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    6x6 posts to uneven concrete footing

    I also like the stability of the buried post, I plan to pack the 26" from the top of the footing to ground level in gravel. Thank you EVERYONE! Be safe.
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    6x6 posts to uneven concrete footing

    I appreciate your input. Post saver has a product that seals out water and oxygen over the ~10" from 2" above to 8" below surface level. The idea being that you have to have sufficient oxygen for rot. What do you think of the Brackets that I have in the Simpson Strong-Tie galvanized...
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    6x6 posts to uneven concrete footing

    So my brother's deck wasn't near to meeting code. So I dug footings to code (40" below grade, 26x26") and told him to pour 13" of concrete with L- bolts where we wanted to place the posts so that we could attach via galvanized mounting brackets. However, the surface of the concrete is not...
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    Quarantine projects

    I'm replacing my old fence with a shadowbox cedar design. It's only 150ft long, but I've got a lot of stained cedar boards throughout my house right now.
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    Identifying leak source

    You might ask some neighbors to recommend a roofer. I have a guy. Jason is the best. Really good work and its cheap. Like half the price of the other estimates. Yeah, maybe he's screwing my wife... but the roof don't leak.
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    Mold or ~efflorescence?

    I agree and I've also only seen efflorescence on concrete blocks, I was just trying to figure out if it had a slightly different appearance on on plaster. I completely agree that it having been painted over doesn't help...
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    Anchor fence post to brick wall?

    Should I worry about putting anchor holes in my foundation? I'm tempted to go through the mortar between the bricks. Near the corner of the house I should be assured of hitting 2x4" lumber in the corner of the frame under the brick facade. It sounds like you've both done this before. I was...
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    Anchor fence post to brick wall?

    Thanks, Jeff. Yes, it definitely needs some pointing.
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    How did I do here?

    How long until making a similar drain for the downspout hits the honey-do list?
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    Mold or ~efflorescence?

    My girlfriend just bought a house, 1950s construction in Pittsburgh, Pa. The slate roof had a leak that has been adressed by a specialist. What is on the ceiling, under the old leak? The home inspector told her that it was mold and that it could be toxic. I think that it could just be...
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    Anchor fence post to brick wall?

    I'm replacing a fence. The old fence posts were looser than <insert punchline here>. One of my gates is immediately adjacent to my house. Formerly the 'catch' post was adjacent to the house. I'm considering anchoring the new post to the house. I would anchor into bricks, not mortar...
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    Ripping cedar fence cap?

    Thank you - I'll get some featherboards regardless. So you think that cutting the entire board at a 5 degree angle will be a better solution than just mounting an uncut board on a 5 degree pitch?
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    Ripping cedar fence cap?

    I appreciate the reply. To clarify, I'd be fixing an uncut 2x6 to the top of the fence and having it sit at an angle rather than cut the actual 2x6 cap board? Thx
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    Ripping cedar fence cap?

    I'm building a cedar shadow box fence and I plan to add a cap onto that fence. Cap will be a 2x6" cedar board. I am considering cutting 2x6" cedar boards lengthwise at a 5 deg angle on both edges of the topside to create a pitch that will encourage water to drain off the top of the fence cap...
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    What did you do today?

    If anyone is still out there, I'm still alive. Food is running low. Down to only 4 days of fresh vegetables, 6 days fresh dairy, and 22 days of frozen vegetables until I switch over to my 314 days of canned goods/non-perishable staples. My hands are a bit irritated form all of the sanitizer and...
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