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I'm not sure what sand was originally used. I do...

I'm not sure what sand was originally used. I do know that all the pavers were installed, and a sealant was used over the entire area, including the joints. I feel like the areas where the sealant...
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Paver Discoloration

About a year ago we had paves installed. A handful of stones had to be replaced a few weeks later when some paint was splattered on them. Now, whenever it rains or gets wet, those particular stones...
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Beam Saw

I'm building a new patio covering and wondering if anyone has suggestions for cutting 6x6 and 6x10 lumber. I need to cut the 6x6 posts down to size, and also need to cut angles on the ends of the...
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Thanks for all the great info! Yes, this is a...

Thanks for all the great info! Yes, this is a water feature and the water all comes from the same reservoir. These were all pieces cut from larger 48"x120" sheets at Industrial Metal Supply.

The...
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Corten Steel Sheet Resurfacing / Rusting

Hello! Looking for recommendations as to how I might resurface these corten steel plates to remove some of the larger scratches. Also, curious as to why a couple of these aren't rusting at all...
04-25-16, 11:03 AM
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

That's what I was thinking. I actually did try...

That's what I was thinking. I actually did try spraying them a few times with a general purpose degreaser, but perhaps I need to use a different product like paint thinner.
04-25-16, 10:24 AM
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Corten Rust

Does anyone know why 2 of these corten sheets are barely rusting at all? All were ordered from the same place at the same time. Have been regularly spraying with water during the day for about a week...
03-04-16, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

In the 2nd picture half the sheet would be...

In the 2nd picture half the sheet would be attached to the wall, the other would hang over and be free standing. I'm trying to get a sense of how rigid that half would be at 1/8", or if I would need...
03-04-16, 10:57 AM
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

If I use 1/8" steel for this project, will there...

If I use 1/8" steel for this project, will there be any problem welding pins to the back without causing visible blemish or changes to the front?

Also, if I change the design of the fire feature...
02-26-16, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Sorry, am also doing a firepit using 2 pieces of...

Sorry, am also doing a firepit using 2 pieces of corten as well.

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02-26-16, 03:14 PM
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Here's a rendering of the overall design. The...

Here's a rendering of the overall design. The ledge stone along the sides of each piece of corten will be thicker than anything.

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02-26-16, 11:40 AM
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Thanks for the info! This actually raises another...

Thanks for the info! This actually raises another question, is 1/4" sheet too thick / overkill for my application? Should I consider thinner? This is meant only to be decorative facing on the front...
02-26-16, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Corten Steel Panels

I'm building several cinder block walls for a water feature. The walls will be faced with corten panels and water will pour from a spillway on the top and cascade down the face.

What is the best...
11-19-15, 04:19 PM
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Pex Re-pipe / Main Supply Connection

Hello! A recent slab leak has inspired an urgent need to re-pipe my 1, 800 sq.ft single-story home with PEX. Trying to find the best/easiest place to tie into the main water supply to start a 3/4'...
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Thanks everyone for the advice. My main concern...

Thanks everyone for the advice. My main concern is avoiding sag later on. Not as worried about load. Given the advice here, I've updated the design as follows. Any other thoughts?

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Posted By Justin Lutsky

I've decided to change my overall dimensions a...

I've decided to change my overall dimensions a bit. Please see the attached mock-up.

Rafter span is now 15.5. Will 4x8 beams suffice?
Header span is now 15.5. Will 6x8 beams suffice? Could I go...
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

The current patio cover was already built with...

The current patio cover was already built with double 2x8 rafters and headers, on 4x4 posts. Not sure how long ago, but it was build before we moved in 3 years ago. It's supporting a lattice top, as...
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

The old timbers still look fine, no noticeable...

The old timbers still look fine, no noticeable sagging at all.

The fabric will either be solid canvas or mesh. But either way it will be on a slide-wire system so that it can be retracted...
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Patio Cover - Lumber Dimensions

Looking to take down an old double-rafter, lattice top patio cover and re-build with the same dimensions, but using larger, single rafters with fabric between rafters instead of lattice. Question...
05-26-15, 11:05 AM
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Confirmed that the existing conduit is 3/4" PVC....

Confirmed that the existing conduit is 3/4" PVC. Just confirming the max I can run is #6 hots, neutral and ground with a 70amp breaker?

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05-22-15, 12:31 PM
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Any particular rope to use to pull cable of this...

Any particular rope to use to pull cable of this size through conduit?
05-22-15, 12:20 PM
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Would this be from the SPA to the SUB-PANEL only,...

Would this be from the SPA to the SUB-PANEL only, or would I need full size ground from the SUB-PANEL to MAIN-PANEL as well?

Also, do panel neutral/ground bars usually accommodate #4 wire sizes?
05-22-15, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Excellent advice! What's the process for...

Excellent advice!

What's the process for using water and an air compressor to break loose existing wires?
05-22-15, 11:42 AM
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Thanks for this. I'll have to look more closely...

Thanks for this. I'll have to look more closely at the conduit to determine size. Pretty sure it's PVC.

The existing 3 conductors pulled through the conduit fill most of the space, but I think...
05-22-15, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Justin Lutsky

Spa / Sub-panel Suggestion

Hello! Looking for any better suggestions on the following situation if one exists.

Our house used to have a hot tub in the back, which is all concrete hardscape now. The previous owners ran a...
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