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by A. Spruce
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:46 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Hardwood Install 3/4 inch
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Hardwood Install 3/4 inch

It will depend on how the hardwood is installed and the configuration of the space(s) that it's in. If all you're doing is a 10x10 landing area, then expansion isn't a big deal, leave yourself 3/16" around the perimeter and you're good to go, if you are connecting several rooms or have a great space...
by A. Spruce
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:44 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to rip wedge blocking for angle wall..
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: How to rip wedge blocking for angle wall..

yup totally agree . You will find that stud in corner is past the corner for the right Hand sheet but just notch slightly around the plates and run the sheet a couple inches long so you can screw to existing stud. When installing the LH sheet just cut the end back on an angle for a better fit in th...
by A. Spruce
Sun Dec 04, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to rip wedge blocking for angle wall..
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: How to rip wedge blocking for angle wall..

It is a corner, and there is a stud within a couple inches of the end of the drywall, it will be fine. The only "problem" you're likely to contend with is keeping an even perpendicular joint, but even that isn't too difficult. It is very hard to describe how to tape this joint, super easy to show yo...
by A. Spruce
Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: How to rip wedge blocking for angle wall..
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: How to rip wedge blocking for angle wall..

That's easy, don't worry about it, simply run the drywall on the right side first, then the left. If you want to bevel the edge of the drywall a little bit on the left side you can, otherwise, don't worry about it, it will tape up just fine
by A. Spruce
Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Strange Electrical Component in Wall
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Strange Electrical Component in Wall

First guess is phone, second would be speaker system or something like that. Can you post a better pick of the face plate?
by A. Spruce
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:45 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Hardwood Install 3/4 inch
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Hardwood Install 3/4 inch

You might be able to undercut that piece if it is thick enough, odds are the floor will be as thick or thicker, which means that a T molding is probably going to be your best bet. Not sure how the stair nose will tie in either, though it will probably be integrated into the flooring so there won't b...
by A. Spruce
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Hardwood Install 3/4 inch
Replies: 13
Views: 436

Re: Hardwood Install 3/4 inch

What you will need is an edge molding, this is placed tight against the step, wall, or whatever obstacle, and the hardwood goes under the leading edge of the molding and will have the necessary space for expansion. Think of it like an L shaped molding, if you rotate the L 90 degrees to the right, th...
by A. Spruce
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Door rubbing
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Door rubbing

Can you post a picture, your description isn't very clear.
by A. Spruce
Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: How deep for fence posts? And how to sand fence?
Replies: 2
Views: 205

Re: How deep for fence posts? And how to sand fence?

A foot or so depth is all you need to hold the post, however, you may need/want to go deeper if you want to avoid frost heave.

Sanding, an orbital will be the fastest, if you can't get that into the spaces, then maybe a flapper wheel in a drill or flapper disk in an angle grinder would do the trick.
by A. Spruce
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Washing machine water outlet hose
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Washing machine water outlet hose

I would stick with the hose clamp, as it has better and higher clamping pressure than a squeeze style clamp.
by A. Spruce
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: basement exterior wall
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: basement exterior wall

Back in the day you used to be able to buy outlet gaskets, you know that 1/8" foam packing sheet stuff, they were made out of that. If you can't find one to buy, you could easily cut your own foam gasket, make it just slightly larger than your cover plate, the cover plate itself will hold it in place.
by A. Spruce
Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Just For Fun Chit Chat
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Re: Just For Fun Chit Chat

Could you imagine actually trying to build something like that? I had two friends, one worked in a ship yard, the other worked in a commuter train factory, they both complained that you were working on something that wasn't square, plumb, straight, or true, but your work HAD to be all those things. ...
by A. Spruce
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Just For Fun Chit Chat
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Re: Just For Fun Chit Chat

Don't you mean CDO? It's the same as OCD, only in alphabetical order as it SHOULD be! :) :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Washing machine water outlet hose
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Washing machine water outlet hose

You may need to switch to a formed rigid hose, rather than the corrugated one for less back pressure, which will help with the leak. At the moment, I would trim the end of the hose you have so that the solid section is above the bump out on the back of the machine, let the more flexible hose be agai...
by A. Spruce
Fri Dec 02, 2016 11:00 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Just For Fun Chit Chat
Replies: 13
Views: 625

Just For Fun Chit Chat

I tried to tell Shannon he had the plans upside down :? . . .
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by A. Spruce
Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis [Tim Hortons]
Replies: 36
Views: 1067

Re: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis [Tim Hortons]

Yeah, that's the problem with battery tools, replacement/new batteries are as much as buying a whole new kit. DeWalt batteries are $100 a pop, unless you can find them on sale or you buy generics, which will inevitably bite you in the buns.
by A. Spruce
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis [Tim Hortons]
Replies: 36
Views: 1067

Re: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis [Tim Hortons]

In theory, a laser sight is a good thing, though in most incarnations they are not the most accurate of things.

My how this thread has wandered! LOL
by A. Spruce
Fri Dec 02, 2016 1:13 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Washing Machine Drain plumbing question
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Washing Machine Drain plumbing question

Well, that's great news! 8-)
by A. Spruce
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis [Tim Hortons]
Replies: 36
Views: 1067

Re: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis [Tim Hortons]

I pretty much use my Milwaukee cordless saw 99% of the time these last few years and I would not have it any other way, nice not being tied to a cord! I was the same way once I got my DeWalt 18v kit, very rarely pulled the worm drive out for anything but heavy cutting needs, times when either the b...
by A. Spruce
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Ductless Heat/Air How to
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Ductless Heat/Air How to

I'm with you, Shannon, not sure what a ductless system is without seeing a pic or better description. I think those things in the wall at motels are called split or mini-split systems, don't quote me on that, I'm not an AC guy. I can say, however, that if it is one of those self contained, through t...
by A. Spruce
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Washing machine water outlet hose
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Washing machine water outlet hose

Does the fitting on the back of the machine have barbs (raised, beveled ridges ) on it? If so, make sure your clamp is centered over the barbs for maximum effect. You may also need to trim a little off the end of the hose so that the solid portion is straight on the fitting. Because it is angled, it...
by A. Spruce
Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Washing Machine Drain plumbing question
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: Washing Machine Drain plumbing question

Studors are not code compliant for laundry venting, not sure why, probably because they could leak if water is backed up into them. You know how the diaphragm works in an air bellows? Basically it's a flapper over a hole, draw air through the hole and the flapper moves out of the way, try to push ai...
by A. Spruce
Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Uh... do they even make long sweep 45 degree elbows abs
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Re: Uh... do they even make long sweep 45 degree elbows abs

I think sweep 45s are available, though at only 45 degrees, a standard is probably fine, what are you using the drain for?
by A. Spruce
Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis [Tim Hortons]
Replies: 36
Views: 1067

Re: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis [Tim Hortons]

Yeah I wouldn't know--I'm not a carpenter! I wonder what Shannon uses? Probably an ax and a buck saw. :o ;) :mrgreen: Well I guess it depends how much one drinks, now, doesn't it? Ha ha! I'm pretty infrequent, I usually drink beer only on the weekends. Plus I enjoy going out much of the time, and n...
by A. Spruce
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis [Tim Hortons]
Replies: 36
Views: 1067

Re: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis [Tim Hortons]

Now as far as sidewinder versus worm drive circular saws, I had no idea there were two types! I watched a short YouTube video comparing the two, they both have their pros and cons apparently. I've grown up with sidewinder to be sure, and it's what I use. I grew up with a sidewinder, never liked it....
by A. Spruce
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:21 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Constructing a sliding "barn-style" door from scratch
Replies: 29
Views: 892

Re: Constructing a sliding "barn-style" door from scratch

Personally, I still think you're way over thinking this whole thing. KISS - Keep It Simple, Silly! I would not use plywood for your structural webbing because: 1 - it has voids that will be visible and require extra work to fill later on. 2 - While a small sample like you made will be stable, when y...
by A. Spruce
Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis [Tim Hortons]
Replies: 36
Views: 1067

Re: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis [Tim Hortons]

It could be a locational thing, kind of like sidewinder saws are popular on the east coast and worm drives are popular on the west. There has been a boom in micro breweries in these parts in the last few years, and I can tell you that for a malt man, it is slim pickings to find something decent to d...
by A. Spruce
Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis [Tim Hortons]
Replies: 36
Views: 1067

Re: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis [Tim Hortons]

Yeah, I don't have much use for IPAs, and unfortunately, you can't say that one "style" of beer is better than another or more this way or that way, because if you read the style specs, there is nothing that says a porter can't be hoppy and bitter, as so many are, or that even a PA or EPA isn't undr...
by A. Spruce
Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis [Tim Hortons]
Replies: 36
Views: 1067

Re: Look what just appeared in Minneapolis

emtnut wrote:PLEASE tell me Molson's is still Canadian !! :mrgreen:
Nope, bought out by Buttwiper a few years back! ;) ;) :mrgreen: