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Do very low-pitch roofs put too much outward stress on the walls?

The main problem with extremely low sloping or flat roofs is actually the risk of leaking. This is the reason why historically, it was really only in arid climates where flat roofs were widely used. ...
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Do very low-pitch roofs put too much outward stress on the walls?

In my opinion you need to use a ridge beam and keep the pitched roof. You need to find what kind of live loads you roof will need to tolerate, particularly snow and ice loads. Once the roof live load ...
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Do very low-pitch roofs put too much outward stress on the walls?

There are two issues with a very flat roof - one is using a suitable method to waterproof it (EDPM rubber in a single sheet is a good choice, on that) and the other is ponding, causing deflection, ...
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What Router Bits to achieve these cuts? - Custom Radiator Cover out of MDF

It probably was done with a straight spiral bit in a CNC router. The bit would be relatively small (1/2" 12.5mm or less) and the curves would be made by machine motion. Why? Looks rather mass-...
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What Router Bits to achieve these cuts? - Custom Radiator Cover out of MDF

Grab some MDF off cuts from the trash pile at the saw station of your nearest hardware superstore. Hopefully you can develop a jig and technique to cut the slots and the rounded ends with a single ...
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How can I stick ceramic tile to wood?

I've successfully tiled onto plywood before. I used 18mm but it was one side of a shower enclosure above a bath in our previous house, so much larger than you've got. I'd make the box out of 9mm ply, ...
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How can I stick ceramic tile to wood?

The way to do this so it won't be crazy fragile is to use the tiles the way tiles are meant to be used. Just imagine you're building a tiny house: Build a strong wood frame out of 2x4s. Cover it in ...
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How can I stick ceramic tile to wood?

Mortar isn't appropriate as your frame isn't going to provide the stability required for what's a fairly brittle product. Grout is irrelevant--it only fills gaps between tiles. These products will ...
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Remove cured Danish oil from tiles

I had the same problem and remembered my late father-in-law who would use wadding polish such as Braso or Silvo for anything like this - or sticky marks. They have the added advantage that the ...
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White specks on framing lumber

I know I am a bit late, but.......white speck isn't caused by insects. Its a fungus. And if the wood MC gets high enough, it will start to grow again. Never ever would I use that somehwere in my house....
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Fix rotten bottom of doorframe

You have a couple of options. If the threshold is in good condition, you can use a multitool to cut out the sections and replace it with new wood. Alternatively, remove the existing rotted wood and ...
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Fill in sloping yard against wood fence

If you do not want a gap between the fence and the retaining wall then the best fix for that is to: Remove the existing fence. Build the retaining wall such that its public facing side is aligned ...
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prerequisite for painting a wood window

"Wood oil" is a different type of finish than paint. Such penetrating products soak in and provide an internal water resistance and rich appearance. Paint is a coating, which remains on the ...
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Can I treat/fill this rot in the exterior face of my wood patio doors?

While a wood restorer is useful sometimes, the rot here is at a structural point — ie, where the rail meets the bottom stile. So depending on the extent of the rot, you might win or you might be out ...
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How to mark a lacquered surface

Milwaukee INKZALL. Or any oil-based marker. Buy a few. Once you try them, you'll find uses everywhere.
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How to mark a lacquered surface

Get some painter's tape or masking tape and apply it to the cabinet. Then make your marks on the tape for your predrilling.
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Can I treat/fill this rot in the exterior face of my wood patio doors?

This might take some courage. Scrape the paint and only some of the rotten wood. I used this product and it worked well. It hardens very hard in short time so you can paint over it. I found it at ...
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How much weight can 4x12x16.9' header support

Probably not... Almost all the homes we do now (here in sunny Hawaii) require a glu lam beam for a garage door header. The widths and heights vary dependng on other factors of your house design. I ...
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What is the most durable wood to use for an outdoor swing set

Use pressure treated lumber it will last longer than cedar and don’t worry about splinters , believe me I have used cedar and after 10 years it rots at the bottom or any where water can get trapped ...
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Was there lead in old wood stain?

Yes there is likely lead in stains prior to 1980ish. Lead is very heavy and unless you are machine sanding or cutting or eating the wood it isn't much of a worry. It is literally the most over ...
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