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DEAR TIM: My home is less than two months old and I already have a problem with my downspout drainage. Where the sidewalk comes up to my front porch a black corrugated plastic pipe extends through the concrete. The soil under the sidewalk has now eroded and each time it rains I can see water […]

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Tim Carter shares some tips about nailing down a shed floor. It's important to keep the spacing of the nails about 8 inches on center. Carter prefers red chalk because it's more visible. For more DIY Shed building tips and information and to purchase the actual plans for the shed in this video, click the […]

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Tim Carter shows of the finished shed floor plywood layout. Each row is staggered 4 feet from the row before. This adds to the overall strength of the floor system. Be sure to provide the spacing between sheets of plywood for expansion and contraction if you're worried about it. In Carter's case, he use treated […]

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Tim Carter shows a very critical detail on the DIY shed floor so you don't end up with a leaky shed floor. It's important to cut away part of the floor joists where the overhead garage door will be so driving rain does not leak under the door into the shed. For more DIY Shed […]

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Tim Carter discusses what you need to think about before you install flat 2 x 4 blocking in between floor joists when using plywood that's NOT tongue and groove. For more DIY Shed building tips and information and to purchase the actual plans for the shed in this video, click the following links: SHED PLANNING: […]

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Tim Carter stands on top of the completed floor joists showing progress on the job. For more DIY Shed building tips and information and to purchase the actual plans for the shed in this video, click the following links: SHED PLANNING: http://www.askthebuilder.com/how-to-plan-a-shed SHEDS for STORAGE: http://www.askthebuilder.com/storage-sheds GARDEN SHEDS: http://www.askthebuilder.com/garden-sheds SHED RAMPS: http://www.askthebuilder.com/shed-ramps/ ACTUAL SHED PLANS: […]

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Tim Carter shows the special nails and screws you use to install joist hangers. NEVER use roofing nails! Roofing nails are not structural fasteners. For more DIY Shed building tips and information and to purchase the actual plans for the shed in this video, click the following links: SHED PLANNING: http://www.askthebuilder.com/how-to-plan-a-shed SHEDS for STORAGE: http://www.askthebuilder.com/storage-sheds […]

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