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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 06-07-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,109
Posted By Mephistopheles
California redwood? from California ? You got to...

California redwood? from California ? You got to be kidding? Its about as decay resistant as white pine these days. THERE IS NO NEW CUT USA REDWOOD THAT IS DECAY RESISTANT TO ANY APPRECIABLE DEGREE,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 06-07-2007, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 24,243
Posted By Mephistopheles
Yep roll or T&G is the standard. 15 years...

Yep roll or T&G is the standard. 15 years old...most likely the right lifetime in many climates of the USA. Several factors are involved, shading, substrate, material used ect....

Check the roof...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-07-2007, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,056
Posted By Mephistopheles
Metal lathe is not applied directly against the...

Metal lathe is not applied directly against the substrate.
Hopefully there is an air gap behind the plywood also, and not just 1/16" lol. (plywood 14%+ moisture expands and is subject to accelerated...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-07-2007, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,125
Posted By Mephistopheles
Your answer depends on the degree of moisture...

Your answer depends on the degree of moisture pentration and the drainage around the structure. You can check the degree of penetration by a simple plastic sheeting taped to floor test for 24 hrs. If...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 06-07-2007, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 15,276
Posted By Mephistopheles
Go rent a core drill. And yes they come in sizes...

Go rent a core drill. And yes they come in sizes larger than what you need.
If you're intent on making a ugly hole, metal flash interior hole and attach duct to it then intall a flapper vent on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 05-29-2007, 03:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By Mephistopheles
cant be done.

cant be done.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 05-19-2007, 02:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,467
Posted By Mephistopheles
I've probably inspected 7000+ wood decks...and it...

I've probably inspected 7000+ wood decks...and it has fully convinced me the best wood deck is concrete.

BTW these not so new sawdust and plastic extruded deck planks..they stain easy, they...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-19-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,046
Posted By Mephistopheles
Hmm. How about the obvious question... is this...

Hmm.
How about the obvious question... is this a supported slab, earth filled or solid concrete..how many steps up to the landing?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-19-2007, 02:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,473
Posted By Mephistopheles
actually there is a way to use it. use a...

actually there is a way to use it.

use a sledge hammer to break it into 1/4-3/4 chunks then add sand and cement and not too much water...don't want weak concrete.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 05-19-2007, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,419
Posted By Mephistopheles
Depends on the composition of the bricks. Clay?...

Depends on the composition of the bricks.
Clay?
Concrete?
veneer laid?

Concrete bricks are very porous and wll pretty much never clean up.
veneer laid are alot less porous but still will be...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 05-19-2007, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,112
Posted By Mephistopheles
yeah, shingles for 3.5/12 or less is just...

yeah, shingles for 3.5/12 or less is just trouble, won't matter if your quadruple the felt with #30. Besides shingles flying around. I see it EVERYDAY on inspections.

Tear off the old, replace any...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 05-19-2007, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,220
Posted By Mephistopheles
engineer time... Tree could be the culprit,...

engineer time...
Tree could be the culprit, find out first then ck for any necess. permits. Where I live, cutting down a tree is $5000 fine without going through review process. We can't even cut a...
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