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Old 08-24-2013, 06:47 AM   #16
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The retractable awning will be installed in the Spring. Right now, I just want to get the woodwork finished and ready for the installation. Here is an picture of my temporary home made sun blocker. Notice the sun light entering the patio. My patio faces the west. The retractable awning will extend out to 10 to 11 feet. More then enough to prevent sunlight from reaching the patio.
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the 2x10 looks like it will hang down below your porch beam quite a lot? you might have to fir down the beam you have there now before putting up the 2x10. I'd recommend bolts be used with the 2x10 also...
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Thanks all,
I had to settle for hem fir for my 2 by 10. I priced cedar and was quoted $80.00 for a 16 foot length. The hem fir was $20.00 for a 14 foot length. I have it in my shed to dry. Recent wind blown rains got it wet.
Want to know why hemlock or fir was so darn cheap! Because it is garbage! Hemfir is mostly hemlock and warps cups twists buckles pulls. Junk! Buy spruce or cedar out side of that your wasting money.
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< the 2x10 looks like it will hang down below your porch beam quite a lot? you might have to fir down the beam you have there now before putting up the 2x10. >

I was just looking at it and you have a point. I'll keep that in mind. A measurement indicates there will be 3 to 3-1/2 inches of the 2 by 10 hanging below the 2 by 6.
When I get the brackets, then I'll know whether to fir the 2 by 6 or attach the firring strip directly to the 2 by 10 so that it meets the underside of the 2 by 6.

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