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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-17-2014, 09:56 AM
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Posted By MrMiz
I know AngelaSteele5 originally said that "they"...

I know AngelaSteele5 originally said that "they" weren't avid or expert DIYer's (forgot the exact quote). So a good plumber should be able to identify this pretty easily. I think nealtw is spot on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-17-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,372
Posted By MrMiz
According to the city you always need a permit....

According to the city you always need a permit. When I talked to the inspector he said they really don't even look at anything under 30". Which I translate as they just want the permit for some quick...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-07-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,372
Posted By MrMiz
Believe it or not the inspector calculated the...

Believe it or not the inspector calculated the loads and it passed with a 4x4. the loads where sufficient.... color me shocked. BUT that only means it passes code. After finishing up I did a fair...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-07-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,372
Posted By MrMiz
Thanks! For some reason the smiley faces with...

Thanks! For some reason the smiley faces with beers seems appropriate. 98 degree weather made this deck way harder than any other I have ever done.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-07-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,372
Posted By MrMiz
Projects done. Here is how it turned out.

Projects done. Here is how it turned out.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-23-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,372
Posted By MrMiz
There was a separation between the person who has...

There was a separation between the person who has done it before and the person who wanted free labor. It was my fault I showed up thinking "we" had it all planned out so I didn't double check the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-23-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,372
Posted By MrMiz
removing the Caissons?

Any good recommendations for getting the caissons out? They are 10" sonotubes 36" down. The back yard it too tight to get any big equipment in. If I'm going to have pull them I'm going to need a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-23-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,372
Posted By MrMiz
Would we have to shorten the deck back to the...

Would we have to shorten the deck back to the drop beam? the deck is currently drawn out with a 2 foot overhang off the drop beam.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-23-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,372
Posted By MrMiz
<smash head here> that means I need to regrade...

<smash head here> that means I need to regrade that whole side of the yard other wise the the drainage plane is right over the top of the caissons on that side..... uggh.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 06-23-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,372
Posted By MrMiz
Need help/suggestions for Deck framing problem.

Hello! I'm attempting to help out my brother in law with installing his deck. He went down to the deck super store and got them to make him plans. Which he submitted for permit. The plans included...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-14-2012, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By MrMiz
BridgeMan thanks for the info. that corner...

BridgeMan thanks for the info. that corner appears to be low about 3/8ths... in my Googling (yes I use it as a verb) I came across a recommendation of only moving a structure 1/8th of an inch a day...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-14-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By MrMiz
Thanks nealtw. The current plinth is broken...

Thanks nealtw. The current plinth is broken almost in Half and I can see that the column is hollow. I can't see if there is a post inside yet because there are a bunch of plastic bags mashed up in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 09-13-2012, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,957
Posted By MrMiz
Save the money on the landscaping and buy a...

Save the money on the landscaping and buy a riding lawn mower! :) a really nice big one. Sitting on a nice lawn mower for an hour or so is a lot easier work than digging weeds out of rocks, mulch,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-13-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By MrMiz
I'm giving it a a go with Quickcrete5000. I've...

I'm giving it a a go with Quickcrete5000. I've got the forms setup pretty basic. I'll take some pictures and post it when I have a chance. I saw they have some stucture jacks at home depot that I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-29-2012, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By MrMiz
Could I cast a plinth out of concrete?

Could I cast a plinth out of concrete?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-29-2012, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By MrMiz
Oh and can anybody tell me where I can buy a...

Oh and can anybody tell me where I can buy a aluminum plinth? I've check homedepot and lowes online but it doesn't seem they have just a section/selection of aluminum plinths.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-29-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By MrMiz
after the some googling it looks like the part...

after the some googling it looks like the part that is falling apart is called a "plinth". So far I have seen recommendations to replace it with and aluminum plinth that allows for air flow under to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-29-2012, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By MrMiz
the base "blueish" part is crumbling/split at the...

the base "blueish" part is crumbling/split at the miters.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-29-2012, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By MrMiz
Help! How do I repair one of these?

Anybody got any sage advice for repairing this:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MfcnHMJP2r0/UD21bWnNjxI/AAAAAAAAC_w/gWqzr3CZTZg/w289-h216-n-k/Untitled.jpg

Hopefully that image transfers but...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-27-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,620
Posted By MrMiz
Nealtw would a layer of Tyveks (or however you...

Nealtw would a layer of Tyveks (or however you spell it the "house wrap") make any difference for the vapor barrier?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-27-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,620
Posted By MrMiz
That was the 3rd estimate I got. the first one...

That was the 3rd estimate I got. the first one was for Sears metal siding and when the guy got out of his car at the house he was already laughing.... he basically asked me if it was over $30k would...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-25-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,620
Posted By MrMiz
Also... how should I insulate from the outside...

Also... how should I insulate from the outside in? I assume it's a mold problem if I staple up paper backed insulation with the paper facing the outside?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 10-25-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,620
Posted By MrMiz
Advice for siding, soffits, and facsia

Hey all I need help trying to figure out what to do with my 100 year old rental property. Specifically the siding, soffits, facsia, and because it's 100 years old it has no insulation. When I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-13-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,454
Posted By MrMiz
Have you taken a look at Econo heat's wall...

Have you taken a look at Econo heat's wall mounts? I have purchased 2 of them and used them in the winter time. They don't work well with large spaces but at 170sq foot I think your probably ok with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-13-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,757
Posted By MrMiz
It's all about money.

Start with your budget and set a MAXIMUM amount.

First off your deck looks great. Let the "Jones" that you put your money toward paying of your mortgage and watch there face turn green with envy....
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