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by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Proper way to replace a Garage door with French Doors
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Proper way to replace a Garage door with French Doors

I would then simply frame the opening down to what the new door requires. Pressure treated sill on the slab. I would frame the side studs tight to the existing opening and leave a 1/4" gap at the top, this will allow you to frame the wall on the ground then stand it in place. With the wall in place ...
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Sagging roof overhang
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Sagging roof overhang

I don't think snow loads are going to be of issue over the short term (a few years). Over time, the loads will continue to sag the overhang, but I don't believe you will have any catastrophic failures under normal conditions.
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Proper way to replace a Garage door with French Doors
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Proper way to replace a Garage door with French Doors

Can you post a pic of the existing door, jambs and threshold? This sounds like a pretty straight forward project, simply remove the existing door, frame as necessary for the new door, install new door. Something to keep in mind is that garage floors typically slope towards the roll-up, this is to pr...
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 74236

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yeah, boating is just what I think of doing on a cold and windy day . . . :| ;) ;) :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Sagging roof overhang
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: Sagging roof overhang

I see two sagging points, one in the last 12" of the roof edge, the other starting at the wall. The roof edge looks like it might have been extended, which could be why it is sagging. The overall overhang also looks to be tilted down from the wall, which indicates that it isn't properly supported. B...
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 71
Views: 1007

Re: Lean-to shed

IMHO, the only reason for purlins is if the metal runs parallel to the rafters, otherwise just attach to the rafters. I have never seen felt or anything else under a metal roof of this nature, so I'd say it isn't necessary. If the metal were going over a wood deck instead of open rafter/purlin, then...
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 22, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Existing faucet to single faucet
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Existing faucet to single faucet

I would save my money to put towards the eventual remodel of the shower, rather than trying to change a valve now. Switching from two handle to a single handle leaves the problem of holes in the wall. You will have to remove a good portion of the existing valve to fit a new one in there, assuming th...
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Removing Heat Pump/AC Unit
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Removing Heat Pump/AC Unit

I'm not familiar enough with HVAC equipment to offer an opinion either. I would recommend consulting with a local HVAC company, as they will know what products are readily available in your area, which will keep costs low and serviceability high. Have your room dimensions handy, exterior wall access...
by A. Spruce
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 74236

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

It is getting to be about snow season, isn't it? A YT channel I watch is in Montana, and they had a good dusting a week-ish ago.

While we're not prone to snow here, the weather is getting chilly and rain is imminent, assuming we're going to get some this year.
by A. Spruce
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Storm Windows
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Storm Windows

I have storm windows like that at my cottage. There are spring loaded tabs at the bottom of each pane that locks it in place. Either the tab is missing/broken, or the holes that it lock into are filled with crap. this is the direction I was going to go as well, that something was worn or broken in ...
by A. Spruce
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Concrete Steps Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Concrete Steps Repair

Smart Guy, we appreciate you enthusiasm to offer a helpful opinion, however, please refrain from posting inaccurate information. Concrete is NOT repairable, period! Slathering epoxy, or anything else, for that matter, into cracks merely fills those cracks, it does not restore the integrity of the co...
by A. Spruce
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 74236

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Shannon wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:48 am
Ya I know, Just screwing with ya! :o :lol:
Well, stop it! I have sensitive feelers! :cry: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 74236

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Shannon wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:55 pm
LOL, Spruce said "winterized" ....I think he forgot he lives in California! :lol:
You do know we get wet around here, right? :mrgreen: We may not get the deep freeze that y'all are used to, but just getting wet can have it's own problems.
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 74236

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Aaron wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:20 pm
I hate movie trailers. They give away the whole movie.
Saves ya having to spend the $20 to go see the darned thing though! :lol:
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 74236

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

My rum and Pepsi beats that any day of the week! :wink: :mrgreen: You weren't listening, I said I wasn't going to bore you about the trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . . trailer . . ....
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Straightening a roofline and truss repairs
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: Straightening a roofline and truss repairs

I'm not quite picturing what you're describing, regardless, I would recommend consulting with a structural engineer, they can tell you exactly how the trusses need to be repaired.
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 74236

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I wasn't going to bore you fine fellers with trailer details. :mrgreen: If I do much else to it, I'll probably either start a new thread or add it to the Burb thread. Right now I'm just trying to get it winterized so my stuff doesn't get wet. My OCD wants to do all kinds of things, but budget and pr...
by A. Spruce
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 71
Views: 1007

Re: Lean-to shed

You only need a single bottom plate. Use pressure treated because you're going against concrete, build your wall, stand it in place, then expansion bolt or tapcon it to the slab. Because you're captive between walls, you don't need much, unless you foresee the existing buildings coming down. Top pla...
by A. Spruce
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Suggesting for embedding staples
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Suggesting for embedding staples

Can you post a pic? Depending on how proud of the surface they are, a hammer will be the quick way to set them, but if they're too high, then Shannon's method is probably the better bet, but I'd also include installing screws to make up for the lack of holding power of the original fasteners.
by A. Spruce
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 71
Views: 1007

Re: Lean-to shed

Shannon wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:43 pm
Square to the ledger (A)
Ditto
by A. Spruce
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 71
Views: 1007

Re: Lean-to shed

But the front view ("C3" shows the angle that all the rafters are lying at.) I see that now. I would definitely raise the tall wall rafter attachment point up to the top of the wall and splice into the existing roof on top of the higher wall. You will have a heck of a time getting and maintaining a...
by A. Spruce
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Concrete Steps Repair
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: Concrete Steps Repair

You'll have to be more specific. Pix would help too.

Generally, concrete is not repair able, but in certain circumstances it can be capped with another layer of concrete. The downside is that you need at least a 2" thick cap or you'll have the same exact problem with your cap as you do the substrate.
by A. Spruce
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: How do I insulate my garage door
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Exterior white board installation

A flat panel interior is usually indicative of an insulated panel. What does the outside look like?
by A. Spruce
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior white board installation
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Exterior white board installation

It really depends on what the material is. I'd say that anything but Masonite/MDF would be fine with either side out.
by A. Spruce
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior white board installation
Replies: 4
Views: 59

Re: Exterior white board installation

Assuming the material is wood, no, there are no issues putting the smooth side out instead of the rough side.
by A. Spruce
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Underlayment in kitchen
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Underlayment in kitchen

Assuming the underlayment in the kitchen makes it higher than the rest of the house, I would remove it. It is not difficult to cut around cabinets, especially if you've got an oscillating tool, otherwise you are going to have a toe biter (trip hazard) at that transition point between the higher kitc...
by A. Spruce
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 74236

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Have I ever mentioned just how much I despise silicon caulk? I've got probably 8 hours into removing failed silicon caulk off the nose cone of my trailer because it was leaking and I can't have that going into winter. :evil: :roll:
by A. Spruce
Sat Oct 12, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Furnace
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Furnace

Your power source of choice will be greatly dependent upon what is most readily available. Sounds like electrical equipment would be more expensive to run than gas, so I'd go with gas equipment. Tank or tankless water heater, to me it is dependent upon the size of the house and the distance of the r...
by A. Spruce
Sat Oct 12, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2944
Views: 74236

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Sometimes the hardest part of home improvements is getting started
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4-1OFK9uGA
by A. Spruce
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Lean-to shed
Replies: 71
Views: 1007

Re: Lean-to shed

tmccar wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:40 am
I think you may be misinterpreting my drawing. I am sloping it towards the right (the old sloping wall).
Maybe, it just looks like you've got a forward rake on the roof, not a slope down to the right.