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Can I rebuild my deck on the existing posts if they're solid?

You absolutely can reuse your posts if they're solid. However, you may need to isolate them from the concrete according to modern standards. This may mean using steel standoffs or other devices, or ...
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2x10 for deck and roof beam span 14’

For the deck, I doubt that any inspector would accept 2x10 for a span of 14'. That's uncommonly long for a residential deck. You'd need 2x12, and I'm not even sure that would fly. You really should ...
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How can I reliably crimp aluminum ferrules without a specialized tool?

Adjustable locking pliers (vise grip) worked perfectly to repair my parking brake cable!!!

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