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Forum: Marketing & Sales 02-25-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,220
Posted By philcav7
Facebook is getting tough to reach clients,...

Facebook is getting tough to reach clients, without paying/boosting content.

They have recently changed algorithms for the worse. My wife runs a business off of a facebook "group". She has 10K+...
Forum: Carpentry 09-02-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,285
Posted By philcav7
Stair tread notch/picture frame

Came across this image online and was wondering who has done this and how does it hold up?

I'm in PA with cold winters and hot summers, so I'm not sure if this concept would even work in my...
Forum: Flooring 05-19-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,636
Posted By philcav7
Not sure that I follow the need for spline as you...

Not sure that I follow the need for spline as you approach a wall or corner?

Run the nailer until it won't fit. The last couple rows can be set with a palm nailer, finish nailer, or hand nailed...
Forum: Tiling 05-19-2017, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,092
Posted By philcav7
There may have been an issue of tool...

There may have been an issue of tool quality/maintenance/setup or perhaps your technique. if the wheel is dull or handle height is too high or low, they don't break right. Rarely do I have tiles...
Forum: Plumbing 04-22-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,330
Posted By philcav7
most homes around here have about 140. PRV are a...

most homes around here have about 140. PRV are a rarity.

I haven't got around to adding one to my home yet, I've suffered no consequences in the 10 years I've been here.
Forum: Electrical 04-21-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By philcav7
Yes. 2 conductor with ground. Tin: Subpanel...

Yes. 2 conductor with ground.

Tin: Subpanel would have one conductor as a service leg, a ungrounded conductor on the nuetral bar, and ground on the ground bar. Grounds must be isolated from...
Forum: Plumbing 03-28-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,709
Posted By philcav7
I run into this too. I've noticed many of...

I run into this too.

I've noticed many of the new disposals have a 90 degree outlet. Sometimes a straight connection off of the disposal can save you. Otherwise, your cutting the wall open.
Forum: Remodeling 03-21-2017, 10:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,402
Posted By philcav7
That's what I have in my basement. Dirt...

That's what I have in my basement.

Dirt floors were quite common in old homes with stone foundations. Bricks were added to keep your feet out of the mud. Odds are the concrete was added after a...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 02-12-2017, 01:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,784
Posted By philcav7
Not sure what is different about it, but the...

Not sure what is different about it, but the promar 200 ceiling paint is nice stuff. Its been my favorite for flatness, touchup ability, coverage, etc. has work really well for me. It's what I spec...
Forum: Flooring 01-11-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,011
Posted By philcav7
I would think that would be hard to pull off and...

I would think that would be hard to pull off and have it look good. A 1/4 expansion joint surrounding the metal bracket wouldn't be my preference for a finished look, even if color matched...
Forum: Tiling 01-07-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 51,377
Posted By philcav7
Caulking is easy to do correctly. Other systems...

Caulking is easy to do correctly. Other systems rely on using mortar to adhere plastic together. Personally, I'd pick a stable caulking over a thin layer of absorbent mortar to seal up a shower.

...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-30-2016, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,784
Posted By philcav7
If you haven't already done so, check out Paulks...

If you haven't already done so, check out Paulks YouTube channel on various trailer builds. He's done a few builds, including one using tool boxes. Tons of photos on a google search as well.

I've...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 12-13-2016, 08:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,315
Posted By philcav7
Filler will be flush with the face frame? ...

Filler will be flush with the face frame?

I'd butt the top of the base against the filler and extend the remainder (3") of length to the toe kick.


I hate these configurations with tall base.
Forum: Finish Carpentry 12-13-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,893
Posted By philcav7
I use spackle on drywall holes, Wood filler for...

I use spackle on drywall holes, Wood filler for stain grade and paint grade wood, or bondo for high end paint grade wood.

In a pinch, I've used painter caulk. Never needed to be more...
Forum: Electrical 09-20-2016, 11:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,725
Posted By philcav7
Davinci, Thank you again for the idea, it...

Davinci,

Thank you again for the idea, it was a great solution. The project is underway and I puckered up and got it drilled out this evening.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 09-06-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By philcav7
I decided to go with the midi, despite the...

I decided to go with the midi, despite the smaller capacity. Now that I know the reusable bag is available, it made decision easier.

A few months ago I checked it out at the local store, but...
Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By philcav7
I always set wood under cabinets. That way you...

I always set wood under cabinets. That way you don't have to fuss with shimming up the cabinet to match the finish floor and you have usable wall to wall flooring if cabinets are removed/relocated in...
Forum: Flooring 07-08-2016, 11:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,234
Posted By philcav7
Portland will slowly absorb moisture and cure. It...

Portland will slowly absorb moisture and cure. It may happen very slowly over time as to not turn the bag into a solid brick, but individual grains of Portland are sucking moisture, curing...
Forum: Tiling 07-08-2016, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,901
Posted By philcav7
In 20 years, you haven't gathered enough...

In 20 years, you haven't gathered enough knowledge to know how long that job would take, what your typical pay (daily/hourly) expectations are to derive a fair price?

If that's the case, you may...
Forum: Flooring 06-25-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,234
Posted By philcav7
Most grouts/mortars have a 1 year shelf life....

Most grouts/mortars have a 1 year shelf life. They very well may be fine beyond that date, especially with proper storage conditions, but the dates are there for a reason. It's impossible to say with...
Forum: Remodeling Picture Post 06-24-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,080
Posted By philcav7
Plank tiles are normally recommended to stagger...

Plank tiles are normally recommended to stagger at 25-33% to reduce lippage from crowned tiles. If you follow a straight 1/3rd offset, it stair steps like in front of the sink. You can mix it up with...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 05-17-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,718
Posted By philcav7
The rockers are still working in the building. I...

The rockers are still working in the building. I know it can be ugly before it gets pretty, but I'm skeptical of their ability to float these waves. They have some of the units partially taped, but a...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-15-2016, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By philcav7
I have a few Bostitch prohoze in service. Nice...

I have a few Bostitch prohoze in service. Nice and light, not a grippy rubber, doesn't marr or burnish surfaces it's dragged across.
Forum: Decks & Fencing 05-11-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By philcav7
I run vycor behind the ledger to prevent moisture...

I run vycor behind the ledger to prevent moisture from transferring through the ledger into the rim joist. I run a vinyl drip cap flashing over the top to prevent water from running down behind it....
Forum: Drywall 05-03-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,148
Posted By philcav7
Maybe it's just the pic, but looks like there's a...

Maybe it's just the pic, but looks like there's a lot of mud on that joint. Damn.
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