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    Vapor Barrier

    I have not but I will. I'm still leaning hard towards no barrier.
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    Vapor Barrier

    Thank you Bud16415. That's the way I'm leaning.
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    Vapor Barrier

    It's just dirt. No insulation and on the floor. Memphis TN which is hot and humid.
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    Vapor Barrier

    Point taken but I consider this group pretty well versed in all things home repair. It's expensive though and I've lived in this house for 30 years and nobody else has ever recommended a vapor barrier and no other house in my area has one that I know of. House is in Memphis, TN with a fairly...
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    Vapor Barrier

    I'm having my main beam in the crawl space shimmed up. The structural engineer and the foundation repair guy have recommended a vapor barrier in my crawl space. I have vents and the space is dry so is this necessary?
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    Building a storage loft in a condo

    And now the customer has a design change. To stay with the industrial feel of her condo, she wants to use pipes as the framing and railings with deck boards for the flooring. I know that pipes have been used to hold up porch roofs. What I need to know is the spacing of the pipes and then ideas...
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    Building a storage loft in a condo

    Awesome. That will save me a little bit of money. Thanks!
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    Building a storage loft in a condo

    Nope. Mostly christmas stuff and some clothing.
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    Building a storage loft in a condo

    Since this loft/closet will only be about 4' wide, can I use 2x6s 16 on center instead of 2x8s for the joists?
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    Low water pressure

    Is there some way to tell if they're crudded shut?
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    Low water pressure

    I have the problem of the water pressure dropping if I have two faucets or appliances running at the same time. I believe I have galvanized water pipes and hear that corrosion or gunk can build up in them, restricting water. I'm open to suggestions without replacing the water supply unless that...
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    Kenmore dishwasher has a hole in the tub

    I used something very similar and so far no leaks.
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    Building a storage loft in a condo

    Good point. Will do.
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    Building a storage loft in a condo

    Wood floor. Second floor. This was a cotton classing building that had very heavy carts and long tables in it. Putting walls to make a closet aren't going to hurt it. The ceiling is at least 12' high.
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    Building a storage loft in a condo

    Yes and yes. So, I believe I just need to frame in the closet as if it's a new build.
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    Building a storage loft in a condo

    The dotted line will be the new wall that will enclose the closet. I think the drawing is detailed enough.
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    Building a storage loft in a condo

    This condo was an industrial building that has been remodeled into individual into individual units. The walls are sheetrock over metal studs. The owner wants a storage loft build over a 9' wide hallway. She only wants it 4' wide so that the rest can remain a hallway to the back bedroom. I...
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    Filling bolt holes in concrete

    THis Sika high strength formula starting setting up almost before I could get it out of the tube. Bent my caulk gun.
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