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  1. Windows and Doors
    I have single-hung windows in my apartment. In all of them there are large gaps between the fixed upper part and the moving lower part of the window on either side towards the frame. It's due to these weird L-shaped cutouts on the bottom edge of the upper fixed part of the window. I've attached...
  2. Painting
    i was wondering if painting regular SPF lumber with outside enamel paint and then protecting it with aluminum flashing will make it weatherproof significantly longer. i want to build my window frame box of 2x lumber but i'm not supposed to use PT cause PT reacts with aluminum badly, supposedly...
  3. Building & Construction
    I have an existing shed on my property that I would like to convert to a studio space. My first concern is that the original builder installed the siding directly onto the wall studs, without any felt/tyvek, sheathing or flashing. The interior walls have drywall installed already on them. Is...
  4. Building & Construction
    my shed foundation/slab is completely flush with the ground around it and, to make a long story short, it is not possible to dig a small ditch around to take runoff water away (to preemptively eliminate related suggestions). currently, i have sheathing hung on it but not housewrap nor siding...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello. I have a wood fence that rubs on the side of my house, and is extremely loud. I have been thinking about fastening the post to the house, but that requires me to go through our vinyl siding. I do understand that the vinyl needs room to expand and contract (make a bigger hole than the...
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