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by A. Spruce
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Just wanted to wish everyone good luck in hunting rabbit pellets, er, uh, bunny turds, um, uh, Easter eggs! That's it! Easter Eggs!

Happy Easter if you follow such things, Happy random Sunday if you don't. Either way, have a great day. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:20 pm
Shannon wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:00 pm
Ya i usually spend a little more time looking at options also but the first one seemed so logical ,i just went for it. lol
You'll get over it. Lol
Depends on his level of OCD. :lol:
by A. Spruce
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Toothbrush, yes, Q-tips, no! :lol:
by A. Spruce
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Should have looked at the second search result the first time. See there, Sprucey would have procrastinated, watching more vids to pass the time. :twisted: :lol: :lol: Actually, I tend to watch multiple vids on things because there's usually more than one way to skin a cat, some easier or less invo...
by A. Spruce
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

On a positive note, the seats did need to be cleaned. Especially after I got caught with the door open in the car wash! :shock: :lol: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Possible load-bearing?
Replies: 11
Views: 74

Re: Possible load-bearing?

It bears mentioning, no pun intended, that you will need to build a temporary wall under the trusses to move the header. The trusses can never be left unsupported, so screw a 2x4 flat to the ceiling at each truss, then install a 2x4 "stud" under each truss, screw each connection together, screw a 2x...
by A. Spruce
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: floor support.................
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: floor support.................

Shannon isn't the one that answered you, it was me, A. Spruce. Where I am, trailer, mobile home, manufactured home, and modular get used interchangeably, hence why I went in the direction I did. Regardless, my answer isn't going to change, refer to the builder's plans to know what kind of support is...
by A. Spruce
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Possible load-bearing?
Replies: 11
Views: 74

Re: Possible load-bearing?

You can't get away from having a post, something has to be there to support the weight of the trusses, all you can do is relocate the header to a better position. By putting the header in front of the trusses, you no longer have it as an impedance of the flow of the ceiling, giving the aesthetic of ...
by A. Spruce
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

And that was my favorite door, too! :cry: :cry: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Possible load-bearing?
Replies: 11
Views: 74

Re: Possible load-bearing?

You can move the header from under the trusses to in front of them, then hang the trusses with Simpson brackets on the side of the header. You then fur out the remaining portion above the header to have a flush wall face, unless you'd like a decorative shelf there. DO NOT, under any circumstances, m...
by A. Spruce
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: floor support.................
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: floor support.................

Can you post a picture? 2x10's under a trailer doesn't sound correct, I've never seen more than 2x6 sitting on top of the steel trailer frame. You should have blue prints of the home and how close together the support structure should have been installed. "mobile home jack" on google brought up this...
by A. Spruce
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Peeling Paint, just seal it?
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Peeling Paint, just seal it?

You shouldn't need to seal it, simply scrape off what is loose/peels easily, float it smooth with drywall topping compound, and you're ready for paint.
by A. Spruce
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You know, we've all suspected for a long time that Shannon has super natural powers. :shock:
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by A. Spruce
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You didn't see the link associated with the post, implying all the "research" he had done. He's lucky I found him first, Admin would have bounced him immediately. :mrgreen: And, If I'm proven wrong, I'll apologize just as publicly, but let's just say, I won't be practicing any retraction speeches. :...
by A. Spruce
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Possible load-bearing?
Replies: 11
Views: 74

Re: Possible load-bearing?

Looking at the structure of the trusses (the video was very helpful), I would say that the wall under them is load bearing. I come to this conclusion because there is no webbing in the section of truss that extends out past this wall. You could very easily remove all those walls, but you will have t...
by A. Spruce
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Towel Warmer Safety Question
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Towel Warmer Safety Question

I highly doubt that a towel warmer is worth the expense or hassles of installation. If it is only a heated bar, all it will do is warm a strip of the towel where it contacts the bar. If it has more contact area with the towel then it will do a better job of warming. Electric heaters are not all that...
by A. Spruce
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'm a ways from setting up a PC so I don't need a controller just yet, thanks for the offer though. 8-) Speaking of "new pages", I needed a laugh the other day, so I scrolled back about 30 pages to our chat about Johnsons, unsolicited deck pix, and whatever else was on topic of the day. Busted a gut...
by A. Spruce
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

emtnut wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:16 pm
Another new page !! That was fast :twisted:
That's what happens when a bunch of hooligans get together. :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Playstation actually has a couple games that span several generations of console that I'd like to try, The Last of Us and Uncharted.

Another problem with modern consoles is downloadable content, I'd rather buy game disks than D/L content via a paid subscription.
by A. Spruce
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Since there is only one game per platform that has ever interested me, sounds like a better plan is to simply set up a PC with emulators for all the consoles. No hacking necessary, unless you consider emulators hacking! :lol:
by A. Spruce
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

And so our little sis doesn't feel left out, here's one for the resident troublemaker. :mrgreen:
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by A. Spruce
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

And that's why we don't let Aaron hold the ladder anymore! :lol:
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by A. Spruce
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Front entry door
Replies: 9
Views: 70

Re: Front entry door

I have not seen a storm door for a double entry, or entry/side light combo such as you have, not to say that they don't exist. I would check out an actual door supplier, as opposed to the general big box. Door suppliers have catalogs full of such things and could probably special order something to ...
by A. Spruce
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Front entry door
Replies: 9
Views: 70

Re: Front entry door

A level is the perfect tool to determine if things are plumb, level, or warped, as long as the level is the better part of the length you're trying to verify. As an example, a torpedo level would be useless, a 4' for the jambs would be perfect. If the header is under 4', then you need a 2' or 3' lev...
by A. Spruce
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Disassembling Stair Rail
Replies: 12
Views: 173

Re: Disassembling Stair Rail

Looks great! 8-)
by A. Spruce
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Cabinet Repair after Backsplash Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Cabinet Repair after Backsplash Removal

Personally, I would maintain an end splash. IMHO, it finishes off the countertop better and protects the side of the cabinet. In lieu of that, yes, sanding and painting will be the most efficacious repair.
by A. Spruce
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

There are hacked Xboxes on Craigslist with hundreds of games on them for pretty cheap, I'm not into buying hacked stuff, simply because I don't trust most people to know what the heck they're doing, and if there's a problem with it, who's gonna be able to fix it? So you're saying that if I can ident...
by A. Spruce
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Front entry door
Replies: 9
Views: 70

Re: Front entry door

Thanks for the fast reply. Have check the jamb and everything you said. Seems fine except that is out of plum but to its acceptable tolerance (hope I'm right here). There is no "tolerance", per se, it's mostly what is aesthetically pleasing and what is required to make it seal properly. Seems like ...
by A. Spruce
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Front entry door
Replies: 9
Views: 70

Re: Front entry door

It's the builder's problem if the house is still under its new construction warranty period, which is usually 1 year. I'd contact the door manufacturer for assistance, both with fixing the leak and with whether or not the door is suitable for your environment. If you can't get anyone to fix or repla...
by A. Spruce
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2395
Views: 53732

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I've had 3 consoles and only found one game on each that I liked to play. One of these days I'll figure out how to set up a PC to run all the games, past and present, that I want to play.The BIGGEST problem with consoles is that once the maker moves on to the next greatest thing, you can't buy new c...