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  1. nealtw attached a file to the thread First time here, first time home owner.

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  2. nealtw attached a file to the thread First time here, first time home owner.

    https://www.amazon.ca/Home-Maintenance-Dummies-James-Carey/dp/047043063X [ATTACH]

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  3. nealtw liked Snoonyb's post in the thread Missing something???.

    Something is definitely amiss with the installation.

    Mar 24, 2019 at 3:51 AM
  4. nealtw liked mabloodhound's post in the thread Missing something???.

    1/2" thick PVC (Azek, etc.) You can buy at HD or Lowes in sheets; cut a strip to fit and nail in place.

    Mar 24, 2019 at 3:51 AM
  5. nealtw replied to the thread Missing something???.

    It looks like there was stuccoed at one time, maybe it failed and some one just removed it, the wood looks new and in good shape and...

    Mar 22, 2019 at 11:39 PM
  6. nealtw replied to the thread Missing something???.

    The wood is treated for insects. You can put trim there to help with the splash water but keep the trim 1" off the deck, don't glue it...

    Mar 22, 2019 at 11:34 PM
  7. nealtw replied to the thread Brick weep holes? Lintel coil stock caulk?.

    I won't hurt to caulk it and keep the insects out.

    Mar 21, 2019 at 7:05 PM
  8. nealtw liked afjes_2016's post in the thread Electrical questions.

    Oups, I almost replied to this thread but then realized it is almost 13 years old. The OP has not posted since June of 2009 so I don't...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 11:48 AM
  9. nealtw replied to the thread Brick weep holes? Lintel coil stock caulk?.

    So they just put it there to make it look like they did something, The steel is likely and angle iron or something so it traps the...

    Mar 21, 2019 at 4:17 AM
  10. nealtw liked Bill Hartman's post in the thread Advice for strengthening structural mistakes.

    yea it's actually a pretty solid job - someone just has a higher regard for deck screws than I do. I'll get that ledger more secure and...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 10:55 PM
  11. nealtw replied to the thread Advice for strengthening structural mistakes.

    That's better. in a floor they are no more than 7 ft apart so you would have 2, in a roof when it is called for they are no more than 10...

    Mar 20, 2019 at 6:02 PM
  12. nealtw replied to the thread Brick weep holes? Lintel coil stock caulk?.

    I would expect the white to be a Z flashing protecting the wood structure and this gap is where weep water would exit. [IMG]

    Mar 20, 2019 at 5:58 AM
  13. nealtw replied to the thread Advice for strengthening structural mistakes.

    Is the garage finished inside if not put a 2x8 between every other stud opposite the ledger nailed or screwed sideways thru the studs....

    Mar 19, 2019 at 9:35 PM