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by Aaron
Thu May 23, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2487
Views: 56565

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You're so impatient! :roll: :lol: :lol: Oh I know... Pics just take FOREVER, don't they, in this twenty-first century... I mean there's that whole POSING thing, and then tapping a button. Then the uploading!!! It's insufferable. :mrgreen: How do millennials do it, anyway, with their Instagrams? :lol:
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2487
Views: 56565

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

$20/mo for unlimited washes? Wow, cheapest I've found around here is $199 for a 90 day pass (max one wash per day). There's a place by my house that has $5 washes. Just basic wash and rinse, no wheels or undercarriage. But you get a dry. It's one of those conveyor washes that wheels your car in neu...
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2487
Views: 56565

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Admin wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 11:01 pm
Don't you have a 'burb thread already!
Yeah but that thread is full of us prodding him for a pic of him standing proudly next to his ride. He doesn't want to remind us to heckle him about that again. Lol
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Thermostats for 1000w baseboards
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: Thermostats for 1000w baseboards

Of course! :D :mrgreen:
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 262

Re: I did something with electrical

Yeah believe it or not, joist and stud bays can indeed be air returns, without ductwork. The idea is that it's just a channel for air to go back to the furnace. This air is usually sucked in by a louver cover in a void space. It need not be an air-tight ductwork because the return air can come from ...
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2487
Views: 56565

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I think Armour-All is pretty good for interior plastics. I would wipe them down with a dish-soapy water, rinse wipe, and allow time to let them get bone dry. Then spray Armour-All liberally on a clean cloth and wipe it evenly around. Let it really sit there for a while to restore the plasticizers, t...
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Thermostats for 1000w baseboards
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: Thermostats for 1000w baseboards

of course, it's all 240v heaters... I live in Canada, who would heat his home all winter using 120v ??? lol Down here in the states, baseboards are often not the primary source for heat, they're more of a "boost" or alternative to an HVAC or boiler system. So it's common to see 120V baseboard heati...
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2487
Views: 56565

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Typical dish soap strips off wax and polishes, that's why it's not recommended for washing your car. If you never wax or polish your car you probably don't need to worry about it but if you wax your car to help protect the clearcoat and make it easier to clean in the future then you are working aga...
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2487
Views: 56565

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I don't have much to add ... It rains often enough here that I rarely wash my car. Snow actually REALLY cleans it off !! ... I just use dishsoap in a bucket with a soft cloth. The winters here are very hard on cars. The salt just murders cars. In my younger day, I had a sports car that I would turt...
by Aaron
Wed May 22, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2487
Views: 56565

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I've heard from more than one source that you shouldn't use dish soap to wash your car, I always have and don't generally worry about it. Yeah I've heard that too and I don't believe it. Dish soap is cheap, gentle, and effective. I would use standard Palmolive or Dawn; I would stay away from any we...
by Aaron
Tue May 21, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2487
Views: 56565

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I noticed guys in the sunny states often put carpet on the top of the dash. Besides putting a sun-blocking shade on the windshield when you park, I think that's a pretty good idea. It's absolutely what I'd do. For fabric upholstery I would think anything that cleans upholstery of house furniture is ...
by Aaron
Tue May 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Thermostats for 1000w baseboards
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: Thermostats for 1000w baseboards

I'm going to say it's not likely compatible. The 1000W heater is likely 120V and your 3800W-rated stat is for 240V heaters.

The stats should have specs on a label affixed to them or on the mounting plate. Check those out and compare.
by Aaron
Fri May 17, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 262

Re: I did something with electrical

I definitely vacuumed it all, but to be honest, I was hoping you guys were infallible in your vast knowledge of everything (a high calling, to be sure). Now I'm concerned... What if this is everywhere? As much as I can tell it's cellulose-type insulation that was blown in. Why in your interior wall...
by Aaron
Fri May 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom mirror silicone type?
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Bathroom mirror silicone type?

Yeah just those mirror hanger/clips should suffice? You don't need glue behind it. I have one of those large rectangular mirrors in my bathroom and it just sits on those clips. The clips you put above the mirror pull up a little bit and spring back down so you can get the mirror inside the top clip.
by Aaron
Fri May 17, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 262

Re: I did something with electrical

That is very weird. Insulated internal wall? There's no reason to insulate an internal wall except for acoutics/sound.

Very odd. I would vacuum all that crap from the switch box if you haven't already.
by Aaron
Thu May 16, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Underground cable question
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: Underground cable question

Boy, to me at cursory glance that looks like a a three-wire twisted bundle of THHN/THWN that is designed for conduit only because of the bright white and red insulation. I'm guessing it's copper. You will want to look at the printing on the jacket of the cable. It will show the word "Type" with a co...
by Aaron
Tue May 14, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 262

Re: I did something with electrical

Yeah it does. I was thinking it's a GFCI or perhaps one of those decorator-style receptacles that fit in the same rectangle slot as a GFCI.
by Aaron
Tue May 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2487
Views: 56565

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

What P'ed me off was asking how many I wanted to buy.... in advance, with my items sitting on the conveyor belt !! I figured 4 or 5 , but if I said 7, I'd have 2 bags not needed. If I said 4, then I wouldn't have had enough. (well, I DID say 4, but got the look of death when I asked for a fifth one...
by Aaron
Tue May 14, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replace brickmould around door
Replies: 35
Views: 248

Re: Replace brickmould around door

Check-out at Lumberjack was stopping at the gate and paying there. You drive into the yard, load whatever you needed from the stack whence it came, then payed at the guard shack. That's the best case scenario right there. In and out. They even had yard dudes to help find/load materials if you neede...
by Aaron
Tue May 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 262

Re: I did something with electrical

Shannon wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 8:24 pm
Remember this is Dia we are talking about! WHHHOOO knows what she may have done or why?? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Yes, there is that notion too. :lol:
by Aaron
Mon May 13, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2487
Views: 56565

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

It's a change of habit to be sure. I sort of like the choice, honestly... Because I often grab only enough stuff to just fill one bag per trip. At a place like Aldi, I don't mind spending 7 cents for a brown paper bag. But sometimes I may only buy like 3 items, in which case I don't need any bag, th...
by Aaron
Mon May 13, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 262

Re: I did something with electrical

The way it comes apart (with those tabs) , maybe the last owner tried to insulate for a draft ??? Since the house hasn't burned down, I'd guess it's non-conductive :shock: You ever seen a receptacle that comes apart like that? I've seen like GFCIs that have snapping tabs but they're still all glued...
by Aaron
Mon May 13, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replace brickmould around door
Replies: 35
Views: 248

Re: Replace brickmould around door

That looks like a great job on a normal door ! Hah, thanks! A "great job" might have been using that cement to bond the mitre joints. I actually remembered I wanted to do that only after I drove in a couple nails and already secured it to the top piece. Definitely not worth the work prying off, plu...
by Aaron
Mon May 13, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 262

Re: I did something with electrical

She said it was packed in there, so it's not a spider web. Maybe one of her kids stuffed toilet paper or cotton in there, hopefully with a non-metallic poking device.
by Aaron
Mon May 13, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 262

Re: I did something with electrical

Shannon wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 7:58 am
Dia are you making stuff up to stump us here?
She won't reply, at least for a while... she dropped a bomb and ran again.

I have to admit I'm stumped. The only think I can think of is that it's a spider web or something. But that's an awful lot of "material" for a spider web.
by Aaron
Mon May 13, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replace brickmould around door
Replies: 35
Views: 248

Re: Replace brickmould around door

We were just talking in another thread about polyurethane, my favorite was McCloskies, which doesn't seem to be around anymore. I remember McCloskey. I got rid of a very old can I had from a very long time ago... You know, all those cans that contain very small amounts of the product, sitting in th...
by Aaron
Sun May 12, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replace brickmould around door
Replies: 35
Views: 248

Re: Replace brickmould around door

looks good. 8-) Looks good? It looks like a normal damn door, and that's what makes me happy! :lol: I've been very happy with any of the major dealer brand paints, Behr, on the other hand, I've never had a good experience with any of their products, be it paint, concrete stain, etc. It doesn't cure...
by Aaron
Sun May 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replace brickmould around door
Replies: 35
Views: 248

Re: Replace brickmould around door

Got the new brickmould attached! I used a whole tube of silcone in the corners of where the J meets the housewrap. Then the brickmould seemed to seat itself nicely in that silicone, on that outside edge. The old wood brickmould was notched around the bottom plate of the door but I found this vinyl k...
by Aaron
Sun May 12, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replace brickmould around door
Replies: 35
Views: 248

Re: Replace brickmould around door

If anyone is going to do the best 2-in-1, it's gonna be Benjamin Moore. That company makes the best paint. Or perhaps they're tied with Sherwin-Williams. I admit to buying paint from Menards. (Duck and cover!) They sell PPG which has served me fairly well, at least in my inexperienced opinion. If I ...
by Aaron
Sun May 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 262

Re: I did something with electrical

emtnut wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 7:29 pm
Not often you hear me say this on an electrical post ... but ... WTF ???? :o :shock: :shock: :?
Yeah that was precisely my reaction too: W......T..... F......! :lol: