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by DanM
Sun Sep 02, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Running Wire Underground
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Running Wire Underground

Thanks Aaron. I guess I have 50% more digging to do than I felt like but oh well.

And ya I had the yard marked for digging back in July for the deck and pool stuff. Definitely a must do, and it's free so everyone should do it just to be safe.
by DanM
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Running Wire Underground
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Running Wire Underground

Hey I'm going to be doing something similar and was wondering for a little clarification before I dig my trench. I'm going to be running a line for pool equipment. I won't be doing the actual electrical stuff right away but I need to landscape so I want to setup my conduit run first so I don't need ...
by DanM
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Also, I don't care how cold it gets I told the wife and kids they're gonna goddamn swim in the pool I don't care if it's -20 by the time its done! They're gonna swim in it and damn well enjoy it, no whining! Supposed to be nice and hot tomorrow and Wed .... you got that thing runnin' yet ??? :mrgre...
by DanM
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Anyway I called the city to complain and apparently they recently passed a bylaw that every single street in the city now has a 3-hour limit, and they don't need to inform anyone by placing signs around to let them know there's a parking limit. Probably A) So they don't have to pay for signs and B)...
by DanM
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Ya small towns are great like that. My Mom and both brothers live 70 klicks outside the city and everyone in town helps people out if something goes wrong. When my brother got kidney problems (eventually got a transplant) people used to come help him out with property chores and a lot of them donate...
by DanM
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Shed wall sheathing: OSB + LP SmartSide?
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Shed wall sheathing: OSB + LP SmartSide?

I took a quick glance and it says some types of their siding can be put directly onto the framing if you want but you can still put OSB first. Just because you can doesn't necessarily mean it's the best way either. Personally If you want the shed to be weather resistant and long lasting go OSB -> Ty...
by DanM
Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Shannon wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:46 am
At minus 20 maybe they can at least skate on it.
Nah I'll keep bags of salt, some hair dryers, and some ice picks nearby. They're gonna swim all year round and learn to be proper Canadians embracing their wintery heritage!
by DanM
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Ya its always nice when you gotta figure it out from a crude drawing with no instruction Yours has crude drawings? Damn that's fancier than mine, I just have that one line of text. Well there is one drawing in the manual but it's a "parts explosion diagram" of all the internal stuff in the pump you...
by DanM
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

You know what really grinds my gears? Incomplete / insufficient / terrible effing instructions, like how lazy and stupid are these companies... Got my pool built this week, passed my pool enclosure inspection and got her filled yesterday, and today I'm doing the pump / filter / ionizer installation....
by DanM
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I just wanted to say, screw America's damn hardon for (and American products inclusion of) Phillips head screws. The Canadian designed Robertson screws [square head) are 10x better at not stripping, falling off the bit, handling torque, etc. If only Henry Ford wasn't such a douche you guys would be...
by DanM
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

I just wanted to say, screw America's damn hardon for (and American products inclusion of) Phillips head screws. The Canadian designed Robertson screws [square head) are 10x better at not stripping, falling off the bit, handling torque, etc. If only Henry Ford wasn't such a douche you guys would be ...
by DanM
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

A. Spruce wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:22 pm
Shannon wrote:
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:19 pm



Got wood ? or composite? :D :lol:
Natural wood is always better, however, sometimes even the best of us need a little help getting our deck in shape for full entertainment potential.
Nah, you just have to think dirtier thoughts!
by DanM
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Real men work with wood! Composite is composhit! Ok maybe not, but I'm old fashioned in my love for things made with dead trees not fancy schmancy manmade things.
by DanM
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

emtnut wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:17 pm
ok ok ok ... After thousands of PMs from a certain member asking to see my Johnson ... here it is :o


**note** picture may not be suitable for family audiences, viewer discretion is advised !!
Geez Nutzy, that's so evvin-rude of you to post that!
by DanM
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: leveling floor
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: leveling floor

Doing what Shannon suggested would be the fastest and easiest way to do it. That'd be what I'd do. For large tiles you want the floor to be no more than 1/8" 'untrue' over 8 feet. Your lowest spot is 1/4" down, so if you shaved 1/8th off the hump you're good to go. Install your ditra (usually it's a...
by DanM
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Please don't give those dummies any ideas you two! You have no clue just how much these kinds of people adore the dumbest most nonsensical 'solutions' to problems that don't exist. Sounds like they should go into politics instead of making new rules and guidelines for you. Side note regarding Aaron...
by DanM
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Yup long sleeves,safety reflective vest, long pants , big ass work boots and to top it off a microwave helmet on your head. The risk of heat stroke goes up 4x with all that s**t and productivity goes down cause no one feels like working. Ya I'll never understand that thinking. Heat stroke is far mo...
by DanM
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Ya attics get pretty brutal. I dreaded having to go play in the attic last summer to do various reno stuff. I usually tried to do it in short bursts after 10pm so it wasn't quite as bad.
by DanM
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Please don't give those dummies any ideas you two! You have no clue just how much these kinds of people adore the dumbest most nonsensical 'solutions' to problems that don't exist. A few more years and we'll be working in giant steel reinforced hamster balls. Won't be able to hold any tools or get a...
by DanM
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

Our weather here was brutal for the last week. With the humidex it was above 40 Celsius every dat from last Saturday until today it finally cooled off into the low 20's. Canada day was the worst, 47 with the humidex (115-120ish Fahrenheit), that was a new record around here. I went out to do a few h...
by DanM
Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck framing
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: Deck framing

I wouldn't use shims, you'd need some beefy spacers that could fit around the anchor bolts. A stack of stainless or galvanized steel washers, I know they make spacer 'pucks' that are teardrop shaped (those kinda control the way water flows) but for some reason they're really hard to find at shlomo d...
by DanM
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck framing
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: Deck framing

Hi DanM, Thanks for your quick reply. I will shrink my deck size to 24' x 15'. If I use 2x10 for both the beam and joists, will it exceed the height of my deck since the deck height is between 17" and 23"? I will hire a contractor to do the concrete piers, should I use the 8" sonotube or 10"? What ...
by DanM
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck framing
Replies: 10
Views: 437

Re: Deck framing

Well there's a few things to take into account, I'll break them down for you. One thing though, you always need to double check your local codes. First, yes you need posts. You may be able to use deck blocks instead of actual poured concrete piers (deck blocks are just a concrete block that a 4x4 ca...
by DanM
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Official Useless Post Thread
Replies: 2988
Views: 79765

Re: The Official Useless Post Thread

So, I mentioned that I was repairing a really dry rot damaged deck. Everything was going fine until I got to this last section, it was so bad it just gave way right out from under my feet! :o :mrgreen: :lol: deck.jpg Many years ago we used to have a guy at work who did stuff like that multiple time...
by DanM
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Stair stringers attached to cantilevered deck
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: Stair stringers attached to cantilevered deck

As far as I know, railing requirements have to do with deck height, not the number of steps you have. Ya same thing around here. 24" or less from the ground and you don't need a railing, anything higher you do. WGlaser, I'd double check your local codes. Most places I've heard of have the 24" above...
by DanM
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Stair stringers attached to cantilevered deck
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: Stair stringers attached to cantilevered deck

You'll be fine hanging a small set of stringers like that off your deck.
by DanM
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Deck Joist Attachments
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Deck Joist Attachments

Technically yes, as long as the fasteners you used were up to snuff as far as strength, shank&head diameter and shear capacity are concerned. Realistically, there's almost no point doing it that way because: A) It'd be a pain in the ass to fasten a bunch of hangers reliably to concrete. It'd be much...
by DanM
Thu May 31, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Foam board before or after installing dricore
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Foam board before or after installing dricore

I would do the foam, then frame your walls down to the concrete floor, and then do the dricore. Since the dricore isn't attached to the concrete it's going to move around
by DanM
Thu May 31, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Double Gate - Initial Thoughts
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Double Gate - Initial Thoughts

You can definitely do a double gate, that's not a problem at all. Unless you want 6x6 for looks you're fine with doing 4x4 posts to save work (smaller diameter holes, less concrete). Generally for corner posts, or posts where there's going to be a big span between them, you want the holes to be 1/2 ...
by DanM
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Interior
Topic: Vinyl plank flooring around cabinet
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Vinyl plank flooring around cabinet

I didn't use quarter round because I didn't put it anywhere else in the house. Since you did I would match it and put the quarter round in.