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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-23-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,384
Posted By guyod
That chart is way off for me. Most of PA is 36"...

That chart is way off for me. Most of PA is 36" or below. Chart say most of PA is 20"
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 04-23-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,384
Posted By guyod
That site does not say anything about a footer. ...

That site does not say anything about a footer. I dont know what the frost line in louisiana is but 425ft of footer plus block to get up to grade will easily cost 10k-15k extra.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-23-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By guyod
I dont see any obvious red flags. I would be...

I dont see any obvious red flags. I would be surprised if there was a permit pulled and that it would pass inspection. But I dont see the structure falling down. As a neighbor I would be happy they...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-23-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By guyod
Keep in mind that since your old drive was...

Keep in mind that since your old drive was heaving that means water was getting under driveway then freezing. Most french drain system do nothing in winter. If it was me I would install a french...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 04-23-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 613
Posted By guyod
If it was a drain pipe with under 1 psi or water...

If it was a drain pipe with under 1 psi or water pipe up to 80 psi, would be the deciding factor here.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 04-08-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By guyod
I made a curved front porch. I had some...

I made a curved front porch. I had some Composite fencing pickets laying around and used them for skirting. At only 1/2" thick they were pretty flexible but it should be warm outside or at least...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 04-02-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,049
Posted By guyod
New tank cost $30 and its about $7 cheaper to...

New tank cost $30 and its about $7 cheaper to refill taking account for lost propane around me. So If you have to exchange a tank instead of refill more than 4 times in 12 years it would balance...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 04-02-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,049
Posted By guyod
Refilling your tank is definitely cheaper. But...

Refilling your tank is definitely cheaper. But throwing away your outdated tank and buying a new one is probably not cheaper. Cheaper to exchange the tank and hope you get one that has majority of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Tools 04-02-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,049
Posted By guyod
You have to figure in the fact that tanks are...

You have to figure in the fact that tanks are only good for 12 years and refill station around me are getting more strict at looking on the date stamp on tank before they refill them. So when they...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-31-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,332
Posted By guyod
A dollar saved is a dollar earned. With taxes...

A dollar saved is a dollar earned. With taxes more like $1.30. So Im all for what your doing.

Your lucky there is no snow load. If you can walk on roof without alot of bounce i doubt it is in...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-30-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By guyod
There is many ways to frame a bench seat.. Here...

There is many ways to frame a bench seat.. Here is a pretty easy design

http://img.diynetwork.com/DIY/2011/05/18/DKIM512_bench-seating-step-7_s4x3_lead.jpg

Use furniture grade 3/4 plywood for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-30-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,332
Posted By guyod
As far as resale goes I dont think you can make...

As far as resale goes I dont think you can make this house buyable at least above land value without framing out a new roof. So if you planning on selling it ever be aware any money and effort you...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-30-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 836
Posted By guyod
I little heat could help. You probably just need...

I little heat could help. You probably just need bigger wrenches though. If you have pipe dope i would use that. It is harder for a first timer to mess up. The tape takes a little skill. You have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-29-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 836
Posted By guyod
use a pipe wrench /pliers on clamp on fitting and...

use a pipe wrench /pliers on clamp on fitting and wrench on shut off to get off old shut off.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-29-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 836
Posted By guyod
I would be more worried about replacing that...

I would be more worried about replacing that clamp on gasket fitting than the valve. For Diyer you can use sharkbite fittings or compression

shark bite...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-29-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By guyod
I got the 2 shower heads mixed up. Its like...

I got the 2 shower heads mixed up. Its like neal said with an internal shut off or if the ceiling was lowered you could use this at the rain head ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HouseRepairTalk Website Help 03-29-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By guyod
I constantly think of adding living space to my...

I constantly think of adding living space to my trusses attic myself. I hate to be negative but it seems like a doable project but in reality it is a huge project. An addition would be easier and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 03-28-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By guyod
I have this on my roof sheathing too. Took to...

I have this on my roof sheathing too. Took to long on my remodel I guess letting warm air into attic like neal said. I sprayed some industrial mold killer on it and sealed the the attic from house...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-28-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By guyod
Im not sure what you are using for a shut off...

Im not sure what you are using for a shut off valve but it obviously isn't working. Try a different shut off valve.
Use something like this ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-21-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By guyod
Not sure what that small board is. With a 100...

Not sure what that small board is. With a 100 year old house it is really hard to know what is going on and if it is a old issue or not. If the structural boards looks solid I wouldn't mess with...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-21-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By guyod
No need for plywood then . They are made to screw...

No need for plywood then . They are made to screw on to studs. Dont see how it will hurt either. Studs need to be at certain places for attachment also shower doors need extra studs. So if he is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-20-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By guyod
Are you using an interlocking shower surround...

Are you using an interlocking shower surround with nailing flange that gets attached to studs? Or a cheap panel that is meant to be glued on to old wall? You should be installing a surround that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-20-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,244
Posted By guyod
You may not find exactly what you are looking for...

You may not find exactly what you are looking for but if you find something that has 3 nail holes on each side higher than 5 1/2 inches(ceiling joist) you should be fine since a 2x6 joist hanger is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-20-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,244
Posted By guyod
If you are following neal's advice and are...

If you are following neal's advice and are nailing beams together I would go with this approach. You will have to remove some drywall to do this. ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 03-16-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 490
Posted By guyod
It is probably the check valve. You can try...

It is probably the check valve. You can try sticking something up there to try and clear it or open flap. Might just be broken and need to be replaced . I had one break once.
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