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06-14-19, 10:06 AM
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Pitched Roof Curb and Other Issues

Hello everyone,

I have a 2 story house, approximately 2,200 square feet. I have two units installed; one upstairs, one downstairs.

I am replacing the downstairs one with a slightly larger...
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what exactly is coring out a patio? sorry.... ...

what exactly is coring out a patio? sorry....

And i was looking at maps for footer depth and my area in NM says 20"...I was originally going to dig it down 24", but might go about 30" to be over...
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if you all feel that this is too far gone, don't...

if you all feel that this is too far gone, don't be afraid to say so.

If so, I will cut these beams off at the wall and seal it so no water gets into the house. I was then planning on building a...
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one of the beams looks good where it comes out of...

one of the beams looks good where it comes out of the house, but about 8" or so of the end is rotted, which is pictured below. the other 3 are in good condition and even the tops of the beams are not...
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Posted By yourtrainerken

Cantilevered balcony joist rot part II

Hi guys, I finally got around to taking apart my balcony and have some quality pictures now.

There are 5 beams/joists coming out of my home. of the 5 one is destroyed. It may be beyond repair. It...
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Posted By yourtrainerken

I know this isn't a real scarf joint, but would...

I know this isn't a real scarf joint, but would something like this provide enough stability if all other joists are in good condition?

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so, good and bad new. Good news is all but 1...

so, good and bad new.

Good news is all but 1 joist are ore than 75% solid with minimal rotting. The joists on each far end of the balcony are not coming out of the house, they are attached with...
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Posted By yourtrainerken

I like the scarf joint idea. can I do...

I like the scarf joint idea.

can I do something simple like this, and reinforce it with fish plates?
http://www.basiccarpentrytechniques.com/Woodwork%20Joints/images/f211.jpg

or does it have...
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Posted By yourtrainerken

cwbuff, I PMd you. Please let me know if you...

cwbuff, I PMd you.

Please let me know if you didn't get it.
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If I build a deck I'm going to do a free standing...

If I build a deck I'm going to do a free standing one since I don't want to ledger my brick veneer.

My issue is cutting out the old cantilevered joists. When I remove them, I'm going to have some...
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Posted By yourtrainerken

65500 I was wanting to take a look at the...

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I was wanting to take a look at the top of the joists and make sure that it's not rotted out too bad and potentially add some posts to add strength. These are just my ideas, so don't be too...
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Posted By yourtrainerken

65499 Here's another old picture. not sure...

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Here's another old picture. not sure it's any better.

The deck boards are a couple of inches lower than the bottom of the door frame.
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Posted By yourtrainerken

agreed, these are bad pictures and they're quite...

agreed, these are bad pictures and they're quite old. We had 70 mph winds yesterday and I didn't want to be outside.

Cantilevered, yes that's the type of deck.

Those 2x4s look silly and I have...
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Posted By yourtrainerken

65474 This was about 1 year ago. The wood...

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This was about 1 year ago. The wood didn't look to bad. Strangely now, after keeping up with it and waterproofing it, the area where the 2x4 is nailed to it is horribly rotted. looks awful.
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Posted By yourtrainerken

Advice needed on rebuilding deck

Hello everyone,

I'm finally going to start working on my deck. My deck currently uses the floor joists from the 1st floor of the house as the base for the flooring.

Over the past few years I...
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Posted By yourtrainerken

yeah. I'm getting words confused. I don't...

yeah. I'm getting words confused.

I don't know if I want a free standing deck....STUPID STUPID QUESTION: Will it move at all? I know that the wood is heavy but I want to know it'll stay put. I...
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Posted By yourtrainerken

I really like the idea of a free standing deck....

I really like the idea of a free standing deck. that would be easier for me to do and I can expand it.

My house is quite random in that it was built by a contractor for his wife. The master is...
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Posted By yourtrainerken

doing more research it seems that these...

doing more research it seems that these cantilever joists probably sister onto the floor joists in the second level of the house. I would possibly need to remove the drywall in the bedroom below to...
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Posted By yourtrainerken

Deck wood rotting/altering deck design

Hello.

This site has been very helpful and I have yet another question for you all.

I have a deck, on the second story of my house. It is rather small, and is "floating". There are no 8x8...
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Posted By yourtrainerken

Question regarding over the range microwave

I had a question for you all.

I just helped my father-in-law install an over the range microwave and it didn't have a damper to vent out the smoke/greasy mess through a rooftop vent. Apparently...
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Posted By yourtrainerken

seems pricey though. Is a GOOD brand of...

seems pricey though.

Is a GOOD brand of paint in satin finish a better idea?

This stuff sounded good because it says it's self leveling and dries quickly.
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Posted By yourtrainerken

do you all think that paint looks "cheesy". Like...

do you all think that paint looks "cheesy". Like a cheap kitchen. I've seen it look very modern and clean. But that beautiful dark wood look is just unbeatable.

I found this product, would you...
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this could be my issue....I didn't use a chemical...

this could be my issue....I didn't use a chemical stripper.

I just attacked the flat surfaces with an electrical sander, and then went for the curves and smaller parts by hand with sandpaper....
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Posted By yourtrainerken

As far as stripping, what do you mean exactly. ...

As far as stripping, what do you mean exactly.

I've just been sanding down past the stain/existing poly until it's all bare wood. As well as removing all grease or other contaminants.

The brush...
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I'm not sure, but I was told to buy the Purdy...

I'm not sure, but I was told to buy the Purdy brush. Everyone swears by them.

The polyshade is quite difficult to spread. It seems as if it starts to get tacky right away.

I was thinking that...
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