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Jun
22
comment Do bump outs on colonial homes typically have gutters?
You typically have gutters where you need them. A 20 square foot bump-out roof may not need them. Depends on other factors (what's underneath, the climate, etc)
Jun
21
comment Using Fence as a retaining wall
Note that there are different grates of pre-treated lumber. In this case, you need to ensure you are going with ground-contact PT.
Jun
21
comment Using Fence as a retaining wall
@David I updated my answer. I noticed you had posted photos after I had originally answered.
Jun
21
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Jun
20
comment Pouring concrete, is it safe to add large rocks to increase volume?
This is correct assuming the earth drains well. I high-clay areas, you likely want to avoid below-grown timber all together.
Jun
20
comment Pouring concrete, is it safe to add large rocks to increase volume?
FWIW, a non-cemented a-frame supports (with screw ground anchors) is going to be much more stable than cemented vertical supports. Remember that a swingset has to take large lateral loads. I don't know how much cement you are using in the above, but you'll likely have to use quite a lot o make it stable.
Jun
16
comment How do i resurface my concrete patio?
It's the de-icing salt + freeze/thaw is often the problem. De-icing salt typically has chemicals other than salt that contributes to the problem. That said, spalling can also come from poorly set concrete. So there could be multiple root problems here.
Jun
15
comment What is the concept behind drywall studs?
wikipedia has this covered well: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_stud
Jun
15
comment Can you install a wall ontop of a travertine floor?
You can drill, or use a powder-actuated gun to drive nails in. The latter is more fun.
Jun
15
comment Can you install a wall ontop of a travertine floor?
You certainly can. You may really annoy the next owner that decides to remove the tile, but that's their problem. :)
Jun
15
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Jun
15
answered Is this tile installed correctly?
Jun
15
comment How do i resurface my concrete patio?
@user379468 probably. De-icing salt is bad for concrete. Avoid using it if you can. As for drainage, they are raised and designed to easily drain, but what will mostly matter is that your concrete is properly sloped in the first place.
Jun
15
answered How do I make carbon dioxide?
Jun
15
answered How can I convert a crawlspace to a basement?
Jun
15
answered How do i resurface my concrete patio?
Jun
13
answered How can I tell if there is brick behind plaster on a fireplace?
Jun
12
answered How do I protect and insulate a ceiling built against the roof?
Jun
12
answered Can I paint and polyurethane my plyfloor or does it have to be covered?
Jun
9
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