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by A. Spruce
Thu May 23, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tips for replacing old garage roof?
Replies: 4
Views: 17

Re: Tips for replacing old garage roof?

Hopefully the roof deck isn't T&G, not a big deal, really, but it will add to the expense of the lumber and a touch more difficulty on install, nothing major.

If you've got enough space around the garage, you might consider a boom lift to get you up where you need to be and more around more easily.
by A. Spruce
Thu May 23, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2488
Views: 56569

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You're so impatient! :roll: :lol: :lol: Oh I know... Pics just take FOREVER, don't they, in this twenty-first century... I mean there's that whole POSING thing, and then tapping a button. Then the uploading!!! It's insufferable. :mrgreen: How do millennials do it, anyway, with their Instagrams? :lo...
by A. Spruce
Thu May 23, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Tips for replacing old garage roof?
Replies: 4
Views: 17

Re: Tips for replacing old garage roof?

with a simple 6/12 pitch gable roof & original redwood 2x6 planks underneath. IMHO, there is nothing "simple" about a 6/12 pitch. While I'm sure you meant it's just a simple gable style roof, a pitch of that magnitude is not easy to work on and will require roof jacks (scaffold brackets) to provide...
by A. Spruce
Thu May 23, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2488
Views: 56569

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Don't you have a 'burb thread already! Yeah but that thread is full of us prodding him for a pic of him standing proudly next to his ride. He doesn't want to remind us to heckle him about that again. Lol You're so impatient! :roll: :lol: :lol: Since I did the carpet/interior, I've either been worki...
by A. Spruce
Thu May 23, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2488
Views: 56569

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Are you saying that I'm over-sharing? :lol: This is the Official Uselss Post thread, after all, and my former mechanic has proven his shop is useless, so I'd say I've shared appropriately. :mrgreen: :lol: As for making it like new, yeah, I'm going a little overboard on the aesthetics a bit. I wanted...
by A. Spruce
Wed May 22, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2488
Views: 56569

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Slimy with shiny shine product is a major pet peeve of mine. I hate getting a handful of that stuff every time you pull the door closed or open the console, etc. When I did the carpets, I went over most of the plastic I pulled out with Meguire's cleaner, just want to give things a spiffing up, it ju...
by A. Spruce
Wed May 22, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2488
Views: 56569

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Well, when the body work is finished, the Burb's gonna get a good waxing. After that, then all the plastics are getting refinished to get rid of the dirt and weathering. On the back corners, on either side of the hatch window are big plastic louvers, I had time and inclination to buff one out the ot...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 21, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2488
Views: 56569

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I've heard from more than one source that you shouldn't use dish soap to wash your car, I always have and don't generally worry about it. I also find it hard to believe that dish soap is more caustic and problem causing than whatever the environment can throw at it, hence why I've never worried abou...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 21, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: How to trim a one piece bathub and surround?
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: How to trim a one piece bathub and surround?

So the flange is on the finished surface of the wall? Sadly, this is how most trailer/mobile home/manufactured home installs are done, the walls are put place as a finished unit, then the tub/shower is installed against the finished surface, trim is then placed over the flange to the wall to cover t...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 21, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2488
Views: 56569

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Looking for leads to good quality car care products. What are you guys using that you like? Exterior: 1 - Body wash 2 - Plastic restoration 3 - Plastic protection - non-greasy 4 - Aluminum wheel care - cleaners and polish 5 - Body wax Interior: 1 - Plastic restoration and protection. I'm in a sun be...
by A. Spruce
Mon May 20, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 36
Views: 261

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Hey is there a number of different methods to attach and build corners of exterior walls joining? Is just an L shape join acceptable or strong enough? Looks like some guys incorporate the backing for the corner drywall to attach too. Am I making a big mistake by having no corner backing for drywall...
by A. Spruce
Mon May 20, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: How to trim a one piece bathub and surround?
Replies: 6
Views: 61

Re: How to trim a one piece bathub and surround?

You either notch the back of the drywall to accommodate the flange, or you drywall up to the flange and fill the gap with mud. It will take a couple of layers to fill the gap, then you'll need to flat tape over the fill and edge of drywall to keep it all in place. You want the gap filled nearly flus...
by A. Spruce
Mon May 20, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Flood zone insulating basement ceiling with foam
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Flood zone insulating basement ceiling with foam

Your local insulation contractor can probably tell you, if not him, try the building department, see what regulations they have for spray foam in a flood zone.
by A. Spruce
Sun May 19, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Wet saws
Replies: 2
Views: 62

Re: Wet saws

Pro wet saws simply have a trolley bed that move in and out from the blade, the angle is whatever you hold the tile at. Cheaper DIY versions are more like a tablesaw with a fixed bed/blade and you use a fence or miter gauge to guide the cut, again, how you hold the tile in relation to the saw is how...
by A. Spruce
Sun May 19, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 36
Views: 261

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Any time you have a joint, you introduce a weak point, so common sense tells you that splitting the jack stud is not a good idea. I've always framed with cripples under the ends of the sill plate, but they may or may not be necessary, depending on the size of the window and the spacing of the rest o...
by A. Spruce
Sat May 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Remove drywall behind fridge but leave studs.
Replies: 3
Views: 54

Re: Remove drywall behind fridge but leave studs.

In theory, it sounds like a good idea, however, being this is the kitchen, and the #1 place of house fires, it is NOT a good idea to compromise the drywall. I wouldn't recommend this plan.
by A. Spruce
Fri May 17, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I did something with electrical
Replies: 23
Views: 262

Re: I did something with electrical

I definitely vacuumed it all, but to be honest, I was hoping you guys were infallible in your vast knowledge of everything (a high calling, to be sure). Now I'm concerned... What if this is everywhere? Well, the infallible answer is that your house is possessed! :shock: :? :| :mrgreen: I've seen a ...
by A. Spruce
Fri May 17, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 36
Views: 261

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Thanks. Do you guys know if the spray foam in a can is one time use? Ive tried cleaning the spray nozzle tube out with no luck as it drys u in the can part too I think. If you clean the tube and the nozzle really well, yes, you can get a second use out of it, but once you start spraying, it's only ...
by A. Spruce
Fri May 17, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 36
Views: 261

Re: Replacing Bay Window

cant post pics, Can I delete pics above and post a few here? No need to delete pix, just make a new post with the new pix. There is no limit to the number of pix you can post, but there are size limits, both in dimension and in file size, other than that, if you can't post a pic, it's probably just...
by A. Spruce
Fri May 17, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom mirror silicone type?
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Bathroom mirror silicone type?

Silicone will damage the mirror, don't use it!

I'm not sure what type of adhesive glass companies use, I would recommend visiting a local shop to ask/purchase some.
by A. Spruce
Thu May 16, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Repair Handle Broken off Door
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: Repair Handle Broken off Door

Short term, you could use washers on both sides of the drawer to widen the footprint of the fasteners into good material of the drawer. The washers on the outside only need be slightly larger than the diameter of the handle and can be polished or painted to blend in better. On the inside of the draw...
by A. Spruce
Thu May 16, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Where should I put my mailbox?
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: Where should I put my mailbox?

The factors I would use in placement would be.
1 - Ease of access for the postal driver
2 - Least likely place for being an obstacle when using the driveway
3 - Ease of access for you.
by A. Spruce
Wed May 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 36
Views: 261

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Personally, I wouldn't remove any blocking, you're not going to get any benefit from the added work and destruction. Drywall only needs to be attached to the studs and plates, no need to screw into blocking or diagonals.
by A. Spruce
Wed May 15, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 36
Views: 261

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Does a house or do I need that horizontal blocking between each stud at the 4 ft mark? Is it there to only mount the drywall to? Or is it there to keep the studs in place? Horizontal blocking at the 4' mark is called "fire blocking", which was popular in the 60's and 70's. Later code development on...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 14, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 36
Views: 261

Re: Replacing Bay Window

The black is probably just where airflow has trapped dirt over time. If it were mold, the back of the drywall would be covered with the same thing and you'd probably have signs of mold or moisture damage on the finished surface of the drywall as well. You'll feel a difference with a thicker wall and...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 14, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 36
Views: 261

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Would I mainly want to redo my walls that have paper backed old insulation? Or Is this worth my time, wasting my time. As attic and floor insulation is maybe the most important? You will benefit from thicker walls and insulation, as the walls have far more surface area exposed to the elements than ...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: glass backsplash installation
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: glass backsplash installation

Read the side of the pail, it should state if it's intended for glass or not. I would guess it will be fine. The only thing I can think of is that the glass tile is smaller, resulting in a whole lot more grout lines to seal and keep clean, which is a lot of extra work in day to day maintenance, let ...
by A. Spruce
Mon May 13, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replace brickmould around door
Replies: 35
Views: 248

Re: Replace brickmould around door

I don't know about that, about 6 years ago I did a complete interior repaint, Sherwin Williams paint was nearly $70 a gallon for low VOC interior paint. I don't care if it's Canukistanian or Americanese frog skins, that's a lot of frog skins!
by A. Spruce
Mon May 13, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Onward Bifold doors
Replies: 13
Views: 59

Re: Onward Bifold doors

Hmmm that doesn't sound right. :? Shannon said virtually the same thing I just did, so I'm not likely too far off the mark. No two guides ,one for each door. they will touch together when both doors close and the pins will compress the springs as needed. As Shannon points out, there are a lot of ad...
by A. Spruce
Mon May 13, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Onward Bifold doors
Replies: 13
Views: 59

Re: Onward Bifold doors

The sliding guides are probably supposed to touch and press against each other, this back pressure is what keeps the doors closed. I would start by setting the door pin so that the track guide is slightly forward of the edge of both doors, and slowly work the pin location until you get the spring te...