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  1. Re: Do/Don't caulk cedar siding installed over rainscreen mat?

    Again, there are no gaps. The siding is butted up tight against the casings & posts. There are no vertical flashings other than the recommended tapes. There ARE drip caps above all the upper...
  2. Re: Do/Don't caulk cedar siding installed over rainscreen mat?

    It's also been done this way for 300+ years and caulk is relatively new--but not all new things are good.
    The cottage is done, the thick siding covers and hides the nails & trim screws used to...
  3. Do/Don't caulk cedar siding installed over rainscreen mat?

    I recently had my 1940's cottage sided with 3/4" white cedar lap siding (no taper) over Keene "DryWall" 3/8" rainscreen mat, which in turn is over housewrap. This type of siding & rainscreen was a...
  4. Re: Is it possible to drill under slab to install supply & drain pipes?

    I'm not sure where to search the yellow pages for this. What kind of business drills deep horizontal tunnels in Texas?

    Where my cottage is located there is quite a lot of natural gas activity and...
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    Re: how to deal with groundhogs

    There are Youtube posts of running a hose from a tailpipe into their burrow and giving them a permanent dirt nap.
  6. Is it possible to drill under slab to install supply & drain pipes?

    I would like to convert the slab end of my log cottage to a mud room/laundry. Is it possible to drill down through the slab in the location of the utility sink AND, working in the crawl space, drill...
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    Re: Shorten baseboard heater

    And then there's those pesky aluminum fins on the pipe. I don't think you can remove them to cut the pipe shorter. I've also been told the finned pipe isn't the same OD as regular pipe--only the...
  8. Re: Source for gratings to replace deck boards?

    Maybe driveway trench drain covers? "NDS Spee-D channel" is one example.
    http://images.lowes.com/product/converted/052063/052063402413lg.jpg
    The big box stores only carry short lengths but I'm...
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    Re: Tell me how to build a triangle gable vent

    Thanks for the additional details Casey. I like your comment about "furniture" vs. millwork :) I was actually considering sides made up of short parallelograms to space & angle the slats, attached...
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    Re: Tell me how to build a triangle gable vent

    Thank you for the ideas :)
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    Re: THANKS for updating Board software, but...

    I hope this changes as IMHO it's a very bad idea for a Q&A or Help forum to not host images. Over my years on the internet I have had a few image hosting sites vanish or go to a for-pay basis and...
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    Re: Tell me how to build a triangle gable vent

    Window screen on back? Should I just toenail it to the wall? I'm putting up cedar siding and will butt & caulk it to all trim.
    Should I bridge the wall opening with studs even though it's a gable...
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    Re: Tell me how to build a triangle gable vent

    No house builders here? Maybe just young ones that prefer pre-fab?
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    Re: THANKS for updating Board software, but...

    hmmm...that's not what I'm seeing. In the list of New Posts I can click on the title of each topic and be taken to the first post, or click the tiny icon next to the title which takes me to the...
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    Tell me how to build a triangle gable vent

    I've seen many homes older than 20 years with gable vents up in the peaks that appear to be made of wood with large shutter-like horizontal "bars", and look to be made on-site. My local builder's...
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    Re: box fill calculations?

    ***--now I'm confused ;)
    Pardon my ignorant questions but why aren't devices counted? Obviously a dimmer takes up much more space than a switch & can really jam the box. I don't understand the...
  17. Re: Installing GFSI outlets in old outlet boxes as a cheap quick way to upgrade safet

    I've seen this discussed often on other forums & shows. Apparently GFCI's do function normally without a ground being present.
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    Re: failed inspection....

    He built it per the inspectors drawing.
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    Re: any disadvantages to Pex plumbing?

    I'll remember that next time some environmentalist tries to convince me poly lasts forever.
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    Re: Air Compressor Piping?

    Copper has priced itself out of consideration as far as I'm concerned. I like the idea of PEX but wonder if the sag between supports will allow oil or water to pool?

    I always wanted to run PVC...
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    Re: who can tell me about rain screen mat?

    Rain screen drainage mat is...a mat. It's used behind any breathable exterior siding like wood, stucco, or brick. It replaces furring strips often used for that but furring doesn't offer support...
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    Re: who can tell me about rain screen mat?

    Looks like the answer is "nobody".
    :confused:
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    Re: Insect proofing deck floor in screenroom

    A layer of landscaping fabric would block insects & drafts, breathe to allow the decking to dry as well as let spills drain.
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    who can tell me about rain screen mat?

    I tried a couple big box stores and they didnt know what I was talking about. Cant they order it? Kid at Menards couldnt figure out how to find something in the computer that he didnt already have...
  25. Re: Building my first patio advice needed... and ****** creative inspiratio​n

    Digging out the high side usually involves nice soil & plantings on the slope & ongoing care. A retaining wall on the low side will probably be concrete blocks, fill dirt & no maintenance. I know...
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