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  1. General DIY Discussions
    A friend of mine is redoing her garage into a hot glass studio. She wants to put up corrugated metal panels as the interior walls for fire purposes. She wants in insulate the walls-I am unsure on this. There will be kilns and a glory hole inside. These reach internal temperatures of...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hey Handy People! I've been dreaming of building my very own loft bed for years. I'm fairly handy, I've built things in the past, I've been in numerous shop classes, and I can follow directions quite well. However, my biggest obstacle here is understanding what weight pipe can support. I've...
  3. Insulation
    I would like to use rockwool insulation in a converted workshed. I plan to use R15 in stud walls with vapor barrier and sheet rock. I would like advice on the floor joists and ceiling joists. The floor joists will float over an existing concrete pad that gets moist in the winter. I will use 2x8"...
  4. Painting
    Hello, I am looking for some kind of coating that I can apply on some painted ornaments to make them last outside. Is there anything special for non-painted stainless steel? Thanks.
  5. Painting
    Hello All, My wife and I just bought our first home. We're lucky that we got one with a DECRA metal roof. I hear they are supposed to last forever. Unfortunately, my wife doesn't like the color (brownish red, like spanish tile) and wants to replace what I think is a perfectly good roof. Has...
  6. Metal Fabrication
    Good day all, I just had a flood in my basement where all the water was leaking into my window wells through the gap between the flanges and the foundation. Had a look at the window wells and they have become loose from the foundation. They are getting old so i am just gonna replace them...
  7. Blog
    How do I know it is time to replace my roof? Depending on the type of roof you currently have, there are various signs you are in need of a roof replacement. Some tell-tale signs include: It has missing or broken shingles The shingles are bare, curling, or buckling The roof is very old or...
  8. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, I had our roof re-done by a GAF certified Master Elite roofer recommended by our neighbor back in 2013. The roof is leaking now and my neighbor who has exactly the same problem still prefers to go seek for help from the original roofer. However, the original roofer was kind of slow due to...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    I have just finished setting 20 aluminum 2x2 fence posts. The are not all exactly the same height. To cut them, my thought is a circular saw with metal blade. I do not have a reciprocating saw and i need these to be level so caps can go on. Would using the circular saw be best tool? Here...
  10. Windows and Doors
    I may have bent the metal forcefully with my door. It's 1.5" length. I tried pliers but made a small indentation and wasn't getting anywhere. Is there a tool or way to unbend it?
  11. Roofing/Siding
    I purchased a kit to build a pole barn from 84 Lumber assuming that I would get full plans and instructions on how to build a pole barn. My mistake! I built the structure easy enough and got the roof panels on however the metal detail is not like the metal that I can find anywhere on the...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    It's time to re-roof, and we're considering both metal shingles and asphalt shingles. We'd prefer metal, but they are more expensive. The first quote was from a company that does nothing but metal roofing. They regularly install metal shingles over the existing asphalt shingles, with a layer of...
  13. General DIY Discussions
    I'm looking for a simple bracket to mount a really heavy whiteboard on my cubicle wall. I know exactly what I want, but it doesn't seem to be out there. Can anyone help me find or maybe suggest how I could make without a metal bending break? The brackets should look something like this...
  14. General DIY Discussions
    Dear DIY experts: I was drilling 1" diameter hole in 4" thick concrete slab using concrete drill bit and Bosch corded hammer drill with SDS chuck. At some point the drill started vibrating strongly and then the drill bit got jammed - the chuck was spinning but the bit was not. After inspection...
  15. Metal Fabrication
    Here are some of my projects from the last couple weeks (welding stuff), the bottle tree is something a saw on the internet, supposedly bad spirits fly into the bottles at night trapping them until the sun rises and kills them. The zombie axe was for my son, he loves it, I made it from a piece...
  16. Building & Construction
    I found myself moved by the design of this steel base, with integrated standoff, for a wood post. With its concealed knife edge design, the amount of exposed base above the wood line is minimal. If anyone knows of a source for this item I'd be grateful to know of it (But it's probably something...
  17. Building & Construction
    I am in the midst of installing a garage door opener in a condo. The ceiling is drywalled so I used a stud sensor to locate the joists to put the lag screws into to support the motor unit. When I found the joist I cut out a small area of drywall so I could get the screw in centered on the...
  18. Roofing/Siding
    We have a 210 years old stone house with the original rafters and perlins. The house is 45 feet long and 20 feet wide and is two stories high. The roof has a straight ridgeline--nothing fancy. Two chimneys protrude through the roof. The front of the roof has individual metal shingles...
  19. Painting
    I have a wood shelf which consists of two long pieces of wood butted up against each other lengthwise. Over the years one of the pieces warped a little towards the middle, causing one of the pieces to dip a little below the other one, so today I attached a 1-1/2 by 1-1/2 metal mending plate to...
  20. Building & Construction
    I have an L bracket and I need to bend it to be 45 degrees instead of 90 degrees. How can I do this without some serious tools? The L bracket was not welded to be 90 degrees, it was bent. I also need to open up one of the holes on it. Can I do this with regular drill bits? Thanks.
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