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8x12 Shed Rafter/Truss Questions

Hello all,

I am in the process of planning out a shed build for this summer, and I can't seem to find straightforward information on what type of rafters or trusses I need. Hoping someone here can...
04-12-21, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Shivaya

That's a heck of a relief! I had never looked at...

That's a heck of a relief! I had never looked at it that way - it's all the same voltage.
Now my question seems kinda silly, but I'm happy I asked.
Thanks for your time!
Nic
04-12-21, 02:53 PM
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Posted By Shivaya

How Dangerous is my Breaker Panel?

Hello all,
Random question here but...

I try to avoid tinkering with my breaker panel at all costs. I know it's dangerous and technically only an electrician is allowed to service it. That said,...
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Posted By Shivaya

Roger that Dane, I'll make sure that the footing...

Roger that Dane, I'll make sure that the footing get the attention it needs.
Cheers,
Nic
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Views: 240
Posted By Shivaya

As always, this forum comes through with all the...

As always, this forum comes through with all the important stuff I need to know.
Much appreciated my friends. Zorfdt, that link really explains everything I need to know. I'll do my due diligence...
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Posted By Shivaya

Hmm, thanks alot Marq1 - helpful as usual. ...

Hmm, thanks alot Marq1 - helpful as usual.

Really something to think about. There is definitely a potential water issue given that I am in canada and at the bottom of a large hill. All the water...
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Posted By Shivaya

Garden/Retaining Wall Questions

Hello again everyone.

Just want to preface this with the fact that I am starting from scratch here.

There is a steep hill that ends in my back yard. it's about 3' high at the highest if you...
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Posted By Shivaya

Levelling Basement Floor Under Shower Base

Hello everyone,

Iím currently renovating my basement. Iím going to replace my shower, but it is situated relatively close to the basement floor drain, and the floor underneath is quite sloped...
08-19-19, 12:54 PM
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Posted By Shivaya

Making a basement "cold room"

Hello everyone,

I am starting to think about renovating my basement, and I think I'd like to make a cooler storage area.

I live in Canada (Ottawa area), so it gets really cold her in the...
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Posted By Shivaya

hmm, looks like grading might be my best bet, but...

hmm, looks like grading might be my best bet, but that's another issue because it needs to go from the side of the house all the way to the front in order to slope it toward the street, or towards my...
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Posted By Shivaya

Backyard Drainage Issue

Hello everyone.

As the title says, I have a drainage issue in my backyard. The picture will show that my backward is at the bottom of a hill. I live in Canada, and when the snow melts in the...
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Posted By Shivaya

perfect, thanks again. I'll come back around...

perfect, thanks again.
I'll come back around and show you guys the results!
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Posted By Shivaya

I have both sanding sponges and those scotch...

I have both sanding sponges and those scotch brite pads. I understand what I am looking for is a dull finish (for the paint to be completely mat, essentially?), and then use a quality oil-based...
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Posted By Shivaya

what if I did primer then paint, then a clear...

what if I did primer then paint, then a clear coat (with rattle can)? Are there really no brands or paint types that would do the job?

I washed the primer off tonight. What grit do I need to sand...
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Posted By Shivaya

This all has me thinking Would I have been...

This all has me thinking

Would I have been better using a spray for my paint and primer? I'm starting to feel like it might be faster and would do a better job..
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Posted By Shivaya

it's acrylic latex paint. It's decent, but I...

it's acrylic latex paint. It's decent, but I wouldn't say it's top-notch. It's the local hardware store's (RONA) name brand. I've had great results painting doors and baseboards with it, but it's...
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Posted By Shivaya

We can't be pros at everything, and the learning...

We can't be pros at everything, and the learning curve includes making annoying mistakes.



They were cleaned thoroughly.
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Posted By Shivaya

you wanna talk about a cluster? I did all 6...

you wanna talk about a cluster? I did all 6 chairs instead of testing it out on just one... I know better too!
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Posted By Shivaya

Painting Wood Chairs: Second Coat of Primer Peeling off First Coat

Hello,

I was trying to refurbish wooden chairs (some painted, some varnished), and unfortunately I am having bad luck.

I read that I can simply prime the chairs and then paint them (no sanding...
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Posted By Shivaya

Removed the switch, bypassed the switch, but now...

Removed the switch, bypassed the switch, but now it's making a whirring sound, is smoking, and smells like burning plastic.

Perhaps the switch wasn't the problem?

Maybe it's just time to get a...
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Views: 1,154
Posted By Shivaya

I donít want to replace it, I had to rip some of...

I donít want to replace it, I had to rip some of it to gain access to the holes I was filling. I want to put the tar paper that I took out back in its place and was wondering if tuct tape is a good...
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Posted By Shivaya

Do you mean wet concrete? Because there is still...

Do you mean wet concrete? Because there is still untreated wood there and there is still concrete - I am rebuilding to what it was before (fiberglass bats half way down the wall + vapor barrier)
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Posted By Shivaya

OK! I used Sika 3001 anchoring epoxy to plug the...

OK! I used Sika 3001 anchoring epoxy to plug the holes (hope I did it right!). Iíll wait until tomorrow and rum the hose outside for half an hour or so to see if it holds up.

Once Iíve confirmed...
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Posted By Shivaya

My bad guys I didn't mean silicone - I was...

My bad guys I didn't mean silicone - I was referring to Mad Scientist's "DAP Concrete Watertight Filler and Sealant", which comes in a silicone-like tube. Upon further review though, this is not an...
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