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Horizontal thrust to a dormer

Lateral restraint of walls I added two dormers to my house to finish the attic area. My house was built in 1923 and the exterior is brick. After my original permit was approved, the inspector required ...
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How to run 1/2” pex to manifold from old trunk and branch system?

I have old quest pipes that leak so I am repiping my home to pex, the issue I am having is how to repipe my trunk and branch system 3/4” pipe to a central location to 1/2” pipe… I will need more holes ...
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How to fix a broken section of horizontal sewer vent pipe

We moved into a house in Oregon 3 months ago and were plagued by sewer smells both inside and outside one side of the house. We found in the crawl space an approximately 12 foot horizontal section of ...
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How should I build an obtuse corner into my horizontal board fence? [closed]

We live near the bay area in California and currently planning our front yard fence. I have already touched base with city about property line and possible height restrictions, so nothing needed there ...
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Calculating pocket hole settings from 4x4 post to 1x4 redwood rails

I am building a horizontal fence with 4x4 posts and 1x4 redwood rails. I want to hide the fasteners. So I thought I could use pocket hole joinery and screw in from the side of the 4x4 into the redwood ...
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I have painted posts and unpainted horizontal rails on my fence. Can I stain the rails after I install them or will the stain harm the painted posts?

I currently have my 4x4 posts installed for my fence. I am going to be installing horizontal 1x4 redwood strips between the posts. I am going to seal the redwood with an oil based stain/sealer. Do I ...
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Can I use composite decking material for a horizontal privacy fence?

I have 4x4 posts in concrete for my front yard fence. They are spaced 48" on center. Can I use composite deck boards for the horizontal boards instead of cedar? Or is that too long of a span? ...
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How to address the issue of a vertical window that was installed horizontally

I assigned a contractor to install a new window at basement. I bought the window 33x40 and material with the contractor in Home Depot. The contractor cut the wall and installed well. Two days later I ...
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How to attach horizontal wood fence posts at an 15 degree angle to a 4x4 post?

Building a fence using redwood horizontal boards and 4x4 posts. I'm very green, and just want to ask what the best way to attach the boards on the outside to one of the posts, that is not aligned ...
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How to fix armoire to bent wall and mask the gap behind it?

So I made an armoire and want to fix it to the wall. But the wall is in the old house and it is tilt a bit, not forming an angle of 90 degrees. So if I just fix armoire to the wall it will not be ...
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horizontal fence DIY?

seeing if yall could advise at all. I'm on the fence about building a fence vs paying a contractor. I've got quotes from $3600-$4600 or I could buy materials and do the labor myself for about $1500-$...
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Can I expect any problems (sagging?) if I build my fence with 6'x8' panels like this?

the horizontal boards will be 1x6x8 the posts will be 4x4x6 I am not sure if I should install the top boards or not Update: The top board is not a concern. Sagging for the horizontal boards is my ...
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Fill gap on slope with horizontal fence

I have built a horizontal fence on a slope. There is a 6" or so gap between the bottom of the fence and the ground on the downhill side. What easy solutions are there for this problem? I have ...
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How to attach cedar boards to a removable fence frame?

So here is the fence. The purple things are J hinges which make the panel removable The frame is installed flush with the 4x4 so that when I attach the planks to the frame the planks will be flush ...
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