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I would build a decorative arbor over the path. Its purpose would be to camouflage a basic gutter and downspout arrangement that dumps into the pond. Simple as can be. Image source


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You could call it an "inverted syphon"... I'm searching for a word here, but it's not coming to me. Build a leak-tight pipe that starts at the house above the top of the pond wall. The pipe goes down, underground, laterally to the pond, up the exterior of the pond wall, then over the wall and dumps into the pond. This pipe will be pressurized so ...


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Run your down spouts into barrels. Plumb these barrels together into a central feed. These can run underground if you'd like, so long as the pipes have the proper slope, gravity will be your friend. Have a sump pump (or other, float-activated pump) pump the water up and over the retaining wall. Depending on how full your pond normally is and how much rain ...


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A typical approach (there are many options, some more prone to damage than others) to a concrete slab roof that you want to have foot traffic on without damaging the waterproofing membrane is to have something like an EDPM rubber sheet (continuous, or joined in an approved manner to be effectively continuous) a layer of insulating foam board (XPS) and a ...


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They certainly look like "wind braces" which keep your truss from folding flat like dominoes when pushed. Without seeing the erection drawings for your roof, I can say that for my truss roof there were both longitudinal and diagonal braces specified as part of the erection drawing for the trusses. Trusses have a lot of stability in the direction of ...


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What do you expect to gain by this? Your roof deck is in good shape, so if you put a roof on it that keeps it dry, I'd expect it to stay that way. Redoing the deck happens when you let the roof go to long, it leaks and rots the deck, and you need to remediate that. If you are worried about meteors, they will not care about another layer of wood. I doubt you ...


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This answer incorporates some of the info provided in comments. To simplify Harper's answer a bit, I'm pretty confident this system will work just fine: During a time when the pond is low, you can dig your trench and install pipe underground, entering the pond underneath the wall. When the pond fills (from roof runoff or other means), you'll have standing ...


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You'll need some plastic sheeting (reinforced, ideally, as in a medium-weight tarp or mesh-embedded poly), and you'll need some lumber. 1x4s and 2x4s in eight- to twelve-foot lengths would be good. Even better if they roughly match the width of your sheeting roll or tarp. Roll out a length of sheeting that's as long as the slope of your roof plus 6 feet. ...


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Seems like a bad idea. If it is sealed so that only air from the range hood goes through it you have eliminated an attic vent. If it is just kinda pointed at the attic vent you will be introducing moist greasy air into the attic space. Also the chance of a kitchen fire getting into the attic greatly increases with any option other than a termination cap ...


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No, the "by the book" way is to remove the beam all the way back to where there is no damage and replace it. I doubt this is termite damage it is likely dry rot from a roof leak. If your roof is NOT leaking then the dry rot will not continue to happen and in fact if the roof was ever redone it could have been leaking before and they just were ...


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Now that we've seen the picture... Hot glue, rubber cement or contact cement may hold. Hot glue will definitely come off cleanly with a minimum of effort, but I'm not sure how well it would hold to either the siding or the plastic sheeting. Rubber cement will also come of cleanly, but again, I'm not sure how well it will hold. Contact cement should hold ...


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It's virtually impossible to get drip edge under the bottom edge of a roof without redoing the whole roof. You might be able to improve it by using flashing tape to seal the drip edge to the felt, if there's enough flex in the (shingles, I assume - you didn't say) on top of it to get that in without breaking the (shingles?) You might also be able to slip a ...


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