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by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 220
Views: 3836

Re: Da 'Burb

This setup has always worked well for me. I can carry most of the tools I need for daily use, plus just enough "emergency" supplies to be able to tackle many unexpected things without a trip to the store or loading my specialty tools and supplies. For instance, I always had a length of 14/2 and 12/2...
by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Building a shed
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Building a shed

I'm a plywood siding guy, so this is exactly why I'd under-size the floor slightly (see below). Shannon is a vinyl siding kind of guy, I am not sure if he sheaths his sheds before the siding or not, so his methods may be a bit different than mine. What I can tell you from my extensive shed building ...
by A. Spruce
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 220
Views: 3836

Re: Da 'Burb

My ideal set up is a truck, canopy, lumber rack, and custom bed boxes. I build full extension tools boxes across the floor at wheel well height, that way I can still get to everything AND carry materials/debris at the same time. The canopy would also have "side wings", meaning the windows hinge open...
by A. Spruce
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2754
Views: 67072

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Anybody have any good products or methods for removing severe hard water buildup from fiberglass? Lime-away doesn't work, vinegar and cream of tartar doesn't work, no commercially available product I've ever tried works.
by A. Spruce
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 220
Views: 3836

Re: Da 'Burb

Depending on how the next few months go, I'll either be buying a trailer or a truck, I'd prefer a truck.
by A. Spruce
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rain water leakage through the door
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Rain water leakage through the door

While you're addressing the storm door head piece, you can absolutely check the status of caulking on the trim/siding junction and caulk it if necessary, go down the sides of the door as well
by A. Spruce
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 220
Views: 3836

Re: Da 'Burb

Oh, you have no idea! :roll: :? :lol: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rain water leakage through the door
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Rain water leakage through the door

Looks to me that it is the storm door that is the problem, not the actual door of the house. In my experience, these are not particularly watertight. In this case, I can see that there are only two screws in the head piece above the door, which means that there is likely a gap for water to easily en...
by A. Spruce
Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Replacing outdoor valve
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Replacing outdoor valve

Getting handles off can be tricky, they like to seize in place. Squirt some penetrating lube or WD40 in the screw hole and under the handle and tap it with a hammer a few times, the vibration will help to loosen grip and allow penetrant in. Let it sit for a while to penetrate, then slip an adjustabl...
by A. Spruce
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Roof Safety Bracket + Trimming Singles
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Roof Safety Bracket + Trimming Singles

I can't answer the first question, as I've never used a safety harness. As for the second question, a utility knife is all I ever use when cutting shingles, whether it's before or after they've been installed. A blade doesn't last long, so don't be afraid to change them often. For shingle overhang, ...
by A. Spruce
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Buying a fixer upper and wanting advice
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Buying a fixer upper and wanting advice

Keep in mind that living in a remodel, that is, you're living in the house while it's torn apart, is not easy and puts a lot of stress on the occupants. You say you're not married, and this will help, but living in a constant state of disarray takes it's toll pretty quickly. For your first time out,...
by A. Spruce
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 220
Views: 3836

Re: Da 'Burb

But . . . But . . . The Burb and I have bonded, I can't get rid of her now!!!! :? :cry: ;) :mrgreen: :lol: I do have to say, I'm minorly upset that I allowed the bodyman to talk me out of touching up all the dings. Before, I only demanded the ones around the driver's door handle be done because I'd ...
by A. Spruce
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 58
Views: 1877

Re: Bathroom Remodel

This project was a complete gut and would typically have been 10-11 working days for me but ended up being like 20 days I think ,with all the videos we shot really slowing things down. This project was 16 days, I worked by myself for about half of that, my partner and I both the other half. I've go...
by A. Spruce
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 58
Views: 1877

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Peg board is the 4x8 sheets of melamine-coated masonite. Yep. Got it in my basement. Oh, for the love of God, man! :roll: Melamine shelving!!! https://images.homedepot-static.com/productImages/3a03ef8c-fbee-4fd5-842b-d812383cbeff/svn/white-wall-mounted-shelves-1605508-64_1000.jpg So? Status of the ...
by A. Spruce
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 220
Views: 3836

Re: Da 'Burb

Yes, yes they can!
by A. Spruce
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Rain water leakage through the door
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Rain water leakage through the door

So, water is coming through the door itself and not seeping through the weatherstrip, correct?
by A. Spruce
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How to prep house for attic insulation?
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: *** How to prep house for attic insulation ***

I am not a fan of blown fiberglass, that stuff is nasty enough in batt form, loose fiber is just a huge mess waiting to happen and definitely more prone to becoming airborne. Given a choice I'd go with cellulose over fiberglass. If you choose fiberglass, I would not rely on the contractor to be over...
by A. Spruce
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Buying a fixer upper and wanting advice
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: Buying a fixer upper and wanting advice

If you are reasonably handy, then you'll be able to tackle 90% of cosmetics and probably 50% of structural. Having been an investor, to me a "fixer-upper" needed some paint and maybe floor coverings. While I could build a house from the ground up, as a temporary investment, I wanted the least amount...
by A. Spruce
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 220
Views: 3836

Re: Da 'Burb

Currently have 3,132 miles and still no oil monitor light. Finally putting the finishing touches on the bodywork. The clear coat was fogging in a number of places, as well as the "orange peel" you get from freshly sprayed paint/clear coat. Got some buffing done with the bodyman neighbor's help, but ...
by A. Spruce
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Weird basement stairs setup
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Weird basement stairs setup

I've recently had opportunity to use an oscillating tool, which would work pretty slick for that, slow, but very controllable. Other than that, a sawzall it probably the next best thing, just try not to penetrate any deeper than the material you're cutting.
by A. Spruce
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Weird basement stairs setup
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Weird basement stairs setup

Probably a DIY job, you find lots of things like this when "handy" people get involved. It doesn't really matter if the stairs were installed first or last, simply cut above and below the stringers and be done with it. As you can see, there is some conduit concealed in there, use extreme caution whe...
by A. Spruce
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Basement shower walls
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Basement shower walls

You're welcome
by A. Spruce
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Basement shower walls
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Basement shower walls

FRP panels would be another cheap, short-term alternative.
by A. Spruce
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Basement shower walls
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Basement shower walls

they put some sort of thin fiberboard with a waterproof surface. Years ago you used to be able to get a vinyl faced Masonite for shower surrounds. A similar product is still available today, but it's more of a Formica like product. Cheap solution to irregular size/shape showers, probably around $50...
by A. Spruce
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Basement shower walls
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: Basement shower walls

got pics?
by A. Spruce
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: 58 Year Old Closet Flange
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: 58 Year Old Closet Flange

What is the floor throughout the house? As was said earlier, it's odd that there is a mud bed over a slab.
by A. Spruce
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Question about vertical blinds
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Question about vertical blinds

As far as I know, you can't change the slats themselves you have to change the entire unit. Also, as you change brands and styles within a brand, the mounting hardware also tends to change. It is not a big deal to change mounting hardware, so don't sweat it if this is necessary.
by A. Spruce
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Can I fit hot water tank under stairs
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Can I fit hot water tank under stairs

How are electric tanks these days? I remember people complaining before about not reheating the water fast enough when it was empty ? I guess I’d be saving on electrical with my led lights to make it a little expensive. It has been a long time since I've had an electric W/H (over 35 years ago), so ...
by A. Spruce
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Can I fit hot water tank under stairs
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: Can I fit hot water tank under stairs

My guess would be no on a gas unit, simply because of having to vent it and not having the space above to properly route the exhaust. An electric doesn't have that issue, so more space for W/H.
by A. Spruce
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2754
Views: 67072

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

So, I was at Shannon's office the other day and noticed this . . . :?
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