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Jbolt 5/8" in new patio?

Hello, I want to use Simpson Strong Tie for 4x6 posts on a concrete patio to be poured. The posts will support a cedar pergola. The Strong Tie is 5/8" diameter. Will a typical concrete patio be deep...
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Carriage bolts for pergola

I'm still planning my pergola. I will use 6x6 PT posts set in concrete. I want to attach 2x8 cross pieces to the posts using 1/2" carriage bolts. Is that acceptable? I can't get much help from my...
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Thanks for reply!

Thanks Lefty. That confirms some of the designs I've seen!
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Columns for pergola

Hello, I would like to build a pergola with doric-style columns supporting typical wooden rafters. Seems like a lot of choices for columns, which is confusing me. One type of column has a wooden...
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Wood types for grape arbor

Hello, I saw a simple, but beautiful grape arbor made from black locust when visited Michigan recently. Where I live in Virginia, I can't find any black locust. I would like to avoid pressure-treated...
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Adding steps to existing deck

Hi, we have an 18' x 12' pressure-treated deck attached to our home. It was built 5 years ago and inspected to code. I have maintained it with a good quality stain.

The deck surface is about 4'...
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Thanks

Thanks for the responses. I'll go with tapcon screws in mortar.
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Fasten sign to brick post

hello, I have carved and painted a sign. I want to fasten the sign to a brick exterior column. The sign weighs just a few pounds. What are my options? Could I use a construction adhesive instead of...
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Thanks

Good suggestions. Starting with a larger downspout makes sense.
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Need ideas to stop overflowing rain gutters

Our home is 4 years old, and we love it. We have standard size rain gutters without any covers. One nagging problem is that rain water often streams over the rain gutters located above the deck. This...
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Pea gravel for driveway

Hello,

We have a 150 foot driveway. It has a small slope in the center. It has a well-compacted base of crusher run. I would like to place a 2" layer of decorative gravel instead of expensive...
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Connecting downspout to 2" PVC

Hello, I have a 2"x3" downspout that produces a lot of water. A sidewalk blocks the flow of the water away from the house. Whoever put the sidewalk was smart enough to run 2" PVC pipe underneath the...
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Suggestions on chipper/shredders

Hello,
I would like to purchase a machine to chip 3" branches and shred leaves. I have several acres of woods around my house. I do not have a lawn tractor, so I want something that I can move...
01-26-06, 06:33 PM
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vacuuming insulation dust?

Hello,
I'm planning a home improvement project that will result in some insulation dust inside the home. The home is just three year's old and has the "loose" insulation in the attic. I will use...
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vacuum insulation dust?

Hello,
I'm planning a home improvement project that will result in some insulation dust inside the home. The home is just three year's old. I will use drop cloths and wear a mask during the project,...
01-17-06, 12:22 PM
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Granite too heavy for cabinets?

Hello,

We are looking at changing countertop surfaces for a small kitchen in a condomium. We had formica and cabinets installed 14 years ago, long before granite was popular. The cabinetry is in...
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Which is easier? Cutting brick or flagstone?

I have plans for a dry-lay patio, but I am undecided on the patio materials. I will have to cut brick pavers or flagstone because the patio will have curves. Which is easier to cut? brick pavers or...
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Bug holes in mortar

I have seen small bugs, about 1/4" long, burrow small holes into mortar between bricks on the inside corners of my house. Fortunately, it rarely happens, and I spray the corners with success. I am...
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Drainage around a flagstone patio

Hello,
I plan to build a dry-lay flagstone patio that adjoins our walkout basement. The area has slightly higher ground on both sides. Water drains away from the house very nicely, but after a heavy...
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Thank you!

I'll ask for it at the building supply.
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Can plastic pipe hold up under driveway?

I have a downspout that terminates among the corner of the house, driveway, and sidewalk. I want to get the water away from the house, but there's not much room.

I thought about running a 4" sewer...
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Thanks, John

I'm curious though, what is the red wire for?
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light fixture replacement in new house

I intended to replace a simple light fixture in the basement that is on a three-way switch. The old fixture had two wires: black and white. The new light fixture also has a ground (bare wire), but I...
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Thanks!

Wow, thanks for the detailed recipe and instructions. I've used muretic acid before on tile, so I'll be careful. Sounds like a good job after this summer heat wears off!
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Cleaning and sealing a concrete sidewalk?

Hello,

We have a three-year old concrete sidewalk that has mud stains on it (thanks to a careless contractor). Countless rains and normal household cleaners have not worked. Should I use some type...
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