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Forum: Drywall 11-29-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,696
Posted By griz
why not just texture/paint over the osb...

why not just texture/paint over the osb...
Forum: Carpentry 08-10-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,165
Posted By griz
do you need to patch them? #10 or 12 screw...

do you need to patch them?

#10 or 12 screw holes will likely dam near disappear on their own.

if they are obnoxious to you bore them out and install a plug of either the same species lumber or...
Forum: Carpentry 07-01-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,165
Posted By TimNJ
Are any joists going to land on that joint? ...

Are any joists going to land on that joint?

If not, after you do what griz said, then nail a block to bridge both boards
to keep them even. When you nail them down shoot your nails at opposite...
Forum: Carpentry 06-17-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,444
Posted By Big Johnson
Put a nut or two on and hit it with a hammer....

Put a nut or two on and hit it with a hammer. You’re a plumber? Better put 4 or 5 nuts on it.
Forum: Masonry 05-11-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,944
Posted By greg24k
I put sleaves all the time for sewer and water....

I put sleaves all the time for sewer and water. Never did for electric because 95% of the time service goes through the rim joist.
Forum: Masonry 05-10-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,944
Posted By griz
I always advocate putting in sleeves. you...

I always advocate putting in sleeves.

you just never know....

i used to put them in at no cost....
Forum: Masonry 05-10-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,944
Won't need a sleeve for the electrical then. ...

Won't need a sleeve for the electrical then.

Most auxiliary stuff like cable and fiber just goes up the side and through the rim joist or wall.

Crawl space, right?
Forum: Concrete & Paving 05-03-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,362
Posted By Randy Bush
Tomorrow is just fine , but I would wait for a...

Tomorrow is just fine , but I would wait for a few days ,give it some curing time before bending the rebar.
Forum: Concrete & Paving 04-23-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,875
Posted By Rio
You can tap along the outside of the forms with a...

You can tap along the outside of the forms with a framing hammer too, helps consolidate and keeps down the bubbles.
Forum: Concrete & Paving 04-23-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,875
Posted By NYCB
Usually with footers I just tamp them with a...

Usually with footers I just tamp them with a concrete rake as it's put into the forms, just like pouring a floor.

If the mud is too sticky I might get a vibrator out, but usually I have them make...
Forum: Concrete & Paving 04-23-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,875
Posted By ScipioAfricanus
That is so small it seems to me that you don't...

That is so small it seems to me that you don't need to consolidate the concrete at all. At most rod it with the 1x.

Andy.
Forum: Concrete & Paving 04-22-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,670
Posted By NYCB
Tepee them together, so every group of two will...

Tepee them together, so every group of two will be touching like triangle at the top.

Before you set the forms for the wall just bend them back to plumb.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 04-19-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,301
Posted By jlhaslip
If you are having trouble setting them deep...

If you are having trouble setting them deep enough, use more of them.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 04-18-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,301
Posted By griz
the round stakes will work better but can still...

the round stakes will work better but can still be challenging.
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 04-14-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By dayexco
my local water utility had us lay 12 ga....

my local water utility had us lay 12 ga. insulated wire immediately along side the pipe, and bring a run up and loop back at fire hydrants, or into end of service if not a main line. all joints were...
Forum: Roofing 10-25-2017, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By Fishindude
What does the difference in thickness/gauge get...

What does the difference in thickness/gauge get you?
Thicker gauge means less "oil canning" and metal to metal fasteners will hold better.

What does the difference in width of panels/height of...
Forum: Roofing 10-20-2017, 03:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By Mr Latone
A good installation of a standing seam roof could...

A good installation of a standing seam roof could last 100 years, but I don't know of any paint or finish coat that will hold up that long. Experience tells me that a Kynar finish is more durable...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-03-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,486
Posted By Fouthgeneration
A 4 " vs 3 " DWV pipe size would perform better...

A 4 " vs 3 " DWV pipe size would perform better over the years, especially concerning the self venting action needed as piping get closer to a zero grade condition.

At minimum grade 1/8" a foot, ...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-03-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,486
Posted By jhark123
For your situation, if it were my job as the gc,...

For your situation, if it were my job as the gc, I'd run the sewer line first - directly to the house at a 1% slope (wye off to the garage). Then I would use that elevation to set the bottom of my...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-02-2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,486
Posted By Fouthgeneration
Here you can rent a Kybo for about 2.50 a day,...

Here you can rent a Kybo for about 2.50 a day, much cheaper then running a generator 8 hrs every working day.... Lights then sewer......

Get with a honest sparky to minimize POCO costs on hook up...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-02-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,486
Posted By greg24k
Like others said, if you plan on finishing the...

Like others said, if you plan on finishing the basement, go under the slab, do a basement layout see where you want the bathroom and rough the plumbing in for the toilet and the sink before you pour...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-02-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,486
Posted By dayexco
whether basement, crawl space, or even poured...

whether basement, crawl space, or even poured slab....why aren't you coming in underneath your footings? why make any unnecessary wall penetrations?

why if coming into a basement....not utilize...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 10-02-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,486
Posted By greg24k
Put your foundation first and put your services...

Put your foundation first and put your services after you backfill. When you do your foundation put in sleeves for W/S through the foundation (if Sewer line 3" use 4" sleeve, same for water if you...
Forum: Excavation & Site Work 09-28-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,486
Posted By dayexco
we always put in water/sewer services...

we always put in water/sewer services first....then excavate for the basement/building foundations.
Forum: Construction 01-14-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By Fouthgeneration
You only dig a fraction of the basement wall...

You only dig a fraction of the basement wall height, the spoil( soil removed to create the lower part of the basement is used to fill in around the house to guarantee positive flow AWAY from the...
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