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Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-16-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,806
Posted By BuiltByMAC
You can "believe" and "think" all you want...I...

You can "believe" and "think" all you want...I need to know.

It took me 7 seconds to get this result from a Google search on "minimum roof pitch for Owens Corning shingles":

LMGTFY
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Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-14-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,806
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Take just a second and a half and read the text...

Take just a second and a half and read the text above that pic. Since I post up progress pics throughout my builds, I don't always have everything complete. The bench post wrap was the last thing I...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-13-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,806
Posted By BuiltByMAC
2/12. Shallow, but it's there. HOs wanted a low...

2/12. Shallow, but it's there. HOs wanted a low pitch. If it was a flat roof, I wouldn't have bothered with all the jack rafters.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-11-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,806
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Roof was fairly wobbly even with dropping the...

Roof was fairly wobbly even with dropping the posts into the ground and stiffening them with the deck framing and bench structure. Too many screws to be visible so I sandwiched the knee braces. ...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 08-11-2015, 12:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,806
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Deck with built-in benches & gazebo

Pretty gazebo (20 years old or so) but very crowded under it, not much room to do anything there besides admire the backyard....
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-31-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,607
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Hem-fir. That's what most of the yards have on...

Hem-fir. That's what most of the yards have on the ground. I can get Doug fir but it's more expensive and takes a day to get in.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-27-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,607
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Progress pics of entryway

Ground level entryway - Trex Select decking, Fortress Iron handrail

Day 1 - partial
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IDlzbMpA5UI/VbW1FUezk9I/AAAAAAAACxo/WijwxxZm1vg/s532-Ic42/3553-before.jpg
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Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-26-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,355
Posted By BuiltByMAC
@tipitop, the stickers concern me much less than...

@tipitop, the stickers concern me much less than the notched HR post at the bottom of the staircase (and the too-small 2" spacing between your HR post lags). That's the post kids will swing around on...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-18-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,975
Posted By BuiltByMAC
I don't normally pull out the router on framing...

I don't normally pull out the router on framing days, so yes, a router would make the cuts faster but you have factor in the time it takes to go get the thing! Plus,I don't have a rafter hook on my...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-17-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,779
Posted By BuiltByMAC
No heat gun, laid the rips on sun-warmed...

No heat gun, laid the rips on sun-warmed concrete. Project was in direct sun all day, summer install.
Clamps.
and patience.
and the muttered "hellshtfck" when the inevitable happened and...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-17-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,975
Posted By BuiltByMAC
One solution: Steel strap, flashing tape on...

One solution: Steel strap, flashing tape on underside to prevent contact with PT.
Pop angled line on joist tops
Set Skil to " depth
Holding blade guard up, walk joists fuzzing out 1" wide channel...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 07-12-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,779
Posted By BuiltByMAC
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yw02_7POyuI/VaL...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-yw02_7POyuI/VaLoErSnynI/AAAAAAAACwQ/gF9G9NjrQAw/s640-Ic42/ripped_rail.jpg

Site ripped, clamped, screwed. Trex Accents board. This was not a tight radius, more...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 01-21-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,218
Posted By BuiltByMAC
http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag287/vervepdx...

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag287/vervepdx/gutter_in_rafter_zpsbc13707f.jpg

http://i1371.photobucket.com/albums/ag287/vervepdx/gutter_in_rafter02_zps935426ea.jpg
Forum: Decks & Fencing 01-15-2015, 01:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 18,218
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Steve, Here's an idea for guttering a roof...

Steve,

Here's an idea for guttering a roof like your display without mucking up the decorative tails -

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/65281863/CT/decksbyjrw_patio_roof.jpg

If that...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-15-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,810
Posted By BuiltByMAC
I was using 16d 3 1/4" nails in the holes of the...

I was using 16d 3 1/4" nails in the holes of the holddown. The 2x4 scab was so the nails wouldn't punch through the side of the house as I was attaching holddown to the end joist. All nails go...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-15-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 14,610
Posted By BuiltByMAC
No worries, I hate the stuff. But I don't get to...

No worries, I hate the stuff. But I don't get to tell the customer I won't build something they want.

Mac
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-14-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 20,835
Posted By BuiltByMAC
9" max oc. on stringers per AZEK install guide: ...

9" max oc. on stringers per AZEK install guide:

http://www.azek.com/files/files/technical-center/Rail%20Install/AZEK_Deck%20Install%20Guide_2_2014.pdf

There's a couple of work arounds for your...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-14-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 20,835
Posted By BuiltByMAC
We're in the land of big wood - East coasters...

We're in the land of big wood - East coasters have problems finding quality 4x stock so it's easier/faster/less expensive to lam up 2x.

IRC doesn't call out specific sized stock, only that the...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 11-14-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,810
Posted By BuiltByMAC
IF holddowns back to house floor joists are...

IF holddowns back to house floor joists are required for permit,
and IF the house joists run parallel to your deck joists
and IF the ceiling below is finished,

here's a solution... requiring...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 04-26-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,856
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Grind one tab off crossover bracket - miter top...

Grind one tab off crossover bracket - miter top rails into each other
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/65281863/CT/Reveal_corner1.jpg

Install mitered top rail cap...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 03-21-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,449
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Nailing into the end grain of the old joists...

Nailing into the end grain of the old joists would not be sufficient.

While the wall is open, install a hold down inside the house on the side of the house joist.
Run all thread through it to...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 03-09-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,098
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Doin' really good, actually. Finally got on w/ a...

Doin' really good, actually. Finally got on w/ a decent deck company I can grow with (and I'm not strapping on a toolbelt everyday anymore either).

2014's gonna be a good year!
Forum: Decks & Fencing 03-08-2014, 11:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,275
Posted By BuiltByMAC
She'll be a nice lookin' deck when she's done......

She'll be a nice lookin' deck when she's done... those inset lights really showcase a project too.

Hope the year's shapin' up to be busy and profitable for ya, man...

Mac
Forum: Decks & Fencing 03-08-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,098
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Hang the beams off the house. No footings near...

Hang the beams off the house. No footings near foundation.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/65281863/CT/mac_beams.jpg

This was not my design. I built it when I was working for another guy...
Forum: Decks & Fencing 02-01-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,125
Posted By BuiltByMAC
Looks like a pretty good yard to terrace some...

Looks like a pretty good yard to terrace some planted areas..cut into the high side of grade, push all the dirt from the holes and cut area into terraced planting stations. No giant triangles of...
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