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by JTGorospe
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Waterproofing french doors
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Waterproofing french doors

Hello all,

I live in the Pacific Northwest. We experience rain, rain, and more rain here. I have too often seen the framing around french doors rotting. What is the best way to waterproof french doors and the rough opening at an exterior location?

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by JTGorospe
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Face Screwing Decking
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Face Screwing Decking

Hey, everybody. I've got a pretty straightforward question to ask. What is a typical preference when choosing fasteners when face screwing deck boards? Should I use trim head screws? I don't imagine you'd need anything stronger to fasten deck boards to the substructure. What do you guys think? Thank...
by JTGorospe
Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Concrete Anchors
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Concrete Anchors

Thanks, Aaron!
by JTGorospe
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Framing Question
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Framing Question

Thanks for the replies, gentlemen. Haven't been on in a while.
by JTGorospe
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Concrete Anchors
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Concrete Anchors

Hello. I had a simple question for anchoring interior treated bottom plates down to concrete. Assuming I'm using 2x4 material, what length concrete anchor should I use? How often along a wall do I need an anchor? What works best? I'd like to be code compliant. Thanks in advance for the help.
by JTGorospe
Tue Jan 02, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Framing Question
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Framing Question

Hello, all. I have a question regarding the layer of plywood commonly seen (at least in my case) in between the treated bottom plate that is in contact with concrete and the bottom plate that is in actual contact with each stud. I've been told that the purpose of that plywood layer is simply to prov...
by JTGorospe
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior Shear Wall
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Exterior Shear Wall

Thanks, A.Spruce!
by JTGorospe
Tue Jan 02, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior Shear Wall
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Exterior Shear Wall

Hello, hello. I'm currently in the process of installing 4'x10' exterior sheathing vertically on a two story home. If the purpose of sheathing is to provide structural integrity to the building (forgive me if my definition isn't 100% accurate), would it make sense to stagger the joints from floor to...
by JTGorospe
Fri May 05, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Sheathing overlap
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Re: Sheathing overlap

Great! Thanks for the input, Shannon!
by JTGorospe
Fri May 05, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Sheathing overlap
Replies: 2
Views: 290

Sheathing overlap

I recently did some siding repair and realized how often I've seen sheathing overlapping the top of the concrete foundation by a few inches. The gentleman I was working with explained to me that the sheathing should be flush with the pressure-treated sill, followed by the siding hanging down past th...