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Forum: Finish Carpentry 05-09-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,851
Posted By nickko
I go left to right. Left side first,then top,...

I go left to right. Left side first,then top, then right side. That lets me tweak the top left miter to get it perfect before i cut the top right miter. Then i will have about a four foot piece that...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 04-30-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By nickko
I scarfed an 18' piece and it went together well....

I scarfed an 18' piece and it went together well. I glued a strip of 1/4" plywood to the back and stapled it with 3/4" narrow crow staples and then sanded it. It looked good but its hard to move...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 04-29-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By nickko
Thats funny! Yes i am little OCD. I am going...

Thats funny! Yes i am little OCD.
I am going to go to the house in the morning and see if i can get it into the house and in the room i need it to be in. I think i can but i am going to check it...
Forum: Tiling 12-09-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By nickko
Thanks Smalltownguy I did google it a few...

Thanks Smalltownguy

I did google it a few days ago and came up with the same thing you did but i didn't look into it much farther because i figured at 45 pounds per bag shipping would be...
Forum: Tiling 10-29-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,523
Posted By nickko
Thanks MarkJames for your advice and you are...

Thanks MarkJames for your advice and you are right it is a hodgepodge way to do it.
This is a basement bath and i gave them a price to do it right but they want to try to cut cost as they are going...
Forum: Tiling 10-29-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,523
Posted By nickko
I have done about fifteen showers and have always...

I have done about fifteen showers and have always used the foam base. Sometimes i have to cut the base and sometimes i would have to use dry pack to extend a base. This shower is an odd shape and...
Forum: Tiling 10-15-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 824
Posted By nickko
i talked them out of the carerra marble and...

i talked them out of the carerra marble and there going to use a tile that looks like marble.

nicko
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-10-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,554
Posted By nickko
Buy bits with a 1/4" end on the shaft and put...

Buy bits with a 1/4" end on the shaft and put them in your impact driver. Absolutely no jamming or wrist twisting. I do it all the time and it works great plus the impact is small it fits in tight...
Forum: Remodeling 04-22-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,271
Posted By nickko
Go through the roof. I have been doing it for...

Go through the roof. I have been doing it for thirty years. Use a broan roof hood that is made for a bathroom fan. They usually sell them at the big box stores right next to the fans. The way they...
Forum: Electrical 02-19-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By nickko
Thats like the contractor who said he couldn't...

Thats like the contractor who said he couldn't use this nail to nail the siding on because the head was on the wrong side of the nail. His buddy said no that nail is for the other side of the house....
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-31-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,611
Posted By nickko
when i was about twenty i thought about getting a...

when i was about twenty i thought about getting a tattoo and my buddies dad said to get a tattoo of an a$$ hole on my forehead then people can point to it and say look at that a$$hole! So when any...
Forum: Remodeling 01-07-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,951
Posted By nickko
why not just use mirror mastic from a glass...

why not just use mirror mastic from a glass supplier?

nicko
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-04-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 414,993
Posted By nickko
funny

I heard Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson were guest preachers at a nearby church here in Philadelphia. So, I decided to worship there and check them out in person.

As soon as I sat down in church,...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 01-04-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 414,993
Posted By nickko
another blonde joke

Jenny came skipping home from school one day.

"Mommy, Mommy," she yelled. "We were counting today, and all the other kids could only count to four, but I counted to 10. See? 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 11-27-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,492
Views: 414,993
Posted By nickko
A man and his ever-nagging wife went on vacation...

A man and his ever-nagging wife went on vacation to Jerusalem.

While they were there, the wife passed away. The undertaker told the husband, "You can have her shipped home for $5,000, or you can...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 11-22-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,698
Posted By nickko
looks like a machinist or engineer did it. ...

looks like a machinist or engineer did it.
Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk and then cut it with an ax :laughing:

nicko
Forum: Flooring 10-04-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,240
Posted By nickko
does it need to be level? I've tiled many floors...

does it need to be level? I've tiled many floors that are not level but flat is what your looking for.

nicko
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,407
Posted By nickko
get a galvanized chain link fence post and put it...

get a galvanized chain link fence post and put it down in the vinyl sleeve that is still in the concrete and put concrete down in the sleeve around the steel post. Then you can cut some treated...
Forum: Off Topic (Non Trade) 06-20-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 677
Posted By nickko
i live five minutes from Ehernfield, where he...

i live five minutes from Ehernfield, where he grew up

nicko
Forum: Flooring 04-10-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,808
Posted By nickko
When I build furniture that needs multiple coats...

When I build furniture that needs multiple coats of finish I use gloss for my first two or three coats because of the clarity of gloss. I then top coat with satin. If you use satin for all your...
Forum: Tiling 04-10-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,140
Posted By nickko
i use spectrlock mini units. I work by myself and...

i use spectrlock mini units. I work by myself and it takes more time but i can grout pretty leisurely using the mini units. I just figure it into my price of the job. i have bought up to ten mini...
Forum: HVAC 01-05-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By nickko
Yea. I couldn't imagine bringing that damp musty...

Yea. I couldn't imagine bringing that damp musty crawl space air into the living space. They say you should treat the crawl space like a basement for little people. Which means conditioning it but it...
Forum: HVAC 01-05-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,230
Posted By nickko
Google crawl space liner. That is what it needs....

Google crawl space liner. That is what it needs. I had one nstalled in my crawl space and it's so nice down there you can walk around in your socks.
It really keep the moisture out of the crawl...
Forum: Kitchens & Baths 10-05-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,833
Posted By nickko
Get some white solid surface and make your own....

Get some white solid surface and make your own. Sometimes I buy remanents from solid surface .com. But usually I buy pieces from a local cabinet shop. White should be easy to find.

Nicko
Forum: Remodeling 09-20-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,453
Posted By nickko
I've gotten that allot over thirty years. We want...

I've gotten that allot over thirty years. We want to get out kitchen done. Can you do it by thanks giving? And this is in September. As if there aren't going to be anymore holidays.
If I tell...
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