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Other than: The previous owner covered up...

Other than:
The previous owner covered up this mess with plywood and an astro turf walk-way. They bolted and glued the plywood to the old flagstone so some of the existing flagstone is kind of a...
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A Bigger Picture

Thank you BridgeMan; appreciate your advice very much - so don't get mad if I'm looking at some other ideas.

One of the problems with people who post questions is that they don't always give...
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One Year Later

The procrastinator returns.

Now I have a Bosch power chisel too (no more excuses).

How does this sound?:

- Use a diamond blade on a circular saw to cut a separation line to protect...
10-17-15, 12:58 PM
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Posted By AccidntlTourist

3 months later - an update. I did a lot of...

3 months later - an update.

I did a lot of online reading about what bad news galvanized drain pipes can be.
The drain under my kitchen sink has drained poorly for years.
So, I bit the bullet;...
07-28-15, 08:56 PM
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Posted By AccidntlTourist

Thanks for your reply. "Quick question.......

Thanks for your reply.

"Quick question.... in the top picture is that a chrome trim ring that can be removed ?"

No. What it looks like, from the second photo, is that the galvanized pipe...
07-27-15, 07:08 PM
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Posted By AccidntlTourist

Replacing chrome-clad brass drain pipe?

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Under sink - old chrome-clad brass drain pipe (notice corrosion) goes into what looks like a heavy galvanized steel pipe in the wall.


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Above is view of backside of pipe joint...
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Posted By AccidntlTourist

Thanks Pulpo and Msradell. I guess I thought...

Thanks Pulpo and Msradell.

I guess I thought the flagstone was set in concrete - but now I see crumbling mortar.

I"ve got some house painting to finish up then I'll rig a temp cover for the...
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Repair cracked flagstone entryway

My old house has a concrete slab porch that was finished with flagstone (about 50 yrs ago).

Over the years the slab cracked (I"ve since repaired gutters and drainage) - I'm afraid it is a bit of a...
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"...hydrant effect of the voluminous amount of...

"...hydrant effect of the voluminous amount of water being forced out the grate"

I'm okay with that; if needed I can can mold a little bit of quickcrete around it and press some 1/2" rose gravel...
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Downspout Runoff - underground option

Okay, trying to remain flexible as I go along with my gutter run-off project ...

I decided that I could get some ground "infiltration" with this method with one of my two garage downspouts...
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Chandler, thanks for your skepticism (I agree the...

Chandler, thanks for your skepticism (I agree the hidden hangers in your photo do seem more effective); caused me to take yet a closer look at my plan.

Since I already have the hangers, it made...
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Will use method #2

I received a prompt reply from the distributor ( gutterworks.com ) regarding my question about positioning of hanger at back of gutter.

He suggested either screw directly into rib or flush with...
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Thanks Chandler. The photo you provided...

Thanks Chandler.

The photo you provided shows two hanger systems:
1 - one using ferrules (similar to this: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31%2BI6pGH%2B5L._SL500_AA300_.jpg )

2 -...
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Posted By AccidntlTourist

Gutter Hanger Placement - attachment point on back of gutter

I've sent an email to the distributor, but I thought maybe someone here might have an opinion.

The hanger: Raytec Hangtite (no clip)
Hangtite & Hangfast Information...
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Posted By AccidntlTourist

Thanks Pulpo, that's what I'm starting to think...

Thanks Pulpo, that's what I'm starting to think too. At it's lowest point - at the corners - it will only be about 1" below. The slope will be pretty mild and I don't think people will even notice...
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Posted By AccidntlTourist

Thanks for replying Pulpo. Below the drip...

Thanks for replying Pulpo.

Below the drip edge I have 4 1/2" of fascia.

The back of the gutter is 3 3/4".

So, you would think I would have 3/4" to play with.

But, the main factor in...
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Gutter slope - bottom of gutter dropping below bottom of fascia

So, my question is, can I place gutters so that the bottom of gutter goes below bottom of fascia? And should there be any concerns doing that?

If I hang gutters so there is a clearance below...
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Posted By AccidntlTourist

"or you could just walk around with your head...

"or you could just walk around with your head hung in shame ..."

oops and ouch

Yes, I guess I'll have to replace them.

There are two smaller tar smudges (North side of garage and North side...
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Posted By AccidntlTourist

tar on my shingles - reviving an old thread

Well, I stepped in it!

I didn't realize I stepped on a sealing strip and managed to track tar onto my new half-finished "silver-wood" Malarkey Alaskan roof (damn - it was looking so good too).
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Posted By AccidntlTourist

"I don't see what you are describing at all. The...

"I don't see what you are describing at all. The sheathing boards appear to to be laid parallel to the ground to me. If you look at where they meet in the valley, the boards line up perfectly on each...
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Posted By AccidntlTourist

"If you want an open valley, your new shingles...

"If you want an open valley, your new shingles will be laid in exactly the same fashion as your photo, where you have the caption "open-cut valley".

Thanks XSleeper

"Also, W-valley (which has a...
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Posted By AccidntlTourist

Question about angle of shingles at sides of valley

Re-roofing - Im going to replace old close-cut valley with an open valley. Ive already run ice & water shield and placed 20 wide galvanized on top of that.

But, when it comes time to shingle ...
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Posted By AccidntlTourist

Does that mean that Malarkey doesn't warrant the...

Does that mean that Malarkey doesn't warrant the Alaskan to perform, i.e., drain water, on a 1:12 pitch roof?

Malarkey:
"Do not apply shingles on roofs having a slope less
than 2" (51 mm) per...
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Posted By AccidntlTourist

"Flashing will need to go under the house roof...

"Flashing will need to go under the house roof and over the deck roofing enough to stop backup."

Thanks Chandler.
So, to say it another way: Flashing to cover the transition between roof and...
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Posted By AccidntlTourist

Roof-to-Porch Transition, advice request

Hooray - the building inspector passed my sheathing inspection (some excess space between boards, but acceptable)!!

So, finally, I can go ahead with underlayment, etc

But, I'm wondering how to...
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