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Forum: Flooring 07-02-2020, 01:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 370
Posted By Fouthgeneration
No rational person who has run a successful...

No rational person who has run a successful business can support the Democratic Platform of ever higher Taxes with ever LOWER benefits for Taxpayers.....

If you don't completely understand the...
Forum: Construction 06-28-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 326
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Get a S.E. to sign off on the current expanded...

Get a S.E. to sign off on the current expanded sub floor is an adequate diaphragm.....I can't any piece work removal ending with a sound structural floor system.......underpinning walls with FULL...
Forum: Masonry 06-27-2020, 10:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 455
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Core fill mixes are advertised to reduce shrink...

Core fill mixes are advertised to reduce shrink as the bleed water is absorbed by the porous CMUs and increases flow when used in masonry that has been treated with water absorption reducers( most...
Forum: Electrical 06-27-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 338
Posted By Fouthgeneration
And how will property rights be enforced by...

And how will property rights be enforced by de-funded law enforcement agencies?

What Crazy political party Wants social Chaos to win the next election?

No Cameras? No 'Honey Pot' items that...
Forum: Plumbing 06-21-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 309
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Grind away the extra material, Glue screen...

Grind away the extra material, Glue screen holding piece into female fitting with PL 400- 800 type exterior glues???????
install screen, cash check. Send me some $$$ :thumbsup:
Forum: Masonry 06-21-2020, 01:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Fouthgeneration
The one piece Stone/concrete cap TIES all the...

The one piece Stone/concrete cap TIES all the Units together and greatly improve the chimney's wind rating...... Remember always to allow the flue liners to MOVE vertically as they heat and cool........
Forum: Masonry 06-10-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Fire brick don't like any moisture, No roof = no...

Fire brick don't like any moisture, No roof = no fire brick IMHO.

Don't spend $ on something that won't make through a couple of winters....

maybe loose firebrick you store indoors during the...
Forum: Construction 06-10-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 514
Posted By Fouthgeneration
you can install a perpendicular block under the...

you can install a perpendicular block under the look outs for added stiffness...
Really concerned about the notches in the gable framing, scab on a 2 x6 under the lookouts sistered to the top...
Forum: Flooring 06-10-2020, 12:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 261
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Any slippery surface that wasn't needed (like for...

Any slippery surface that wasn't needed (like for disease reduction) in hospitals/ old folks homes, is a law suit you WON'T win:sad:

and yes Virginia, there are federal standards......

If you...
Forum: General Discussion 06-10-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 494
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Get references, several from people that can be...

Get references, several from people that can be frank without suffering non-payment on an ongoing business deal..

Talk to their plumber and electrician, And HVAC guy get their names from the panel...
Forum: Masonry 06-02-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 199
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Get a Bid from a real Mason that HAS repaired...

Get a Bid from a real Mason that HAS repaired similar fence successfully, use the cost to lower your offer for the home.

get a to bid to demo the nuisance fence and replace to code....Again use...
Forum: Masonry 06-01-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Never have both sides open..... run An "out...

Never have both sides open.....
run An "out side" air pipe to fire box/ash pit to increase heat efficiency.

Copy a two sided design YOU KNOW works...This isn't where you get to experiment.
Forum: Electrical 05-30-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 998
Posted By Fouthgeneration
I'd try an electrical panel punch cutter maybe?...

I'd try an electrical panel punch cutter maybe? the trim ring hides quite a bit.

If you were bored, you could grind a 4" O.D. pipe sharp and router out a piece of plank (valley cuts for the soffit...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Why ever use any type of drywall in a basement...

Why ever use any type of drywall in a basement that might/ will flood eventually?

Less is more with mold prevention, why create pockets where warm damp air will "rain" out as it cools passing...
Forum: Electrical 05-30-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 998
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Nibbler:...

Nibbler:...
Forum: Vehicles 05-30-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,992
Posted By Fouthgeneration
You need a 'Two-Way' hydraulic valve....plumb in...

You need a 'Two-Way' hydraulic valve....plumb in parallel to existing dump valve, The valve is machined internally to reverse the flow, so ALL connections to the cylinder(s) need to be HIGH Pressure...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Buy a high quality SCREW gun that plugs in to 120...

Buy a high quality SCREW gun that plugs in to 120 VAC, you be able to let your kids use later, and it will seat dry wall screws far better, quicker then any impact driver, IMHO.


I use a 2500 RPM...
Forum: General Discussion 05-26-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,107
Posted By Fouthgeneration
I always carry two of any show stopper tool, ...

I always carry two of any show stopper tool, trowels. levels jointers, mixer, brick saw, steel saw, hammer drill, impact driver, hammers, chisels.....decades ago I had enough hand tools to...
Forum: Plumbing 05-25-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Fouthgeneration
If you can, install a drain tile around the...

If you can, install a drain tile around the structure and 'up hill' of the grey water lateral tile. the idea is that the sewer tile always is partially drained so it can take the few hundred gallons...
Forum: Construction 05-25-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By Fouthgeneration
I'd add a treated 2 x6-8" board under either...

I'd add a treated 2 x6-8" board under either ledger plank(2 x 12 s).

the strongest connection would be 4 boards one on each face forming a shelf the 2x 12 rest on with out cutting the marginal 6 x...
Forum: Masonry 05-24-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Fouthgeneration
36 " is the minimum on an UNHEATED structure, I'd...

36 " is the minimum on an UNHEATED structure, I'd dig the center out deeper like an upside down pyramid...

It isn't the frost so much that "tilts" shallow foundations but Biological problem...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 587
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Put a Gable over your 12.5'' opening, so you can...

Put a Gable over your 12.5'' opening, so you can "hide" the beam in the attic space,

I.e. you just have a taller wall assembly under the gable, and special trusses that bear at higher elevation...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,170
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Get a second opinion from an engineer with...

Get a second opinion from an engineer with verifiable wind design experience...

the width to height ratio of those columns in really high, ~40' =480" over 8" = 60/1 slenderness ratio.. Generally...
Forum: Masonry 05-17-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Clean and repair ALL Gutters and downspouts. ...

Clean and repair ALL Gutters and downspouts.

remove any concrete that drains to house...

lower grade to restore at least a 2% downslope in all directions away from home, cut away the last ~100...
Forum: Masonry 05-14-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Here's what we use in Government and commercial...

Here's what we use in Government and commercial work:

https://www.h-b.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=9, on 24" vertical centers usually....flange DOWN in the wall that is laid...
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