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  1. Building & Construction
    I recently had my wood porch columns replaced with fiberglass due to rot. The previous wood columns held the outdoor lights for the front door. I have the wiring pulled into the hollow column- but am at a loss as to how to best attach the flat back of the light to the rounded column...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    Hello. I have tried unsuccessfully to attach reclaimed 1" think oak semi truck floorboard to cinderblock. The cinderblock crumbles. The photos show the gap that needs to be dealt with. These are at the top of columns we have updated. The wall is cinderblock (old garage from house built in the...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hi all, Starting to get ready to renovate an old porch. It was originally open but is currently enclosed with a door and windows. I plan on reinforcing the front ledger board with an additional 2x6. There are two block columns under the porch at the front corners and I plan on putting in two...
  4. Building & Construction
    Hello forum goers. This might seems like really obvious questions, but I have been struggling to find an answer. I have read Canadian Wood-Frame House Construction a few times, but it glosses of these particular areas. how do you construct a rim-joist when you do not have a single board long...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    Hello Everyone, I have a number of columns to install. They are 12in x 8ft round tapered. I purchased Turncraft columns with the "Timesaver" cap and base. Instead of the normal L-brackets for attaching the top of the column to the beam, there is a round bracket that attached to the beam and the...
  6. Remodeling
    I will be replacing a load bearing wall with a drop steel beam. The beam will be supported with steel columns. My question is: The current floor is Terrazo, so will I need to cut through the Terrazo to the slab for the column connection with the anchor bolts? Thank you
  7. Painting
    I am new here hoping to get some good information. I am going to paint my outside back door and columns. I was thinking it would be nice to contrast a darker color against the vinyl. I painted some test spots and am now second guessing myself. See pics below. I like the bottom 2 colors the...
  8. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I want to build a gazebo to cover my grilling area like the one in the photo. I'm out there all year long and am tired of being snowed and rained on. I don't have a problem with the framing but I am not sure about the columns. These types of post columns can be found at the major home stores and...
  9. Building & Construction
    So I have 4 pillars on my front porch. These pillars seem to have an aluminum decorative casing around the 4x4 which I assume is under them. My question is, How do I remove the aluminum casing? There is a peice on the bottom and top that will slide up and down, but the main casing peice goes...
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