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Water gets into a chimney by one (or more) of five ways: Via the actual opening of the flues Yours have metal covers, so this is probably okay. Via missing, cracked or deteriorated flaunching on the top of the chimney This is very common as the mortar has a very hard life. Your right side flue isn't sitting vertical which means it's dropped and unlikely to ...


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That little shingled roof under the deck would be a really bad idea, because replacing the shingles will be next to impossible. So it smacks of an after-though project and I'd venture to say that they didn't properly flash that roof to the siding, meaning the flashing needed to go UNDER the siding. Fixing it properly now could be really expensive because it ...


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Your Option 2 is still not going to be a really great solution. If you are going to lay the new rafters on top of the existing rafters and existing roof sheathing you will need to taper the upper rafters as shown below. This way there can be a smooth transition of the roofing materials from the existing roof down onto the new extension rafters. Ideally the ...


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If you look at the span tables here http://www.southernpine.com/span-tables/joists-rafters/ And look at a table for roof rafters for a very light load, "RAFTERS – 20 PSF LIVE LOAD, 10 PSF DEAD LOAD, 240 DEFLECTION, CD = 1.25" http://www.southernpine.com/app/uploads/SPtable41_060113.pdf You'll see there's a maximum span of 16'-4" for 2x6's spaced 12" - ...


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Trouble is, the air is laden with moisture and will billow up around the outlet (whatever you use). This might cause staining, and even eventual rot. Some of the roof tile vents are very neat and small these days (making assumptions here re. your tile type!) and run the pipe up to that? Best long term option. Also, I'd try to run an insulated pipe (or ...


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Just to bolster your decision, assuming (from the 120V reference) that you are in North America somewhere, it is illegal to use portable cord for permanent installations. So that right there killed the idea. From a technical standpoint, rubber portable cord, which would be water resistant enough for this, would break down and deteriorate in direct sun ...


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This is typical of new construction in Texas. It provides free access for critters into your attic. Although it could have been constructed differently, the most practical fix is to stuff in a batting that will provide drainage, while also excluding access to unwanted attic tenants. See your local pest control service for assistance.


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I have decided to go in a different direction... I will be using standing seam metal from McElroy: https://www.mcelroymetal.com/standing-seam-systems/medallion-lok This offers a 1 3/4" high channel, and all hidden fasteners. I simply cannot believe that water will run over that high of a wall over 9 feet run, even in the most brutal rainstorm, and even ...


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Question #1: The height for an "open feel" is a personal aesthetic choice. I had the same desire for a cabin porch, and went with a shed roof sloping down to about 8 1/2 ft. I'm very pleased with the outcome and get regular comments about the airy feeling in the porch. I strapped 6x10 beams down to 6x6 posts. But I didn't have any corners to deal with. ...


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