Wolfcraft Drill Guide Attachment Model 452504 for Bolt Holes in Deck Post Simpson Strong-Tie Standoff Post Base PBS66HDG

How to Drill Accurate Holes for Deck Post Bolts

I show how to drill accurate holes in a 6×6 deck post to install 1/2 inch bolts in the Simpson Strong-Tie PBS66HDG Standoff Post Base. This project is continued from How to Install a 6×6 Wood Deck Post. Also see the project introduction which explains the sagging wood deck problem. How to Drill Accurate Holes […]

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Build Deck Rail - 4x4 Guard Post with Band Joist Blocking for Simpson Strong-Tie DTT2Z Post Connectors

How to Build Code Compliant Deck Railing

The old deck rail is torn off and rebuilt to the current deck code requirements per the Georgia Amendments Prescriptive Deck Details based on the 2012 International Residential Code for a safer deck. This project is continued from How to Drill Accurate Holes for Deck Post Bolts. Also see the project introduction at How to […]

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Build Deck Rail - Install 2x2 Pickets with 2x4 Spacer Block

How to Build Code Compliant Deck Railing – Part 2

The 2×2 pickets (also called balusters) are cut and installed to complete the new deck rail. This project is continued from How to Build Code Compliant Deck Railing – Part 1. Also see How to Repair a Sagging Wood Deck for the project series introduction. How to Build Code Compliant Deck Railing – Part 2 […]

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Install 2x6 Deck Beam-Post Knee Bracing

How to Install Deck Post Knee Braces

The wood deck diagonal bracing is installed for lateral support in this installment of the sagging deck repair series. This project is continued from How to Build a Code Compliant Deck Railing – Part 2. Wood Deck Racking, Lateral Loads and Diagonal Bracing Lateral support in the form of diagonal bracing is required by the […]

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Replace Wood Deck Boards

How to Replace Wood Deck Boards

This project shows how to remove old deck boards and install new ones to rebuild the deck. See the sagging deck repair series introduction for the overall scope of work. This project is continued from How to Install Deck Post Knee Braces. How to Replace Wood Deck Boards Incorrectly Installed Deck Boards The home builder […]

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Install Wood Deck Ledger Board Flashing

How to Replace Deck Ledger Flashing

The wood deck ledger board flashing is replaced by tearing off the lap siding and installing new flashing to complete the deck rebuild. This project is continued from How to Replace Wood Deck Boards. Nail Holes in Deck Ledger Flashing The home builder incorrectly installed the deck boards parallel to- instead of 90 degrees across […]

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Making the Flashing Drip Edge with Hand Seamer

How to Replace Deck Ledger Flashing – Part 2

The HardiPlank lap siding is replaced and the ledger flashing drip edge formed with a hand seamer to complete the deck rebuild. This project is continued from How to Replace Deck Ledger Flashing – Part 1. Also see the series introduction for a description of the sagging wood deck repair. How to Replace Deck Ledger […]

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AC Evaporator Coils - Front Cover Plate Removed for Cleaning

How to Clean Inside of AC Evaporator Coils

This project shows remove the front cover plate and clean inside AC evaporator coils where dust, dirt and debris accumulate on the upwind side. This is my 12 year old coil before and after cleaning the inside: Evaporator Coil Cleaning Methods I’ve written several tutorials about cleaning AC evaporator coils: How to Clean AC Evaporator […]

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