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  1. Carpentry
    Hi there, About to swap in a 36 x 80 mahogany door slab. It will probably need to be cut, then sealed/stained (it's unfinished), latch/knob holes cut, etc. Also got a little banged up in transit, unfortunately at exterior facing hinge-side corners, so hopefully they seal ok. Things on my mind...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi all, I am in the process of laying down flooring in my utility room and ran across an interesting issue. There appears to be a large gap between the bottom plate of an exterior wall and the slab. It appears too small to be a drain? It doesn’t run the length of the wall as far as I know. The...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hey Everyone - Question for you. I'm planning on building a shed on an existing slab. I cannot build the entire slab as the corner is too close my neighbors property line, and there are other issues with town permits, etc. The slab is 20'x15' - The shed will be 16'x12'. Many have said that...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, I'm building a small workshop accessory structure at the back of my property. I do plan on having a heat pump for it when I am using it. I'm in southern Ontario. First step is the concrete pour, and I'm wondering if it's worth it to put 2" of rigid insulation underneath first? My research...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello everyone. I have many diy builds that have been in the works around my land. A couple of them include sheds, some smaller and some larger. Before the increase in material prices, I would have done a plywood floor for all of the builds. Now with materials; plywood/2x/4x, all being so...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hi. This is my first post here. I'm a 2nd year carpentry apprentice Located in Montreal. I'm currently in the process of building our family cottage and I joined this community for construction advice. I'm almost done with building the forms, and next I'll be laying 4 inches of rigid insulation...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    Hi there. New Homeowner here. My house has a small sun room built on the side of the garage and built quite poorly, at that. They built three of the frame walls right on a big patio slab that extends way beyond and as one would expect, water has gotten under the walls and door thresholds and...
  8. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, I am getting ready to retrofit my garage extension into an in-law suite. The garage is a wooden addition to a cinder block workshop. The workshop is a solid structure with a concrete slab. The garage is attached to the cinderblock but has no slab; resting on a gravel surface. The original...
  9. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I a looking to put tile down where I currently have carpet but after pulling the carpet up and expecting to see just concrete slab, I am seeing a thin layer of white material. This material is rougher than the slab and doesn't feel like or look like a paint. It feels more like a mortar. Question...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone, I'm looking for some advice. I'm building an 8x8 shed, and I need to attach a sill plate of PT 2x4 to a preexisting 9x9 slab. I'm planning to use Red Head or similar wedge anchors to attach the wood. The slab is 10" thick, I'm thinking of using 1/2" x 5.5" anchors. My...
  11. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Let me start by saying that I'm new to this. And to this forum. My research tells me that sand is the most ideal material to have underneath any concrete foundation. I'd appreciate some perspective on this: Would it be worth having a 3-foot-thick layer of sand put down before laying down a...
  12. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, New here and to homeownership, and what a ride its been so far. I apologize if this is redundant, and I don't have photos at the moment, but here is our predicament: -We have a 5-car garage for a 2000 sqft house (the previous owner was a car collector). -The house is calling for...
  13. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a single story house on a slab on grade foundation. It was built in 1953 in Minnesota. It has a 4ft block stem wall on footings for a foundation. the slab is in good condition and has no cracks. I would like to build a new two story addition next to the existing house. they would be...
  14. Building & Construction
    We will be getting an engineering report for foundation work in North Texas. There is a 7" drop over about 20 feet of slab (it is cracked about two thirds of the way along the 20 feet). What do you do with the space that will be created once the lift occurs? Also it seems most companies I...
  15. Building & Construction
    Hi Everyone - I have a foundation that had been buried under brush for many years. It's approximately 40 years old, it's 9' x 9' and it's 9" thick. The concrete is filled with tons of aggregate and I was hoping for some suggestions on how best to attach the sill plate to this. I had a hell...
  16. Building & Construction
    Hello Everyone - I was trying to anchor some pressure treated wood to my basement slab (home built 1965) for the base of a bar. I was planning to use Tapcons & Loctite PL. The other day I put down the wood with the PL and a day later I noticed it hadn't stayed in place. I believe the primary...
  17. Building & Construction
    To cut back on costs Im wanting to go with a slab foundation for my new home. Im just worried it might look kind of weird considering its a colonial plan and the original architect drew the plans for a crawl space. Ive read about elevated slabs, but they add significantly to costs and tend to...
  18. Building & Construction
    I currently have a slab on grade ranch home in Ohio. I would like to add 16'x20' addition. I am trying to figure out if I can build a crawlspace for the addition without raising the finished floor height from the house to the addition. I would prefer to not use a slab foundation for the addition.
  19. Plumbing
    Remodeling bathroom. Slab! Pulled toilet to remove old tile and install new toilet flange at proper height once new tile is installed. Discovered that original flange is brass, soldered to lead sleeve. Lead sleeve 4” tapering to 3” and glued into 3” PVC closet elbow about 3” below slab. Lead is...
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