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How to reattach flashing to the fascia board on a gable?

This piece fell from the front of our house and I need to get up there to nail it back into place. I do okay on ladders just not sure if my idea will work: Fully extend the extension ladder and have a ...
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2x2 led fixture has 4 rows of led strips 2 of them flash. Why?

I work In a plant as maint. Electrician and I have 1 light fixtures out of hundreds that wants to flash. It's a 2x2 hi output LED or a Hi bay fixture. It has 4 strips of LEDs and the 2 in the ...
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How to flash bottom of exterior walls that butt up against cement curb

Our home has a cement curb on the rear portion of the house that butts up against the exterior sheathing. There is approximately a 1” gap between the sheathing and the curb. What is the best way to ...
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Flashing from recessed exterior door on concrete?

Old house, with poorly installed exterior door on top of renovated old garage which leads to deck. I'm installing a waterproofing system, and I could probably flash in almost every place but not sure ...
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Can this roof flashing membrane be glued back down?

New house, roof deck. Membrane (I think it's flashing) pulling away from the wall underneath the siding. I'm not certain what type of membrane it is, but it feels rubbery. Can I just glue it back down,...
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Best way to flash pvc deck frieze board to brick/concrete

I'm resurfacing a deck and installing a waterproofing spline between the deckboards called Dexerdry. The first board sits in routed 5/4 x 4 PVC which is fastened to the exterior of the house. A few ...
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How do I install flashing about an existing window?

I have two windows on one side of my house, with one directly above the other as pictured below. During rain storms, water rolls directly off the top one on to the bottom one. Water gets into the ...
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Measuring Jamb Depth for New Construction Windows

I am building a detached garage that is not going to be insulated, however I would like the option to insulate in the future if needed. Also, I am going to use 7/8" corrugated siding on the ...
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Hunter Sentinel LED Ceiling Fan/lights with remote: lights will just turn off then turn back on randomly

Installed 2 of them in separate rooms on separate circuits. After 10 minutes of the light being on (fan is off), the light will shut off and then immediately turn back on. I turned off the dimming ...
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How Should I Reuse or Replace this Ductless Lineset Cover?

Should I insist on a new line set for this ductless mini split replacement? How should I do the lineset cover given that the current setup can't be easily opened? The ductless mini AC at our Cabin ...
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What are the proper steps to replace a poorly installed dryer vent in an old flat roof in Phoenix?

The dryer vent extends from a utility wall in the center of the house directly up and through the roof. The current penetration is a simple hole with a dome screen topped by a vent hood. I believe ...
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Can rough paint texture on a ceiling be touched up?

I'm redecorating a room and having some issues with the ceiling and light. After sanding the walls and ceiling, I painted the ceiling with Zinsser Perma-White Matt as I heard it was good. ...
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Flashing /waterproof for wires going through roof gable

I am in the process of replacing my siding and found an odd (read: wtf) spot where wires are coming through the roof to a porch below. It looks like they just put a hole through the roof/shingles but ...
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Solution to the recommended 2" roof gap for Hardie siding

So, I'm aware that Hardie recommends a 2" gap between the roof line when installing around a dormer. However, I find this gap to be rather extreme and makes for a strange look. I have also ...
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LED outdoor light, randomly off and on

I've seen a lot of similar issues on this site to this but nothing that really answers the question or doesn't apply. I've purchased a couple Outdoor LED boxes to replace some old outdoor sodium bulb ...
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Do I need to get these vents re-sealed? Is roofing cement the wrong thing to seal them with?

I bought a home about a year ago, and one of the things that came up in the inspection was that the inspector thought that certain areas on the roof were sealed incorrectly. Not that the seals wouldn'...
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Deck ledger flashing options

I am having an existing deck/porch that is attached to my home repaired/replaced due to termite and water damage. I told the guys to replace any damaged wood they thought necessary. The replaced the ...
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Repair roof flashing that is tucked under gutter rather than over it

I noticed water dripping from behind the gutter. When I climbed up to investigate, I found that a piece of flashing was installed incorrectly. The gutter should be tucked under the flashing. But ...
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Install new Shingles with Copper flashing

I had a roofing company install new roof with new shingles and copper flashing (pictures attached). Can the experts please provide suggestions if the copper flashing looks fine or does something needs ...
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Copper or Aluminum flashing

Which is a better option between Aluminum flashing v/s Copper flashing ? Just spoke to a roofing company, they said copper flashing may spoil/change color of shingles (due to rain) and aluminum ...
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How can I locate and repair a leak on a flat roof?

I recently experienced a roof leak on a heavy raining day in the east coast. Picture 1: This is the interior ceiling. I tore open the ceiling sheetrock and could see that water was dripping from the ...
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Flashing around 1941 windows with asbestos siding

I am in the process of replacing pulley-style windows in a 1941 house. The siding is asbestos and I do not want to remove it in order to properly flash the window (using flex tape and weather barrier)....
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Does a Skylight need to be installed with the dedicated flashing system

I'm looking at this product for a garden office roof but I could not find the corresponding flashing kit for the roof material I was planning to use, which is this: The closest type of flashing I ...
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Metal flashing for covered porch wall cap (other options) - some exposure to 8 months of rain

I have a covered porch with two structural columns embedded in the guard wall. They have welded metal flanged which even if not already embedded in finishings (cedar soffit / guard wall) would not ...
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How to repair render above lead flashing

My property has a flat roof extension which joins the original house. In a few spots the render is badly damaged just above the lead flashing. It looks like the sealant in the photo was applied, ...
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Should an exterior surface-mounted outlet box on wood lap siding be flashed?

I'm adding an outlet box to the wall over my deck by drilling a penetration through the wall just to feed the cable through. Will air seal with expanding foam and caulk and feed into a surface mounted ...
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Should my dormer flashing look like this?

I was up on my roof investigating how bats are getting in, when I observed the following: There are no leaks... yet. Due to presence of yellowjackets, I didn't take a long look, but it appears that ...
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Flashing EPDM roofing up a short arched vertical portion?

I have an old concrete garage roof that is leaking. I plan to attach a layer of pressure treated wood then glue an EPDM sheet to the surface. I understand how to install a drip edge on the sides ...
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Do I need to install flashing for this replacement window?

I am replacing an old vinyl window. The previous window had a separate storm window on the outside (which I removed). Now there is wood exposed to the elements. I live in Minnesota where it's hot and ...
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How to remove or de-solder old flashing

I'd like to remove some old copper flashing to repair the rotting wood beneath it. My plan was to de-solder the old flashing joint (I'd like to reuse the flashing when done). So I bought a used ...
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Properly flashing ledger board for pergola or overhanging patio roof

I am wanting to build a roof over our west facing patio to help with the heat of the day. I was thinking either a pergola type structure with a roof on it, or just an overhang. The structure will ...
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What is the optimal method of dealing with leaking brick veneer?

My home is brick veneer (one layer). Interior is all drywall, mostly put up by the people who sold me the house 4 years ago (it was a flip). We're in Tampa, so we get a lot of rain, but the only time ...
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How do I stop an LED Troffer flickering problem?

I am replacing 30 fluorescent troffer fixtures in my building with LED fixtures: Lithonia Lighting GTL Series Recessed Troffer LED. These fixtures have led strips, no bulbs. Using a standard switch, ...
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Roof Flashing inside corner

I'm building a structure and putting a roof on it. The roof is single slope 3x12 pitch. Basically it's rectangle platform except where in the middle of the lower edge the roof extends 2 more feet so ...
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Sealing metal siding against window j/c channel?

We're going to use metal siding on our house. We're using a corrugated profile. Where the siding meets walls/corners/windows, it will run into a strip of C-channel (or J-channel). Visually, that looks ...
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Was my home's dormer flashing installed incorrectly?

I've lived in this home for two years now. Roof is probably at least 10-15 years old, perhaps 20 years. We started noticing some water stains on the ceiling soon after moving in. On a closer look, it ...
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Replacing rotted out window sill in basement block wall

Long story short - the previous owner hired a crackhead to pave over the dirt driveway. The guy ended up raising the grade beyond the basement window sills on one corner of the house, and here's what ...
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replacement window flashing

We had replacement windows installed several years ago; they have no exterior nailing flanges but were installed via screws on the sides. Now we are ready to replace the aging cedar siding with James ...
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Patch a leaking flat roof

We have a flat roof (very low slope) made from gravel and tar, it's a little roof over the porch of the house. When it's raining, the water leaks under the soffit on the right corner, where is the ...
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How to install PVC J-Channel Brickmould?

I'm looking to install this Brickmould with J-Channel when I reside my garage. I've looked at a number of manufacturer install guides and they either skip over brickmoulding or do not address this ...
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How should location on roof be flashed or sealed?

During hurricane Florence we had significant water get into our house from the roof. There is a location in our roof (see pic) where from inside in the attic I am able to stick a toothbrush through ...
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Can Vent Flashing Nails Be Exposed On The Roof?

I am buying a home and as part of the contract we asked for a number of fixes by a certified contractor. For this fix, securing the loose flashing, the home owner said his friend was a contractor so ...
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Failed sliding glass door flashing tape

Installed a new sliding glass door recently, and the flashing tape I used: Nashua Tape adhered at first but completely failed within a day or so and is now flapping in the breeze. How should I go ...
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Flashing and/or sealing for vent through built-up roof (BUR)?

I'm reconfiguring plumbing and need to poke a new vent through the roof of my Chicago two-flat. It's a built-up roof of tar, felt, etc., with a slight grade. How to finish the roof portion so that ...
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Roof gable transition

The house I currently stay in has sunlight shining through from below at this point. I would like to know the flashing detail that a professional roofer might employ.
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LED flashing on Hot start

I have kitchen lights using 12v 5w leds (GU 5.3). There is a 30w 12v led power supply. When switching off, then back on, the lights flash. Any ideas please. There are 2 sets in the room, they both do ...
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Flashing around chimney and gap

Have been investigating leak on my 3 season room. Not certain it is related to this finding but discovered flashing around my chimney in an interesting state. Big gap in corner and also the epoxy/...
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How to install vent cap over cement pipe?

The picture attached is a cement vent pipe I found on the roof for water heater venting. Looks like the cap has been broken off, but I have no idea what was the original looks like. The diameter of ...
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Is it ok for vent pipe flashing/boots to have exposed nails?

I bought one of these Ultimate Pipe Flashings vent boot flashing units which come with these nail slots to secure the unit. Part of their instructions is to only fasten with nails within the slots ...
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What kind of roof flashing is this and is it up to code?

This is in NJ. Roof was recently done and I've never seen this anywhere else. Looks like aluminum screwed in on both sides and the front. It's a very steep pitch. Either 10/12 or 12/12. Any idea what ...
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