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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-26-2014, 03:13 PM
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Posted By bud16415
That looks like texture paint like we thought....

That looks like texture paint like we thought. You have to match texture and also color. Two best methods if you are repainting the room then go for something like a big area around the holes and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-26-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By bud16415
When you do the flooring you leave a gap at the...

When you do the flooring you leave a gap at the walls for expansion but most people leave the door trim but cut off the bottom in place and slip the flooring under it. Makes a nice clean look and the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-26-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By bud16415
I would buy the wider door and take equal amounts...

I would buy the wider door and take equal amounts off each side. .5 inch is a bit much to take off that way. I would use table saw or skill saw with rip fence. Then belt sand or sand by hand....
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-26-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By bud16415
I think it would look fine that way. ...

I think it would look fine that way.


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DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-25-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 534
Posted By bud16415
I was putting laminate in our kitchen last winter...

I was putting laminate in our kitchen last winter and was going over those old floors that had all kinds of bad spots with missing stuff. I mixed up a few bags of the floor leveler in a mortar pan...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-25-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By bud16415
A few posts back you threw out a number of 70,000...

A few posts back you threw out a number of 70,000 PSI as a tensile strength number. That IMHO is close to double of any normal hardware you are likely to find. You would never want to design close to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-25-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By bud16415
Kev I didn’t see your question when you...

Kev

I didn’t see your question when you first posted and thought I would give it a bump in case you haven’t figured it out yet. If you did what did you come up with.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-25-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,889
Posted By bud16415
Woke up a bit chilly she opened all the windows...

Woke up a bit chilly she opened all the windows before bed and it got down to 55 high today of 74.
Man I slept good though.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-24-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,889
Posted By bud16415
A lot of people when they retire here become...

A lot of people when they retire here become “snow birds” some buy a second house in Fla or similar state some keep a trailer or motor home at one place or the other and some drive it back and forth...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-24-2014, 08:57 AM
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Views: 2,889
Posted By bud16415
Oh Man that’s hot. I guess the nice point...

Oh Man that’s hot.

I guess the nice point about living thru the negative 25 days around here in winter is the mild summers.

Tuesday was the warmest this week it hit 80. We watched the sun...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-24-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By bud16415
You never know until you know how bad or good it...

You never know until you know how bad or good it will be. He did say the repairs to the top surface have stopped the water coming in. so once he gets the ceiling open even if it’s the worst case his...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-24-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By bud16415
That machine wouldn’t fit in any of the bathrooms...

That machine wouldn’t fit in any of the bathrooms I have worked on. :(
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-24-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By bud16415
Last year at Cedar Point waiting in 2 hour long...

Last year at Cedar Point waiting in 2 hour long lines I wasn’t as concerned with the fasteners as the hydraulic lines.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 07-23-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 328
Posted By bud16415
Tk3000 I learned the terminology much the same...

Tk3000
I learned the terminology much the same way you did soffit, fascia, rafters, etc.

Maybe because I’m a home owner and not a contractor or builder I see your side from wanting to work from...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-22-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 545
Posted By bud16415
Around here the best houses built in the 1800's...

Around here the best houses built in the 1800's had slate roofs and many are still in perfect shape. The ones that fail are caused by the nails wearing our that held them or cracks due to hail that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-21-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 545
Posted By bud16415
I see putting shingles on as something pretty...

I see putting shingles on as something pretty tough to get a robot to do and why would you want to? I think in the year 2014 should be able to come up with something better than shingles by now.
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-21-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 545
Posted By bud16415
It won’t be long you can keep both feet on the...

It won’t be long you can keep both feet on the ground.

http://www.google.com/patents/US5381597
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-21-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By bud16415
There is a huge difference in fasteners these...

There is a huge difference in fasteners these days. I’m just finishing up the deck and I used lags to attach the rail posts. I bought some junk bolts at tractor supply and I would pre-drill holes and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-21-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 545
Posted By bud16415
Is there a roof ladder or ladder hook attachment...

Is there a roof ladder or ladder hook attachment that has standoffs to hold the ladder away from the roof an inch or so? Reason being is so you slip shingles under it as you go on a steep roof.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 07-21-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By bud16415
Years ago we got fruit flies in the office and...

Years ago we got fruit flies in the office and tried everything the boss even banned bring fruit to work for a time. They were persistent even though the janitors were spraying the waste baskets once...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-18-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 435
Posted By bud16415
Sanding the floors is a big job and not required...

Sanding the floors is a big job and not required if you just want to paint them up for a few years. if you are going with new flooring sanding isn’t required as you will be laying down some kind of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-17-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By bud16415
I can understand why an engineer wouldn’t want a...

I can understand why an engineer wouldn’t want a beam trimmed like that because the sharp corner is a stress riser. Most carpenters wouldn’t do anything to help relieve that high stress point in fact...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Decks & Patios 07-16-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By bud16415
Just because the beam had to be reduced to 4...

Just because the beam had to be reduced to 4 inches doesn’t mean you have to go with a 4 inch beam. I would have stuck with the ratied beam and just reduced the end (birds mouth) to fit to the high...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-16-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By bud16415
I’m not a social media type of person and I...

I’m not a social media type of person and I personally feel facebook is way over the line with information and linking the world together. On the other hand not being on facebook I find myself all...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-15-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By bud16415
I totally missed that information for some...

I totally missed that information for some reason. If he can push a screwdriver 12 inches into the edge of the plywood, then by all means take the whole deck off and start over correctly. It’s shot.
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