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kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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Just Google "nutbuster XXL", I swear it won't get you fired...

Edit: XL is the size I got but the XXL one sounds... Pornier

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Seat Safety Switch
May 27, 2008

MY RELIGION IS THE SMALL BLOCK V8 AND COMMANDMENTS ONE THROUGH TEN ARE NEVER LIFT.



Pillbug

kastein posted:

House has working kitchen ceiling lamps and living room ceiling lamp for the first time ever, and will have living room outlets working tomorrow. This is weird, I keep putting my headlamp on from force of habit but I don't need it inside anymore, except in the dining room and basement.

At this rate you'll start using the door to exit the house, instead of sledgehammering a hole in the wall and exiting through that.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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Seat Safety Switch posted:

At this rate you'll start using the door to exit the house, instead of sledgehammering a hole in the wall and exiting through that.

Excuse me, we haven't done that since 2016! :banjo:

(When I replaced the wall in the kitchen that's I'd previously replaced and put a door in, but put a window in this time.)

Jonny Nox
Apr 25, 2008






kastein posted:

Just Google "nutbuster XXL", I swear it won't get you fired...

Edit: XL is the size I got but the XXL one sounds... Pornier

Nut Blaster XL

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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You're right. Whoops :v:

As of last night the living room outlets, USB charging ports, and switched outlets for floor lamps work. Hoping to get the garbage disposal and front porch lighting circuits done tonight.

Spermy Smurf
Jul 2, 2004


Seat Safety Switch posted:

At this rate you'll start using the door to exit the house, instead of sledgehammering a hole in the wall and exiting through that.

He didn't have to sledge anything. Most of the walls lifted up like garage doors thanks to rot and carpenter ants.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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Yeah pretty much :sigh:

Holy poo poo, the master bedroom has a door again. This is the most complete this room has been since around 2010 or 2011, when I started demolition while doing the new roof and caved in its ceiling.

Beverly Cleavage
Jun 22, 2004

I am a pretty pretty princess, watch me do my pretty princess dance....

Heat, interior lighting, solid walls... Next you'll want things like "wifi" or "chairs." Such luxuries.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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I'm a goon, this joint has had WiFi since about a week after I moved in, back in 2011 :haw:

Priorities.

MrYenko
Jun 17, 2012

#2 isn't ALWAYS bad...



kastein posted:

I'm a goon, this joint has had WiFi since about a week after I moved in, back in 2011 :haw:

Priorities.

When I showed my friends around my new house which is under a lesser-than-yours-but-still significant amount of renovation, the first comment was ďIím glad to see nerd-station-one is operational already.Ē

:v:

Beverly Cleavage
Jun 22, 2004

I am a pretty pretty princess, watch me do my pretty princess dance....

I just figured with your typical hardware/UI interface issues, you'd be hard wired instead of wireless to start. :v:

Beach Bum
Jan 13, 2010


Beverly Cleavage posted:

I just figured with your typical hardware/UI interface issues, you'd be hard wired instead of wireless to start. :v:

With all the spontaneous demolition that has gone on in that house, running (yet more) wires through the walls seems counterproductive.

Beach Bum fucked around with this message at 06:46 on Jan 1, 2018

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!




Beach Bum posted:

spontaneous demolition

Now that's a great phrase. Almost right up there with "lithobraking".
(Amusingly, spellcheck is perfectly happy with the word lithobraking.)

Budgie
Mar 9, 2007
Yeah, like the bird.

Beach Bum posted:

With all the spontaneous demolition that has gone on in that house, running (yet more) wires through the walls seems counterproductive.

Too much risk of them becoming temporary structural support tbh.

tetrapyloctomy
Feb 18, 2003

Okay -- you talk WAY too fast.

Nap Ghost

Darchangel posted:

Now that's a great phrase. Almost right up there with "lithobraking".
(Amusingly, spellcheck is perfectly happy with the word lithobraking.)

"Structural lithotripsy."

Edit: "Braking," not "breaking." Hurrr. But it let me check -- spellcheck SUGGESTED "lithobraking" to me.

Beverly Cleavage
Jun 22, 2004

I am a pretty pretty princess, watch me do my pretty princess dance....

I found the "through the walls" bit hysterical. that comes AFTER the walls start reappearing.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


Beverly Cleavage posted:

I just figured with your typical hardware/UI interface issues, you'd be hard wired instead of wireless to start. :v:

I'm a late adopter of many technologies (I like everyone else to find all the horrible bugs, compatibility issues, and security holes the hard way before I start using it, so I can find a bunch more anyways, just after support isn't available anymore) and actually put 1in conduit and duplex boxes to most walls of most rooms for this reason. I can run any kind of comms, audio, DC power, etc etc cabling I want anywhere in this house without pulling drywall back down.

That being said, with how cheap esp8266 boards are, I'm debating abandoning wired even for hobby stuff. A/V and high speed networking I'd rather be able to pull cable. But I'm working an esp8266 board into one of my projects simply so I don't have to put a user interface or rs232/USB interface on it for configuration. It's cheaper than a waterproof connector and a cable, and means no holes in the enclosure.

Stained the master bedroom door last night, almost got high off the stain fumes. 2/10 would not huff stain fumes again

tetrapyloctomy
Feb 18, 2003

Okay -- you talk WAY too fast.

Nap Ghost

kastein posted:

Stained the master bedroom door last night, almost got high off the stain fumes. 2/10 would not huff stain fumes again
i stained ur master bed

I'm so happy to see this thread back up and active, it's one of my favorites. Now that my choices are "get poo poo done" or "change diapers" I might actually tear into some of the projects that need doin' right now.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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Past few months worth of pics I never posted:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcrhgxRkXJE

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Garvin Industries is my favorite electrical wiring products manufacturer... They had the 4-11/16 square 2in deep duplex mud ring I needed to put on this box so I could pretend I didn't forget I was going to put 2x2 on the studs, or bend another piece of conduit. And they sell directly to customers on an internet site so I can be a nerd and just​ order what I need instead of going to a store. Oh, and unlike Home Depot and Amazon, I could order one instead of a box of a dozen.


Oops. This thing means business. That wire nut is wrecked, the wires are almost poking out the tip...


I really need to get my rear end in gear. I've been slacking hardcore on the house for some time now.

That being said, I managed to accomplish this massive amount of framing over a 4 day weekend:


Only a couple more sticks of framing, then I can do the fireblocking in the closets, wire them, vapor barrier, and insulate them.

kastein fucked around with this message at 22:23 on Jan 2, 2018

tangy yet delightful
Sep 13, 2005





Garvin Industries sounds like a useful company to know about. Thanks for the tip.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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Check out their clearance section, too. I'm nowhere near ready to install the actual furnace yet, but 60 cents each for the red shutoff cover plates? Yes please.

They have stainless steel junction boxes and stuff too... I know what I'm putting in the shop, when I build one.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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I forgot to post this weeks ago when it happened.



This is the rough opening for the fold down attic stairs. When I bought the place it had a tiny useless attic trapdoor, and when I tore all the second floor walls down, replaced the rafters, and put them back up in 2012-2013, I entirely forgot that I wanted to put up a folding stair, so I built the spare bedroom wall way too close to the only set of rafters worth using for such a thing and then put a ton of wiring in the way. I've been dreading undoing that all and framing it out for the stairs ever since then. It finally got to the point where I couldn't make progress on anything around it in the second floor hallway without facing the demon though, so I did it. It really wasn't as bad as I was expecting and I wish I'd dealt with it sooner. Oh well, it's done now.

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!




One of the first things I did after I bought my house was put in attic stairs. Built in 1964, bought in 2000, and no one had put in stairs in all that time. There was one little (I mean tiny) hatch in the garage, where the roof was lower, and difficult to get to the rest of the space, so I put a set in the hall.
At some point I should gasket the hatch and/or build a Styrofoam insulation box (for summer heat in my case). Also decked the attic area immediately around the stairs. Probably should at leas deck a path to the air handler manifold. It's a pain getting over/under the ducts while struggling not to step through the ceiling.

Also need to re-insulate the rigid ducts, but gooooooood I don't want to do that.

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





I need to replace my attic stairs. The original ones are still in decent enough condition but they're just plain flimsy by design, with a 250lb max load. I don't like climbing ladders in the first place, and I especially don't like flimsy wooden ladders that aren't even rated to hold me, let alone anything I'm hauling up.

H110Hawk
Dec 28, 2006


Do you happen to have a master album of these pictures somewhere? All of the original ones from the beginning of the thread are long gone.

angryrobots
Mar 31, 2005



Darchangel posted:

One of the first things I did after I bought my house was put in attic stairs. Built in 1964, bought in 2000, and no one had put in stairs in all that time. There was one little (I mean tiny) hatch in the garage, where the roof was lower, and difficult to get to the rest of the space, so I put a set in the hall.
At some point I should gasket the hatch and/or build a Styrofoam insulation box (for summer heat in my case). Also decked the attic area immediately around the stairs. Probably should at leas deck a path to the air handler manifold. It's a pain getting over/under the ducts while struggling not to step through the ceiling.

Also need to re-insulate the rigid ducts, but gooooooood I don't want to do that.

I have one of these

Owens-Corning 541799 R-10 Attic Stairway Insulator, for Openings Up To 24.5 by 54-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002SYP8SA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_e28zAbGFD736E

And I like it better than the zippered ones, because it moves completely out of the way if you have attic storage. It may not be "sealed" because the bottom of the tent is just sitting, but it seems to make a big difference. Installation is simply setting it in place which can't get any easier.

ExplodingSims
Aug 17, 2010

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THINK I MADE A POOPIE




Just don't put your stairs in there too securely, you might need to pull them back out if your're gonna squeeze an air handler and ductwork up there :v:


Darchangel posted:

Also need to re-insulate the rigid ducts, but gooooooood I don't want to do that.

Ductwrap is a product of the devil and this is something you should 10000000% hire out to somebody else. Trust me, being covered in sweat, in an attic that doesn't breath, while working with fibreglass is the worst thing in the world.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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H110Hawk posted:

Do you happen to have a master album of these pictures somewhere? All of the original ones from the beginning of the thread are long gone.

I don't :sigh: I'm pretty sure those aren't gone, per se, just broken links because Facebook used to allow hotlinking (in fact they had a share external button that gave you a direct jpeg URL) and then one day they woke up and went "lol oh nevermind" and not only moved all the images around but stopped allowing hotlinking.

I still haven't gotten around to figuring out which image goes where and updating the IMG tags.

E: yeah confirmed this theory, the IMG tags all point at old FB image CDN URLs

kastein fucked around with this message at 03:16 on Jan 24, 2018

chrisgt
Sep 6, 2011

:getin:


kastein posted:

I don't :sigh: I'm pretty sure those aren't gone, per se, just broken links because Facebook used to allow hotlinking (in fact they had a share external button that gave you a direct jpeg URL) and then one day they woke up and went "lol oh nevermind" and not only moved all the images around but stopped allowing hotlinking.

I still haven't gotten around to figuring out which image goes where and updating the IMG tags.

E: yeah confirmed this theory, the IMG tags all point at old FB image CDN URLs

Yea facebook now makes their image links expire after some amount of time, and I honestly don't blame them.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


That was like 3 FB image URL encodings after this all broke, I've just been too lazy to go back and fix it.

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!




angryrobots posted:

I have one of these

Owens-Corning 541799 R-10 Attic Stairway Insulator, for Openings Up To 24.5 by 54-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002SYP8SA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_e28zAbGFD736E

And I like it better than the zippered ones, because it moves completely out of the way if you have attic storage. It may not be "sealed" because the bottom of the tent is just sitting, but it seems to make a big difference. Installation is simply setting it in place which can't get any easier.

Yeah, basically one of those. I've seen folks just build a box out of styrofoam insulation board, which would probably be a lot cheaper, provided I could get a 4x8 sheet of the stuff home (currently do not have a truck, suv, or wagon, sadly.) Thanks for the link. May take easy over absolute $$.


ExplodingSims posted:

Just don't put your stairs in there too securely, you might need to pull them back out if your're gonna squeeze an air handler and ductwork up there :v:


Ductwrap is a product of the devil and this is something you should 10000000% hire out to somebody else. Trust me, being covered in sweat, in an attic that doesn't breath, while working with fibreglass is the worst thing in the world.

Would like to hire out if I can afford it. Need to finish paying off the credit union for the $5400 plumbing job from a few months ago, first, though.

devicenull
May 30, 2007



Grimey Drawer

Darchangel posted:

Yeah, basically one of those. I've seen folks just build a box out of styrofoam insulation board, which would probably be a lot cheaper, provided I could get a 4x8 sheet of the stuff home (currently do not have a truck, suv, or wagon, sadly.) Thanks for the link. May take easy over absolute $$.

Just measure what you need and cut it in the parking lot.

TheNothingNew
Nov 10, 2008


devicenull posted:

Just measure what you need and cut it in the parking lot.

This. Utility knife'll get you most of the way there, then a good knee to break it. Then ratchet strap to the top of the car. Bring a friend, you'll want someone to hold pieces in place while you fart around with straps.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


ExplodingSims posted:

Just don't put your stairs in there too securely, you might need to pull them back out if your're gonna squeeze an air handler and ductwork up there :v:


Ductwrap is a product of the devil and this is something you should 10000000% hire out to somebody else. Trust me, being covered in sweat, in an attic that doesn't breath, while working with fibreglass is the worst thing in the world.

Yeah fiberglass and poo poo in a closed space is miserable. It's definitely a winter project.

Good point on the stairs. We'll probably not put them in for years, I just needed the framing done and ready for them so I could build other things around it.

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!




devicenull posted:

Just measure what you need and cut it in the parking lot.

TheNothingNew posted:

This. Utility knife'll get you most of the way there, then a good knee to break it. Then ratchet strap to the top of the car. Bring a friend, you'll want someone to hold pieces in place while you fart around with straps.

I like the way you guys think.
I also just realized that, while my Crown Vic doesnít have fold down seats (I wish. It could haul some poo poo if it did), my AE86 coupe does. Canít do 4x8, but I bet I can do 2x8, times 2, with the back and front passenger seats folded down.

Leperflesh
May 17, 2007







if you actually do need to bring home a bunch of 4x8, like for a different project I mean, home depot rents pickup trucks and vans by the hour.

H110Hawk
Dec 28, 2006


Leperflesh posted:

if you actually do need to bring home a bunch of 4x8, like for a different project I mean, home depot rents pickup trucks and vans by the hour.

And if it's rented out around $30 gets you a f150 from uhaul for the day. ($20 plus miles tax and gas.)

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!




Leperflesh posted:

if you actually do need to bring home a bunch of 4x8, like for a different project I mean, home depot rents pickup trucks and vans by the hour.

Oh, I know, I've used it for precisely that, before I had something with a trailer hitch and access to a Harbor Freight trailer. Pretty good deal at $20 for 75 minutes. I live like 5 miles from a home Depot. I just don't want to rent a truck or borrow the trailer for one sheet of styrofoam.
For this, I miss my Cherokee. Still glad I sold it to get the Crown Vic, though. It's better in every way except cargo space.

Leperflesh
May 17, 2007







Fair enough, yeah. I've spoken to numerous people who believe they "need" a pickup truck or SUV because they buy sheet goods at home depot twice a year, and I like to point out that they can spend $50 a year on renting for that and otherwise get a vehicle that actually suits their needs for the rest of the time.

It usually doesn't work, because usually they actually just want a truck and use their occasional trips to Home Depot as rationalization, but every once in a while it's like a lightbulb going off.

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Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!




Leperflesh posted:

Fair enough, yeah. I've spoken to numerous people who believe they "need" a pickup truck or SUV because they buy sheet goods at home depot twice a year, and I like to point out that they can spend $50 a year on renting for that and otherwise get a vehicle that actually suits their needs for the rest of the time.

It usually doesn't work, because usually they actually just want a truck and use their occasional trips to Home Depot as rationalization, but every once in a while it's like a lightbulb going off.

Yep, that's pretty much why I don't have a pickup now. I don't have enough need for it to justify the space and upkeep costs (insurance reg, etc.) When I have a shop and a few acres, I'll rethink it.

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