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  0 Thread: Plans for outside playhouse?
Post: RE: Plans for outside playhouse?

He wants a castle with a slide and zip line. I don’t think I can do a slide, and I’m pretty sure a zip line isn’t in the cards. (The neighbors have a swing set.) Thanks for the pointers.
David Stone Woodworking 8 333 04-28-2022, 08:43 AM
  0 Thread: Plans for outside playhouse?
Post: Plans for outside playhouse?

I promised my five-year old that I would building him a castle.  This is the sketch we came up with: My drafting skills are a tad limited.  I have no idea how to build this. I've never framed a...
David Stone Woodworking 8 333 04-25-2022, 08:55 AM
  0 Thread: Can You Help ID Some Boards?
Post: Can You Help ID Some Boards?

I bought a large pallet of boards back in 2007 or so.  I've used a bunch, but most I've been storing since them.  I just moved the to a different location, and I'm interested in figuring out what I've...
David Stone Woodworking 4 523 03-28-2022, 10:41 AM
  0 Thread: Getting the Shop Back Together
Post: Getting the Shop Back Together

After three years, the tools finally come out of storage. I’m going from a three-car framed garage to an 18 x 18 cinder block garage. I need to have a 100 amp line run to the garage so I can run...
David Stone Woodworking 5 682 03-27-2022, 07:51 AM
  0 Thread: Punch Saw For Plaster Wall?
Post: Punch Saw For Plaster Wall?

Will a punch saw cut through plaster and lath for a new receptacle ? I don’t have a grinder and would rather not buy one. Or deal with the dust. Thanks in advance.
David Stone Home Improvement 7 554 03-14-2022, 07:01 AM
  0 Thread: Fireplace Damper Draft?
Post: RE: Fireplace Damper Draft?

I’m thinking of using a piece of Fiberglass insulation batt, and shipping it up above the damper gizmo. Are there concerns about handling the insulation? Ill have to lie under the damper to get it...
David Stone Home Improvement 5 482 02-28-2022, 08:02 AM
  0 Thread: Concrete Patching/Repair?
Post: RE: Concrete Patching/Repair?

Thanks.  Yes, we get a lot of freeze/thaw over the winters.  This past winter has been terrible.  I'll see what I can do with the advice below when we get into spring.
David Stone Home Improvement 6 431 02-14-2022, 12:58 PM
  0 Thread: Concrete Patching/Repair?
Post: Concrete Patching/Repair?

I've got some concrete steps that are losing chunks of concrete: Any suggestions for a product to patch/fill these areas?  And perhaps something to seal the concrete to prevent further ...
David Stone Home Improvement 6 431 02-14-2022, 11:29 AM
  0 Thread: Fireplace Damper Draft?
Post: Fireplace Damper Draft?

The damper in my flue has a terrible seal. What’s the best way to address this? I’ve seen wool pad flue blockers, and heat heat “weather” striping that cements around the edges of the damper to crea...
David Stone Home Improvement 5 482 02-08-2022, 06:47 PM
  0 Thread: Chipmunks?
Post: RE: Chipmunks?

I live in the suburbs. We got rid of nature.
David Stone Home Improvement 19 1,314 01-28-2022, 06:08 PM
  0 Thread: Chipmunks?
Post: RE: Chipmunks?

Yowza.  Thanks. Any advice on getting rid of voles?  Other than the water trap?
David Stone Home Improvement 19 1,314 01-28-2022, 12:00 PM
  0 Thread: Chipmunks?
Post: RE: Chipmunks?

I’ll go for the bucket. Hopefully my wife won’t notice. (Of course, with a bomb cyclone on the way, it’ll freeze and they’ll just go skating.)
David Stone Home Improvement 19 1,314 01-27-2022, 04:24 PM
  0 Thread: Chipmunks?
Post: RE: Chipmunks?

The bastards are digging channels in my lawn.  
David Stone Home Improvement 19 1,314 01-27-2022, 10:14 AM
  0 Thread: High Heat Adhesive?
Post: RE: High Heat Adhesive?

Here are some photos.  The first shows a front view of the left side of the firebox.  The rest are looking up to where the smoke screen should attach.  You can see where the nail was holding up this e...
David Stone Home Improvement 11 581 01-27-2022, 10:10 AM
  0 Thread: High Heat Adhesive?
Post: RE: High Heat Adhesive?

The silicon sealant said it was good to 500*. I’ll try to post a picture later. Thanks.
David Stone Home Improvement 11 581 01-24-2022, 05:49 PM
  0 Thread: High Heat Adhesive?
Post: High Heat Adhesive?

My fireplace has a piece 4” sheet metal as a smoke guard. It was nailed into the brick from the inside, but the brick on one side broke and that side is hanging. I’m concerned that if I try to drill ...
David Stone Home Improvement 11 581 01-24-2022, 02:08 PM
  0 Thread: Liebherr CS 2060 Fridge Water Valve/Ice Maker Issue
Post: RE: Liebherr CS 2060 Fridge Water Valve/Ice Maker ...

Success! I couldn’t do the valve because I’d have to pull out the fridge. But I replaced the ice maker and now it works.
David Stone Home Improvement 3 497 01-03-2022, 07:57 AM
  0 Thread: Liebherr CS 2060 Fridge Water Valve/Ice Maker Issue
Post: RE: Liebherr CS 2060 Fridge Water Valve/Ice Maker ...

Thanks. I’m going to try to tackle this today.
David Stone Home Improvement 3 497 01-02-2022, 09:32 AM
  0 Thread: Chipmunks?
Post: RE: Chipmunks?

Ah, yes, rabbits. We have a lot of those around here. I’m not sure I’ll be able to get rid of them. Any way to clear out the holes? One of those gopher bombs? Maybe pour a bleach solution down the ...
David Stone Home Improvement 19 1,314 01-01-2022, 04:46 PM
  0 Thread: Silly Fireplace Question
Post: Silly Fireplace Question

My fireplace has an ash trap in the back that leads down to a catch in the basement wall below. Do people still use these?  Will I end up with clouds of ash (or thin layers of ash) all over my baseme...
David Stone Home Improvement 4 623 01-01-2022, 12:32 PM

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