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by A. Spruce
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Stop Water From Leaking Out Of Shower
Replies: 15
Views: 83

Re: Stop Water From Leaking Out Of Shower

It shouldn't take much, I'd start with a 1/8" bead of clear caulk. Start at the wall and come 4" straight out in a line that will be under the door when closed, this should keep it virtually invisible. Let the caulk cure and test, if you need a longer line, make it longer. Do not spread the bead, al...
by A. Spruce
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Shark-bite angle stops
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Shark-bite angle stops

If it was a good valve to begin with, yeah, it shouldn't need replacement any time soon, however, there was a time when cheaper than cheap was the order of the day and the valve would literally snap off in your hand, giving you a nice shower and flooding the house while you hunt down the main to tur...
by A. Spruce
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Shark-bite angle stops
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Shark-bite angle stops

Interesting, I've never seen that tool. I'm not sure I've ever had to replace a compression-style valve before, I've only installed them! I never knew the ferrule got stuck on the pipe, but I guess it might over time if there is mineral buildup from the water that wedges itself between the pipe and...
by A. Spruce
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Shark-bite angle stops
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Shark-bite angle stops

20 years ago compression angle stops had fine and coarse threads, this puller only has coarse, so I'm not sure what I'll do if I come across one.
by A. Spruce
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Closet lighting help
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: Closet lighting help

Yes, it's a slim light. They clamp pretty tightly, so unless the manufacturer says not to install on a wall, it will likely be fine.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial- ... /303392574
by A. Spruce
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Shark-bite angle stops
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Re: Shark-bite angle stops

The puller:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-Compr ... /304543091

Yes, I clean the copper as best I can and check for burrs.
by A. Spruce
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Stop Water From Leaking Out Of Shower
Replies: 15
Views: 83

Re: Stop Water From Leaking Out Of Shower

Yes it's going to have to be some sort of barrier but I am not sure what this should look like or where it should go. I would probably start with a short bead of clear caulk, maybe 4" long or so directly under the door, from the wall 4" out. Clear caulk won't be noticed with the door closed and alm...
by A. Spruce
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tapeless drywall finish?
Replies: 26
Views: 146

Re: Tapeless drywall finish?

I think that we have expressed our reservations about the product, I don't think we're dissing it. With the maker's input, maybe it will help us to understand the product better.
by A. Spruce
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: WHy does this crack above my door keep re-appearing?
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: WHy does this crack above my door keep re-appearing?

It isn't the daily temp or humidity that is the problem, it is the range of fluctuation from high in the summer to low in the winter. Expansion and contraction due to both heat/cold (seasonal swings, not daily swings) and ambient moisture levels wet/dry (rain, humidity, drought) that cause materials...
by A. Spruce
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 3116
Views: 86747

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

So, how goes the trade show, Shannon?
by A. Spruce
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Old power tool uses, trade in?
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Old power tool uses, trade in?

If they're still functional, donate them to a thrift shop. If they're nonfunctional, recycle them, either in your municipal waste or scrap yard that accepts that sort of stuff.
by A. Spruce
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: What are these drill bits called, and where would they be used ?
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Re: What are these drill bits called, and where would they be used ?

Those look to be auger style bits, which have a tighter twist (more spiral) than standard bits. They clear holes better and when equipped with a pilot screw, cut extremely aggressively. These do not have the pilot screw, but are still probably a pretty aggressive cut. Also, at least one of them is a...
by A. Spruce
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring tread mill motors
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Wiring tread mill motors

I'm betting you're going to have more in parts than it's worth. Money would be better spent in replacement of the treadmill. You might want to look at Craigslist or similar sales/auction sites to see what you can find. You might even be able to find a donor treadmill to either fix yours or use yours...
by A. Spruce
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Stop Water From Leaking Out Of Shower
Replies: 15
Views: 83

Re: Stop Water From Leaking Out Of Shower

So I know this may sound maybe to simple but why not wait 5 seconds after shutting of shower before opening the door? An alternative would be to keep a squeegee in the shower and wipe down the door, wall, and floor before opening the door. Short of this, creating some sort of barrier will be your o...
by A. Spruce
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shoring a Vaulted Ceiling
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Shoring a Vaulted Ceiling

Well that is a series of unfortunate events! Without seeing what is above the drywall, I couldn't even begin to offer a plan of attack. The last thing you want is to have your roof sitting squarely in the living room. You also have to account for working space to maneuver that beam into place once t...
by A. Spruce
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Stop Water From Leaking Out Of Shower
Replies: 15
Views: 83

Re: Stop Water From Leaking Out Of Shower

I can't tell by your pics, doe the door have a frame on the wall or individual hinge mounts?
by A. Spruce
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Closet lighting help
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: Closet lighting help

Forget about the box and just hang a wire out where you want to locate the light, then get an LED direct wire light, cut the hole and insert the light. The light body has spring loaded feet that clamp the back of the drywall to hold it in place. I'd give you a link, but Evil Orange has a horrendousl...
by A. Spruce
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: WHy does this crack above my door keep re-appearing?
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: WHy does this crack above my door keep re-appearing?

What kind of caulk are you using and what are your hi/lo seasonal temp swings? It's likely that there is more expansion/contraction from seasonal temp and humidity swings than the caulk is able to absorb, if this is the case, use an elastomeric caulk, such as Big Stretch, Lexel, or Quad Max. Not sur...
by A. Spruce
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Stop Water From Leaking Out Of Shower
Replies: 15
Views: 83

Re: Stop Water From Leaking Out Of Shower

Where is the water coming from, is it running out from the floor or draining down the door?
by A. Spruce
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Lighting question,
Replies: 3
Views: 57

Re: Lighting question,

I agree, track lights can be mounted anywhere you like, there are no set rule with them.
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Shark-bite angle stops
Replies: 8
Views: 62

Shark-bite angle stops

I have always ALWAYS hated compression angle stops, they're a pain to replace, never want to bite onto on a previously crimped pipe, just a huge hassle from beginning to end. Well, I've just replace 7 of the darned things in the past few weeks and there are two major factors in the success of them. ...
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shoring a Vaulted Ceiling
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Shoring a Vaulted Ceiling

I will agree with Shannon that this isn't really a DIY project. It is unclear if you're having the steel beam installed by others or if you're doing it yourself. If others are doing the beam, why not let them do the shoring and final demo of the wall? If you're doing the beam, then be forewarned tha...
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tapeless drywall finish?
Replies: 26
Views: 146

Re: Tapeless drywall finish?

In addition to getting your hands on the product, ask them to join in on this conversation.
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basmenet floor leveling
Replies: 7
Views: 48

Re: Basmenet floor leveling

KevP wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:22 am
No worriee Spruce!
But Sprucey worriee a lot!!! :( ;) :mrgreen:

I didn't want you to think that nobody was reading along. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Pure Silicone caulk for the shower
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: Pure Silicone caulk for the shower

Also the point of silicone not sticking to itself, is that in reference to new silicone applied over top of old residual silicone that wasn't clean off completely or even not sticking to dried newly applied silicone? The comment from A.Spruce "... it will release within a short period of time " is ...
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tapeless drywall finish?
Replies: 26
Views: 146

Re: Tapeless drywall finish?

Yes, sanding old paint to degloss it is something that is done. TSP is my preferred method of deglossing, as it also cleans the surface of oils and dirt that can cause problems with application and adhesion of paint.
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Basmenet floor leveling
Replies: 7
Views: 48

Re: Basmenet floor leveling

I have not used self leveling materials before, so I can't offer any guidance.
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Refinishing Hardwood Floors - Splotchiness
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Refinishing Hardwood Floors - Splotchiness

It's hard to say what went wrong, whether it wasn't dry enough or whether there were impurities on the surface that prevented the poly from staying put. I'd try another coat and see what happens.
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Pure Silicone caulk for the shower
Replies: 8
Views: 96

Re: Pure Silicone caulk for the shower

Ya I have to say I have never noticed silicone not sticking to itself, but you have said that before. Maybe our "Canadian" silicone is better? LOL. In my experience, silicone doesn't weather any better than latex, which means you will have to reapply it at some point. Why make life any harder than ...
by A. Spruce
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Tapeless drywall finish?
Replies: 26
Views: 146

Re: Tapeless drywall finish?

we have to do some sanding between coats when using a sprayer anyway, right? Never, in my 30 years in the trades have I ever seen or heard of anyone sanding paint between coats when spraying drywall. Back-rolling yes, sanding, no! Also the part about "a good taper finishing in 2 coats" is also a bi...