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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-07-2010, 10:32 AM
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Posted By kwerk
I used abatron liquid wood, and wood epox and it...

I used abatron liquid wood, and wood epox and it seems to have worked fine. Supposed to have compressive strength of 5500 psi. I also sprayed borate in there after scraping out the rot, and allowed...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-29-2010, 04:50 PM
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Posted By kwerk
The picture does not show how bad it is, only the...

The picture does not show how bad it is, only the back 1/3 of the sill is in contact with the foundation for this 16" section, just enough for the floor joist not to sink. I scraped a lot of rotted...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-29-2010, 03:42 PM
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Posted By kwerk
Use epoxy on sill plate?

I found a small section of sill plate where the bottom is rotted. Can I fill this with epoxy wood filler? Will epoxy take the weight?

You can't see from the picture but the section is about 16"...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 09-09-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,248
Posted By kwerk
The spider nests were underneath all along the...

The spider nests were underneath all along the sill plate.

Is it going to cause a problem attaching a deck ledger to the rim joist? because it looks like the bottom plate of the wall is not nailed...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 08-31-2010, 10:58 AM
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Posted By kwerk
Subfloor not flush with rim joist

I have removed my old deck and opened the bottom of the wall because of some water damage to the rim joist. House is 25 years old.

I noticed the subfloor does not go all way the under the sole...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-31-2010, 09:38 AM
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Views: 13,428
Posted By kwerk
I found a new sillcock by the same brand...

I found a new sillcock by the same brand (woodford) and the threads looked the same. The problem is the new one is 3/4" shorter than the old one. I thought there might be enough play for it to work...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 08-26-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 13,428
Posted By kwerk
Replacing sillcock

How would I replace this frost-free sillcock with a new one? Should it be soldered?

The pipe on the left of this pic is the sillcock.

http://a.imageshack.us/img838/499/sillcock.jpg
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