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    How to fix this soffit?

    They have gutter guards and work very well but the problem areas are the valleys where sticks and leaves accumulate.They also have 90 degree aluminum water "stops" that prevent fast flowing water from the valley going over the edge of the gutter which is the exact area I'm fixing. I really think...
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    How to fix this soffit?

    Just above the area I'm fixing is a valley in the roof where water pours over the edge instead of going into the gutter because the gutters are often full of leaves and the fact that I found a bunch of insulation in that area that was restricting air flow are what caused the problem.
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    How to fix this soffit?

    BTW, do they still sell this plywood with the fancy design?
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    How to fix this soffit?

    That would definitely be better but the owners have no interest in changing all the soffits. I've removed a section of 1/4" plywood and a 2x6. There are several nails which attached the fascia or possibly the gutters to the 2x6. I figured I'd cut the nails, slide in the 2x6 and cut a piece of...
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    How to fix this soffit?

    Bville, thanks for all the suggestions and tips. I'm making this repair for a friend so it's just that small area that needs fixin.' After reading zannej's comment about venting it made me realize they have no vents and it's not a conditioned space.
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    How to fix this soffit?

    I'll go with my oscillator, should give me the most control.
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    How to fix this soffit?

    Thanks for the suggestions! I apologize for my delayed reply - normally I get an email letting me know I've had a answer to my question. What tool do you recommend for cutting out the damaged area? I have a heavy corded circular saw so that's def out of the question.
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    How to fix this soffit?

    I'm wondering how to best cut out the damaged area and best way to patch in new material. It's one broad piece of wood, not 3 planks. I don't know how thick it is yet.
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    House trim repair

    My friend is considering the aluminum wrap.
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    House trim repair

    That's what I wanted to hear! Thanks Snoonyb!
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    House trim repair

    Recommendations on how to make this house trim repair. The white trim under the metal roof flashing "seems" like it might be difficult to remove because most of the board is covered by the flashing. The narrower brown trim is in good shape except for about a foot although the wood below it looks...
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    Replacing old Toto flapper

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm going to their house so I'll know more this Tuesday.
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    Replacing old Toto flapper

    Thanks, that's good to know. I'm told it's a 30 year old toilet even though it looks quite modern. I'm trying to avoid a million trips to HD even though no matter how much I think I've planned ahead I still have to go back for a stinkin' washer lol
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    Replacing old Toto flapper

    Thanks kok328. Went to HD today and saw that they sell a TOTO flapper and even though it looks nothing like what is pictured, I'm sure it will work just fine.
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    Replacing old Toto flapper

    Can I replace this flapper with something off the shelf or does it need to be the same kind as pictured? This is for a friend so I only have this one pic. It looks like there might be two little pegs sticking out from the filler tube where a generic flapper would fit but I'm not sure.
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    Window well cover

    I ended up using a blow torch and although that part looks like s**t it's hidden under the siding lol Just happy it fits!
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    Window well cover

    Yeah a heat gun would definitely be better, I'll ask around and see if anybody has one to lend.
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    Window well cover

    What if I heated it with a blow torch to flatten out that 6" area?
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    Window well cover

    The snow broke my old well cover so I found the right size at Menards except for the part that fits under the vinyl siding. There are about 6" on the right side of the well cover that is hitting the siding, the part of the cover that is supposed to slide under the siding. If I cut out that...
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