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  1. Roofing/Siding
    EDIT: It's cedar clapboard, with 4" showing. I've noticed that the guys doing rot repair on my house have noticed a couple things that are different from how they do things. None of the clapboard joins have any flashing underneath them. None of the clapboards put up have been hand-primed on...
  2. Windows and Doors
    Our windows are approx 25 yo Pella crank outs. Some weren't moving smoothly, so I lubricated joints and tightened screw connections. This helped most of the windows. However, in two windows I found the screw connecting a stabilizer arm to the frame was completely loose. In the other windows the...
  3. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I started on what I thought would be a pretty surface level renovation and found a couple of issues. 1) Found that a toilet had been leaking for a while. I removed everything which seemed to be mush but uncovered some limited damage to the subfloor and one joist. a) The tile on the floor...
  4. 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...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    I have a house that is about 150 years old. It is a brick house and has a flat front porch that is stone. It also has a add on which is my dining room. It has a flat roof. Main house is shingles and the two flat roofs were some kind of flat roof stuff. I got a quote for the flats. It was like...
  6. General DIY Discussions
    [Not sure in what forum this might belong. Sorry for the very long explanation but I think it is necessary to fully explain the situation.] This year, I moved to a new house with a shop. The shop is a somewhat unique construction in that it is built wood frame on concrete foundation with...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    The siding above our garage and porch is rotting near the roof-line (see photos). Both areas never get sun, which I think caused or exacerbated it. I researched replacing the boards but it's beyond my ability to do a good job. (On a scale of 1 to 10 my DIY skill level is about a 3.) I...
  8. Carpentry
    Hi there and thanks for your help. I have inherited a few hundred dollars worth of wooden siding. It was previously painted before being stored under a deck for many years (not sure how many!). There were lots of woodlouse & spiders, but the area was dry as the deck above was covered with a...
  9. Building & Construction
    My house is suffering from damage brought on by very poor landscape grading, design and years of neglect. I will include as many pictures as I can to help my descriptions. Looking for input and ideas regarding my plan. I'll check in occasionally with updates. Here's the scenario. There is a...
  10. Building & Construction
    Sistering 170 yr. old Basement Beams with a Bowed ceiling I have about 20 170 year old beams in my basement that I want to sister. With a 2 x 8 on each side. The old beams are big old growth...
  11. Building & Construction
    I'm replacing a rotting sill plate. I've done this before, no problems. In this case, however, the sill plate rotted because the stem wall ends at ground level, thus obvious leaking problems occurred. The ground here is not higher than elsewhere around the house. If I try to dig six inches...
  12. Building & Construction
    The house: Two-story colonial, roughly 25' x 25' square, with one-story addition attached on back yard side. Front of house has 1-wythe of brick, from grade to eaves. Conventional gable roof, ridge of roof is parallel to the front of house. Roof is 1/4" slate. One side of house has concrete...
  13. Windows and Doors
    How can I fix this, I had tried Wood filler after cleaning the rot wood out of the way and that didn't go too well. I also want to pervert this from happening again. The frame has a design as you can see in the pictures. Home depot said I gotta cut it myself for the design. I got no experience...
  14. Insulation
    My recently-purchased 1949 one-story ranch has a crawl space with untreated sill plate resting on top of a somewhat wavy (in places) foundation wall. There's tar paper or something like that between the wood and concrete. Because the top of the foundation isn't perfectly flat, there are large...
  15. Carpentry
    I just got the kitchen back together after gutting to the studs and now need to tackle this window issue. The house was built in early '30s. While pulling a window shut in one of the bedrooms, the bottom broke loose due to some pretty severe rot. The only window experience I have is writing a...
  16. Windows and Doors
    I want to cut out the rot at the bottom of my patio door frame (not sure that is the term - it is the center "beam" of a hinged door), but it measures 2.0" x 2.25" and I am not sure the best way to replace that. I thought about joining three 1xs to get the 2.25", but three pieces of wood...
  17. Carpentry
    Being newbie home owners of our first new house we had a paver patio installed with steps leading to our bay doorwall. The steps started to sink revealing some wood rot behind a couple of bricks so we started taking apart only to find an ungodly amount of rot. We have no idea how to repair this...
  18. Roofing/Siding
    I don't know which to tackle first. My gutters sag in the middle, some have come away from the studs, water leaks all over the place. I've paid 3 contractors who didn't fix the problems. What soffit vents exist, are partially covered by external trim and while investigating in the attic, the...
  19. Carpentry
    I inherited a house last fall, and I am finally able to start fixing things. I have a background in contracting & subcontracting, so suffice to say this won't be my first rodeo, but i'm running into an enormous problem, every time i walk through the front door. the threshold, sill, and front...
  20. Building & Construction
    Hello, I need to repair or replace a rotten rim joist on my house and have posted pics below. Assuming I get rid of what caused the rot in the first place, I have three questions about my options to fix the rotten board: 1. Given the board is not completely rotted through (it is rotten up to...
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