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WillK WillK is offline

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  • About WillK
    Location
    Royal Oak, Michigan
    Occupation
    Engineer
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    I'm just a lay person doing DIY as a loner. Eliminating K&T, L&P and sagging structure one room at a time.

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  • Last Activity: 06-05-2019 09:01 AM
  • Join Date: 08-29-2010
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10-17-2018
04:06 PM - WillK mentioned Fishbulb28 in post Re: Above ground pool ground and bond requirements
Fishbulb28 Your post does raise...
12-06-2017
08:49 AM - WillK mentioned 012abc in post Re: Thanks.
...ular installation. @012abc I hope you're paying...
09-27-2017
08:30 PM - wagoner mentioned WillK in post Re: What do I need to know and check when buying an older home?
WillK thanks for the detai...

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05-05-2019
11:27 AM - 3onthetree quoted WillK in post Re: Drainage issues
It wasn't mandatory, but i...
05-03-2019
07:40 AM - Yodaman quoted WillK in post Re: Drainage issues
Yesterday amongst heavier ...
05-02-2019
07:17 PM - Nealtw quoted WillK in post Re: Drainage issues
Basics of my house: Built ...
07:06 PM - SPS-1 quoted WillK in post Re: Drainage issues
I suspect the drain tiles ...
03-07-2019
10:40 AM - Yodaman quoted WillK in post Re: Proper attic ventilation
I don't recall having ment...
03-06-2019
08:30 AM - Yodaman quoted WillK in post Re: Proper attic ventilation
My roof structurally is su...
03-05-2019
10:22 PM - Nealtw quoted WillK in post Re: Proper attic ventilation
cut a hole with a hole saw...
07:57 PM - Nealtw quoted WillK in post Re: Proper attic ventilation
cut a hole with a hole saw...
10-30-2018
06:58 AM - CodeMatters quoted WillK in post Re: Michigan Residential Code and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Or do I need one outside e...
10-26-2018
04:38 PM - Fishbulb28 quoted WillK in post Re: Above ground pool ground and bond requirements
Okay, perhaps this is actu...
10-22-2018
02:50 PM - Fishbulb28 quoted WillK in post Re: Above ground pool ground and bond requirements
The removable pool is the ...
10-18-2018
11:26 AM - Nealtw quoted WillK in post Re: Can footing pads in a basement be poured above grade
I see what you're getting ...
11:12 AM - HenryMac quoted WillK in post Re: Can footing pads in a basement be poured above grade
Looking at the structural ...
10:58 AM - Nealtw quoted WillK in post Re: Can footing pads in a basement be poured above grade
Are you sure you are looki...
10:23 AM - Nealtw quoted WillK in post Re: Can footing pads in a basement be poured above grade
First I want to show the b...
12:09 AM - Nealtw quoted WillK in post Re: Can footing pads in a basement be poured above grade
So it would seem. The thin...
10-17-2018
10:30 PM - Fishbulb28 quoted WillK in post Re: Above ground pool ground and bond requirements
I spoke with AHJ during of...
03:32 PM - Fishbulb28 quoted WillK in post Re: Above ground pool ground and bond requirements
So, as a lay person and wi...
10-16-2018
03:06 PM - Fishbulb28 quoted WillK in post Re: Garage electrical inspection failed questions
I was not under the impres...
10-15-2018
02:23 PM - Fishbulb28 quoted WillK in post Re: Above ground pool ground and bond requirements
Question 1: which part of ...

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Posted 11-27-2011 at 10:10 PM by WillK Comments 1
Today as I was in the process of staging tools to drop into my crawlspace, I decided to take on a relatively small task of recaulking the tub. We've lived in the house a year, and the caulk job done was bad, but when you have fire hazards, leaky roofs and a 93 year old house sitting on cement blocks instead of a foundation, caulk seems low priority.

I've suspected the house of contributing to minor but frequent colds and coughs, but I've been focussed on bigger things like having ducts...

Posted 07-22-2011 at 08:55 AM by WillK Comments 0
Posted in Project Tracker
So as I write this, I have passed my rough inspection and am now waiting for the power company to make the incoming power connections for my upgraded service entrance at its new location. After they had reviewed the new location they indicated 10 business days, which would fall some time this week, unless they had to move it back due to emergency work such as storm damage, which there has been.

Since my last post, I came to the end of my contract period at my previous job, had to do...

Posted 05-13-2011 at 12:11 PM by WillK Comments 0
Posted in Project Tracker
First off, I'd like to start by thanking everyone that contributed in answering some of the many questions I've had in various threads I've started in the process of planning and doing this project. Anyone else considering similar work would likely learn a great deal reviewing these discussions:

http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/servi...-200-a-102301/
http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/servi...stions-102370/
http://www.diychatroom.com/f18/wirin...stions-102299/...

Posted 03-06-2011 at 09:58 PM by WillK Comments 1
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At this time, the I've been working on this house for 7 months, Work during the first 3 months was done with the greatest intensity. The work since has been while living in the house. I'm not as enthusiastic about work and we had a contractor out to quote the crawlspace beam job.

Really that's not what I'm here to talk about, but since it's part of the weekend I'll touch on that briefly. The estimate we received was that it will cost 10x what materials would cost to do myself. As I...

Posted 03-04-2011 at 09:29 AM by WillK Comments 0
Posted in Project Tracker
I don't know that in my case there was much value to my current work in researching the history of my permits, but it was interesting to do this in terms of learning the story of my house. Very interesting actually.

I was actually anticipating, given the quality (lack of) of repairs that I might find that I'm the first person in the history of this house to have pulled a building permit, but there would probably be plumbing and electrical permits. It turns out I was more wrong than...
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