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  0 Thread: House Shifting? How Concerned Should I Be?
Post: RE: House Shifting? How Concerned Should I Be?

As others noted, the foundation was likely built slightly too small, or on purpose for ease of setting the house. The overhang is seen quite a bit actually, but in your case with the sheathing hanging...
jamesglenn Home Improvement 10 938 07-06-2023, 10:46 AM
  0 Thread: Rainwater Filter System
Post: RE: Rainwater Filter System

JosephP Wrote: (05-12-2023, 08:14 PM) -- Why do you need to switch the diverter when it is raining?  I just have downspouts going straight into barrels.  Only take them out before freezing weather. ...
jamesglenn Home Improvement 13 1,405 05-13-2023, 09:16 AM
  0 Thread: Rainwater Filter System
Post: RE: Rainwater Filter System

EightFingers Wrote: (05-12-2023, 12:12 AM) -- Do not do only that! At least add a UV light. Best would be a 25mu then a 5mu filter then UV light.  Be sure to get one rated at the proper flow rate fo...
jamesglenn Home Improvement 13 1,405 05-12-2023, 12:11 PM
  0 Thread: Rainwater Filter System
Post: Rainwater Filter System

Does anyone have any experience and/or recommendations on pump and filtering systems for rainwater collection to make it potable? I am constructing a remote building which will have a toilet, vanit...
jamesglenn Home Improvement 13 1,405 05-11-2023, 08:21 AM
  0 Thread: Reusing an Old Door
Post: RE: Reusing an Old Door

Great work and post, you always seem to capture the right progress and walk us through the process. Always informative and I learn something each time. Thank you sharing and taking the time to post.
jamesglenn Woodworking 9 1,158 02-04-2023, 09:11 PM
  0 Thread: Water Supply in House
Post: RE: Water Supply in House

We typically never replace them until they go bad, sometimes they last decades and others only years. I don't see why you would mess with it if everything is working. When you lose water pressure, yo...
jamesglenn Home Improvement 15 2,325 01-19-2023, 05:15 PM
  0 Thread: Exterior Hangar Door Construction
Post: RE: Exterior Hangar Door Construction

jteneyck Wrote: (01-18-2023, 07:09 PM) -- Yes, solid wood edge banding, well glued, would help to minimize water getting into the edges of the plywood.  But that still leaves a host of other potentia...
jamesglenn Home Improvement 4 705 01-18-2023, 08:51 PM
  0 Thread: Exterior Hangar Door Construction
Post: RE: Exterior Hangar Door Construction

jteneyck Wrote: (01-18-2023, 04:09 PM) -- I wouldn't use PT plywood.  I don't see any advantage and plenty of downside.  All that exposed end grain on every edge, warpage when drying, poor glue adhes...
jamesglenn Home Improvement 4 705 01-18-2023, 05:13 PM
  0 Thread: Exterior Hangar Door Construction
Post: Exterior Hangar Door Construction

So I'm on this adventure of building a pool house when I have free time (it's been 1.5yrs so far) and I'm starting to build the hangar doors on the front. I've priced custom doors and all of that, but...
jamesglenn Home Improvement 4 705 01-18-2023, 02:52 PM
  0 Thread: Cherry Bench
Post: RE: Cherry Bench

What a great piece and amazing craftsmanship. One day I hope to be half this talented and produce such great projects!
jamesglenn Woodworking 15 2,873 12-04-2022, 06:25 PM
  0 Thread: Concrete Mowing Strip Question
Post: RE: Concrete Mowing Strip Question

I would put a bar down the center as well and be sure to overlap and tie the bars together. You didn't mention your location, but if it's subject to freeze/thaw and on clay then you should really c...
jamesglenn Home Improvement 5 1,765 03-28-2022, 06:42 PM
  0 Thread: Opinions on “stander” mowers?
Post: RE: Opinions on “stander” mowers?

I have the JD 557 stander and it's been several years. It's a monster and will out mow any zero turn I've used (and there have been many even in the commercial side where I worked for a while). It's m...
jamesglenn Home Improvement 8 1,583 02-10-2022, 08:37 AM
  0 Thread: Trestle table build thread
Post: RE: Trestle table build thread

It is looking great. Sure is a comfort to know others struggle at times with things like bench chisels in lieu of the right tool, at least I'm not alone in the world! Please keep updating as you pr...
jamesglenn Woodworking 39 6,796 01-24-2022, 12:42 PM
  0 Thread: Router Plate Recommendation
Post: RE: Router Plate Recommendation

Pirate Wrote: (12-12-2021, 12:12 PM) -- Be sure to mount the paddle switch where you knee can hit it. -- Definitely this!  I have a lot of my tools set up this way and it's very convenient while...
jamesglenn Woodworking Power Tools 15 3,200 12-14-2021, 03:01 PM
  0 Thread: Cloud lift Greene and greene
Post: RE: Cloud lift Greene and greene

It is a relief cut into the wood so it looks higher at the curve. Basically, remove some material at that location . As others have noted, there are numerous ways to do this.
jamesglenn Woodworking 7 1,746 10-18-2021, 02:16 PM
  0 Thread: Sistering joists
Post: RE: Sistering joists

I would first ask if the floor is "spongy" meaning it seems to give when you step on it. Or is it "bouncy" meaning the entire thing sort of springs. The first would be related to the sheathing thic...
jamesglenn Home Improvement 18 4,232 08-09-2021, 06:16 AM
  0 Thread: bees in ceiling, is it going to collapse tonight?!
Post: RE: bees in ceiling, is it going to collapse tonig...

I have had this happen twice (same spot) over the years. Typically you can hear them "humming" at night as they huddle to keep warm, yes even in the summer. I called a bee specialist in the seco...
jamesglenn Home Improvement 15 4,247 08-04-2021, 03:53 PM
  0 Thread: MAS Deep Pour Epoxy
Post: RE: MAS Deep Pour Epoxy

I fill voids in slabs quite regularly now, and typically do not seal.  As others noted, be sure the bottom is sealed. I use Tyvek tape and rub it firmly to seal. I also use a 6hr epoxy which can be...
jamesglenn Woodworking 5 1,207 05-10-2021, 07:26 AM
  0 Thread: Paving question
Post: RE: Paving question

Asphalt driveways are a lot of maintenance and as others mentioned, need a great base compacted well and set to drain properly or the asphalt will crack, settle, etc.  In spring (here in NY), cars ...
jamesglenn Home Improvement 18 4,042 05-05-2021, 04:06 PM
  0 Thread: Glu-Bot Glue bottle issue
Post: RE: Glu-Bot Glue bottle issue

I had these same issues with mine. It finally cracked when I was trying to unscrew the main cap for a refill and just threw it away.  I've found that the small Titebond 16oz bottles works great as ...
jamesglenn Woodworking 11 5,124 03-31-2021, 08:31 AM

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