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by JohnDS
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom exhaust vent tube getting condensation buildup.
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Bathroom exhaust vent tube getting condensation buildup.

Thanks guys. The reason I went with 6" duct is that the fan actually has a 6" inlet and outlet on it. Also, yes, an inline damper is what I was looking for. It would close with gravity, and open with the suction of the air when the fan turns on, but they don't look all that promising. I gotta look a...
by JohnDS
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom exhaust vent tube getting condensation buildup.
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Bathroom exhaust vent tube getting condensation buildup.

Thanks, I did not think about sewer gases. The bathroom is in the middle of the house, so the vent hose enters into the attic, into the fan motor, then runs along the peak of the roof, then out the side of the house. Probably about a 15’ to 20’ run. I’m not experienced with roof penetrations or that...
by JohnDS
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom exhaust vent tube getting condensation buildup.
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Bathroom exhaust vent tube getting condensation buildup.

Hello. I have a first floor bathroom with an unheated attic above. I wanted a quiet exhaust fan and did not want to hear the motor running so I had purchased a 250cfm centrifugal exhaust motor that is mounted in the attic. On the one end(inlet side) of the motor, I have 6” flexible dryer hose runnin...
by JohnDS
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Old door hinge removal
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Old door hinge removal

Hey guys, How do I remove the pin from this hinge. Am I correct in thinking there are two pins and one comes out from the bottom and one comes out from the top? I don’t want to start banging on things unless I’m sure how it comes apart. Sorry picture is sideways. Thank you. John FCCBFDAC-9080-4C16-9...
by JohnDS
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Farm fencing pole spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Re: Farm fencing pole spacing

Thank you very much for your time and patience. I'm still undecided since it's hard to find the postmasters. In any event, I have a question regarding the regular ugly round metal posts again about floating them in concrete in the case I need a little more height because property is not exactly leve...
by JohnDS
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Farm fencing pole spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Re: Farm fencing pole spacing

I guess they are rare in Long Island. I called a few places and asked about postmaster but they said no and didn't offer anything similar. I am looking at your pictures. I thought the whole idea was to put a 1x over the flat side to hide it. It looks like you can't do that with that style as it is t...
by JohnDS
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Farm fencing pole spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Re: Farm fencing pole spacing

Hello guys. I am doing another section of my yard and I looked into the postmaster fence posts that A. Spruce had mentioned. I would like to give those a shot, but I am having a hard time finding them. I found this place in Ohio but it costs more to ship them than the post itself, I'm in Long Island...
by JohnDS
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Anyone have experience with Ultra touch denim insulation?
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Anyone have experience with Ultra touch denim insulation?

Anyone have experience with Ultra touch denim insulation? It's made of recycled cotton fibers. I am wondering if anyone has anything good or bad to say about it. I thought it might be good for insulating the basement ceiling since I plan to leave it exposed and may have a gym and laundry area down t...
by JohnDS
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Farm fencing pole spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Re: Farm fencing pole spacing

Well if your eventual plan is still to install a solid wood fence in the future even at 6' tall that can cause a lot of extra wind load on the fence posts. Ok I actually went to a fence supply yesterday and got a couple of 2.5" 12' posts just to do the two ends of the fence until I get a better und...
by JohnDS
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Farm fencing pole spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Re: Farm fencing pole spacing

I can't say for sure on the OSD of the pipe for sure what the differences? I think for what you are doing 16gauge wall thickness is not enough. You want something closer to 12 gauge I would say. The gauge will make a pretty good difference in price for sure. Thanks, I'm glad you said that. Are you ...
by JohnDS
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Farm fencing pole spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Re: Farm fencing pole spacing

OK this week I've been looking at some prices for material. I am a little confused because it seems there are a few different sizes for getting 2.5" posts. I see 2 3/8", 2 19/50", and the fence supply calls their posts 2.5". Is 2.5" just a generalization and they are pretty much all the same width? ...
by JohnDS
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Farm fencing pole spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Re: Farm fencing pole spacing

The advantage of dry setting the post is that you can set the post plumb without any bracing, adding water will activate the concrete without moving the post. The downside is, dry setting concrete is not as strong as wet set concrete, so it has a tendency to break if force is applied to the post. T...
by JohnDS
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Farm fencing pole spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Re: Farm fencing pole spacing

Thanks everyone for the help so far. I have decided to install 2.5" metal galvanized posts. Another thing came to mind. Has anyone used quikrete(fast setting) with these? I heard it works really well for wood if you have the wood post in the hole first, pour cement around post in dry form, and then ...
by JohnDS
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Farm fencing pole spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Re: Farm fencing pole spacing

Postmaster style posts are the metal "T" posts mentioned above, correct?

Well thank you everyone for the help.
by JohnDS
Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Farm fencing pole spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Re: Farm fencing pole spacing

Just so there's no misunderstandings, post a picture of what you are calling "stockade" fencing. Metal posts will need to be set in concrete, as they do not have the surface area to resist movement. You will need to choose the fence height you want and stick with it, at least with chain link, becau...
by JohnDS
Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Farm fencing pole spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Re: Farm fencing pole spacing

Hey guys, I've been real busy with the kids and I also appreciate the time everyone takes out of their own lives to help answer questions like these. Ok I've been doing a lot of thinking. Thank you for the input on the metal "t" posts but I have decided to go with metal poles spaced 8' on center, th...
by JohnDS
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Farm fencing pole spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Re: Farm fencing pole spacing

Hey thanks guys. The double rounded 4x4s I was referring to was in fact the ones you had mentioned(rounded on two sides and flat on the other two sides), I wasn't sure what they were called. I am not looking to keep animals in or out, just looking for a cheap way to create a temporary privacy fence ...
by JohnDS
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Farm fencing pole spacing
Replies: 32
Views: 597

Farm fencing pole spacing

Hello, has anyone seen those fences on farms? It looks like they use double rounded 4x4s and attach chicken wire to it to keep the deer out. 1) Whether doing farm fencing with chicken wire, or doing regular 4x4 to do a regular stockade fence, can you just bury the treated post? 1a) If not, what kind...
by JohnDS
Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Railing around window well, egress gate ideas?
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Railing around window well, egress gate ideas?

Hello, I have a couple of egress window wells that I am looking to build a typical deck railing around (2x6 top rail/4x4 posts/2x2 studs). I need to incorporate some sort of egress gate in case of someone needing to get out of basement. My problem is that I would like the gate to look uniform to the...
by JohnDS
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tarring on flat spot where boiler pipe comes out?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Tarring on flat spot where boiler pipe comes out?

You're right, thanks. I went up there and it looks the same. That is some great stuff.
by JohnDS
Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tarring on flat spot where boiler pipe comes out?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Tarring on flat spot where boiler pipe comes out?

Thanks Shannon. I wound up getting Karnak 19 Flashing cement and it worked out perfectly. My only disappointment is that it started raining after I was done. The tar didn't stick to my finger when I touched the top layer but you can definitely tell it was soft underneath( I put it on pretty thick), ...
by JohnDS
Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:39 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tarring on flat spot where boiler pipe comes out?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Tarring on flat spot where boiler pipe comes out?

Hey guys. Not sure what the procedure is called, im thinking its "recapping the chimney". I have a boiler flue pipe that comes out of the roof. Around the pipe is a built up flat flat area with tar all over it. Toward the edges on top of the 4 sides is cracked and I assume to be leaking. Also where ...
by JohnDS
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: FENCE POST AND DEPTH
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: FENCE POST AND DEPTH

Thanks guys, great points. I just dont understand the wind situation. Aren't 4x4s used with stockade fence without any issues with wind?
by JohnDS
Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: FENCE POST AND DEPTH
Replies: 4
Views: 210

FENCE POST AND DEPTH

FIRST OFF I APOLOGIZE FOR THE CAPS> MY KEYBOARD IS STUCK ON CAPS LOCK> I WAS THINKING ABOUT INSTALLING ONE OF THOSE DEER FENCES THAT YOU SEE FARMERS PUT AROUND THE PERIMETER OF THEIR CROPS(UNLESS SOMEONE CAN RECOMMEND SOMETHING CHEAPER TO ACCOMPLISH THIS)< AND GROW SOME IVY OR SOMETHING TO CLIMB UP ...
by JohnDS
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Outdoor deck table needed to sit 10-12.
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Outdoor deck table needed to sit 10-12.

Hey thanks.

Don't mean to beat this thread to a pulp, but I just had the red cedar wood delivered today and wondering what size screws or lag bolts should be sufficient for this project? What size would you use?
by JohnDS
Wed Jul 27, 2016 4:36 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Outdoor deck table needed to sit 10-12.
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Outdoor deck table needed to sit 10-12.

1) you should be fine with that span using a 4x4. 2) what if you butted the end 2x4s and side 4x4s into the legs and attached them that way. So the legs and frame work would all be flush but you could then have the top overhanging on all 4 sides like you want? 3) the cross 2x4s under the top could ...
by JohnDS
Sat Jul 23, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Outdoor deck table needed to sit 10-12.
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Outdoor deck table needed to sit 10-12.

Thank you for the suggestion. We have been looking around a lot and saw one that somewhat meets our needs and would like to make one similar. The table we were looking at label read: 118" x 43"(not sure if this is the top table measurements or the legs on center because I did not have a tape measure...
by JohnDS
Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Outdoor deck table needed to sit 10-12.
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Outdoor deck table needed to sit 10-12.

Hello, not sure this is the correct place to post, but we just had a pressure treated pinewood deck installed. We are in the process of buying or making a nice sized table. It can look rustic like a picnic table, but just needs to fit 10-12 comfortably. We want the table to be in a nice proportion, ...
by JohnDS
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Creating a concrete pad for condenser
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Creating a concrete pad for condenser

Those are great ideas. Thank you for your help and advice. Off to home depot.
by JohnDS
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Creating a concrete pad for condenser
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Creating a concrete pad for condenser

Hello. I was looking to frame out a 3 1/2" x 3' x 3' space with 2x4s and pour cement into it to form a concreate pad for my condenser. I was hoping someone can steer me in the right direction as to what type of concrete mix I can use to accomplish this? Hopefully something I can get from home depot ...