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  0 Thread: Tuck pointing concrete block
Post: RE: Tuck pointing concrete block

toolmiser Wrote: (10-08-2021, 08:53 PM) -- What kind of mortar should be used?  I also have a couple that have needed it for many years.  They are on the "to do list" -- Hydraulic cement.
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 6 482 10-11-2021, 05:44 PM
  0 Thread: plywood covered shop wall -which material best?
Post: RE: plywood covered shop wall -which material best...

I used 7/16" osb on foam and then covered it with 1/2" drywall.   This gave me the ability to hang anything anywhere. (The osb) combined with a nice bright smooth painted gyp. bd. wall.  (This sealed ...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 14 852 09-29-2021, 09:04 AM
  0 Thread: Ripping a 6ft board
Post: RE: Ripping a 6ft board

theguch Wrote: (09-16-2021, 03:16 PM) -- I'm trying to rip the edge off of a 6ft 2x10 doug fir board on my table saw. I'm having trouble controlling such a long board and I've so far managed to bog t...
Splinter Puller Woodworking 13 1,302 09-17-2021, 08:30 AM
  0 Thread: Vietnamese furniture making.
Post: RE: Vietnamese furniture making.

stav Wrote: (08-30-2021, 11:58 AM) -- Wow, those are some slabs.   Wonder if they were firing the mortise to get rid of moisture and shrink the wood so it would fit tighter later? -- My thoughts...
Splinter Puller Woodworking 10 1,122 08-30-2021, 12:58 PM
  0 Thread: slab foundation question
Post: RE: slab foundation question

KC Wrote: (08-16-2021, 05:48 PM) -- As far as I could tell, the house/porch front and rear/attached garage were all one pour on the place in TEXAS.  If they were separate, they did a really god job h...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 8 779 08-17-2021, 06:58 AM
  0 Thread: slab foundation question
Post: RE: slab foundation question

DogwoodTales Wrote: (08-15-2021, 07:54 AM) -- I see houses and barndominiums on YT with a continuous slab that extends from living space out to porch and garage space. Obviously I'm not a concrete e...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 8 779 08-15-2021, 05:38 PM
  0 Thread: lookin for a caulk/sealant.
Post: RE: lookin for a caulk/sealant.

FS7 Wrote: (08-12-2021, 04:08 PM) -- I'd use a rubberized caulk designed for concrete. That should stop most water ingress. -- and foam backer rod.  If you just fill the crack with the sealant it w...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 5 432 08-13-2021, 10:59 AM
  0 Thread: Sistering joists
Post: RE: Sistering joists

Greg in Maryland Wrote: (08-07-2021, 02:36 PM) -- Hi Woodnetters I am a long time lurker on this forum and have always found the various threads very informative.  I am hoping the many people who ...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 18 1,550 08-07-2021, 05:13 PM
  0 Thread: Flashing Where a Roof Meets a Wall
Post: RE: Flashing Where a Roof Meets a Wall

crokett™ Wrote: (07-26-2021, 08:25 AM) -- I'm going to add a lean-to off the back of my shed.  I want a place to park both mowers plus hang some extra tools.   I'll  enclose the west/north facing wal...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 4 563 07-27-2021, 10:06 AM
  0 Thread: Utility knife blades
Post: RE: Utility knife blades

Tony Z Wrote: (06-12-2021, 11:17 AM) -- For me, Stanley.  If you’re at Lowe’s, though, try their Craftsmen branded blades.  Seem as good as Stanley, but cheaper.  Do not like Irwin, Bostich or the on...
Splinter Puller Woodworking Hand Tools 15 1,665 06-12-2021, 01:34 PM
  0 Thread: 110 volt 30 amp welder
Post: RE: 110 volt 30 amp welder

TDKPE Wrote: (06-07-2021, 09:47 AM) -- Yes, but Wild Turkey said something about 30A output.  I assumed he meant welding machine output, but on re-reading it, he might have been referring to the bran...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 18 2,994 06-07-2021, 09:54 AM
  0 Thread: Inspection person's
Post: RE: Inspection person's

Scouter Wrote: (05-21-2021, 08:26 AM) -- A friend down the street sold his house, but before the sale can go through the "occupancy inspector" (apparently different than the building inspector) is re...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 28 3,103 05-21-2021, 09:26 AM
  0 Thread: Brad nailer or finish nailer, which should I buy?
Post: RE: Brad nailer or finish nailer, which should I b...

I have an acrege I maintain and also do woodworking. I have a framing nailer, trim nailer, brad nailer, stapler and a pinner. They all get used and they all do jobs that none of the other could do...
Splinter Puller Woodworking Power Tools 18 2,082 05-18-2021, 08:48 AM
  0 Thread: Truck bed crown
Post: RE: Truck bed crown

Bucko Wrote: (05-18-2021, 07:35 AM) -- Nope- no pictures -- no pictures... what's a crown?
Splinter Puller Woodworking 24 2,760 05-18-2021, 08:42 AM
  0 Thread: What is the common name for this feature (garage floor)
Post: RE: What is the common name for this feature (gara...

fredhargis Wrote: (05-18-2021, 07:13 AM) -- My garage doors all set in a recess that's maybe 1" deep. I've not had this feature before and it has it good and bad points. It seem to keep the rain from...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 7 972 05-18-2021, 08:35 AM
  0 Thread: Sick of Gutters!!
Post: RE: Sick of Gutters!!

EightFingers Wrote: (05-16-2021, 03:03 PM) -- So I wonder, when we go to England we see most of the really old houses don’t have gutters? -- They are masonry houses.
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 13 1,511 05-17-2021, 02:37 PM
  0 Thread: Lateral support for 6x6 post in sadle bracket
Post: RE: Lateral support for 6x6 post in sadle bracket

No.   without a diagonal brace you would need to cantilever the forces into the ground somehow.  This could be done by burying the post in concrete many feet deep.  Or, using a strap anchor on all fou...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 4 659 05-17-2021, 02:31 PM
  0 Thread: New 23 guage micro pinner
Post: RE: New 23 guage micro pinner

WoodworkerTom Wrote: (05-17-2021, 08:40 AM) -- Been looking at the metabo micropinner that can shoot up to 1 and 3/8" headless pins. I have a Senco that i have had to 15 years that goes up to 1 in...
Splinter Puller Woodworking Power Tools 17 2,158 05-17-2021, 08:51 AM
  0 Thread: Tips for staining/dyeing maple, please
Post: RE: Tips for staining/dyeing maple, please

cpolubin Wrote: (05-04-2021, 06:06 PM) -- My middle daughter and son in law want a dining table. My SIL wants to be a part of the build. They have 2 very active boys so they've decided on a hard mapl...
Splinter Puller Finishing 8 1,182 05-14-2021, 10:59 AM
  0 Thread: Sick of Gutters!!
Post: RE: Sick of Gutters!!

No gutters mean soil erosion and splashing on the house at the base. The only houses I've seen where no gutters work well is where there is a deep overhang (4 feet or so) and the landscaping is larg...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 13 1,511 05-14-2021, 10:33 AM

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