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New House (part Two)

Posted by John 2000 on May 11th, 1999 11:08 AM
In reply to new construction framing problems by penny on May 10th, 1999 10:13 PM [Go to top of thread]

Penny, Have a look at the out side of your house,
to see if the gutter is straight, there should be
a slight fall to the down pipe 1cm per 1m or 1" in(normal), look at
the windows, are they in line "the ones upstairs"
then look at the ones down stairs, they should also
be in line.
When you are in the bathroom can you see any cracks
in the wall or in the tile work.( look at all the walls inside)
As Henry in Mi said, some times the floor will run away
to one end to take water away from the center.
when carpenters hang doors they should leave a space
around the door of about 3mm or 1/8" not more.
Look at the lock in the bathroom door, it should close
with ease against the look keep and door jamb.
"if the lock does not fit well, or not at all then
there is something wrong, very wrong."
If every thing is OK, the get a carpenter ( not the one
who hung the door in the first place) get him to fit
an extra strip of timber ON THE BOTTOM OF THE DOOR
then plane the door to fit.

An I wish the best
John 2000

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