Last Activity:07-02-2013 6:44 AM
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Posted in thread: Tearing up ground level deck to deal with drainage issues at rear of house on 06-27-2013 at 02:58 PM
Duradeck recommends slightly less than that at 2" in 10 feet but yes, a slope is required.Dave
Posted in thread: Tearing up ground level deck to deal with drainage issues at rear of house on 06-27-2013 at 02:26 PM
You've got some good info here but one thing that wasn't mentioned, except by you, was to
change the deck type to a sold surface.You mentioned putting plastic down under the deck but as
you correctly ...
Posted in thread: Drill Bit Problem Driving Me Crazy 😳 on 06-07-2013 at 07:20 AM
You mentioned that the "drill bits do not seat properly" Not sure what you mean but if you are
pushing the drill bit all the way into the chuck until it hits bottom, this could be your
problem. Do not...
Posted in thread: deck post (gate) and paint/stain? on 06-07-2013 at 07:15 AM
Neal is correct about bolting the 4x4 post to the deck framing. You'll need to cut a hole
through the deck flooring in line with the inside of the framing.Actually, I offset the post by
3/4" so that i...
Posted in thread: Crown molding on 12-19-2012 at 06:21 PM
I've done a lot of crown and I always cope my inside corners. This way you never have to worry
about the angle.Outside corners, yes, you do have to adjust for the angle if necessary.Another
Posted in thread: Jackinig Up Sagging Joists on 12-19-2012 at 06:15 PM
In all basement support work I've done, I use 4" steel, concrete filled columns for the final
posts. (from my local lumber yard) Cut them to the final length after you get the beam to the
level you wa...
Posted in thread: Remodeling Attic Space on 10-16-2012 at 11:17 AM
Neil's points are correct. I always build my knee walls on the flat floor, then stand them up
and secure to the rafters. I guess you could build it in place and secure to the sides of the
new 2x8 raft...
Posted in thread: 120 year old siding needs replacement on 07-25-2012 at 05:27 PM
Re-insulate with fiberglass, nail up some sheathing, install a vapor barrier and then hand
some vinyl siding.Some bad advice here....never put a vapor barrier on the exterior of a
Posted in thread: remodeling on 05-19-2012 at 03:54 PM
That dead air space is a good thing.If you're hanging sheetrock, remember that you must provide
a complete framing system to hold the weight. Those sheets weigh 55# each and you don't want
Posted in thread: using a router on 05-19-2012 at 09:13 AM
I knew that's what you meant, Neal. Bit rotation is probably the most important aspect to pay
attention to ( for a newbie) when using a router.