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    Issue with gutters, covered front porch, drainage.

    I have a similar situation on my porch. What I did was run gutters on each side of the small gable, then ran down pipes down the wall. I terminated the down pipe into 4" pvc and joined the down pipes at the corners to divert water away from the house.
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    Indoor unattended fly trap

    I'm saving my lunch money to get one of these...😉
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    What did you do today?

    It would be a boring world if everybody liked the same things. And thank goodness we can still decide what it is we like to do with our spare time.
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    Odd/Damaged supports in attic

    You may want to rethink leaving a passive vent near the ridge, when the power vents are activated, it will turn the remaining passive vent into an intake vent. You want air flow from the soffit to the ridge, leaving the passive vent will short cycle your venting. You also want to be sure you...
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    Introductory post.

    :welcome: to House Repair Talk!
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    What did you do today?

    Discussion is good, no problems with that. As long as things are kept civil, respectful there's no problem.
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    Too much time on hands!

    Looks like a beautiful day for a paddle Bud!
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    Odd/Damaged supports in attic

    "Serviceable" is a term often used to not obligate the inspector to quantifying a life expectancy of the existing roof covering. It's stating that there are no apparent deficiencies that require immediate attention. When ever I have friends that are considering a home purchase, I recommend...
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    Odd/Damaged supports in attic

    Next time you purchase a home, do your own research and hire an independent home inspector, one that's not tied to your realtor.
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    Ac Vent

    Garbage bag and duct tape.
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    Composite I-beam question

    He described it as a beam, from the stair pic it appears to be the main center beam. From my house I can't tell. Better safe than sorry.
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    What did you do today?

    I grew up in Cincinnati, mom and dad's family were both in Toledo. I remember going there as a child to visit. Most lived in Point Place, grandma lived in Sylvania. I can remember a restraunt named Red Wells that had awesome roast beef. After the war dad kept a boat at Bayview Yacht Club that's...
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    Composite I-beam question

    Just to echo Buds comment, choose an independent engineer that's giving an assessment not there to bid the job.
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    Dehumidifier advice

    A whole house humidifier not dehumidifier. I ask because I was called to look at a roof leak one time and the problem was a whole house humidifier was wired to run with the a.c. on and created a lot of moisture that accumlinated on a upstairs ceiling.
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    Dehumidifier advice

    Do you have a whole house humidifier?
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