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DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-04-2007, 10:21 AM
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I plan on doing the job myself, the problem is...

I plan on doing the job myself, the problem is that I have balloon framing where if I blow insulation in the walls they may end up into the crawlspace. I have no access under the house where it is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-04-2007, 08:57 AM
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Posted By rp14
Insulating Closed Walls

I have a house built in 1925 that has NO insulation. The foundation is basically sitting on the ground which I will fix in the spring.
Right now I need to add insulation in the walls. Looks like the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 11-04-2007, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,066
Posted By rp14
Installing Pellet Stove

I just picked up a pellet stove for the house to get away with the freestanding gas fireplace in the kitchen. I plan on keeping the gas stove installed as backup when power fails. I am going to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-01-2007, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 46,353
Posted By rp14
I don't mind sistering joists but I do like the...

I don't mind sistering joists but I do like the idea of adding another 4x6. I finally moved into the house and will be doing some foundation work during the winter. Question I have is the base for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-11-2007, 11:58 PM
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Views: 46,353
Posted By rp14
Anyone have photos of house jacking? I want to...

Anyone have photos of house jacking? I want to get ideas to where to place the wood beams for jacking. Looks like it'll be a 6 month process if I am going to raise it 24" and I would need to live in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-11-2007, 11:55 PM
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Posted By rp14
The span is around 16' and the 2x6's are actually...

The span is around 16' and the 2x6's are actually 2"x6" not todays dimentions. I am going to expect dry rot and not sure about termites since it gets cold up there, again I know nothing about bugs...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-10-2007, 12:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 46,353
Posted By rp14
I am getting ready to lift and level my house up...

I am getting ready to lift and level my house up in N. Idaho. I am looking for all kinds of ideas and tips to how to do this job. The house was built in 1925 and very little pier blocks. Basically...
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