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  1. Building & Construction
    Building a home in the arctic. See photo. Will have several feet of snow, winter temps to -30 F. Home is 24x40. Roof is 24x48, there is a 24x8' porch under the roof that will be open air. Continuous scissor trusses all 48', all the same at 5/12 pitch, with plywood sheathing and metal roof...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hello friends, i really thank in advance for this community and is a treasure. I started out building a deck, now i am planning to build a screen in porch on some portion, and so far deck framing is ready. I would really like your suggestions in my approach. Also please refer to the deck diagram...
  3. Building & Construction
    I’m planning to enclose my open porch to turn it into a 3-season or 4-season room. I live in Minnesota where the frost heaves are nasty. The porch is already enclosed on (almost) 3 sides and there is a roof. The problem is the fourth, unenclosed side. I have 8” to work with to attach ledger...
  4. Building & Construction
    First time poster here. I have what appears to be some rot on the edges of the boards on my deck. Is there anyway to "plug up" these holes, or do the entire planks need to be replaced at this point? I've attached two pictures with the problem areas circled in red. Thanks for your time.
  5. General DIY Discussions
    We had a concrete pad poured and built a retaining wall around it but now wanting to put railing around it with our baby getting bigger and older running around on the concrete it is a big fall off the retaining wall. We are looking to put railing around the pad we would like it on the retaining...
  6. Insulation
    I have a 1900's home in Minnesota that has an attached enclosed porch. The porch area also includes an area that was designed to be a pantry on the one end of it. Most of the area under the porch and the pantry have a dirt floor crawl space under them, however there is a 8' x 6' x 6' area in the...
  7. Building & Construction
    We've just moved in to this rental. It has a 15 x 5 metre porch on the back. This photo is of one end. We are slowly tidying up the stuff temporarily dumped on the porch. Where the little workbench is on the right, we'd like a screen or partition to hide the work/gardening area from the...
  8. Building & Construction
    I have a home from the 1900's that has an attached back porch. I am looking at replacing the old tongue and groove floor and floor joists. My concerns are with the existing 2X4 joist and the larger 2X6 joists that were modified to fit the area. There is a block foundation wall and a sill plate...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    Hello. I am building a screened in porch on the back of my two-story house, and trying to determine which roof type will work the best. I will be doing a metal roof so can get by with a shallower pitch. 15x20 deck (20' along house) Shed roof style is where I was going at first, but leaves me...
  10. Painting
    Hi All! I have a front-door and sidelights made out of sapele and I've decided to clear-coat everything but the trim, and paint that white to match the house aesthetic. The question is: Do I paint the brickmould white AND the mull-posts OR do I just paint the brickmould. The first picture is...
  11. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi all! I had been feeling a couple cracks with Great stuff in a door installation over some bluestone. This is my first time using great stuff. Didn't realize it would be so messy. I had a mister bottle and some rags but some residue from the great stuff got on the bluestone. Tried spraying it...
  12. Building & Construction
    Hi all, this is a continuation of a project I've had a couple questions about and people have been very helpful with, but I wanted to start a new thread since it's a specific issue. I have a new porch that was built a couple weeks ago and it's 4 in below the old threshold come which is wood...
  13. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi All: I've been posting about my saga of getting a new porch built on my historical home. I posted yesterday about distance from porch to threshold and y'all were super helpful. Everything was going well until my contractor failed the pre-pour inspection (I didn't even know this was a...
  14. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi All: I have this porch (BELOW) getting demo'd and it has lead-painted (deteriorating paint that is flaking) railings. I want to minimize lead paint/dust/chips during demos and will be laying down some plastic sheeting and just wrapping sheeting around it when it gets moved. The contractors...
  15. Building & Construction
    I'm trying to brick-match this white-painted brick chimney for a porch project (before and after painting pics at link--previous owner painted them). At the top, the bricks look like common red modular bricks but as you can see at the bottom of the chimney they look almost like they're...
  16. Insulation
    I am closing on my first home this Tuesday. (I am new to DIY projects so please excuse my lack of knowledge!) The house has a screened in porch but I noticed their are 'gaps' between the ceiling & wall. Please see the picture below. I want to "fill in the gaps" so I can prevent bugs & insects...
  17. Building & Construction
    Hey y'all! I've been looking into the possibility of adding a roof to my back deck and maybe eventually turning it into a screened-in porch. I was looking at the supports on our current deck and realized the deck extends past the supports by a couple feet. In other words, the deck supports...
  18. Building & Construction
    Bought this old house a few years ago and slowly been updating everything and fixing sloppy work from the past 50 years. I'm just wondering what I can do with this concrete porch. At first I was thinking of turning it into a mudroom because the porch needs torn down before it falls down (look at...
  19. General DIY Discussions
    I am getting water in my basement which is directly under my front porch. This happen when we get heavy rain. *sorry the attachments are sideways, not sure why that happened* My deck floor is made out of pressure treated wood (see Front Porch attachment). I'm not sure what is underneath it...
  20. General DIY Discussions
    Hi All, I am replacing a rotted out front porch column and was hoping someone might be able to assist me in determining what these 1x4 decorative boards are called. It looks like the 4x4 post is encased in these trim boards. I am normally pretty good about "Googling" my way to the correct...
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