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  0 Thread: shed questions
Post: RE: shed questions

On a small shed like that I like doing a 2x4 base supported by deck blocks that have been leveled. As for the part of the country that put 4x4 posts directly in the ground... Yeah no.       For the r...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 14 1,670 01-11-2021, 05:57 PM
  0 Thread: Pulling stump
Post: RE: Pulling stump

(01-06-2021, 05:46 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: Chainsaw grooves down into the stump, then cover with a bag or 2 of charcoal. May have to put a steel ring of some kind to keep the wind off of it.         I h...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 25 3,135 01-07-2021, 06:26 PM
  0 Thread: Insulating floor over crawlspace
Post: RE: Insulating floor over crawlspace

(01-07-2021, 01:52 PM)blackhat Wrote: A room temperature hard surface floor will still feel cold on bare feet. Insulating anything except the feet will not change that. Insulating and draft sealing ...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 19 1,372 01-07-2021, 06:22 PM
  0 Thread: Gas Fired, Power Vent, Water Heater??
Post: RE: Gas Fired, Power Vent, Water Heater??

(01-06-2021, 09:36 PM)Roly Wrote: It depends on the climate you are in,  Texas is a lot different than New Jersey.   If they cool your basement while you are heating it not so good.   In cold areas ...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 18 1,854 01-06-2021, 11:22 PM
  0 Thread: Gas Fired, Power Vent, Water Heater??
Post: RE: Gas Fired, Power Vent, Water Heater??

(01-06-2021, 05:37 PM)fredhargis Wrote: Would the HP water heater be cheaper to run than one on nat gas?            50 Gallon heat pump operating cost of $104 per year and a 50 gallon condensi...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 18 1,854 01-06-2021, 07:37 PM
  0 Thread: Gas Fired, Power Vent, Water Heater??
Post: RE: Gas Fired, Power Vent, Water Heater??

Water heaters are like HVAC units. Only a couple manufacturers and they all use the same jellybean parts. The names you see stamped on them just depend on where you are.  I have had gas and electric a...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 18 1,854 01-06-2021, 05:16 PM
  0 Thread: Insulating floor over crawlspace
Post: RE: Insulating floor over crawlspace

(01-05-2021, 04:25 PM)Cdshakes Wrote: I've done a bit of research on rockwool-- they have a sound deadening version-- "safe and sound"-- it is for sound deadening and fire safety, not much R value. ...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 19 1,372 01-05-2021, 06:17 PM
  0 Thread: Insulating floor over crawlspace
Post: RE: Insulating floor over crawlspace

A crawlspace is a short basement and is to be treaded as such. The ideal solution is to encapsulate the crawlspace by sheet foam on the exterior walls and a plastic liner similar to a pool liner that ...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 19 1,372 01-05-2021, 03:34 PM
  0 Thread: $$$ to clear land?
Post: RE: $$$ to clear land?

(01-04-2021, 02:01 PM)Stwood_ Wrote: They don't grind anything here. Cheaper to pile it and burn it. Chips are worthless as it's too far to haul them to a plywood plant.          When clearing larg...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 12 1,738 01-04-2021, 04:17 PM
  0 Thread: $$$ to clear land?
Post: RE: $$$ to clear land?

Now you know why if you own any kind of property you also own a tractor or some sort of equipment.
Robert Adams Home Improvement 12 1,738 01-04-2021, 10:23 AM
  0 Thread: Condensation on ceiling
Post: RE: Condensation on ceiling

(01-03-2021, 12:40 PM)Turner52 Wrote: Yes those infareds are an amazing tool. When my company started using them they were about $10,000 for a good one but were worth it in the long run. With th...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 17 1,703 01-03-2021, 01:02 PM
  0 Thread: Pulling stump
Post: RE: Pulling stump

(01-02-2021, 10:59 PM)JosephP Wrote: the guy I sub stumps to charges $2 per inch to grind.  Not worth trying to pull anything more than a few inches that I can already wiggle.          Service...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 25 3,135 01-03-2021, 11:38 AM
  0 Thread: Pulling stump
Post: RE: Pulling stump

I have used the chain wrapped around the roots hooked to a rental Penske truck more than once... Works better than a tractor since the truck has allot more inertia since it's far heavier.          No...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 25 3,135 01-02-2021, 04:45 PM
  0 Thread: Coax cable tv pixelation
Post: RE: Coax cable tv pixelation

I remember when they switched from analog to digital OTA broadcasting. They said you will either get reception or you won't. Well... Yeah they were wrong. When you get a poor signal you will get a par...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 7 1,194 12-29-2020, 07:58 PM
  0 Thread: lumber sizes
Post: RE: lumber sizes

Usually studs are more expensive or the same price as 8' lumber. Rarely is a stud cheaper. They charge more because it's a labor saver.
Robert Adams Home Improvement 12 1,741 12-29-2020, 07:50 PM
  0 Thread: Copper vs CPVC &/or PEX
Post: RE: Copper vs CPVC &/or PEX

Same here Pex. Pex A or B both have good and bad points to them. CPVC isn't allowed by code and just not done here unless it's a trailer (same with ABS) More issues here these days with copper pipes s...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 19 2,129 12-28-2020, 10:08 PM
  0 Thread: Condensation on ceiling
Post: RE: Condensation on ceiling

I have seen that happen here in Texas a on a few houses. Here the humidity is generally very high all year long with the few days of dry exception when a front first blows through then the humidity go...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 17 1,703 12-28-2020, 09:36 AM
  0 Thread: Odd Plumbing Problem
Post: RE: Odd Plumbing Problem

Have run into that in old houses. Usually due to the pipes not flowing enough volume of water for the demand and the pressure drops in the line. It can cause some goofy things even noises at old fauce...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 6 967 12-24-2020, 06:39 PM
  0 Thread: Mortar for wall tile
Post: RE: Mortar for wall tile

Ditto what Rchissler said and to add.                      If you are using redgard or the blue stuff or any other liquid membrane they generally reccomend a modified thinset. If you are using someth...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 10 1,125 12-17-2020, 02:21 PM
  0 Thread: WiFi extenders
Post: RE: WiFi extenders

(12-02-2020, 10:13 AM)rwe2156 Wrote: Robert, Thanks for your reply. The existing conduit is not big enough for a cable with ends, and I have zero desire to buy tools and go DIY. Just trying avoid ...
Robert Adams Home Improvement 20 2,913 12-02-2020, 10:28 AM

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