can you elaborate on how the detergent is causing a dam or allowing the water to move laterally?
The siding should extend below the plate 1" - 1.5" over the the cement wall below. Are you saying the siding ends above the wall and the gap is ju...
Piffin, Thanks as always for such clear insight. When re-reading my original note, I think what I meant by 'less cuts' might have been that the...
Are you saying that the joists are only rotting in the last 2-3 feet? If so, you may be able just to sister in new joists without going through th...
To replace the subfloor around the edges they will have to make cuts as the walls are built on top of the floor. For sheets not under walls a simp...
When siding a house with wood shingles/shakes, it is common practice that the frieze board (when used) is applied on top of the highest course of s...
Hey Eagle. Do you recommend using unfaced batts because the paper on the faced batt needs to face the 'warm' side and in this case could not make ...
Hello JGRIZZ. I have a question about your point about the service department of the company that installed the system. We live in the Northeast ...
For what it's worth, I bought a 40 year old house that was 2 stories built on a hollow block wall and it had no structural issues. Since the gap i...
I'm assuming that there is a continuous footing under this section of the wall? Can you say if they filled the block cores? If they did fill the ...
Is it possible the leak is coming from the bleeder valve? The valves are on one end of the register. I doubt this is your problem but in two ho...
One option is to forget about going below the slab and go above it. You can get a macerating toilet that pumps through a small diameter pipe to co...
here's the catch... Depending on your town/municipality laws you may need a structural engineer to determine what supports you need once you remov...
I'm framing a tray ceiling in a new home we are building. Instead of a square tray, I'm going to build it as an elongated octagonal (Imagine a sto...
I think Lonny is right about maybe just needing more turns but if this doesn't work, then you should also make sure the rubber washer didn't come o...
I wouldn't be so quick to write this off as too much hassle. Ridgevents are an important element of a roof provided the rest of the ventilation sy...
Thanks for the reply. I think I may not have been clear in our intent though. We currently have cedar shakes over an undercourse which is nailed ...
In using cedar shingles/shakes, on outside corners you can either use corner boards or you can lace the corners. I understand what the finished co...