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by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Divets/Tears in Vinyl Sheet?
Replies: 5
Views: 12

Re: Divets/Tears in Vinyl Sheet?

You're welcome.
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 200
Views: 3847

Re: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?

They really can't because the motor gets in the way of being able to tilt to that side.
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 200
Views: 3847

Re: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?

You can tilt the saw to the angle you want, and lay the material flat on the bed, the problem is, you can only tilt the saw in one direction, so you can't make mating angle cuts all that easily, which is why it's easier to stand the material against the fence for such cuts.
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Divets/Tears in Vinyl Sheet?
Replies: 5
Views: 12

Re: Divets/Tears in Vinyl Sheet?

That's definitely a gouge from something, it didn't "just happen". The good news is that you can probably glue it back down with some vinyl glue and then use vinyl seam sealer to seal it up. Seam sealer will help to keep the edges down so they can't catch on things as well as keep moisture out from ...
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Old window jamb retrofit recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 15

Re: Old window jamb retrofit recommendations

I've never done a retrofit either, I either repair what's damaged or replace the window with something more modern. There are companies that specialize in retrofit/restoration of sash windows, but I couldn't say how to go about finding one in your area. Maybe consulting a few local glass shops for s...
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Divets/Tears in Vinyl Sheet?
Replies: 5
Views: 12

Re: Divets/Tears in Vinyl Sheet?

Unfortunately, that site doesn't work on my computer. You can upload images directly using the "attachment" button below the response box.
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 200
Views: 3847

Re: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?

99% of the time, it's faster and easier to cut lumber with a circular saw, no matter what it's dimensions. The only time a chopsaw is handy for such things is when you have it set up in a table with stops to make repeated length cuts quickly without measuring and marking every board. Other than that...
by A. Spruce
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 200
Views: 3847

Re: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?

I've never been a fan of sliding miter saws, they're never smooth enough for good cuts or safety. Last thing you want to be doing is feed a saw erratically through a board, that's how you hurt yourself! To that end, I prefer a miter saw. Which type of saw (sliding or fixed) and the size of that saw ...
by A. Spruce
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:42 pm
I think I remember asking my parents why he was always shushing, and they explained he was just nervous. lol
Riiiiiigght! :lol: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

That's the way it is with all things, they're made by adults, for adults, mostly, and thinly veiled as children's entertainment. Toy Story, Cars, all the animated movies, they're careful enough to make the adult jokes well above the kids heads, but we know what is being implied.
by A. Spruce
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 19
Views: 215

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

Shannon wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:37 am
Good point on that Spruce.
You don't keep me around here just 'cause I'm handsome! ;) :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 19
Views: 215

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

Fingers crossed you only have to hang the drywall once. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 19
Views: 215

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

My thought is that once it's encased in drywall, it will actually be a lot warmer, which means more movement than when it's exposed like this and doesn't get as warm. If you were willing to live with unfinished drywall for a week or two, get it installed but don't tape it and then listen for any cha...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 19
Views: 215

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

Yes, nylon would work, it is slippery against the metal, where wood is a bit sticky. The nylon washers will work just fine with just a touch of glue under them to hold them in place, not too much, you don't want the glue to ooze out and make contact with the metal. I would also use smaller washers o...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 19
Views: 215

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

Something I was thinking about. You could put a nylon button between the 1x and the duct where it touches, this would allow the duct to slip freely with no noise. Cutting down the number of 1x will definitely help too. Fewer 1x means fewer points of contact. Probably more trouble than its worth.
by A. Spruce
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Now you all know how Nutzy up sold his clients. :mrgreen: ;)
by A. Spruce
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Freeze on Exterior Windows
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Freeze on Exterior Windows

I assume you're referring to frost on the inside of the window. This is a product of condensation, warm moist air within the house is hitting the cold glass, which condenses the water out of the air. Once the water is on the glass, it can then freeze. This is probably a combination of high humidity ...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 19
Views: 215

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

5/8 drywall can span up to 24". There is reinforced drywall as well that may be able to span a little more. So, if you can support the drywall between the ducts, you'd be able to do away with the 1x portion of the framing. This is only because the duct is touching and you want to prevent the possibi...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.
Replies: 19
Views: 215

Re: Shifting duct trunks over to beam so I can make soffit.

It's ok if they touch, the only problem is the squeaks and clunks of the duct moving against it. If you don't have those problems, then I wouldn't worry about it. Question, what's the width of that duct, I'm betting you could span it without the framing, or even use sanded plywood instead of drywall...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 200
Views: 3847

Re: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?

Hey when you guys fill in nail holes, do you use the alex plus caulking? It almost seems like the alex plus shrinks back in the nail hole a bit. Or do you use a wood filler in the tube? And when you do little touch ups on dry wall dings and paint that peeled off, do I just use drywall mud? or go bu...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Bubble at edge of new countertop
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Bubble at edge of new countertop

That's my sentiments as well. You might be able to apply heat then weight the area down to see if it will re-adhere. Find out if they've been putting hot things there and then suggest alternatives, such as putting hot item on a cutting board or silicone mat.
by A. Spruce
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Hey Bud, comeer! Wanna buy a cooked potato? :lol:
by A. Spruce
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2000
Views: 45410

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

emtnut wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:45 pm
There's gotta be someone out there that likes them too !!! :shock:
Cooked potatoes! We all like COOKED potatoes! You wingnut! :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..
Replies: 13
Views: 94

Re: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..

So you're saying that all this is out in the garage? I thought we were talking about a room inside the house. The open vents now make a little more sense, still not ideal, IMHO, but ok. As much of a pain as it will be to install those screens in the attic, that is where I'd recommend doing it, to pr...
by A. Spruce
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 200
Views: 3847

Re: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?

My point was just like your original one Spruce. All of these things take practice and work to get your efficiency up. Doing this as a home owner/ DIYer will for sure take more time then a pro. Yup! I was just making it clear that I didn't remodel the entire bathroom in 3 days, nor should Kurt feel...
by A. Spruce
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..
Replies: 13
Views: 94

Re: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..

I would agree, two make-up pipes seems extreme. It is likely that the second one that is piped down to the floor is to give the furnace a more direct supply, but still, two ducts seems way overkill. With these ducts open, you're going to feel drafts from them, simply because there is nothing to slow...
by A. Spruce
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 200
Views: 3847

Re: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?

I was going to elaborate on the bathroom remodel I mentioned earlier. I can't say how long the bathroom took from start to finish, as I was in the middle of remodeling about 85% of the rest of the house at the same time, so I wasn't working on any one thing from start to finish, I was kind of jumpin...
by A. Spruce
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..
Replies: 13
Views: 94

Re: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..

I'm sure there's a misunderstanding somewhere about the exact locations of those pipes and penetrations. Yes, you need combustion air for the furnace and water heater and this is usually accomplished with a duct from under the house or attic, but I've never seen a raw 6" or 8" open duct tasked for t...
by A. Spruce
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..
Replies: 13
Views: 94

Re: Attic: How to improve the insulation and add a storage..

So you're saying that the open ceiling penetration above the water heater is the one that penetrates the roof? That doesn't make sense, because that would mean that the combustion exhaust is being vented into the attic, which you absolutely do not want! I'm guessing the reason for the open ceiling p...
by A. Spruce
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?
Replies: 200
Views: 3847

Re: Main Vent Stack ABS Pipe Sweating Moisture Buildup-Insulate?

To be honest, a job takes what it takes to get it done properly and to your standards. You can't put your speed up against pros who do this stuff every day. I did a bare stud remodel of a master bathroom a few years ago, a room that was about 8x10. It took me 3 days to hang, tape, and texture the dr...