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    Improper plumbing & trying to remodel bathroom/laundry

    How far is the toilet from the main vent stack?
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    Improper plumbing & trying to remodel bathroom/laundry

    You're pretty good with sketch-up. My sketch-up drawing look pretty primitive compared to yours. Do you use the free version?
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    Vapor Barrier

    Crawlspace encapsulation is big business right now. Many older homes were built with vents to allow airflow in the crawlspace but now, I guess because of central heat and air causing what they call a "Stack Effect" by drawing hot humid or cool air into the crawlspace, they recommend sealing the...
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    Counter Beam Sizing

    There is a matching gable on the other side of the house but it doesn’t stick out as far as this one does. This side covers a good sized patio and the other gable on the other side of the house ends at the exterior wall. The gabled area is the patio where the arrow is
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    2022 Projects...

    Back in Sacramento (where we used to live), there was a store that sold recycled paint for a fraction of the cost of new. It was good and not so good paint that averaged out to be fairly good quality. We painted the exterior of our house and my mother in law’s house with it and worked out really...
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    2022 Projects...

    Good job Sparky! I know you've been working on this for a while but it's all coming together now! One question though...Do you find that the inspector is helpful in that he suggests things that add to your project or would you say the inspection is a formality that is necessary but not really...
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    Improper plumbing & trying to remodel bathroom/laundry

    Welcome to a man's world! I go through this with my wife all the time.
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    2022 Projects...

    Lol! Yes, I get the two confused all the time but luckily, there are many people to correct us. RedneckGrump, your ToDo list is as long as mine! I just stamped our Kitchen remodel as "DONE" but yesterday (I got you all beat), I had a colonoscopy. I really hate those things but I had a positive...
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    What did you do today?

    I have two dwarf Pitties that Ruby and I rescued from a local shelter because they were slated for euthanasia. We need to find permanent homes for them. They have been neutered and have all their shots. They are the most loving dogs you’d ever want. They are brothers and are about a year old...
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    Counter Beam Sizing

    These videos are easier to view...We stopped at a place in Up State NY that a great-great relative of mine used to own. Now it's a tourist place. Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Pottersville, NY. My Mom and Dad grew up here.
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    Counter Beam Sizing

    These videos are easier to view...We made it back from Moving my Brother-in-Law from New York to Guntersville. We stopped at Niagra Falls before the move.
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    Counter Beam Sizing

    We stopped at a place in Up State NY that a great-great relative of mine used to own. Now it's a tourist place. Natural Stone Bridge and Caves, Pottersville, NY. My Mom and Dad grew up here.
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    Counter Beam Sizing

    We made it back from Moving my Brother-in-Law from New York to Guntersville. We stopped at Niagra Falls before the move.
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    Counter Beam Sizing

    Find the one that doesn't belong... This is from our back porch last year.
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    Counter Beam Sizing

    The one that used to hang out with our cats looked like the picture on the left above. He ate the cat food and the cats just watched him. He hasn’t been around for about a year so we figure something ate him.
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    Counter Beam Sizing

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    Counter Beam Sizing

    Here’s what Bob Villa says…and you know he’s an expert on animals? https://www.bobvila.com/articles/possum-vs-opossum/
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    Counter Beam Sizing

    HaHa…I was mostly just kidding. Most people don’t know there is even a difference between an opposum and a possum. So we have coons and possums in our yard but they don’t like dogs much.
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    Counter Beam Sizing

    We haven’t seen a skunk yet but we have Raccoons, opossums (not possums), ground hogs, snakes and foxes but our dogs and cats seem to keep them under control. To get to the dog door, an animal would have to enter the dog run area. That area belongs to the dogs. You’re right about the lever...
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    Counter Beam Sizing

    That’s exactly the problem! It’s too hard to get up and for me, and my knees are up in the air unless I put my feet way out. A super low couch is just not comfortable.
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