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  1. Weather stripping too tight

    Windows and Doors
    Hi, One of my exterior doors had some weather stripping installed subsequent to it being painted and re-fitted. Since that stripping went in, the door feels far too tight when opening and requires a good amount of force with my shoulder to get it closed sometimes. Here are a couple pics -...
  2. Cement & adverse weather

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Crazy Colorado weather. I poured 4 ft. deep, 10 inch diameter piers for a pergola on Sunday - 95 degrees, 60's at night. Monday afternoon, temp dropped to the 70's/50's at night. I came home from work to 5 inch hail drifts covering the piers, with 4 inches of standing water & hail on top of...
  3. Re-tarring Roof In Early Spring

    Hi, There is a small section at the front of my house that's about 250 sqft. This section has a tar roof that's starting to get older. I've had a couple of small leaks that I repaired about 6 months ago but I'm looking to put a new layer of tar on just to prevent it from getting worse. I've...
  4. hello from PEI, Canada

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm new to this forum, but it looks interesting and one can never learn too much. I'm in eastern Canada, and have been doing woodworking for about 30 years. It is mostly self-taught and I do mostly cabinetmaking. I've come up with a new invention to help my fellow woodworkers transport...
  5. Exterior Painting - Weather - When is it too hot to paint?

    We are going to paint the trim on our house. We live in New Orleans, and the temperatures right now are in the mid to high 90's every day. Also, it is very high humidity and it goes down to the 70's at night. Consumer Reports recommends exterior painting only in temperatures of 60-85. So...