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08-30-19, 09:58 PM
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To remove soffit that was correctly installed you...

To remove soffit that was correctly installed you will need to pull the gutter and fascia. Be careful prying on the fascia as it is usually aluminum and when bent, is hard to bend back like new. ...
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Roll it

I get some 4x4 and 6x6 blocks. I have a 6' pry/ tamp bar, lift up a corner, insert a block. Work your way around the shed until you can get some 4" schedule 40 PVC under the shed. There needs to...
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Views: 308
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Planing deck frame

Your best start is to plane the effected 2x before installing the deck boards. Pressure treated lumber is usually still wet when installed. There is a very likely chance that as the 2x dries out,...
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Split it

I see on your drawing that there are piers in the middle of the deck, running the length of the house. Split the deck into two frames. One from the center piers to the house. Build it and push the...
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Views: 269
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To ledger or not to ledger.

I'm with Stickshift on this. I almost always build my decks freestanding. If using a ledger, you have to insure proper waterproofing and flashing and fastener placement according to deck loads.
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Rails

Is there a walkway or sidewalk leading to the porch? If so I would install a handrail there. If no specific walkway, I would install a handrail at each end.
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deck

Do you have "home adviser" in your area? If you're not sure, try to get him to narrow it down, best case, worst case. Are you getting a permit ? Are you installing handrails 8', you should. I...
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Insulation.

Is there any chance the insulation will get wet? If not, R19 fiberglass will be the least expensive and easiest to install. Next in line would be Styrofoam then poly iso insulation boards for cost...
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Angle grinder and appropriate blade and a Mortar...

Angle grinder and appropriate blade and a Mortar Rake tool for angle grinder will allow you to remove the mortar without causing more damage to the chimney. You will have to repair vertical and...
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Views: 446
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Hard to saw with out the pics but leave the...

Hard to saw with out the pics but leave the concrete alone , cut a 4x4 down to 2" thick and use it to make up the difference on the low side or notch the frame 2" on the high side to make the...
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Views: 480
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Rent a saw

Rent a concrete saw for a half day and cut the edge clean off. Quick and easy.
08-11-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By dan0661

Gate

If I had to do this project, I would use a chain link fence gate. Big plus is they can be built to any size, are relatively light weight, have all the available hardware to attach to a round post...
08-08-19, 05:43 PM
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Views: 374
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Latch pics

Here are some pics of the latch If you lean hard to the left, they are easier to see.
08-08-19, 05:38 PM
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I have had where the eye was off a bit and some...

I have had where the eye was off a bit and some how when the door would go down to a certain point, I think the sun would activate the safety and send the door back up. If you hold the button, can...
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Views: 514
Posted By dan0661

Compatability

Just thinking. You have previously changed the bulbs to t8 flourescents. Was the bulb you replaced a t12 flourescent? If so, the ballast would now be incorrect for the t8 LED.

Most LED bulbs...
08-05-19, 07:51 PM
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Views: 374
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Vinyl fence latch

I am looking for a gate latch, fulcrum, keeper that looks like the crude drawings I have attached here. I have a gate that has one installed on it now and would like to get another. The pics show the...
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Views: 413
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Yes, sand between coats then clean up the sanding...

Yes, sand between coats then clean up the sanding dust. Rust o leum or minwax are fine. Do not use a fast drying. Use a brush or pad to apply. I punch two holes in the can lid then pour it out on...
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Views: 315
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Most likely the problem is where the light...

Most likely the problem is where the light fixture was. If you have a meter, check to see that you have hot , neutral and ground coming to the fixture ( if there actually is a ground). In your...
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Lay down and staple 15# felt paper. Buy or rent...

Lay down and staple 15# felt paper. Buy or rent a flooring nailer and use L cleats, 16 or 18 gauge cleats. Install flooring perpendicular to the floor joists with properly secured 3/4 or better...
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Views: 780
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From what I see in the pics, Your roof is the...

From what I see in the pics, Your roof is the problem. I see a roof over (newer shingles over old shingles). The newer shingles don't look all that good either. The old shingles are staying wet...
12-14-18, 08:02 PM
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Views: 306
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Yes you can but there are many better options. ...

Yes you can but there are many better options. MDF and water do not mix, even when painted. MDF will brake off a corner if nailed too close. Nails in the field will pucker MDF.

Options, Hardie...
12-14-18, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 494
Posted By dan0661

Just a few things. If there is a gap as shown in...

Just a few things. If there is a gap as shown in your drawing, it will eventually hold water. House wrap is not a water proof product and if it gets wet, will hold water. Many foam insulations...
12-14-18, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By dan0661

Many years ago, to provide more extension over...

Many years ago, to provide more extension over the edge of the roof for the shingles and to add a decorative touch, an additional piece or trim was installed along the facia board. These days they...
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Views: 417
Posted By dan0661

Typical metal roofing material should be attached...

Typical metal roofing material should be attached to supports every 2' along the length of the panel and should be sloped to shed water. Your main concern would be making sure the metal remains...
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Views: 452
Posted By dan0661

I start at the rim joist and work toward the...

I start at the rim joist and work toward the home. I then usually trim down the last three deck boards to fit in the remaining space so I don't end up with a small board to finish.
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