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  • In a reply to I'm confused
    oops's picture
    2 hours 51 min ago

    Change the oil in your deep fat fryer.

  • In a reply to Installation of TJI joists
    DoRight's picture
    7 hours 36 min ago

    Too late now but one has to ask why those joist don't set on top of that beautifull horizontal plate?  I suppose there could be a logical explanation based on what is happening on the other side of that rim.

    I have to tisk tisk tisk at the split bottom flange, but if hangers are installed.... and yes the installer will have to bash the bottom flange upwards to flatten the split...it will be all fine.  But tisk tisk tisk. 

    I have been there with my framer too, who has not.  My framer was pretty good, but I had issues.  Nothing structural, mostly a bowed wall here, a non plum post, ...  Nothing serious and nothnig the averager joe would see.  But tisk tisk tisk

  • In a reply to What kind of design/style would you call this???
    florida's picture
    8 hours 21 min ago

    Without a picture or at least a location we can't make an educated guess.

  • In a reply to Member visits
    calvin's picture
    1 day 9 hours ago

    there are hundreds of users registered, a handful of these fictitious mothers make a spam post.

    readers equal site visits equal ad dollars.

    the only reason I can see that this forum isn't put to bed.

     

    The urge to get it back online while slow, yielded the necessary fixes.  While only registering and getting on was fixed.....

  • In a reply to Member visits
    florida's picture
    1 day 10 hours ago

    This morning there are 7 spammer and 3 members. Although I can't see that they are posting anything. They may be smater than I am. This is like being at a funeral with no guests.

  • In a reply to What kind of design/style would you call this???
    DanH's picture
    1 day 11 hours ago

    It kind of sounds like you're talking about the "painted ladies" that San Francisco is known for:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painted_ladies .

    Never been inside one to know how they're laid out, though.

  • In a reply to What kind of design/style would you call this???
    alanrader's picture
    1 day 17 hours ago

    Hi there, can you please attach the picture so that I can help you.

  • In a reply to Installation of TJI joists
    sunsen's picture
    1 day 18 hours ago

    Tacking joists in place is not a problem. Unless you obliterate the end of the thing in the process. 

  • In a reply to Member visits
    cussnu2's picture
    2 days 3 hours ago

    Death by neglect

  • In a reply to Painting Pressure Treated Wood
    Sawdust_Steve's picture
    3 days 6 hours ago

    Dont paint it. It will be a maintenance nightmare for the rest of its life The posts of the playset sit on wet ground and the end grain will suck up water. Likewise all connections are not totally sealed and the water will get into the end grain you will have peeling paint everywhere.d . A good wood stain would be much better. If you really want paint use a solid color stain 

  • In a reply to Painting Pressure Treated Wood
    DanH's picture
    3 days 21 hours ago

    You should only need to wash it if it's got bird poop on it, or if it's collected a lot of dust.

  • In a reply to Structural post in concrete: Simpson Strongtie Post base + anchor bolt vs 2x# base with RAMSET?
    gfretwell's picture
    5 days 18 hours ago

    If uplift is an issue you need anchor bolts set in the concrete for the base and the nailing schedule for the post in the general notes in the catalog. There is no uplift protection in that second picture but it is probably not necessary on an internal wall unless it is load bearing.

  • In a reply to Peeling Paint on Fiber Cement Siding
    florida's picture
    5 days 21 hours ago

    That sounds like the original paint was put on dusty Hardi or there was a problem with the paint. The issue with priming and painting just the peeling spots is that you haven't addressed why the paint is peeling. The odds are that the original paint will continue to peel taking the new paint with it. I'd strip it with a chemical stripper and start from scratch. Please don't put vinyl over it!

  • In a reply to Structural post in concrete: Simpson Strongtie Post base + anchor bolt vs 2x# base with RAMSET?
    florida's picture
    5 days 22 hours ago

    You don't fix beams to slabs. Beams are horizontial framing members, posts are vertical. If you're installing posts to suport a beam over a concrete floor then I'd suggest the ABU44 as they can be installed at any time.

  • In a reply to Why no gutters and downspouts?
    florida's picture
    5 days 22 hours ago

    Because the architects who build expensive show homes don't want gutters clluttering up the house.

  • In a reply to Structural post in concrete: Simpson Strongtie Post base + anchor bolt vs 2x# base with RAMSET?
    DanH's picture
    6 days 21 hours ago

    I don't see any "posts" in the second picture.  And the second picture is indoors.

  • In a reply to Peeling Paint on Fiber Cement Siding
    DanH's picture
    6 days 21 hours ago

    Remove any loose paint (no need to scrape everything down bare) and prime with a proper primer (if you can find one anymore).  Used to be that "alkyd" primer was the ticket, but you can't find that anymore.

  • In a reply to Peeling Paint on Fiber Cement Siding
    OttersDen's picture
    1 week 4 hours ago

    Our home build in 2003 has cement fiberboard with severe peeling of the paint down to the fiberboard.  Do we need to hire a specially skilled painter to strip it all down to the original surface and the prime and paint?

    I'm wondering what the cost / benefit is to doing this or should we just cover it all with vinyl?

    help!

  • In a reply to Foundation coating
    calvin's picture
    1 week 2 days ago

    The person that was hired to do it.

    If the mason who did the foundation said in the contract that they would, then they should.

    If the contractor included it, then they should.

    If you are doing the building and subbing, then looks like you might be doing it.

  • In a reply to Delta Sawbuck
    McDaniel512108's picture
    1 week 2 days ago

    I have a really like new Delta sawbuck frame and trim saw for sale