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by A. Spruce
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall OCD
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Drywall OCD

I don't really know what I'm looking at here, though overall, it's pretty typical. You don't want gaps wider than 1/4", otherwise they are a pain to fill and can crack or show through the finish if not fully filled and finished. Larger gaps should be paper taped, not mesh tape. Paper does a better j...
by A. Spruce
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2533
Views: 60221

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Thankfully, I'm not a dad, not that I know of, at least. :oops: :lol:

But, happy dad's day to those suc . . . er, uh, um, you fine fellers that got 'em. :mrgreen:

No, seriously, happy dad's day, boys. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Paint or trim
Replies: 5
Views: 36

Re: Paint or trim

You don't need a trim hammer, a lighter weight hammer will suffice. You will need a nail set though. Drive the nail to within 1/8" or so of the surface, then use a nail set to drive it home.
by A. Spruce
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Shower valve in a shower stall with no tub spout!
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Shower valve in a shower stall with no tub spout!

You should be able to buy shower only valves, if not, capping the tub spout will create one.
by A. Spruce
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Patching a hole in shower stall tile!
Replies: 2
Views: 18

Re: Patching a hole in shower stall tile!

I think I'd be inclined to use sanded grout to fill the hole or possibly replace that one tile. Just depends on the situation and what I have to work with.
by A. Spruce
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Paint or trim
Replies: 5
Views: 36

Re: Paint or trim

I've always done trim first, then the painting. In most cases, I caulk the trim to the wall, which will necessitate going back and cutting in both the wall and the trim anyway.
by A. Spruce
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Composite decking parallel to house
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Composite decking parallel to house

A pic of the material would help.

Please post a pic of the face and end of the board in question
by A. Spruce
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2533
Views: 60221

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Because everybody deserves a good laugh!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8A2zNF-NdA

Don't you miss the days when TV programming was actually funny and didn't rely on fake laugh tracks?
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2533
Views: 60221

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

It's it bad if as a woman I thought this was hilarious? I'm ded. IMO, it only means that you recognize humor when it's meant as humor. I saw this the other day and thought it was pretty funny myself, but then I don't have to make sammiches, so . . . ;) ;) :lol: Reality is, I do all the cooking arou...
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1159

Re: Da 'Burb

Yeah, but seriously, what a burden and responsibility for just the sheer liability... That stress would more than offset the joy of the collection for me, even if I were of such means. 1 - He can afford it 2 - You know everything has to be insured within an inch of its life 3 - He believes stuff sh...
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: lower roof ice damming water leak problem
Replies: 12
Views: 91

Re: lower roof ice damming water leak problem

You're welcome, glad to have helped. Keep us posted on your progress with this project. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1159

Re: Da 'Burb

Admin wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:07 am
I could say the same to you :mrgreen:
Hey, I'm out here posting the poop outta this Burb project!



. . . And who wouldn't be at least a little jealous of Jay's collection? It's impressive, even if you aren't into half of the stuff he's got.
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1159

Re: Da 'Burb

Aw, don't be shy now! :cry: :| :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1159

Re: Da 'Burb

Maybe Admin needs to start his own thread on his fleet? 8-)
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: door problem
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: door problem

Weather strip could be too tight as well, start with the hinges though. If playing with the screws doesn't help, add a shim to the pin side of the hinges so that the door is rotated more to the closed position. It will be a delicate balance between just enough shim to do the job and adding too much,...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: lower roof ice damming water leak problem
Replies: 12
Views: 91

Re: lower roof ice damming water leak problem

Totally agree. This kind of roof design should be banned, period. Fixed it for ya! ;) :mrgreen: I am concerned that the nails would defeat the purpose of the waterproof shield layer (since the water shield would be full of punctures from all the nails used to secure the shingles down). Unless there...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior window replacement contractor/inspector face-off
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Exterior window replacement contractor/inspector face-off

It doesn't matter what the contractor wants to do, if the building inspector won't allow it, then it's wrong. And, taping the top flange of a window is not an acceptable method of "waterproofing", neither is goobering silicon everywhere. Post a pic of the siding and window. Usually, the siding is cu...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 117

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

At least the guy was honest, ... You hear stories of them trying to sell new compressors ! Yep, this was actually a topic of conversation while he was working. He was meticulous, clean, and did good work. He showed me how the disconnect was warped from being too hot and the capacitor was bulged, in...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Reusing Existing Wood Fence Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Reusing Existing Wood Fence Posts

I would replace the posts, it's not worth the hassles of replacing them one by one over the next few years, especially if you're hiring the work done. Cheaper and faster to replace them now. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?

It is an interesting product, for sure, and I'm not one who is impressed by new stuff very often. My suspicion is that they're numbers are based on the insulated studs, as they are a direct replacement for lumber with conventional R-19. The reason for the nekid studs is for those who are going to bl...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?

I'd like to know more about it as well.

He seemed to be saying that T-studs were $2500 to $5000 more than conventional lumber framing. Now, they weren't saying if this was direct lumber cost difference or if it includes the insulative value as well.
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?

Anyone ever see or hear of these things before? They sound pretty cool, no pun intended.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxDSulcLpAE
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: lower roof ice damming water leak problem
Replies: 12
Views: 91

Re: lower roof ice damming water leak problem

I have always been baffled as to why house designs with these types of serious flaws are allowed to be built. :roll: I'm guessing that the roof would need to be peeled and ice and water shield applied, then install new roof. If the interior is accessible, then adding insulation will help. Shannon wi...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 117

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

Yeah, I wasn't going to complain because they did wiggle me into their schedule so that I wouldn't be without AC for too long. You do pay a premium for such things, though I don't think I was charged any surcharge or "emergency" price for the work done.
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window replacement frustration
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: Window replacement frustration

Every window I've ordered, after choosing a particular type of window, has only required width and height dimensions (in that order, width is always the first number). Now, if you're doing a casement window (crank out style), you would then also need the jamb depth, or the distance from sheetrock su...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 117

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

The disconnect was a little melted and the capacitor was bad. We gots cold air now! 8-) Good to hear ... you're hard enough to deal with at room temperature ... I wouldn't want to see what happens when you heat up :mrgreen: It takes a lot more than a little heat to make me grumpy, say, heat and no ...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 117

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

The disconnect was a little melted and the capacitor was bad. We gots cold air now! 8-)
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1159

Re: Da 'Burb

This thread makes me proud of you, Sprucey. Quality hard work, my main man. Thanks for the kind words. It's been a long while since I've had my own vehicle to care for. I know I've gone a little OCD-anal-retentive-Nth degree, but she really needed it and looks darned near brand new for it. I'm happ...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1159

Re: Da 'Burb

I can't wait until I'm semi-retired so I can give that level of care to my fleet :D back in the day I used to put a lot more time into vehicle cleaning & care... ;) Yeah, working full-time does make it a bit harder to properly care for your vehicles. I used to go through and deep clean my work truc...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2533
Views: 60221

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Dia wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:25 am
We have an infraction against us for carbon monoxide in the basement. How's your week going?
You've always said that hubby was full of hot air, now you know the truth! :shock: ;) ;) :mrgreen: