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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-27-2009, 05:39 PM
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Views: 2,741
Posted By pressureseal
I don't know weather the walls go below the...

I don't know weather the walls go below the frost-line. I do know the house has a basement, so on that side at least the garage is attached to a foundation wall below frost-line.

Is there any...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 09-27-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,241
Posted By pressureseal
Thanks for the advice glennjanie. I actually...

Thanks for the advice glennjanie. I actually ended up solving the problem a differeny way. Rather than replacing the window, I removed the dryer vent on the left, chipped out the glass and took it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-27-2009, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,741
Posted By pressureseal
Garage Floor Buckling

I am considering purchasing a house, I am concerned whether some issues with the attached garage could affect the foundation of the main dwelling.

The garage is roughly 12 x 24, there is a crack...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-19-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,628
Posted By pressureseal
Okay, well I actually figured out my problem. ...

Okay, well I actually figured out my problem.

After talking with an electrician, it turns out that the outlet was being powered by two different wires. The outlet is in the kitchen, the breaker...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 09-19-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,628
Posted By pressureseal
Outlet Has Strange Power Source

I have an outlet in my kitchen which is not working. When I measure it I get 75 volts so there is some power there, just apparently not enough.

My main issue is that I am having trouble...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 06-11-2009, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,241
Posted By pressureseal
Basement Window Inset in Concrete

I need to replace my basement window but I am not quite sure what measurement to use for it given that the current frame looks like it is actually embedded into the concrete. The situation is also...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 08-01-2008, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,329
Posted By pressureseal
Right now it is a fairly tight seal. The frame...

Right now it is a fairly tight seal. The frame has warped ever so slightly so it is quit snug on the top left corner and somewhat less so as you move away from that. Still you couldn't put more...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-31-2008, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,329
Posted By pressureseal
Replacing Old Wooden Exterior Door with Steel Door

The current exterior door in my house is in need of replacement. It is an old wooden door which does not seem to be particularly heavy and hence probably hollow. It is ugly, it is drafty, and to top...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-31-2008, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,604
Posted By pressureseal
You guys were correct. The switch wasn't screwed...

You guys were correct. The switch wasn't screwed down so when I was nailing in the staple, the pressure must have been just enough to pull the hot side to the box and ZAAAPPP!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-23-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,604
Posted By pressureseal
Stapling electrical wire triggers sparks

I have just finished the wiring for a room in my house and was putting in the last few staples to hold the wire down. I didn't think to turn the power off while doing this. While pounding in a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-11-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,190
Posted By pressureseal
Ok. If I staple the wiring to the sides of the...

Ok. If I staple the wiring to the sides of the 2x2's, then in that case do I need to use metal plates over top or is that ONLY where they go through the wood.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-10-2008, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By pressureseal
Well thanks for the help everyone. After...

Well thanks for the help everyone. After thinking it over and talking with some more people it doesn't sound like what I have will work. The solution I ultimately came up with was to install some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-10-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,190
Posted By pressureseal
Hi. I have the same issue with installing...

Hi. I have the same issue with installing electrical around furring strips and I just wanted to make sure I understand how this works. I am working around 2 " x 2" strips, this is the original...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-06-2008, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By pressureseal
So let me get this straight. For starters, a...

So let me get this straight.

For starters, a clear definition of terms. There are basically three boxes I am dealing with here:
1) a central junction box, from which the cables to the old...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-05-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By pressureseal
Adding in a three way switcb

I am trying to figure out if my exiting wiring will allow me to use a 3-way switch.

I have 3-conductor wire going from a junction box to a dual-switch box. I would like to replace 1 of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-16-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,183
Posted By pressureseal
Okay, thanks for the link, the site is well .....

Okay, thanks for the link, the site is well .. very informative. A little overwhelming almost but exactly what I needed.

Reading through some of the water diagnostic papers it sounds like it may...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-15-2008, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,183
Posted By pressureseal
I don'[t mean to second guess you, but .. are you...

I don'[t mean to second guess you, but .. are you sure I don't need back vapor barrier or something by the foundation? :) Believe me, I am truly hoping the answer is yes as this would save me...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-15-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,183
Posted By pressureseal
Working Around Old Basement Framing

I have a project underway to redo a couple of rooms in my basement. The house is from the early 70's and is basically new to me.

Since I am happy with the current layout of the rooms, my plan was...
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