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by A. Spruce
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Need vent that food doesn’t fall in
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Need vent that food doesn’t fall in

By Golly, you're right! Just goes to show, great minds think alike. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1649
Views: 23067

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I've seen the Merc vans converted to RVs or luxury vans, maybe a few have been "limos", but as for being able to buy one as a passenger van, not sure.
by A. Spruce
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Need vent that food doesn’t fall in
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Need vent that food doesn’t fall in

What about moving the vent back under the cabinet and have it come through the face of the toe-kick on the cabinet? This gets it out of the way and positioned so stuff can't drop into it.
by A. Spruce
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Veneer chair seat rippled
Replies: 3
Views: 27

Re: Veneer chair seat rippled

If the chair has no intrinsic value, I'd simply replace the seat portion altogether, rather than trying to replace the veneer. This will be much faster, easier, and cheaper. If the chair has sentimental or some other value, then repairing the veneer will be the way to go so that the integrity of the...
by A. Spruce
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1649
Views: 23067

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

The Dodge isn't nearly as tall as the Merc or Nissan. I'd be curious how much different it is from the standard passenger van that has been the staple of the construction industry.
by A. Spruce
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Tiling over painted drywall
Replies: 4
Views: 30

Re: Tiling over painted drywall

So no need to sand down the walls then ? Also, should I sand the exposed tub flange? It looks pretty polished and not sure how well the mortar will stick to it. Lastly, along the top and especially the corners of the shower stall, the drywall sits in front of the flange, overhanging the flange by u...
by A. Spruce
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Subfloor
Replies: 1
Views: 16

Re: Subfloor

Repairing older structures with new materials always presents a challenge. First and foremost, pre 1978, there is a high likelihood of asbestos if the existing floor is original to the home. As for repair of the subfloor. I am not a fan of OSB for any reason, particularly where there's even the slig...
by A. Spruce
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1649
Views: 23067

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Now that you mention it, I believe Dodge now has one of those tall vans as well. Merc and Nissan definitely do. Google "commercial van" and see what you come up with.
by A. Spruce
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Foundation for shed
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Foundation for shed

As Shannon suggests, level the blocks by digging them into the ground. If you want to fine tune, then you can use shims between the block and shed base.
by A. Spruce
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Need help replacing closet flange
Replies: 5
Views: 59

Re: Need help replacing closet flange

Shannon wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:12 am
You can dig out that area to about 4” deep . Mix some concrete and fill the void. Press the flange into place once the Crete has set up for a couple days and use some Tapcons to anchor it down.
That's about the only thing I can think of as well.
by A. Spruce
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall Installation
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Drywall Installation

Working overhead is hard enough as it is without adding extra weight and awkwardness of larger pieces of drywall. So, IMHO, I'd stick to 4x8 sheets. If you're working by yourself, rent a drywall lift, if you've got a helper, you can muscle it ok. Seams can be uniform or staggered, your choice. Unifo...
by A. Spruce
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Name That Faucet!
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Name That Faucet!

Shannon wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:55 am
The hot cold plug looks like Moen. I have had great luck with Moen and pretty much only spec those in my renos. Look at the aerator to see if it is marked with a name.
There are no markings what-so-ever on it. I wonder if it's guts would provide a clue?
by A. Spruce
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Name That Faucet!
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Re: Name That Faucet!

christoff wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:17 am
I'M guessing Ikea
This could very well be, as the "vanity" that they were removed from was a piece of cheap furniture.
by A. Spruce
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1649
Views: 23067

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I wonder why that is? :P
by A. Spruce
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1649
Views: 23067

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yeah, we've had the beer talk before, a time or two. :)
by A. Spruce
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Name That Faucet!
Replies: 5
Views: 57

Name That Faucet!

Moen or Delta? Both have similar styling to this unit. Because I know where this one came from and the generally low quality of product and workmanship of this particular place, I suspect that it is a much cheaper Moen. The other reason I think Moen is because Delta isn't afraid to put their name on...
by A. Spruce
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1649
Views: 23067

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:11 pm
. Right now it's 82F/28C in this oven. When it gets down to a normal 72F/22C, I'm cracking open a pint size can of Summit Dakota Soul pilsener to celebrate. 🍺
Try a Firestone DBA 8-)
by A. Spruce
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1649
Views: 23067

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Hey, I don't make the news, I'm just reporting it! :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1649
Views: 23067

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

If I were still active today, I think I'd actually be going the other way and be getting one of those Ford Transit Connect things, or something similar, for the "handyman" side of things. https://bca86c45816ab2b18f82-19209e2b5741cc1b16092203fe85f171.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.com/NM0LS6E28K1388531/0523a943750c...
by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1649
Views: 23067

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Did the French invade Jersey at some point that I don't know about? Maybe that's the problem? ;)
by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1649
Views: 23067

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Work trailers are a lot more common these days, but having to towing a trailer all the time doesn't sound like my idea of fun. He's French though so automatically he's not the sharpest tool in the shed. Hey, whoa, hold on there pal! You don't have to be French to be an idiot, just look at the turd s...
by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1649
Views: 23067

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'm liking the new "hi-cube" vans coming out of Nissan and Mercedes, finally, something you can walk around in! That's something I've always found irritating about enclosed trailers, why the hell can't they make 'em just a couple inches taller, enough so that a 6' to 6'6" guy could walk into?
by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1649
Views: 23067

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'm not a van guy, I get why tradesmen use them, they're just not for me. One of the big problems is I don't want to be in the same area as all the stink, dirt, squeaks, and rattles. You mentioned the second reason I won't likely ever own one, that is resale value. I don't like utility bed trucks fo...
by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1649
Views: 23067

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I can't believe how crazy expensive used trucks are right now. Even the complete pieces of crap are over 10 grand, the only things under 5K either don't run or have been wrecked. And yet, when I look up the one owner 02 GMC I currently drive, also in excellent shape, KBB says it's worth $3500-5000. ...
by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Shower drain pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 152

Re: Shower drain pipe

You know, I'm not sure. We don't have basements in this area, at least they're not commonly. I have heard from other contractors that it isn't legal, but not directly from a plumber. I'll have to ask my plumber the next time I see him. Being in a parched area with fresh water increasingly hard to co...
by A. Spruce
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Shower drain pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 152

Re: Shower drain pipe

My concern is that the floor drain is not connected to the sewer, which would mean gray water being put into wherever the drainage system goes. In these parts, floor drains are not allowed direct connection to the sewer due to backup hazards, so, ask the plumber where the floor drain terminates and ...
by A. Spruce
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1649
Views: 23067

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Price USED TO BE a reflection of quality, but this is less and less true all the time, especially since Amazon started letting anyone and everyone sell products on their platform. If you truly care about quality, you have to do your own product testing and/or research and make your own decisions, yo...
by A. Spruce
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Shower drain pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 152

Re: Shower drain pipe

mattheiman wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:32 am
The things you discover when you look back at the original contract.
Unfortunately, this is a very common occurrence, and why it is imperative to go through contracts and scope of work very carefully. I think that most of these are miscommunications, as opposed to shady building practices.
by A. Spruce
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 1649
Views: 23067

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I was never into the Vacation series, not a fan of Chevy Chase or his particular flavor of humor. Yeah he's not very funny. More just a weirdo. Christmas Vacation is the only one in the series that I liked, as it was produced by John Hughes. So it had a very good cast of goofy characters, silly dia...
by A. Spruce
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Shower drain pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 152

Re: Shower drain pipe

I just did a quick 3" drain google and came up with nothing, so I'm betting that the installer either F'd up or thought you wanted a floor drain instead of a shower drain.