Contractor John's DIY House Medic

Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Real Estate

November 02, 2020 Contractor John Season 1 Episode 27
Contractor John's DIY House Medic
Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Real Estate
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Contractor John's DIY House Medic
Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Real Estate
Nov 02, 2020 Season 1 Episode 27
Contractor John

Episode Summary:

In this episode Contractor John talks about some of the mistakes or items in the home buying process that can be easily overlooked and how to avoid them.  

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 Roy Worley Voice Overs

Access the Word Dyslexia Help

Legal Shield  (NEW SHOW SPONSOR)

 

Tip of the Week. Fix Those Squeaky Floors

1.   Tip of the week…………This time of year. In the snow belt when the weather changes the floors in homes get squeakier, is that a word? Anyway they develop more squeaks because of the dryer cold air. Moisture leaves the wood, and it shrinks. You all remember the famous Seinfeld episode on shrinkage right? No … Google Seinfeld shrinkage if you need a laugh….. Any way I digress…. You will ned access to the underneath of the floor, like a basement or crawlspace.  

a.    You need 2 people, a ladder and a bundle of shims the longer cedar shims work best, a drop cloth and couple tubes of liquid nail construction adhesive.

b.    Get on your ladder in the basement and have the other person walk around in a room upstairs and wherever you hear squeaking try to slide a shim between the floor joist and plywood. Continue doing this in each area until you have eliminated most of the squeaks. Rarely will you get them all.

c.    When you are done with that part make sure your drop cloth is down, put a mark on the shim where it stopped sliding in. Pull it out and coat both sides with liquid nails up to your mark and slide the shim back in. Do this one at a time and keep people from walking around that area til the glue sets. 

d.    You will probably have to repeat this process to get them all. After the glue sets you can go back and remove the excess shims if you want to. 

e.    On the path to a less squeaky floor!

 

Ask questions, post comments at the Contractor John/DIY House Medic Facebook Page 

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Show Notes

Episode Summary:

In this episode Contractor John talks about some of the mistakes or items in the home buying process that can be easily overlooked and how to avoid them.  

Resources mentioned in this episode:

 Roy Worley Voice Overs

Access the Word Dyslexia Help

Legal Shield  (NEW SHOW SPONSOR)

 

Tip of the Week. Fix Those Squeaky Floors

1.   Tip of the week…………This time of year. In the snow belt when the weather changes the floors in homes get squeakier, is that a word? Anyway they develop more squeaks because of the dryer cold air. Moisture leaves the wood, and it shrinks. You all remember the famous Seinfeld episode on shrinkage right? No … Google Seinfeld shrinkage if you need a laugh….. Any way I digress…. You will ned access to the underneath of the floor, like a basement or crawlspace.  

a.    You need 2 people, a ladder and a bundle of shims the longer cedar shims work best, a drop cloth and couple tubes of liquid nail construction adhesive.

b.    Get on your ladder in the basement and have the other person walk around in a room upstairs and wherever you hear squeaking try to slide a shim between the floor joist and plywood. Continue doing this in each area until you have eliminated most of the squeaks. Rarely will you get them all.

c.    When you are done with that part make sure your drop cloth is down, put a mark on the shim where it stopped sliding in. Pull it out and coat both sides with liquid nails up to your mark and slide the shim back in. Do this one at a time and keep people from walking around that area til the glue sets. 

d.    You will probably have to repeat this process to get them all. After the glue sets you can go back and remove the excess shims if you want to. 

e.    On the path to a less squeaky floor!

 

Ask questions, post comments at the Contractor John/DIY House Medic Facebook Page 

 Visit the Contractor John website and receive a free monthly Home Maintenance Checklist for following

Contractor John

Visit the Contractor John YouTube Channel and please Subscribe to my channel.