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DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 04-12-2006, 12:50 PM
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Views: 2,607
Posted By Porter418
I thought this an easy (somewhat) job. Mind you...

I thought this an easy (somewhat) job. Mind you our Kitchen counter is square and true and I needed to raise it an inch after putting in the new pine floor anyway.

New 3/4 plywood. Cement...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-12-2006, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,410
Posted By Porter418
Already checked. The angled braces are farther...

Already checked. The angled braces are farther out to the sides and not in the area for the arch.

The real challenge is going to be leveling the original floor to match the additions so that I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-12-2006, 02:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,410
Posted By Porter418
Duh, Guess the beam is already there Huh? And...

Duh, Guess the beam is already there Huh? And since the window shows no adverse effects................
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decorating and Design 04-09-2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 29,855
Posted By Porter418
Bought a Place for a rental which was owned by a...

Bought a Place for a rental which was owned by a two pack a day smoker for years. The panelling was actually tacky from tar. After a thorough cleaning two coats of white pigmented shellac (Bin or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-09-2006, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,410
Posted By Porter418
Microlams or what?

Same house different problem. Looking to put a 4.5 foot wide doorway/archway between two rooms. Problem is its a post and beam home and this was the original outside wall. Do not have to remove...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-09-2006, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,423
Posted By Porter418
Yup, mortised w/ pegs and no roof beam. Glad to...

Yup, mortised w/ pegs and no roof beam. Glad to hear someone else has been through this before.
Hadn't thought about the eves insulation. Heck, I'm still vacuming up the cellulose I pulled...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-09-2006, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,423
Posted By Porter418
Thanks all. Yes this is a post and beam home. ...

Thanks all. Yes this is a post and beam home. And Inspector I know hust what your talking about (regarding damage done by other people). On the first story I've torn out the interior walls. There...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-08-2006, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,423
Posted By Porter418
Oh yeah. And calling these timbers 4X4's is...

Oh yeah. And calling these timbers 4X4's is being generous. This stuff had to be the culls left around. At some points there more like 3.5 X 2's, some still have the bark attached in spots.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-08-2006, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,423
Posted By Porter418
Correct, the joists are basically collar...

Correct, the joists are basically collar ties/rafter ties and they are nailed to the SIDES of the rafters (w/ what looks like a few 10 penny nails) at least four feet up from the kneewall and have no...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-08-2006, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,423
Posted By Porter418
Thanks for your quick reply. Kind of confirms...

Thanks for your quick reply. Kind of confirms what I suspected.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 04-07-2006, 06:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,423
Posted By Porter418
Ceiling span 3 foot on center

Renovating an old saltbox style house (1850's). Found the second story ceiling was bowed. The plaster had been removed and covered with sheetrock at some point. A crawl in the attic revieled 4X4...
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