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Patio leaks, and Iím lost

I have a question about a low slope, metal roofed patio cover.

I built a patio patio cover for a couple and it has a low slope, like maybe a 2/12, in a corner section of their house.

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07-07-19, 08:46 AM
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Posted By Rayn619

wrought iron fence with cedar slats

I looking to install a 6' wrought iron fence, partly around a pool. I would like to install cedar planks in between the smaller railings and make it more private. I can find what I want to do in...
10-01-17, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Rayn619

Here is what I have My new box and what is...

Here is what I have

My new box and what is feeding it. Yes that is a 30 amp double pole. It's what fed the original garage.
10-01-17, 11:29 AM
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Posted By Rayn619

I'm getting lost and need to figure this out. You...

I'm getting lost and need to figure this out. You guys are great with your advice, but I get conflicting advice from others.

So, I can run #6 if I use appropriate colors? One black, red, white....
09-18-17, 01:55 PM
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Posted By Rayn619

Aluminum feeder to copper outlet lines. Being as...

Aluminum feeder to copper outlet lines. Being as how they react different to heat, I didn't think they could mix like that.

Wither everything copper, or everything aluminum.
09-18-17, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Rayn619

If it is just money, no biggie. I didn't think...

If it is just money, no biggie. I didn't think aluminum and copper were to be mixed like that.
09-17-17, 03:40 PM
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Posted By Rayn619

Late getting back, but why aluminum? Why not...

Late getting back, but why aluminum? Why not copper?
09-17-17, 08:39 AM
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Either, whatever is best. I just want to do it...

Either, whatever is best. I just want to do it once and the way that is correct.
09-17-17, 07:38 AM
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Posted By Rayn619

Sub panel is just the way I did it. Rather then...

Sub panel is just the way I did it. Rather then have a basic on/off switch I wanted the ability to shut off certain items just in case in the future.
09-16-17, 03:07 PM
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Posted By Rayn619

100 amp box wiring

Quick question I hope. I've been researching this and can't find a answer for my particular question.

Feeding a 100 amp box in a detached garage. Pull from the house will be roughly 72 feet. ...
07-11-17, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Rayn619

It has definitely been a while since I updated. ...

It has definitely been a while since I updated. It here comes a few pics of the current state of our house. The last pic shows the first window to be redone and reinstalled as well.
02-16-17, 10:37 AM
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Posted By Rayn619

I'm not sure both are needed either, but any...

I'm not sure both are needed either, but any paper under there that I am finding is so old and brittle it is useless. The tyvek stuff is actually doing a good job of keeping wind out, we can already...
02-15-17, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Rayn619

So a update finally! Got some things...

So a update finally! Got some things accomplished.

Replaced all the termite eaten boards I could find. Thankfully they had just eaten the face boards and not really gotten into the framing. It...
01-29-17, 02:24 PM
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Posted By Rayn619

Interesting read! So I should be more concerned...

Interesting read! So I should be more concerned with air leakage then with vapor diffusion. Air leakage is a pain anyway and should be taken care of as the project progresses.
01-29-17, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Rayn619

There are major gaps between the boards and they...

There are major gaps between the boards and they are loose. I plan to tighten them up as I go.

Any knob and tube is going to be replaced. I "believe" the main floor has been converted, but I know...
01-29-17, 11:52 AM
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Posted By Rayn619

Insulating from the outside in

There is another thread on the rejuvenation of our house in the siding section, but this is a insulation question.

Working on a house built in 1904 and we are redoing all the cedar shingles and...
01-28-17, 01:20 PM
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Posted By Rayn619

7644576446 So I started tearing into...

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So I started tearing into the remote damage area today. Found quite a few boards that are going to get replaced. Also was a bit disappointed to find no paper of any kind between the...
01-26-17, 02:29 PM
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Posted By Rayn619

Thank you for the links again. They are helpful,...

Thank you for the links again. They are helpful, once I figured out what they were saying. I spent most of my day working on the windows as it is again windy and cold here.

So from my...
01-25-17, 06:17 PM
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Posted By Rayn619

I got a thermal temp gun tonight. I know it's...

I got a thermal temp gun tonight. I know it's not infared camera that shows leaks per say, but I can run around the house and check temps.

House thermostat is set at 70. Current temp outside...
01-25-17, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Rayn619

Not taking any shine off it, just giving me...

Not taking any shine off it, just giving me points to think about an make sure I do it right the first time. No point in redoing the siding just to tear into into later for something else that could...
01-25-17, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Rayn619

Thanks for the links! Part of the house...

Thanks for the links!

Part of the house has had the knob and tube removed and part hasn't. The top part. I've been in the attic and have found it needs way more insulation then is there as it...
01-25-17, 07:04 AM
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Posted By Rayn619

Underneath the cedar siding is a 1" board that is...

Underneath the cedar siding is a 1" board that is tongue and groove. I am assuming at this point it is cedar as well, but I don't know that yet. I just found termite damage in one of the corners...
01-25-17, 06:48 AM
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Posted By Rayn619

Actually the cost of new windows in our house is...

Actually the cost of new windows in our house is in the range of 16-20 thousand from the estimates we have gotten. Those are installed of course. It will take me quite a while to recoup that cost....
01-24-17, 07:10 PM
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Posted By Rayn619

Next to last pic isn't us trying out a few...

Next to last pic isn't us trying out a few different colors and trying to I see code which we liked best. At this point we chose the big patch of grey. You can also see where I pulled the first...
01-24-17, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Rayn619

Renovation of our old house

Gonna put this here as it has a lot to do with siding and all that goes along with it. September of 2015 my wife and I purchased a old home. It hadn't character, lots of wood work inside, all...
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