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DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-06-2014, 11:55 AM
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Posted By johnv713
In Houston we rarely get any snow, and when we do...

In Houston we rarely get any snow, and when we do it's not that much. We do get a decent amount of winds come hurricane season though. Rather have snow than hurricane I'd tell ya.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-06-2014, 12:16 AM
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Views: 2,088
Posted By johnv713
In truss we trust :p

In truss we trust :p
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-05-2014, 09:41 PM
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Posted By johnv713
Con men as in construction men :D

Con men as in construction men :D
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-05-2014, 09:37 PM
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Posted By johnv713
Yea that too but I've seen other use 2x6 laid on...

Yea that too but I've seen other use 2x6 laid on its side on top of a 6x6 vertical posts to give an additional foot or so in height.

I'm leaning toward metal roof instead of plywood and shingles....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-05-2014, 06:29 PM
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Posted By johnv713
Yea I've should've made the concrete a bit...

Yea I've should've made the concrete a bit thicker. Rookie mistake on my part. The post base will be an inch off the concrete okie you said to prevent moisture from seeping in.

Beam on top of post...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-05-2014, 05:17 PM
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Posted By johnv713
10 poles would take away the aesthetic of the...

10 poles would take away the aesthetic of the patio. I'm thinking four 6x6 would suffice on the opposing side of the house. The roof will be tied into the house via a ledger/header board.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-05-2014, 02:55 PM
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Views: 364
Posted By johnv713
Hi bud. Glad to see ya here. About 8ft apart....

Hi bud. Glad to see ya here. About 8ft apart. About then years ago a 6x6 gor for about $12 now they're double in price.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 09-05-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 364
Posted By johnv713
Can I use 4x4?

Putting up a patio cover 35ft long x16ft deep. Can I use four 4x4 8ft tall for vertical post to hold the roof up? Or 6x6s ? Same question for cross brace.

I'd like to go with 6x6 but that's $25 a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-05-2014, 12:40 PM
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Views: 2,088
Posted By johnv713
Haha ..sure did but you're in a circle of trust...

Haha ..sure did but you're in a circle of trust now :)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-05-2014, 12:01 PM
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Posted By johnv713
Thanks...it was thru sheer ignorant I attempted...

Thanks...it was thru sheer ignorant I attempted something this grand in part the pros on YouTube made it look easy as baking a pie lol. But I now know better. On to my next project, digging for a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-04-2014, 10:51 PM
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Posted By johnv713
I didn't apply the broom finish for I once had a...

I didn't apply the broom finish for I once had a bad spill on a friend's patio. Wasn't a pretty sight I tell ya.

I'd like to drill small holes for galvenized base post, for that I'd have to wait...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-04-2014, 08:11 PM
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Posted By johnv713
Why are my pics inverted ?

Why are my pics inverted ?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-04-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By johnv713
http://www.houserepairtalk.com/attachment.php?atta...

http://www.houserepairtalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7138&stc=1&d=1409876319
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-04-2014, 06:18 PM
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Posted By johnv713
http://http://www.houserepairtalk.com/attachment.p...

http://http://www.houserepairtalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=7137&stc=1&d=1409876263
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-04-2014, 06:14 PM
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Posted By johnv713
Please keep in mind this is my very first attempt...

Please keep in mind this is my very first attempt pouring concrete. Didn't come out perfect but functional enough for me. Be gentle please :)


The last pic is of Gumbo a stray I picked up...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-04-2014, 04:53 PM
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Posted By johnv713
Landfill ..I LoL so hard right now. I'll...

Landfill ..I LoL so hard right now.

I'll put up some pics but too afraid you guys going to laugh at my work. Comparing my project to some of you pros is like pee wee football to the nfl.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-04-2014, 04:35 PM
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Posted By johnv713
No doubt about that. Before I found this forum I...

No doubt about that. Before I found this forum I didn't know lick about cement. If I didn't read up on info and the sound advice given on here, I'd majorly BLEEP things up the moment the mix hit...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-04-2014, 04:03 PM
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Posted By johnv713
you guys are just too funny. Lmao This is...

you guys are just too funny. Lmao

This is the hardest thing I've ever did in my life. Anyone that does this for a living get my utmost respect for sure. No wonder I got quoted ton of $ for this....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-04-2014, 03:48 PM
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Posted By johnv713
Haha Once the translucent patio cover goes up,...

Haha Once the translucent patio cover goes up, clean up the yard, put in a mid size koi pond I think everything ties in together will turn out ok.

Now does anyone know how to pop my shoulder...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-04-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,088
Posted By johnv713
Overall it was what I expected, not as nice as...

Overall it was what I expected, not as nice as the pro but for the intended purpose it's more than adequate. The same two helpers are coming back next week to clean up my yard in case you didn't see...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-04-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,088
Posted By johnv713
The homemade bull float was a disaster, I've...

The homemade bull float was a disaster, I've should've added some screw eyes and steel wire to angle it.

From the time we put up the form to finish everything it took us a good 6 hrs. We had a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-04-2014, 12:43 AM
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Posted By johnv713
Should've gotten more help maybe one more...

Should've gotten more help maybe one more would've made thing a little easier.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-04-2014, 12:41 AM
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Views: 2,088
Posted By johnv713
Two helpers from this morning.

Two helpers from this morning.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-04-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,088
Posted By johnv713
OMG you guys should've told me how labor...

OMG you guys should've told me how labor intensive pouring gets Lol.
I'm totally burnt out. Started at 10 this morning. Didn't get everything done till 5. My arms are about to fall out of their...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 09-03-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,088
Posted By johnv713
Went online and some website call for a 30%...

Went online and some website call for a 30% chance of rain while other said 0%...Shrug. Got two bundles of tarp at the ready in case it does rain. So friggin nervous just about now, not about the...
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