Last Activity:09-26-2015 6:18 PM
Posted in thread: Mixing 4x8 with traditional siding on 09-26-2015 at 12:11 PM
Yes, I was thinking of using the panels horizontally. Can they only be used vertically? I'm a
total newbie. I also don't know what T1-11 or z-flashing is.
Posted in thread: Mixing 4x8 with traditional siding on 09-26-2015 at 11:07 AM
I have an old house whose original siding is no longer available. It is thick fir, 5.5" in
height, thinner at the top, lapped at the bottom. It was built in Oregon, back when clear,
old-growth fir was...
Posted in thread: Spiral staris: Prefab vs. Custom on 09-24-2015 at 10:14 PM
You can see several different models and brands at Home Depot and Lowes. They are centered
around a post that bears the load.
Posted in thread: Spiral staris: Prefab vs. Custom on 09-21-2015 at 09:05 AM
Not sure. I'm just wondering if there is a difference in quality between prefab and custom.
There will be more parts in prefab, but any difference otherwise?
Posted in thread: Spiral staris: Prefab vs. Custom on 09-20-2015 at 09:53 AM
I'm going to add spiral stairs to my house. Locally, custom made are over $5000, while prefab
is $2500 shipped (has to be assembled).Does anybody have any experience with this?
Posted in thread: Increasing light pass-through, max gaps on 06-11-2015 at 09:21 AM
I have a second-story deck that blocks too much sun to the deck below. It's time to replace to
the decking, and I was thinking of using 2x2 pressure-treated with large gaps, instead of the
Posted in thread: How to add stuff to a one-outlet circuit on 08-19-2013 at 05:17 PM
OK, forget the light switch.I just want to add a regular outlet to a circuit currently
dedicated to a single GFCI outlet. Are there any special considerations in extending the wiring
from the GFCI to ...
Posted in thread: How to add stuff to a one-outlet circuit on 08-19-2013 at 01:01 PM
Hm. I looked at the old light switch just now. It only has a cable running to the light fixture
(black wire and white wire). I assumed power ran into the switch, and then out to the light.
But this sw...
Posted in thread: How to add stuff to a one-outlet circuit on 08-19-2013 at 12:34 PM
Bathroom with a single GFCI outlet on a dedicated grounded circuit. I want to take a light
switch and outlet that are currently on a different, old, ungrounded circuit, and put them on
the newer, grou...
Posted in thread: Protecting fir floors without re-sanding on 07-10-2011 at 09:44 AM
I'd like to protect my floors without reducing their life. They are scratched and worn, with
some bare wood patches in a few places. What happens if I just clean, lightly sand rough
patches (by hand),...