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I've thought up a couple options. 1. Keep...

I've thought up a couple options.

1. Keep framing as-is and have a short roof built over the entry way. This would keep most rain and snow away from the threshold.

2. Tear down and rebuild...
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Thanks for understanding - Iíll try to keep my...

Thanks for understanding - Iíll try to keep my cool from here on out.

The reason Iím contemplating a tear down is my deck is off the front of the house and includes the main entry. With the...
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Ugh. Look, I'm sorry I've got a lot of...

Ugh. Look, I'm sorry I've got a lot of frustration over here and I shouldn't have taken it out on you. I'm mostly frustrated that your reply isn't "yeah, you're good, go ahead". But you're being...
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I don't think it's accurate to claim I "don't...

I don't think it's accurate to claim I "don't understand this at all". I got the idea for the small gap between boards from a forum topic on finehomebuilding.com:...
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Is it crazy to think I can just live with it and...

Is it crazy to think I can just live with it and completely compensate with a slight gap between boards on the long side? I have 30 boards to install. A 1/32Ē gap buys me nearly an inch by the end,...
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Yes I see what you mean. Something else dawned on...

Yes I see what you mean. Something else dawned on me. The outer joists are flush with the beam so I donít have space on the one end to rack the whole thing.

I had another thought too. The beam is...
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deck framing out of square

I may have done some of my framing a bit differently than a pro would. Design is one level and rectangular (18'8" x 14'). My joists are up and I attached them to the beam with hurricane clips but I...
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Finally moving through the demo of this slab....

Finally moving through the demo of this slab. I've used Ecobust to break it into manageable pieces and I'm glad I did before going to town with a jackhammer. Took about 48hrs to form the cracks and I...
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Removing a concrete stoop

Hello,

I'm planning the demolition of a concrete stoop to make way for a deck and I'm looking for some clarification. Attached are photos of the exterior and interior crawlspace...
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No basement. Home is split-level and that is a...

No basement. Home is split-level and that is a crawl space to the right of the stoop. Inside it is maybe 3-4ft from slab to house framing so I figure outside the slab elevation is ~2ft below grade.
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Yikes. Ha I know better than that. Admittedly...

Yikes. Ha I know better than that. Admittedly though my only hesitancy in this project is the flashing of the ledger. I know enough to know that it is critical to do it right. We need to have our...
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Thanks. When you say overbuild you mean build on...

Thanks. When you say overbuild you mean build on new footers that extend beyond the deck footprint?
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Design deck footings for future porch roof

I'm designing and building an uncovered deck but we may hire a contractor in the future to add a roof. Does this only affect my footers? Is there a reference for how much larger to make my footers...
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I think thatís how Iím going to proceed - remove...

I think thatís how Iím going to proceed - remove the whole stoop and attach 3 ledgers
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Thanks for the input Joe. Is there a good reason...

Thanks for the input Joe. Is there a good reason to not just remove the top landing of the stoop? I believe it is mortar over brick. That would give me the necessary clearance without having to rip...
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i have to double-check but I believe my town...

i have to double-check but I believe my town inspects the ledger and footing holes. Maybe I will submit my permit with a note about the ripped portion of ledger and see what they say.

Thanks for...
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Rats it is just 8-1/4Ē of concrete. I suppose I...

Rats it is just 8-1/4Ē of concrete. I suppose I will have to remove at least the top slab/landing
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Gotcha. Iíll measure when I get home this...

Gotcha. Iíll measure when I get home this afternoon to confirm Iíve got minimum 8-1/4Ē. If I do 3 ledgers I guess each will need outer joists which means Iíll have two double joists where the ledgers...
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Thanks for the input. Hadnít thought of...

Thanks for the input.

Hadnít thought of attaching the ledger to that wall. My joist length would change from 12í to ~19í which will increase cost and number of footings I imagine. Sounds easier...
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With regard to a free-standing deck, I'm not...

With regard to a free-standing deck, I'm not considering that type of design as I wouldn't be able to leave the stoop in place.
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103322 I believe the interior joist is...

103322

I believe the interior joist is directly behind the siding to the right, not sure if it is wood or concrete behind the siding to the left.

So my question is this; how can a ledger be...
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Deck ledger over multiple surfaces

I'm planning a deck over an existing concrete stoop that will remain in place. The face of the concrete extends to a door threshold which has a 9" rise from the stoop landing. Beyond the stoop is...
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Foundation leaking into basement

Hello,

I have a slow but steady infiltration of water at the interface of the slab and foundation wall. I applied hydraulic cement yesterday evening and I can now clearly see 7 or 8 fresh wet...
07-24-18, 07:15 PM
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OK - I'm pretty sure what I've diagrammed is...

OK - I'm pretty sure what I've diagrammed is correct. I went back into box 'C' and made some measurements:

- with the 3-way in 'B' in the 'down' position, I have 120V between all 3 wires and...
07-24-18, 06:57 AM
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Posted By tick33183

Yes a digital meter. Also confirmed the voltage...

Yes a digital meter. Also confirmed the voltage by getting unintentionally shocked
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