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by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71736

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Shannon wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:55 pm
LOL, Spruce said "winterized" ....I think he forgot he lives in California! :lol:
You do know we get wet around here, right? :mrgreen: We may not get the deep freeze that y'all are used to, but just getting wet can have it's own problems.
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71736

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:20 pm
I hate movie trailers. They give away the whole movie.
Saves ya having to spend the $20 to go see the darned thing though! :lol:
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71736

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

My rum and Pepsi beats that any day of the week! :wink: :mrgreen: You weren't listening, I said I wasn't going to bore you about the trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . ....
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Straightening a roofline and truss repairs
Replies: 2
Views: 17

Re: Straightening a roofline and truss repairs

I'm not quite picturing what you're describing, regardless, I would recommend consulting with a structural engineer, they can tell you exactly how the trusses need to be repaired.
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71736

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I wasn't going to bore you fine fellers with trailer details. :mrgreen: If I do much else to it, I'll probably either start a new thread or add it to the Burb thread. Right now I'm just trying to get it winterized so my stuff doesn't get wet. My OCD wants to do all kinds of things, but budget and pr...
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 54
Views: 735

Re: Lean-to shed

You only need a single bottom plate. Use pressure treated because you're going against concrete, build your wall, stand it in place, then expansion bolt or tapcon it to the slab. Because you're captive between walls, you don't need much, unless you foresee the existing buildings coming down. Top pla...
by A. Spruce
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Suggesting for embedding staples
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: Suggesting for embedding staples

Can you post a pic? Depending on how proud of the surface they are, a hammer will be the quick way to set them, but if they're too high, then Shannon's method is probably the better bet, but I'd also include installing screws to make up for the lack of holding power of the original fasteners.
by A. Spruce
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 54
Views: 735

Re: Lean-to shed

Shannon wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:43 pm
Square to the ledger (A)
Ditto
by A. Spruce
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 54
Views: 735

Re: Lean-to shed

But the front view ("C3" shows the angle that all the rafters are lying at.) I see that now. I would definitely raise the tall wall rafter attachment point up to the top of the wall and splice into the existing roof on top of the higher wall. You will have a heck of a time getting and maintaining a...
by A. Spruce
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Concrete Steps Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Concrete Steps Repair

You'll have to be more specific. Pix would help too.

Generally, concrete is not repair able, but in certain circumstances it can be capped with another layer of concrete. The downside is that you need at least a 2" thick cap or you'll have the same exact problem with your cap as you do the substrate.
by A. Spruce
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: How do I insulate my garage door
Replies: 3
Views: 48

Re: Exterior white board installation

A flat panel interior is usually indicative of an insulated panel. What does the outside look like?
by A. Spruce
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior white board installation
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Exterior white board installation

It really depends on what the material is. I'd say that anything but Masonite/MDF would be fine with either side out.
by A. Spruce
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior white board installation
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: Exterior white board installation

Assuming the material is wood, no, there are no issues putting the smooth side out instead of the rough side.
by A. Spruce
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Underlayment in kitchen
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Underlayment in kitchen

Assuming the underlayment in the kitchen makes it higher than the rest of the house, I would remove it. It is not difficult to cut around cabinets, especially if you've got an oscillating tool, otherwise you are going to have a toe biter (trip hazard) at that transition point between the higher kitc...
by A. Spruce
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71736

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Have I ever mentioned just how much I despise silicon caulk? I've got probably 8 hours into removing failed silicon caulk off the nose cone of my trailer because it was leaking and I can't have that going into winter. :evil: :roll:
by A. Spruce
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Furnace
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Furnace

Your power source of choice will be greatly dependent upon what is most readily available. Sounds like electrical equipment would be more expensive to run than gas, so I'd go with gas equipment. Tank or tankless water heater, to me it is dependent upon the size of the house and the distance of the r...
by A. Spruce
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71736

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Sometimes the hardest part of home improvements is getting started
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4-1OFK9uGA
by A. Spruce
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 54
Views: 735

Re: Lean-to shed

tmccar wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:40 am
I think you may be misinterpreting my drawing. I am sloping it towards the right (the old sloping wall).
Maybe, it just looks like you've got a forward rake on the roof, not a slope down to the right.
by A. Spruce
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71736

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Sure is a slow day in the neighborhood! Shannon better make some more videos, QUICK! :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: solid wood flooring multiple rooms
Replies: 23
Views: 466

Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

If you are applying the glue directly to the plank as you lay it, then serpentine, if you spread the glue on the floor to lay the plank into, then trowel the glue perpendicular or angular to the direction that the planks are laid. The reason for this is that you're grabbing the board across the grai...
by A. Spruce
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Banister Repair
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Banister Repair

I wouldn't replace it. Stairs and railings are nothing to be trifled with, there is an art to how they are built, modifying them can weaken them if you don't know what you're doing. Instead, I would either cover the damage on the left side with trim or cut it that small section out and replace it. T...
by A. Spruce
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 54
Views: 735

Re: Lean-to shed

16" and 24" are the typical wall stud and roof rafter spacing. Unless you're expecting snow loads, I think 24" centers would suffice. Aligning your rafters over your wall studs is an excellent idea. Curious why you've chosen to slope the roof forward to the "entrance" side of things instead of out t...
by A. Spruce
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: solid wood flooring multiple rooms
Replies: 23
Views: 466

Re: solid wood flooring multiple rooms

Are you following the manufacturer's recommendations? ;) ;) ;) ;) ;) :mrgreen: It sucks when you can't get a straight answer. I have never nailed down a floor, but I can give you some information that might make your decision a little easier. If you nail only, the planks will loosen over time and st...
by A. Spruce
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71736

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Shannon wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Like full gut or what?
Well, his body is sculpted by Budweiser, so . . . :| ;) :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71736

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

emtnut wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:25 am
Just don't be creeping the neighborhood in that thing :mrgreen:
Geez, you're no fun! I was gonna paint "free wine" on the side of it and go cougar hunting! :P ;) :lol:
by A. Spruce
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71736

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You converting it to a mobile wet bar ?? :mrgreen: You know it! That's why it had to be so big, plenty of room for the bar, plus a little extra space for my work tools! :lol: On a side note, windex kills them very effectively, and you can spray from a good distance :mrgreen: Not to mention that if ...
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71736

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I've never been much of a traveler, I've changed on that position over the past few years and I'd really like to see more of the country now.
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71736

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I've been as far east as the Black Hills, but I was knee high to a grasshopper at the time, I could probably use a refresher visit. :lol:
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71736

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

One of these days, when I'm rich and famous, I'd love to take a trip around the US to visit all the fine folks I've met online over the years. Maybe even sneak across the border to visit northern friends too, but I'd have to do that at night when the border patrol ain't look'n! :shock: :wink: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2867
Views: 71736

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Funny, you're not the first to solicit my services from across the country! :mrgreen: I have a friend in Alabama that would love for me to come stay for a few months too. It's only a 30 hour drive and $700 or $800 in gas to get there (1900 miles, 10-12mpg, $4/gallon currently here). You got a spot b...