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  1. #7001
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    Thanks for the pictures.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ski220 View Post

    Take it back to the box store and go to a plumbing supply house and buy a higher quality faucet.

    Although that's probably no guarantee either these days.
    Yeah, this was from a plumbing supply house. I brought in the old split one and the first thing the guy said to me was just wrap it. I think I'm just going to return it and go pex and sharkbite- though not sure how I am going to connect the hose bib to the pex without a tool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garbowski View Post
    Thanks for the pictures.



    Yeah, this was from a plumbing supply house. I brought in the old split one and the first thing the guy said to me was just wrap it. I think I'm just going to return it and go pex and sharkbite- though not sure how I am going to connect the hose bib to the pex without a tool.
    Sometimes a quick lose and retighten will reseal the packing material. They also sell Teflon packing material that you just wrap once in the stem specifically for your issue. It's under $5 and you won't have to deal with reengineering the whole thing.

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    Any recommendations or general advice for free-standing metal carport kits?

    What does something from HD/Lowes lack compared to, say VersaTube? On paper there seems to be little to no difference (same style, snow/wind load ratings, same anchors, powder coated/galvanized, etc.) but the price difference is $500+.
    Last edited by Dantheman; 07-08-2022 at 02:16 PM.

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    I have a 1930's brass faucet on my bathroom sink that I've tried repacking at least 6 times but it still leaks slightly around the stem when the water is on. My assumption is that the stem is slightly bent so it pushes the packing out as the handle is turned. Since the leak is so small and only when the faucet is open I live with it. Old plumbing fixtures are becoming increasingly scarce and all the repro stuff I've seen is crap.

    But ordinarily leaking around a valve stem should be an easy fix.
    Last edited by old goat; 07-08-2022 at 07:24 PM.

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    Home Remodel: Do, Don'ts, Advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Mustonen View Post
    Iíve got this situation:

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    And Iím not sure what to do with it. Do I seal it up? How? Leave it?

    I was going to defer for a while, but have a squirrel making a home in there and Iím not a fanÖ.
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    Finally getting around to this one. Need to go buy a bigger ladder, but it does look better even before itís done. Next step is bumping around in the attic and making sure all the vents are fully chicken wired before this fall.
    focus.

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    Anyone know of a standard, very bright indoor workshop floodlight (5-10000 lumens) that's hardwired, but turns on via a remote and not a wall switch?

    Or even know of a good website that sells all sorts of lights with a great filter navigation to pick exactly what I need?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Any recommendations or general advice for free-standing metal carport kits?

    What does something from HD/Lowes lack compared to, say VersaTube? On paper there seems to be little to no difference (same style, snow/wind load ratings, same anchors, powder coated/galvanized, etc.) but the price difference is $500+.
    Bump.

    Still pondering this. I'd like to think prices may come down but that's probably not realistic. Even at $2k never cleaning frost and snow off my truck again feels worth it. Also, I only have room for a 10x20--will I regret that with an F150?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Bump.

    Still pondering this. I'd like to think prices may come down but that's probably not realistic. Even at $2k never cleaning frost and snow off my truck again feels worth it. Also, I only have room for a 10x20--will I regret that with an F150?
    x2 on this, I have been pondering said shelter for wintering the drift boat
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    Epoxy garage floors.
    I kind of get the impression DIY will peel up.
    Local installers are getting $8-12/ft. I can justify $2-3K for it, but not $5-7K.
    Any mags DIY theirs and live to tell about it?



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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    Epoxy garage floors.
    I kind of get the impression DIY will peel up.
    Local installers are getting $8-12/ft. I can justify $2-3K for it, but not $5-7K.
    Any mags DIY theirs and live to tell about it?



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    Did my basement floor 8 years ago with this: https://ghostshield.com/product/epoxy-325

    At the time, it was $190 for 5 gallons and it covered 1100 sq feet with a small amount leftover. Nothing fancy but still holding up pretty well. If I was to do it again, I probably would put some sand or other grip substance in it as it gets like ice if wet.

    I also rented a floor refinisher and Diamabrush from Home Depot. The prep work was much harder than the actual epoxy finish. Unless you have some really bad concrete finish, you can probably skip the Diamabrush and just lay the epoxy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muted reborn View Post
    Anyone know of a standard, very bright indoor workshop floodlight (5-10000 lumens) that's hardwired, but turns on via a remote and not a wall switch?

    Or even know of a good website that sells all sorts of lights with a great filter navigation to pick exactly what I need?
    I have these on my basement ceiling and workbench.

    https://www.costco.com/feit-electric...100777294.html
    Because rich has nothing to do with money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    Bump.

    Still pondering this. I'd like to think prices may come down but that's probably not realistic. Even at $2k never cleaning frost and snow off my truck again feels worth it. Also, I only have room for a 10x20--will I regret that with an F150?
    I can't speak to the metal shelters specifically, but I have a carport for my F150 that's about 7.5' by 18' and about 5.5' tall on the low side. Despite needing to remove my CB and ham antennas and fold in the passenger side mirror (so I can be close enough to the high side), it's well worth having when the weather is truly crappy. I usually just need to knock the snow off my headlights and front bumper, since it hangs out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    Epoxy garage floors.
    I kind of get the impression DIY will peel up.
    Local installers are getting $8-12/ft. I can justify $2-3K for it, but not $5-7K.
    Any mags DIY theirs and live to tell about it?



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    It might have just been paint but come off the road the tires are hot and fuckup the paint or epoxy is what I was told

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    Quote Originally Posted by anotherVTskibum View Post
    I can't speak to the metal shelters specifically, but I have a carport for my F150 that's about 7.5' by 18' and about 5.5' tall on the low side. Despite needing to remove my CB and ham antennas and fold in the passenger side mirror (so I can be close enough to the high side), it's well worth having when the weather is truly crappy. I usually just need to knock the snow off my headlights and front bumper, since it hangs out.
    My main concern is the supports along the "walls" interfering with opening the doors. I did some measurements and it seems like it should be OK if you park at just the right spot, but some real-world experience would be nice before I drop the money.

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    Anyone have an external temp sensor for your thermostat / heat pump combo? Where's it installed? Mine is giving wacky readings (113 when it was maybe low 80s outside). Never noticed it before today; this is the first time I've run the a/c other than an hour or two in the afternoon, so I wondered if the temp sensor was installed too close to the heat pump, but I don't see anything. Don't see it anywhere else obvious, either. Where should I be looking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teleee View Post
    x2 on this, I have been pondering said shelter for wintering the drift boat
    I found these guys today: https://carportsandmore.com/

    $1,860+tax for a 10x20x8 A-frame roof (looks much cleaner than the standard roof) delivered and installed seems like a solid deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muted reborn View Post
    Anyone know of a standard, very bright indoor workshop floodlight (5-10000 lumens) that's hardwired, but turns on via a remote and not a wall switch?

    Or even know of a good website that sells all sorts of lights with a great filter navigation to pick exactly what I need?
    theres lots of led lights that can be wired such “wireless wall control”

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_pdx View Post
    Anyone have an external temp sensor for your thermostat / heat pump combo? Where's it installed? Mine is giving wacky readings (113 when it was maybe low 80s outside). Never noticed it before today; this is the first time I've run the a/c other than an hour or two in the afternoon, so I wondered if the temp sensor was installed too close to the heat pump, but I don't see anything. Don't see it anywhere else obvious, either. Where should I be looking?
    Ours was installed under the overhang adjacent to where the intake and exhaust for the furnace punched through the house. I doubt the installers would have punched a separate hole just for the sensor. I'm betting they snaked it through with everything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Touring_Sedan View Post
    Ours was installed under the overhang adjacent to where the intake and exhaust for the furnace punched through the house. I doubt the installers would have punched a separate hole just for the sensor. I'm betting they snaked it through with everything else.
    Good thought, I'll check. Pretty sure the furnace exhausts on the other side of the house from the heat pump and I haven't looked over there yet. Honeywell said this thermostat could use a wired or wireless sensor, so I just hope it's not a wireless sensor hidden somewhere I'll never look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_pdx View Post
    Anyone have an external temp sensor for your thermostat / heat pump combo? Where's it installed? Mine is giving wacky readings (113 when it was maybe low 80s outside). Never noticed it before today; this is the first time I've run the a/c other than an hour or two in the afternoon, so I wondered if the temp sensor was installed too close to the heat pump, but I don't see anything. Don't see it anywhere else obvious, either. Where should I be looking?
    some brands may need to calibrate the temp sensor (had this with an older daikin) [why they did this I have no idea]
    might be worth checking

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    Thanks! I did a full walk around the house and don't see a sensor anywhere. Might have to look under the back porch, which seems crazy to me but ??? I'll look into calibrating too. The thermometer ran very hot for a few hours this morning, and now it's reading accurately. Maybe it gets a ton of reflected sunlight in the morning. Lucky me, a treasure hunt in my own house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan_pdx View Post
    Thanks! I did a full walk around the house and don't see a sensor anywhere. Might have to look under the back porch, which seems crazy to me but ??? I'll look into calibrating too. The thermometer ran very hot for a few hours this morning, and now it's reading accurately. Maybe it gets a ton of reflected sunlight in the morning. Lucky me, a treasure hunt in my own house.
    in the unit I was referencing, the sensor was internal on the intake side
    (it was an asinine design)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ::: ::: View Post
    in the unit I was referencing, the sensor was internal on the intake side
    (it was an asinine design)
    hahaha, it's like they were trying to hide it. How'd you find it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    Epoxy garage floors.
    I kind of get the impression DIY will peel up.
    Local installers are getting $8-12/ft. I can justify $2-3K for it, but not $5-7K.
    Any mags DIY theirs and live to tell about it?



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    I've epoxied maybe a dozen garage floors and pool decks in high heat zones.

    Most quality floor epoxies tout some level of ' hot tire pickup' resistance. Research for most durability.
    Like most coverings, prep is the key. Roughing the crete is best, whether by machine or etch with acid.
    Clean is the priority. Anywhere it doesn't bond to the surface will start breakdown there, then move outwards.

    Give it longer to cure than it says. Days. The harder the cure, the less chance to pull up.

    Non slip additives are easily found online too.

    Slicker than goose shit when wet, fosho.

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