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  0 Thread: Squeaky I Joists
Post: RE: Squeaky I Joists

lincmercguy Wrote: (08-05-2022, 09:30 PM) -- I have access to the subfloor right now. The squeaks to not seem to be subfloor joint seems, unfortunately. That would be an easy fix. -- Blocking i...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 7 296 08-07-2022, 02:04 PM
  0 Thread: Crosscut sled
Post: RE: Crosscut sled

Carefully measure that your miter slots are parallel with each other.
Splinter Puller Woodworking 9 923 02-05-2022, 09:37 PM
  0 Thread: installing a prehung door -- shimming
Post: RE: installing a prehung door -- shimming

I use scrap 1/4" plywood and shims to build level, square and planar flat spots at the three hinge points. Then hang the door nailing into the flats. One the door is hung this way I go around using ...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 9 846 01-30-2022, 08:09 PM
  0 Thread: Garage Door torsion springs
Post: RE: Garage Door torsion springs

fredhargis Wrote: (12-30-2021, 06:23 AM) -- Wow, that's a serious increase. I had to have one replace last year (I hired it out) and the installed cost was $120. -- I heard just last night that a n...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 6 785 12-30-2021, 07:09 AM
  0 Thread: Do these 16x32 plans look reasonable?
Post: RE: Do these 16x32 plans look reasonable?

Too short on the low side for me. I had a lean too like that for a shop once. I'd upgrade the roof to 2x12 and add a foot to all the walls.
Splinter Puller Woodworking 12 1,164 11-27-2021, 10:38 AM
  0 Thread: Downsizing table saw
Post: RE: Downsizing table saw

Unisaws without the large tables are very compact.  Smaller than a contractor saw.  Jobsite saws have universal motor so you will have to learn to love the scream.
Splinter Puller Woodworking Power Tools 20 2,288 11-12-2021, 03:00 PM
  0 Thread: How do you shingle the peak with architectural shingles?
Post: RE: How do you shingle the peak with architectural...

Dumb_Polack Wrote: (11-09-2021, 07:41 AM) -- You know....I'm so cheap I'm tempted to cut the tabs off the old 3-tab ones (the architectural ones are the same color), and re-use them. But....no one...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 14 1,731 11-09-2021, 08:27 AM
  0 Thread: How do you shingle the peak with architectural shingles?
Post: RE: How do you shingle the peak with architectural...

Dumb_Polack Wrote: (11-08-2021, 08:53 AM) -- Hmmm....it looks like Lowes has ridge cap shingles: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Owens-Corning-ProEdge-33-lin-ft-Desert-Tan-Hip-and-Ridge-Roof-Shingles/365775...
Splinter Puller Home Improvement 14 1,731 11-08-2021, 11:09 AM
  0 Thread: Entry Door Lites
Post: RE: Entry Door Lites

Cooler Wrote: (11-04-2021, 10:25 AM) -- I would check local codes.  Where I live the glass has to be tempered or safety glass in doors and sidelights.  This is from One Day Glass (linked in the p...
Splinter Puller Woodworking 5 480 11-04-2021, 11:24 AM
  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 6 967 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 1,701 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 2,161 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 1,719 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 1,226 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 1,226 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 5 632 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 2,492 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 4 907 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 2,461 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 4,638 06-07-2021, 09:54 AM

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