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by A. Spruce
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: How to cut something out of square?
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: How to cut something out of square?

You have to create a square reference from which to measure from. 1 - Put a straight edge or string along back wall to see if it is reasonably straight. 2A - Assuming it's straight, use a framing square to draw a perpendicular line from the back wall to the face of the opening. 2B - Assuming it's NO...
by A. Spruce
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Anything I should know before taking this on?
Replies: 13
Views: 172

Re: Anything I should know before taking this on?

Flooring should be the last thing done. Get the drywall finished and painted, ceiling too, then worry about floor, otherwise you're having to protect your floors from paint and drywall spatter, and there's just no need to do that. As always, if you need any help or suggestions in choosing tools and ...
by A. Spruce
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: What Is This?
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: What Is This?

Looks like an abandoned vent, such as for a dryer or bathroom exhaust. It also looks like there's a removable cover on it, pop it off and have a look inside.
by A. Spruce
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: What color should I choose for dining room?
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: What color should I choose for dining room?

I, personally, prefer to keep things classic, white or off white. If you want color, use "soft decorations" such as blinds, drapes, wall hangings, that sort of thing to bring color into the room. The reason being, classic never goes out of style, whereas personalized colors do and not everyone likes...
by A. Spruce
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Anything I should know before taking this on?
Replies: 13
Views: 172

Re: Anything I should know before taking this on?

I will add here that I would not bother with the inside drywall trowel. I have a video showing using one but they really are a pain. I have another video showing how to do the inside corners with a 6" ,it is not simple either but better results. Normally, I would 100% agree, however, my partner had...
by A. Spruce
Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Anything I should know before taking this on?
Replies: 13
Views: 172

Re: Anything I should know before taking this on?

Thanks for all of the great information from both of you guys! I do appreciate your time. So, Mr. Spruce, one thing I am doing is taking all the old wall paneling out. Not sure if you can see in the pictures, but it's in bad shape. Hundreds of holes, lots of damage around the base from previous occ...
by A. Spruce
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 58
Views: 1011

Re: Bathroom Remodel

By "peg board" I meant the pre-drilled melamine panels you can buy for shelving. I prefer Lowe's over Evil Orange. We have a couple of local construction supply companies, but they are more specialized and don't carry a lot of the finish hardware or specialty things like shelving, and they're not pa...
by A. Spruce
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 58
Views: 1011

Re: Bathroom Remodel

[rant] I had to build the shelf unit for the closet because there wasn't a premade or kit available. No problem, done it plenty of times before. Evil Orange has a special section for all things shelving. GREAT! Except they keep the peg board (side pieces) over in the trim aisle. So, you grab the sid...
by A. Spruce
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Interior
Topic: Anything I should know before taking this on?
Replies: 13
Views: 172

Re: Anything I should know before taking this on?

Trailers are finished out in that manner for two reasons, to save weight for transport and to be as cheap as possible to build. For a budget build, I have pulled the trim strips off the joints, then tape the joints and float the walls with good success. If you've got vinyl or wood faced paneling, th...
by A. Spruce
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2754
Views: 65259

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Shannon wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:38 am
I actually believe it is! LOL! Mess with our football team and prepare to get screwed! LOL!
So you're saying you need Rough Riders for protection against the Rough Rider's? That's rough! :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Reframing exterior door
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: Reframing exterior door

I agree, the individual headers above the windows and doors are not necessary. I would recommend centering the door over the step outside. Pull the door and one window out, with the associated framing. Install a new plate on the floor, double stud either side of the new door location and maybe a stu...
by A. Spruce
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 58
Views: 1011

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Day 16: Was able to do everything on the punch list, you know, all the little annoyances that it takes to wrap up a job. Things like finishing the paint work, building the closet organizer shelves, door hardware, cleaning up the job site for the clients to move back in, that sort of thing. Now, we w...
by A. Spruce
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 58
Views: 1011

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Aaron wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:16 am
Yeah thats awesome, gotta make payments on that new Suburban. :mrgreen:
Fixed it for ya! :mrgreen:

Funny thing is, 6 months ago, the Burb was the perfect vehicle for the direction we were headed, now a truck is in order. Oh well, it's only money, right? :lol:
by A. Spruce
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 58
Views: 1011

Re: Bathroom Remodel

I know, right? :lol: I'm actually planning to open up shop again within the next 6 months. Now that I'm much older and wiser, things are going to be quite a bit different from 20 years ago :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 58
Views: 1011

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Day 15: Doors arrived today, got them installed and trimmed out. Got the closet organizer built and installed, and all the remaining trim and base installed and prepped for paint. I say "prepped" because the caulking requires 2 hours drying time before painting it, so pretty much could only paint wh...
by A. Spruce
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Bathroom Remodel
Replies: 58
Views: 1011

Re: Bathroom Remodel

Interestingly, HomoCheapo online showed they carried the Kerdi, unfortunately, local stored carried another brand. Did a local search for Kerdi suppliers and found a reasonably close alternative. Love the simplicity and workablility of the Kerdi! Interestingly, when my partner picked up the Kerdi, h...
by A. Spruce
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Tools
Topic: Where can I find a hoist like this?
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Where can I find a hoist like this?

Search for bike hoist or canoe hoist, I'm sure you'll find quite a few options
by A. Spruce
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: building shed with single pitch roof
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: I will dry shed building but how to make one side pitched roof?

Your dimensions are whatever you want them to be Assuming your high wall is 8 feet tall and the building is 6 feet wide, a 4/12 pitch on the roof would make the short wall 6 feet tall. I would recommend looking at Shannon's shed videos for insight on how to frame the walls and roof, this will answer...
by A. Spruce
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Source of mildew/mouldy smell
Replies: 7
Views: 110

Re: Source of mildew/mouldy smell

I suspect that your problem stems more from lack of ventilation than a leak, judging from the integrity of the wood and surrounding areas. Secondarily, regular cleaning to combat the mildew from lack of ventilation. You have to clean more frequently, maybe twice a week or more, if you don't have ade...
by A. Spruce
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2754
Views: 65259

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I enjoyed Motorweek as well, a bit of a snooze fest, but well done and informative. I'll watch that any day of the week over most of today's knuckle dragging train wrecks.
by A. Spruce
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2754
Views: 65259

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Got a chuckle out of this today.

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by A. Spruce
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior fascia improvements before painting?
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Exterior fascia improvements before painting?

With this added info, I can see how/why the lines got all wonky. Unfortunately, it still leaves you with a visual mess to try and fix.
by A. Spruce
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Adding a foundation
Replies: 11
Views: 122

Re: Adding a foundation

In most cases the floor system would be framed and sheeted and then the walls built in top or the floor but I could not say for sure if this structure is built that way? That would be my guess as well, but one can never be certain with a building of this nature. I'm guessing that the 2x subfloor is...
by A. Spruce
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Exterior fascia improvements before painting?
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Exterior fascia improvements before painting?

You're right, with a little photoshop, that looks MUCH better! :mrgreen: :wink: The warping eave fascia can likely be pulled into place with a couple of well placed screws. Use a 3" to 4" screw at a slight angle. Start the screw about 1-1/4" from the end of the warped board (to be in the thickest po...
by A. Spruce
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Doorbell transformer confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Doorbell transformer confusion

I had to pull a Ring doorbell button/camera off the wall to do a repair, it was simply connected to the doorbell button wires. Don't know if they'd done any other rewiring when the Ring system was installed.
by A. Spruce
Sat Aug 24, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Doorbell transformer confusion
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Doorbell transformer confusion

I tested the voltage for the top one and it registers around 19.4 The other peice has no voltage. So, you're only getting voltage from one transformer? It's possible that the doorbell or the transformer was replaced at some point and they abandoned the original transformer. Pop the cover off the bo...
by A. Spruce
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Adding a foundation
Replies: 11
Views: 122

Re: Adding a foundation

I agree with Shannon, lifting and supporting this building yourself is a little too much for the average DIY'r, leave it to a pro. Call foundation specialists, they're familiar with raising/supporting structures, whether they do the work themselves or not, they'll know someone in your area that does...
by A. Spruce
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Bathroom
Topic: Looking for ideas/insight for my bathroom redo
Replies: 22
Views: 431

Re: Looking for ideas/insight for my bathroom redo

Sorry, another question. If I custom build my curb solely out of kerdi board and membrane (vs 2x’s), willl this be a problem for glass installers? Im assuming they may need solid surface to drill into or is where glass meets curb usually just secured to a channel that’s glued to the tile surface? I...
by A. Spruce
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2754
Views: 65259

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

We make up the air mattresses like a regular bed. The sleeping bags are usually just blankets, though we can zip two of them together for a queen sized, draft free pocket when the temps head south! :mrgreen:
by A. Spruce
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2754
Views: 65259

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

The tent thing is too rustic for me. I feel like I need quality rest so I can enjoy where I am. Lol As do I! We used to have a couple foam pads or those roll-up "inflatable" mattresses for backpacking. One night too many laying on boulders sent us on a day long mission to find an actual air mattres...