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The proper solution to this problem is good carpentry: Remove the cracked blocking board with a reciprocating saw. Cut new boards to exactly fit the hole, reshaping any surrounding wood as necessary to ensure a nice, tight fit with the new boards. (Do you see how nice and tight the existing sheathing is? That's what you want to aim for.) Because you are ...


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The simplest and most secure repair to keep pests out is to use 1/8 - 1/4 inch hardware cloth sold at any hardware store or building supply warehouse. The smaller the opening the more critters it will keep out. The hardware cloth is made of galvanized wire the size is measured by the opening size (1/4 inch is how big each opening is). Purchase 8 inches more ...


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We've got several things going on here: This is a ridge-mounted, Slant-Back Roof Vent -- it's used to ventilate Attic air to the outside. It should not be used for double-duty for a Bath Fan exhaust. Warm moist Bathroom air will condensate on its underside and can cause moisture damage & mold on the roof sheathing. As a Slant-Back Vent, the original ...


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I don't have the money for that so I actually found it like you would find a leak in a car tire.I got a spay bottle of water and dish soap and spayed where I thought it might be then went inside and blew air at that point while my daughter looked for air bubbles. She marked where the soap bubble was . I patched it. If you have a sheetrock ceiling like I do ...


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I'm guessing that the root of the issue isn't so much the joint as the drainage profile being wrong. It looks like the greenhouse was a later addition on what used to be an open deck (that would have been sealed and drained either with a floor drain or scuppers. The cement capping on the top of the wall is crowned, but the greenhouse walls are attached ...


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First you will need to clean both areas; I would want to use a Latex compound so it will last longer. If you fill the low area and seal the crack above the blue box it should start dripping on the edge. Next to the brick I would a triangle shaped fill with the edge being 2-3” to the window at least an inch or 2" tall, 2” would be better. This would let the ...


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Here is a great video of a great implementation of a great idea: What if you take it to the extreme and wrap your entire house in a greenhouse? Family wraps home in greenhouse to warm up Stockholm weather (youtube) The average temperature in Stockholm in January is -3°C (27°F). For Marie Granmar and Charles Sacilotto it can be much warmer thanks to ...


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I ran a main bath vent to a roof vent for many years after finding the duct terminated in a previously unvented attic. I simply hung the end of the flex duct up under the vent, and did not seal it in any way. It worked fine, and was certainly an improvement over the earlier configuration, with the following caveats: You will see moisture accumulation on ...


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Agree that effectively blocking off an existing roof vent is not a good idea for the long term health of the roof. In my experience ventilation is often lacking in that regards already. Also the pipe should be as short as possible; the longer it is the colder it is at the end and the more water vapour will condense on the inside of the pipe rather than ...


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Low sloped roofs are problematic only when they get wet! (the water doesn't shed fast enough). What the roof contractor probably meant regarding flashing the valley was (I'm guessing) is if you re-roof it would install under the new shingles. Here is an easier and more successful suggestion which I have used with great results. If you'd rather defer a new ...


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I believe this article should give you some answers: http://www.sbcmag.info/article/2012/truss-storage In short, it all depends on how the trusses look after the time. The article says that they may be left out for a week max and then should be covered, but any time after that just comes down to what the current weather conditions have done to them.


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Consider a spray foam roof. This solves another problem you presumably have: how to insulate a floor-turned-into-a-roof. Spray foam at that level must be professionally applied. On top of the foam goes an elastomeric coating which keeps the foam protected from UV light, and granules which protect the coating. The DIY part may be preparing the roof, ...


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Well if you happen to be either extremely rich or a very clever engineer and a do it your self here is how I would recommend going about it. Structurally speaking Aluminium oxynitride or AlON is the best clear glass like matterial known to science. It is a ceramic composed of aluminium, oxygen and nitrogen. Think glass with the strength of aluminum. It ...



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