Last Activity:10-27-2016 10:05 AM
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Posted in thread: Removing bolted-on post? on 10-17-2016 at 05:18 AM
Just cut through the post with your saw just above the top lag screw, then use your chisel and
hammer to split the wood from the face of the post. Remove the lag and do the same for the
Posted in thread: Small creek bridge that can wash out on 10-17-2016 at 05:06 AM
If you're going to be building a cantilevered walk, instead of being too concerned with a
bearing I would just have a counter-weight on the opposite and let it pivot on a piece of pipe
set in concrete...
Posted in thread: Anybody work with Hardie Panels? on 10-14-2016 at 04:49 AM
I've cut quite a bit of the plank which I believe is the same thickness. Just used my 4.5"
Porter Cable cordless circular saw with a wood blade. Works fine. It will dull the blade
quicker than wood so...
Posted in thread: Brick wall that I want to paint over on 10-13-2016 at 08:55 AM
Why not just clean off some of those mortar joints and paint it as it is. I think the block
wall is an interesting texture painted.
Posted in thread: New HVAC-Northern California on 10-08-2016 at 04:57 PM
Thanks Snoonyb. I'll keep that as my one items to check. Any concerns on the duct sizing and
placement. I'm thinking on locating another return in the living room area. This way I can up
the return gr...
Posted in thread: Replacing grout with caulk in tile-to-hardwood entryway on 10-08-2016 at 05:03 AM
Go get a matched color tile caulk. The grout will become loose again because the wood floor
expands and contracts to a degree but the tile doesn't.
Posted in thread: Foil faced biard on rafters on 10-07-2016 at 10:10 AM
What you're looking to do is create a radiant barrier on that side. It's done quite a bit down
here in FL. It won't do much for you in the winter. Here's an article on it.
"Reflective-Insulation and R...
Posted in thread: Leaking hot water line on 10-06-2016 at 05:08 PM
It leaked because you didn't tighten it enough. If you look at that fitting on the end of the
hose it spins so you can tighten it without turning the hose itself. There is a gasket in it
but you need ...
Posted in thread: Florida on 10-06-2016 at 02:08 PM
I'm in south west Florida and out of the cone, fortunately.
Posted in thread: Preventing mice from entering garage on 10-06-2016 at 02:06 PM
You could try pouring a concrete threshold just under the doors and making sure that the door
close tight to it. The mesh is a good idea as long as it's the very small mesh. You also want
to clear the...