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I greatly appreciate the advice. I did a mock...

I greatly appreciate the advice. I did a mock run to see how the drip edge attaches, and decided to have the plywood extend just about an inch over the 1x fascia. I'm working solo, so this all...
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Where does the first sheet go?

I'd like to start sheathing the 14/12 roof of my shed today, but I can't decide how much beyond the rafter tails I should go with the OSB, if at all. The tails are cut plumb, so if I start a sheet...
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OK, so if the included angle that's created at...

OK, so if the included angle that's created at the peak is 81.202, then I can miter each rafter's top end at 49.399 degrees (give or take...) and I'll have it right.
Right?
180 - 81.202 = 98.798...
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Posted By sdp321

Well, I found the answer. I ended up at...

Well, I found the answer. I ended up at http://www.wonderhowto.com and there are several videos for how to use a framing sqaure and a speed square. If anyone else is in the dark like I was, these...
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Posted By sdp321

I was starting to do that, but I knew there had...

I was starting to do that, but I knew there had to be a better way. I don't want to be off by a little bit and have it translate to a lotta bit at the ends. And I'd have to rebuild the fly rafters...
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Posted By sdp321

what's that angle?

Hello. I received delivery of my 14/12 10-foot gable storage trusses, but I don't know the angle (in degrees) of the miter at the top (where the 2 rafters meet). The reason I think I want to know...
08-04-08, 07:16 PM
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Posted By sdp321

Can collar ties actually be the ceiling joists...

Can collar ties actually be the ceiling joists that complete the triangle, and sit atop the top plates? Or, do the collar ties have to be up higher, for me to bump my head on?
08-03-08, 09:18 PM
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Posted By sdp321

The roof will be (probably) a 12/12. I don't...

The roof will be (probably) a 12/12. I don't need to walk around up there - just store some patio chairs, pots, hoses, etc (summer stuff).

I just don't know if a beam with rafters, tied into...
07-30-08, 08:14 PM
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Posted By sdp321

stick building the roof vs. trusses

Greetings all. For a 10x15 shed, if I want an attic can I stick frame the roof with a ridge beam and rafters, and use the accompanying ceiling joists for the attic floor decking? It seems like...
06-20-08, 08:26 PM
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Posted By sdp321

Below is a link to a picture of a barn sash...

Below is a link to a picture of a barn sash window being inserted. The technique used in this installation only allows the window to be tilted inward a little bit, or removed entirely. I am trying...
06-19-08, 04:57 AM
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Posted By sdp321

Wood barn sash windows, how to rough

Hello all. I am building a shed and have 4 22"Wx29"H cheap wooden barn sash windows. They are trimmable to a 1/2 inch from each side. I have never made a rough opening for these, and am not sure...
06-09-07, 01:48 PM
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Posted By sdp321

Thanks. We have a straight 40'x120' city lot. ...

Thanks. We have a straight 40'x120' city lot. I'll keep looking for the property markers (I could only find one.).
06-09-07, 12:07 PM
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Posted By sdp321

Post A is good. Where does Post B go?

Hello. First time fence builder.

I know where my first corner's post can go, but I'm not sure where to put the opposite end's post (I don't have enough reference points). That is, how do I know...
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Posted By sdp321

rbrat: were you successful? I'm having trouble...

rbrat: were you successful? I'm having trouble removing my old cables (they both snapped). Something happened on the inside that I can't access, or they are captive screws that just don't come out....
10-15-06, 07:13 AM
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Posted By sdp321

thanks for the advice. I just looked around for...

thanks for the advice. I just looked around for an access panel to the bathroom plumbing. There's none. The previous homeowner gutted the house and put it back together himself, without leaving...
10-15-06, 05:19 AM
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Posted By sdp321

Wow, does that ever smell bad!

Good morning everyone.
We have a shower stall and a separate tub. Junior gets a bath every night in the tub, and that's its only use. After we drain the tub, it's gag time. The sewer gas comes...
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Posted By sdp321

Thanks for your responses. I hooked up a...

Thanks for your responses. I hooked up a different tv to the antenna, and every channels works. I guess that isolates the problem to the other set, and I suppose it's safe to blame it on the...
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Posted By sdp321

Thanks for your response. Yup, double-checked...

Thanks for your response.
Yup, double-checked the Program Channels function - it never sees our two "lowest" channels.
After reading some other posts, I suppose the next thing to do is remove the...
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Posted By sdp321

Rooftop antenna, lightning, 2 channels gone

Last night lightning struck very close to our home, if not on our home - street lights went off for about 25 seconds. We have a rooftop antenna - visually, it's fine (looking from the sidewalk)....
07-25-06, 10:09 PM
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Posted By sdp321

I snaked the heck out of the final trap with my...

I snaked the heck out of the final trap with my little attach-it-to-your-drill snake and it's running clear now. What came back up on the snake appeared to be laundry lint. I did more laundry and...
07-25-06, 08:25 AM
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Posted By sdp321

big basement backup

Before I start snaking the wrong area, breaking stuff, soaking myself, or just making the problem worse, I'd like to read the expert suggestions you guys might have.

Here's the facts:

1. I...
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Posted By sdp321

I never did gain enough time yesterday to...

I never did gain enough time yesterday to troubleshoot the trailer, but I need to do it soon - today, Wednesday, I don't know...
I appreciate the advice this far though - I'll report my findings...
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Posted By sdp321

Thanks Frankiee. I've been wanting to buy a...

Thanks Frankiee.
I've been wanting to buy a meter for a long while, and now I have a good opportunity. Electricity, chain saws, and anything under pressure are things I have tried to avoid thus...
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Posted By sdp321

Good morning Flopshot, Can you tell me what you...

Good morning Flopshot,
Can you tell me what you mean by checking each lug on the trailer connector for continuity to ground? I have to drive about 30 miles to where I left the trailer overnight,...
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Posted By sdp321

Thanks for the advice - I really appreciate it. ...

Thanks for the advice - I really appreciate it. I'll go out in the morning and do what you suggested.
Thanks again.
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