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  1. Wolfpacker

    New deck w/ screened porch & roof

    He's not designing anything that's not to code in my opinion, Contractor is misinterpreting the code.
  2. Wolfpacker

    New deck w/ screened porch & roof

    Please send diagram...if I wait until that time, I'll forget where I saw it ! Thanks !!
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    Suggestions on shop de-humidifier

    I am using a Danby 90 pint unit in my basement. It failed within the warranty and they sent me a new one. 2 yr warranty. I can't speak to using one in a crawlspace, but have seen commercial units used in that application but you're talking about $1000 for one plus a consensate pump.
  4. Wolfpacker

    New deck w/ screened porch & roof

    Nice job on your porch and deck. I like the lighting...low voltage or 120V ? I have had an engineeer spec the joists, girders, rafters, etc. and now have contractors saying "you can't do that by code".. Geeshh ! This would be simple if it weren't for the drain field requiring a cantilever...
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    Oscillating Multi-tools: What do you have? What's good? What's bad?

    Admittedly I don't use it to earn a living, but I've been using the Chicago Electric variable speed model from Harbor Freight for many years. It hasn't failed me yet.
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    New deck w/ screened porch & roof

    Thanks Steve. I don't have much real estate to move a line. If the septic locator guy is right, this 50 yr old system only has one line/trench. It works tho. Going from the drain field away from the house is a fairly steep slope followed by a more gentle slope for about 30 ft, then woods...
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    New deck w/ screened porch & roof

    There is a sliding glass door under the ledger board. The house is brick veneer. Looking from inside the unfinished basement, there is a concrete block wall up to the rim joist and the ledger board is bolted to the rim joist. I plan to have a gable roof with a vaulted ceiling with T&G on it...
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    New deck w/ screened porch & roof

    What is FLW ? Not familiar with it and my brain has cobwebs.
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    New deck w/ screened porch & roof

    The current SNAFU is that my septic drain field is just over 2' from the slab that the deck sits on. Current law says I can't put a footer closer than 5' from the drain field. In order to maintain the 12' dimension, it would have to be cantilevered and I understand that building codes don't...
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    New deck w/ screened porch & roof

    I would have thought it would be cheaper also but the company using aluminum framing and SIPS roof panels quoted $29.5K and I have two quotes for stick built at $16.5K and $17.1K. I also have 2 quotes for stick built that are $33K & $35K. Demand is up for this type work and most contractors...
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    New deck w/ screened porch & roof

    I agree that $40 is peanuts. I'm just not sure I'll get answers to my questions. Last time I went into their office and asked a code question, I was told that they don't do design work. I may do it after I get more info on how it's going to be built. Meeting with the contractor who wants...
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    New deck w/ screened porch & roof

    Surprise !! The SIP route is one of the higher quotes. I'm sure the bears could come up the posts, but for that reason we don't have bird feeders on the deck and make sure not to leave any food out there. There was a bird feeder on an 8' pvc post when I bought the house 2 years ago. Previous...
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    New deck w/ screened porch & roof

    I have emailed the local inspector to see if he would comment. They want $40 to come out and "consult". Glad I pay taxes !! We live in the MOUNTAINS where it's not as hot as eastern NC. We don't need additional living space and don't want a 3 or 4 season room....just a screened in porch...
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    New deck w/ screened porch & roof

    It does not appear to have footings, just the slab so it will have to be sawcut where new posts will be needed. I'm having the contractor put down screen over the joists before putting down the floor. Also having the floor boards "picture framed" so you don't see the ends of boards and the...
  15. Wolfpacker

    New deck w/ screened porch & roof

    I want the existing overhang/soffit to be removed. One company plans to leave it. They do aluminum framing with SIP panels for the roof. Not sure I'm on board with that.
  16. Wolfpacker

    New deck w/ screened porch & roof

    I have been getting quotes/estimates on tearing off the deck on my house and replacing with a screen porch and roof. The joists are starting to show deterioration and I can't see putting walls and roof on a so-so framing structure. The deck is also not level....several inche of drop from house...
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    Miter Saw Recommendations?

    I have the Milwaukee 12" double bevel compound slider & love it.
  18. Wolfpacker

    Klingspor's Woodworking EXTRAVAGANZA #19 - this Friday/Saturday

    Who won the Grand Prize ? I'd be curious as to how many entries that person dropped in the box !
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    Update on my kidney transplant status

    Thanks for the positive comments and prayers ! I'm starting to feel almost human again, was able to sleep on my side last night for the first time and slept so much better than on my back ! Once I can lift stuff over 8 lbs again, I hope to get started on my basement workshop finally !
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    Update on my kidney transplant status

    Yes, the new kidney was removed. I was at 15% kidney function prior to transplant and am now at 22% but don't know if it will soon decline or stay up around 22%. I have polycystic kidney disease, an inherited disease which causes cysts to grow on both kidneys, replacing normal kidney tissue...

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