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by A. Spruce
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: mystery hole
Replies: 2
Views: 10

Re: mystery hole

I agree, patch the holes to be weather tight and be done with it. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Thin concrete countertops?
Replies: 4
Views: 11

Re: Thin concrete countertops?

Yes, I understand that, I'm simply saying that there are other options that are much easier, faster, and cheaper that will provide everything you are asking for, short of actually being a concrete countertop.
by A. Spruce
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Thin concrete countertops?
Replies: 4
Views: 11

Re: Thin concrete countertops?

My advice would be to not waste your money on something you're going to replace shortly anyway. It will be far faster, cheaper, and easier to install a premade formica top or simply regrout what you have until you're ready to do your remodel.
by A. Spruce
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 48
Views: 219

Re: Da 'Burb

Oh, had an surprise inspection and the burb passed with flying colors! :lol: This was about her 3rd time through.
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by A. Spruce
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 48
Views: 219

Re: Da 'Burb

Quick update. Everything is now back together. My efforts to stop dash squeaks were a success and I was able to figure out a strange rattle at start up, that is still audible to varying degrees when driving, seems one of the stepper motors, or whatever their called, that swing the needles in the ele...
by A. Spruce
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: vanity not square with back and side wall
Replies: 1
Views: 8

Re: vanity not square with back and side wall

Pretty typical occurrence. If you don't want to scribe the vanity top to the walls, your only other option is going to be to caulk it into place. Caulking backer would be better than a wood shim because it won't rot and it will mash to whatever thickness you need for a good fit and support of the ca...
by A. Spruce
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Kitchen Backsplash
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Kitchen Backsplash

What kind of backsplash are you installing?
by A. Spruce
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Shower valve problem
Replies: 4
Views: 32

Re: Shower valve problem

The cartridge is probably worn and needs replacement, I would start there first as it is a non-destructive fix.
by A. Spruce
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Picture molding on stairs
Replies: 37
Views: 933

Re: Picture molding on stairs

Looks good. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 48
Views: 219

Re: Da 'Burb

My '95 had buckets and console, so does the '02. Much better setup, IMHO. After having done this swap, it is one I highly recommend. The console and dash panels cost me $150, I could have gotten it cheaper had I been willing to drive 20 miles across town to Wrecker's Row and gone to a Pick-N-Pull. F...
by A. Spruce
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 48
Views: 219

Re: Da 'Burb

I had already take out the seats and carpet by the time I decided to replace the jump seat with a console. The jump seat back folds down into a "console" and the back is hinged. The first problem is that the lid hinged to the back, making it very hard to get into while driving. Second, the storage i...
by A. Spruce
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 48
Views: 219

Re: Da 'Burb

Got the front and center row seats in and their associated trim. Still need to clean the 3rd row seat, installation of that is to simply roll it into place, so that will be quick and easy. The not so quick part will be reassembling the dash. I think my Shoe-Goo repair is going to do the trick so the...
by A. Spruce
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 48
Views: 219

Re: Da 'Burb

I noticed that the driver's corner of the dash was more "springy" than the other, it's also where some of the squeak was at and the previous owner had stuffed a wad of paper in between the A pillar trim and the dash trying to stop it. Peering in through the open front of the dash I could see it was ...
by A. Spruce
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 48
Views: 219

Re: Da 'Burb

Well, I've made some progress. Got the driver's seat cleaned (dust/dirt, not upholstery) and installed, unfortunately, I had to go deeper into the dash to get to the squeaks. dash off.JPG First thing that caught my eye was this, or lack of this . . . dash clip 1a.JPG It should look like this: dash c...
by A. Spruce
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 48
Views: 219

Re: Da 'Burb

Well, he works with Shannon, SOMEBODY's got to be the adult around here! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 48
Views: 219

Re: Da 'Burb

Except I don’t drink beer and the weather is actually nice here now. Try again next January :D You do know that "beer" is the generic term for "adult beverage of your choice", right? :| :mrgreen: And, I'm betting the weather is gonna take a few turns for the worse before it's better for the spring/...
by A. Spruce
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 48
Views: 219

Re: Da 'Burb

But I have a plan, he comes here, not distracted by all those other projects, enticed by beer. That oughta work, right? :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Cheapest/best value option for improving old kitchen cabinets
Replies: 2
Views: 28

Re: Cheapest/best value option for improving old kitchen cabinets

Can you post a pic of the damage?

A woodworker or cabinet shop should be able to repair or make a new door and closely match the color.
by A. Spruce
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Faucet thread pipe is too narrow
Replies: 2
Views: 23

Re: Faucet thread pipe is too narrow

Sounds like you don't have the ability to tighten it enough, meaning not enough threads on the hold down apparatus. Stack some washers or make a spacer to fit between the nut and hold down clamp, that should do the trick.
by A. Spruce
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Best cement mix to patch dips?
Replies: 12
Views: 70

Re: Best cement mix to patch dips?

I don't have experience with any of those products. It's been way too long since I've used leveling compound to remember the brand or specifics.
by A. Spruce
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Small Drywall Niche
Replies: 8
Views: 34

Re: Small Drywall Niche

Let us know how it works. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 48
Views: 219

Re: Da 'Burb

Aaron wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:06 pm
Admin don't fall for that carrot and stick.
Now you just hush! :x :lol: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Small Drywall Niche
Replies: 8
Views: 34

Re: Small Drywall Niche

Paper tape is sufficient for inside corners, I seriously doubt that a bead would aid in finishing. Before you cut the knife, you might try bending it to see if that gives you the results you need. Bending will probably give you more control and ease of use. The space is just too small to get good, s...
by A. Spruce
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 48
Views: 219

Re: Da 'Burb

Admin wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:24 pm
Oh you don’t want me to work on a project for you, you have no idea how long it can take to complete :lol:
That's why I hold all the beer hostage until you're done! :twisted: :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Small Drywall Niche
Replies: 8
Views: 34

Re: Small Drywall Niche

No, a pro wouldn't make such tiny niches. :wink: :lol: Just kidding. I would just make due with a regular knife, unless I had a whole bunch of these to do, then I'd probably modify a knife (bend or cut the handle off) to make the job go a little faster. Keep in mind that drywall mud sands relatively...
by A. Spruce
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Small Drywall Niche
Replies: 8
Views: 34

Re: Small Drywall Niche

It will be easiest to buy a cheap knife and cut the handle off of it, that will give you a tool small enough to fit the space, yet capable of doing the job at hand. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 48
Views: 219

Re: Da 'Burb

Heater cores are in the air handler box inside the dash, so yeah, most times it involves pretty significant dismantling to get them out. If I ever have to go in that deep on my truck I'm putting in a cable actuator to the fresh air door, since the idiot designers can't figure out how to make them st...
by A. Spruce
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing closet doors
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Installing closet doors

Sliding doors can be adjusted "crooked" to line up with the wall/opening, so no worries there. Bifold can be adjusted similarly as well, though, if the out-of-whack is severe enough, it's going to show with bifold. Bypass/sliding doors are not feasible on openings less tan 5' wide, otherwise the doo...
by A. Spruce
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Installing closet doors
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Installing closet doors

What kind of door do you plan to install?
by A. Spruce
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Copper wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 35

Re: Copper wiring

Where will you be tapping in for electrical?