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  1. Re: Siding in very narrow gap between buildings

    Yeah, this is what I've basically been imagining. Building short sections of wall with siding attached to plywood, attached to studs, and assembling in-place. The whole thing is complicated by a...
  2. Siding in very narrow gap between buildings

    I've discovered the 90-ish year old cedar siding on back wall of my garage has deteriorated. There is a neighboring garage a scant 6 inches away, so no room for me back there. Wall is 18 feet long,...
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    Re: Freestanding deck right next to house

    Thanks for the suggestions! As I'm mapping this out a bit better, looks like I'll need a few more footings and posts anyway to support the diagonal line. I was planning on doing wet set post bases,...
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    Re: Freestanding deck right next to house

    Planning on two joined 2x10s for the beams (or 4x10 if I can find 'em), 2x8s for the joists. 6x6x12' posts on four of the footers, with a foot or so cut off each to make posts for the remaining two...
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    Re: Freestanding deck right next to house

    Thanks for the advice, all. My current plan is, beefy tall 6x6 posts that I'll turn into a pergola on top. I'll have those on four of the six footings, and notch them tightly to put in beams....
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    Freestanding deck right next to house

    I'm planning out a deck that's about a 16 by 10 foot rectangle. (I'll be angling off one corner of it but that's not important for the question.) I want it to be next to the house, but our house is...
  7. Forced air in Los Angeles - Attic or crawl space?

    House was built in 1923, and has no heating or cooling to speak of. While this is LA, between the spacious crawl space and utter lack of insulation, we tend to get the same temperature inside as...
  8. Non-standard downspouts and drain sizes, but need to extend them

    This old house has some weird, non-standard downspouts. Flat roof, no gutter, so the roof slopes to an opening in the wall. The main house has a downspout connected, but the garage doesn't. In both...
  9. Re: Venting bathroom without attic access in flat roofed house

    Just an update, mostly for those who come after me. We put in attic access ourselves - took a good hour or two to get through the plaster+lath in the closet, but once I was able to get up and look...
  10. Re: Venting bathroom without attic access in flat roofed house

    The terracotta pipes are definitely not sewer vents - they just open straight into the attic crawlspace. (We have the ceiling open for unrelated reno right now and you can see straight outside if you...
  11. Venting bathroom without attic access in flat roofed house

    Just got a 1923-ish house, doing some work on it, and trying to figure out the best way to vent the bathrooms. Neither has any venting at all, and there's no access to the attic space. It's only...
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