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I'm just a DIY guy, but If you need to build it...

I'm just a DIY guy, but If you need to build it up an inch, why not place the door on a non-rot material like the Azek 5/4" boards? I'd think if you use some caulk on the surfaces touching concrete,...
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Pecos, Thanks for the reply. I pulled the...

Pecos,

Thanks for the reply. I pulled the image from the contractors website and I took three of my own. The image pulled from the website is the same as the one featured in the brochure but the...
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I need to do this as well. Did you ever get the...

I need to do this as well. Did you ever get the tar pulled off? I plan on trying to pressure-wash the tar off the block foundation... if that doesn't work I intend on using a grinder with a wire...
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Question Is there a way my contractor can fix this stamped and stained concrete job?

Hey all!

I recently had a contractor install a sidewalk and patio on my property, along with a retaining wall and a firepit. The concrete was mixed with a Burburry Beige integral color, stamped...
Forum: Water Heaters
03-29-11, 07:54 AM
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Hot water heater is dispensing ultra-hot water.

Hey everyone,

I have a 50gal electric water heater in my house that has two thermostats; an upper and lower. Recently, the water in the house has been getting dangerously hot. I went to the...
01-09-11, 05:35 AM
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Posted By Shift

Installing R30 15" in attic but my trusses are 24" OC

The local big-box stores have R30 with 15" width and I purchases 12 bundles to get me started but the spacing on the trusses is 24". If I put the insulation between the trusses, I'm going to have a...
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Alrighty guys - Figured I'd give an update and...

Alrighty guys - Figured I'd give an update and post some pictures for anyone else who has to do the same job. (I detailed everything in case someone had a question... hopefully it's answered...
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Hey guys - Thanks for the input. I'm feeling...

Hey guys - Thanks for the input. I'm feeling really good about everything after your replies! I may bump this in the next week should I have any more questions.

As for the braces - I live in...
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Is it safe to do minimal jacking to replace 4' of Sil Plate

I recently removed my concrete stoop to make way for a new porch but I discovered a 4ft section of sil plate that has been worked by termites and moisture. The section of sil plate is in the...
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How do you determine the load of a roof and what method to support the load?

Hey all,

I had a draftsman draw up some plans for a front porch and after submitting the drawings to the county for plan review and permit acquisition, I'm starting to second-guess the plan...
07-05-10, 01:29 PM
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Thanks for the reply, Tolyn. I don't understand...

Thanks for the reply, Tolyn. I don't understand what you mean about using standard rings. Can you explain this?
07-05-10, 12:45 PM
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Posted By Shift

5 Gang Low-Voltage Box

Hey all,

I'm going to be mounting my 50" TV to the wall and I plan on hiding all the cables in the wall. I've contacted a company that can fabricate a wall plate that has everything I want on it....
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Adding an eave to the sides of my house.

Hey all.

My house has a 12" Eave on the front and the rear of the house (because of the tress overhangs), but nothing on the sides of the house. If I want to add an eave to the sides, what would...
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