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  0 Thread: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right track? Updated
Post: RE: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right ...

I repaired it this morning, 2x6 on each side, construction adhesive and structural screws.  The sag is gone.   Thank you for the advice. chris. [attachment=34605]
chrisntam Home Improvement 13 895 04-04-2021, 03:36 PM
  0 Thread: Shower drain question - is it broken?
Post: RE: Shower drain question - is it broken?

I sealed it with G E Silicone.  Now onto the next problem!   Thanks!
chrisntam Home Improvement 7 514 04-01-2021, 07:39 AM
  0 Thread: Shower drain question - is it broken?
Post: Shower drain question - is it broken?

While cleaning the hair clog from our shower drain, I discovered the "down pipe" separated from the perimeter of the drain.  I don't recall it looking like this the last time the shower grate was remo...
chrisntam Home Improvement 7 514 03-24-2021, 09:32 AM
  0 Thread: replace cracked conduit?
Post: RE: replace cracked conduit?

For your viewing pleasure (pic from above). [attachment=34283]
chrisntam Home Improvement 11 529 03-22-2021, 03:30 PM
  0 Thread: Hung Kitchen Cabinets too Low!
Post: RE: Hung Kitchen Cabinets too Low!

I want to add that it is not too complicated to take down one cabinet and rehang higher. ... unless there is something above the upper cabinet. 
chrisntam Home Improvement 32 1,443 03-22-2021, 01:47 PM
  0 Thread: Hung Kitchen Cabinets too Low!
Post: RE: Hung Kitchen Cabinets too Low!

Make another (flatter) refrigerator door bracket.  Why does it need such a high offset?
chrisntam Home Improvement 32 1,443 03-22-2021, 09:15 AM
  0 Thread: Hung Kitchen Cabinets too Low!
Post: RE: Hung Kitchen Cabinets too Low!

Get a shorter fridge.  Move the too tall one to the utility room, fill it with drinks.  Every home needs two refrigerators. :yes:
chrisntam Home Improvement 32 1,443 03-20-2021, 05:55 PM
  0 Thread: Hung Kitchen Cabinets too Low!
Post: RE: Hung Kitchen Cabinets too Low!

(03-20-2021, 11:54 AM)AUswimKC Wrote: Let’s see an overall picture of the kitchen +1 I can't make out what your picture is...
chrisntam Home Improvement 32 1,443 03-20-2021, 05:52 PM
  0 Thread: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right track? Updated
Post: RE: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right ...

Wood glue or construction adhesive?  And thank you for all the advice, it is appreciated! FTR, it's on a short hip, I don't think there will be much jacking force needed to bring it back in line. c...
chrisntam Home Improvement 13 895 03-16-2021, 10:51 AM
  0 Thread: picking carpet color for domestic tranquilty
Post: RE: picking carpet color for domestic tranquilty

When you're looking at carpet... Her: Do you like this? You:  What do you think? Her: I kind of like it. You: I like it too. ------ or ------ You: Do you like this one? Her: I don't think that...
chrisntam Home Improvement 5 441 03-16-2021, 08:03 AM
  0 Thread: picking carpet color for domestic tranquilty
Post: RE: picking carpet color for domestic tranquilty

Just let her pick it. It’s not worth the struggle.
chrisntam Home Improvement 5 441 03-15-2021, 09:52 PM
  0 Thread: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right track? Updated
Post: I need to sister a rafter. Am I on the right trac...

A fallen tree branch struck the roof last year, breaking a rafter at my mom's house.  2 x 6 rafters, roof is about a 5/12  or 6/12 pitch, comp roof now, it had wood shingle roof on it in the past, so ...
chrisntam Home Improvement 13 895 03-15-2021, 10:02 AM
  0 Thread: Guide to building a new house
Post: RE: Guide to building a new house

Hurry before the price of lumber goes up even more. :mad:
chrisntam Home Improvement 18 2,153 03-08-2021, 09:58 PM
  0 Thread: Bathroom Vanity Restoration
Post: RE: Bathroom Vanity Restoration

Looks great! How many days start to finish on the "repair"?
chrisntam Home Improvement 26 1,304 01-31-2021, 05:36 PM
  0 Thread: shed questions
Post: RE: shed questions

I have wire mesh or wire screening around the perimeter of my shed. Dug a shallow trench along the edges of the shed, buried the screening about 2” or 3” deep in the soil and stapled the upper part to...
chrisntam Home Improvement 14 1,291 01-10-2021, 10:55 AM
  0 Thread: Underground electrical question
Post: RE: Underground electrical question

I would tear out all existing up to the attic.  I'll tie on the existing romex in the attic with a J-box.  THWN from there through the new conduit to the shed.  GFCI at the first connection from the T...
chrisntam Home Improvement 15 2,820 08-04-2020, 03:10 PM
  0 Thread: Underground electrical question
Post: RE: Underground electrical question

Thanks for all the replies, they are appreciated! The shed has outlets and an 4' switched light fixture, I'll keep the shed energized.  I'll put it in the ground as I do go through there from time to...
chrisntam Home Improvement 15 2,820 08-04-2020, 01:54 PM
  0 Thread: Underground electrical question
Post: Underground electrical question

Working on my shed, digging the trench for my little retaining wall this darn conduit is in the way. If it was perpendicular to the structures, no problem, I could work around it. But it’s on a diagon...
chrisntam Home Improvement 15 2,820 08-03-2020, 08:01 PM
  0 Thread: Suggestions needed for narrow retaining walll
Post: RE: Suggestions needed for narrow retaining walll

Ideally, the soil level below the brick of this slab foundation should be 2” to 4”.  By my shed, it’s 9”. Need to add about 5” to 7” of soil to this area.  Adding soil lessens the "drying" of the soil...
chrisntam Home Improvement 12 2,200 08-03-2020, 05:24 PM
  0 Thread: Suggestions needed for narrow retaining walll
Post: RE: Suggestions needed for narrow retaining walll

I believe the gentleman from Alabama is correct, I hadn't looked at it from that perspective, the over riding issue is that the shed is too low.  You are also correct, wood floor on 4 x 4 treated pier...
chrisntam Home Improvement 12 2,200 08-02-2020, 05:48 PM

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