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  • David
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  • Posted in thread: Pole building footing on 09-17-2017 at 03:11 PM
    Neil's advice is correct. Don't fill the hole with concrete as the post will rot off right at
    the top of the concrete at ground level. Stone will allow drainage. Did a few years ago and
    still standing...

  • Posted in thread: Sliding door troubles on 09-17-2017 at 07:10 AM
    Vapor barriers do NOT belong on the exterior of a house. The only exterior product to use is a
    breathable, water shedding product like TYVEK. You do not want anything patched in on top of
    the sill pla...

  • Posted in thread: Sliding door troubles on 09-16-2017 at 11:50 AM
    A couple questions:1/ For the 2x6 sill plate, should that be pressure treated or just regular,
    looks like just regular there now. 2/ What should I do for the king & Jack stud support? 3/
    Should I spra...

  • Posted in thread: Sliding door troubles on 09-16-2017 at 09:07 AM
    No, that's a rim joist or band joist. A ledger would be attached to the outside of the vertical

  • Posted in thread: Low voltage outdoor lights problem on 09-16-2017 at 09:01 AM
    The reason for the heat & melting is because of a poor connection, causing the electricity to
    arc, creating heat. Make sure your new connections are solid and tight.

  • Posted in thread: HELP!!! Why would anyone do this?! on 09-16-2017 at 08:51 AM
    I'm betting it was laminate and they just put a new layer of laminate over the old stuff.

  • Posted in thread: Sliding door troubles on 09-16-2017 at 08:38 AM
    That rim joist rot is because there was none or improper flashing. Plus the splashback off the
    deck. You should be able to slip in a new rim joist, even if you have to do it in sections.
    Make sure you...

  • Posted in thread: Trex or Wood with Restore or Deckover on 09-16-2017 at 08:19 AM
    Definitely replace with PVC. Azek or KLEER or similar board. It will never rot.Dave Mason

  • Posted in thread: T1-11 installed at a 45? on 09-16-2017 at 08:17 AM
    Yup, that is plain boarding, not T-111. I also agree in using either a fiber cement or PVC
    product to replace it.Dave Mason

  • Posted in thread: Frozen Electrician's Pliers on 09-04-2017 at 08:32 AM
    See, I told you KROIL was popular. I buy it in the aerosol can though.