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by A. Spruce
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60547

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

We broke 90* today, I think the high was 94*F, supposed to cool off into the 80's for a day or two and then back into the 90's. Oh, joy, 100+ just around the corner. :roll: I don't tend to complain about the weather, but we have VERY narrow windows of not cold and way too hot. The natives like to sa...
by A. Spruce
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60547

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Sure has been slow around here lately. It's gotta be Nutzy's fault. :mrgreen: Nobody doing anything interesting? I've been busy with honey-do lists, both my own and from others. When I'm not doing that I've been trying to work on the Burb. Yesterday I stained the tool boxes I built for the back of i...
by A. Spruce
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cracking in Wall
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Cracking in Wall

How about a pic or two? 8-)
by A. Spruce
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Cut Wood Sealer
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Cut Wood Sealer

X2 No need to seal anything, primer and paint when completed will suffice.
by A. Spruce
Fri May 31, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Gap between asphalt shingle
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Gap between asphalt shingle

Yes, the stuff that's already there is called step flashing, it has a 90* bend in it that goes up under the wall flashing. You could use another piece of step flashing to direct the water fully into the gutter if you like.
by A. Spruce
Fri May 31, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Gap between asphalt shingle
Replies: 3
Views: 44

Re: Gap between asphalt shingle

To make life easy on yourself, I would recommend two things: 1 - Instead of a piece of shingle, and yes, a piece overlaying what's there will suffice, use a piece of flashing, it will be less obtrusive. If you want, use a little roofing tar and seal the sides of the flashing down, no nails . . . any...
by A. Spruce
Thu May 30, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Unclogging Blocked Drains.
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: Unclogging Blocked Drains.

The best solution is to have the lines snaked to clear them, then jetted to clean them. As long as you don't have pipe damage from tree roots, etc., this will cure most of your problems. If the problem is recurring, then be mindful of what is being put down the drain, such as in the kitchen with a d...
by A. Spruce
Thu May 30, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: irregular door framing
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: Framing doors under low ducts

This is my first time am going to remove and install new doors inside my house,, but i have a problem with the old frame, the top is 27"3/4 and the bottom is 29" 3/4 wide, how van i fix this irregular frame If it's the door jamb itself, I'd remove the frame and reset it properly or install a prehun...
by A. Spruce
Wed May 29, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1292

Re: Da 'Burb

Yes, I had a very similar setup in my work truck that served me well, so I did the same thing here. Can't fit as much into a 4' drawer as you can a 7' drawer, but I got most of my stuff in there. When I get time, I'll stain the drawer ends and sides so that they look a little nicer. For the time bei...
by A. Spruce
Wed May 29, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Fiberglass Mesh Tape
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: Fiberglass Mesh Tape

guarddog wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 7:21 am
Hmmm... I was going to upload a couple photos, they are < 300kb but the forum is saying:

Sorry, the board attachment quota has been reached.
Site software updates made some changes that we're still ironing out. You should be able to post pix now if you'd like. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Wed May 29, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1292

Re: Da 'Burb

I have a disabled client that had a really hard time getting into the Sierra, she jumps right into the Burb with the running board to help her in. She was the first one I thought of when I bought it. Yeah, 4wd/AWD are the norm here too, it seems. There were very few 2wd units for sale and even fewer...
by A. Spruce
Wed May 29, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1292

Re: Da 'Burb

The Burb has running boards, so the rocker panels are nicely protected from rocks and road grime, I can't say as much for your pants leg when you step out on a rainy day, though. :lol: I agree with most of the plastic add-on stuff. Oh, and the Burb is 2wd, the front right and the rear left! :lol: :l...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How easy to raise lowered ceiling in hallway?
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: How easy to raise lowered ceiling in hallway?

That's another problem, what's between the lowered ceiling and the actual ceiling and how hard will it be to relocate it? It's possible that the lower ceiling was installed to accommodate ducting and electrical work, if this is the case, then is there space in the attic to relocate it?
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1292

Re: Da 'Burb

At the moment, no major driving, mostly in town, grocery getter and work vehicle.
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Is this a load bearing wall?
Replies: 9
Views: 190

Re: Is this a load bearing wall?

Images don't load for me, so I cannot advise.
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1292

Re: Da 'Burb

I should also probably share that when working on the brakes and shocks the other day, I decided that a gangsta lean would be cool! What do you think? - gangsta-lean.JPG - Just kidding, the gangsta lean was the result of some serious junk in her trunk! :lol: Right around 1800 pounds of pavers and to...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1292

Re: Da 'Burb

Got a question for you fine folks, bug guard or no bug guard? The body guy broke the tip of it off when he removed it, though in all honesty, it wasn't in the best of condition to begin with. I've never run a bug guard before, so I'm not sure I like the look, it isn't terrible, but I think without l...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cracking in Wall
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Cracking in Wall

Also, this is inside of a door jamb, so it's less likely to be a necessary function of the wall and can be removed. Some minor exploratory surgery will tell you more.
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cracking in Wall
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Cracking in Wall

Here is what I'm seeing

1 - What is this thickness, and does it sit on top of the wall or does the mating wall surface butt into it?

2 - This looks like paneling to me, which means it is a topical application, not structural.

3 - Is this drywall or plaster?
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by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How easy to raise lowered ceiling in hallway?
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: How easy to raise lowered ceiling in hallway?

It would take a trip up into the attic to assess what is up there. It could be as simple as pulling down the lowered ceiling and repair or replace the true ceiling above it. Or, this could be the actual ceiling with no framing above it, or worse, trusses, which can't be altered. So, without knowing ...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Cracking in Wall
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Cracking in Wall

Best case scenario is that this is old paneling that can be removed, then repair or replace the drywall under it. Worst case scenario is that this is a shear wall or engineered support that is clad in plywood, if this is the case, then all you can do is either float the damaged area with drywall com...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Roofing one area at a time
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Roofing one area at a time

Here's the problem with your plan, shingles are overlapped top over bottom, known a "shingling" and the end joints are staggered in a diagonal direction so that water doesn't have any means of getting under the shingles, it's always being shed to the surface. What you are proposing doesn't take thes...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Concrete window well using existing corrugated steel well?
Replies: 7
Views: 66

Re: Concrete window well using existing corrugated steel well?

You could probably get away with the concrete being the same thickness as the distance between the window and metal well now, basically, the concrete would be flush with the edge of the window. Because you're not disturbing the ground nor the current metal well, you will have that added strength for...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Concrete window well using existing corrugated steel well?
Replies: 7
Views: 66

Re: Concrete window well using existing corrugated steel well?

If the integrity of the existing wall has been compromised, it's just going to degrade further over time, so taking the time now to repair the damage is the right way to go. The only problem with pouring a concrete liner will be losing the room within the well that makes it easy to use. As long as y...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1292

Re: Da 'Burb

As I've said before, she's got really good bones, she just needs a little (ok, a whole lot ) of TLC to get her all shiny and pretty again. Got together with the body man today and got everything final buffed, so the rest is up to me to do as I have the time to do it. Going to give her a bath tonight...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60547

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Well, sure, but I think twice as fast, so it should average out, right? :ugeek: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Concrete window well using existing corrugated steel well?
Replies: 7
Views: 66

Re: Concrete window well using existing corrugated steel well?

I don't see a problem with your plan. As for making tight radius', you'd have to build the shape, then face it with 3 to 4 layers of 1/8" plywood. I think I'd build the three walls out of 1x4 spaced maybe 12" centers, sheet these with 1/2" plywood. I would then template the curve of the existing cor...
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1292

Re: Da 'Burb

It's been more than expected, yes. It's one of those things that has snowballed. This will probably be the only time I go this deep, so I'm taking the extra time and effort to do it up right.
by A. Spruce
Tue May 28, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drop ceiling grid planning
Replies: 19
Views: 294

Re: Drop ceiling grid planning

Shannon wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 7:32 am
You will have an un even boarder but over all I think the layout will look better without that narrow row by the jog. Most people will not even notice the 4" difference.
This is true. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Mon May 27, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drop ceiling grid planning
Replies: 19
Views: 294

Re: Drop ceiling grid planning

You'll have to balance what you have with how you lay it out. because you've got a jut out and not a square or rectangular room, your widest widths will have equal size panels while the narrowed section is going to have a sliver of some sort, ideally, not less than 3" or 4" wide. You have to look at...