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  1. Building & Construction
    So I am building a deck, and I have a point where a post, the deck beam, and a joist all meet together as shown in the (crude) drawing attached. What would be the appropriate fasteners to use in this case? I can notch the post if needed. Thanks
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am trying to secure a floating mantle shelf over a brick fireplace wall. I used 2 3/4" 3/16 tapcon screws to secure the strip of wood to a brick wall but the wood strip did not hold securely The tapcon 3/16" screws called for a 5/32 mortar bit hole which I used, but when I drilled the...
  3. Building & Construction
    I suspect this might be a very silly or obvious question, but what would be the best method to attach a very thin piece of aluminum sheeting to say a bracket or another piece of aluminum? Would you just use a short bolt and nut or is there some specialized fastener that works better. I'm sure my...
  4. Building & Construction
    I'm having trouble finding the right fastener for putting cement board on 20 gauge steel studs. The surface will be for tile. My understanding is I should use something like #6 1-5/8 or at least #8 1-1/4 hi-low spade point or self-tapping fine thread preferably with "nibs" under the head and...
  5. Carpentry
    I read a couple of comments about new stairs construction but can't seem to find the threads now so I will ask here. I am wondering what might be the best kinds of glue to attach the treads and risers (red oak) to Doug Fir stringers. I was planning to use about 2 1/2" galvanized finish nails for...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Live in SF Bay Area (CA) in an Eichler-style house built with a low-sloped, hot roof and no insulation. The existing roof system is composed of (top to bottom) tar & gravel roofing, celotex fiber board, and 3”x 6” exposed ceiling beams placed 24” OC. Plan to re-sheath the beams, add insulation...
  7. Building & Construction
    I am looking for opinions on the best type, design, & fastener scheme for outdoor decks in humid areas, such was we have in Hawaii. We are debating whether to go with trex, cedar, or (?) and whether to try concealed fastener systems or go with exposed stainless type screws. Many jobs in our area...
  8. Building & Construction
    I'm trying to find a fastener to attach a grab bar in my Mom's bathroom. The construction is 3/8" ceramic tile over 1/2" drywall. The complication is that there's only 1/2" clearance between the drywall and the masonry wall behind. Plus I already drilled 7/16" holes for toggle bolts before...
  9. Carpentry
    All, In the next couple of weeks I am going to be remodelling a walk-in closet and a pantry, and would like to create a system something similar to what the big companies offer using pre-drilled panels and the cam-style knock down fittings. Unfortunately none of the pre-fabbed systems will...
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