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What home improvement work did you do today?

Discussion in 'Home Improvement' started by atrinh15, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. Apr 30, 2021 at 9:26 AM
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    Agreed.

    My lady has been going for a rustic / industrial look of Dark wood with black metal accents (To match some of the furniture) So I thought black screw heads might not look too bad?
     
  2. Apr 30, 2021 at 9:27 AM
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    If the screw heads are not spaced exactly right and dead-center of the slats you will see the differences in the line of screws up and down the wall. I will defer to @1UPPER , our resident master-builder's opinion. He is the best!
     
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  3. Apr 30, 2021 at 9:31 AM
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    Very valid point.

    Maybe I could use a piece of scrap wood as a template for pilot holes. Might be a pain but better results in the end.
     
  4. Apr 30, 2021 at 9:52 AM
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    Pencil marks and a square work well and a damp rag will typically get rid of the marks.
     
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  5. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:45 AM
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    Are you looking for a functional slat-wall like they use in retail or garages where you can hang things from the slots, or just for appearance? If you want rustic, then I'd say you want to avoid having everything look uniform - the more you introduce some randomness to it, the more rustic it will look. No need to attach at every stud if you aren't using the slats for hanging things, and finish nails (pneumatic driven 16GA or 18GA would work well) would be essentially hidden with a little filler.

    If you plan to use it as a hanging/racking system, you might also consider looking at some washer-head style screws as opposed to just regular wood screws - make sure you have enough length to go through your slats, the 1/2" sheetrock, and at least 1" into the stud (but no more than 1-1/2"). And I would definitely pre-drill OR use screws that have self-drilling tips (but would still pre-drill anything within 6" of the end of a board).
     
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  6. Apr 30, 2021 at 10:55 AM
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    aesthetics mainly. Wouldn't hang anything more than some canvas art work or similar

    Yeah, definitely going pre-drill now.
     
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  7. Apr 30, 2021 at 2:00 PM
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    Danimal86

    Danimal86 What's a Dickfir?

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    Only took 3 tries to get it to not leak :)

    Thanks for your help!
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  8. Apr 30, 2021 at 5:12 PM
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    Now you gotta get the ice made and have a celebratory cocktail!
     
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  9. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:35 PM
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    Danimal86 What's a Dickfir?

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  10. Apr 30, 2021 at 6:54 PM
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    I have a Client Redoing the Kitchen and at the last minute changed his mind and had to have a TV in there.

    They run a slide show of family photos,watch TV and I thought could also use it to see who is at the front and back doors when they ring too.

    The problem is that there is no space at all for a TV in there and she does not want anything on the counters at all so I mounted this Baby Samsung Frame on the only unused wall in the entire Kitchen and you can see it easily from everywhere in there too somehow too!

    When it is turned off it can display Art or the Slide Show or Family Photos.

    They LOVE it!

    Sometimes just have to think outside the box.

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    The framing here is a little atypical.
     
  12. May 1, 2021 at 9:09 AM
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  13. May 1, 2021 at 12:55 PM
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    CodyP Such a n00b

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    Assuming he means because there are no vertical studs
     
  14. May 1, 2021 at 4:18 PM
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    You may want to do an online search for Clavos screws or nails. You can get them in square or round shapes. Just an idea.
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  15. May 1, 2021 at 4:25 PM
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    I took one of our lower 14” base cabinets and removed the upper draw and removed the lower two doors and shelf. I then installed a Rev-A-Shelf knife and utensils storage organizer. I reattached the upper draw front and the two lower doors over the organizer to match all of our cabinets. It helped eliminate the knifes on the counter top and organize all our cooking utensils. My wife is very happy!

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  16. May 1, 2021 at 4:53 PM
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    Oh snap!
    I really like that! Definitely going to look into that. Really like that studded look, definitely what I think she and I would like. thank you, this is a excellent detail finish look
     
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  17. May 1, 2021 at 5:16 PM
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    finished pulling the pine hedges and roots out (4WD would have been nice :anonymous:) but we managed
    prepped the soil and planted the hydrangeas and rhododendron
    mulched 80% of the hedges with neighbors 3" chipper, will finish tomorrow.
    Have some Iris' to plant now
    about 40 sweet pea sprouts, a handful of beets and some self seeded buckwheat growing in garden. Should have high numbers next couple weeks
    Will try to get some pics of the hedges we pulled out
     
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  18. May 1, 2021 at 6:31 PM
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    TaquitoBandito Not just another Joel...

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    Okay, that's pretty freakin' awesome. I need to talk to my wife.
     
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    Yes, no vertical studs on left and right walls aside from outer edges of shower.
     
  20. May 1, 2021 at 7:06 PM
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    Does this count? Added a adult beverage fridge outside...2021-05-01 13.52.28.jpg 2021-05-01 13.52.13.jpg
     
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    For thr way you're using it....yes sir!
     
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    Built out a niche, which is why it looks like that...
     
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    If anything in this thread counts, this one absolutely does.
     
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    Two niches for shower - done. Now I’ve got the plumbing for the other side.

    Any tips I should know about using PEX and shark bites?

    It seems straight forward from the YouTube guy: renovision

    Also... cutting 24x48 tiles... score and snap or wet tile saw? I’ve been seeing people use bridge saws, but man those are expensive and don’t think my local HD carries a rental.


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    I’ve done pex with sharkbites plenty. It’s super easy, and they push to connect just as aggressively as with copper. Just make sure you get any plastic burrs off the end of the pex and make sure the cuts are straight across before pushing the sharkbite on.

    You might be able to get a half decent price on a scoring board that can handle that size tile. Or, believe it or not the $350 harbor freight “tile and brick” saw can handle it but you’ll need a helper to hold the other end of the tile to help feed it through. If your local Home Depot rents the 10” dewalt tile saw, it’s the same design as the harbor freight one so it would work too. You’ll also want an angle grinder with a nice porcelain blade as a pinch hitter.

    Also, make sure you hit those cement board seams with alkaline resistant fiber tape and a polymer modified cement mortar before you waterproof the walls.

    I hope that helps!
     
  26. May 3, 2021 at 7:03 AM
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    Awesome! Thanks for the tips!!

    Would drywall mesh tape be the same as the one you're suggesting? As for waterproofing, I'm hearing either redgard or mapei, but I think I may go towards mapei aquadefense for the waterproofing.
     
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    No the drywall tape will break down in wet environments, and the high alkalinity of the mortar will also affect it. They sell special tape for cement board in the tile tool section at Lowe’s and HD. it’s only a few bucks and well worth it.

    Full disclosure, I work for MAPEI so that’s gonna be my suggestion :rofl:
    Also make sure you do at least two coats on everything, not just the cement board seams like they do on YouTube :rolleyes:
     
  28. May 3, 2021 at 7:22 AM
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    HAH! Great to know that Mapei Aquadefense is going to be an absolutely amazing product :rofl:

    Copy that on the alkaline specific tape. Thanks!
     
  29. May 3, 2021 at 10:58 AM
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    Happy to help :D
     
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    Yea, I am a girl, so I thought any wood you were putting on, in, or near the ground had to be pressure treated regardless of paint etc. I learned something new...

    It's actually getting used for a non edible garden/grave (the two cats) area, so no worries about the chemicals.

    Thanks for the info!

    -T
     
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