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  1. Building & Construction
    I want to build an 8 x 20 foot freestanding pergola on an existing concrete patio base. I do not want to attach it to my house. I want to use 6 posts 8.5 feet tall. 6x6 posts. Will the Simpson post bases that uses 4 concrete sleeves to hold it to the concrete be sufficient to hold the posts...
  2. Building & Construction
    We want to install a 12’ x16’ pergola / patio cover along the side of our house in San Diego CA. Preference is attached vs freestanding since it is going to be adjacent to house the side of the house is currently stucco but we are changing it to stone veneer. We have already scraped off the...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hello, I have a rather large 20-year old wood Pergola (20 foot x 20 foot) attached to my house that is in need of serious repair. More than half of the wood is rotten. For some reason the original installers used custom size wood for the framing (posts are 8" x 8" x 12' posts that were milled...
  4. Building & Construction
    I have an existing bbq island made out of pavers with granite countertop. I would like to build a pergola that sits on the granite - any ideas on how to secure? Thanks
  5. Building & Construction
    I have dug around on the net and on this forum and have not seen much in the way of how to sandwich beams around the back corner post of a triangle shaped pergola. A square or rectangle pergola is easy since none of the posts have beams connecting from two different angles while in the same...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Hi, Newbie here... I have a 1000 square feet of backyard space that I would like to cover. There is a 2 and 3 story building on 2 sides that look directly down on my property so I get ZERO privacy. Thinking the best way to cover the entire are....ie...Pergolas, Roof, etc. Would love to covert to...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hey all. I'm building a deck and am going to add a pergola above it for a little shade and possibly some vines. My main concern is sagging in the beams and joists. Many thanks in advance for a little advice. Here's my plan: Pergola - 24' by 12' 6x6 PT posts on concrete footers (coming...
  8. General DIY Discussions
    I am considering a summer project of designing and making a patio and rediesigning my whole back yard, and I want to set goals and accomplish myself, yet, I have been told by many that I just ought to go get help from this local comapany: http://www.fixr.com/pergola-construction but any advice...
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