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by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I've never been much of a traveler, I've changed on that position over the past few years and I'd really like to see more of the country now.
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I've been as far east as the Black Hills, but I was knee high to a grasshopper at the time, I could probably use a refresher visit. :lol:
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

One of these days, when I'm rich and famous, I'd love to take a trip around the US to visit all the fine folks I've met online over the years. Maybe even sneak across the border to visit northern friends too, but I'd have to do that at night when the border patrol ain't look'n! :shock: :wink: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Funny, you're not the first to solicit my services from across the country! :mrgreen: I have a friend in Alabama that would love for me to come stay for a few months too. It's only a 30 hour drive and $700 or $800 in gas to get there (1900 miles, 10-12mpg, $4/gallon currently here). You got a spot b...
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

On to more serious news, lookie what Santa Claus delivered this afternoon!
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7x16 Carry On. It's a 2012, but in pristine condition, even had new tires put on it in the past week. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Pretty sure that the defoliation is a direct result of global warming. The problem is, how can we have global - i.e. round planet - warming when the earth is clearly flat?!?!?! If the earth was round, Canada would have slid down over the top of the US and we'd all be Canadian! :shock: Besides, if it...
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior brick
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Exterior brick

Yeah, that's a tough one . . . move maybe? :| ;) ;) ;) :mrgreen: Just teasing! You could very carefully go after the slopped mortar with an angle grinder and either a wire brush or a grinding wheel or flap disk. You won't get all of it, and you'll probably scar up the face of the brick a bit, but yo...
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 58
Views: 791

Re: Lean-to shed

I'd guess around $800 to hire a pro PLUS the cost of concrete. Not terrible, but if you're handy and on a budget, this is something that is easily done yourself, as evidenced by you doing it yourself. :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Oopsie, did I accidentally make you look like a creeper?? My bad :lol: Apparently. :| :? :lol: :lol: Truth is, I can barely turn one of these majick bocks thingies on, let alone be able to figure out how to creep someone. No amount of Moderator or Admin privileges can make up for that! :o :oops: :l...
by A. Spruce
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior steel door gap
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Exterior steel door gap

1 - Is the weatherstrip along the hinge side and top firmly pressed into place?
2 - Is the new weatherstrip identical to the old?
3 - Can you push on the door to close the gap and get the latch to fully engage the strike?
by A. Spruce
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

As Shannon said, anyone online is listed at the bottom of the forum page. It's not like I know that she lives at 32 Eastbrook Lane, up there in . . . :shock: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Just kidding!!!!! She's actually over on Southview Road. :? ;) :P :P
by A. Spruce
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

No, our favorite resident troublemaker that pops in every now and again.
by A. Spruce
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Unlevel floor
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Unlevel floor

IMO for the slight dip you have i'm not sure its worth the effort? Looks like you may have 3/16" in 10"? It really depends on how OCD you are. When I laid hardwood in my last house, I did not pull the vinyl (on slab), I just laid over the top and floated out the edge to bare concrete and I regrette...
by A. Spruce
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Uh oh, there's a lurker among us . . . :shock:

:mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Unlevel floor
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Unlevel floor

I don't know about "self-leveling", but certainly floor leveling compound. It is a dry mix, add water, and trowel into place.
by A. Spruce
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Steel door sweep
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: Steel door sweep

Since the magnetic strip is already deformed, I'd leave the sweep long. If you're going to replace the magnetic strip, then cut the sweep so that it just misses the magnet. If you cut the sweep, you only remove the part that is on the face of the door, it still needs to extend to the door edge along...
by A. Spruce
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing walls inside partially sub-grade workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Framing walls inside partially sub-grade workshop

Yes, that is essentially what I was suggesting, but you could just as easily build your walls with matching stud locations of the existing wall, then screw blocking to the side of the old and new studs to hold the top of the wall. It would save the hassles of toe-nailing.
by A. Spruce
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Framing walls inside partially sub-grade workshop
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Framing walls inside partially sub-grade workshop

Framing the walls in manageable sections is perfectly fine. Use a treated sill plate. I would just run Tapcons through the sill into the floor and not worry about blocking the wall. If you have a gap between the new wall framing and the existing framing, cut a shim to the gap width, screw or nail it...
by A. Spruce
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yup, I grew up with a B&W as well, wasn't until the really late 70's that we finally got a color tv. Didn't have a vcr until the late 80's. We had 4 channels, NBC, CBS, ABC, and National Public Television. Depended on which direction the wind was blowing which one we could receive. To be fair, we li...
by A. Spruce
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Loved Get Smart and much later Police Squad with Leslie Neilson, which spawned the Naked Gun movie trilogy. Speaking of movies, Get Smart was brought to the big screen not too many years ago, Steve Carrel played the part of Max. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0425061/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 You also had Miss...
by A. Spruce
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

That is all so true. You were really lucky if you had more then 1 Tv in the house and even luckier if one was color!LOL Whoa! Whoa!! Hold on there, Buckeroo! What's this "color tv" thing you're talking about?!?!?! You all hopped up on Tab soda again? Next thing you be trying to tell us is that you ...
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Oh, for the time when television was for entertainment purposes and not the made up drama and BS of today's society. <sigh> :roll:
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Not to be confused with Bewitched.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdNhPUXf6Lc
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

So I don't know who Barbara Eden is/was, but all this talk of genies and 60s television was enough context for me to guess what popular television sitcom she starred in, with its iconic theme music. Duh da, da-da-da-da-da, da duh! No, no, no, that was Batman! I dream of Genie was more . . . https:/...
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yeah, you know you're getting old when you make 60's and 70's era references and the derned young'ns just don't get it. But then, who'd a thought you people wouldn't have known about Lava Floor! :lol: Maybe you boys just don't have the street experience that Nutzy and I do? :wink: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Shannon wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:14 pm
Maybe she is actually a genie ! Anyone find the lamp?
:shock:
She does bear a slight resemblance to Barbara Eden. :?
:shock: :shock:







:lol:
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 58
Views: 791

Re: Lean-to shed

Just one more thing I would add ,if you think the next pour is going to be to much to deal with again just split what you have left in half again. You could even do it the other direction if that makes things any easier? You can get around from side to side without walking around building. I would ...
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Dry Wall taping.
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Dry Wall taping.

Yes, the joints need to be taped or they will crack. I don't think you need to replace the sheets, you essentially have "butt joints" instead of bevel joints to work with. As Shannon said, it will require a little wider floating to get them to disappear, but no more than a typical butt joint would, ...
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2876
Views: 72813

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You know, if you say her name three times in a row, she'll appear, right? :| :? :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 58
Views: 791

Re: Lean-to shed

Part of the purpose of the troweling process is to push those rocks down into the mud and create a layer of "cream" over the top. It is this cream layer that allows for a fine finish. Part of the problem working with a mixer is getting enough concrete on the ground to be finished before it starts to...