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  • Posted in thread: Rotting wood around door on 07-03-2016 at 09:53 PM
    It appears that you are working with a porch that has been closed in and the original porch
    floor is the subfloor sticking out under the door sill. The rotted wood below the area will
    need to be cut o...

  • Posted in thread: Suggestions on replacing patio's PVC roof panels on 10-16-2012 at 07:19 PM
    They make different and better grades of polycarbonate panels now that would allow light in and
    last longer then your original panels. The galv. panels would cut out all the light from above
    and would...

  • Posted in thread: basement replacement window 32"x24" slider on 08-23-2012 at 09:48 PM
    I would recommend going to a roofing/vinyl siding/window supplier that sells to contractors and
    order vinyl slider replacement windows. They can be made to any size and should be made 1/4"
    less than a...

  • Posted in thread: Waterproofing Over Deck Joist on 08-23-2012 at 07:25 PM
    I would have the company pull up the boards over the beam area and install the proper flashing
    to direct water to either side, similar to Joe's recomendation. The caulking in the joints
    between the bo...

  • Posted in thread: Help identify this door trim part! on 05-23-2012 at 10:56 PM
    What you are looking for is a9"x6" glass insert or door lite for a steel door. It comes as a
    unit--outside plastic frame sealed to the glass and then an inside plastic frame screwed into
    the outside f...

  • Posted in thread: Roof and wall sheathing on 05-18-2012 at 01:37 PM
    Vikasinti,I like to use the 8d CC coated nails as they have a little bit of "glue" coating
    which helps hold them in the wood. For the T-111 siding you would be better using the
    galvanized nail as the ...

  • Posted in thread: Installing hardwood over OLD pine floors... on 04-29-2012 at 08:50 PM
    SPL,I would recommend checking with the manufacturer of the new floor material for installation
    instructions. Improper installation may void any warranty on the materials. In the meantime I
    found the ...

  • Posted in thread: Building a Deck Over Dry Patio on 04-29-2012 at 06:51 PM
    I would suggest that you attach the decking material to sleeper strips that are just laid on
    top of your mineral surface material, because you don't want to have any holes in this
    material. You should...

  • Posted in thread: Cracked Fireplace Flue Lining on 03-03-2012 at 07:30 PM
    The cracked liner is unsafe to use! The steel liners will make the flue opening smaller if they
    just insert them in the existing liner. The better repair method would be to remove the
    existing tile li...

  • Posted in thread: Should we really install window this way? on 09-21-2010 at 07:26 PM
    The main support of a Bow Window is through the mull posts between each of the individual
    windows that make up the unit. The seat board really only finishes off the inside of the
    bottom. Adding the bo...


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