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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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    Trex Fencing

    Impressive. Thank you for sharing. From the palm trees, I'll assume you don't work in Pittsburgh, Pa, LOL.
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    Cedar Fences pickets, cedar post protection

    How do you protect cedar fence posts? I'm told that without protection, the posts only last ~10 yrs and I need to get more than that out of my fence... My lumber guy suggests a shadowbox pattern to reduce road noise from behind my fence. He also thinks that 2" pickets will reduce noise a lot...
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    Trex Fencing

    Thank you! Did you use the trex system - it is supposed to build a sturdy fence
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    Trex Fencing

    Does anyone have experience with the vertical Trex fencing? Does is look like real wood from a distance? Any input on whether it reduces noise?
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    Attic vermiculite is ~R14, desire R-49

    My brother's house in Pennsylvania has asbestos-free vermiculite in the attic rafters to ~7 inches, which translates to R-14. The recommended level is R-49. Thank you!
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    Attic Insulation - Fiberglass roll vs spray vs foam

    Gable roof without soffits. Considering a vent in one end and a fan in the other for circulation.
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    Security System

    I plan to install a security system. Does anyone have a favorite? I'm very interested in outdoor cameras. I feel that the activation is the most important aspect. I think that 1080p is a fine image.
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    Attic Insulation - Fiberglass roll vs spray vs foam

    I'm not sure what you mean by easy to screw up... I don't have soffits and therefore I don't have soffit vents. I don't plan to use spray foam...
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