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by A. Spruce
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Bunkie Renovation
Replies: 3
Views: 11

Re: Bunkie Renovation

From what I can see in the pix, things look pretty rough. I would strip to bare studs, including removing the insulation. From there you can inspect the studs for rot or pest damage and repair them. If the insulation is still viable, it can be reused, otherwise replace it with new. Add or repair any...
by A. Spruce
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Textured bathroom ceiling
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Textured bathroom ceiling

If you're trying to match existing texture, a can won't cut it. Cans don't have the volume of product or the pressure to really apply a glob of texture, it's more of a mist. You get about the same amount of texture from a paint roller as you will a can. The only way to get a good, visible texture wi...
by A. Spruce
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fiber cement lap siding and a new pet door
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: Fiber cement lap siding and a new pet door

Well, you gotta use what you have at hand, which is why I made the suggestions I did. A circular cutting device will minimize vibration, abuse, and damage as the cut is made through the siding. A reciprocating tool is going to really pull, rip, and tear at it, which will cause collateral damage. An ...
by A. Spruce
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2681
Views: 63695

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Ya derned young'n! :roll: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Fiber cement lap siding and a new pet door
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: Fiber cement lap siding and a new pet door

I would cut the siding with a circular saw or angle grinder equipped with a blade specifically for cutting cement board siding. With the siding removed, you can then cut the wall of the house with a reciprocating saw or oscillating saw. The drywall can be cut with a drywall keyhole saw or reciprocat...
by A. Spruce
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2681
Views: 63695

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I grew up on acreage, and we kids would camp up on the hill whenever we wanted, fun times. I can't recall ever camping as a family, not my mom's idea of fun. As an adult, I used to camp every year with my current roommate, that ended around 2015 when I couldn't stand to be around her anymore. :lol: ...
by A. Spruce
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Textured bathroom ceiling
Replies: 7
Views: 99

Re: Textured bathroom ceiling

It is perfectly fine to spray orange peel or knock-down texture in a bathroom, no special prep needed. You can not use acoustic texture because it will trap moisture, causing mold, mildew, and failure.
by A. Spruce
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2681
Views: 63695

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

How old is too old when it comes to trailer tires? Seems like anything more than 8 or 10 years old on a vehicle people start getting paranoid, I would assume a similar age for trailers too?
by A. Spruce
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Absolute best way to properly level a ceiling?
Replies: 21
Views: 326

Re: HELP... this gal needs to know fast...

IMHO, the contractor is simply trying to sell you on whatever is easiest for HIM, not what is actually easy or cost effective for you. I also think it a bit unrealistic to think you're ever going to get a perfectly flat surface, no matter what techniques are implemented. What I can tell you is this,...
by A. Spruce
Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring dishwasher and garburator
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Wiring dishwasher and garburator

A guy's gotta have a day off once in a while. :| :roll: :lol:

And, I'm a LOOOONNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGG way from putting you two out of work! :lol:
by A. Spruce
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2681
Views: 63695

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I quit camping a few years ago, it wasn't enjoyable anymore, mostly due to the company.
by A. Spruce
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring dishwasher and garburator
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Wiring dishwasher and garburator

Make sure your grounds are all connected together as well, very important with items connected to water sources.
by A. Spruce
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring dishwasher and garburator
Replies: 7
Views: 121

Re: Wiring dishwasher and garburator

Wire 1 connects to wires 4 and 9, all neutrals from panel to devices.
Wire 2 connects to wire 5, hot in to hot side of DW.
Wire 3 connects to wire 6, hot in to one side of disposal switch leg
Wire 7 connects to wire 8, switched hot to hot side of disposal
by A. Spruce
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Drip edge/Flashing
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: Drip edge/Flashing

look for a vinyl siding specialty supplier or a vinyl contractor in your area.
by A. Spruce
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Installing dog ear pressure fence
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Installing dog ear pressure fence

Framing nailers should shoot everything from 6d or 8d up to 16d. An 8d nail is about 2-1/2", and that's all you need for a fence picket. I would not recommend ring shank, they hold great, which is the problem when you have to make repairs and want to save the pickets. Also be careful on your drive d...
by A. Spruce
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Unique Crown Molding Feature - Removing Wall
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Unique Crown Molding Feature - Removing Wall

80's era vinyl and glue is just fine, it is the older stuff with black glue that is the problem, and mostly associated with vinyl tile.
by A. Spruce
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Shut Off Valves
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: Shut Off Valves

It totally depends on how it's all plumbed and what kind of access to it you have. If you can get into the main line BEFORE the bathroom, then yes, one valve will shut off both fixtures. However, if you only have access at point of use, then separate valves for separate fixtures. Also, you say "one ...
by A. Spruce
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 22
Views: 501

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Day 10 - Finished the mud bed, got the walls/ceiling primed, framed the closet door down from 48" to 30", and got the rest of the drywall hung and fire taped. Spent the last hour of the day returning excess materials. I did get more pix tonight. It's looking really good, not much left, probably anot...
by A. Spruce
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 22
Views: 501

Re: Bathroom Remodel

No, Sprucy din't! :lol:

Took the roommate and her granddaughter out to pizza last night, had a couple beers, then had to take them to the train at 10:30pm, roomy was taking GD home to Washington state. So, no, didn't get drunk, not even a buzz, since there was lots of driving to be done.
by A. Spruce
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Absolute best way to properly level a ceiling?
Replies: 21
Views: 326

Re: HELP... this gal needs to know fast...

Yes, you can post images here, use the attachment feature below the response box or a photo host and link them here. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Unique Crown Molding Feature - Removing Wall
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Unique Crown Molding Feature - Removing Wall

Pre-1978 homes in America are highly likely to have asbestos in drywall, flooring, and other areas, as well as lead based paints, so use care in your demolition work to isolate the work area and yourself from the dust created by the work. While the wall may not be "bearing", you may not be able to j...
by A. Spruce
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Absolute best way to properly level a ceiling?
Replies: 21
Views: 326

Re: HELP... this gal needs to know fast...

Report back, let us know how your project goes. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Absolute best way to properly level a ceiling?
Replies: 21
Views: 326

Re: HELP... this gal needs to know fast...

You're welcome By "floating", I'm referring to skim coating drywall compound over the scraped surface to smooth it out nice and flat. In my experience, companies that specialize in texture removal do a very bad job of it, and their finish work is even worse, so you have to absolutely vet such a comp...
by A. Spruce
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Installing dog ear pressure fence
Replies: 5
Views: 162

Re: Installing dog ear pressure fence

I've not heard of pressure treated 1x material, are you sure that it isn't just stained crap wood to make that crap wood look like redwood or something other than what it is?

If it is truly pressure treated material, then you need ACQ rated nails. 2" nails will be sufficient for a 3/4" board
by A. Spruce
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Railing Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Railing Suggestions

Shannon wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:32 am
I’m working from my phone but that looks like stained oak? If so it was most likely assembled and then stained on site ?
That was my take as well, which is why I recommended installing new balusters in between the existing over replacement or moving the existing. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Absolute best way to properly level a ceiling?
Replies: 21
Views: 326

Re: HELP... this gal needs to know fast...

Replacing drywall is NOT easier, cleaner, or cheaper. On the surface, it seems easier, but when you take into account hefting drywall over head, and all the taping involved, plus the cost of materials, you could have simply spent the 8 hours to scrap and float the darned thing and been done with it....
by A. Spruce
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 22
Views: 501

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Day 9 - Drywall was finished and textured and the mud bed was half laid, my partner didn't buy enough materials . . . :roll: :lol: Got a few other miscellaneous things done, consult with client, additions, changes, you know how it goes. :mrgreen: The good news is, I got off about 1.5 hours early tod...
by A. Spruce
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 22
Views: 501

Re: Bathroom Remodel

I don't have one of them there fancy "smart" phones that are so popular with you kids these days, I have to use an actual camera, it is digital, which is a step in the right direction, but I can't simply snap and post pix, I have to edit them, and I have to say, working as hard as I am right now, ed...
by A. Spruce
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Railing Suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Railing Suggestions

You can't have more than 3" between the balusters, the cheapest/easiest thing to do will be to add more balusters to the railing. If you don't like the railings, then replace them with something you do like, just know that replacement will cost significantly more. 8-)