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by Yangd23
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Gap appears at end joint of hardwood floor
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Gap appears at end joint of hardwood floor

I will see what I can do before using plastic wood. Thanks.
by Yangd23
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Gap appears at end joint of hardwood floor
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Gap appears at end joint of hardwood floor

I have 30% humidity in the room
by Yangd23
Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Gap appears at end joint of hardwood floor
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Re: Gap appears at end joint of hardwood floor

Yes, Shannon. This is the last piece to the baseboard. I will open the baseboard and see if I can tighten the gap.

If I could tighten the gap, how do I fix this piece of floor to prevent the gap show again?
by Yangd23
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Remove light housing
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Remove light housing

Yes, there is a screw there. I lose it and removed the housing.

Thanks
by Yangd23
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Gap appears at end joint of hardwood floor
Replies: 10
Views: 147

Gap appears at end joint of hardwood floor

Hi Shannon, Today, I found a 2 to 3 mm gap between two end joints on my maple hardwood floor which has been installed for 4 years, as shown in the picture. There was a tiny gap initially but don't know why it suddenly became so big? No water sprayed on the area. How can I get it fixed properly? Than...
by Yangd23
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Remove light housing
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Remove light housing

Hi Shannon,

I want to remove this old light housing, and replace with new recessed light with integrated junction box. But the old housing is hard to remove by pulling and twisting, as attached
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. No obvious clips were observed. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks,

Dingzheng
by Yangd23
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck plan
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Deck plan

Done
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by Yangd23
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rotten ledger board
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Rotten ledger board

Thanks, Shannon. You mean the sequence of installation is: ledger- flashing - J channel (nail J together with flashing )- finally lower siding which is cut to fit between upper siding and J. Can I have the J channel installed right above the flashing, as shown in the picture? That's how was the J ch...
by Yangd23
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rotten ledger board
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Rotten ledger board

I have taken off the rotten ledger board, as shown in the picture. I found that the flashing and the bottom edge of the siding were nailed together through the slot on the bottom siding on the wall and covered by top sidings. When I replace the ledger board and flashing, I find it hard to nailed the...
by Yangd23
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck plan
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Re: Deck plan

Thanks for the suggestions. I added concrete piles with height adjustable support at points 1 and 2, and I feel comfortable to have a longer beam. As suggested, I adjusted the beam cantilever length to 8" on the left of point 1. I also changed the joist size from 2"*8" to 2"*10" in order to have a 2...
by Yangd23
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:56 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck-Beam size
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: Deck-Beam size

Thanks. I will not go offset and use the 5" wide support to hold the joint.

When I butt the 2ply 2"*8" together at the support, do I need to use some type of joint plate, as shown in the picture?
by Yangd23
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rotten ledger board
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Rotten ledger board

Thanks for suggesting the nail pulling tool. I have a smaller pry bar, and I am planing to use it with hammer to take out nails. I will give a try first and if it is hard I will go to check the cats paw one.
by Yangd23
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rotten ledger board
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Rotten ledger board

Thanks for the useful suggestions. Today was raining outside, so I checked what was going on in that rotten corner. The trough above is doing okay, but it seems the water on the ledger flashing tends to flow back into the corner. I check the level and found that the left piece of ledger board slight...
by Yangd23
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck plan
Replies: 6
Views: 380

Deck plan

Hi, In the picture, you will find my plan of building a new deck after I demolished the old one. Only thing left after I removed my old deck are 4 concrete piles as shown as cross. My first question is that do I need to add two more posts at position #1 and #2? Because the longer beam needs to be jo...
by Yangd23
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rotten ledger board
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Rotten ledger board

Thanks for the suggestion, Spruce.

I decided to completely remove the two pieces of ledger boards. Is the pry bar good enough? It seems the ledger board is nailed from outside, but is there any possibility that the ledger board is also fixed from inside of the basement? How do I know?
by Yangd23
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck-Beam size
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: Deck-Beam size

Hi Spruce, My deck is low. Between the concrete pile to the bottom of the beam, there is about 6-10" clearance. So I am planning to only use the Pylex adjustable support, which are shown in the picture (one is 3" by 3.5", and the other is 6" by 3.5"). I also drew a schematic how I want to join the t...
by Yangd23
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rotten ledger board
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Rotten ledger board

Hi Shannon, Thanks for sharing your Youtube videos. I really like them. I demolished my 30 years old deck and want to build a new one that can last another 20-30 years. The ledger board is exposed and in general it is in good shape, except the inside corner. As shown in the picture, there are about ...
by Yangd23
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck-Beam size
Replies: 14
Views: 418

Re: Deck-Beam size

Hi Shannon, It is very useful to me, thanks. My deck is 18' long and 14" wide, so I will need to overlap the beam on the longer side. I am planning to use 2×2"×8 or 10" as the beam. May I ask how much do I overlap when joining the two beams together? Does the joining point has to be right on top of ...
by Yangd23
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: deck ledger flashing
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: deck ledger flashing

Hi Shannon,

In your video did you use hot dip galvanized nail or screw for PT lumber? The joist holder is also metal. Why you cannot use galvanized metal for flashing?

Thanks
Dingzheng