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reviewed Close How do I connect metal hole and material loop
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reviewed No Action Needed Why is a steel security door safe if they can break the glass, slide their hand in, and unlock the door?
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comment How can I get a shock from a circuit when the breaker is off?
Just ran across this. Needs more love.
Apr
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reviewed Looks OK Smoke alarms go off in the middle of the night for no apparent reason and then is fine
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comment Will 2x6 cedar be ok for monkey bar rails?
You're neglecting the twist as well. These are monkey bars, which people swing from. Joist hangers aren't designed for torsional loading. Bolts of a sufficient size would support the shear, but in general, screws of common types are considered to be too brittle to support a shear. As for board strength, you are correct. All one can do is take the nominal data. Unless you suggest that OP put each board through testing, and likely destroy them in the process, there's not much you can do about that.
Apr
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comment Will 2x6 cedar be ok for monkey bar rails?
I'm talking about how you attach the ends of the beams to the supporting structure. Screws will be too brittle, and unable to support the shear force at the end connections. Joist hangers can't support the bending moment at the ends. (The tendency for the top of the beam to pull away when bending into a U shape under load)
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answered Will 2x6 cedar be ok for monkey bar rails?
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answered Can wood floors be refinished half a room at a time?
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comment Laminate flooring in multi-width bathroom
I really recommend against laminate in a wet environment. This stuff is essentially made out of sawdust and glue. When it gets wet, it will swell up and buckle. You need to consider vinyl or ceramic tiles.
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reviewed Reviewed Did the plumber hook up my water heater backwards?
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comment What kind of board can span 16 ft for a wall pergola
@ShimonRura If the insurance company doesn't want to pay a claim, they can start asking for permits and inspection reports. Then deny everything for unauthorized work.
Apr
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comment Does bare drywall need to be primed before painting?
If I could upvote more than once I would. ALWAYS PRIME DRYWALL!!!
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comment What kind of board can span 16 ft for a wall pergola
I started an answer, and the numbers got big. Live Load is 5.33 PSF for Wisteria, and snow load in Woodstock Il. is 25 psf. So we're looking at a total live loading of this roof of nearly 2000 pounds. So I'm not going to finish my answer, as the DANGER WILL ROBINSON flag is waving. This is exactly the sort of project that gets amateurs in trouble. It SEEMS simple enough, and then it becomes really complicated. For a couple hundred dollars, consult an engineer, and get a permit drawing done. You're risking losing your insurance.
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reviewed No Action Needed How can I remove residue left from peel and stick tiles?
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reviewed No Action Needed Should I set wood fence posts in quikrete with no supplemental water?
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reviewed Reviewed I changed my thermostat, not my heat does not work… help!