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    Re: Major Renovations

    Personally I would start with a roof, if needed fix the fascia board and put on alluminum fascia boxes for the corners and the soffit. Next, I would go to new construction windows and doors since...
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    floating floor removal

    I have a medium sized kitchen that has a floating laminate wood flooring that I would like to remove and install a roll of vinyl or real pine wood planks. How do I go about taking out the planks if...
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    crawl space solution

    I have a storage room with a crawl space on the back of my house that is 8 x 16. The neighbors cat got chased under there the other night by my spaniel and when I went to get it I noticed that...
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    Re: pellet stove options

    Would I need to be worried about soot build up with it vented next to the siding? Also that is the side of the house that gets the most wind from the fields next to my house, so I don't know if...
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    pellet stove options

    Looking into possibly purchasing a pellet stove when they go on sale for next winter and I am trying to figure out where my best layout would be. My house is a 1 1/2 story house and my living room...
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    Re: main support beam in 85 year old house

    Walked through with second contractor with a better undertanding I think. He is planning on sistering lvl on both sides of existing beam resting on a new cut opening on outside foundations and then...
  7. Re: best approach at insulation and airflow control - old farmhouse

    I would worry about the attic insulation first. Do you have enough there? Then, I would move to making sure windows are sealed properly. Last, I have used p2000 on my house and installed it over...
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    Re: main support beam in 85 year old house

    Taking a closer look at it now I have found that the two floor joists that would rest on the part of the beam that is missing have a built box using hangers that connects them to joists that are...
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    Re: Shower Moisture Venting Question

    I moved into an older house in the country a year ago and found out that mine vented into the attic. I didn't like the idea of going through the roof, so I went out the gable side of the house. I...
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    Re: main support beam in 85 year old house

    Keith,
    You were think exactly how it is laid out in my basement. The steel post is only sitting on the poured floor. I like your idea of taking out the section of beam and putting new in. With...
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    Re: main support beam in 85 year old house

    If I were to place sandwiched 2x's in where it is cut out, join the old with the new using metal plates and put a post underneath would that be sufficient?
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    main support beam in 85 year old house

    Ok my main support beam is 23 feet long resting on the outside foundations on the east and west side of the house then also on a 2 foot by 2 foot pier in the center of the basement. A 43 inch...
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    Re: Wood Stove in basement

    my basement is unfinished, the stove has 96,000 btu and no blower. the stairway is about 8 feet from the stove, the stove is actually facing the stairway. The furnace does have a supply and return...
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    Wood Stove in basement

    I have a wood stove in my basement and I am trying to heat the first floor that is approx. 600 sq ft. What options do I have? should I cut a hole in th floor( and if how many and where), open the...
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