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by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 172
Views: 1378

Re: Da 'Burb

I still need to get the final pix of the Burb edited and posted up. She looks great and we've been enjoying her immensely. Just checked the mileage and we've put 2200 miles on her since Feb 22nd. Most of that has been the four road trips we've taken, each around 400 miles. The hardest thing to get u...
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2555
Views: 60661

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You know it's a slow week when nobody has posted here! Or, maybe I should say a busy week, keeping folks away? :mrgreen:

My life has gotten quite busy the past few weeks, both work and personal things have got me running most days right now. :|
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 629

Re: Replacing Bay Window

Do you guys recommend and procedure to fixing this? Im thinking I may bolt joists sections to the rotted ones. The rot has to be removed or else it will continue to grow and infest anything it touches. You can cut and replace the bad portion of the joist, then sister a second joist to it to carry w...
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Roofing
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Roofing

I don't think your substrate use is going to matter. I've only ever used roofing felt, 30# is my preference because it's so much easier to work with and better quality product. Lately I've been seeing a large sheet membrane, similar to Tyvek house wrap. Without research I can't tell you whether this...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Would appreciate your insight on my bill?
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Would appreciate your insight on my bill?

The man obviously needs to work on his bidding skills. While every situation is unique, he should be versed enough to make good educated guesses as to actual time and materials. We all boff one once in a while and make little or no money on the job, comes with the territory, but to change your billi...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall OCD
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Drywall OCD

As long as a few minor details, more fasteners in drywall and edge metal, it will finish out and last just fine.
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Would appreciate your insight on my bill?
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Would appreciate your insight on my bill?

I don't think this guy is necessarily shady, but I do think he would have willfully been misleading and overcharged had you not questioned it.
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Would appreciate your insight on my bill?
Replies: 9
Views: 120

Re: Would appreciate your insight on my bill?

This is why you ALWAYS get stuff in writing, signed by both parties! If you signed for/received 22 tons, then he can't legally charge you for the extra tonnage that was neither delivered nor used. Hopefully, the delivery receipt you signed has both the tonnage and the actual price, even better if it...
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Shower Temp irregularity
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Shower Temp irregularity

Since you're only having problems at this one valve, I would replace the cartridge and/or adjust the anti-scald setting. If it's a temperature balanced valve, it could be wonky, a replacement cartridge is a pretty cheap way to eliminate this from the puzzle. Secondly, modern valves, at least here in...
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 629

Re: Replacing Bay Window

As long as the plywood is not delaminated, it will work fine.
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Roofing
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Roofing

Bare wood deck only, indefinitely with no rain/snow. With roofing felt down, about a week before the edges start curling and bubbling of the felt, which makes laying shingles harder and the finished product to be lumpy and uneven. Now, generally, these lumps, bumps, and ripples will lay down over ti...
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Adjustable deck concrete pier
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Adjustable deck concrete pier

Catastrophic failure is not likely, cracking/breaking is, simply because of the narrow column.
by A. Spruce
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2555
Views: 60661

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Holy mother of God! Working 7 hours in direct sun is a killer!!!!!!!! Did this Saturday and again today, Monday. I am absolutely whipped! Don't remember what Saturday's temp was, today was 93F when I got in the Burb at the end of the day. The plus side is that the deck is finally finished. Took abou...
by A. Spruce
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Adjustable deck concrete pier
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Adjustable deck concrete pier

I agree with Shannon, your "column" is probably a bit undersized, 6" should be bullet proof for your application. Other than that, I don't see a problem with your system.
by A. Spruce
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Replacing Bay Window
Replies: 74
Views: 629

Re: Replacing Bay Window

But there is a few little spots that have termits or wood bugs got in it. I will maybe treat it quick with the copper stuff, green copper i think its called, maybe that helps. If you've got wood boring bugs, you absolutely want to treat it and as far around it as possible. Copper napthenate "the gr...
by A. Spruce
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Drywall OCD
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Drywall OCD

I don't really know what I'm looking at here, though overall, it's pretty typical. You don't want gaps wider than 1/4", otherwise they are a pain to fill and can crack or show through the finish if not fully filled and finished. Larger gaps should be paper taped, not mesh tape. Paper does a better j...
by A. Spruce
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2555
Views: 60661

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Thankfully, I'm not a dad, not that I know of, at least. :oops: :lol:

But, happy dad's day to those suc . . . er, uh, um, you fine fellers that got 'em. :mrgreen:

No, seriously, happy dad's day, boys. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Paint or trim
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Paint or trim

You don't need a trim hammer, a lighter weight hammer will suffice. You will need a nail set though. Drive the nail to within 1/8" or so of the surface, then use a nail set to drive it home.
by A. Spruce
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Shower valve in a shower stall with no tub spout!
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Shower valve in a shower stall with no tub spout!

You should be able to buy shower only valves, if not, capping the tub spout will create one.
by A. Spruce
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Patching a hole in shower stall tile!
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Patching a hole in shower stall tile!

I think I'd be inclined to use sanded grout to fill the hole or possibly replace that one tile. Just depends on the situation and what I have to work with.
by A. Spruce
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Paint or trim
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Paint or trim

I've always done trim first, then the painting. In most cases, I caulk the trim to the wall, which will necessitate going back and cutting in both the wall and the trim anyway.
by A. Spruce
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Composite decking parallel to house
Replies: 5
Views: 113

Re: Composite decking parallel to house

A pic of the material would help.

Please post a pic of the face and end of the board in question
by A. Spruce
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2555
Views: 60661

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Because everybody deserves a good laugh!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8A2zNF-NdA

Don't you miss the days when TV programming was actually funny and didn't rely on fake laugh tracks?
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2555
Views: 60661

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

It's it bad if as a woman I thought this was hilarious? I'm ded. IMO, it only means that you recognize humor when it's meant as humor. I saw this the other day and thought it was pretty funny myself, but then I don't have to make sammiches, so . . . ;) ;) :lol: Reality is, I do all the cooking arou...
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 172
Views: 1378

Re: Da 'Burb

Yeah, but seriously, what a burden and responsibility for just the sheer liability... That stress would more than offset the joy of the collection for me, even if I were of such means. 1 - He can afford it 2 - You know everything has to be insured within an inch of its life 3 - He believes stuff sh...
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: lower roof ice damming water leak problem
Replies: 12
Views: 125

Re: lower roof ice damming water leak problem

You're welcome, glad to have helped. Keep us posted on your progress with this project. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 172
Views: 1378

Re: Da 'Burb

Admin wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:07 am
I could say the same to you :mrgreen:
Hey, I'm out here posting the poop outta this Burb project!



. . . And who wouldn't be at least a little jealous of Jay's collection? It's impressive, even if you aren't into half of the stuff he's got.
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 172
Views: 1378

Re: Da 'Burb

Aw, don't be shy now! :cry: :| :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 172
Views: 1378

Re: Da 'Burb

Maybe Admin needs to start his own thread on his fleet? 8-)
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: door problem
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: door problem

Weather strip could be too tight as well, start with the hinges though. If playing with the screws doesn't help, add a shim to the pin side of the hinges so that the door is rotated more to the closed position. It will be a delicate balance between just enough shim to do the job and adding too much,...