New answers tagged

0

I've had good luck with this type of anchor. It works best if you drill a hole the size of the lower part first. Then, with a largish Phillips screwdriver, screw it in until flush. Don't use a powered driver, they can over drive it and then you have a real mess on your hands! The come in several sizes. You don't have to use the screws that come with if ...


1

You say "there was no bite behind the plaster when I drilled that pilot hole". I'm not sure if you mean that the screw didn't bite into something solid, or if, as your next sentence indicates, you were still drilling but hit something hard. If you tried driving a screw into that and found that it wouldn't grip, that's not surprising for plaster. ...


0

Maybe this site can help: www.ubakus.com. Here is a screenshot as example from a question concerning inside wall insulation:


0

Two things here. If you don't want squeaks... First you should remove plywood and add blocking to the joists. The swaying of the joists, even slight allows the screws to move and eventually squeaks. Second you need to glue the first layer of plywood down. Your calculations are off - kind of by a lot - AND you are committing poor design thoughts at ...


1

You need to lower the top of the joist by like 4 inches. trimming them down is not going to work. You could move the joists down and attach them to the sides of the beams using joist hangers, that's going to lower the ceiling downstairs. You could talk to an engineer and get some steel joists designed: you can probably use 4x4 RHS as joists (which seems to ...


1

Short answer is no way. You aren't trimming you are taking out the joists there. It wouldn't even work with a 20 pound tub and a 100 pound person. Also if it is a no the step option shouldn't be an option. I have seen this on many a house and what the hell do you do at the top of the step, dive in the tub? I am rather tall and have dealt with it, ...


0

Your concerns about reducing the depth of floor joists to accomodate an ofuro bath are well founded. The dimensions you are talking about (197mm) or about 8 inches would negate any joist at all without rebuilding the flooring and encroaching on the lower level. The weight of the tub plus the water and an adult would need the full support of a properly ...


2

What kind of ledge would I need? 1x4's mounted to studs? 1x4 or 2x4 for a ledger board (cleat) will work. Yes you want them attached to at least two studs. You do not even need to secure it to the cleats if you do not want to, It is very heavy, as long as it sized properly to not slide far enough side to side and slide off the cleat on the other end. If ...


4

Well, here it is two years later and I did it. There is now both a bathroom and bedroom where the "vaulted ceiling" used to be. To do the project required adding two additional lally columns in the basement. The floor was constructed by sistering two LVL beams to existing structural LVLs on either side of the space. Then joists were hung between ...


1

You can't. Not with steam switches. You will need to switcheroonie over to "smart switches" for this to work. You will need smart switches that communicate either wirelessly or via powerline signaling. You won't have ANY spare traveler wires. On the inter-switch 3-way cable, you will reassign all 3 wires to new jobs, which will be obvious. White =...


2

Yes, your two exits are code compliant for a basement rec. room. (In fact, only one exit is required. It can be directly to the exterior or up to the main floor.) Two exits are not required unless you’re going to sleep in that room. The Code only stipulates the size of one door in a residence. It requires one egress door that is (1) 32” clear opening with ...


Top 50 recent answers are included