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Bondo for repairing hole in steel garage door?

My question is about an exterior door, but I'm wondering about using an auto body repair method to make the repair--that's why I'm posting here.
I have a steel person door in my garage that has some...
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Thanks Pilot Dane and XSleeper . I'll try...

Thanks Pilot Dane and XSleeper .
I'll try heating the tape. I have relied on that when it was cold outside.
I do use a J-Roller.
I've watched some YouTube videos put up by HouseImprovements. He...
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Pilot Dane , I think I'd make a mess if I tried...

Pilot Dane , I think I'd make a mess if I tried to replace it, since it is well adhered to the WRB, but is coming off in spots where it was adhered directly to the sheathing.
Shadeladie, I'm...
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How to re-stick "peel-and-stick"?

I'm using ProtectoWrap around my newly installed windows. It has been on less than a month, but is coming off in some areas.
What would you recommend to re-stick the "peel-and-stick".

Thanks in...
07-30-20, 12:05 PM
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Posted By SturdyNail

Thanks @XSleeper Would you also have the...

Thanks @XSleeper
Would you also have the house wrap lie over the top of the drip cap?
07-30-20, 10:02 AM
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Drip cap over new vinyl window: under or above trim

Hello,

Should the drip cap be installed to sit directly on top of the window or on top of the trim? I'm asking because something about installing it directly over the window seems wrong to me if...
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Quick update; remember how I said I didn't want...

Quick update; remember how I said I didn't want to get into replacing the jack and king studs? Well, after removing a section of the old sill, I discovered a significant void at the bottom of the...
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Thanks XSleeper I considered the J-bolts but,...

Thanks XSleeper
I considered the J-bolts but, I didn't think they'd work since I have to slide the replacement piece into place. It seems I'd need to have a pretty big hole in the 2x4 to thread...
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Do you think it would be OK to set the Tapcons...

Do you think it would be OK to set the Tapcons into the wet concrete--allowing the concrete to cure around them? It would allow me to proceed and to skip the need to drill into cured concrete. One...
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Thanks XSleeper . There is another wrinkle that...

Thanks XSleeper .
There is another wrinkle that I just exposed. The blocks under the section that I will be replacing are hollow. I'm now thinking that I'll need to fill a few cores with concrete...
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According to the Tapcon site, it looks like I'd...

According to the Tapcon site, it looks like I'd need to use, at least, a 4" anchor, since a 3/8" diameter anchor must be embedded a minimum of 2.5". So, is a 3/8" x 4" Tapcon Concrete Anchor a good...
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Posted By SturdyNail

Anchor Pressure Treated 2x4 Sill to Concrete

There is rot in my garage sill plate directly under the king and jack studs that frame the human door to my garage. At first, I thought I'd just dig out as much of the rot as I could and then jamb...
06-29-20, 10:30 AM
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Thanks @XSleeper. Maybe one of the lumber yards...

Thanks @XSleeper.
Maybe one of the lumber yards that caters more to contractors carries 1/4" CDX. I know I haven't seen it at my Home Depot or Lowes.
06-29-20, 09:34 AM
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Thanks @XSleeper. Regading the use of 1/4" ply...

Thanks @XSleeper.
Regading the use of 1/4" ply for shims, I don't think I can buy exterior grade 1/4" ply. Would that be a concern?
06-28-20, 10:31 PM
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Posted By SturdyNail

Siding over uneven walls

I'm installing Hardie planks. Below the first course of Hardie, I'm installing a PVC "band-board".
As I am installing the PVC "band-board" on the back of my garage, I see that, if the PVC continues...
06-15-20, 09:59 AM
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Followup note regarding use of the Milescraft...

Followup note regarding use of the Milescraft Hingemate jig. The jig didn't work with the composite door frame due to the integrated stop. I tried using a spacer to raise the jig above the stop, as...
06-04-20, 02:19 PM
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Posted By SturdyNail

Thanks marksr and XSleeper XSleeper, I...

Thanks marksr and XSleeper
XSleeper, I appreciate your detail with respect to measuring and scoring. I was going to remove the old jamb first and then lineup the new jamb and transfer the...
06-04-20, 12:45 PM
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@Marq1, I'm re-using the existing, steel, door...

@Marq1, I'm re-using the existing, steel, door that was there when we bought the house almost 30 years ago. I don't have any manufacturer's recommendations. I'm replacing the frame (jambs) because...
06-03-20, 10:42 PM
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Posted By SturdyNail

Sill pan needed with exterior door to garage?

I have to replace the door frame (jambs) for the door to my garage (the "people" door, not the overhead door). Currently, there is an aluminum sill, but no sill pan. I watched a couple of videos on...
05-19-20, 02:09 PM
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Posted By SturdyNail

@XSleeper, Good point regarding Whomever built...

@XSleeper, Good point regarding
Whomever built my garage didn't pay any attention to that issue though. All of the sheathing (Aspenite) is laid horizontally--with no blocking (sigh).
05-19-20, 12:36 PM
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Posted By SturdyNail

Blocking question

@XSleeper, I notice that you recommend installing 2x4 blocking between studs and behind the replacement siding. It makes sense and, for my house, I've installed blocking where I've replaced the...
05-18-20, 01:36 PM
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Posted By SturdyNail

Moisture/algae on sheathing/block at grade

Hello,

The picture I have attached does not capture the worst affected areas with respect to moisture damage, but it does capture a combined concern; water damaging the sheathing and algae...
05-03-20, 09:52 PM
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Posted By SturdyNail

@YaddaYadda, adding 3 inches of decomposed...

@YaddaYadda, adding 3 inches of decomposed granite is an interesting idea. I don't, however, have room to build up. As is, the band-board around my house is very close to grade.
05-01-20, 02:25 PM
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Posted By SturdyNail

I've tried using a leaf blower, but the stones...

I've tried using a leaf blower, but the stones get blown out too.
05-01-20, 12:12 PM
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Posted By SturdyNail

Loose stone is a pain to maintain!

Hello,

To prevent vegetation from growing too close to the house, I created a stone "moat" around the house. The "moat" is a couple of inches of loose stone (around 1" stone) over landscape...
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