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Question by KentsOkay | last reply
I am trying to get an answer, i hope someone can help. i have a 12x60 trailor i use for hunting and fishing, in upstate ny. i want to put a metal roof on. the original roof is sort of a rounded dome. the rafters are 2x6, i was thinking about building it up with 2x4's to get a bigger pitch. is it worth it? also if i use 2x4's do i need to put plywood on top first or can i attach the metal roof right to the 2x4's. thanks rich russo
Topic by rrusso54
Hiya all! I sometimes go to my grandmother's house, and there is an abandoned Karate club or something near it. Recently, I got bored so I went outside. I circled around that building a couple of times, and I noticed that I can climb to it's roof! It's not too high, about only 5 meters or so. The roof is awesome! It's flat, and then I came up with an awesome idea - how about building a small house there? Just for the fun of it, it could be an awesome place to come with friends. I need the floor to be at least 2x2 meters, height 1.5-2 meters. I need the house to be made of cheap and available materials. Got any ideas?
Question by netbus | last reply
How to buid a roof over a 3ft.x8 grill table using a 4x4 post on each end of the table
Question by ChristopherM47 | last reply
I stacked some galvanized tin roofing sheets outside. Water got trapped between the sheets. This resulted in surface rust and some oxidation. The sheets are20 ft long. The damage covers about 15% to 20% of all the surface combined. Is there a product that I can use to repair the damage?
I plan on tearing down my roof with a gas torch cutter, i have included the link to my photo bucket gallery for community advice and input; http://s1120.photobucket.com/albums/l490/handgun12345/ how does asphalt and concrete react to a high temp torch cutter? will i be cutting through metal plates as well? Edit: thanks all great responses, since i shouldn't be cutting huge amounts of concrete just the paste binding the shingles together it should be feasible?
Question by tom.selleck | last reply
Have one of those $180 steel framed, 10 x 10, two tier roof, gazebos that every retailer seems to sell now a days. (kind of like the one in the picture) Its perm attached over our hot tub. Problem is, the nylon top keeps deteriorating and then shreds and has to be replaced. Any ideas on a good, cheap or maybe recycled material, roof that would be permanent? (WI=Snow in winter, has to be strong enough for an occassional storm) And how to attach it maybe? Looking for a few brainstormed ideas because all I can think of is boring PLYWOOD! *GRIN*
Topic by kellyndiy | last reply
Hi, I have an existing summer room with a single skin, 4" corrogated tin roof. It is attached to the roof of the home and I do not wish to rip it apart. I was thinking to install a none bearing set of 4"x2" timbers, a half in from the existin roof, then insulating with 1" x 4'x8' sheets of styrafoam sheets, then a vapour barrier nder this. My main concern is the condensation produced on the inside of the tin roof, when it warms up. If I insualet the way I,m intending to,will this stop this condensation or do i need to do more to prevent it.
Question by grandpa2011 | last reply
Would it be safe to attach a hammock to a deck with a roof. it looks like the one in the picture below. the hammock would go where the green circles are drawn. about how many pounds can something attached to those posts hold . thanks and also where would be the worst place to attach it. http://s2.postimg.org/lqhtwz5rd/dexxkk.jpg
Question by KawalS | last reply
"Recently, Royal Dutch Shell PLC received $865 million from the Canadian government for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. Green roofs, rooftops with plants, can capture and store carbon, according to a new study by Michigan State University in East Lansing. The technology to build green roofs already exists, and they can be created for much cheaper than a CCS project."The key to fighting global warming is capturing carbon from the atmosphere and storing it in new reservoirs that weren't storing carbon before," lead researcher Kristin Getter said...."This looked like a rather elegant answer to the Green Question.
Topic by Goodhart | last reply
Hi, I'm wondering what i need to do in order to be able to put my bike on the roof of this car. Do i need to buy something? Or do i just need to fasten the bike on some how? Thanks in advance :D
Question by salomon1996 | last reply
Neither the ice barrier or the felt was brought down over the edge of the plywood on the rake edge of the house before the drip edge was installed. Will these punctures enable the water to get to the plywood and swell it or cause leaks? This was a re-roofing with a complete tear-off. These holes were in the over hang part of the drip edge, not where the drip edge was intended to be nailed to fasten it to the roof. You can see the holes from the ground. Thanks, Bill
Question by billygale | last reply
I started framing a lean-to, a-frame roof like a deck (with an a-frame "header" and three joist hangers). The joists are angled at about a 45-degree angle and are perpendicular to the garage (on which I hung the header). There will be two 4x4 posts at the end of the 10'x10' roof. When I looked for advice about this framing style, I found nothing. Is this going to be stable? I designed the roof this way because I have 6' reclaimed cedar fence panels that will run down the roof like shingles. Thanks for your help.
Topic by meralgia | last reply
The roof on our trailer (mobile home) is dying a gruesome death....any helpful tips would be MOST appreciated! _Sincerely, tamarack1pines
Topic by tamarack1pines | last reply
Making a "green" playhouse. Want to have the roof be able to be climbed on, but water proof since I live in a very rainy part of Washington State. Any suggestions? Regular roofing is very $$, not sure if people recycle their old roofing or if that is even a good option. Would love some tips!! Thank you!! - College student in very last finals week ever.
Question by bamzapwhoosh | last reply
Hi all i know very little about this type of stuff i was wondering what would be the best way to go and was unsure what i want to do is down the side of my house inbetween the fence and gutter (approx 2m wide and 10m long) install a roof ( shed material? some sort of metal) that i could use to store stuff how should i do this could i just screw it to the gutter or what? thanks
Question by ineedhelp0123 | last reply
I have a 50 gallon water tank in the basement and a solar tank on the roof. The roof tank is 35 ft above the basement tank and the top of the basement tank is connected at the bottom of the roof tank with 1/2 inch Pex with valves. Is there a simple way of pumping the basement water to the empty roof tank. Unfortunately I can't use city water pressure to force the basement water up to the roof. I am trying to transfer the basement water to the roof leaving the basement tank empty.
Topic by atw58 | last reply
So i plan on collecting a crap load of those little solar yard lights, taking out the solar panels till i have enough to cover the roof of my van. But from there i dont know where to go and i dont have much experience with making electronics, it would be nice to have them charge a battery or something, not sure. ideas, comments or plans would be greatly appreciated. j
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Question by theaccomplisher | last reply
I'd like to use old aluminum food cans that were pressed flat instead of asphalt shingles for my roof. Does anyone know the lifetime of cans exposed to the elements in northern Ohio?
I have a chicken coop, rain gets in from the cement floor it sits on outside. I need rain gutters to divert the rain from the wavy galvanized tin roof and away from the cement floor. Chickens have wet feet!
I'm 'fixing to get ready' to build this under my deck http://www.familyhandyman.com/decks/building-a-deck/under-deck-roof/view-all to cover a 16' wide x 12' long space under my deck. It looks simple enough, and there are a couple of YouTube videos of the same thing, but they all leave out some detail.Has anyone here done one of these? I think it needs flashing at the house end so water isn't weeping down the siding. Any other tips or tricks you found ? Thank you. ! Terry, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Topic by Terry_Jim | last reply
Hi im needing to build a lean to roof of of the side of my house out towards my colourbond fence. My question is does anyone happen to know what the legal required minimum distance is ment to be between the gutter and fence. If someone can help me with that I'd be truly greatful. I know there is one I just can't for the life of me remember it.
Topic by Cheno1506 | last reply
I cancelled my dish cable service. Is it possible to reuse the dish as an antennae booster for my tv? My Turk antennae was expensive and is borderline effective for decent visual and sound reception. Please advise. Thank you!
Question by clarei | last reply
In cold climes, snow buildup on roofs often leads to ice dams, usually at the gutter. When the snow melts, the dam can route water under roof shingles and cause roof damage.Is Calcium Chloride safe to use on roofs? (Sodium Chloride is not, due to it's corrosiveness.)
Question by gmoon | last reply
I have built a pyrimid hip roof. All 4 sides are equal size and they come to a point. I have shingles now all the way to the top but I am not sure how to cap the darn thing. None of the hardware stores know how. When I finish the ridge shingles how do I cap them so water can not get in? Any pattern I can cut to fit?
Question by Rainh2o | last reply
It's got a fairly low pitch, and a fairly new roof. It's 20' x 30'-- much bigger than it looks in the photo. I figure That 600 sq ft is a lot of room to be just wasted, so I'd love to do something "green" with it. Any suggestions and ideas would be so appreciated! Thank you!
Question by crazypantsjones | last reply
My dog (you can see her here and on my profile) is exhibiting strange behavior. She is a little under two years old, and she is a pointer mix. We also think that she has a little bit of boxer or pitbull. Whenever she eats her food, she will walk into the kitchen to get a mouthfull, then she wil walk across the house and chew it up and swallow. She will either do this with some mouthfulls or nearly all of them. Is this normal behavior? Shes not a normal dog when it comes to how she behaves (shes been on my roof twice,) but I have never seen another dog do this before. Please help. thanks, freeza36
Question by freeza36 | last reply
Hi there, A year or so ago, I purchased a Thule 571 Roof Mount Cargo Box Storage Lift and installed it on the ceiling in my garage. The ceiling in the garage has a fairly high ceiling though and using the crank that came with the lift is a bit cumbersome to say the least. I usually have to stand up on a tire of the car in order to reach the crank to turn it efficiently. So the idea popped into my head that wouldn't it be really cool to connect a reversible electric motor to the lift so I could just flip a switch to lift it and then toggle the switch down to lower it. Here's a link to the specific product I'm using, which I think Thule has discontinued because I couldn't find it on their website tonight: http://www.overheadgaragestoragesolutions.org/thule-571-roof-mount-cargo-box-garage-storage-solution/ My questions: 1) What size/spec motor should I get? 2) Where can I get the motor from? 3) I'm assuming that any electric motor can be reversible just by swapping polarity in the switch? 4) Do I need a belt to ensure that the motor doesn't spin the worm gear too fast or should it just be a direct connection? 5) Any other thoughts/ideas? There's an open 110v outlet in the ceiling of the garage where the garage door opener is installed, so I could run a power cord to that outlet and then I presume I'll need to run a wired switch down to the wall of the garage where I want to be able to control the lift. Thanks in advance for your time and consideration. This would certainly make my life a bit easier to be able to quickly and easily raise and lower my ski box onto and off the roof of my car. Regards, David
Topic by dtepper
I have a 13' x 16' outbuilding & would like to add a shed roof onto the back to store my mower, 4 wheeler etc.
Question by ebradk | last reply
Like white colored material to raise solar reflectance? How much energy can be saved in an avg. sized house? I live in FL and I'm faced with a re-roofing project pretty soon...
Question by colemanm | last reply
Had to strip paint because of very bad pit makes on the hood,roof,trunk
Question by jake09 | last reply
This morning our Pie Warmer shorted and caught fire. We noticed a smell, then haze, then smoke. So we rung the fire brigade and they came and everything was sorted. Luckily it didn't happen during the night, but the two smoke alarms in the shop didn't go off. The batteries were working fine (still beeped when the test button was pushed), so where are some ideal spots? The roof is quite high, and there is a lot of stock on the walls.
Question by asasklfjklasfkljasklfjaklfsjkl | last reply
I'm planning an earthbag house, and with its vertical walls, I need a roof. I'm going as cheap as possible, and I wondered if this would serve as a solution? I can get pillows from Walmart for about $5 a piece.
Question by jeniferchurch | last reply
I bought a house with a roofed area in the back yard. There is a concrete slab (approx 10X20), and a metal roof about 12-15 ft high. The roof only covers half of the slab, and I plan to put a small prefab metal shed where the slab extends. I'd like to use the roofed area as a pseudo-workshop, but because the roof is so high, rain blows under pretty easy. In a perfect world, I'd extend the roof and wall in the whole thing, but I ain't rollin' in money like that, so a shed for storage, and a dry work area is good enough. My question is whether or not its feasible to hang tarps as "walls." I know it won't be super permanent, but I'd like them to last a reasonable amount of time. I was thinking of securing them on the four posts by sandwiching them with 1" x 4"s, because I don't trust grommits and twine to hold in wind. What kind of tarps and hanging methods would be ideal for this, or would there be a better alternative I haven't thought of?
Question by OtisDrftwood | last reply
I am looking for a cheap way to heat water on top of a vehicle - vw campervan - to rig up a shower etc
Oops, so I posted this in Outdoors before I found Home. Double posting is irritating but it's kind of relevant to both... I'm new to the forums here (long time reader, infrequent poster), if I just committed a major faux pas, gimme a heads up and I'll take one of these down! Anyway, so the back door of my 3rd floor apartment opens on to what amounts to a raised back yard; the only problem is that this "back yard" is the roof of a 2 story addition to the brownstone I live in, and I'd rather not put my foot through a very expensive roof. I've been looking into decking, and right now my plan is a contact-only solid frame all the way around the perimeter of the roof, with a lip extending over the edge of the roof (to supply stability without puncturing the membrane) connecting to the actual frame of the deck which would of course be placed over the top of the brick walls of the building. From there I was going to face the deck with synthetics, probably with struts placed along the horizontal struts of the roof connected to both the upper deck and sub-deck cross bracing (depending on what materials I use/can afford and their relative strength). My hope is to find a way to make the deck in modular pieces that can be removed for when the roof inevitably needs to be resurfaced. So basically it would be large squares (or irregular shapes, whatever) that would sit on top of the struts/cross bracing with the help of a few screws and provide the deck surface. What I'm worried about is water intrusion at the contact points, such as around the edge of the roof and on top of the studs in the middle of the roof. I know synthetics are much more resistant to this type of failure than older materials, but are they impervious? Where do the pros put contacts so water doesn't leak into the floor below? Even if you minimalize it, the deck will have to come into contact with the roof at some point, or you've found some fancy new way of building I'd love to hear about. A few other thoughts are footprint: the building is an 1890 Richmond row house, could this be done with a small enough profile to increase the value of the property without damaging the "drive by" value? (I was picturing an iron railing to keep the project semi period, and this roof actually connects to the big hulking wooden fire escape, so it wouldn't be marring a virgin landscape) Also, do you think any building codes in the country would allow L bracing and big old bolts to hold the structure of the deck together instead of end-nailing the boards? It would make removal for roof work a lot easier. For the corners, would it be better to miter the ends at 45 and run a bolt through the two of them, end nail an L joint or use a thick metal l bracket and a few bolts to hold the joint together? That was kind of an intense post, I'm just looking to shoot the breeze a little bit with anyone who has any thoughts. Everybody always has their perfect way of doing things, on such a big, high pressure job (if this goes south I'd be poor AND homeless!) I want to really chew on the idea a little bit first. Thanks to anyone who actually read this far!
Topic by Macadaciouse | last reply
I have an unlimited supply of massively invasive canes (Arundo donax) growing on my property, and my chicken coop needs a roof. Anyone have ideas on turning canes in their natural state into roofing material? I will start just experimenting with weaving together lengths of cane, but some experienced advice would be very welcome. EDIT: Traditional thatching appears to involve attaching bundles to each other by essentially sewing them with wire or flexible blanches. I'm thinking this is a specialized craft precisely because the techniques are not entirely improvisable. concerns: weather proof materials (aside from canes, fixtures that will not rust/mold/decay) technique of attaching bundles to rafters? peak of the roof?
Question by lj2shoes | last reply
My apartment building has aluminum siding, which extends to the underside of the roof over my balcony. I want to train morning glories to climb up strings leading up from their pots to the balcony's "ceiling," but I need to know if i can attach hooks to the aluminum "siding" that forms the soffit of the roof overhang. If so, does anyone know what kind of hooks (and where I might find them), and whether they could support the 10-20? pounds of tension that the strings & vines would put on them?(Apparently, I also need to know whether it's called a "ceiling" when it's outdoors, and what to call "siding when it's on an outdoor ceiling/soffit. :)
Question by Gorfram | last reply