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by lupinfarm
Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Problem with Framing--need help
Replies: 21
Views: 9127

Re: Problem with Framing--need help

Shazapples... I think you may be right about the wall wobble. I am Going to install a header. I have room above the door for a double 2x header. Probably a 2x6 header. Hoping they have true 2x6 Hemlock At the mill I got the 2x4s at. Framing is so much easier with the right Sized lumber. The house is...
by lupinfarm
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Why stop with the bedroom?
Replies: 29
Views: 31637

Re: Why stop with the bedroom?

Just the typical small list of "To dos and To gets" for an old house owner then ecleticcottage . :lol: I know all about your cement woes. I had cement 21/2 inches thick on my kitchen floor, it was hiding rotted boards and mold. My P.O.s belonged to the school of " Jack of no trades and Masters of no...
by lupinfarm
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Problem with Framing--need help
Replies: 21
Views: 9127

Re: Problem with Framing--need help

Hi Casey... The door opening is some what off centre of the window Opening in the 2nd story above. My understanding is the floor above Is carried on a ledger board. Since there is a finished ceiling I can't know For sure. The front door and rough opening were added some time in The 1950s and I don't...
by lupinfarm
Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Problem with Framing--need help
Replies: 21
Views: 9127

Re: Problem with Framing--need help

Hi Jen & Shazapple.... Thanks for the help. I think Shazapples idea is Probably the most workable and does seems to transfer the load from above the best. Right now when you cLose the door the entire wall wobbles. The front door was probably installed in the 50s as that part of the House was ( I thi...
by lupinfarm
Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Problem with Framing--need help
Replies: 21
Views: 9127

Re: Problem with Framing--need help

Hi jeepnstein....I don't think we have spoken before. I have been off the site for a couple of months due to family issues. However I finally got 2x4 Hemlock studs ( that's true 2x4s) so I have no excuse but to get on with work. My house is balloon framed and there is no top sill to attach my studs ...
by lupinfarm
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Kohler "Memoirs" Toilet Woes Solution !
Replies: 28
Views: 18862

Re: Kohler "Memoirs" Toilet Woes Solution !

I also have a Kohler ( one piece) not sure of the model, I bought a year ago along with a sink faucet and shower set. Paid way to much for it. When the Plumber came to install it he just laughed and said" So you bought a Kohler" I shrugged it off at the time as he is always trying to sell me stuff. ...
by lupinfarm
Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Problem with Framing--need help
Replies: 21
Views: 9127

Problem with Framing--need help

Just finished removing the interior sheathing in my kitchen. I have noticed that the framing around the front entry door seems a little odd. Any ideas on how to fix the framing without having to remove the ceiling or the siding on the outside would be great. Most of the suggestions I have found on t...
by lupinfarm
Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Need advise on reusing old Sash windows
Replies: 8
Views: 5644

Re: Need advise on reusing old Sash windows

Hi ecleticcottage...I hate casement windows to. The one I have ( ground floor in the picture) is the ugliest thing ever and does not suit the house. I would much prefer two sash windows myself. But then I would have no where to put the stove. In the end it will come down to what i can afford with th...
by lupinfarm
Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Help with a wreck?
Replies: 40
Views: 21705

Re: Help with a wreck?

Hi...Just thought I would put my two cents worth in here. I just had ( last year) two small rooms 8x8 each dry walled, wall and ceilings in both with resilient channel ( due to uneven joists ) and it set me back $1100, just for the labor.Took about 2 weeks due to the high humidity levels. Ontario su...