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05-07-18, 12:36 PM
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2x2 fence rails bad idea?

Im installing a small (6) section of fence to use as privacy screen (to block view of an unsightly storage area). I want it to be as light as possible so I can remove the fence panel to get access...
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Views: 1,853
Posted By CougGuy

'What's wrong with the old one?' When I put...

'What's wrong with the old one?'

When I put the patio in, I went against the advice of a few people and did an acid stain finish. The finish on the patio looks great right after I power wash it. ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,853
Posted By CougGuy

Epoxy pebble concrete resurfacing

I'm considering resurfacing my old concrete patio with an epoxy pebble material. Can anyone tell me if the material lasts, is easy to maintain/keep clean or any other pros/cons associated with this...
08-09-15, 10:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By CougGuy

DC to AC INVERTOR - FANLESS

I installed an invertor under the bed in our RV in order to be able to run my CPAP machine while dry camping. The invertor is well oversized (4000W) and runs the CPAP very well.

Problem is the...
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Views: 585
Posted By CougGuy

White Haze under concrete sealant

I resealed by acid washed outdoor concrete patio last week. I took care to ensure that I didn't have any moisture prior to applying the sealer (Lumiseal Plus) but over the last few weeks, the...
Replies: 1
Views: 770
Posted By CougGuy

Squaring pergol

Building an attached pergola. What is the correct way to ensure I get the two outter posts square to the house and that the entire pergola is square?

Also -- what's the easiest method to...
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Views: 1,069
Posted By CougGuy

Thanks -- good list to go trouble-shooting. I'll...

Thanks -- good list to go trouble-shooting. I'll start this weekend and let you know what I find.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,069
Posted By CougGuy

Rv deep cycle batteries

I have a two year old RV fitted with two deep cycle batteries. Never have had a problem with the electrical until this weekend: The batteries didn't appear to charge or hold a charge. After...
04-09-13, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,912
Posted By CougGuy

Good advice. I'll wait until early fall - clean...

Good advice. I'll wait until early fall - clean if I have to. Thanks
04-05-13, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,912
Posted By CougGuy

Drying Time for Green Cedar

I'm building an attached pergola on my home using smooth surface cedar. The lumberyard could only order in green lumber for the sizes I needed (8"x8" posts and 4"x8" beams). My question is how long...
03-19-13, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,913
Posted By CougGuy

Wiring for outdoor kitchen

installing an outdoor kitchen with an overhead pergola. The kitchen island will have three standard 110V/15 amp gfi outlets in series. The overhead pergola will have an infrared heater: 220V/18.1...
03-15-13, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,304
Posted By CougGuy

Lumber for Pergola

Getting ready to build an attached pergola over our patio. It'll consist of posts and beams only with fabric in between the beams. Post will be 8x8s and beams will be 4x8s. Evaluating what kind of...
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Views: 1,139
Posted By CougGuy

i've framed with 18 guage metal framing. I'll...

i've framed with 18 guage metal framing. I'll skin the whole thing in concrete backer board then will install the stone veneer. The counter tops will be concrete (which will be another DYI...
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Views: 1,139
Posted By CougGuy

Clarification

Does that mean install the stone work and THEN install the appliances so that the 'lip' go over the stone? Or do I install the appliances over the backer board then make sure I don't put stone over...
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Views: 1,139
Posted By CougGuy

Outdoor Kitchen Island

I'm in the middle of putting in an outdoor kitchen. I plan on covering the concrete backer board with a stone veneer panel made by 'Realstone'. I'm trying to figure if I put in the appliances...
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Views: 23,604
Posted By CougGuy

Thanks. I was afraid of that. The concept of a...

Thanks. I was afraid of that. The concept of a steel support member might work. Do you have any ideas where I can research them?
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Views: 23,604
Posted By CougGuy

4x6 span capacity

Can a 4x6 cedar beam span 20' without sagging? Building an attached pergola and the beams will carry (essentially) zero load - just a rail system for a fabric shade system.

Second question: is...
05-29-12, 11:24 AM
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Views: 2,983
Posted By CougGuy

Outdoor Kitchen -- Built in Electric Smoker

I'm just finishing up the design of the outdoor kitchen I plan on installing this summer. In addition to the standard components (grill, side burners, sink, ect...), I am going to include an...
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Views: 1,277
Posted By CougGuy

Concrete sealer application

I have an outdoor patio that is acid stained. Last year when I applied sealant, i apparently did not allow it to dry well enough prior to putting on the sealant. I ended up with 'white areas' that...
Replies: 1
Views: 898
Posted By CougGuy

Multiple coats of sealant -- good idea?

We had our outdoor patio acid washed a couple of years back, which was a mistake. We love the way it looks wet (or right after sealing) but it quickly becomes a dust magnet and is difficult to keep...
Replies: 6
Views: 9,514
Posted By CougGuy

thanks -- this is all good info.

thanks -- this is all good info.
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Views: 9,514
Posted By CougGuy

The city will require us to hook up once the line...

The city will require us to hook up once the line is installed (likely a year +) so waiting until the septic system fails wont be an option. I have a crawl space with plenty of room to make the...
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Views: 9,514
Posted By CougGuy

Connecting up to sewer line

I'm currently on a septic system. Our city is planning to run a sewer line into our neighborhood 'in the next couple of years'. My question is how/where will I connect my drain into the new sewer...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,385
Posted By CougGuy

Deck restoration product

I'm considering resurfacing my wood deck with a polymer coating product call 'Restore' (by Synta). Has anyone any experience with this product? The deck has an existing sealer on it (Sinkins) which...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,245
Posted By CougGuy

Trim stroke

I own a 2001 Reneil 205BR with a Volvo Penta SX stern drive. Recently the trim indicator indicates that the trim is only going down to the 1/4 trim mark. In addition, the boat seems to start with...
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