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09-13-19, 09:41 AM
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Ha good point! Thanks. I may think about doing...

Ha good point! Thanks. I may think about doing that.
09-12-19, 11:54 AM
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Ha yeah, you can see in the second photo I...

Ha yeah, you can see in the second photo I actually got the endgrain of the railings clean but only because I was using my angle grinder with a sanding disc and literally grinded off a good 1/8 inch...
09-12-19, 10:42 AM
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Posted By paqman

yeah I'd really love to do that, but...

yeah I'd really love to do that, but unfortunately I probably wont' get enough of the paint off, and there are a lot of other spots that are in rough enough shape it really needs to be painted over.
09-11-19, 06:56 PM
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Posted By paqman

Those are some interesting ideas, thanks. Also,...

Those are some interesting ideas, thanks. Also, if anyone is curious, here are a couple photos of the actual stairs in question You can see in the second photo the brown paint I'm unable to reach as...
09-11-19, 11:55 AM
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Posted By paqman

Yeah that's not a bad idea. I actually have to...

Yeah that's not a bad idea. I actually have to remove a couple anyway because they had started to pull away and the screws had either broken or popped out. I really didn't want to remove them all,...
09-11-19, 10:29 AM
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Posted By paqman

How to sand in this tight spot?

So this thread could go in the decks and steps section, but I figured this was more a general woodworking type question, so I thought it would go better here. If it needs to be moved that's fine.
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Ha well I wish I had the energy to pull out that...

Ha well I wish I had the energy to pull out that drain pipe and replace it. But I've already run that white pvc pipe under the sidewalk as an empty conduit for the future if I have to re-run the...
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Posted By paqman

Great information, thanks! I like the adhesive...

Great information, thanks! I like the adhesive and foam strips around the perimeter, as well as wrapping the pipes. One other question, with this size of pad, should I cut in some breaks in the...
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Posted By paqman

Another question, do I need to form around that...

Another question, do I need to form around that cleanout pipe, or can I just cement around it? Same with the black rain pipe on the right?
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Thanks. I guess I hadn't thought about the fact...

Thanks. I guess I hadn't thought about the fact that I don't need to rest the screed on forms and can just eyeball it on my line. Should I put expansion joints against my foundation? I don't imagine...
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How to screed cement pad with walls on three sides?

So I'm laying this pad in front of my house, and trying to decide if I can do the cement myself or if I'm going to have to hire someone to pour it. I can get it prepped and gravel and grating down...
01-25-19, 06:08 PM
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Posted By paqman

Thanks, I agree the shelf track looks a little...

Thanks, I agree the shelf track looks a little too light duty. And I've made shelves before out of 2x4's which are great, but not quite "finished looking" enough for this room. I will probably do a...
01-25-19, 09:47 AM
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Posted By paqman

Twin slot shelving strong enough for heavy storage?

So I'm in the process of finishing a storage room in my basement. My wife really wanted it complete with drywall and carpet, didn't want an unfinished cement and 2x4 room. I'm doing it with hard...
03-16-18, 08:51 AM
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Posted By paqman

Thanks for the replies. The washing machine came...

Thanks for the replies. The washing machine came and got installed before I got your replies. I think the way I have it now will work, however, I think I'm going to redo it anyway. I put the new...
03-15-18, 07:18 AM
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Posted By paqman

Washing machine drain pan

I'm putting this in the plumbing section rather than the large appliance section, because it really has nothing to do with my washing machine, I hope that's ok.

I needed to replace my washing...
08-15-17, 02:38 PM
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Culligan Medallist Gen 2 E1 Error code

The other day I noticed our soft water wasn't working, so I checked on the softener, a Culligan Medallist Gen 2, Part No: 01020365. It had the E1 error code on the screen with a little phone,...
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Posted By paqman

Yeah minimum tread depth out here is 9".

Yeah minimum tread depth out here is 9".
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Posted By paqman

I like the idea of having a nice long stair case,...

I like the idea of having a nice long stair case, unfortunately, I really don't want to cut into my loft. I think if I just do like you suggested in my drawing, I can still make my steps to code,...
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Posted By paqman

Is this basically what you were describing? ...

Is this basically what you were describing?
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Posted By paqman

Took me a bit to visualize what you were...

Took me a bit to visualize what you were explaining, but I'm pretty sure I got it now. Thanks for the suggestion, I think that might be what I'll do to push the stairs back a bit. Just need to...
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Posted By paqman

Ha good point. We really kind of want more of...

Ha good point. We really kind of want more of sturdy stairs than a ladder. We've been using a ladder for a couple years now. Really want something permanent and easy. But maybe I don't really need to...
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Views: 567
Posted By paqman

Hm, I'll have to think about that idea. I don't...

Hm, I'll have to think about that idea. I don't like the idea of cutting into my loft, but it's not a bad idea. I started to look at pre-built pull down ladders and whatnot, but when it came down to...
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Posted By paqman

Need help planning stairs to loft

So a few years ago I built a storage loft in my garage, and I'd like to build some stairs to it now. In my mind, I imagined the stairs coming right down no farther than the corner wall, nice and...
03-07-17, 11:05 AM
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Posted By paqman

Yeah you are right, that cold storage gets VERY...

Yeah you are right, that cold storage gets VERY cold. Ok I understand. Yeah I think I'll leave the threshold on that one, and if the inspector will allow it, leave it off the other one. Thanks for...
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