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Forum: Water Heaters
12-19-06, 09:38 PM
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Views: 1,139
Posted By Klutch

Another not enough hot water

Water gets hot but runs out rather quick. I have an A.O. Smith 50 gallon gas that is 4 years old. From reading other posts it sounds like my dip tube is bad. Question is that on the top of my...
01-10-06, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,971
Posted By Klutch

Basement stairs before/after

I'm putting along on my basement finishing and will probably do the stairs last but am looking to get some ideas on how to finish the stairs. One side of them are exposed as well as nothing...
01-09-06, 09:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,906
Posted By Klutch

Well hopefully you didn't give the nice fella on...

Well hopefully you didn't give the nice fella on the phone your address!!
01-05-06, 08:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

Good to hear I drug someone else into this!! ...

Good to hear I drug someone else into this!!

I didn't opt for the wood under the bottom track, won't know for a while if I regret it but what the hell.
01-03-06, 07:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

So basically you just slide the tracks up against...

So basically you just slide the tracks up against each other and don't overlap them at all? I don't know how it's done with wood either unfortunatly.

So which stud isn't needed in that diagram? ...
01-03-06, 11:57 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

Oh and my problem with snapping chalk lines is...

Oh and my problem with snapping chalk lines is that I'm doing it on concrete so I can put a nail or screw like I could if it were wood.
01-03-06, 11:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

Thanks Doug, that's exactly what I was thinking...

Thanks Doug, that's exactly what I was thinking the studs would look like. 1 question though was I cannot see the track. Would the track piece that is intersecting be overlapped or just butted up...
01-03-06, 09:06 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

Doug, do you happen to have any diagrams of a T...

Doug, do you happen to have any diagrams of a T intersection? I'm getting ready to do several and would like to see how the track would lay out as well as the studs.
01-03-06, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,108
Posted By Klutch

If you're doing a basement and don't have your...

If you're doing a basement and don't have your joists filled with insulation 3 inches should leave you enough room because you have that good deal of space above to work with.
01-01-06, 09:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

Youch!!! Hold on man don't burn me alive on...

Youch!!!

Hold on man don't burn me alive on ol' Bob. Like I said, I ran across a video that he did while looking for info for putting these walls up. They were using the tool in the background. ...
01-01-06, 09:10 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a big Bob fan either,...

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a big Bob fan either, they weren't pimping the tool I saw it while they were building the wall. I found the video while visiting my ol' friend Google.

I must have...
01-01-06, 08:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

Thanks Doug. I've put in about 60' of walls, 2...

Thanks Doug. I've put in about 60' of walls, 2 doors and boxed my electrical in the past couple of days. I've snipping the sides of the studs and then bending them over back and forth till the snap...
01-01-06, 08:37 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

Anyone know where I could pick up a tool for...

Anyone know where I could pick up a tool for cutting these studs? I saw a Bob Villa video about building these and the guys doing it had a cutter almost like a paper cutter.
12-30-05, 07:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

Thanks guys. Once I get a couple of walls built...

Thanks guys. Once I get a couple of walls built I'm sure I'll chug right along.

another question if I might

I lay the bottom track first? How in the hell do I get the top piece to be in the...
12-30-05, 06:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

I picked up the material today. Enough to get me...

I picked up the material today. Enough to get me going anyway. 100' of track and 100 studs.

Couple of quick questions. I thought I remember seeing someone say to overlap the track joints 6...
12-29-05, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 959
Posted By Klutch

Does it lead to anything? Was someone possibly...

Does it lead to anything? Was someone possibly working on the sewer line and then just covered it with dirt?
12-29-05, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,017
Posted By Klutch

I think Armstrong has a pretty good calc and...

I think Armstrong has a pretty good calc and install guide on their site. I also believe this site has a write up on it. See the "How To's" link above?
12-29-05, 01:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

Almost forgot, how long of nails do I need for...

Almost forgot, how long of nails do I need for fastening to the floor? One inch?

I bought yellow charges and 2.5" nails with washers last night but I guess I'll take them back since I'm going to...
12-29-05, 10:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

HAHA, obviously I was thinking head size.... ...

HAHA, obviously I was thinking head size.... :wall:

I'll pick up aviation snips, screws and 3 sets of 4" vise grip clamps. Anything else?
12-29-05, 10:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

Do these ultimately have a phillips head or do I...

Do these ultimately have a phillips head or do I need to outfit my cordless drill with a 7/16 socket? What length screws do I need?
12-29-05, 10:34 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

Thanks to all you guys thus far, I'm going to get...

Thanks to all you guys thus far, I'm going to get started this weekend. The best thing is I won't need help doing this and since was have a 15 month old the noise will be minimal.

I'm going to...
12-29-05, 10:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

I didn't see your post and called them a few...

I didn't see your post and called them a few minutes ago. In my area they were

3.99 studs
4.27 10' track

I call a contractor supply place and they were

2.65 for the studs
3.08 for the...
12-29-05, 09:53 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

Funny story with a bit of this. I went to HD...

Funny story with a bit of this. I went to HD last night to pick up my framing nails. I knew that I needed 28 degree clipped head but not much else. As I was looking at them another came up and...
12-29-05, 09:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

Alright, I think metal is my answer. I've been...

Alright, I think metal is my answer. I've been planning all this for wood but am changing teams. That is assuming the price I saw wasn't correct and I can in fact pick up the studs for about $3 and...
12-29-05, 09:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 26,543
Posted By Klutch

Thanks again Doug. How do you deal with...

Thanks again Doug.

How do you deal with corner? This part is still kind of fuzzy to me. Can you just put a 90 degree piece on the edge like you use for the soffits?
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