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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby ProtonPowder » June 14th, 2018, 7:49 pm

QuietGiant wrote:My land is located on top of a hill, there are 2 lots on the top of the hill and 2 lots down flat, level with the road. From what i heard someone say here, blocks are a lot cheaper than containers so i may have to use that instead. The chinese containers much cheaper but idk anyone selling them, companies calling too much for used ones.
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If you on a hill, then pile deep.
If is princes town kinda hill then pile deeper. Soil in Trinidad eh nothing to laugh at yes, I was heading down Lengua side the other day and see house where the floors visibly sloping, and even one house where it quite literally split in the middle. Is not uncommon to see people back porch separate from the rest of the house by 2-3" when they dont use proper wall stiffeners also.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » June 17th, 2018, 9:39 pm

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Hey guys need some advice.
If u zoom u will see a wood strip on the inside at the top, middle and bottom. It already have nails from an air gun installed. About 4 on top middle and bottom. However another guy sayin we need to put added reinforcements so the cupboard wont come off the wall when when put weight in there. What u tink?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby rspann » June 17th, 2018, 9:54 pm

Nails were used long ago, some people still believe in them, but weight can pull the cupboard off the wall sometimes. If you pull out one of the nails you will realize the cement from the mortar formed a coating on the nail, that is what bonds it tight in the wall. It is an easy fix though. Just drill some 1/4 " holes through the wood into the wall and use some hit-its (metal hit anchors),that will hold very secure.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » June 17th, 2018, 9:59 pm

rspann wrote:Nails were used long ago, some people still believe in them, but weight can pull the cupboard off the wall sometimes. If you pull out one of the nails you will realize the cement from the mortar formed a coating on the nail, that is what bonds it tight in the wall. It is an easy fix though. Just drill some 1/4 " holes through the wood into the wall and use some hit-its (metal hit anchors),that will hold very secure.


How many anchors for each section? Would concrete screws work as well?

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Postby rspann » June 17th, 2018, 10:04 pm

The screws could work , but the anchors never come out unless you grind off the heads. I use them in every cupboard and they have never gailef yet. Also its just one hit with a hammer. Seeing that the cupboards are already in place it will be easier. If you are building from scratch, the screws might be an option.the

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby rspann » June 17th, 2018, 10:08 pm

Two feet apart works for me.
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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » June 17th, 2018, 10:14 pm

rspann wrote:Two feet apart works for me.
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Kool man. Tnx. In terms of size of the anchor, what am i asking for in the hardware? I see u mentioned drilling a 1/4” hole though...

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby pugboy » June 17th, 2018, 10:25 pm

They are usually 1/4" thick but the come in different lengths

You need to make sure the part which expands when the nail is hit in will be in solid mortar or the brick itself ideally. So buy length to accommodate the thickness of the wood and the plastering over the brick also
Would guess about 1 3/4 or 2" long.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby rspann » June 17th, 2018, 10:25 pm

If you go too deep you will anchor in the space in the block which defeats the purpose. I take the thickness of the wood,say 3/4 inch and cater for another 3/4 inch of plaster so 1 1/2 " to 1 3/4" x 1/4" hit-its. The 1/4" concrete bits can drill the wood too so no need to drill the wood and then change bits for the concrete. Drill as straight and clean as possible so that the hole doesnt open wider than the bit. Put in the anchor ,hit in the nail and you're done.
A good trick is to remove the nail, hit in the anchor, then replace the nail and hit it in. When you try it you'll see how easy it works. Plus they are very cheap.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby rspann » June 17th, 2018, 10:27 pm

Pugboy make the post while I typing the essay. So you done know.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » June 17th, 2018, 10:27 pm

rspann wrote:If you go too deep you will anchor in the space in the block which defeats the purpose. I take the thickness of the wood,say 3/4 inch and cater for another 3/4 inch of plaster so 1 1/2 " to 1 3/4" x 1/4" hit-its. The 1/4" concrete bits can drill the wood too so no need to drill the wood and then change bits for the concrete. Drill as straight and clean as possible so that the hole doesnt open wider than the bit. Put in the anchor ,hit in the nail and you're done.
A good trick is to remove the nail, hit in the anchor, then replace the nail and hit it in. When you try it you'll see how easy it works. Plus they are very cheap.


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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby pugboy » June 17th, 2018, 10:28 pm

Good advice with removing the nail
I've seen some guys not have he body all the way down so when the nail went it the head of the body actually broke off

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby rspann » June 17th, 2018, 10:34 pm

I have a tool board with tools for pulling chassis ,installed with hit its, you would never believe the weight it's holding up.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby rspann » June 17th, 2018, 10:36 pm

pugboy wrote:Good advice with removing the nail
I've seen some guys not have he body all the way down so when the nail went it the head of the body actually broke off

You can also hold the nail from the side with a pliers and hit the pliers with a hammer thereby driving the shank all the way in. Then hit the nail.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby mantis » June 18th, 2018, 8:01 am

Question to all can any one tell me what is the best cement used to hold glass blocks together and not gray but white any advice i want to build a glass wall...

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby mantis » June 18th, 2018, 8:08 am

Question who has the best price in tiles wall and floor ???

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby Kronik » June 18th, 2018, 8:25 am

mantis wrote:Question who has the best price in tiles wall and floor ???
Depends on the type of tile ceramic or porcelain, the design you would like, and the size you want. Different places usually have sale going on, and when I was looking I was getting 2x3 ceramic tiles as low as $80 and 2x4 ceramic at $120, but the pattern that I liked the most was $145. You need to check the different places in your area, I from central so I checked about 8 places from chaguanas to couva, but the main places I checked was tile depot, tile warehouse, tile expression and classic tiles. I ended up going with granite from tile warehouse

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » June 18th, 2018, 9:19 pm

Hey guys , need some more advice. What type of sealant to use if i installing a top mount sink on a granite surface.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby rspann » June 18th, 2018, 9:41 pm

eitech wrote:Hey guys , need some more advice. What type of sealant to use if i installing a top mount sink on a granite surface.


I going to tell you something that might sound funny. Use urethane, the one they use to install Windscreen. It won't ever let go, and doesn't get mildew like silicone. Run a bead ,rest the sink on it. Next day tape around the sink and then the granite . Leave a 1/4 inch gap between them and run a thin bead ,smoothen it with a finger or a wet cloth. It looks like a gasket and will never fail. I did sinks fifteen years and they still look perfect.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby rspann » June 18th, 2018, 9:45 pm

mantis wrote:Question who has the best price in tiles wall and floor ???


In addition to those Kronik listed, there is International Tiles and Carpets. I got some 24x24 porcelain that was $68 and $48 in two other places for less than$30.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby rspann » June 18th, 2018, 10:08 pm

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Urethane sealer.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » June 18th, 2018, 11:16 pm

rspann wrote:
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Urethane sealer.


It comes in caulk application as well?

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Postby rspann » June 19th, 2018, 7:22 am

It's a cartridge that uses a gun to apply. When it's opened it gets hard, so when you use it make sure to leave an inch outside to seal the cartridge.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » June 27th, 2018, 5:37 am

Anyone knows any reputable professional who can do a kitchen sink installation and plumbing? East area

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby rspann » June 27th, 2018, 7:07 am

That is half hour's work. No need to look for plumber. You could probably do it better that most of them anyway.

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby rspann » June 27th, 2018, 7:08 am

What countertop and sink?

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » June 27th, 2018, 8:24 am

rspann wrote:What countertop and sink?

Was tinkin of doin the sink myself. Was jus tryin to get the proper information. Its granite countertop and top mount sink. The sink rim is flush with countertop

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby urbandilema » July 2nd, 2018, 9:11 pm

Gn anyone can give me how much to so would cost to grade a lot of land with a bobcat...land size is about 4000sq feet and has a slight slop..tanx in advance

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Re: Building a house in Trinidad

Postby eitech » July 5th, 2018, 5:15 pm

Anyone with ductless under cabinet range hoods can give any advice in terms of operation, mounting, brand? Is it worth it?

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