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08-27-19, 08:57 PM
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Posted By dnspade

Wish the original contractor had read the...

Wish the original contractor had read the document!
08-27-19, 02:27 PM
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Views: 301
Posted By dnspade

Beveled-cedar Siding Installation - Standards unclear

Hi - long story short - repairing some siding and replacing some vinyl to create a uniform exterior wall. Based in WI, don't see any specific building codes other than a referral to the Western...
09-21-18, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,500
Posted By dnspade

The sashes aren't reparable at all? Is there a...

The sashes aren't reparable at all? Is there a specific reason why? Not looking for perfection just function.
09-21-18, 10:17 AM
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Views: 1,500
Posted By dnspade

Pella Casement Window Sash Repair

Is there a source for the various wood parts to repair the rotted bottom rails of casement sashes for Pella Pro-line? Or engineering dimensions of the milling?

I have several sashes in this...
10-18-17, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 412
Posted By dnspade

Yes, am working with that, but it's very arduous...

Yes, am working with that, but it's very arduous and the putty/glazing appears to be old/solidified. Taking a lot of force of which is damaging the wood. Hence, looking to see if heat gun or...
10-18-17, 01:46 PM
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Views: 412
Posted By dnspade

Thanks but it's not just the glaze but the...

Thanks but it's not just the glaze but the thousands of small pieces of glass still stuck to the edges in it...
10-18-17, 11:10 AM
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Views: 412
Posted By dnspade

Tips for Reglazing Wooden Storm Window

Have a rather large (30x50) single-pane storm window (hinged variety that goes over 1928 windows that is prevalent in the Pacific Northwest).

Tempered glass held in by wood trim as well as...
06-13-17, 09:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 744
Posted By dnspade

Thanks XSleeper - followup questions

So have done the kick-out before and am good with that, but below the shingles there's the fascia and the gutter that is embedded at least into the siding. My gut tells me to cut them back away from...
06-12-17, 09:41 PM
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Views: 744
Posted By dnspade

Pictures to illustrate my problem

Here are the pictures that best illustrate the problem.

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06-12-17, 12:23 PM
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Views: 744
Posted By dnspade

Repairing water-damaged header over slider

Been a while and last major repair was similar; hoping to gain some insight. For the lack of a $10 piece of kick-out flashing and some really shoddy siding work, I have some gnarly water damage over...
12-31-16, 11:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By dnspade

Thanks for the reply - weather had been in the...

Thanks for the reply - weather had been in the 40s or near 50 for some days and hadn't been below freezing this year yet if that makes any difference. I went "manual" with the valves (as opposed to...
12-28-16, 03:21 PM
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Views: 508
Posted By dnspade

Same Zone Opening when Blowing Out Sprinklers

Hi - know it's late in the year but live in Seattle and sometimes can get away with not blowing out sprinklers at all - cold snap is coming though.

Bought a house with sprinklers already...
07-23-16, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By dnspade

Sprinkler flow troubleshooting mystery

Hello all - long time since posted as I bought a "new old" house from the 20s and basically has been worry-free for 2 years (vs my 2001-built house which falls apart constantly).

I have an...
07-04-15, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By dnspade

All My Valves are Buried - Why? How to Fix?

New property in Seattle. Have beautiful landscaping and irrigation but am trying to troubleshoot some of the system and every time I go to do something in the half dozen or so beautifully placed...
10-02-14, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By dnspade

Not their right now - will be tomorrow night

Not their right now - will be tomorrow night
10-02-14, 02:58 PM
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Views: 736
Posted By dnspade

How to prevent snow buildup around heater vents

Am transitioning my house to a rental property and preparing to "idiot-proof" some aspects. One thing I'd like to do is prevent snow buildup around the heater vents to preclude costly contractor...
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Views: 605
Posted By dnspade

Footing options for 2-step stairs off slider

Am replacing a two-step stair from a slightly elevated slider. Did a lot wrong first time around and it sagged and flexed. Got the right # of stringers, more thorough hardware to attach ledger etc....
08-18-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By dnspade

Pilot - thx - there's no lawn mower in this area,...

Pilot - thx - there's no lawn mower in this area, will be a shrubbery type decor. I'm fine with visible risers and agree that the maintenance and delicacy of a drip system is not acceptable. So -...
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Views: 1,253
Posted By dnspade

Great confirmation of the overall idea...but in...

Great confirmation of the overall idea...but in these solutions, wouldn't the top soil eventually erode through the hole and gravel again? I guess this depends whether the holes are critter-driven...
08-17-14, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By dnspade

Design Questions - Elevated Shrub Area

Have a backyard with about 200 lf of retaining wall around the perimeter. There's an average of 4' of dirt area between the retaining wall and the fence at the upper level. I'm finally getting...
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Views: 1,253
Posted By dnspade

Holes behind stone retaining wall - how to fix?

I have a dry-laid field stone retaining wall - probably about 200 lf with elevation up to 6' in places. It's roughly 10 years old. Over the years, drainage, woodchucks and rabbits (I think) have...
07-23-14, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By dnspade

PJ - Thanks - I went ahead and replaced the board...

PJ - Thanks - I went ahead and replaced the board anyhow and that took care of it. Not sure what the problem with the board was, but in case anyone else is looking at this problem...it's the board!
07-12-14, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 680
Posted By dnspade

Max-E-Therm 400 won't Fire Up - Pool/Spa/Aux1/Aux2 On and CR21 Red

Title should say it all. Over the last week the heater decided it didn't want to work any more. It is on a timer and has a switchable power to it. It is controlled solely by the touch panel. ...
02-26-14, 10:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,300
Posted By dnspade

Best way to grout mosaic tile with open-hole porous tiles

Am installing a mosaic tile backsplash with a mix of glass and stone. Some of the stone is white(ish) stone with open pours. I am grouting using an antique white.

I pre-sealed all the stone...
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Views: 677
Posted By dnspade

Unfortunately the cabinets have aged so it would...

Unfortunately the cabinets have aged so it would be a bit of artistry to make it work. However, to close out the thread, after some careful research (and discovering some very poor display...
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