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by A. Spruce
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Floating wall gap & baseboard install?
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: Floating wall gap & baseboard install?

If you can't nail into framing, install your baseboard nails at angles, this will give them bit into the drywall. Once it's caulked, it won't go anywhere. If you want a little added security, you can put dabs of caulk on the back of the baseboard to "glue" it to the wall in addition to the nails.
by A. Spruce
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1800
Views: 33659

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron's wife finally found a way to get him to eat his blueberries! :lol:
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by A. Spruce
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1800
Views: 33659

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Sure has been quite around here lately. That settles it, no more vacations for Shannon! :| :| :| :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: New slider window leaks
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: New slider window leaks

Can you post pics of the weep holes and standing water? The weeps may not be cut low enough in the frame for water to drain well, plus, weeps are gravity feed, which means more water will be present because it has to break surface tension to run. So long as the window frame is not overflowing it sho...
by A. Spruce
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Holes in drywall mud
Replies: 13
Views: 104

Re: Holes in drywall mud

If you see it now it will be a sore thumb after paint. Have no regrets, do it right the first time and be done with it.
by A. Spruce
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Holes in drywall mud
Replies: 13
Views: 104

Re: Holes in drywall mud

I'd stick with mud.
by A. Spruce
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Holes in drywall mud
Replies: 13
Views: 104

Re: Holes in drywall mud

I've never heard of using soap in your mud and wouldn't recommend it. The only times I can recall getting bubbles is when I didn't thin the mix or applied too heavily. Yes I worked with a guy in commercial work and he used JOY liquid detergent in all of his mud. Never seemed to cause any issues at a...
by A. Spruce
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: How to light a pilot light
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: How to light a pilot light

I light my pilot, I hold down the red button for a minuet then let go, then it goes out, what's wrong? Most of the time when the pilot won't stay lit it is the thermocouple that is bad. You can try cleaning the tip that resides in the pilot light stream, sometimes they soot up a bit. Cleaning is us...
by A. Spruce
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Safety
Replies: 18
Views: 117

Re: Safety

So, when you gonna be more mindful of safety? <super big wink> :mrgreen: Today already ! I have a bad habbit of using safety glasses on one job and take them off and put them on my head so i coukd take a closer look . Then forget to put them on to finish the job . Today i cleaned my glasses well an...
by A. Spruce
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Safety
Replies: 18
Views: 117

Re: Safety

So, when you gonna be more mindful of safety? <super big wink> :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Wrap around L shaped deck
Replies: 15
Views: 221

Re: Wrap around L shaped deck

Looks good 8-)
by A. Spruce
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Holes in drywall mud
Replies: 13
Views: 104

Re: Holes in drywall mud

Assuming you used premixed mud, the ready to use stuff, did you cream it in your pan before you put it on the wall? Straight out of the box/bucket, premixed mud is a little too stiff to be working with, you need to thin it ever so slightly and "cream" it, meaning whip it up until is is a soft, smoot...
by A. Spruce
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Safety
Replies: 18
Views: 117

Re: Safety

emtnut wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:31 pm
Last time Sprucy did some work in the rafters for me, he just said "Whatever you do, don't let go of my shoe !! " :mrgreen:
But, you DID, and I learned a very valuable lesson that day . . . always tie your laces off to the rafter, don't let a buddy "help" ya! :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1800
Views: 33659

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Shannon wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:59 am
A. Spruce wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:40 am
If I were you, I'd stay in Hawaii! :shock: :lol:
Haha. The thought crossed my mind, if this site was my only need for income I could do this very comfortably from the beach every day!
That's why I'm working on an internet income myself. I'm ready for the beach life. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: hole in the bathroom ceiling fix advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 119

Re: hole in the bathroom ceiling fix advice?

Looking good! 8-)
by A. Spruce
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: window install
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: window install

Window is installed before the siding.
by A. Spruce
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts
Replies: 134
Views: 1261

Re: Misplaced support posts

I wonder if the option of ridge vent could be a best option for my studio, and whether it is still possible to do it. The task of cutting 2 inches on either side of the ridge seem risky, and requires much experience and skill... In all honesty, I don't think I'd worry about it. You're not going to ...
by A. Spruce
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: What are these in my basement?
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: What are these in my basement?

I don't think they're rough in plumbing either, and it would be unwise to utilize them as such without further investigation. It doesn't make sense to have that many access points within such a small area. Is the floor uniform in appearance or is there a distinct change in texture/shape/appearance i...
by A. Spruce
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Safety
Replies: 18
Views: 117

Re: Safety

So you danced back and forth across the conclusion I had made about your statement. Yes, being unprepared costs time and money. Not having safety in the forefront of your mind ALSO costs time and money, in the short term, lost productivity, in the long term, bodily harm which leads to disability and...
by A. Spruce
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: What are these in my basement?
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: What are these in my basement?

What are we looking at, a wall, the floor? What sewer/drain things are around these, bathroom/kitchen overhead, etc.? We need points of reference.
by A. Spruce
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: installing basement windows
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: installing basement windows

What kind of load is on the 6x6? Is this a single story or multi-story house (not including basement)? It's possible that the 6x6 could suffice as the header, so long as there is no point load anywhere along the width of the window. By point load, I mean is there a post that supports a second floor ...
by A. Spruce
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Safety
Replies: 18
Views: 117

Re: Safety

Bluesv6 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:40 pm
I also find safety costs time and money and a mind set , that is the reality .
Can you clarify this, before I jump to conclusions? :?: :geek:
by A. Spruce
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1800
Views: 33659

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

If I were you, I'd stay in Hawaii! :shock: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Safety
Replies: 18
Views: 117

Re: Safety

I wasn't listening to the patter.
by A. Spruce
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts
Replies: 134
Views: 1261

Re: Misplaced support posts

Thanks for the kind words. IMHO, you can tell the quality of the information by the way it is presented and whom it is presented by. We're all laid back here, we all want to see your projects successfully completed. We are confident in our abilities, we don't use ego or bully tactics to get our poin...
by A. Spruce
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Misplaced support posts
Replies: 134
Views: 1261

Re: Misplaced support posts

Don't be too hard on your contractor about following online advice. Online, EVERYONE has an opinion and EVERYONE thinks they're an expert, so advice can often be conflicting or just plain wrong. It so happens that here at House Improvements we ARE experts and we DO know everything, so our opinions r...
by A. Spruce
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Accessing the Sewer cleanout under tiles.
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Re: Accessing the Sewer cleanout under tiles.

Let us know how it goes. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Safety
Replies: 18
Views: 117

Re: Safety

I know for myself, I wouldn't do it, though like you said, for guys comfortable with heights and walking plates, what he was doing was no big deal. The key to safety is to have some common sense and knowing your own limits. Common sense says, if you're not comfortable with heights or walking plates,...
by A. Spruce
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1800
Views: 33659

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I won't tell her if you won't tell her! :P ;) :mrgreen: