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    Sill plate rotted on foundation?

    So the repair is complete, took a few hours but it came out alright. When I started working I realized that I could move the studs and sill freely so I didnt bother jacking the wall. I pretty much just pried the sill out, pounded a treated board under the studs...it was pretty tight, I sistered...
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    Sill plate rotted on foundation?

    It's just a brick veneer, then looks to be t111 or similar, then plywood sheathing, then studs. It's a weird house. I will update this thread as I make progress, thanks for the help!
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    Sill plate rotted on foundation?

    Well I pulled the wall. I believe the water is coming up from the bottom because the top of the wood seems to be in good shape. Now the only question is, how do I fix this? I was thinking about cutting it about 16 inches at a time so I dont gotta mess with jacking up the wall. Cutting the studs...
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    Sill plate rotted on foundation?

    This is the outside, the rot is directly under this window, which is getting replaced in a few weeks as part of the remodel
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    Sill plate rotted on foundation?

    Its about a 6 foot section, then where the garage meets the wall it is on cinder blocks so not rot there. I've had the house for about 10 years so...
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    Sill plate rotted on foundation?

    Hello, so I gutted a spare room to turn into a bedroom. Was gonna put down pergo. Pulled the carpet and trim. Realized that the wood at the bottom of the wall framing is rotted pretty bad. What do I do?
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    Subfloor is messed up

    Hello, I started gutting a spare room to turn into a bedroom. The plan was to put down pergo. I started pulling the carpet and assumed it was on a slab. It looks like some sort of tile? Asbestos? Idk. Anyways at some point the floor looks to have heaved and there is a crack running the length...
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    Can i refinish these terrible floors?

    Pergo or vinyl? I prefer prego, not a fan of vinyl, if feels like rubber to me. I was thinking I oughta tear up that old floor? Its nasty. Another issue is I heat with a wood stove insert. It is surrounded by tile out about a foot from the stove, but the floor gets pretty darn hot, sometimes hot...
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    Can i refinish these terrible floors?

    I've done tile...its not easy...this room is over 500sqft
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    Can i refinish these terrible floors?

    The house was built in 1945, I was thinking about going with pergo too, but I'm afraid it will kill the resale value, tho anything is better than what's there currently. The floor isnt directly on the joists, here is a pic from the basement looking up
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    Can i refinish these terrible floors?

    I pulled my carpet and my floors are really bad. Embarrassingly bad. I have 2 dogs, 5 kids (including 2 year old twins) and 3 cats. If I can get away with refinishing myself I'd rather do that then spend big money on a new wood floor that's gonna get beat up within a couple years by my zoo. I've...
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    What is a fair price on drywall?

    Not sure. There are furring strips presumably attached to the cieling joists. I was gonna use 1/4 inch drywall
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    What is a fair price on drywall?

    Hi, My living room is around 500sqft. It has acoustic cieling tiles that I would like removed and drywall put up. Above the cieling tiles are furring strips, then another layer of older cieling tiles that I'm guessing are asbestos. The house was made in 1945. I'm just looking to have the first...
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    Well point clogged?

    As a reference, if I run the tap on the laundry tub my pressure drops from 50psi and will hold at 10psi never going higher until I turn the sink off
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