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Everything posted by JMG

  1. New type of naval warfare?

    Pulled this off of a BBC page. Too funny in my book. Person who took the pic did an excellent job of framing it... http://www.bbc.com/news/42032629
  2. Happy Thanksgiving !

    I am going to drink too much, pass out, and watch football through the backsides of my eyelids...
  3. Tools Plus Milwaukee code

    Tools Plus is offering 10% off of select Milwaukee products; coupon code: RED10 Valid Nov. 20 -23 https://www.tools-plus.com/milwaukee-pre-black-friday-email-exclusive.html?utm_source=Tools+Plus+Online+Subscribers&utm_campaign=0f7369278f-Milwaukee-10-Off-Black-Friday-11-20-17&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e25f93d1d3-0f7369278f-67538789
  4. Sunroom floor

    http://www.waterproofingwaterdamage.com/tile-deck-waterproofing/deck-waterproofing-flashings.html <-- a group of pictures showing flashing around a deck area. One field of thought is that there should have been an extension of that flashing out under the tile about three to four inches and over the top of the waterproof membrane that should be under the tile on the deck. If you were remove the first row of tile and then apply a coat of redguard or some other sealant rated for exterior use, then set a proper flashing, before resetting some tile, you might have a chance of limiting the water intrusion. The half-arse approach would be to add a section of flashing over the top of the existing tile while applying liberal amounts of sealant on it's underside. You are left with a sharp edge over the tile though, along with the exposed metal, that could be damaged by foot traffic over time. Sealants alone in the joint at the wall, will never seal properly for any length of time. An example of full treatment, and a different flashing style. https://tiledoctor.com/how-to-tile/pools-and-decks/ One more example (shows sealant both under and over the flashing): https://centralcoastwaterproofing.com/2010/07/06/mer-kote-tile-deck-waterproofing/
  5. Panel Lift

    Had enough rain today to prove that the caps on the old storm tiles have helped, but did not fix the water infiltration problem into that idiot damaged pipe. I have been attempting to work up the courage to open up the wall where the drain was cut off, and today's rain has shown that I am going to have to definitely repair and reconnect that pipe to the drain system. There is still a large amount of water filtering into that pipe from somewhere, and there are no obvious sources on the outside of the building, for the amount I am seeing and hearing. In fact, the pad that I poured earlier this year directs any water that hits it away from the corner nearest the broken drain. Overall, I have slowed the amount of water entering into the basement enough to be able to identify the main problem areas remaining on the outside of the house, and those items will need to move to the top of the list sometime next spring. Some back fill along one side of the house, a storm drain pipe out towards the street, and new gutters, with a different flow to drain point, should correct a majority of the remaining issues. Never ending battle... End of life on the roofing is fast approaching too.
  6. Panel Lift

    A bit over three years ago, I bought a decrepit old house in need of general upgrades and repairs. Like any building that has been neglected for long periods of time, there is always hidden damage that just doesn't show up, or register when doing the pre-purchase inspection. In my journey to begin the repairs to the house I found some structural issues complicated by improper mechanical installations that eventually led to the following picture... Over the years, this tool has saved me on many occasions. I have used it to install 110 pound I-beams in my old shop in Florida, and recently used it to remove a non-structural beam over a door opening of what used to be the coal bin in this house. Beats the heck out of having to call someone over to help. The beam itself needed to be removed so that I could re-rout the return air duct and will be used to repair the following abortion on the adjacent structural support wall. This seems to have been originally created by whomever installed the original coal fired furnace duct work. This was further aggravated by the "professional crew" that installed the most recent furnace and ducting, by covering it all up. The area over head in the house is the access hall to the back side of the house. Anyways, waste not, want not. This is just one of many adjustments to make on this long journey I bought myself into. The house has good bones, just needed someone to catch up on all the neglect.
  7. Sunroom floor

    Yes, and supporting the top of the wall section is most definitely the easiest option. A true cantilever, in your case, probably would have required a combination of steel plates bolted to the bottom of some 2x material and then screwing the 2x down to the top of the other joists. Your last picture here has given me a better idea of your situation. You probably would have only needed two supports under the two vertical members in the wall. The rest of the wall doesn't look to be causing any real stress on the joists.
  8. Sunroom floor

    You may need to run supports up to the top of the window wall, if the windows themselves will hang without problems. Otherwise approach it one joist at a time. Support the inside edge of the wall using a cantilever approach, fix your flashing, and then slide the outside joist into place, support it and add the inner joist after removing the cantilevers. Just make sure the first joist is laying flat, nearly in place, prior to installing the cantilevers. The cantilevers will need to be undercut to allow clearance to rotate the outer joist into place.
  9. Customer Service - Who is the Best?

    Customer service can be both good and bad at the locations of businesses, simply depending on who is working the current shift. Many times at the box stores, the available manager is the determining factor. The closest Home Depot to me (30 minutes away) can be a hit or miss depending on the staff. One of their managers is a real dick, and it is like pestering your parents when you were a kid and always getting the answer NO, just because. But there is another manager at that same store that will just bend over backwards, and go the extra mile to make sure you are happy before you leave the store. Some companies seem to have strict guidelines, and others seem like they could give a rats arse, once they get your money. Have to agree that KC is on top of their game with customer satisfaction.
  10. Sunroom floor

    If joists are supported by wall structure below, then sectioning them with overlapping joints, at supporting studs should work. But if they are only supported at both ends, then full replacement would be in order. It is difficult to tell from your picture how they are actually supported. If you pull them completely, and support the structure with temporary supports, it might be easier to fix the flashing issue. I have made repairs to existing problems in the past using truss plates and through bolting overlapping beams, but at the time there was no other alternative, and no planned inspections either (customers directive).
  11. FlexVolt DCS690 cutoff machine

    Looking at this pic, the blade just does not look like it is a 12" blade to me. Battery in pic is approx. 4 1/2" in length. If it were sitting next to the blade it would be easier to compare. It is a prototype, and everything about it could be subject to change, including labels.
  12. FlexVolt DCS690 cutoff machine

    Several of the instagram posts say this is a 9" saw, not 12". The 3 1/4" cut depth would make more sense if this is the case.
  13. What tools did you buy today?

    Made it over to HD yesterday to look at all of the holiday displays. Only found two items I could not live without... Military discount gave me a net 3% better price after tax than anywhere else on the router. Just wanted to test the 60t blades to see if they will be useful. Advent of track saws has somewhat lowered the expected use of the regular circular saws for finish type cuts, but it never hurts to be prepared. Took a look at the packout stack while I was there. Going to stick with the tough system for now, as I don't see enough advantage, even at the discounted price, to buy into a second system. That HD had zero other packout units, other than the special buys, which leaves me with no easy way to inspect any of the rest of system to get a comprehensive view of the product offerings. Pics on the net just don't do it for me.
  14. ToolNut Flexvolt battery

    https://www.toolnut.com/on-sale/dewalt-power-tool-accessories-discount-sale/dewalt-dcb606-flexvolt-20v-60v-max-flexvolt-6-0ah-battery.html $59.99 in cart, early Black Friday special. Did not see any indication of how long this price is good for.
  15. Home Depot

    Makita x2 circular saw. This particular store rarely follows any of the others and holds onto old inventory much longer. There are three of these saws here and they have been in stock for over a year. For several months they were not even on display. Last month they were sitting at $160. The Flexvolt miter saws are still at full price at this location. Other clearance deals are minimal reductions at best.
  16. ToolNut Flexvolt battery

    Wow, that was fast. It just posted at around 6am this morning.
  17. Awesome precision saws

    Tripped across this surfing tools this morning... http://www.knewconcepts.com/ The titanium jewelers saws looks a bit frankensawish, but I want one... Meh, I could spend a million bucks on tools tomorrow.
  18. What tools did you buy today?

    Latest addition to the tool kit... One Betterley track alignment guide, by way of Burns Tools.
  19. Dewalt DW744 motor repair?

  20. Dewalt DW744 motor repair?

    On the link that I posted above, there is a list of compatible tools, the dw713 is not on it.
  21. Dewalt DW744 motor repair?

    Brush ->> https://www.toolpartsdirect.com/bd-145323-06-brush.html#
  22. Makita x2 giveaway

    Two more weeks left in this contest... Makita has been posting winner's names at the same link, which is a nice touch. Too bad I do not recognize any of the names though...
  23. Makita x2 giveaway

    Makita posted a new giveaway on their site today. Simple entry process; https://www.makitatools.com/lxt/sweepstakes Runs 10/3/17 through 11/21/17. Pretty solid prizes up for grabs.
  24. Help with Unknown Tool

    Do any of the rollers match up like this?... Or possibly this?