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Forum: Carpentry 05-24-2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 20,589
Posted By heavy_d
I'm being forced by the permit dept to put collar...

I'm being forced by the permit dept to put collar ties on this due to its length.
Forum: Vehicles 05-21-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,472
Posted By Inner10
All diesel sold here in the winter is "winter...

All diesel sold here in the winter is "winter diesel" I haven't had a gelling problem since I was a kid and went to fire up the tractor after is sat for months.

Really the only thing you need...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 03-19-2016, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,845
Posted By wallmaxx
I never liked the idea of caulking butt joints. ...

I never liked the idea of caulking butt joints. All caulking will eventually fail.

I settled on only caulking where the siding stops at corner boards and window trim. And that's only for...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-21-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By Bradcon
I have that Bosch. I love it. We sided a big...

I have that Bosch. I love it. We sided a big house with lots of offsets and such awhile ago. I used it to make a level line all the way around the house and it was nuts on. As far as it telling you...
Forum: Business 01-09-2016, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,875
Posted By Leo G
Bubba's Pencils and Hammers.

Bubba's Pencils and Hammers.
Forum: Flooring 05-20-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,638
Posted By mako1
I think the 6% reading is off some on you're...

I think the 6% reading is off some on you're flooring.Especially in TN this time of year.Hardwwood is usually only dried to 7% to begin with and will usually rise some to a ambient MC.
Forum: HVAC 02-17-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,175
Posted By txgencon
The last house I built had a two ton system. The...

The last house I built had a two ton system. The guy who designed the system is friend who is a mechanical engineer who teaches at a HVAC/refrigeration school. His design spec'd a total of 410 sq in...
Forum: HVAC 02-11-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,175
Posted By GettingBy
It might be worthwhile to hire an ASHRAE...

It might be worthwhile to hire an ASHRAE consulting engineer for a large upfront sum who then
writes up a procedure and parts list for what you need, and
you fax the thing to several other HVAC...
Forum: Carpentry 01-31-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,686
Posted By owattabuilder
I do all of mine by hand, I dont trust a computer...

I do all of mine by hand, I dont trust a computer to figure it the way I want it.
Forum: Roofing 01-18-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 224,600
Posted By TimNJ
My beef with OSB for sub floor or sheathing is...

My beef with OSB for sub floor or sheathing is that what happens after the place is finished. As in, tub/shower, toilet, roof leaks.

When you are building the stuff gets wet and has a chance to...
Forum: Plumbing 12-08-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,285
Posted By Calidecks
Here's my before and after. I had a couple weeks...

Here's my before and after. I had a couple weeks between jobs and out of the blue decided to revamp our laundry area. Yes that's a vinyl floor....
Forum: Tiling 11-26-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,589
Posted By Tech Dawg
If my calculations are right, the sand topping...

If my calculations are right, the sand topping mix is about a 3;1 ratio so for every 60 lb bag, you'd use half bag (50 lbs) of play sand.

2 bags - sand topping for one full bag of play sand gets...
Forum: Construction 11-20-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,936
Posted By Tom Struble
did one using this..hard to see but it's three...

did one using this..hard to see but it's three 1x6 with the middle piece offset 3/4'' to the edge
Forum: Construction 11-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,936
Posted By Cal Sustainable
Here's my ceiling with 2x6 doug fir installed...

Here's my ceiling with 2x6 doug fir installed straight from, I do actually really hate to say, the shall-not-be-named orange store. However, it was much cheaper and better quality than what my trusty...
Forum: Tiling 11-16-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,589
Posted By PrecisionFloors
Just use sand topping mix and cut it with play...

Just use sand topping mix and cut it with play sand. Cheap easy and no need to over think it.
Forum: Tiling 11-16-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,589
Posted By CarpenterSFO
bluebird: So if I understand your old posts,...

bluebird:

So if I understand your old posts, your shower pan will be a pre-sloped deck mud, maybe concrete board on the walls, mesh tape walls to the pan, then hydroban over everything. Then...
Forum: Tiling 11-16-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 13,589
Posted By Evan1968
2 reasons... Type S isnt made to be poured that...

2 reasons...
Type S isnt made to be poured that thick. You might get shrinkage cracks as it dries.
Type S isnt made to be shaped into a pan form for your pitch. To get it to pitch correctly it...
Forum: Electrical 11-10-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,638
Posted By luckyshadow
Based on the National Electrical Code - You do...

Based on the National Electrical Code - You do not need a ground rod.
Seeing how you installed the Concrete encased electrode ( uffer) there is no requirement to supplement it with another...
Forum: Vehicles 10-14-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,112
Posted By john5mt
My truck is 13 years old. Why do you have to have...

My truck is 13 years old. Why do you have to have a pristine looking truck?
Forum: General Discussion 10-12-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,186
Posted By MattK
I won a roof job entirely because according to...

I won a roof job entirely because according to the homeowner, the other two BOTH drove luxury cars and measured from the ground. Both were wearing button down shirts and ties with "fancy shoes". I...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,186
Posted By walkinplate
I have a buncha tools. I have one big white...

I have a buncha tools.

I have one big white tool that I use to get me and all my others tools around so that I can make money and keep my guys busy.

Never really thought about driving...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,186
Posted By Tinstaafl
Slow down, Rob. I wasn't a tradesman at the time....

Slow down, Rob. I wasn't a tradesman at the time.

A new car is one thing, but a new "top of the line" car is an indicator that its owner has disposable income. As a consumer, where else am I to...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 23,186
Posted By Tinstaafl
I disagree. When we bought our house, I wasn't a...

I disagree. When we bought our house, I wasn't a tradesman. We wanted to replace the windows, since they were for a summer home and unsuitable for winter weather.

The first salesman to show up...
Forum: General Discussion 10-11-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,018
Posted By Randy Bush
Only if you get where you are dumping and the...

Only if you get where you are dumping and the battery is dead. :laughing: And even then I would drive home and charge it up or do something else before using a shovel.
Forum: Carpentry 10-05-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,681
Posted By CarpenterSFO
Appears to me from this:...

Appears to me from this: https://ia700304.us.archive.org/30/items/gov.tn.building/tn_building.pdf
that the Tennessee building code is the 2006 IBC.

The definitions at the beginning of chapter 23....
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