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The IRC covers roof assemblies briefly in Section R903 but it's not very specific. It does say (and this is a common theme throughout the IRC and virtually all building codes): Roof assemblies shall be designed and installed in accordance with this code and the approved manufacturer’s installation instructions such that the roof assembly shall serve to ...


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After several uses of drilling into concrete bits can become bent and misaligned. When this occurs the bit will actually spin in a eccentric pattern (it doesn't spin true). So you end up with a slightly wider opening. Tap-cons are very temperamental in that they won't grab if the opening is slightly larger. This drill bit warp is common for longer bits (4" ...


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Shop for 'masonry screw anchor' and 'machine screw anchor'. These are much more tolerant of slight dimensional inaccuracies. They come in a variety of styles designed for different applications. I used the lead-cylinder type when framing my finished basement and they hold a heavy door frame without shaking. I would not use epoxy or mortar because you have ...


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If purely decorative, plaster-of-Paris (aka gypsum paster) sets quickly, takes detail from molds well, and paints well. The brick link you provided is for "sun-dried mud brick" or "adobe" (more or less) - I suspect plaster would be at least as strong as that. Normal clay brick is kiln fired (your home oven won't do it, but odds are there's a potter or 3 in ...


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The point of a frost-free faucet is that it drains completely when not in use (the shutoff point is at the inner end of the assembly). Insulation should not be a concern, and probably won't accomplish much--copper is a very good conductor of heat, and the outside end is exposed to the elements regardless of any insulation on the pipe. Follow the general ...



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