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Nov
5
comment Hardware (clamp and/or spacers) to mount a horizontal pipe to a roof?
I suppose, though...now that I think about it a bit more, I could use the pipe flange, then 6" pipe, then a flange on top, and then screw wood to the flange so that I could then screw a clamp to the wood to hold the bard. A little bit of a work-around but could work...
Nov
5
comment Hardware (clamp and/or spacers) to mount a horizontal pipe to a roof?
Thanks for the answer. The awning frame will be rectangular with fittings. I then need to take the horizontal bar and somehow clamp it to something that is then attached to the roof. I think these ideas would work if I was attaching perpendicular poles, but not clamping it horizontally.
Nov
4
comment Hardware (clamp and/or spacers) to mount a horizontal pipe to a roof?
@Tester101 I did find those online, but those brackets appear to be proprietary to the awning system and those brackets cost more than what I'm spending on this entire thing. :)
Nov
4
comment Hardware (clamp and/or spacers) to mount a horizontal pipe to a roof?
...Hence the need to try and get some spacers in there above the eave line if at all possible. The top pipe is part of the awning system, so is needed to attach the tarp to.
Nov
4
comment Hardware (clamp and/or spacers) to mount a horizontal pipe to a roof?
Thanks for the answer. It's 'temporary' in that it will be there until it falls down. :) I shouldn't have an affect on the roof's integrity assuming I can use proper mounting brackets (hence the question). Not too worried about leaks, as these would be properly flashed and sealed and likely mounted on the 'eaves side' anyways. I can't mount to the wall under the eaves as I'd lose too much height to allow for proper slope (plus I lose access to the gutters for easy cleaning)...
Nov
4
comment Hardware (clamp and/or spacers) to mount a horizontal pipe to a roof?
We maybe get a half inch of snow a year that lasts, at most, for a few hours. No ice. Leaves, yes, but that's a given. Worse case scenario, I'm out a few bent pipes and a ripped tarp. It's a low cost way to get some dry space outside for a while until we can built a proper storage unit on the property.
Nov
4
asked Hardware (clamp and/or spacers) to mount a horizontal pipe to a roof?
Nov
4
comment What is this called (adjustable angle pipe footplate)?
Thanks. I have found a few options under that term. Alas, they seem few and far between. Are these just an uncommon product?
Nov
4
asked What is this called (adjustable angle pipe footplate)?
Nov
4
comment Do I have studs on my plaster and lath wall around/above fireplace?
The catch is the viewing angle is terrible above the fireplace--unless the room is huge enough that you're seated quite a ways back. Of course, if the room is that huge, there's likely a better location for the TV.
Oct
30
comment How would a professional flash this?
@benrudgers I agree. We build a lot of ugly houses with impractical roof lines in this country. My favorite quote about how to tell if an architect designed a house was from a local architect we hired. He said "look at the roof line...if an architect designed the house, the roof is a major focus and was given though early in the process. If not, the entire roof is an afterthought of bizarre dormers and abutments."
Oct
30
comment What type of refrigeration is recommend in a cabin with sub-freezing temperatures?
I'm wondering if you could have a thermostat controlled outlet. So when it's 40 degrees or below, it cuts power to the fridge so it's not running. Granted, that means you'd need a separate fridge and freezer as they'd be set to separate temps.
Oct
30
comment How would a professional flash this?
@benrudgers IMHO, a 'professional' would never design a roof's slant to abut a vertical service in the first place. :)
Oct
30
answered How would a professional flash this?
Oct
30
answered How much volume is lost after compacting 3/4" crushed stone?
Oct
30
comment What type of refrigeration is recommend in a cabin with sub-freezing temperatures?
I'm still a little unclear on why you'd have a fridge running in the first place in the winter in an unheated cabin. As it wouldn't needto run in sub-freezing temps (it'd be cold enough inside the fridge that it shouldn't kick on), you should be OK. I imagine it's the border-line temps that would actually be more of an issue. Can you unplug it for the season?
Oct
30
comment How can I make an exterior door?
Fine Homebuilding had a detailed article on building an exterior door about a year ago. Maybe check the online archives.
Oct
30
comment What type of refrigeration is recommend in a cabin with sub-freezing temperatures?
I'm curious about the use-case here. Are you not in the cabin during the winter but have food that needs refrigeration at that time? Note that a fridge can't warm anything, so if it's below freezing, the food is likely frozen as well.
Oct
30
comment What type of bolt has a shoulder portion above and unthreaded region below threads?
If you bought it new, for what you paid for it, they should send you a replacement bolt.
Oct
29
comment Do I have to worry about condensation on plywood over rigid foam insulation in the attic?
You normally insulate the attic floor (vented cold roof) or the rafters (unvented hot roof). Not both. If you're fully insulating the attic floor, there's not much to gain (if anything) insulating the rafters.