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12-13-18, 07:50 PM
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Posted By littleape

Maybe I'll just stick to joining regular 2x6 to...

Maybe I'll just stick to joining regular 2x6 to build the columns.

If I want to use something to act as a sill plate under the column eg 2x8 with a gasket under which I would then screw into the...
12-12-18, 10:10 PM
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Posted By littleape

A little off the main topic but any reason you...

A little off the main topic but any reason you wouldn't use pressure treated lumber in a basement, I realise fasteners need to be able to deal with it? I have a 6x6 thats collecting dust.
12-12-18, 07:12 AM
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Posted By littleape

What would be acceptable way of securing the...

What would be acceptable way of securing the posts to the concrete? I've looked at simpson strongtie options but they all seem to be made for single piece solid posts like 4x4 or 6x6 and not for...
12-11-18, 08:31 PM
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Posted By littleape

I'd like to do columns with a beam, I think that...

I'd like to do columns with a beam, I think that would add the most stiffness, but if I can't simply secure it to the slab than that's a deal breaker. Cutting the slab and building footings is too...
12-11-18, 09:42 AM
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Posted By littleape

Yes I've been reading up on sister joining joist...

Yes I've been reading up on sister joining joist yesterday and am considering it using screws and PL Premium for extra bond. I also saw some people adding material to the bottom of the joist, one...
12-10-18, 01:56 PM
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Posted By littleape

You need footings even if its not really load...

You need footings even if its not really load bearing?
12-10-18, 01:49 PM
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Posted By littleape

Adding deflection support to floor from basement

Hi guys,

I have an open (unfinished) basement above which I'll be putting down hardwood floor. The subfloor is 5/8 plywood and I'll be adding another 5/8 layer ontop of it to add strength and...
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Posted By littleape

Thanks for the reply. What voids are you...

Thanks for the reply.

What voids are you referring to?

The pic where I pulled a piece of concrete out that's not a piece of foundation, it's just some cement they previous owner slapped in...
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Posted By littleape

I have the gutters running down underground out...

I have the gutters running down underground out to ditches on either side of the property.

I believe there is some kind of drainage at the footings, but seeing how this place was build who knows...
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Posted By littleape

Question Foundation waterproofing issue

Hi guys,

So I own a property which was build in a weird way where they back filled the grade too high all around. In some places water is leaking into the basement between the foundation and...
10-13-14, 03:19 PM
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Posted By littleape

Hmm I'll see how things work out when I'm on site...

Hmm I'll see how things work out when I'm on site next weekend. That last piece of siding will be super slim.
10-13-14, 02:51 PM
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Posted By littleape

Yeah I haven't put on the frieze board yet, you...

Yeah I haven't put on the frieze board yet, you can see it on the side wall, which is 5.5" and the window trim is 3.5".

The space between the soffit and window is about 10.5" if I remember...
10-13-14, 01:24 PM
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Posted By littleape

Thanks for the response guys. I'll most likely...

Thanks for the response guys. I'll most likely rip a wider trim piece for the top of the window so that it butts tight into the frieze board trim above, caulk whatever gap there may be.

The...
10-13-14, 10:02 AM
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Posted By littleape

Question Hardie siding, can't fit drip cap over window

Hello,

I have a little complication with drip cap and trim over a window. I have a window that's so close to the soffit that with the frieze board trim and window trim there's almost no room for...
08-16-14, 03:17 PM
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Views: 1,258
Posted By littleape

XSleeper when you butt join long horizontal trim...

XSleeper when you butt join long horizontal trim pieces, like watertable/band board, do you need to use a "weather" cut like on vertical joints or just regular straight cuts?


Thanks
08-05-14, 09:01 AM
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Posted By littleape

Do you even add the sealant on window trim...

Do you even add the sealant on window trim joints?

My neighbour is in the process of installing his now and I don't think he's adding anything between window trim joints.


Think I'll have to...
08-05-14, 08:05 AM
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Views: 2,072
Posted By littleape

Thanks I'm guessing I need to put flashing,...

Thanks

I'm guessing I need to put flashing, like for siding butt joints, behind the corner and the water table trim joint?

Any gap between these or just slight contact?
08-04-14, 06:44 PM
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Posted By littleape

Hardie band/skirt/water board trim piece miter or butt to corner

Hey guys,

When installing a hardie water table trim piece, I'm using 7.25" piece, do you wrap the corner with it or extend corner trim down and butt the water table trim against it.

If I wrap...
07-02-14, 07:33 AM
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Posted By littleape

OK perfect thank you. Is a gap required at...

OK perfect thank you.

Is a gap required at the miter joint between the two pieces like regular butt joints?
07-01-14, 03:10 PM
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Views: 1,258
Posted By littleape

Hardie skirt board at corners

Hi,

I'm planning to use 7.25" hardie trim as a skirt board around the house, above brick line. Do you miter the ends at 45 degree and join them that way?

I don't think simple edge to edge...
09-17-13, 09:38 AM
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Posted By littleape

Question Hardie fiber cement siding over "black" fiberboard?

Hello everyone, first time poster :)


I have a property which currently has 20 year old cedar siding. I want to replace it with hardie fibercement lap siding.

The house is sheathed with the...
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