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by Aaron
Sat May 11, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replace brickmould around door
Replies: 35
Views: 348

Re: Replace brickmould around door

I wonder if 1-2-3 between spots of BIN and the top coat would eliminate the shadow/flashing problem you get with just BIN alone?

I've never gotten a spray can of BIN before, I always just get the quart-size cans of the regular primer. Though the spray can would save cleanup, I guess.
by Aaron
Sat May 11, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replace brickmould around door
Replies: 35
Views: 348

Re: Replace brickmould around door

Yes that is very true with the knots. I'm installing 1x4 around the house for baseboards ("mop boards"), and the knots stain right through both the primer and topcoat. Noticed that about 18-24 months after the fact... The solution is to use that BIN white-pigmented shellac. Or perhaps normal shellac...
by Aaron
Sat May 11, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replace brickmould around door
Replies: 35
Views: 348

Re: Replace brickmould around door

Interesting, I guess I didn't know that was standard practice. It seemed to me more like salvaging trim remnants more than anything. I guess I can get behind doing that for interior trim as it wouldn't be subject to the elements. Well it's all moot anyway because these exterior doors are available w...
by Aaron
Sat May 11, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replace brickmould around door
Replies: 35
Views: 348

Re: Replace brickmould around door

Finally getting around to this. I pried off the old brickmould. I couldn't believe how poor the quality that moulding was, it all broke apart into random-length segments that were spliced together! Some of the segments were only like 8" long. I don't think there was any piece longer than 36" which m...
by Aaron
Fri May 10, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: blue tuck tape for vapor barrier
Replies: 24
Views: 7646

Re: blue tuck tape for vapor barrier

The blue tape is spaced at 4.5mil as the white and red tapes are 3mil the only difference i see. I have not seen red "tuck" tape with white writing? How about just make the best tape you can and sell one type? This is just one or two more things to have to have on hand. :o That's just it... besides...
by Aaron
Thu May 09, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I always liked Ron White ... partly cause he performed with a glass of scotch all the time (I think he did this before Julien from trailer park boys !), but he really has alot of character :mrgreen: The TPBs are hilarious!!!! I loved that show. The best ones were the earlier seasons. After Trevor l...
by Aaron
Thu May 09, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: blue tuck tape for vapor barrier
Replies: 24
Views: 7646

Re: blue tuck tape for vapor barrier

Yeah I'm surprised you guys up in the north country have different tapes for interior and exterior. I'd think any sheathing tape suited for exterior should be more than enough for the interior, so therefore it could be used in both places. I know manufacturers sometimes create sort of "bogus" produc...
by Aaron
Thu May 09, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

There is definit1ely something about working on your own home. When I do work for family I always finish up the details ... at home, there always seems to be something more pressing to do. OMG, too funny. It's so true. I don't think I will ever buy a fixer-upper again! I'm so burned out. lol There'...
by Aaron
Wed May 08, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Almost my whole downstairs needs baseboard. Actually I'm installing "mop board" to match the character of the house. So I'm putting in 1x6 primed pine along perimeter of the room with casing above that and 1/4 round at the floor. I replaced all the old sash windows that had weights with vinyl replac...
by Aaron
Wed May 08, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yeah it's actually a good case for hiring a job to get done versus DIY, really, because sometimes complete work done on time is something very much worth paying for in terms of your long-term piece of mind and guilt avoidance. lol
by Aaron
Tue May 07, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Why are the final details of a project so hard to force myself to finish? Once it's almost finished, it's like my brain refuses to acknowledge that I need one more line of caulking, and a tiny spot of touch-up paint. It would take two minutes, but no, apparently I'd rather write this problem out in...
by Aaron
Sun May 05, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'll have to find that and give it a watch
by Aaron
Sun May 05, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Shed Stairs
Replies: 11
Views: 211

Re: Shed Stairs

You absolutely should have a railing to scale those stairs. Maybe a rope, cleats and body harness too... lol
by Aaron
Sun May 05, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

No but that's funny! I love LTCG, Foxworthy, and perhaps my favorite, the late George Carlin. I've been getting into Bill Burr lately too.
by Aaron
Sat May 04, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 10:25 am
Isn't that what they call Stockyard Syndrome, where the victim starts empathizing with the torment . . . er, uh, friends giving them a hard time. :lol:
You're close, it's called Stockholm syndrome and yes. :|
by Aaron
Sat May 04, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: "Risk of Fire! For 120 Volts Use Only!" on baseboard heater
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: "Risk of Fire! For 120 Volts Use Only!" on baseboard heater

🎶I fell in to a burning risk of fire. 🎶 🎶 Ignoring the tag, the flames grew higher. 🎶 :lol: I'm replacing this 3' baseboard heater w/ a 2' heater and I noticed this 120v warning... The breaker in the panel for this "Heat" circuit has a few other existing baseboard heaters on it and it's one of the ...
by Aaron
Fri May 03, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Dia wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 10:41 pm
That when I wake up, first thing I have to go find Aaron's favourite photo?
*SIGH* :roll:

I may as well be preemptive.

Image
by Aaron
Fri May 03, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yes most definitely. All you need then is a good accountant for your income tax.

I use an accounting firm to handle my taxes as I'm a landlord. My house is a duplex. I lease out the upstairs.
by Aaron
Fri May 03, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

With the general there is just the beauty of writing one check and no surprises. All's well that ended well. My garage is like 15 years old already but it's still my baby. lol
by Aaron
Thu May 02, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I had to replace sidewalk and get an apron poured where none existed previously. The apron and sidewalk had to be 6" thick. The contractor who performed the work was one of 14 here in the city authorized to do right-of-way construction. I just had them do everything. In hindsight I'd have hired a ge...
by Aaron
Wed May 01, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Wow your not kidding, its very quiet the last few days. Oh well enjoy it cause it will get crazy again soon. When it warms up a little more people will want to start building their decks and sheds. Just something you pick up when you've done it a time or two. 8-) Yeah that's interesting stuff. Up h...
by Aaron
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I was damn impressed with the concrete driveway advice you gave. More than I knew for sure.
by Aaron
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:06 pm
You know it's been slow when nobody's posted in here in the past 5 days!
I know! No general BS or electrical issues. Even nutzy was following up with a guy on inspection results from like a month ago...

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by Aaron
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Wall stud spacing
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Wall stud spacing

My garage is 2x4s at 16 OC. I guess it was built more like a house since I have 11-foot ceilings. The trusses that make the span across are all 2x4s too, I think that's normal for trusses. Yeah I have heard of 2x6 at 24 OC being the new way that houses are framed. Probably saves material cost as wel...
by Aaron
Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Dimmer single pole
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Dimmer single pole

I'm guessing that the "two wires" you see under one screw may actually be just one wire where about 3/4 of an inch of insulation has been removed from the middle of the wire, and it has been looped around that screw. So it definitely has the appearance of two wires, but if you loosen the screw and t...
by Aaron
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Wall stud spacing
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Wall stud spacing

A. Spruce wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:40 pm
I use 24" centers on sheds, no real reason to do any less.
Whoa. Controversial. Seriously.

I think I'd do 16. Just to maintain standards.

As long as you're using 2x4s, anyway...
by Aaron
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Washington DC was really cool IMHO. If you like museums it's got a lot of different branches of the Smithsonian, and they were all free admission. Great places to take the kids and not have to spend money. My personal favourite was the air and space museum. They had a space shuttle, an SR-71 Blackb...
by Aaron
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Dia wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:38 pm
A. Spruce wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:30 pm
*no pix allowed
**muffled screams
***Dia who!?!?!?!?


:?
Uh... I just suddenly remembered I'm busy that day... with a really important thing... that's really too important to miss...
Right. Cough. All these restrictions. No pictures. Wow.
by Aaron
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: AFCI/panel questions.......
Replies: 8
Views: 186

Re: AFCI/panel questions.......

AFCI: Annoying Frightening Circuit Interference
by Aaron
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2642
Views: 62404

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yeah DC is great. But it's an expensive place to tour. Yeah the museums are all free, their operation is all paid with Fed taxes. So all Americans should visit DC to experience the fruits of their taxes. Interestingly, DC is not a state. It's a city adjacent to Maryland and Virginia but it's not "in...