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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-18-2007, 11:42 AM
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Posted By jlawrence42
Is pouring concrete a good idea?

Thanks for the replies. I am planning on building my own shower with a plywood subfloor over the concrete slab, then putting down tar paper, metal lath, mortar and the appropriate membranes as...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-16-2007, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,019
Posted By jlawrence42
a sleave?

Thanks for the reply. Any idea what constitutes this "sleave"? I looked around the forum and couldn't find the reference. Am I somehow wrapping the pipes in plastic? I'm not exactly sure how I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-11-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,714
Posted By jlawrence42
Building a shower - starting with the base!

I am planning to build a shower in my downstairs bathroom (see first attached picture). The floor of the bathroom is built on a slab foundation. When I pulled out the old shower, it exposed the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-11-2007, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,019
Posted By jlawrence42
Shower and its sub-floor?

I am planning to build a shower in my downstairs bathroom (see first attached picture). The floor of the bathroom is built on a slab foundation. When I pulled out the old shower, it exposed the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-18-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,070
Posted By jlawrence42
Job completed - Thanks Square Eye!

Finished the job late Saturday afternoon. I built the forms more or less as you recommended, although I decided not to use the PVC pipe, since I ended up pulling out the outer form to make it easier...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-14-2007, 10:02 AM
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Posted By jlawrence42
Oops, it does have a roof!

Thanks for your reply, Square Eye. I wish I'd mentioned the fact that it does have a roof over the existing wall. This seems like it will substantially complicate things. Should I build the forms...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-12-2007, 08:26 PM
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Posted By jlawrence42
Patch repair a spring house wall?

My family owns property with a small house with water fed by a natural spring. The spring was protected about 30 years ago with a spring house made with concrete walls, probably about 2 inches...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-21-2006, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By jlawrence42
Thanks!

I was able to complete the project before going on vacation last week! It took me a full two days of work to do it all. I built a temporary wall, cut through a portion of the siding, pulled out the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-06-2006, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,859
Posted By jlawrence42
Yikes! I just started to pull away the siding...

Yikes! I just started to pull away the siding from the outside corner there and I discovered that the corner post is nothing more than a 2x4. I was expecting it to be at least a 4x4. As expected...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-05-2006, 06:26 PM
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Views: 5,859
Posted By jlawrence42
Thanks for the ideas. I should be setting up the...

Thanks for the ideas. I should be setting up the temporary wall tomorrow and hopefully making the repairs on Monday.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-05-2006, 02:20 PM
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Views: 5,859
Posted By jlawrence42
Thanks for the reply. How close to the existing...

Thanks for the reply. How close to the existing wall do I need to make this temporary a-frame support? Your recommendation sounds good and I do think I will be able to do most of the work from the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-05-2006, 11:55 AM
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Views: 5,859
Posted By jlawrence42
Replacing a corner post, Reinforcing the wall?

Hello,

My name is Jacob and I am new to this forum. I have attached a couple of pictures of a room that I am renovating. I had a suspicion there could be water damage at the corner of the house...
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