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Get up to the top of the rafter where it attaches...

Get up to the top of the rafter where it attaches to the ridge and cut or fold a piece of paper until it matches the bad one or one of the others. Once it matches you have it. No calculations and...
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You can use a piece of paper or cardboard and cut...

You can use a piece of paper or cardboard and cut it to match that angle. If the rest of the rafter is good just double up the top plus some past the break.

Is the roof still in place? If so,...
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What is bad on the old one? Will you be...

What is bad on the old one?
Will you be removing the old one, if so it could be your pattern.
You mentioned ridge so we can assume it is not a truss??

And as always, pictures help.

Bud
06-10-19, 12:28 PM
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Just being nosy but why the precision? If the...

Just being nosy but why the precision? If the dehumidifier is producing water then it is working and probably using something less than the power requirement it is listed at.
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Posted By Bud9051

If nails are too short they are a pain to hold as...

If nails are too short they are a pain to hold as you hit them, and I do mean pain.

Easiest would be to add a layer of 1" rigid foam on the inside where protection is needed. Loose fit and can be...
06-09-19, 07:32 PM
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Posted By Bud9051

That helps. We will wait for the pros. Bud

That helps. We will wait for the pros.

Bud
06-09-19, 06:41 PM
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There are a couple different types of termites...

There are a couple different types of termites and your approximate location might help with the identification. I'm not a bug pro but it looks to me like some other chewing insect. The pros will...
06-04-19, 05:28 PM
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If there is an electrical problem with the fan...

If there is an electrical problem with the fan then it only smells when power is applied. The "incredibly loud guttural popping sounds" doesn't sound good for that fan. And if it is an electrical...
06-04-19, 03:26 PM
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I've used blankets and other padding to strap...

I've used blankets and other padding to strap long boards or pipes to the passenger side of my vehicles. Each vehicle will have different places to secure the ropes both inside and opposite side of...
06-04-19, 08:50 AM
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Posted By Bud9051

But you also don't want the fiberglass insulation...

But you also don't want the fiberglass insulation in contact with a cold roof. Sorry, just jumping in.

Bud
06-04-19, 08:44 AM
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Being a bathroom the first thought is bathroom...

Being a bathroom the first thought is bathroom odors but you said:
"suddenly acquired a strange odor"
Then you said:
"I noticed that the exhaust fan was making incredibly loud guttural popping...
06-04-19, 12:43 AM
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You said "I have an exhaust fan in the guest bath...

You said "I have an exhaust fan in the guest bath and when I turned it on all of these winged creatures fell to the floor." Were they dead bodies or live? Winged insects would indicate they were...
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Posted By Bud9051

I have a basic Husqvarna 48"(?) and when i try to...

I have a basic Husqvarna 48"(?) and when i try to dip down over a little slope I have ended up dragging the back of the machine sideways to find some traction to get back to level. And I mean...
05-28-19, 10:43 AM
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Posted By Bud9051

Hi Ginny, something sounds strange. I have never...

Hi Ginny, something sounds strange. I have never heard of anyone having to remove all of the attic insulation to do an inspection for termites ??

Fortunately we have a real good pro on the forum,...
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Posted By Bud9051

I had an "of" in there instead of an "or" so when...

I had an "of" in there instead of an "or" so when you said correct I'm not sure which one is correct. I doubt out language will ever survive :).

"The ac guy simply said there was enough flow to...
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The hallway is always going to be fighting...

The hallway is always going to be fighting physics and only a circulation effort can move that warm air down.

An alternative to leaving doors open would be adding returns to each room. Typically...
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With the return in the hallway each room can end...

With the return in the hallway each room can end up with limited air flow when the door is closed, especially if a carpet is sealing the bottom of the door. The room that has seasonally hotter...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-26-19, 07:40 AM
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Posted By Bud9051

Just a guess, but the only point at which the hot...

Just a guess, but the only point at which the hot and cold come together under one control would be a single lever faucet. Removing and testing for water at each line as Pilot explained would...
Forum: Water Heaters
05-26-19, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Bud9051

If I'm reading right you have no hot or cold...

If I'm reading right you have no hot or cold water. If so, that involves two shutoff valves, strange. Verify it is both hot and cold that is not making it to that sink?

Bud
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Posted By Bud9051

Ok, you now know that the attic furnace controls...

Ok, you now know that the attic furnace controls only the attic, assuming I read it correctly.

From your initial description some rooms upstairs are colder in the summer than others (cooling mode)...
05-25-19, 06:23 AM
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Posted By Bud9051

First, moisture issues come in 2 forms, liquid...

First, moisture issues come in 2 forms, liquid water and moisture vapor. The liquid is obvious as you see wet areas. But moisture vapor is constantly passing through those blocks. The reason it...
05-24-19, 05:52 AM
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Posted By Bud9051

Also couldn't read your charts, but some selected...

Also couldn't read your charts, but some selected RH readings, outside, inside, and crawlspace, will help point to the source of the moisture. You will want the temperature readings at each location...
05-22-19, 12:49 PM
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Posted By Bud9051

Hi lewist, What you want is not difficult on...

Hi lewist,
What you want is not difficult on paper. The difficulty is achieving this in your home.

I'm not the pro on this but to get you started the first step is to identify how your current 2...
05-21-19, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Bud9051

Glue traps only deal with the path mice normally...

Glue traps only deal with the path mice normally travel. I baited trap attracts them to the smell, which would have been why they went for the bag of chips. You can start by placing samples of...
05-18-19, 09:42 AM
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Views: 183
Posted By Bud9051

I have a Tractor supply one and an elephant could...

I have a Tractor supply one and an elephant could have escaped when new. I had to twist and bend to modify its operation to be able to catch squirrels which are rather strong and athletic. Got it...
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