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    Re: Best Saw To Build Fence

    Any old chop saw will work for a fence, The tool I found indispensable when building my fence was my table saw. I had to rip lots of pieces to fit the slightly uneven distances between posts.
  2. Re: New cordless system: Milwaukee, Makita, or DeWalt?

    Haha. I have a big project going on at home (remodeling our top floor/attic and it is spreading), and I have a little bit of Christmas money to spend, earmarked for tools. I currently have an older...
  3. New cordless system: Milwaukee, Makita, or DeWalt?

    I have been going back and forth between these three 18V Lithium battery systems.

    I have also considered the Milwaukee 12V for a compact drill, it gets excellent ratings, but I'm not sure if I...
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    Re: Oiled or oil free compressor?

    This brand appears to be pretty good, based on the reviews. Leaning toward this 4610A. Two tank, 4.6gal, oil-less, quiet. Very well rated. Made by GMC generators. $198 @ HomeDepot.
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    Re: Oiled or oil free compressor?

    There are lots of oiled compressors that are small and portable. I only want something 2-6 gallons, mostly for nailers and construction type air tools, but it would be a big plus if it would work OK...
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    Oiled or oil free compressor?

    I am a DIYer, but I like things that work for a long time and work well.

    How big of a pain is it to oil a compressor? I want a Makita 4gal compressor (or maybe the little hot dog?) MAC2400 or MAC...
  7. Re: Best way to cut out floor in room, up against wall

    I have an oscillator and a reciprocating saw. I think I will try the oscillator first, and I'll definitely put some cross pieces in to support the edges!

    Thanks!
  8. Best way to cut out floor in room, up against wall

    I'd like to cut out all of the floor and start from scratch in my new bathroom. That way I wouldn't have to match up existing floor thickness with new floor thickness. The old floor is lumber with...
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    Installing window in shower, opinions?

    We would like to install a high window in a shower. I was planning to use an Anderson 100 "vinyl" window, tile right up to the window surface (and slant the stool for drainage), and make sure to...
  10. Re: Hot roof vs. cold roof: problems with city inspectors

    At this point I have basically decided to spray foam the slants in order to use the space and cut down on ice dams, and to just leave all the old insulation for the walls and cellulose in the attic...
  11. Re: Hot roof vs. cold roof: problems with city inspectors

    Yes that's what we have, except the storage space also has fiberglass hanging loosely on the slants.

    I'll have to clarify the thickness they want, but based on a quick search it looks like 3" of...
  12. Re: Hot roof vs. cold roof: problems with city inspectors

    OH! The floor of the "attic" is 2x10 at least I think. Same as the main floor. The "attic" is already finished. We are just updating it to sheetrock, adding a bathroom, and want to improve the...
  13. Re: Hot roof vs. cold roof: problems with city inspectors

    It's all 2x4". 1955 construction. The "ridge beam" and truss chords are 1x4". Are you saying my house is going to fall down?

    R19 in walls and slants, R38 in flats is what the inspector told me,...
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    Re: Boring white house

    Thanks for all the ideas.

    Here's a picture now that I can post pictures!

    http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q364/Netdewt/house/5651_609795423528_60713165_35171579_7418318_n.jpg
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    Do you happen to know which issue? I'm not finding anything on their website.
  16. Re: Hot roof vs. cold roof: problems with city inspectors

    Our city is very strict about home inspections. A home must be inspected prior to sale, and they make people change things often.

    The "attic" is currently 75% livable space, and we want to finish...
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    Re: Can we raise our attic ceiling?

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20886311/show/wood_ceiling.png
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20886311/show/ceiling_idea.png
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    Re: Can we raise our attic ceiling?

    I have ruled out modifying the roof, trusses, or parts of the trusses in any way. The cost makes the entire project impractical.

    However! I though of another idea. While it doesn't ACTUALLY raise...
  19. Re: Hot roof vs. cold roof: problems with city inspectors

    I have talked to the inspectors, and contractors, and I called a state official today. He said that the state codes do not address unvented roof insulation. He also suggested the "alternate method"...
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    The problem with trying to ventilate the roof is that at least half of the rafters terminate before the hit the eaves (there is a large gable in the front of the house). It seems like that defeats...
  21. Hot roof vs. cold roof: problems with city inspectors

    I am re-insulating my 1.5 story attic space. All of the closed cell spray foam contractors I have talked to say that the best way to do it is to spray the foam against the roof decking and create a...
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    Re: Can we raise our attic ceiling?

    What type of contractor would install a ridge beam anyways? What's a ballpark cost? $5000? $10,000?
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    Re: Can we raise our attic ceiling?

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    Re: Can we raise our attic ceiling?

    How are scissors truss roofs able to work without having a ridge beam?

    I tried posting images, but now it won't let me. Look for "Scissors truss" on Wikipedia for a picture.
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    Re: Can we raise our attic ceiling?

    I don't want to change the roof at all. I want to change the ceiling inside the attic.

    Yes, I have several appointments this week to talk to people about the different things we have planned for...
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