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Feb
5
comment Fixing Animal Entry at the Roofline
If I can reach in to do this comfortabley, it might be the easiest, because all of the cuts can be straight cuts! I can pre-cut the plug and use it to mark where the stucco should be removed. Removing the blocking board permanently would make any animals feel less secure because they aren't hiding behind it.
Feb
5
comment Fixing Animal Entry at the Roofline
Suppose I took the blocking board out permanently? (Is it necessary in the final solution?) In cutting boards to exactly fit the hole, I assume you mean the hole in the wall. Would it make sense to chip away some of the stucco to make a straighter and cleaner edge for the wooden "plug" to fit into? I may be able to secure the plug to what looks like a rabbeted edge at the bottom. (I didn't look close enough to see if thats Z-flashing or wood.) I guess if I close the wall, leaving a little hideaway that an animal might find deep under the eave is not a big deal.
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revised Wood Choice for Strength in Shear and Tension Along Grain
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May
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comment Wood Choice for Strength in Shear and Tension Along Grain
I am considering that. There is a problem that the driveway is sloped in a direction such that the post I mentioned has to rise up (along with the bottom of the gate!) when the gate is opened. (I don't know what they were thinking when they put all this together :( )
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Oct
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comment U.S. NEC on adding wires in a finished ceiling
@Tester101 - that's very helpful. Thanks.
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Oct
20
comment U.S. NEC on adding wires in a finished ceiling
Yes, there is a very large living space (a single "great room") above. If it's built the same way as in the picture, I figure it is just joists.
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revised How does this 50 year old shower valve work?
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comment How does this 50 year old shower valve work?
This is a US installation. I'd rather not have to replace it. It doesn't look broken, so I'd rather understand how it works. But the other side of the wall is accessible in a finished room. I was able to get it together with a big O-ring as a compression washer, but it still dripped. I took it apart and haven't been able to repeat that feat. It's odd that there is no valve stem seal, either, and some of the drip is coming out around the stem.
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