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by blaubner
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Aluminum threshold is off
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: Aluminum threshold is off

Both good options. Thank you. Shannon, did the additional sweep interfere with the closer arm? I’m waiting to install the arm until I figure out this gap. I’ve also thought about “extending” the threshold by installing a piece of wood on the deck flush with the exterior wall. Not sure how that would...
by blaubner
Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Aluminum threshold is off
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Aluminum threshold is off

I just installed a storm door and the existing aluminum threshold is short by at least an inch. What are my options here? Should I remove the existing threshold and install a new one? I don’t think I could move the existing threshold and still have a seal on both doors.
by blaubner
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Can I cap this vent now?
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: Can I cap this vent now?

That's a bummer. This thing is an eyesore. Thanks for weighing in.
by blaubner
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Can I cap this vent now?
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Can I cap this vent now?

My home once had a septic tank, which has been disconnected and filled in. The home is currently hooked up to city sewer. I have an exterior PVC pipe that vents above my roof line. My washing machine discharges into this pipe. Nothing else is using the pipe (that I can see). Do you think this pipe w...
by blaubner
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flush beam deck
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Flush beam deck

I like that idea. Thank you.
by blaubner
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flush beam deck
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Flush beam deck

Thanks for weighing in, Shannon. Another question for those interested. I'm going back and forth on how to anchor the posts to the ground. The clearance between deck top and grade is tightest right off the back door at 15 inches. That doesn't leave a lot of space for the post after you subtract the ...
by blaubner
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flush beam deck
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Flush beam deck

Thanks for the input, Spruce. Six inches seems like a lot of overhang for the decking, but I guess people won’t really be walking that close to the house anyways.
by blaubner
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flush beam deck
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Flush beam deck

I'm trying to envision how to build a deck in my backyard. I do not want the deck attached to the home with a ledger board. I want the deck to float. The distance from the backdoor to grade is approximately 15 inches. Let me know if you disagree with any of these thoughts. - I don't have enough clea...
by blaubner
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 60 foot gutter run
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: 60 foot gutter run

Thanks for the information. I’ll get a quote from a local shop and see how much seamless will be. I live in the south east so little chance of freezing.
by blaubner
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: 60 foot gutter run
Replies: 4
Views: 87

60 foot gutter run

Planning to install aluminum gutters along a straight run of about 60 feet. I’m going to pitch the gutters from the middle; one run heading left for 30 feet and one heading right the other 30 feet. Should I start the apex where two 10 foot sections are joined, or can I start the apex in the middle o...
by blaubner
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Carport concrete floor crack
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Carport concrete floor crack

Thank you gentlemen for your input. Not exactly what I wanted to hear, but now I know.
by blaubner
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Carport concrete floor crack
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Carport concrete floor crack

The concrete slab in my carport has some cracks in it. Looks like the previous owner used caulk to fill the cracks, but that caulking has weathered and is beginning to separate. Recommendations for leveling this slab? Should I consider using a self-leveling compound? The carport has a door to the la...
by blaubner
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Wall Outlet From Ceiling Fan Box
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: New Wall Outlet From Ceiling Fan Box

Thanks for the quick reply. The old wire does looks metallic on the exterior, and the box that houses a three pronged outlet is metal. I used a multimeter to test the three prong outlet on the old circuit for ground but did not find one. Maybe I did that wrong? Put the two test leads into the recept...
by blaubner
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: New Wall Outlet From Ceiling Fan Box
Replies: 3
Views: 111

New Wall Outlet From Ceiling Fan Box

I want to install a new wall outlet for a mounted TV. There is an existing outlet below the TV, but that outlet is on a circuit that looks original with the house (home was built in 1961). When I looked at the existing (old) outlet, I noticed that the wiring does not have a ground. Further inspectio...