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    Termites coming from dirt between floor and wall

    have solid Norwegian brick. They are all facing one way similar to the first pic. They have tiny little holes but ate mostly solid and one course...no double....almost 12 inches long and about 5 or 6 inches wide. I have been told that there is very little problem with these drawing...
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    Termites coming from dirt between floor and wall

    Sorry snoonyb, I want to make sure I'm understanding your first paragraph. The adhesive will already leave a small gap and work good with the foam? I completelt agree with the metal. I'm definitely considering metal studs as I go through the rest of the exterior walls. I stopped the...
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    Termites coming from dirt between floor and wall

    Yeah....I will have the gap from the 2x4s but apparently they install the reflective side toward the sun cause this is florida. However, it seems like a lot of value is being lost placing it right next to the brick versus a gap...it is a lot easier for me to just place the foam up on the brick...
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    Termites coming from dirt between floor and wall

    Okay neal....and everyone else....I decided to strip everything.....I dyed the floor...filled the crack with boric acid, then round rubber seal, then self leveling caulk...it's looking nice. I ultimately decided on putting the foam and then the 2x4 walls...I want the capability to have deep...
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    Termites coming from dirt between floor and wall

    Okay..I'm tracking...but if I do a 2x4 wall(to get the wood off the brick) and do foam sheets(with tube foam to close the gaps), will the moisture between the foam and brick cause problems? Will it simply dissipate back through the brick? I don't have holes for it to breathe....but I know...
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    Termites coming from dirt between floor and wall

    Keep in mind...I have removed the bottom 1x cause it was comoletely ate through. I broke it all off with my bare handa. I have this post for the floor and another for the electrical. I thought it would be better to keep them separate but there is some overlap. Neal and bud have come up with...
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    Solid brick walls with electric lines nearly exposed

    Wow, you guys are great...very active forum. I now have to many ideas, lol. As far as inspection...let's just say are local guy isn't the smartest cookie in the jar. Nonetheless, this will look good when done and be top notch ready for any inspection. I appreciate the help! Moving on...I...
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    Termites coming from dirt between floor and wall

    Yeah....I read somewhere you can soak cotton balls in saltwater and use this to kill them....I'm only doing this as a future preventative. I am also fixing drainage around the outside perimeter. I have identified them as subterranean termites....so I just need the best way to fix the inside...
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    Solid brick walls with electric lines nearly exposed

    Bud is right-on with his visual analysis. They used the 1xs for a total of 3/4 inch depth and the box is flush with the paneling installed. Well afjes, I guess it's up with a new wall. The wife did not like the idea of live wire in a pipe in the baby's room. But should I do the standard 2x4...
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    Solid brick walls with electric lines nearly exposed

    There was no plan for a new wall....this is on a solid brick mason exterior wall. Two boxes is about ten feet from the panel...I am checking when I go to run the wire. I figured I would replace all that was on that circuit. I didn't know exactly how to do the conduit though.....maybe put a...
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    Solid brick walls with electric lines nearly exposed

    Okay cool...I wanted to make it safe and figured I should update some things. Surface mount is not an option (the wife would kill me, lol) Thx, we'll see what the consensus is.
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    Termites coming from dirt between floor and wall

    How about for the floor? It's solid masonry walls....should I replace just the bottom piece or all the wall strips as well with pressure treated? And the floor is concrete...no crawlspace.
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    Termites coming from dirt between floor and wall

    No crawlspace....it's a concrete foundation but appears to have been done in multiple pours. I'm guessing the footer followed by the floor. And yes, the previous owner had a ton of vegetation EVERYWHERE that I have removed this past year.
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    Solid brick walls with electric lines nearly exposed

    Hello all, I am making a nursery (first born). I pulled all the paneling to update the room but found bare wires going from the outlets to the ceiling(with only 3/8 pan elig between the wire aND isnide of the room....14/2 copper...metal boxes with some that doesn't have the box grounded...solid...
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    Termites coming from dirt between floor and wall

    Hello all...have an old solid brick home. I pulled the paneling in a room to prep it for a nursery to find a 1/4 inch gab and termites coming up the furring strips. Odd thing is all the interior walls had pt sill plates but not the exterior. I stuck a tool down the crack and it went down...
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