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How do I install an exterior soffit vent?

How is this old vent in picture "A" attached? I will have to punch that out with a hammer. How will I attached the new vent if the flange is laying up and inside? Can I attach the new soffit vent ...
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Why is this dormer flashing causing a leak?

This roof was repaired about 6 years ago and is now slowly leaking when there is a heavy downpour. The leak is located close to the center point in between the outer wall and the dormer. It is ...
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How can I run wire rope around the corner of my railing with a turnbuckle?

I have a rooftop that looks like the following. I'll be using turnbuckles to connect each tube to the wire rope. The issue is: what do I do with the corner tubes? If I use the turnbuckles for the ...
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Install wire rope to several steel tubes?

We have 13 1.5" round steel tubes that go around a small area in our backyard Each tube has a small hole that crosses the tube. I'm including the basic design: I would like to use wire rope (or steel ...
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Hanging lights in holes in the front of roof line

We just moved into a new house (newly built) that has these holes all along the roof line I was wondering if it would be appropriate to attach something like these to the holes so that I could hang ...
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Missing Step & Kickout Flashing / Sinking Front Step (?)

What's the least intrusive way to install flashing where my roof intersects with a wall? Do I need to tear up a bunch of shingles or can simply attach the flashing with something on top of some roof ...
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best method to shield exposed horizontal roof beams

I'm looking for a good way to shield the tops of exposed horizontal beams. These are 4x12's that extend about 18" (cantilever) out from the bargeboards (gable end fascia). The main problem is that the ...
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Caulking/Sealant for Conduit Pipe on Roof?

I had a contractor come by my house recently to do AC maintenance for the unit located on my roof. While up there, he mentioned that the conduit pipes that carry the electrical wires were not rated ...
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Should I fill in 15-20 nail holes in my roof underlayment? If so, how?

I goofed right off the bat when installing shingles for my garden office roof. I forgot to trim the rake of the first shingle in the starter strip. The net result is that it wasn't aligned properly. ...
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When should I consider using Plastic Round Cap Roofing Nails?

I'm getting ready to shingle a roof for a shed/outdoor office and I'm confused on if/when I should use plastic round cap roofing nails: I haven't seen these used in any instructions (including the ...
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Repairing a gap under a eave.

Last night I heard scratching in the wall and upon investigation found that a squirrel had managed to knock loose a piece of wood (I assume as there was no covering to be found) in the eaves where one ...