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clutch clipping
On JD 5103 should the PTO clutch operating rod be adjusted to be longer or shorter if the internal PTO clutch is slipping? shorter if the internal PTO clutch is slipping? You may want to post this...
7 years ago 1
 
Stair stringer layout help
There is a stair stringer layout tool for the iPad that makes cutting stringers simple and easy called StairBuilderPro. It is unlike any other layout tool/guide in that no framing square or angle...
8 years ago 5
 
Garage slab
I want to build a garage. My site is about four feet lower than the driveway. I will build stem walls on footings to start that will reach the elevation of the existing drive and will totally enclose...
8 years ago 15
 
nibs on wall after painting
Hello to all: I have a quick question regarding what I might have done wrong painting the upstairs bedroom closet. To start, enlarged the closet, so new drywall went up. Put 2 coats of drywall primer...
9 years ago 4
 
Wood Floor Trusses
I am looking at the probability of building a house soon using a wood floor truss system rather than a concrete slab. I've been looking at dozens of web sites for manufacturers and the one big thing...
9 years ago 7
 
Choice of Impact Driver ?
I am trying to choose an impact drill (driver) that can install 10 inch Spax lag screws in pressure treated timbers. Although I would prefer a corded model, I find very few corded models on the...
9 years ago 18
 
Latex or enamel for covered porch ?
I am sanding down a covered porch down to bare wood, and I am going to paint it. It is a "covered" porch in that it has a roof over it, but it is not fully protected, as it has open sides. So, it does...
9 years ago 5
 
Air conditioning Filters
Air Sponge Filter co. offers a full line of furnace filters, air conditioning and ac filters for home or office we deal in furnace filter. we deal in furnace filters,air conditioning,custom sizes,...
10 years ago
 
Should a deck railing be attached to the house?
My 6 y.o. deck is attached to the house via ledger, as is commonly the case. But my contractor, who is repairing an enormous amount of rot around the house (another story...it's less than 14 years...
10 years ago 2
 
PPG "paint color code" for siding?
Having my house resided with CraneBoard siding, "Mocha" color, and want to paint a backyard garden shed same color. Anyone know how to find the paint color code to match this? --- news:// -...
10 years ago 1
 
Building Steps on dirt slope/ questions
I plan to build some steps into a sloped hill, using timbers. I had some built about ten years ago, and used PT lumber rated for ground contact, which was .8 penetration level. I know that the...
10 years ago 8
 
Connecting footer rebar with slab rebar
Hi.I have a question about how rebar is supposed to connect in a monolithic slab.I want to put down a 16" grid of #4 rebar in the slab and connect it to a 18"wide x 24" deep there a diagram of this...
10 years ago 5
 
One Piece Door Sill With Upturned Edges?
I've installed a few prehung exterior doors over the last few years, trying to flash and caulk the doors as best as possible. Unfortunately, none of these doors have roof overhangs to protect them...
10 years ago 5
 
custom frame for soffit vent
I am considering soffit vent options for aesthetics and to satisfy air intake recomendations. The number of existing 8"x16" soffit vent openings are insufficient based on the 1/150 ratio...
10 years ago
 
TILE OVER CONCRETE CRACKS
I am doing the floor tile in a house that is around 50 years old. The house was built by "kids" back in the 60's and they made a lot of errors. Examples: the aggregate used in the concrete was smooth...
10 years ago 4
 
Concrete Garage Slab Help!
Hi all, Just need some advice on vapour sheets as well as laying the sub-grade. Anyway it has been raining a lot here in Melbourne (Australia) and the dirt was like rock before all this rain. The dirt...
11 years ago 10
 
Paving Moulds
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11 years ago 5
 
Crumbling foundation
There's 6 to 10 inches of exposed concrete foundation going all the way around my house. About half of it is exposed to the soil and the other half is not because of concrete walkways etc. This...
11 years ago 19
 
finishing an attached garage
I am finishing an attached two-car garage that houses the house electrical panel. All the circuits from the house run into the attic of the garage and then down the wall cavity to the breaker,...
11 years ago 1
 
A couple of baseboard questions
I'll just jump right into it. First, I'm looking for advice on how to transition between different types of baseboards. I need to go from a quarter round to a 2 3/8" standard baseboard....
11 years ago 4