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DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 09-08-2009, 08:56 AM
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Posted By bill's quest
sorry guys...this would become much more...

sorry guys...this would become much more expensive than our budget allows.....
i do like pictures....though.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 09-07-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,459
Posted By bill's quest
For lean-to roof over deck what material dimensions are needed?

I am planning a rather bold lean-to shed- like roof over my existing deck.
The purpose is to provide shelter from rain and sun, while at the same time
being tall enough to have good ventilation.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-18-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,012
Posted By bill's quest
Have a pic of a closed cut and trimmed valley?

Oldog/newtrick recommended that the closed valley application on my roof be trimmed. I googled and looked at gaf video but I can not find a picture of the completed process. Anyone have one? Or, a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-13-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,503
Posted By bill's quest
oldog/newtrick, I'm guessing that the roofer...

oldog/newtrick,

I'm guessing that the roofer used: Polyurethane Roof & Flashing Black Sealant on the chimney flahsing.
Described as "permanently flexible" but does it shrink and resist uv...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-12-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,503
Posted By bill's quest
oldog/newtrick, I've conferred with my wife...

oldog/newtrick,

I've conferred with my wife and she agrees, all I need is two weeks on the internet and I'm ready for the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval to sell roofing. She hopes this will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-12-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,503
Posted By bill's quest
chimney flashing

I do not think of this as an item for a re-do, but more of as an education.
The picture should have been cropped and enlarged, but I am not sure that it downloaded that way.

oldog/new trick...et...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-12-2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,503
Posted By bill's quest
oldog/newtrick, From the interaction here...

oldog/newtrick,

From the interaction here and at GAF...(applause please),
I have the following list of expectations:
--remove warped wood causing telegraphing and re shingle over new planks;or,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-11-2009, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,503
Posted By bill's quest
oldog/newtrick, I happen to have an old...

oldog/newtrick,

I happen to have an old picture of the house prior to the re-roofing. The "telegraphing" is in the same place but harder to notice....40 yr heavier shingles and I didn't know...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-11-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,503
Posted By bill's quest
A roofer who takes the time

to do what oldog/newtrick does never came on my radar....and I looked around at big and small contractors....a whole new experience getting feedback here...a number of homeowners I contacted in the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-11-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,503
Posted By bill's quest
Olddog/newtrick the last pic above was to...

Olddog/newtrick

the last pic above was to show that many/some shingles are ski sloped..either due to warped wood or improper storage

and re the roof ridge vent....it looks better than it is re...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-11-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,503
Posted By bill's quest
attempt to download pictures

here are some of the valley plus others
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-11-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,503
Posted By bill's quest
oldog/newtrick et al... Thanks for the...

oldog/newtrick et al...

Thanks for the commentary...for clarity on my part....hat's done is what's done re the valley....i am not trying to have that re-done. ...no way....what does interest me is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-10-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,503
Posted By bill's quest
craigfl, Not a good sign, could not register...

craigfl,

Not a good sign, could not register to log in...many many attempts....i assume that there is not a post there already dealing with my question....and that I would have to initiate the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-10-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,503
Posted By bill's quest
fwiw..i did a lot of the homework on the...

fwiw..i did a lot of the homework on the internet...and knew many of the features for how a metal should be done...but I admit they wore me out on their resistance at the very last minute when the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-09-2009, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,503
Posted By bill's quest
metal valley..appropriate or risky on 3/12 pitch?

I expect to be meeting with the "supervisor" of the roofing job, and I would find it helpful to judge an earlier comment by him. As some may know...(i've posted enough lately) my roof is three over...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-05-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,757
Posted By bill's quest
oldog/new trick, I went to the site: Lomanco...

oldog/new trick,
I went to the site:
Lomanco Product Lines (http://www.lomanco.com/ProductPAGES/Startervent.html)
I having trouble picturing this. Does it over hang the gutter?
Are you saying...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-03-2009, 07:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,757
Posted By bill's quest
oldog/new trick, Just to be sure,...

oldog/new trick,

Just to be sure, VDE?....there's a new one listed too. And, yes, if I go siding...all the wood comes down. I tried to tell the contractor that after a bad previous roofing job I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-03-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,757
Posted By bill's quest
Air Vent: Vented Drip Edge Specifications...

Air Vent: Vented Drip Edge Specifications (http://www.airvent.com/homeowner/products/intakeDripedge-specs.shtml)

oldog/new trick,

I don't see sv10..?
Looks like a low pitch roof with a long...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-03-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,757
Posted By bill's quest
Caulk or not, where soffit meets fascia?

Not too far ahead, the house is going to get painted with Duration...a sherwin williams product...which is meant to last for many years longer than other paints. Low maintenance is the goal and I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-02-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,692
Posted By bill's quest
olddog/new trick, Would it be adequate to...

olddog/new trick,

Would it be adequate to just prime the back of the fascia...or go all the way and paint,too?'...i'm just trying to cut back on time...but want to do it right.

As for...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 08-02-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,692
Posted By bill's quest
old dog... I'm following jyant's question,...

old dog...
I'm following jyant's question, wondering if it might help better inform myself...that is, along with roof installation discussed elsewhere , the proposal calls for gutter replacement:...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-31-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,929
Posted By bill's quest
Olddog/newtrick, Music to my ears....to hear...

Olddog/newtrick,

Music to my ears....to hear you agree with me means something...you write well and have a reasonable outlook. Yes, you have been very helpful...I am close to having put together a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-30-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,580
Posted By bill's quest
nestor, i live in kentucky.....we get both...

nestor,

i live in kentucky.....we get both heat, humidity, and cold....but, of course, not anything in the way of winter chill and ice as you get. What i take from your thoughtful commentary is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-30-2009, 07:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,929
Posted By bill's quest
olddog/newtrick, Then my question needs to...

olddog/newtrick,

Then my question needs to be restated....Is it fair to consider that once the rolled ridge vent is mashed down below specs that it needs to be re installed and that raising the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 07-30-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,580
Posted By bill's quest
test for ventilation or new soffit vents?

I posted recently on a new roof installation, but thought to break this out as a separate topic...

How do you test to see if the attic is adequately venting? The contractor's response is,"You have...
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