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Fascia installation on a gable roof

I'm building a small Tiki bar in my backyard and already framed my gable roof at 3-12 pitch. All the rafters are plumb cut. On the front of the structure, the ridge beam protrudes out 4 feet. I want ...
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Finding angle to replace trim peice

I have a staircase with trim above the skirtboard. At the top of the stairs the horizontal piece has been removed where the diagonal meets the horizontal and I am left with a currently unknown angle ...
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Is the slow drain on my toilet sink due to sharp angled elbows?

I was wondering if just replacing those sharp angled elbows (see picture below) will solve the slow drain on my toilet sink. I've already take them apart and they are clean and clear, nothing blocking ...
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Brick support angle iron too tight to shingles to replace shingles

We have a front garage with bedroom over half of the garage, with brick facing. The brick support angle is right on top of the shingles and does not allow shingle replacement. Can the old shingles be ...
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Flared Skylight Shaft Framing

Any tips for framing out a skylight shaft that’s flared/slanted on all 4 sides? The roof is pitched, interior ceiling is flat. Where I am struggling is how to frame up the sides, no issue with getting ...
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Deck Beam end cut at angle

I've searched high and low and can't find an answer to this. Why are deck beams cut on an angle at the ends? Is it cosmetic? Is so no sharp corner sticking out? Does it have something to do with ...
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What is this kind of bracket called?

I would ideally like this buy the below bracket, but I can't find any reseller. Searching for angle bracket oval adjustable hole doesn't give anything similar, so I am guessing this kind of bracket ...
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How to make Handrail Transitions with Rotation?

We removed the old handrail that was not up to code and didn't reach the first step of the stairs as required. We have a traditional guardrail installed on one side and we are having difficulties ...
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Measuring angle before cutting?

According to the instructions, I have to make a 21.5 degree cut in a 2x4 piece of lumber. Here’s a screenshot of the instructions: My question: can this measurement be done without having to buy a ...
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How to cut the correct angle on transition strips

I just relaid my kitchen flooring using floating laminate. I am trying to figure out the best way to get these angles correct for a flush cut on the transition. If all else fails I'll cut to make it ...
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Tips to get (close to) accurate bevel angle by handsaw?

I'm trying to get a 20° bevel the length of the board (36"). I'm working on a scrap wood project. I've been on an "unplugged" kick lately & finding the extra physical effort of "by hand" to be ...
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Keeping a Threaded Pipe at 90 degrees

I recently demo'd a bathroom that was using a "rustic farmhouse" galvanized shelving unit. I took this unit off and was hoping to re-install. Ideally, the elbows would thread in so when they are ...
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How can I mount a composite rail kit on a ramp shallower than the brackets accommodate?

I recently purchase stair railing kits to install on a handicap ramp for my mother-in-law's home. The ramp angle is approx. 11 degrees. The install instructions for the kit, indicate they are usable ...
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Bandsaw cutting at weird angle

My bandsaw follow and cut a straight line, but vertically, it almost immediately shifts the bottom part to the left and cuts a weird angle where the cut i'm making on like a 10" tall block of foam ...
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Is a 7 degree slope for a roof too small in a rainy area?

I want to build a car port off my house. Due to window placement the highest part of the roof could only be 10 feet above ground. It will extend out 16 feet. If I want the low point of the roof to be ...
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Sink Angle Valve: Fully Open or closed Tiny Bit

I have a bathroom sink with angled faucet shutoff valves (they are around quarter turns). I closed them for repairs yesterday. After repairs, (1) should I leave the valves Fully Open, (2) or "Open ...
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Will the 3-4-5 method work for making a table support?

Instead of making a table support leg drop down vertically to the floor I wanted to make an angle (45 deg) support. If I measure "A" from the floor to the table top and measure from wall to the end ...
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Cut a severe taper (70 degrees) using a compound mitre saw

I want to cut a few hundred stakes from scrap 2x4 lumber. The stakes would be 4ft long, and have a 70 degree taper at the end. The most efficient method I can think of for cutting the tapers would be ...
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How to calculate length of roof sides when distance across is known? a2 +b2 = c2?

I am building an A-frame PVC greenhouse. I plan to make the pitch 45 degrees for each side. I have a 10 foot gap across from each side of the wall. How do I calculator the exact length of each half ...
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How accurate does corner angle measurement on crown moulding need to be?

How accurate does angle measurement on crown moulding corners actually have to be? What I am saying is say compare a manual angle finder that has 1 degree increments vs a typical digital one that ...
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How to figure the angle to drill from an above ground carport to basement next to it?

Okay, so not the best drawing below (The wall between basement + 1st floor, and carport, should have been depicted as thicker for this illustration, for one)... .... However I need to drill a hole ...
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relocating weird angled pipes for bathroom sink

I recently wanted to upgrade my bathroom vanity and the new one has drawers, so my pipes need to come straight out from under my sink. The drawn image is what my old vanity looks like with the ...
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Cutting marble tile w/ an angle grinder

As the title states I'm resorting to cutting my marble tiles with an angle grinder. The grinder and the blade are brand new. I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a wet table saw since all I'm ...
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Cut 45 degree angle iron

Hey how do I cut 45 degree angle iron to join them, I used my chop saw but they dont fit? I can send some pictures of the cuts
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Is there a proper name for this kind of toothed disk?

I'm building a piece of furniture with an adjustable part and would like to use a toothed disk similar in concept to the examples show below. Before having it custom made, I am searching for a ...
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How do I find the angles for baseboard on an outside stair stringer?

I'm installing baseboard on the outside of a staircase in my home. The staircase doesn't have an open stringer, and the height of my baseboard has created a really interesting angle at the bottom of ...
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Can my pex line freeze if I use 90 degree elbow connectors?

I'm installing a sillcock outside my house and I'm trying to create a drainable line so it won't freeze in the winter. Here's the setup from the outside in: This entire run is located through a ...
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Do I need to angle/pitch pex tubing for draining in the winter?

I've never installed any plumbing before, but I'm going to try to install an outside faucet/sillcock because it seems fairly simple. The only interesting part is that the pex tubing will be run under ...
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