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    Re: Cheap probe camera

    Oh, and do you need a camera, or just a scope. Harbor Freight has pretty cheap scopes
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    Re: Cheap probe camera

    Does one NEED anchor bolts and shear walls under a porch??? Confused (not a new phenomenon)
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    Re: Cheap probe camera

    Problem with probe cameras in exterior walls is insulation.
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    Re: ZIP wall sheathing

    Must have rained before they got the roof on, if swelling is what happened. Rain on the outside surface shouldn't have gotten to the OSB
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    Re: Center Match Cedar Problem

    Looks like oxidized cedar with non-oxidized stripes from the sticking. My first instinct is an oxalic acid based brightener - tested on material not yet on the wall.
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    Re: Painting composite decking?

    How much does that product move with heat? Most expand a lot. You'd need a 100% acrylic paint to move with the decking, and that paint would be too soft to stand up to foot traffic.
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    Re: Need help framing portico

    What those guys said. The footprint is already to big in proportion to the rest of the house
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    Re: Quick books from multiple locations

    And AFAIK, two people cannot operate on a QB file at the SAME TIME. You can share the company file, but you have to play nice. Take turns. Put it back where you found it.
  9. Re: Flashing for veener stone around door

    It works either way as long as there is a proper shiplap above where the flashing is outboard of the WRB.
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    Re: Resurface ceiling with 1/4"?

    You need to find out if its asbestos. If it is left in place, even covered, it is a condition that has to be disclosed.
  11. Re: Custom hood with massive corbels question ???

    Design looks too plain to me too. See if client will go for detailing like these:
    http://www.osbornewood.com/mission-corbels.cfm?
    If so a hollow assembly with veneer plywood and corner trim would...
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    Re: wood sealing product

    CPES (Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer) Google it.
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    Re: Stanley (New Const) Windows ?

    I kept the manufacturer list in my reference files. Here you go
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    Re: Stanley (New Const) Windows ?

    If you have a sticker, it will have a manufacturer's code on there. Search for window manufacturers codes or AAMA codes and you'll come up with the list.
    Then, looking at the rating on the sticker,...
  15. Re: Deck framed with clear heart cedar?...really?

    Ah, you are a kind man, Dutch. Many of us did a few moonlight jobs as young'uns.
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    Re: Common wall above roofing

    Firecode. Rated property line walls must meet fire rated roof structure or extend above the roof plane. 30", not 3" is what I'm used to, though. Philly may have a local variation on the theme.

    AND...
  17. Re: Deck framed with clear heart cedar?...really?

    IMHO, young architect. Read about clear heart cedar in a code book. Had no clue about its limited structural capacity. Had no clue that you can't get a true, clear heart structural member without...
  18. Re: bringing exterior fir back to stain grade

    At this point, experiment with a water soluble stripper followed by a medium pressure power wash.
    If that doesn't work, hire somebody to do CO2 blasting
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    Re: water proofing sill plate

    Urethane deck waterproofing - as used on pedestrian or traffic decks: spray applied. Then an EPS insulation/protection board with the base of wall flashed out over the board.

    You'll probably have...
  20. Re: Min. stair landing to riser or nosing?

    a to d - based on some specifics about allowed intrusions into required stair clearances that (used to?) show up in the commercial building code and/or NFPA 101 (if that is still in existence).
    But...
  21. Re: Soundproofing for confidential investigations

    For a specific result you will need the services of an acoustical engineer. Period. Any other approach is just guesswork.
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    Re: Steel to wood attachment.

    I think:
    1. The stair needs to be located indoors and not in any direct sunlight. Expansion of either material will eventually cause the bond to fail
    2. If you try to lift it after...
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    Re: questions on kitchen range hoods

    I concur about the gunk-ability. That's why I conditioned my recommendation with "accessible". A good design would have the ability to get to the damper and maintain/replace it. I put mine in a...
  24. Re: Preventing car exhaust making its way into a living space

    I've become a fan of ccspf, in a 2"-2.5" single pass as providing the most bangs for the buck. After that ocspf, compressed fill, or batts, depending on how much insulation PERFORMANCE one is after
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    Re: questions on kitchen range hoods

    #18 S Joisey:
    Yes, there are commercial ones and no, the don't turn inside out with a strong backdraft. (The backdraft will never get that strong and the force to collapse it and turn it into a ball...
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