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How do I connect these two pieces of dryer duct in my attic?

Long story short, you're going to want to figure out a way of connecting the ducting from the dryer to the ducting through the roof. If you don't, you're going to end up with warm, moist air feeding ...
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Normal variation or poor quality / craftsmanship on shingled roof

The photos look like a top of the line job there are some minor imperfections in a few of the shingles. Note how straight the lines are and the ridge, I have seen many worse jobs by top of the line ...
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Do old vents need to be removed if ridge vent is installed?

The Code says: Attic Ventilation shall be “cross ventilation “ and shall be 1/150th the area that is to be vented. (See ICC R806 Vents.) However, there is one exception: The attic ventilation can be ...
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Should this shingle have another shingle covering it?

There's always a last shingle as the caps overlap. If you have two different ones this way, there were two "last shingles" (not a huge deal.) If you put another shingle on top, you'd have to ...
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What's the true longevity of exposed fastener metal roofs?

Don't smash the neoprene washer when screwing. 10 more years of life. I've done many 5-V roofs down south and seen lots of rubber washers degrade before their time due to this. Also depends on the ...
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Do I need a new roof to install ridge vents?

Ridge vent requires a channel to be cut down the ridge. With plywood or OSB this usually isn't a problem. With shiplap it may result in very narrow strips being left behind, which could leave the ...
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What is the basic process for removing and replacing roofing materials around clean out vents?

You actually summed the job up pretty well... but nothing goes that smoothly. You're on a roof and working at an angle so if you're not use to doing that, the job will take a lot longer. They probably ...
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Is it code-compliant to attach a patio to the roof like this?

This wouldn’t be a “code” compliance or non compliance. This would be an “engineering” requirement. This style hip/ ridge is extremely common ie, patio additions and dormers. The question comes up is ...
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Double 2x12 Beam - Seams Over Posts?

Should have side 1 go to second post, first piece of side 2 goes to first post, second piece of side2 goes to third post. Keep alternating till the end. Ends of 2x12s end on a post, each side of ...
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