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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hello Everyone! I’m new here and like my name says, DIY home projects scare me. On the other hand, I’m not a slouch when it comes to using a hammer/building stuff, I just don’t want to mess something up on my house! The story: My wife and I bought our first home together a few months ago and...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I am trying to replace wood that has rotted. Basically, I want to figure out if the pillars are load bearing. At first look, it seems like the pillars have to be load bearing as the porch roof juts out from the house. However, the construction of pillars makes me think they are perhaps not...
  3. Carpentry
    Hello everyone, I've been flipping a house for the past year by myself and I've finally made my way to updating the porch. I'm currently installing an 8" PVC Fypon Wrapped Column on the corner of my concrete porch. I have the 4x4 already installed. I've discovered that my porch corner has...
  4. Building & Construction
    A few days ago I started tearing my 90-year-old front porch apart to rebuild it almost entirely from scratch. 90 years had not been kind to the untreated lumber! I was surprised to pry a 1x8 off of the first column I was removing and discovering that the square box was hollow -- the column was...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hopefully this is a stupid question, but my garden hose is not plumbed behind the water softener, but rather the water that comes from the spicket is softened just like the rest of the water in the house. I have been mixing concrete for new porch footers and it just dawned on me that salt +...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hello all, This is my first post here, please be gentle. :) I am considering buying a home in Saint Paul MN that was built in 1907. We have already made an offer which has been accepted and we have completed inspection, but we are considering backing out because the inspection brought to...
  7. Building & Construction
    We have decided to remove our support posts (4x4's) and railing on our front porch and replace the columns with 8x8 columns and no railing to give the porch a more open feel. We would like to remove the 8 columns currently there (6 along the front and 2 at the rear of the porch) and only use 4...
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