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by A. Spruce
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Composite decking parallel to house
Replies: 1
Views: 7

Re: Composite decking parallel to house

A pic of the material would help.

Please post a pic of the face and end of the board in question
by A. Spruce
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2530
Views: 59203

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Because everybody deserves a good laugh!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8A2zNF-NdA

Don't you miss the days when TV programming was actually funny and didn't rely on fake laugh tracks?
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2530
Views: 59203

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

It's it bad if as a woman I thought this was hilarious? I'm ded. IMO, it only means that you recognize humor when it's meant as humor. I saw this the other day and thought it was pretty funny myself, but then I don't have to make sammiches, so . . . ;) ;) :lol: Reality is, I do all the cooking arou...
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

Yeah, but seriously, what a burden and responsibility for just the sheer liability... That stress would more than offset the joy of the collection for me, even if I were of such means. 1 - He can afford it 2 - You know everything has to be insured within an inch of its life 3 - He believes stuff sh...
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: lower roof ice damming water leak problem
Replies: 12
Views: 68

Re: lower roof ice damming water leak problem

You're welcome, glad to have helped. Keep us posted on your progress with this project. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

Admin wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:07 am
I could say the same to you :mrgreen:
Hey, I'm out here posting the poop outta this Burb project!



. . . And who wouldn't be at least a little jealous of Jay's collection? It's impressive, even if you aren't into half of the stuff he's got.
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

Aw, don't be shy now! :cry: :| :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

Maybe Admin needs to start his own thread on his fleet? 8-)
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: door problem
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: door problem

Weather strip could be too tight as well, start with the hinges though. If playing with the screws doesn't help, add a shim to the pin side of the hinges so that the door is rotated more to the closed position. It will be a delicate balance between just enough shim to do the job and adding too much,...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: lower roof ice damming water leak problem
Replies: 12
Views: 68

Re: lower roof ice damming water leak problem

Totally agree. This kind of roof design should be banned, period. Fixed it for ya! ;) :mrgreen: I am concerned that the nails would defeat the purpose of the waterproof shield layer (since the water shield would be full of punctures from all the nails used to secure the shingles down). Unless there...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior window replacement contractor/inspector face-off
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Exterior window replacement contractor/inspector face-off

It doesn't matter what the contractor wants to do, if the building inspector won't allow it, then it's wrong. And, taping the top flange of a window is not an acceptable method of "waterproofing", neither is goobering silicon everywhere. Post a pic of the siding and window. Usually, the siding is cu...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 111

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

At least the guy was honest, ... You hear stories of them trying to sell new compressors ! Yep, this was actually a topic of conversation while he was working. He was meticulous, clean, and did good work. He showed me how the disconnect was warped from being too hot and the capacitor was bulged, in...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Reusing Existing Wood Fence Posts
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Reusing Existing Wood Fence Posts

I would replace the posts, it's not worth the hassles of replacing them one by one over the next few years, especially if you're hiring the work done. Cheaper and faster to replace them now. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?

It is an interesting product, for sure, and I'm not one who is impressed by new stuff very often. My suspicion is that they're numbers are based on the insulated studs, as they are a direct replacement for lumber with conventional R-19. The reason for the nekid studs is for those who are going to bl...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Re: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?

I'd like to know more about it as well.

He seemed to be saying that T-studs were $2500 to $5000 more than conventional lumber framing. Now, they weren't saying if this was direct lumber cost difference or if it includes the insulative value as well.
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?
Replies: 6
Views: 47

Thermo Studs . . . Anyone?

Anyone ever see or hear of these things before? They sound pretty cool, no pun intended.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxDSulcLpAE
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: lower roof ice damming water leak problem
Replies: 12
Views: 68

Re: lower roof ice damming water leak problem

I have always been baffled as to why house designs with these types of serious flaws are allowed to be built. :roll: I'm guessing that the roof would need to be peeled and ice and water shield applied, then install new roof. If the interior is accessible, then adding insulation will help. Shannon wi...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 111

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

Yeah, I wasn't going to complain because they did wiggle me into their schedule so that I wouldn't be without AC for too long. You do pay a premium for such things, though I don't think I was charged any surcharge or "emergency" price for the work done.
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Window replacement frustration
Replies: 8
Views: 58

Re: Window replacement frustration

Every window I've ordered, after choosing a particular type of window, has only required width and height dimensions (in that order, width is always the first number). Now, if you're doing a casement window (crank out style), you would then also need the jamb depth, or the distance from sheetrock su...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 111

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

The disconnect was a little melted and the capacitor was bad. We gots cold air now! 8-) Good to hear ... you're hard enough to deal with at room temperature ... I wouldn't want to see what happens when you heat up :mrgreen: It takes a lot more than a little heat to make me grumpy, say, heat and no ...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 111

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

The disconnect was a little melted and the capacitor was bad. We gots cold air now! 8-)
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

This thread makes me proud of you, Sprucey. Quality hard work, my main man. Thanks for the kind words. It's been a long while since I've had my own vehicle to care for. I know I've gone a little OCD-anal-retentive-Nth degree, but she really needed it and looks darned near brand new for it. I'm happ...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

I can't wait until I'm semi-retired so I can give that level of care to my fleet :D back in the day I used to put a lot more time into vehicle cleaning & care... ;) Yeah, working full-time does make it a bit harder to properly care for your vehicles. I used to go through and deep clean my work truc...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2530
Views: 59203

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Dia wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:25 am
We have an infraction against us for carbon monoxide in the basement. How's your week going?
You've always said that hubby was full of hot air, now you know the truth! :shock: ;) ;) :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Garage Lighting
Replies: 4
Views: 40

Re: Garage Lighting

LED is definitely the way to go! Brighter, more reliable, cheaper to run, not as harmful to you or the environment. I would also go 6K in the garage and like Nutzy suggests, more is better. I really like the idea of having switchable zones, that way you will always have the amount of light you need,...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 111

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

Tech had an opening and will be here within the hour. We'll know for certain shortly. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

No. I asked the mechanic to knock down the chunks so we could monitor for oil leaks, but he didn't. It's not heavily dirty/greasy, though it's got some build up in a few places. Detailing under the hood is mostly to remove the dust, there isn't much for performance grease build up. :mrgreen: I'm cau...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 111

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

breaker was the first thing I checked, it was not tripped, I tripped and reset it just to be sure, and could hear a click in the unit as I did so. The unit is 2 feet from the breaker, but these here parts is on the opposite side, so I can't see them and flip breaker at the same time. Helper won't go...
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 139
Views: 1148

Re: Da 'Burb

A quick update. The body work has been completed, completely waxed and buffed, all the exterior plastic trim has been cleaned and restored. Baby looks darned near brand new. I'll hopefully get some pix here in the next few days. 8) It's nice to be finally done with everything, at least done for now....
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How to test AC relay and condensers?
Replies: 15
Views: 111

Re: How to test AC relay and condensers?

HVAC tech called back at 9pm, we're scheduled for Thursday, but they'll try to sneak us in on Wednesday.