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  • Decks and additions, complete renavations on 100 plus year old houses
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  • Posted in thread: help with plans for wooden back steps on 06-21-2015 at 08:27 AM
    I try to avoid attaching any deck or stoop to the house.Make it free standing and a few inches
    below the threshold and there's 0 chance of wall or framing damage to the house.There's no good
    reason th...

  • Posted in thread: flashing for a covered deck on 06-21-2015 at 08:13 AM
    Post a picture of where your trying to do this so we can see what your seeing.Yes the stucco
    needs to come

  • Posted in thread: Drilling into Epoxy Floor on 06-20-2015 at 05:37 PM
    What safe?Tap Cons are the fastest easiest way to do it.I agree hammer drill is the way to go,
    might take a whole 2 min.

  • Posted in thread: hvac pipe has water on 06-20-2015 at 05:34 PM
    Very common problum, sure sounds like the condinsate drains plugged up or the pans leaking
    under the coil.

  • Posted in thread: Low Water Volume on 06-20-2015 at 05:30 PM
    No way is 3/8 home runs going to be enough, and any real plumber would have known that.It has
    1/2 the CFM of a 1/2" line, and 1/4 or a 3/4" line.

  • Posted in thread: Help with weak floor on 06-19-2015 at 07:15 AM
    That subflooring should have been Tonged and Grooved, 3/4" thick and glued to the top of the
    engineered joist.If it's not T & G then the right way would be to go over that whole floor with
    1/2 subfloo...

  • Posted in thread: What colour do I paint the exterior front door? on 06-17-2015 at 06:10 AM
    Is this door exposed to direct sun?If so every door manufacture warns to not paint the door a
    dark color.I've seen red, black, and hunter green painted doors melt the window seals and foam
    inside and ...

  • Posted in thread: vinyl siding bulged on 06-15-2015 at 07:18 AM
    Could be many things.Nailed to tight.Not nailed in the center of the oval nail hole.To short a
    nail (should be 1-1-1/4)Cut to long so there's no room to expand.It was not locked in fully
    when it got n...

  • Posted in thread: What is the best way to fill concrete block on 06-12-2015 at 11:36 AM
    Reguler premixed Sakrete will work fine.

  • Posted in thread: Holly Carpenter Ants on 06-12-2015 at 11:34 AM
    If there's Carpenter ants then there's wet rotten wood someplace.


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