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DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings Yesterday, 06:44 AM
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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: 463
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: 463
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.
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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-21-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 28
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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: 8
Views: 170
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: 463
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: 261
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: 400
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: 988
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: 988
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: 207
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: 474
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.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 07-14-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 348
Posted By bud16415
You can google a photo. It would be interesting...

You can google a photo. It would be interesting to crop out the flower and google it to see what you get as results. I would try it but its some messing around on an iPhone. I once googled a photo of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-14-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By bud16415
That's only true if the plan is to remove the...

That's only true if the plan is to remove the whole deck I guess. If he removes the whole deck and finds he's only bad back 1 inch he's seeing a lot of cost he won't need just to check the downstairs...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-14-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By bud16415
There are two closed in areas that have seen...

There are two closed in areas that have seen water, opening the tile deck you will see down into a empty box the floor being the sub floor of the bathroom. The second area that's been wet is between...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 07-14-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By bud16415
I would use the foam sheets cut to fit and then...

I would use the foam sheets cut to fit and then can spray foam shot in the gaps cover with drywall.

Looks nice. I would pull the stairs back so you have the landing on the top not the bottom....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-14-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 474
Posted By bud16415
You may be able to pull down the lighting fixture...

You may be able to pull down the lighting fixture where the water was coming out and see something thru that hole from below. You may be able to stick a camera up there and get a better look. If not...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 07-14-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By bud16415
My thoughts on heating a garage up in this...

My thoughts on heating a garage up in this climate. I once put a good size wood stove I got for free in my 24x30 garage being tired of going out in the winter to work and freezing. What I soon found...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 07-14-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 400
Posted By bud16415
Clean the floor good with spic n span or similar...

Clean the floor good with spic n span or similar with a good scrub brush rinse it several times and let it dry. Buy a pot of a product made by the Elmer’s Glue folks called carpenters wood filler....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-12-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By bud16415
I don't think wood glue will hold but give it a...

I don't think wood glue will hold but give it a try. When I was a kid we used to coat foam with wood glue and use it as a pattern to do lost wax casting out of aluminum. It stuck ok for that. Do some...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 07-12-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By bud16415
Around here it's not about looks rather its about...

Around here it's not about looks rather its about keeping the drive from going back to nature after one winter. If you have a heavy freeze thaw cycle like we do a hairline crack will be half inch by...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-12-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By bud16415
Yep the cover snaps off. What you should have...

Yep the cover snaps off. What you should have done was cover it with painters tape before you started.


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DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 07-12-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By bud16415
There are adapters that fit the threads that hold...

There are adapters that fit the threads that hold the screen on the end of the faucet. Kitchen sinks attach portable dishwashers that way. I just converted an old claw foot tub to make it a shower...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-11-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By bud16415
There is nothing for scale in your photo. A...

There is nothing for scale in your photo. A pencil is a good one to relate to.

That looks like regular texture paint. I get a finish like that mixing drywall mud and latex paint and rolling it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Windows and Doors 07-11-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By bud16415
I would use something like JB Weld. Drill the...

I would use something like JB Weld. Drill the hole out bigger fill with the JB let harden then pilot drill and put the screws back in.


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