To deal with this catch , I jerry rigged a shelter for my portable generator to keep it dry after Sandy blew out our power in McLean, Va and dropped rain for two days afterward I covered A little Google research turned up all kinds of DIY portable generator shelters, all of which had their d backs, like mine Pup tents
Jul , Rainguard is a waterproofing product designed to protect against the damaging effects of water, salt and weathering It is designed for driveways, sidewalks, pavers, porches, patios, decks, fences and unpainted exterior walls, but it can also be used on smaller projects like flowerpots or birdhouses.
May , This article is part of our library of DIY and expert Project Guides that share step by step explanations for a wide range of home improvement projects As part The shed design would also need to change to incorporate a × pressure treated skid under the floor joists to allow rain and moisture to escape.
May , Repair and fair any dings or gouges in the hull or deck Sand carefully and remove all dust Apply primer, if necessary, and resand Apply the finish paint with a partner, using roller and brush Let each coat dry completely before lightly sanding for the next, laying on a minimum of two coats Protect yourself
Jun , [ ]realJohnBarron points point points year ago ( children) So one big thing that is going to be a huge issue here is that you are draining all rainwater from your roof to go under your deck I hope you don t have a basement because all that rainwater from the roof plus all the rain water form the deck is
Jun , Outdoor televisions, from companies like SunBriteTV, are definitely expensive, often many times more expensive than a comparable sized indoor TV (, for a inch, for example) The biggest issue with getting a TV to survive outside is not keeping out the moisture (relatively easy) or even protecting
Mar , The idea of an inflatable hot tub (like many affordable portable models out there) frightened us a bit a lot Simple and Self Contained We re clever enough (or at least, we tell ourselves that), but the more straightforward assembly and maintenance could be, the better Energy Efficient It needs to be
Oct , Of all the ways you might stay warm this winter, no item in your closet will be more important to the cause than a reliable down jacket With a good down jacket, you ll be able to insulate your body heat, protect yourself from the elements, and display some style even while you re all bundled up for winter.
May , I decided that it couldn t hurt to protect my indoor rug with a few coats of Thompson s FabricSeal (Again, Thompson s doesn t recommend using this product on carpet so use at your own risk.) I made sure the rug was thoroughly vaccummed, cleaned, and dry before spraying a few even coats of the
Jul , If you ve ever thought about turning your cement porch into a wood deck, it s surprisingly easy! as we chose to do, none of the project s wood is in contact with the ground, and any rain or water that might run off or under the deck boards flows right out without sitting under or pooling around any of the wood
Feb , This is a very easy and cheap DIY Project and I hope you ll find it as fun as I did to put together Before we get into the assembly instructions, I knew that I wanted at least of backer all the way around the target to protect the wall this would be mounted to Having the × sheet, I simply made a cut to
Oct , Video demonstrates the remarkably simple application of Ultra in dry and underwater conditions too other than just the leak, if puddle not repaired, it will find its way through no matter what you do to the surface and once again, with more rain, more leaking Watch out for that under water DUST.
Jul , If you ever wondered how to make waterproof fabric, today s tutorial will show you how in one simple step! But it s easy to fix! Lay out your pillows (or whatever) on a piece of cardboard to protect from overspray How to make fabric waterproof in one simple step! DIY Painted Birdhouse For Under .
Jul , This is another tool that s easy to ignore, but will make your life easier and more accurate I have an Wait for the cheap one to go on sale at home depot lowes Unless There are special trim screws for this, but we found the same thing for less marketed as decking screws for composite decks Might as
If it s made from cedar, a naturally rot resistant wood, it will weather nicely while protecting your goods from precipitation and insects alike You can make one in a weekend out of off the shelf lumber or buy a panelized kit that screws together in under an hour See How to Build a Garden Tool Shed for full step by step
Apr , This isn t Deckgate in the sense that there s a scandal involving a deck (sorry Olivia Pope) but for anyone who might want to learn how to build a literal Thankfully it was a pretty easy remedy I just screwed in a couple of scrap blocks (the initial mitered corners that I had sawed off) to give the hinge a
Apr , DIY Drop Cloth Curtains used to pollen proof outdoor spaces We began by reading all the DIY outdoor curtain posts we could find on Pinterest and then set to work Screened We ve been thinking about turning our covered deck into a screened in porch and I LOVE the idea of using curtains Reply.
Jul , DIY birdbath tutorial Place the tray on a table so that the tray overhangs from the table by a few inches Place the plastic tub of water underneath the tray overhang Determine Plus, a small container allows your table fountain to be more portable so you can place anywhere around your garden or deck.
Sep , The whole process was simple and went pretty quickly, I don t think attaching the decking the old fashioned way could have gone much faster To finish it off Adam added some skirting around the outside to hide the beams and joists underneath (though we still need some landscaping to fully hide it.).
May , I divided up another inexpensive hanging basket to fill in around the hollies Love those wave petunias! Decorating the Deck with Flowers for Spring and Summer The west sun can get a little intense in this area in the afternoon I sometimes have trouble with the plant that ends up in the corner on the right