safe, we don't...

I'm in Ontario, Canada. It's not safe, we don't use it all; the current support is much worse. But it's grandfathered and I'd never get a permit to build a new one. I can get one to fix/reno the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-09-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By GeoffM
I was originally thinking of doing a 12" depth...

I was originally thinking of doing a 12" depth for the footings but according to code it's min 4". The post height may change depending on what's down there, the house is sitting back from a rock...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-09-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By GeoffM
Forgot to add, could I get away with 2 posts; one...

Forgot to add, could I get away with 2 posts; one on each corner with a triple 2x10 beam or would I need a 2x12?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-09-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,537
Posted By GeoffM
New Framing/Foundation Plan for Existing Addition

I have an existing sunroom off the back of my house, it's 13'8" deep by 17'6" wide. The current "foundation" runs 2/3 of the addition perimeter with one side open to access a partial dug out crawl...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-08-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By GeoffM
I finally found the right part of the local...

I finally found the right part of the local building code and the minimum foundation depth is 3'11". I'll go another foot tomorrow and check out that corner.



The cracks were obvious when I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-08-2012, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By GeoffM
I used a couple tubes of Quikrete Mortar Repair...

I used a couple tubes of Quikrete Mortar Repair (http://www.quikrete.com/productlines/MortarRepair.asp) for now to keep the moisture and creepy crawlies out. It should hold until I can have it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-08-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By GeoffM
Exposed Block Foundation Cracks

Corner of foundation with attached garage to the left of it. What started to look like small settling cracks seems like more.

This wall was covered by a raised garden, including areas without...
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