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Re: How to cut grooves in concrete sidewalk
In , on Sat, 12 Dec 2020 18:01:02 +0000, Goalfooter I don't know what you mean. Don't people drive cars on the boulevard? They'll have to use their windshield wipers while the sprinklers are on. Do...
1 month ago 3
subfloor airbrick
Bungalow has a conservatory added. Simple concrete base. Bungalow has a subfloor void with subfloor airbricks to 2 opposing sides. One of these airbricks vents into conservatory so has been blocked. A...
1 month ago
roofing pipe vent boot seals, FYI
I never knew these needed to be replaced on a regular schedule. The roofer said every 5 to 10 years. Mine leaked. I am looking at a few weeks worth of work and a lot of money to fix the rotted wood....
6 months ago
Cabinets made of osb
We purchased cabinets made of osb. Would using Thompson water seal on the unfinished surfaces be a good idea. No wrong product. I would use sanding sealer a couple of coats
6 months ago 1
Span of a truss
I have a 7/12 patch roof , 2x4 trusses, Queen post style, 24 ? o.c ... do I need a load bearing wall in the middle of the trusses are 30 ft long |I have a 7/12 patch roof , 2x4 trusses, Queen post...
7 months ago 1
Concrete core distance
Is there a certain distance you have to be away from a Hilti anchor to core a hole through a concrete floor ?
10 months ago
Gable truss wall load bearing?
I have a 2.5 car disconnected garage and connected to the garage is a porch. I would like to open up the wall between the porch and garage. I am trying to figure out if the wall is load bearing? The...
10 months ago
Compacting subbase for paver patio
Do it yourself I'm installing paver stone patio and got ahead of myself when putting in limestone sub base. I didn't compact in lifts and have between 9 to 10 inches spread out . will i still be okay...
1 year ago
Filling a pole with cement
Well I listen to you alls coments on if filling a pipe with cement will make it stronger and I'm gunna try it. I put up a tetherball pole and when I hit the ball it wiggles and vibrates at the top of...
1 year ago
Removal of wood 8x8 post with rebar in it that is set in cement
My garage was damaged in a tornado Nd snapped off two wooden 8x8 posts in my garage. In order to reset posts the old posts need to come out, except that they have rebar running through the wood posts...
1 year ago
Stove hood
Does anybody make a stove hood with a fan and an air filter, for stoves that aren't near an outside wall? I'm hoping one might exist with a washable air filter. Thanks.
1 year ago
Builder Screwup pouring foundation
I'm currently having a home built as well. One of the foundation walls was poured out of square. One end of the wall was poured at the correct locat ion. The framers noticed it was incorrect. My...
1 year ago 2
Fine Homebuilding magazines available
Fine Homebuilding magazines available FREE if you pick them up in Fairfax Virginia or $25 + shipping costs if I ship them. Issues 1 thru 145 ? missing 4, 75, 82, 86, 93, 112, 124, 138, 139, 142 Also...
2 years ago
Steel Tubing Bend Capacity
I am looking at sinking 25 foot pipe vertically 5 feet below the surface and securing with concrete. The pipe is 2 1/16 OD steel oil pipe. How much tension (in lbs?) can I apply to the top of the...
2 years ago 1
Heating tape/cable on water pipes
I just had to replace my 33 year old heat tape on my water pipe that runs through an unheated portion of my building. NOTE: this is the self regulating type of heating cable, not the stuff with a...
2 years ago 1