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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.


Sounds like a perfectly good reason to use metal boxes to me...

(Though I do use those fiber reinforced plastic light/fan boxes for all ceiling lamp positions. They're great.)

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kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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For what it's worth, I do use the deepest ones that will fit in a 2x4 wall (3.5 deep) and remove extra cable clamps so there's a lot more room than in the standard depth ones with clamps. And given my experience with 4-11/16 square boxes and mudrings since then, I'll probably use either those or the purpose built multigang boxes for the next place, I'm certainly not using 1900s or gangable ones unless there's no other option because you're right, they're annoying. I've seen too many plastic boxes melt due to wiring faults or have the cable barbs break off after a few years to be happy with them, though.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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Yeah I use those for keeping concrete from freezing before it cures when I happen to also need light. High power LED lights are the best thing to happen in the last 20 years.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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Then you can mount your bathtub mold garden several inches deeper in the stairwell, too.

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.


It's not easter yet, try to keep the nails out of your hands.

Wall looks great! Way easier to get them securely nailed/screwed when you can run a few in from the end as well as the toenails on each side, too.

I usually just go for full Vlad the Impaler mode and put my lumber or pipe out the passenger front window if it's not long enough. I've come home with 12 footers out the window of the Roadmaster a bunch and 10 footers out the window of various jeeps and subarus.

There was this magical trip too...


(And that time I put fourteen 16ft 2x12s on the roof of an XJ, but I didn't take any pics that time because I didn't want evidence of me knowing it was sketchy as gently caress to exist. :haw:)

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.


You actually use your 14in cutoff? Might just be me but I was very disappointed in mine, I haven't used it since I got my bandsaw.

Sucks about the square... I hate it when single-purpose tools suck at their only job.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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Step five hundred is "more sistering than Alabama": Elviscat's house of horror

Seriously though, good Christ. I'd just rip all the studs out one at a time as I added new ones and then nail the sheathing to the new ones, but I know you just attached new floor joists to the new studs and might have sided over where you'd need to put nails so... gently caress.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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drat dude, that worked pretty well. Nice that it un-slumped the roof, too.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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For what it's worth I never considered a heatpump either, in fact I didn't even set out to buy one. It just happened to come as a feature of the AC unit I chose, and then we discovered that it was enough to heat the house even in winter so that was that :v:

Place is looking good, you're really getting moving on this. I've been kind of in a funk on mine and the drat truck keeps breaking and stranding me until I fix it.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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HAHAHAHAHA WHAT THE gently caress

Man that is a whole new level of stupid.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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I might be blind but don't you need more outlet boxes done before drywall?

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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Oh gotcha.

I went overboard and put them every 6ft, I'm still not used to looking at anything between "maybe one ungrounded outlet per room" 1940s electrification and "one step below groverhaus" outlet overkill :v:

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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Drywall really makes that place look amazing!

Clearly you guys don't know Western Washington blackberries. We're not talking a patch here. It's more like they took over the universe with inch thick canes, half inch long thorns, big ropy tangled arches of vines that can reach 8 to 10 feet tall even without trees to climb. It's like a Windows 95 pipe factory screensaver but it wants your blood and you're trapped in it. It can reach 6 to 8 feet deep in a matter of months. It took me hours to clear a 150ft long driveway of them last August (?) and it had been clear that March.

There is no such thing as a nice little patch of blackberries in Washington. There is a world of blackberries, and small patches of freedom that must be constantly defended with the blood of patriots. They're like your nice little blackberry patch but feral and on a meth bender.

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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Oh well poo poo, I guess I missed that part :v:

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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You need another 4 or 5 rotting half collapsed RVs with sun bleached tatters of blue tarps over them to fit in correctly, yeah. Also several cars with flat tires and so much moss on them you can't actually tell what color they were.

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kastein
Aug 31, 2011

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You said Honeywell but did it come with the smart thermostat those things have? Hit the button near the right side to make the turbo heat icon turn off if it's like mine. It'll turn itself back on every time you change modes though which is annoying as poo poo.

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