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  1. Question: Adding on

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    Is this a room or a patio enclosure? If this...

    Is this a room or a patio enclosure?

    If this is a room you need a foundation, which could be a lot of thing, depending on location and code..

    Call you local building dept
  2. Question: Chimney tops

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    That is true, but the higher the better, and it...

    That is true, but the higher the better, and it depends on the direction the wind blows from
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    Buy the trim from the window manufacturer, you...

    Buy the trim from the window manufacturer, you can't make it
  4. Yea get pro help on this, it is a long span. A...

    Yea get pro help on this, it is a long span. A house is not worth a $1000 mistake
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    Spend the money and get something without knots,...

    Spend the money and get something without knots, over 20 years it will save you a lot of money
  6. No way, he is a clown, get rid of him

    No way, he is a clown, get rid of him
  7. 36" if this is centered in the stile that is in...

    36" if this is centered in the stile that is in the center of the door

    Other wise center it

    Good luck Roger
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    Sounds like what you want to do would result in...

    Sounds like what you want to do would result in the ceiling being held by nails into the sides of the rafters, and not resting on the outside walls.

    This would not be to code, and all the weight...
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    Very possible, probably won't fall through, but...

    Very possible, probably won't fall through, but could cause a sag in the floor and the ceiling below you?

    If you would set it on a couple sheets of ply, going perpendicular to the floor joists,...
  10. It's the job of whoever put on the foundation and...

    It's the job of whoever put on the foundation and placed the bolts to put them in the right spot.

    Most know to place the bolts in about 2 1/4" in.

    But no problem, just notch around them.
    ...
  11. Question: Faux painting

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    I don't think this is something you can price by...

    I don't think this is something you can price by the foot.

    A lot depends on who is doing it and what kind of an artist they are.

    Look at their work, which is the most important step, get...
  12. I agree, setting anything on just soil sounds...

    I agree, setting anything on just soil sounds like a big problem later. Have them pour 4" of concrete beneath the base.

    Roger
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    The thinset on the vinyl is risky, if the vinyl...

    The thinset on the vinyl is risky, if the vinyl is not stuck well you have nothing later.

    I would go with the thin hardi backer screwed down to your floor.

    Good luck Roger
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    Vinyl Tile Removal | Recommended Equipment...

    Vinyl Tile Removal | Recommended Equipment

    You might find something you can rent, depending on the size of your job

    Good luck Roger
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    Guess nobody has heard of this one?? You are...

    Guess nobody has heard of this one??

    You are going to have to look behind the brick, maybe you can carefully take out one brick and see what's there.

    Good luck Roger
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    I built for almost 30 yrs, and have estimated...

    I built for almost 30 yrs, and have estimated commercial jobs.
    It is hard to bid based just on sq ft prices, but you can do some quick calculations that way just for ballpark purposes.
    Most larger...
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    Does the top flashing flare out at the bottom, or...

    Does the top flashing flare out at the bottom, or at the top, like it would catch the rain?

    If it is embeded at the top and out at out at the bottom, it is proably counter flashing and is covering...
  18. If you do just part, you run the risk of a two...

    If you do just part, you run the risk of a two tone floor, part new bright and clean and some old and dirty looking. You did not say what color, but comes into play.

    Do a small amount and see how...
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    You are going to have to restate your question. ...

    You are going to have to restate your question. It is unclear of what you you want

    Thanks
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    You don't give any demensions on your bar, but...

    You don't give any demensions on your bar, but normally granite is siliconed directly to the cabinets.
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    If you have a wood floor, you would want to go...

    If you have a wood floor, you would want to go below and add a drain, 2", and put in a trap and folllow it over the the main drain and put some fall in the line and tie it to the main drain.

    If...
  22. Question: Door handles

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    Normally you measure up 36" from the bottom of...

    Normally you measure up 36" from the bottom of the door, not floor.

    You look at the knob package to find the offset, that's how far in from the door edge.

    This will either or be 2 3/8" or 2...
  23. The best way to repair is not to do it wrong...

    The best way to repair is not to do it wrong again.

    You should really take that section of drywall out, back to the closest corner and reinstall a new piece and tape, texture and paint it to...
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    All sounds good, I think I would try and use a...

    All sounds good, I think I would try and use a sawzall with a thin metal cutting blade, and carefully running between the stud and plate and cut the nails through and slip the plate out. Be sure and...
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    Hi To box a beam, cut a 1X board the width of...

    Hi
    To box a beam, cut a 1X board the width of the beam, Cut it a tiny bit (1/16") so you will gave a tight joint later.

    Mount it to the bottom of your beam, If it is steel you will have to mount...
  26. Regarding the staining, I don't think you would...

    Regarding the staining, I don't think you would get a good result with just stain, the pores of the concrete have been filled with glue from old flooring.
    I think it would come out very spotty....
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    I had one of those years ago that would slip...

    I had one of those years ago that would slip sometimes,

    Have you tried belt dressing on the belts to give them grip? Just spays on

    Or there may be some adjustment along the way that will take...
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    Working in Rupee? You have about $1000 US. I...

    Working in Rupee?

    You have about $1000 US. I have no idea what the market is where you arein,

    But for that, I would try to stay with any of the Japanese bikes, Honda, Suzuki, kawasaki,
    Or...
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    Sounds like a good idea. You have to look...

    Sounds like a good idea.
    You have to look professional and carry a cell and answer each call yourself and be very speedy at servicing your customers.

    Get a new pickup and trailer with your own...
  30. You don't say weather the door is tight to the...

    You don't say weather the door is tight to the floor or if has a rubber seal at the bottom.

    If not you can put one on very easily..

    If this is not the problem describe the situation.

    Roger
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    The home centers or lumber yards can all get...

    The home centers or lumber yards can all get laminate pretty quick if not in stock.

    Normally the largest sheets come 5' x10'.

    You can cut it with a score knife, also at the home center, or...
  32. Question: 9 foot walls

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    I see, well you could put up solid tile up part...

    I see, well you could put up solid tile up part way to cover new dry wall.

    4x4 solid color tile are only .14 each at home depot, that's 1.26 SF plus mastic and grout and will give you something...
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    I would not worry about it, if you see pvc just...

    I would not worry about it, if you see pvc just move one way a foot.
    Don't think you can hurt anything,

    Roger
  34. Question: 9 foot walls

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    I agree, no paneling in the bath. Paneling is...

    I agree, no paneling in the bath.

    Paneling is kind of out anyway, green board drywall would less and easier to work with, and good coat of gloss or semi gloss paint will look good.

    If you can't...
  35. I agree, looks very nice. I like the way the...

    I agree, looks very nice. I like the way the different colors and textures are blended.
    A lot of work went into that room.

    Good luck Roger
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    All the adjustment is done with the door pins,...

    All the adjustment is done with the door pins, top and bottom, at the jamb side.

    The top one is done with a phillips screwdriver and will take the door left or right, at the top only.

    The lower...
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    Sounds like you want to do a good job, but don't...

    Sounds like you want to do a good job, but don't want to spend a lot on a house you will sell.

    I think if you are in a wet area, use plastic. it will keep the slab dry later. If the area is dry...
  38. I think the first place to start is outside. ...

    I think the first place to start is outside.
    1- cover the window wells with plexi-glass covers
    2- if you have gutters get downspouts extensions, at least 8' long.
    3- go around the house and...
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    Run don't walk away from this!! It is not...

    Run don't walk away from this!!

    It is not worth it at any price.

    Good luck roger
  40. Insist that the building owner or superintendent...

    Insist that the building owner or superintendent inspect it immediately and don't take no for an answer!!

    It is a landlord problem and should not cost you.

    Good luck roger
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    I agree with Twinkie's post. Nobody would touch a...

    I agree with Twinkie's post. Nobody would touch a house like this, regardless of the low price.

    This is not a fixer upper, it could be your worst nightmare!!

    Roger
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    Well this is interesting, I have not seen...

    Well this is interesting, I have not seen terrazzo floors and shower pans too, in residential settings, but I am in the west, this must be something in the east?

    Where ever it is , you will have...
  43. It can look great. You don't mention if there is...

    It can look great. You don't mention if there is difference in height between the floors, but if there is a difference, you need a tranistion strip, if they are the same height, just a clean neat...
  44. I am not sure what you are asking here? Are you...

    I am not sure what you are asking here? Are you paying or are you the contractor?

    Either way I would say with this many rooms, 1000 sounds low and with vaults, color changes, etc you have a wide...
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    Hi Marsha I am not a deco expert but have built...

    Hi Marsha
    I am not a deco expert but have built a lot of houses and sold some with real estate lic's in 2 states.

    My opinion is stencil is not in and just a cheap way to fix up a kitchen.

    I...
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    I would start by checking the studs for plumb...

    I would start by checking the studs for plumb with a level and see if most are plumb.

    Next run a sting line through the center of the wall the see if they line up pretty good.

    If they do you...
  47. Since you just had brakes replaced, it is...

    Since you just had brakes replaced, it is probably the brakes or could be the wheel bearings improperly tightened.

    I would take it to where you had the brakes done and rise a little cane with...
  48. I agree, I think that things should be arranged...

    I agree, I think that things should be arranged so no water leaves any lot. Putting extra water in the sewer system increases the load on the treatment plant and costs a lot to treat water that does...
  49. Don't think you want to spread by hand, you are...

    Don't think you want to spread by hand, you are defeating the whole idea, which is to have some air space in the insulation.

    It will also take a lot more insulation, as it will end up being more...
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    2- 2x8's with 1/2" ply spacer , glued and nailed...

    2- 2x8's with 1/2" ply spacer , glued and nailed together good should be more than enough, does not sound like you will have a lot of weight from above. Be sure to put a stud under the header on each...
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