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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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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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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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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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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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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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This is what the local roofing supply company sold me: Product Description EPDM X-23 Low-VOC Bonding Adhesive is a high-strength, solvent-based contact adhesive that bonds EPDM membranes to various porous and non-porous substrates. It is compatible with InsulBase® and SecurShield® polyisocyanurate insulation, APA non-fire treated plywood, structural and ...


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Trusses tend to lay over on their sides when loaded. In order to keep them in the perfect upright position, they provide 2x4 braces to keep the trusses exactly vertical. In addition, some of the diagonal chords are in compression and will buckle if not braced to keep them straight. I wouldn’t remove any braces until the truss manufacturer can verify it’s ...


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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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Forget about it. EPDM is too picky. EPDM is a complex roofing product that requires a variety of fairly specialized chemicals to work together. I have a feeling you got all excited when you saw the square foot price for just the rubber membrane. Then you researched and priced the approved glues and other kit... and found out that would quadruple the price! ...


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I'm planning on letting the moisture air dry for a few days before doing anything. Is this necessary? It will help when it comes to patching up the damage on the rafter tails. For the other required repairs it doesn't really matter. ...a 12" section of 2x4. If I just leave this wood in place will the rot grow? If left alone, yes the fungus causing ...


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I don't see a drip edge installed. That would stop the water from migrating uphill on the shingles. Maybe it isn't installed properly: It should not be up against the fascia and should overhang onto the utters.


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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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