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DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 05-14-2013, 07:38 AM
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Views: 671
Posted By pstew96
Flashing problem?

Hi All, My roofing guy a few years ago placed the asphalt roofing over the flashing. I beleive its supposed to go under the flashing, no? I have a leak, there is a 1/4 step down between the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-25-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,381
Posted By pstew96
I guess I will have to see what happens, if the...

I guess I will have to see what happens, if the floor gets to bad the tenant will have to be inconvenienced while I get it tiled, or the tenant could live with it until he moves out at which time I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-24-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,381
Posted By pstew96
The slab that its on is not below grade, its a...

The slab that its on is not below grade, its a kind of situated on a rocky outcropping, in soil and rock but nothing dug in the dirt, its kinda propped up on maybe 1 to 2 layers of cinder block in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-23-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,381
Posted By pstew96
Well with all the rain we just had, I probably...

Well with all the rain we just had, I probably will see what happens next, tile would have been so preferable which is probably what I will end up with.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-20-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,381
Posted By pstew96
Thats what I fear I will have to do, but I'm...

Thats what I fear I will have to do, but I'm going to wait and see what happens. The other thing is, I'm renting out the space and I hope it doesn't become an issue while I'm renting it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-19-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,381
Posted By pstew96
Yes, particle board is nailed to concrete and it...

Yes, particle board is nailed to concrete and it had a slight bulge which transfered to the oak I beleive. I'm hoping that water from the surface is what found its way down into the subfloor and not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-18-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,381
Posted By pstew96
Has been down for at least two years, I think...

Has been down for at least two years, I think they installed it shortly before I bought the place.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 04-17-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,381
Posted By pstew96
So, after replacing almost a whole bundle of...

So, after replacing almost a whole bundle of planks, and polyurathaning it, the floor is still raised where the doors touch it, its better, but I'm worried that with summer humidity and some rain...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-16-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,381
Posted By pstew96
I hope these pictures help, Im hoping the bulge...

I hope these pictures help, Im hoping the bulge is not so bad that I can't simply use some nails to flatten the floor, I'll wait for your opinions. thanks!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-08-2011, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,381
Posted By pstew96
Ok, so the now twisted planks need replacing (or...

Ok, so the now twisted planks need replacing (or can I just nail it down with finishing nails?)and I have created a space between the wall and flooring, there is just one thing, I cannot in some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-07-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,381
Posted By pstew96
So, I took my circular saw and tore down the...

So, I took my circular saw and tore down the middle of one plank, what I found was, no moisture and that pink paper with particle board base with staple type nails in it from the board I just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-06-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,381
Posted By pstew96
what if I use a concrete nail gun just to push...

what if I use a concrete nail gun just to push the floor down now that I have created space between the wall and floor, or, drill a hole and inject glue then nail it down? I would like to avoid a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-05-2011, 06:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,381
Posted By pstew96
So its oak flooring thats been squeezed into...

So its oak flooring thats been squeezed into three rooms with no space for expansion and where a certain someone left a dog bowel of water in two places is buckling. I bought a toe kick saw and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 12-02-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,381
Posted By pstew96
Oak floor buckling

I got a toe kick saw from Harbor Freight, then I cut one wall about 3/8 because it was flush up against it, does anyone think I also need to cut a groove between the three rooms to create a 3/8...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 11-15-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By pstew96
The water was allowded to sit for loong periods...

The water was allowded to sit for loong periods which I suspect caused the worse damage, I expect to rent maybe a Toe kick and put that gap in at the very least. The last thing I want to do it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 11-14-2011, 07:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By pstew96
As the weather gets colder, the flooring is...

As the weather gets colder, the flooring is getting worse, the edges near the walls are tight, do you guys think that if I take up the edged peices and cut them to create better expansion it might...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 11-02-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By pstew96
Bought this house less than two years ago, it was...

Bought this house less than two years ago, it was ok, a little rough and cupped slightly, then girlfriends son had his dogs dish on the floor for a few months until he left and now I notice where the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 11-02-2011, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By pstew96
Oh brother! the floor is buldging up in two rooms...

Oh brother! the floor is buldging up in two rooms , in three or four places for about 2 to 3 feet, and I can feel it cupping slightly in the third room. I can't tell if there is a vapor barrier...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 11-01-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,761
Posted By pstew96
Tongue and grove floor buckling up

My floor is forming mountain ridges in places, as tho its being squeezed, its on probably a concrete slab, Im thinking if I could get something heavy (an asphalt roller) would be great to flatten it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-24-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By pstew96
Thanks all for the great responces! I decided,...

Thanks all for the great responces! I decided, since the asphalt fell apart and I couldn't peice it together to instead continue a stone and cement walk to meet up with the asphalt. I didn't think I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-21-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By pstew96
What about heating it up in the barbique just to...

What about heating it up in the barbique just to about 100 degrees to make it maliable? I could put it in a tray to separate it from the flames.? Sounds crazy doesn't it, but its all hard and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 10-12-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By pstew96
Asphalt walk repair

I had to remove a portion of my asphalt walkway to get to a sewer pipe, I took it in three chunks. Is it resonable to suppose I can put it back and use driveway patch to fill the cracks and then...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-16-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,347
Posted By pstew96
Warped post, part of a deck

I didn't notice until I was done that the post of presure treated wood was warped, anyone know if its possible to straighten this while in place, or do I have to disassemble it...?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-25-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,766
Posted By pstew96
he he he, no, would make the roast taste pretty...

he he he, no, would make the roast taste pretty badly I'm sure! I was thinking maybe the barbeque grill after I test its flammability. Maybe use a torch as you said on the crumbling areas and then...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-25-2011, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,766
Posted By pstew96
Soften asphalt material

Does anyone have a clue as to how I can soften the bagged asphalt material I bought at Home Depot so I can spread it more easily, I don't know if its flammable, its tar with those pebbles, right now...
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