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  1. Best PEX Connections for Whole House

    Hello Everyone,

    I am going to be doing a whole house PEX job with a whole house manifold. All of the runs are going to be home runs.

    Does anyone have any preferences on what PEX fittings to use...
  2. Re: Heating Suggestions for Second Floor Addition

    My current first floor has a gas fired boiler with hot water recessed radiators in the walls. I plan on gutting the first floor and will be replacing that heating system too...

    Thoughts?

    Pat
  3. Heating Suggestions for Second Floor Addition

    Hi Guys,

    I recently added a second floor addition to my cape on Long Island. I am starting to think about heating for the second floor. I am considering hot water radiant heat. Is there any...
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    Post/Columns for Porch. Help!

    Hi Guys,

    I am in the process of working on an roofed front porch for my house. For the roof, there will be (7) 6"x6"x8' pressure treated post in which I would eventually wrap them with a celluar...
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    House Framer on Long Island

    Hello,

    Does anyone know any house framers on Long Island? I am looking to have the shell of a second floor addition framed on my house.

    Thanks,

    Pat
  6. Laying Decking Parallel with Deck Joist???

    Hi Guys,

    I am planning to finish my deck off with Cumaru 1x6 decking. Have anyone ever had any experience with applying decking parallel to the floor joist by adding blocking between the floor...
  7. Laying Decking Parallel with Deck Joist???

    Hi Guys,

    I am planning to finish my deck off with Cumaru 1x6 decking. Have anyone ever had any experience with applying decking parallel to the floor joist by adding blocking between the floor...
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    Re: Hardie Board Material Cost

    Thanks for the reply. I will be doing the install myself and I am very particular with instructions.

    Thanks,

    Pat
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    Hardie Board Material Cost

    Hey Guys,

    Ball park, does anyone know what hardie lap board roughly cost per square foot for the material? I am just trying to get a rough idea.

    Thanks,

    Pat
  10. Re: Triple 2x8 girder to footing connection

    I don't even see any simpson connectors that connect a triple 2x8 beam/girder to a footing. Help!!!
  11. Triple 2x8 girder to footing connection

    Hey Guys,

    What type of connection needs to be used to connect a triple 2x8 beam to footings?

    Thanks,

    Pat
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    Re: Fiberglass Window Reccomendations

    I have a cape on Long Island, NY. I will be buying 23 double hung windows in various widths. I would like to use fiberglass frames because I am going to be living in this house forever and I only...
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    Re: Fiberglass Window Reccomendations

    What windows do you recommend then?
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    Re: Fiberglass Window Reccomendations

    What fiberglass windows do you normally install?

    Thanks,

    Pat
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    Fiberglass Window Reccomendations

    Hey Guys,

    I am getting ready to redo the house I live in. The plans for the renovations call for Marvin Integrity Windows/Doors. Does anyone have any recommendations if I should go with these...
  16. Re: Best Place to Buy Windows and Doors

    This windows/door are for my home. I will be living here till I turn to dust. The plans for the house were specified with Marvin Integrity windows... Any recommendations would be greatly...
  17. Best Place to Buy Windows and Doors

    Hey Guys,

    Any recommendations for where to buy new construction windows/doors on Long Island, NY?

    Thanks,

    Pat
  18. Re: Filling Foundation Opening with Cement Block Advice

    I think I'm just going to put in some of the ties that you mentioned for such a small opening. Thanks for your help.

    Pat
  19. Looking to Move Large Holly Tree on Long Island. Any Thoughts???

    Hello,

    Does anyone know a company that moves larges tree on Long Island?

    I am looking to have this moved. I need to get rid of the tree because it's going to be in the way of a new addition.
    ...
  20. Re: Filling Foundation Opening with Cement Block Advice

    What kind of ties would you shoot into the existing wall?

    What do you mean by toothing the new block?

    Thanks,

    Pat
  21. Re: Filling Foundation Opening with Cement Block Advice

    The opening is 30" x 72". My cape has a portico for the front entranceway. We are adding on to the front of the house and will be removing the portico in the front. The foundation followed the...
  22. Filling Foundation Opening with Cement Block Advice

    Hi Guys,

    I am filling in an old door opening in my cement block foundation with cement blocks. Is it a matter of just filling the hole with cement blocks, mortar, and to make sure everything is...
  23. Re: Modular Addition with Existing Plans???

    Will do. Thanks!
  24. Modular Addition with Existing Plans???

    Hello,

    I have a 50's cape that we plan on turning into a cape colonial. We are basically ripping off the second floor and are starting from scratch. We already have the plans drawn up.

    I am...
  25. Converting from a Gas Pilot to Spark Ignition?

    Hi Guys,

    Does anyone have any thoughts if it's worth switching from a standard gas pilot to a spark ignition system?

    I have a UTICA MGB150HD Gas Boiler with a HONEYWELL VR8200A Gas Valve and...
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