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  • Posted in thread: Pluging soffit gaps to prevent wasps on 02-11-2016 at 12:33 PM
    So I can mention, there are no vents in that soffitYep you can. I was thinking out of the box
    and wondering why houses are not made out of something bugs donít like. :)

  • Posted in thread: Pluging soffit gaps to prevent wasps on 02-11-2016 at 11:51 AM
    silicone can take the heat but I would use chunks of foam pipe insulation but what about the
    gaps at the J trim.Thatís not in the photos we are not allowed to think about that.

  • Posted in thread: Truss uplift on 02-11-2016 at 06:06 AM
    Chances are when you added in the other “webs” to nail the drywall to you
    strengthened that truss quite a bit and now when the climate changes it contracts in some
    members more than others...

  • Posted in thread: Truss uplift on 02-11-2016 at 05:56 AM
    Do your research as Neal mentioned and in the end you will have to try something. What’s
    your climate like? If there is no rush to fix it I would wait and watch it when the weather
    warms and see...

  • Posted in thread: Concrete Patio Hole/Opening on 02-10-2016 at 01:03 PM
    Root cellar ???Be glad you didn’t find this.

  • Posted in thread: Truss uplift on 02-10-2016 at 12:54 PM
    If it was my own house and it had been around a long time and it was my responsibility to fix
    it or live with it I might just hide it with a painted trim strip. On the other hand its new
    construction ...

  • Posted in thread: Truss uplift on 02-10-2016 at 07:06 AM
    That is what it looks like. Usually the truss company does not have the truss land above the
    wall like that. If you have access to that attic space behind. You would be looking to see if
    there is a wa...

  • Posted in thread: Truss uplift on 02-10-2016 at 06:59 AM
    Looks like truss lift as well to me. As the house is that new I would get the builder back in
    and have a talk with him before I did anything.

  • Posted in thread: Taking off/Flatten 3/8" Beveled edge (Sawing or Sanding...Dremel?) on 02-10-2016 at 06:52 AM
    Go to Walmart and get the round felt pads that are peal n stick. I use them on everything. Nice
    job and nice home theater I have my mains sitting on two short wooden stools. I like the crate
    look. :cl...

  • Posted in thread: is redwood supposed to fade in a few days? on 02-10-2016 at 06:43 AM
    Chris, It is your climate that lets you get away with the boiled linseed oil. Around here your
    deck will turn black with whatever grows in the oil. The water based stuff is what I used on my
    PT deck a...

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