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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-24-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,681
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
update

just wanted to let everyone know that I hired a housing inspector to come inspect this beam. He found it was only to stabilize the roof not support it. He suggested the beam just be braced from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-05-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,681
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
That is a great question. If it was done that way...

That is a great question. If it was done that way would a temporary wall still have to be built? Do they have any other way of dong it like say a jack system or anything like that? I don't know...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-04-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,681
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
ok great thanks for all your help I really do...

ok great thanks for all your help I really do appreciate it. :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-04-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,681
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
great advice I will definitely get a second...

great advice I will definitely get a second opinion on this.
BTW I have a crawlspace & no basement under my house.
He said the engineer suggested the 2-3 foot wall. I don't think I should settle on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-03-2009, 11:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,681
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
The contractor says even after the new beam is in...

The contractor says even after the new beam is in ( $3200.00- 5 days of work ) I may need to put in a small support wall under the beam. He said that side is cut so the beam will sit on the wall & it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-03-2009, 08:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,681
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
I have to decide how to do this?

Ok the contractor has told me that I should put a small partition wall about 2-3 foot in between the windows for added support. My problem is I have two big windows: see pix. My front door & the two...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 12-06-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,917
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
I completely agree with the guys As some know I...

I completely agree with the guys
As some know I do not have a fireplace lol
So I love to play around w them
let me know what you think &
if you want me to change the wall color? hint hint
I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-06-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,681
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
On man duane1982 that's really bad! I am def...

On man duane1982 that's really bad!
I am def going to pay the $500 for an engineer
I think it is well worth that because it is very important it is fix right the first time.
fantastic advice...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-05-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,681
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
Thank you so much!

Wow you have confirmed everything the contractor said right down to the Laminated veneered lumber type fix which is what he suggested I do to fix it as well to keep the open feel. Thank you it is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-04-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,681
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
yes I believe the studs on top are going up to...

yes I believe the studs on top are going up to the roof -coming down to the beam is the only support for the the roof. There are two seperate beams this one is cracked the other is not so far? They...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-04-2008, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,681
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
Update

I have talked to a few people.
1. First one guy said I can have it wrapped & add extra support to the sides & it should be fine.

2. Then another said I can have a metal box made to bolt the top...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-04-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,531
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
I love that idea :)

Quote: old icicles can be used for package stuffing

I am so going to use that idea I love it! ;)

Here's an idea I came across few weeks back for old yard sale or even old election signs. You...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-03-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,531
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
I was looking for ideas myself just the other day...

I was looking for ideas myself just the other day you can recycle old ornaments by.

1. spray paint & glue glitter on them

2. glue or decoupage printed pic of your family onto the ornament...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 12-03-2008, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,576
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
I just went throught he same thing lol

I just went through the same thing ..
We bought a house for a great deal as well & guess what my stove top was painted 3 times! (can't see it in pic but was bad)with non heat resistant paint.
I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 12-01-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,524
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
Wow!

I love the 2nd one.
I would def give that a try if I had a fire place lol
Great job!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 11-26-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,681
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
Thanks guys

Great advice, I will call one after the holiday.
Yep there are two beams. One is at least cracked half way through.
I am pretty worried because it seems to be getting worse. :eek:
What kind of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-26-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,524
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
I love your room!

I wish I had that fireplace!
I have the beams but no fireplace darn it!

I have played around with your room & I love it!
Good luck, if you want me to try other colors let me know it is a very...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 11-26-2008, 09:42 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,835
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
Wow Fantastic!

Great job!
Congrats on the new house!
One question what did you use for the ceilling texture? I want to do it in my small bath to fix a bad job someone did in there.

Also just a thought check...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 11-26-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,826
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
You can make a template

You can make a template if you want to make sure you get a great cloud shape I did a room for my daughter (free hand ) when she was little she wanted blue walls with clouds all over hee hee I used a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 11-26-2008, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,681
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
Is this dangerous?

I do not know anything about beam so I will post pix so you can see what I am talking about.
Who would I need to contact about a crack in the beams in my living room?
I just want to know if it's...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 11-21-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,458
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
Wow great job! :D

Wow great job! :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-21-2008, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,271
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
Thanks :)

Just wanted to let everyone know what they did to fix the problem.
The electrician went ahead & removed the plug & put what he called a blank plate over it. He said that way if any one else comes...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-10-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,271
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
I went ahead & called an electrician. my motto is...

I went ahead & called an electrician. my motto is "when in doubt hire it out" lol. There is a reason they get paid the big bucks. Nice guys & no worries about it now. :cool:
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-23-2008, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,271
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
Thanks for all the help I really appreciate it I...

Thanks for all the help I really appreciate it I will post again when I get the chance to take a close look at it. :cool:
Thanks guys you are a great help. :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 10-21-2008, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,271
Posted By FreeStuffRockz
What to do? Electrical outlet above stove burner!

:confused:
Okay so I really do not know anything about electrical :(

I have an electrical outlet right directly above my back burner on my stove.
IDK if the previous owner moved the stove here...
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