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Jun
18
answered How would I secure a pex shut off valve to the stud in the wall interior?
Jun
18
answered How should I level the ground for my above ground pool?
Jun
18
answered New never used powerstroke 5kW purchased a yr ago generator wont start?
Jun
16
comment What kind of screws/bolts do I need to mount a heavy TV mount?
To help size the drill bit, hold it over the bolt, with the drill aligned parallel to the bolt. You should be able to see some threads sticking out. The drill should be about the size of the solid part of the bolt not counting the threads.
Jun
5
comment Current state of the art foundation waterproofing
Good point on the drainage. I will take care of surface drainage, but the house sits down a hill. I may need to put in a French drain higher on the hill.
Jun
5
comment Current state of the art foundation waterproofing
I will post some pics after I get more of the foundation exposed.
Jun
5
asked Current state of the art foundation waterproofing
Jun
2
answered Cutting structural steel
Jun
2
answered Termite treatment options
Jun
2
answered Ceiling Fan Replacement - Wiring Issue
Jun
2
comment concrete slab up over vinyl siding
Yes, installing foundation waterproofing and a perimeter drain are the main reasons for tearing out the slab.
May
27
answered Do I need gypsum with orange peel to do a reasonable color test?
May
27
answered What will happen to the concrete I tint with latex paint?
May
27
answered What kind of blow torch to use for a stuck bolt
May
26
comment concrete slab up over vinyl siding
Interesting idea about a wood deck. The lower level might work, as there was already a small slab in front of the porch at the lower level.
May
26
comment concrete slab up over vinyl siding
And that's not all I've encountered at this house. A deck ledger was put right over vinyl siding. No flashing at all. And then to top it off they used long nails for the joist handers that also penetrated the siding!
May
26
asked concrete slab up over vinyl siding
May
26
comment A/C still blows when unit is off.
Is the outside compressor unit running as well as the interior fan? Nothing should run when turned off. Sounds like the thermostat may be bad or a contactor/relay is stuck in the unit.
May
26
comment Can I have two storeys in a 16 foot space?
What's that dark spot in the corner? If there is any kind of moisture penetrating the basement, fix that before finishing it. I think I would make one high ceiling finished floor and a crawlspace for storage and running wires. I'd probably leave the tarped area alone, maybe just spray concrete on it. Also bear in mind that you make not recover the cost for building below grade.
May
21
answered Should I notch deck posts?