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by A. Spruce
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2940
Views: 74166

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Question for you guys: have you ever realized after the fact that you'd (potentially) made a mistake on a job and gone back to check/fix it? Mistakes? What are those?!?!?! :P :mrgreen: I've made some boo-boos over the years, some big, some small, and always revisit them when warranted. What does th...
by A. Spruce
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: stengthing roof trusses
Replies: 2
Views: 13

Re: stengthing roof trusses

You'll have to talk further with the engineer, as they are the only ones that can recommend structural upgrades.
by A. Spruce
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Radiant heat flooring
Replies: 4
Views: 57

Re: Radiant heat flooring

I'm not familiar with it either, sorry.
by A. Spruce
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: residential overhead garage door
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: residential overhead garage door

If you know the door manufacturer, you can just by the panels and be good, otherwise you're into new track and hardware as well.
by A. Spruce
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Custom Shower Base
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Custom Shower Base

I just did an odd size base using a mortar bed and schluter membrane. I'm just going to send you to the Schluter YT videos as their methods and membrane is the easiest I've ever seen or done myself. I don't have time at the moment to find the specific vid on doing mortar bases or pans with their mem...
by A. Spruce
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Concrete steps multiple gaps
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: Concrete steps multiple gaps

I think that I'd be inclined to regrout the joints, rather than trying to fill them with a caulk. If you go the caulk route, you MUST use something rated for concrete and that stays pliable, an elastomeric should do the trick, but read the label first.
by A. Spruce
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 71
Views: 997

Re: Lean-to shed

A metal roof is exactly like a cold glass of water sitting on a warm countertop, the temperature difference between the glass and the ambient air causes condensation, this condensation collects on the glass, and puddles on the counter. Same thing happens with a metal roof, condensation forms on the ...
by A. Spruce
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fence rail snapped
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Fence rail snapped

It looks like a split rail to me, and those should be available at a big box, if not, most certainly they'd be available from a fencing supplier. Replacement won't be easy, but won't be terrible either. You will have to dig the back of one post out so as to be able to lean it over and insert "tab A"...
by A. Spruce
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 71
Views: 997

Re: Lean-to shed

If this is going to be a kinda finished space at some point I would use a door and frame for sure. Me too, with a threshold and weatherstrip as you originally suggested. 8-) You're going to need to be careful with the metal roof, as it will be inclined to sweat, not a problem for a shed, but absolu...
by A. Spruce
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Winter window insulation question
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Winter window insulation question

I don't have any experience with plastic layer methods, but you are correct, the insulation comes from the trapped air space. Shrink wrap will probably have the highest visibility, I don't think thickness of the plastic will make much difference. Multiple layers with air gaps in between will add add...
by A. Spruce
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2940
Views: 74166

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:54 am
I actually think there might be formal education for beer-making!
Yep, more and more colleges are adding courses for brewing. Brewing isn't difficult, but there's a whole lot more too it than dumping stuff into a kettle.
by A. Spruce
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 71
Views: 997

Re: Lean-to shed

The door doesn't "need" to be in a frame, but I would recommend it because it will make for a much cleaner/neater installation and longevity of door operation. You will need everything Shannon recommends except for the threshold and weatherstrip, since this is a shed, it isn't that big a deal if the...
by A. Spruce
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Existing wall
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Existing wall

Too many unknowns in your question to be able to answer it. Generally, an interior, non-structural wall isn't too bad to move. Generally, a structural wall of any kind will be difficult and expensive. Regardless of the type of wall, plumbing, electrical, or other appurtenances within the wall will a...
by A. Spruce
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Metal Pole and Skinny Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 136

Re: Metal Pole and Skinny Frame

If you want a stud right up against the steel post, then cut your top plate at the metal plates, then install a block against the top plate that extends to the post in which to attach your stud.
by A. Spruce
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: How to Cap a slanted flat Roof Perimeter?
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Re: How to Cap a slanted flat Roof Perimeter?

can you post some pix?
by A. Spruce
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2940
Views: 74166

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Guess we'll have to start call'n ya Lefty, eh? ;)
by A. Spruce
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Measure with precision over long runs
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Measure with precision over long runs

Yes, a nail works as a 3rd hand when needed, similarly, you can clamp or screw a block even with one end of your board on which to hook your tape measure. Another way is to remove the existing board and use it as your template for the new board. Whatever method gets the results you're looking for is...
by A. Spruce
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Metal Pole and Skinny Frame
Replies: 15
Views: 136

Re: Metal Pole and Skinny Frame

You don't need a continuous plate line, the header/beam is stabilizing the wall already. As long as the stud spacing isn't over 24" it will be fine.
by A. Spruce
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Section of gutter damaged by tree branch (gutter repair)
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Section of gutter damaged by tree branch (gutter repair)

Reduce your search to "gutters" and see what you come up with.
by A. Spruce
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Section of gutter damaged by tree branch (gutter repair)
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Section of gutter damaged by tree branch (gutter repair)

I recently had to replace a section of gutter as well. I used a small angle grinder and used a cutoff wheel to cut the gutter exactly where and how I wanted without causing distortion of any kind. While aluminum won't cut quite as easily as steel gutters with a cutoff wheel, it will work. You can al...
by A. Spruce
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Measure with precision over long runs
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Measure with precision over long runs

There is no need to be measuring your cut angle templates as part of your overall measurement. Simply measure from the peak point to the plumb cut heel, transfer those measurements to your piece to be cut, then use your templates to mark your angles.
by A. Spruce
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2940
Views: 74166

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

emtnut wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:28 pm
Except I don't get the stud finder one ???? Mine works for me ... maybe a user problem ?? :mrgreen: ;) :lol:
Yeah, mine works just fine too, so I'm guessing user error as well. :lol:
by A. Spruce
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2940
Views: 74166

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Looks like Nutzy gets a reprieve from being picked on while we bring you today's vocabulary lesson: Modern Tools Hammer - In ancient times a hammer was used to inflict pain on one's enemies. Modern hammers are used to inflict pain on oneself. Pliers - A device used to extend your reach the necessary...
by A. Spruce
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2940
Views: 74166

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

The first sign you're getting old is when the aches and pains never go away! :LOL:
by A. Spruce
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Couple of drywall questions.
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Couple of drywall questions.

You're measuring the beveled edge, which is why your not measuring a full 1/2". Move to the middle of the end where the drywall has been cut, you'll have your 1/2". To deal with the foundation wall, you'll have to fur out the framing at least flush with the foundation so that the drywall will plane ...
by A. Spruce
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2940
Views: 74166

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

emtnut wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:11 am
Go for it :mrgreen:

Hope you have a sharp pick ... I gots' thick skin :lol:

I think it's Aaron's birthday eve today, so may as well add him to the hitlist 8-)
Oh, we'll get to Aaron, don't you worry! :twisted: :P :mrgreen: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2940
Views: 74166

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:39 am
Does that have anything to do with us switching back to standard time from daylight time? The thing that Arizonans, Hawaiians, and Saskatchewanians don't have to worry about? lol
I will be so glad when that stupidity is abolished! :roll: The reason it was implemented no longer applies.
by A. Spruce
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2940
Views: 74166

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Holy Mackerel!!!! Would you look at the date!!! :o It's International Pick On Nutzy Day Eve!!! :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: quarter round cut and install
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: quarter round cut and install

quarter round is just like any other trim, so there are no tricks to cutting or installing it. What I would recommend is that you have scrap pieces of trim or just some scrap sticks that you cut to fit the spot you need, once you figure out the exact cut angles you can then cut the real pieces of tr...
by A. Spruce
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Looking for ideas/insight for my bathroom redo
Replies: 30
Views: 672

Re: Looking for ideas/insight for my bathroom redo

I would think installing the edge trim first so that the field can be laid and cuts pieced in would be easiest, but I'm not sure what you're working with