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To begin with I have 2 questions regarding...

To begin with I have 2 questions regarding changing the final grade level of a 10 foot section next to my foundation.

1. Are there any issues with altering it (as described) from a drainage or...
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Gravel bed or patio questions

I have a patch of ground 10 feet by 16 feet that is bordered on the north side by the gable end of the house and on the east side by a sunroom addition. There is a slope of about 16 inches over the...
12-24-14, 07:08 AM
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I went ahead and followed the suggestions. Cut...

I went ahead and followed the suggestions.
Cut off the old peeling paper.
Applied Kilz oil-based primer.
Went back to home depot to get "4.3 lb. Easy Sand 5 Lightweight Setting-Type Joint...
12-22-14, 06:48 PM
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Posted By john_water_heat

Help with first time drywall repair

Hi,

this is my first time trying any sort of repair with drywall.
A picture showing the damaged area is attached.

I chipped away the loose paint and most of an outer layer of what I presume is...
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Posted By john_water_heat

The joints were filled ok, it was the striking...

The joints were filled ok, it was the striking that was sub-par/omitted.
Is there anyway to make up for no strike on a full joint a day or 2 later?
Does it matter mostly on the outside and not so...
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Posted By john_water_heat

So I have laid 3 rows of brick. I am...

So I have laid 3 rows of brick.

I am wondering how important the jointing/striking step is.
It was late last night when I was finishing and I didn't do all the vertical joints properly. Is this...
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Posted By john_water_heat

I went ahead and removed the gravel/dirt fill...

I went ahead and removed the gravel/dirt fill from both sides of the brick on the riser of the first step.
The bricks were loose in places so I removed them all down to the bare slab.

Now I am...
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Posted By john_water_heat

Thanks for replying. I guess I was unsure...

Thanks for replying.

I guess I was unsure whether it was acceptable to rebuild on the remaining bricks assuming they were were solid in place because the mortar was indeed good, or simply because...
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Advice on loose bricks in front steps

Hello everybody,

I had some bricks come loose on my front steps.
Most of the problem is with the first step, the top brick (4th up from the foundation slab) of which is about 1 brick above the...
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Posted By john_water_heat

Porch post/column base trim detail

Hello,

The trim at the bottom of my front porch post has rotted and needs to be replaced. It looks as in the attached picture.
The four 10 inch tall trim boards at the bottom meet at 45 deg bevel...
06-27-14, 02:08 PM
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Posted By john_water_heat

update

Well I have had no luck buying these trim boards with a built-in groove.

If I want to match the original I will need to get a core box router bit.
Obviously I will need a router as well and most...
06-24-14, 11:04 AM
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Jamb Casing with groove for screen

Hello,

On some of my windows the vertical jamb casing is damaged/rotted where it meets the window sill. I want to replace these. The problem is they have a groove on the inner edge running the...
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Posted By john_water_heat

Hi Gary, Thanks for the reply. Yes I...

Hi Gary,

Thanks for the reply.
Yes I intend to leave the existing fasteners untouched and add some new bolts in new locations.

As far as caulking - you are suggesting in 3 areas.
1. around...
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Posted By john_water_heat

Thanks for the replies. I picked up a 9/16"...

Thanks for the replies.

I picked up a 9/16" spade bit with auger tip at Home Depot.

Since the hole will be a little larger than the bolt is it necessary to use some caulk or sealant or will the...
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Posted By john_water_heat

Hi Chandler, I was planning to use a hex...

Hi Chandler,

I was planning to use a hex head galvanized thru bolt, not a carriage bolt. I presume I would use a 1/2" washer on both ends.
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Posted By john_water_heat

Thanks for the reply. I actually already...

Thanks for the reply.

I actually already have a 1/2" auger style bit. The code calls for a pilot hole slightly larger in diameter (by 1/32" to 1/16") than the bolt. I guess this is to allow for...
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Posted By john_water_heat

Adding some 1/2" bolts to ledger

I was planning to add a few thru bolts to my existing deck ledger for added strength.
I have a few questions.

DCA6-09 says to pre-drill holes of diameter between 17/32" and 9/16".
The only drill...
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Posted By john_water_heat

I did some predrilling yesterday with a 5/64 bit....

I did some predrilling yesterday with a 5/64 bit.
I know its probably not large enough but the bit was just the right length that it automatically stopped at the correct depth. But the screw heads...
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Posted By john_water_heat

Thanks for the reply, XSleeper. So the goal...

Thanks for the reply, XSleeper.

So the goal is to have the top of the screw flush with the top of the plank.

What can I use as a guide to keep in 1" from the edges?
And how to keep the screws...
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Posted By john_water_heat

Screwing down planks

Hi,

I am about to lay down some 5/4 PT planks and fasten with #9 2.5" polymer-coated star-drive screws from grip-rite.
I tested on some scrap and the screws seem to go in ok without pre-drilling....
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Posted By john_water_heat

The bottom edge of the vertical trim board shown...

The bottom edge of the vertical trim board shown in the closeup photo is fairly decayed.
Is there any way to just replace the bottom 6 inches of this board?
Seems like it would be hard to cut out...
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Posted By john_water_heat

Hi joecaption1, I tend to agree with you...

Hi joecaption1,

I tend to agree with you that the right thing to do would be to replace the wood trim with PVC.

However I would like to change the flashing as little as possible, since it seems...
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Posted By john_water_heat

Thanks for pointing that out, BridgeMan45, but...

Thanks for pointing that out, BridgeMan45, but its just the angle of the picture.
Unseen below the deck boards there are the 4 3" nails into the joist and then ledger. In general all the joist...
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Posted By john_water_heat

18304 Here are two photos showing the...

18304

Here are two photos showing the flashing.
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Posted By john_water_heat

Yes, 16" o.c. I think I may stick with the...

Yes, 16" o.c.

I think I may stick with the original two seams approach - not the prettiest, but better/faster/easier.

Going back to butting the ends. I intend to use a solid stain almost...
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