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    Fence post for 2 door gate

    This is a new to me home. It's in northern Minnesota so there is a good winter. It looks like either the posts were not installed deep enough but I'm also not understanding the top rail that is connected to the right post. Are there better solutions than the traditional post or to create...
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    stucco hair line cracks

    What tool would you recommend to creating the "V" groove? I'm thinking multitool or die grinder since a hand tool would take a lot of effort.
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    stucco hair line cracks

    As the paint is failing, I've noticed a bunch or hairline cracks. Is this something normal for stucco or something to be concerned with. Wondering if this needs repair prior to applying new paint or just using paint with elastomer.
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    Best way to repair rafter ends

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll glue and clamp before nailing with the palm nailer. The wooden roof and paper are worn out. I'm in the works of trying to schedule a re-roof but would like to minimize additional costs if at all possible. Reroofing is not something I can accomplish.
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    Best way to repair rafter ends

    Thanks bud16415. For nailing in the sister piece, i'm thinking 3" galvanized nail will do.
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    Best way to repair rafter ends

    What's the best way to repair the dry rot on the rafter ends?
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    Replacing Metal gutter on tile roof

    I have a 17ft section of metal gutter that is failing (rusting at the bottom). Would i be able to remove and replace just the gutter without disturbing the tiles much? Sorry don't have any pictures of how it attaches.
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    Crawl space mold removal techniques

    Will add a crawlspace vent fan to help dry it out to start. I'll have to pick a moisture reader and investigate crawl space humidifiers.
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    Crawl space mold removal techniques

    Moukie, Curious on they type of fogger you used. My parents house has moisture issue in a crawlspace trying to figure out how to best fog the space. Access is limited.
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    roofing options for enclosed patio

    Thanks. Definitely there is no vapor barrier so great ideal. Would it still work with insulation? previously after I discovered leaks I had to remove some of the ceiling sheetrock and on cold mornings it would have condensation on the bottom side of the Ondura. It does have fiberglass at...
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    roofing options for enclosed patio

    The Ondura product seems to be what is installed. Oldognewtrick: when you mention adding structure, are you referring to adding additional 2x4 rafter support (most likely will need hanger joists) so it's only 24" oc or some else? I'm definitely considering a metal roof but would want to add...
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    roofing options for enclosed patio

    There's no solid structure under the current corrugated boards. tearing down the structure and rebuilding it to code would be very costly. This was enclosed patio was completed in the late 60s by a prior owner. I'll need to see if I can determine the dimension of the posts to determine what...
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    roofing options for enclosed patio

    yeah, this "enclosed patio" was built on the backyard aggregate slab which has issues as well. It's officially not a room due to the vast number of windows.
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    roofing options for enclosed patio

    Location: San Jose, CA It's attached to the main house. There are 8 large windows and glass slider and 2 doors exiting to yard. It's an unheated space. The highest point is 94" (connected to house) and slopes to 82" (farthest from house) Each window is approx 59"w x 57"h. Actual pictures...
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