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by A. Spruce
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Framing software?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Framing software?

I've tried a few over the years without much success, since it seems one must be an expert in computer programming as well as whatever piece of software you're trying to use. Since I am neither, everything is clunky, poorly thought out, and difficult to use. I also didn't do enough "new" work to war...
by A. Spruce
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 67
Views: 2138

Re: Bathroom Remodel

That is the wall hung toilet drain.
by A. Spruce
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Plastic vs metal junction box?
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Plastic vs metal junction box?

Personal preference. If it will be in a high traffic area, then I recommend a metal box with metal cover, if in a low traffic area, a plastic box with a metal cover. I prefer plastic in most cases simply because it's non-conductive, and I prefer metal covers because they have rounded corners that wo...
by A. Spruce
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Richard / Hyde Tools Pry/Scrape Bar
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Richard / Hyde Tools Pry/Scrape Bar

Amazon really has gone to crizzap, both in product quality and in review quality. Then there are those adding reviews to the wrong product, they bought a miniature no name prybar, then go to the Hyde listing and complain it was china made garbage. Not saying that is what happened here, but I'm seein...
by A. Spruce
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 67
Views: 2138

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Drywall in and mud bed down. My partner didn't pick up enough mud, so we were only able to lay half the floor, hence the two colors. We only used a mud bed for the shower/toilet area, the rest we laid Durock down as our tile base.
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by A. Spruce
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 67
Views: 2138

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Finally getting some pix edited and posted. We last left off with the recessed header. Intricate job, but well worth the effort. This allowed us to push the wall 12" into the closet which made a significant difference to the bathroom space. FWIW, this was an exterior wall, the house had about 6' add...
by A. Spruce
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: putting a roof over deck
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: putting a roof over deck

Yes, it is best to keep structural components lined up, especially if you've got snow loads.
by A. Spruce
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Removing a top-mount cast-iron sink
Replies: 23
Views: 216

Re: Removing a top-mount cast-iron sink

I think I'd stick to hand tools, an oscillator will be too easy to scar the counter with.
by A. Spruce
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Removing a top-mount cast-iron sink
Replies: 23
Views: 216

Re: Removing a top-mount cast-iron sink

Before you get too carried away with pulling the old sink, are you sure that the new one is going to use the same or larger footprint?
by A. Spruce
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Any good youtube videos or website for wiring junction box?
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Any good youtube videos or website for wiring junction box?

Assuming wire in is the power and each of the two wires out are feeders, simply twist all the whites together and nut them, blacks together w/nut, and grounds together with crimp or nut. If this junction box is also one of the outlets, then add a pigtail in corresponding color to each of the bundles...
by A. Spruce
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Help mounting a "live edge" shelf
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Help mounting a "live edge" shelf

Use the green points to anchor the corbel to the shelf. The nose of the corbel can be directly screwed through, you may want to predrill and countersink the screw hole. The green arrow you would toe-nail screw the corbel to the shelf. If you space the corbels to land on studs, you can toe-nail screw...
by A. Spruce
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Removing a top-mount cast-iron sink
Replies: 23
Views: 216

Re: Removing a top-mount cast-iron sink

Unfortunately, if he was too generous with the silicon, you have more than just the lip welded to the counter, and it will be a fun time trying to get around from underneath to cut from below. If you lift too much, you run the risk of ripping the laminate off the countertop or the countertop from th...
by A. Spruce
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Help mounting a "live edge" shelf
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Help mounting a "live edge" shelf

Question, are the corbels for supporting the shelf or are they supposed to be book ends? If you give me the right answer, I've got the perfect solution for you.
by A. Spruce
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Removing a top-mount cast-iron sink
Replies: 23
Views: 216

Re: Removing a top-mount cast-iron sink

Good call on adding support under the jacks to keep from falling through the bottom of the cabinet. I too would use a jack, or two, under the sink to apply a little upward pressure. I think I'd recommend starting with one on one end of the sink, apply just a little pressure, maybe 100 pounds or so, ...
by A. Spruce
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Epoxy Floor Paint
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Epoxy Floor Paint

It doesn't matter what kind of paint you're using, it's only as good as the base it's being applied to. A dirty surface won't hold paint for long. Covering failing paint won't hold new paint for very long. I would recommend two things, read the product label and follow the recommended preparation an...
by A. Spruce
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Convert Cold Room to Sauna
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Convert Cold Room to Sauna

Saunas are not my thing either.
by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2874
Views: 72722

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Oh, and Sprucy, we don't want to hear about how often you ran the AC in the last couple of weeks :lol: Well, if you already knew, why'd ya ask?!?!?!?!?! :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol: We, actually, have not needed the AC for a few weeks now, we don't tend to use it unless the temps breach triple digits, ...
by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bath tub installation
Replies: 7
Views: 117

Re: Bath tub installation

That looks like a rough bathroom, to say the least. I am an advocate for demolition to bare studs, thus removing any and all imperfections in the existing environment, being able to upgrade everything within the walls, plumbing, electrical, lighting, insulation if necessary, take care of any dry rot...
by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Tools
Topic: Help needed in identifying some vintage tools!
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Help needed in identifying some vintage tools!

Yeah, without a name brand on them, not worth a whole lot, even then, they're old, vintage tools, which don't have much value to anyone who actually uses tools.
by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Do rear eject gravity toilets exist??
Replies: 13
Views: 109

Re: Do rear eject gravity toilets exist??

The drain of a toilet has a "gooseneck" in it, designed to be completely full of water. This water acts as a one-way valve, allowing waste to be flushed out and preventing the backflow of sewer gases into your home. It shouldn't matter if that exits the floor or the wall behind the toilet, it's goin...
by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Converting sliding glass door to one door with hinges
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Converting sliding glass door to one door with hinges

So you want a side light with the new glass door? That's fine, but you've got to remove the existing door and add framing for the new door to give it solid purchase. What you will be left with is an odd sized opening, which you can frame in smaller to install a glass panel or off the shelf window, b...
by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall +insulation
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Drywall +insulation

X2

Remove them.
by A. Spruce
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Do rear eject gravity toilets exist??
Replies: 13
Views: 109

Re: Do rear eject gravity toilets exist??

Unfortunately, those are questions that I can't answer for you. If you can't perform the work yourself, that leaves finding a plumber or competent handyperson in your area to do it for you.
by A. Spruce
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Converting sliding glass door to one door with hinges
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Converting sliding glass door to one door with hinges

Yes, remove the existing door and frame, narrow the opening, and install your new door. It will take you longer to jerry-rig something incorrectly than to do it right the first time. :cool:
by A. Spruce
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Do rear eject gravity toilets exist??
Replies: 13
Views: 109

Re: Do rear eject gravity toilets exist??

If it were me, and I were trying to avoid buying a new toilet, I would: 1 - Pull the toilet, take it out into the yard. 2 - Remove the tank. 3 - Set the toilet on a large plastic bag with the bowl pointing to the sky 4 - Use compressed air or garden hose to back-flush the rim jets 5 - Monitor for de...
by A. Spruce
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Do rear eject gravity toilets exist??
Replies: 13
Views: 109

Re: Do rear eject gravity toilets exist??

It stands to reason that if the rim jets are plugged, then all that water has to go through the jet in the bottom of the bowl, so it will likely have a little more flow behind it than normal. What this indicates depends on the internal passageways of the toilet, if the rim and bowl jets are connecte...
by A. Spruce
Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Do rear eject gravity toilets exist??
Replies: 13
Views: 109

Re: Do rear eject gravity toilets exist??

blocked rim jets aren't necessarily going to affect flush time and they certainly aren't going to affect fill time. One other thing you could try with the rim jets, if you have an air compressor, blow air back through each jet, if it's sediment, it will blow it out of the way and you'll likely be ab...
by A. Spruce
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Do rear eject gravity toilets exist??
Replies: 13
Views: 109

Re: Do rear eject gravity toilets exist??

Edited my last post with a link to toilets. I'd pull the tank and see that there isn't anything blocking the flow to the "whirly makers". Not sure if the internal dynamics of the toilet has a separate channel for the whirly makers and main dump in bottom to get the flush started. If so, then there c...
by A. Spruce
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Do rear eject gravity toilets exist??
Replies: 13
Views: 109

Re: Do rear eject gravity toilets exist??

Amazon link to several toilets well under $700.
https://www.amazon.com/slp/rear-outlet- ... 7ha8y2w7oq

If your discharge holes are plugged, you should be able to stick a wire, pipe cleaner, or some other suitably sized object into the holes to clear them.
by A. Spruce
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: How Should I Reroute Electrical?
Replies: 14
Views: 293

Re: How Should I Reroute Electrical?

Here's what I come up with: 1 - If you have enough slack in the wires, I'd notch the plate, this will be the easiest thing to do. 2 - Fur out the wall 1" to 2" to allow space for the wires to pass around the plate and where they run horizontally. 3 - Install an oversize crown molding or drywall deta...