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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-17-2014, 06:50 PM
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Posted By rowdy48
16 ga

Would a 16 ga FN style nail hold this 5/16 oak enough? I have a porter cable 16 ga finish nailer. I thought I might need a larger nail head like a DA style. I'm doing a 40 sq ft hallway that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-16-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By rowdy48
what nail to use on face nailed floor

Any suggestions on what nail and nail gun to install 5/16 by 2 inch face nailed oak flooring. Looked around the box store today and didn't see anything I thought wood be correct. Wood flooring...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-29-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By rowdy48
The glue is a great idea. I plan on using a...

The glue is a great idea. I plan on using a couple of jacks to ease the joists back level or as far as I can without additional damage. The plumbing will be dropped below the joist. I'm waiting on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 02-29-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By rowdy48
two small floor joist

I have a 1200 sq foot ranch with a full basement built in 1957. The floor joist are 2 x 8 dimensional lumber and they span 12 ' 8". In the center of the house about six in a roll have had...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 02-02-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By rowdy48
Thank you for the info Stuart

Thank you for the info


Stuart
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-31-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By rowdy48
main panel clearance

Anyone have the latest NEC requirement for access clearance around the panel ?


Stuart
louisville Ky
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-10-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By rowdy48
breaker in the panelposition

When did the nec begin to require 240 breakers be located in the top of the panel with the 110 at the bottom. I assume its to place the larger amp breakers nearer the power "in" cables.

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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-04-2010, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,349
Posted By rowdy48
removing shower drain

Many of these pvc shower drains come with some type of key to screw it together. By key I mean a piece of metal that fits in a slot or between protrusions within the drain that you then use channel...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-03-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,466
Posted By rowdy48
improper whirlpool tub install

I'm trying to repair the seam between a whirlpool tube and the cultured marble wall. I think the floor joist under the tub were not spaced correctly for a large fiberglass whirlpool tub. I'm...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-08-2010, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,588
Posted By rowdy48
frozen water lines in outside wall

is putting supply lines in an outside wall against plumbing code or just poor common sense. Have a condo with water lines in an outside wall but within the attic space on the 1st floor condo. They...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-10-2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,248
Posted By rowdy48
Anyone experienced in Florida homes ?

I'm wondering what can of worms are opened in stripping the drywall out of a house in Sarasota county florida. Specifically at what point you open yourself up to building code upgrades. I know the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-02-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,717
Posted By rowdy48
how many brick courses in a day

I looked at a 5 year old home that had vinyl windows and could see where the bottom of the window was bowed or bucked from the crush of the brick. How many rows of brick can be layed before you have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-27-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,162
Posted By rowdy48
I think the register boot is the way to go. I do...

I think the register boot is the way to go. I do maintenance on several four plexs that have long pipe runs to the outside. I used a store bought vent brush on a 3/8 plumbing snake to clean them...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-27-2009, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,953
Posted By rowdy48
Too loud

I've used an old craftsman with the $15.00 cartridge filter for about 20 years. I have to blow out the filter with compressed air whenever I empty the tank. The darn thing still works well but the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 02-27-2009, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,999
Posted By rowdy48
roof vents and power vent

A local roofing co replaced two roofs on our block. Both two story homes have the same square footage and floor plan. The position of all vents prior to the work was identical on both homes. Neither...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 07-03-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,972
Posted By rowdy48
replacing 2x6 supporting wall with steel post

I'm looking at replacing a basement 2 x 6 load bearing wall. The center beam on this 2 story brick home is 3
2 x 8 's sandwiched together supported by the 2 x 6 wall on 16 inch centers. I want...
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