A putlog scaffold consists of a single row of standards, parallel to the face of the building and set as far away from it as is necessary to accommodate a platform of four or five boards wide, with the inner edge of the platform as close to the wall as is practicable.
The standards are connected by a ledger fixed with right angle couplers and the putlogs are fixed to the ledgers using putlog couplers. The blade end of the putlog tube (or putlog adaptor) is normally placed horizontally on the brickwork being built, taking care to use the maximum bearing... More»
5:04 AM 01/05/2012
I've had some bad experience with contractors so want to pass on a good one. I had to redo two walls in my bathroom as the original contractor did not use the right backing and I had leaks. While I was doing this, I finished my kitchen with a tile blacksplash and some other work. I used Jonathan Spinner from Spinn Construction (917-941-7442) and would use them again.
The work was quality, I wanted the work done in 5 days which they committed to and did, they had a great project manager who called me each step of the way or with questions, they were ... More»
7:22 PM 01/04/2012
I posted this about 10 days ago and it was removed by Brownstoner. I emailed to ask why and never received an answer...and I use this site for recommendations all of the time ....
In short we FINALLY installed a skylight over our hatch and it is wonderful. We had planned to do this for 4 years and had the hardest time finding someone who would do it and someone who had done it before. I would like to recommend Carleen, who installed ours 917 490 6713.
You can email me at crowhill2007@ gmail (dot) com if you would like more info.
Thanks ! More»
3:25 PM 09/16/2011
I haven't posted in the forum for quite some time. A few years back I recommended the contractor who worked on my home on this forum. I was pleased with the work at the time and it showed very well once he finished. I'm afraid that after four years the work is not holding up. This contractor "replaced the roof," but I had problems with the roof soon after. Needless to say, I had to completely replace the roof last year after only two years among other things.
I'm on here because I did recommend him on the forum numerous times. I even went as far ... More»
10:37 AM 09/15/2011
I have a couple of apartments that were built with a hatch or access door in the bathroom ceiling. They help a lot in detecting sources of leaks in the ceiling. Allows me to see the space and piping between floors without breaking through the ceiling. They are about two feet square. I'd like to put one in another apartment. I tried searching the Home Depot and Lowes websites but got nothing. More»
10:36 AM 09/15/2011
Question for everyone... We are looking to add a closet to a closet-less bedroom. The onlY wall it really works on has a window on the adjacent wall 25" from the wall we want to put the closet on (25" from the window frame, the window pane is approx 30" away). Three questions, if the closet wall comes right up to the window frame will this look weird? Two, 25" makes a 19" closet space if you take into account closet frame and dry wall, is this too small for regular use closet? And three, anyone heard of making a frame wall smaller, maybe 3" or smaller?... More»
9:35 PM 09/14/2011
i have this rental property which has electrical fire / co2 detectors that are brand new as well as the entire electrical panel. My basement CO2 detector keeps going off and only that one. THere is no gas at all on in the peroperty and there is no cars idling in the area and there is nothing else burning in the house.The house is fully detached Gas company finds no reading on their machines and my battery operated CO2 detectors are not going off.. what could this be? the basement detector has been replaced twice with a new one More»
9:11 PM 09/13/2011
We have a metal spiral staircase in our home that we need to remove since we will be replacing them with another solution. Can anyone recommend either someone who is reasonably priced (I got a quote for $2,500 which is NOT going to happen) or a solution for getting them out and disposed of? They are welded together but I have been told that they can be taken apart. Any and all thoughts or ideas are very much appreciated. We are at a bit of a loss on this one - and we thought that would be the easy part!! More»
1:02 PM 09/09/2011
I'm looking to have a pass-through made in the wall between my kitchen and living room. I had somebody scheduled to do this job but he already rescheduled once and it looks like timing is not working out again.
If you have a good experience with somebody doing this type of thing, I'd appreciate the info.
The wall is plaster, opening will be about 40" wide if possible, finished with rounded corners to match other arches in the apt.
No molding, just nicely finished plasterwork.
I am looking to get this done relatively soon. Thanks! More»
10:01 AM 08/21/2011