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by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1291

Re: Da 'Burb

emtnut wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:52 pm
I still think I shouldn't have retired :mrgreen:
Retired/fired . . . poe-TAY-toe/poe-TAH-toe ;) ;) :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1291

Re: Da 'Burb

Nah, he'd just checked in before we got into this. He probably won't be back on until tomorrow, maybe later. You know how busy retirement can be. :roll: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1291

Re: Da 'Burb

Does Ford build their trucks in Canucksville ? Or Dodge ?? Wayne please consider this your first official warning! Please refrain from using the F word in our forum. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Damn good thing I wasn't sipping an adult beverage at the moment I read this, I'd have rum and Pepsi all ...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1291

Re: Da 'Burb

I've mentioned it before, I'm a big fan of Bleche White. It's purpose is a tire cleaner, it's what I used on all the black trim on the Burb and it worked spectacularly, whether it was finished with a top coat or just cleaned with BW.
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1291

Re: Da 'Burb

Since I will be detailing vehicles for the rest of my life, I'm ever on the search for products that actually work and do the things they're supposed to. I'll check 303 out. I've also been reading through Bob's The Oil Guy's site on car care products and have found a couple that look interesting. Th...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1291

Re: Da 'Burb

She looks way better today than when I bought her. It's been pushing triple digits here the past few days, so I've not had a chance to finish out the detailing, not a whole lot left, thankfully. The new shiny-shine I got is way less than impressive, goes on slimy and stays slimy, until you go throug...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Smart stats
Replies: 10
Views: 116

Re: Smart stats

For a minute there I thought you were talking about Nutzy and your phone auto-corrected what you really wrote to "smart stats". :mrgreen: :lol: You guys hear that when Google/YT went down the other day that people lost the ability to control things like heat and ac? I'm not a fan of "smart" gadgets ...
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flush beam deck
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Flush beam deck

Pour your piers taller and put the beams directly into the APB.
by A. Spruce
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Ramset Ramguard Pins suitable for ground contact?
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Ramset Ramguard Pins suitable for ground contact?

You'll have to read the product label, manufacturer's site, or contact the manufacturer to see if exterior applications are allowable. I would say probably, but in time they're going to rust, which means that wedge anchors are the better way to go. (drilled hole, insert wedge anchor bolt, aka Redhea...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Getting ahead of repairs while upstairs subfloor is accessible
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Getting ahead of repairs while upstairs subfloor is accessible

All I can think of is some kind of coupler that threads on and copper sweated to it then you can continue with pex? I am totally guessing on this. I'm absolutely certain that a threaded coupler arrangement can be made, the question was no threads on steel pipe, due to cutting it off rather than bre...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Getting ahead of repairs while upstairs subfloor is accessible
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Getting ahead of repairs while upstairs subfloor is accessible

Thank you Shannon and Spruce--I really appreciate the feedback; this has given me a lot to think about. Our house sounds very similar in layout to Spruce's old house with all bedrooms upstairs and the kitchen/living areas downstairs. Here are the things I plan on: -The lighting in our kitchen is fl...
by A. Spruce
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Click and Lock Floor Stagger
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Click and Lock Floor Stagger

Yes, you want to stagger your butt joints, It makes for a more stable and strong floor, and it looks a lot better. The cutting isn't too bad, start a strip with a full, end with a cut, that cut then becomes the starter for the next row. Yes, you will probably need to cut this starter again to keep y...
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60544

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I'd say he knows what he's doing when it comes to the vids, since those are where most of our traffic comes from.
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: DIY Roofer
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: DIY Roofer

One side at a time is perfectly acceptable, just do the furthest side first, meaning, you don't want to replace half the roof, then walk all over it while trying to redo the other half. If you're expecting rain in between sides, make sure the ridge is water tight.
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60544

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yeah, I don't know that we have any oddities around here like that, those kinds of things seem to be more midwest attractions. :lol:

The pix don't do the size of that truck justice, it is easily 12' tall. A lot of thought and work went into it.
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Footing drains
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Footing drains

I've never cleaned one. If they're blocked, they need to be cleared and jetting or augering should do the trick. If they have roots or are collapsed, then you've got bigger issues to worry about. Last option is that the dirt has settled through the gravel and plugged up the gravel, thereby limiting ...
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Plumbing
Topic: Footing drains
Replies: 4
Views: 62

Re: Footing drains

If you can access the exit point, then you can jet them. You have three options: 1 - Hose jet , attaches to garden hose 2 - Pressure washer jet , attaches to pressure washer 3 - Call a Plumber to jet the lines for you. This will wash dirt and debris out of the lines. Blockages, such as roots, will r...
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flush beam deck
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Flush beam deck

You will be hard pressed to flex a 6" length of 2x6. You can have whatever distance you like, just don't go under an inch or over 6" and you'll be perfectly fine.
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1291

Re: Da 'Burb

Seems you took care of that for me so I don't have to worry about ya any more. :mrgreen: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Flush beam deck
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: Flush beam deck

Where I am, we have termites, so we keep a 1" gap between wood structures and the home OR install flashing between the two to prevent pest intrusion. Where this isn't a concern, a much smaller gap can be used. One thing to keep in mind here, if you've got leaves or needles that will be falling on th...
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60544

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Took yesterday off and went on a little road trip, when we happened upon this cool sculpture.
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by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60544

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You know what they say, if you cover it with enough spandex, it's gonna be sexy! :mrgreen: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Getting ahead of repairs while upstairs subfloor is accessible
Replies: 7
Views: 137

Re: Getting ahead of repairs while upstairs subfloor is accessible

IMHO, you have to analyze the use of the individual spaces of the house, now and into the future, and determine from that if any upgrades or modifications are needed at this time. As an example, a number of years ago I also had a 2 story house, typical layout was formal living room/dining room in th...
by A. Spruce
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1291

Re: Da 'Burb

Yeah, I'm less than impressed with the buffed wax results. I'm looking at some ceramic coatings that sheet water and supposedly keep dirt from sticking, they also give a mirror finish. 8-)
by A. Spruce
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60544

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Uh huh, sure, try and back-pedal now that the damage is done! :cry: :mrgreen: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: thermoelectric coolers
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: thermoelectric coolers

I am unfamiliar with them as well. If this is a plug into your car's cigarette lighter kind of thing, then it is NOT what you're looking for, unless you like being stranded out in the wilderness with a dead battery, as this type will kill your battery within 8 to 10 hours. Coolers of this type are m...
by A. Spruce
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Da 'Burb
Replies: 157
Views: 1291

Re: Da 'Burb

latest progress: Running board before: - runningboard before.JPG Started with a good cleaning. I use a product called Bleach White, which is for cleaning tires and does an excellent job of it. I knew that it works well on rubber floor mats and decided to give it a shot on the weathered and dirty tri...
by A. Spruce
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60544

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

:roll: Of course I'm right! :roll:

:wink: :lol: :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2553
Views: 60544

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Shannon wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:19 am
We have a large base of info sitting here in the forum!
Are you saying I have a fat butt?!?!?! :o That sounded like a fat butt comment! :? Words hurt, Mister!!! :cry: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by A. Spruce
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: installing a exterior back door
Replies: 1
Views: 34

Re: installing a exterior back door

Ideally, you will be able to stay within the confines of the existing window header, which will save you a lot of time and effort. If so, simply remove window and sill framing and install door. If the door will be wider than the window opening, then you'll have to put in a longer header, which will ...