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by RICHat22
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Red handle pry bar/scraper
Replies: 25
Views: 1085

Re: Red handle pry bar/scraper

Aaron wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:51 pm
Oh yikes, my shipping wasn't that high... Maybe call them and order over the phone. Probably a small enough outfit to do that.
Thought about that. Going to call in the AM and see what they say. I don't mind $10-12 or so.
by RICHat22
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Red handle pry bar/scraper
Replies: 25
Views: 1085

Re: Red handle pry bar/scraper

Aaron wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:16 am
I just haven't seen anything except the red bar that has that nice wide tongue relative to its length.
I almost ordered a couple. Not paying $26 shipping for the cheapest rate. But I will keep searching.
by RICHat22
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Red handle pry bar/scraper
Replies: 25
Views: 1085

Re: Red handle pry bar/scraper

I spent a couple years looking for a RIchards Red Bar. No luck. I see the link above now and may buy one. Last year I bought these and have loved them. I have a 13" that's much thicker for the bigger stuff like demo and door frames. But these Titans are awesome for trim work. Casings and baseboards ...
by RICHat22
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Hottest Tool on the Market!
Replies: 18
Views: 793

Re: Hottest Tool on the Market!

Bluesv6 wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:17 pm

I like it for nox snesors on diesles as they say you are not suoosed to use a torch .
Great idea. Never thought about using it on the exhaust stuff. Which in the thousands I've only pulled a few threads. Not something you want to rush. I'll try to remember this next bad one I get.
by RICHat22
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: toilet cracked
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: toilet cracked

Significantly less expensive option Update...I got to the orange store and got distracted by something shiny. They had a Glacier Bay dual flush push button with better flow rate. #1 is 1.1 and #2 is 1.6. All others were 1.28 gpm. There were complaints about low quality parts and a flapper that sits...
by RICHat22
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

Oh ok I see , NG central furnaces are fine. That makes more sense It does?!?!?! An HVAC ripped from its moorings is going to spew just as much gas as any other appliance ripped from it's moorings. Me thinks it's a ploy to get more money and get rid of those they don't want to cover, which is just a...
by RICHat22
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: toilet cracked
Replies: 5
Views: 664

Re: Basement bathroom- tub install

I would replace at least the tank ,if that is what is cracked. Chances are it will never leak but chances are it has the possibility of leaking as well. Dragging up an old thread. :) Upon reinstalling my toilet at 3AM I was inspecting (noticed fill valve was spraying out the top gasket a touch) and...
by RICHat22
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

So what don’t they like about Ngas? That is the preferred and most common heating source here . To be specific, most companies here will not write a policy on the house if it has anything except CH&A for propane or NG. So they allow central NG/LPG, but if you have gas logs or wall heaters or the fl...
by RICHat22
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

That was not my intent, and I apologize if I came across harshly, again, not my intent. Knowing you have physical limitations makes the nail gun usage understandable. You gotta do what you gotta do. Insurance would probably pick up a portion of that, but to me it's a very slippery slope with insura...
by RICHat22
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

Point taken and appreciated. And I'm sure many of you could pick my work apart. I hate going behind anyone besides me. That's why I am asking for advice to begin with. I'm pretty sure this job would easily costs thousands and not sure if homeowners would cover. I feel I'm very capable, but needed so...
by RICHat22
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

If you don't have any, borax can be found in the laundry detergent aisle. Cheap, easy to use, works! I know what ring nails are for, where are you using them? Frankly, for the framing members, it's overkill, you don't need them and if you have any future repairs to do they will make that more diffi...
by RICHat22
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

I will look for some Borax here shortly.

Ring nails make me feel better against working back out of the wood long term.
by RICHat22
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62405

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

We have had an unusually colder fall this year . It has been averaging maybe highs of 8C (45F) for a few weeks now (since about mid Sept.) with rain and snow every week at some point. Getting lows of -5 to -8 C (15F) at night. How can you work in that mess? I was just glad we came off the 90's abou...
by RICHat22
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

Also, keep in mind I have an obscene amount of tools compared to the normal person. So it has been made MUCH easier with that. I tried to save as much siding and parts that I could. But several pieces had holes in them because people are stupid with mowers and trimmers. It's white 4" so should be ea...
by RICHat22
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

I hope y'all don't mind me updating you guys and documenting what I'm doing on your forum. I appreciate the help, and hope it may help someone else. With that said, make sure you point out mistakes so others maybe don't follow mine. :) I have to drive 40 miles each way to get materials on Sundays. S...
by RICHat22
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Arcade Cabinet Build
Replies: 36
Views: 955

Re: Arcade Cabinet Build

A. Spruce wrote:
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:19 pm

Hey! don't you have a bathroom floor to get done before the wife gets home?!?!?!? :| ;) ;) :mrgreen:
I'm trying. Already up this AM planning the next attack. But last night I was trolling through entertainment posts to get my mind off bad things. LOL
by RICHat22
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Arcade Cabinet Build
Replies: 36
Views: 955

Re: Arcade Cabinet Build

That is really cool. Nice job. Of all the random junk that passes through my head daily, I can honestly say building an arcade style machine with a Pi never made it through. :)
by RICHat22
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

There was 1/4 foam on top of that. So they had nothing for structure or shear? The entire contents of the wall is drywall, fiberglass insulation, two-by-fours, cardboard junk, foam board, and vinyl siding.
by RICHat22
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

I told my son that about the rafters. I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't even nailed. I came to the orange store to get some 1/2 osb for top half and 1/2 PT ply for bottom half. That 3/8 is literally cardboard turned mush. That way the wall is sound against twist before I touch it. Then will pr...
by RICHat22
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

Against better advice, I decided to pull siding. While out inspecting I found it very loose and most just fell off from rusted nails or not hitting studs... Total area of damage looks to be 15 ft wide. Active termites and water damage, and a mouse. Rain late tonight and storms Mon/Tues. So likely to...
by RICHat22
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

And just like that, Shannon uploads a siding video in case I need it. :)
by RICHat22
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

Thank you. Very helpful. Maybe even encouraging. I know you're advising me kind of blind. That's why the long post. LOL. Trying to give as much info as I can. And since you can't see, the tub/shower unit is one piece 50" wide (entire BA width), and over 6 ft tall. That's what brought the vinyl sidin...
by RICHat22
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

BTW, I have several contractor friends locally as well. But I only trust 2 of them as they are picky as me when it comes to doing it right. The rest may have been the ones that did this over the years. I just really needed to get this done before Tuesday and that's not happening now I'm pretty sure.
by RICHat22
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Re: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

I plan to spray the new lumber with something, along with trenching the exterior and using some Taurus SC or similar. Borax I wondered about. There are no tubes so I assume they are crawling up the cinder blocks and across. Which brought another thought about some type of termite shield on the block...
by RICHat22
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot
Replies: 33
Views: 574

Serious Foundation Sill, Floor and Rim Joist Rot

OK, guys. I'm here because I trust several of you after 3 or 4 years of watching your advice. I bring common sense and you all bring experience. LOL. Plus I like watching people like Shannon's attention to detail. And I hope this is the proper forum category. Some of you know I've been off and on my...
by RICHat22
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62405

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Thanks guys. I'll try to post some embarrassing pics of my handiwork soon. I have all the tools and a little common sense. So it's requiring me to not hurry and think things through. Also giving me a chance to hone my fine details to prep for cabinet building soon. Among other things.
by RICHat22
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Hottest Tool on the Market!
Replies: 18
Views: 793

Re: Hottest Tool on the Market!

I used one of these for the first time on a stuck wheel bearing hub bolt. PB Blaster, 3/4" Snap On impact, and 6 ft breaker bar wouldn't touch it. Used this and got it to about 225 degrees F and it came loose.
by RICHat22
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Closet remodel - drywall or plywood
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Closet remodel - drywall or plywood

I did some playing around and decided BC sanded 1/2" was plenty strong and smooth enough, although I will still hit studs when doing my shelves/drawers. It turned out pretty good for a non-carpenter in an old house. Well enough that I am doing the same in the next bedroom. Also found a double sided ...
by RICHat22
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62405

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Well, it's official. A couple weeks ago I got back on my remodel. Speaking of code violations.... And I just saw June of 2017 was when I mostly stopped it and was my last visit. Welcome back to me.. :)
by RICHat22
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Gas hot water heater.
Replies: 23
Views: 1077

Re: Gas hot water heater.

In most cases this is a pretty easy DIY project. I looked at it. It's really easy. But no one around has them. I told them I was DIYing it. And just wanted to buy the part from a local. They just said don't touch it until it leaks. But I still will find an anode and replace it if it isn't seized.