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by DanM
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Window Framing on Eave side vs Gable Side
Replies: 11
Views: 65

Re: Window Framing on Eave side vs Gable Side

It's definitely not going to collapse or anything, but it can still sag there and crack the drywall below the window. Around here every window needs to be supported all the way to the foundation, even tiny little 2ft wide windows on the gable side that are barely holding any weight. If you don't it'...
by DanM
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Window Framing on Eave side vs Gable Side
Replies: 11
Views: 65

Re: Window Framing on Eave side vs Gable Side

One thing to add, don't forget that load points need to be transferred all the way to the foundation. So you'll need to open up the wall and ceiling on the first floor and basement directly below that window to add blocks and studs. Usually what I do is put a pair of nails through the sub-floor a fe...
by DanM
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Beam splicing
Replies: 5
Views: 73

Re: Beam splicing

I just sit them on the post and make sure each beam is properly fastened to said post.
by DanM
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Hey, first off buddy, we're talking about the weather now ... keep it on topic :lol: And weren't you shopping for a truck a month ago? .... buy one already !!! :shock: :mrgreen: It's not cold here, what are you guys complaining about?!?!?! ;) :mrgreen: Yes, it's been a month on the truck, it's been...
by DanM
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Electric nail guns
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Electric nail guns

One bonus about these electric guns that I learned today is that they don't freeze up when it's really cold out. The Paslode gas will freeze up and they don't shoot. I've constantly got one gas in the gun, one somewhere warm, and I have to swap between them (way too often when it's -30 out). So that...
by DanM
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:22 am
emtnut wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:47 am
This was Sprucey's first hammer !! :mrgreen:
At least my hammer had a handle! :mrgreen:
Nutzy didn't even NEED a hammer, he just used his forehead. This may explain a few things... lol
by DanM
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:47 pm
Aaron wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:42 pm
Makes me think of that Ratatoulli movie, which was quite good.
Makes sense, rats aren't half bad if you cook 'em right. :mrgreen:
Flashbacks to your harder times during the great depression? lol
by DanM
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Safe to Remove Wall??
Replies: 14
Views: 155

Re: Safe to Remove Wall??

You wouldn't necessarily need to sister up joists to support the washer and dryer. Generally floors are designed to support at least 40 pounds per square foot live load (ie: stuff on the floor) + 10 pounds per sqaure foot of dead load (weight of structure itself). Let's say you're putting the washer...
by DanM
Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shed floor
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Re: Shed floor

The rigid foam keeps moisture from the ground from making its way up into the floor slab / pavers.
by DanM
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shed floor
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Re: Shed floor

One possible solution may be to rip up the pavers, dig down the dirt a bit, put down a layer of rigid foam, then put back the pavers (or pour a slab) on top of the foam. It wouldn't stop moisture coming up in the foundation itself though. Also, if the drainage is bad you'd need to do something aroun...
by DanM
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: First time installing factory built trusses on garage
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: First time installing factory built trusses on garage

IMHO you need to contact the truss manufacturer ASAP and clarify a few things with them. The picture below shows the end of a truss. -The heel is the bottom of the L-shaped connection. -The top chord is the angled piece of wood at the top that you'll be attaching plywood to. -The bottom chord is the...
by DanM
Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Electric nail guns
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Electric nail guns

It's about the same as a Paslode, you have to wait a sec between nails. Definitely nowhere as fast as an airgun but good enough for most situations.
by DanM
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Electric nail guns
Replies: 11
Views: 234

Re: Electric nail guns

One of the guys at work had the Dewalt one which I tried out a few times. It seemed to work just fine but I have no idea how longer the batteries last on them. I'd imagine they need a fair amount more charging than the Padlodes would.
by DanM
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You know it was a cold day when you look like this at break time.

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by DanM
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pool Cover/Ice
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: Pool Cover/Ice

You should be fine as long as snow/ice isn't piling up a few feet higher than the top of the pool. Ice is less dense than water, so the weight and pressure it's exerting on the pool walls is actually less than what a pool full of water would be doing.
by DanM
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

All we gotta do is think of some annoying construction fad, and that will pop a quarter in you. Just so happens I've got this really modern style house I'm working on . . . :twisted: :lol: Actually, I'm currently looking for a good used truck. You know that triangle thingy where you put a character...
by DanM
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

So just switching to hard liquor then? More drunkerer, fewer calories! Oh !! There's Dan !! Nice to see you took a break from that new kick-a$$ video machine you built and pay us a visit :mrgreen: :lol: Barely have time to play it lol. I've actually just been busy doing silly projects like making s...
by DanM
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

So just switching to hard liquor then? More drunkerer, fewer calories!
by DanM
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

emtnut wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:10 pm
Aaron wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:29 pm
I think Electricians have a reputation of being angry a lot. Not sure where I heard that.
Well, you didn't hear it from me.

I'm the happiest electrician on my block :mrgreen:
Don't you live in the boonies with no neighbours? lol
by DanM
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Merry / Happy belated Christmas / New Year everyone. Anybody get any cool stuff from Santa? I just went through furnace troubles myself, $300 later we've got heat again! It will take another $350-$400 for a permanent fix, but we're waiting to see if we have a runaway again to know exactly where the ...
by DanM
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Grouting behind sink not lasting
Replies: 15
Views: 546

Re: Grouting behind sink not lasting

I'll throw my vote in with Aaron for the siliconized caulk. I find it a lot easier to work with than pure silicone stuff, and does a better job than regular caulk. Pure silicone is probably a little better for the long term but my joints don't look anywhere near as good, and it drives me nuts trying...
by DanM
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:18 am
Shannon's method of communication is the best, it works in a power outage and it's long distance. :mrgreen:


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Don't knock it, he's in the prairies you can probably see that for a few thousand miles. It's basically free long distance calling.
by DanM
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Pipes and how to hide them-Framing
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Pipes and how to hide them-Framing

Thanks for the info, I was wondering why these pipes were NOT run through the joist to begin with. Just makes it harder to hide them. I'll take a shot at boxing them in. I might just have enough room above the windows. Thanks again, much appreciated. Is there a section on your site for the process ...
by DanM
Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:33 pm
can't make long distance calls though. What happens when you short out a service panel and you need to phone a friend?!?!?! :lol:
Ha, jokes on you. Nutzy doesn't have any friends!

Just kidding
by DanM
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Fur out 2x3 stud walls
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Fur out 2x3 stud walls

It won't cause any problems at all. Insulation is basically just bubbles of trapped air anyway.
by DanM
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I've been reading now that both Apple and John Deere are installing "trip wires" into their equipment where, if you attempt to repair something yourself, the attempt will fail and evidence of your attempt will be detectible should you later decide to get the repair done by the company which may ref...
by DanM
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

We generally just say mileage, if not it's 'how many clicks on your car'.
by DanM
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Architects and home designers are the same way. We've dealt with a lot of dummies doing custom houses but one I'll never figure wins the dumbass of a lifetime award. So the client was buying a house in an old neighborhood, demolishing it, and building a new one. He wanted it to match the feel of the...
by DanM
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yes, it reflects my view that so called 'modern' design is stupid but that's what people pay me to build and I like paydays. I go through a similar phase every time I have to build a custom house that looks like a sculpture of a half played game of Jenga being molested by a giraffe. I swear there's ...
by DanM
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2097
Views: 47140

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I thought it was one of those 'modern' designs that's supposed to be really stupid looking on purpose.