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    Questions on Doug Fir for a patio

    This is exactly what I had in mind. Coat it, let it dry for 2-3 days, then prime (2-3 coats) let it dry 1-2 days, then paint (2-3 coats) it.
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    Questions on Doug Fir for a patio

    problem is that I don't have a truck to return extra wood, so I have one shot to do this right ;) I have seen some of the elastomeric treatements and the idea of thinning out wood glue on the end grains as well.
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    Questions on Doug Fir for a patio

    A quick question: I have been reading a lot about letting the wood dry on saw horses, prime and paint it while there and then assemble the structure to prevent wood movement and splitting. So I just got off the phone with a lumber yard advising me to do the exact opposite. Since the wood will...
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    Questions on Doug Fir for a patio

    Hi Folks, I have an aging pergola patio cover that has a significant amount of rot and I am in the process of pricing out the lumber. I have been told that I currently have doug fir. Hopefully with the link to my pics below someone could help me confirm that! Moving forward I am stuck...
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    How can I fix this?

    I had sheet rock installed in my garage and now a few months later I decided to install the trim pieces for all the outlets and switches. To my disbelief this is what I found! Is there a painless work around here? Spacers? Thanks in advance!
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    Should I block suicide and gable vents in garage?

    I am going to store a car in there and use it as a general garage instead of a living space. Of course looking around the garage I do agree it seems to have a lot of air to be used for combustion. One item I haven't been able to scientifically nail down is given my use of the garage and the...
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    Should I block suicide and gable vents in garage?

    I did until I read this article: https://www.garagedoorchildsafety.com/news_time.html
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    Should I block suicide and gable vents in garage?

    My furnace does indeed have the inducer motor for the exhaust but nothing for the water heater. Wouldn't the filter cut down on the existing air flow coming in from those foundation vents?
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    Should I block suicide and gable vents in garage?

    Yes they are. I can't imagine it restricting flow over the current open net design and perhaps it will keep out some of the crap from coming in.
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    Should I block suicide and gable vents in garage?

    Thanks for the info. Ok, I guess all the existing vents stay! Though, how can I prevent dust and crap from blowing inside the garage? Would this work? https://www.lowes.com/pd/Air-Vent-8-in-L-Mill-Aluminum-Soffit-Vent/3122219
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    Should I block suicide and gable vents in garage?

    I was hoping to get away with blocking the foundation vents and keeping on the Gable in order to keep the dust to a minimum inside the garage.
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    Should I block suicide and gable vents in garage?

    The ceiling will be closed up with drywall and insulation. And yes the HVAC supplies house but not the garage
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    Should I block suicide and gable vents in garage?

    I am in the middle of insulating/air sealing and my garage including drywall as well. The attic space will have it's own O'hagin intake vents and a solar fan for exhaust. Climate = sunny and dry (LA), yet will remain an unconditioned space. Utilities = Two gas appliances (water heater and...
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    Garage insulation and polyiso boards?

    Out of curiosity, how about if I do one day to decide to cool/heat the garage. What would I do differently here? Our climate here is definitely on the dry side.
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    Garage insulation and polyiso boards?

    And they are indeed wood board sidings
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