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Old 09-19-2019, 09:09 AM   #2401
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Oh my. Exel Homes must being using cheap nails...


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They shouldn't even be using good nails. That thing is required to be lag screwed.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:11 AM   #2402
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They will typically be on a hallway light circuit I cant remember but I think it is code it's a safety measure so you will know when the circuit is out by trying to turn on the light but I would buy a voltage detector to make sure the circuit is dead before doing any kind of electrical work

All 3 of mine are on the upstairs hall lights circuit. I ran in the same same issue when I was replacing my detectors with Nest Protects.


I made sure to use a voltage detector just to be safe as well.
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Old 09-19-2019, 09:25 AM   #2403
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They shouldn't even be using good nails. That thing is required to be lag screwed.
Funny story, when we bought our house a few years ago it wasn't bolted in either. First thing I did after we moved in was added them.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:01 AM   #2404
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I assumed lag bolt would be code.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:01 AM   #2405
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Funny story, when we bought our house a few years ago it wasn't bolted in either. First thing I did after we moved in was added them.
How does that pass inspection? When I had an inspector out for my garage, he was very thorough. He even caught a couple joist hangers that had a missing nail. He wouldn't have missed something that obvious.
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I have no idea. The home inspector didn't sound overly surprised when he mentioned it though.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:03 AM   #2407
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How does that pass inspection? When I had an inspector out for my garage, he was very thorough. He even caught a couple joist hangers that had a missing nail. He wouldn't have missed something that obvious.
No idea. Our house is also 10 years old, not sure what inspections were like at that time.
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Old 09-21-2019, 09:11 AM   #2408
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Anyone know where I could find this, but not in a 6 pack? Just need one.



https://www.homedepot.ca/product/pyl...f-6/1001353180
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Old 09-21-2019, 10:16 AM   #2409
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Anyone know where I could find this, but not in a 6 pack? Just need one.



https://www.homedepot.ca/product/pyl...f-6/1001353180
Try the Chain Link Fence district. Once you get there, hop the fence.
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Old 09-21-2019, 12:36 PM   #2410
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Lynx Brand Fencing on 76th Ave SE just east of Barlow.
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Also, Phoenix Fencing might be a place to try.
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Jeez, what's with the Fence District being in the south? Was hoping to not have to drive across town. Stupid Fence District.
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Jeez, what's with the Fence District being in the south? Was hoping to not have to drive across town. Stupid Fence District.
South needs fences against north.
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Old 09-23-2019, 08:29 AM   #2415
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What's the best way to attach a 2x4 to a wall covered in vinyl siding? I moved my fence and the new gate needs to latch against the garage, which is covered in vinyl siding. The gate will swing from a proper fence post and the latch needs to be on the garage side. I couldn't put a post on the latch side because of an existing concrete path.

Option 1: cut a vertical strip of vinyl siding out, screw 2x4 onto the garage, and try to reseal with silicone.
Option 2: Screw the 2x4 right onto the garage without any prep and spread the pressure across many vinyl 'planks'
Option 3: something better that I didn't think of?
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Do you need the 2x4? Can you just use long screws to attach the latch directly through the siding into the framing?
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Do you need the 2x4? Can you just use long screws to attach the latch directly through the siding into the framing?
I would like to use a full-height board so that the gate closes tightly.
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You could use one of these to put a post in:


https://www.homedepot.ca/product/sim...4x4/1000793054


Otherwise I can't think of a good way to do it, other than taking the vinyl corner off and using a 2x4 or lp smart trim.
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If you have to cut the siding out its easy enough to slide some j-channel in to give it a finished look. siding is plyable enough and there is a simple tool for spliting the individual siding pieces so you can nail the j and pop everything back together.

If you lag right through the siding will be distorted and might pop in the freeze thaw. I would make a couple of standoffs out of smaller 2x4, then lag through. less intrusive and should still be solid.
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If you have to cut the siding out its easy enough to slide some j-channel in to give it a finished look. siding is plyable enough and there is a simple tool for spliting the individual siding pieces so you can nail the j and pop everything back together.

If you lag right through the siding will be distorted and might pop in the freeze thaw. I would make a couple of standoffs out of smaller 2x4, then lag through. less intrusive and should still be solid.
I like the idea of using smaller standoffs. Would you cut the siding to accommodate those or drop them right on top of the siding?
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