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Need to paint plastic covered plywood(plastic is textured) to complete my dance floor. Help!?

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  • SwimmingYesPlease
    1 points Oct 14,2018, 8:57pm

    How bout saw dust? Then just sweep it up and use in the garden.

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  • SwimmingYesPlease
    1 points Oct 14,2018, 8:57pm

    How bout saw dust? Then just sweep it up and use in the garden.

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DIY groomsmen gifts: 6 pack holder and bottle opener/magnet cap catch (first build ever)

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  • Osteomata
    9 points Sep 28,2018, 3:11pm

    I think you need more credit for this, cause I can't imagine the crazy carpentry and staining skills it takes to make them look like they are out of focus. ;) I cool gift idea.

  • foxycartographer
    2 points Sep 28,2018, 6:04pm

    I get a million comments when I bring beer to places in one of these. People love this stuff.

  • fuku89
    1 points Sep 28,2018, 2:35pm

    That’s pretty neat, nice work!

  • noodlesoupstrainer
    1 points Sep 28,2018, 3:38pm

    Hey, good job! I'm sure your groomsmen will appreciate the time and thought you put into these. Personally, I can't think of a scenario where I'd use these, but hey, I haven't been a groomsman in years, so what do I know! Maybe bespoke six-pack holders are all the rage with the current groomsman set.

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  • Osteomata
    9 points Sep 28,2018, 3:11pm

    I think you need more credit for this, cause I can't imagine the crazy carpentry and staining skills it takes to make them look like they are out of focus. ;) I cool gift idea.

  • foxycartographer
    2 points Sep 28,2018, 6:04pm

    I get a million comments when I bring beer to places in one of these. People love this stuff.

  • fuku89
    1 points Sep 28,2018, 2:35pm

    That’s pretty neat, nice work!

  • oosoccerfreak
    1 points Sep 28,2018, 3:28pm

    Funny - I made these and posted a very very similar project last week for my groomsmen - yours are great!

  • noodlesoupstrainer
    1 points Sep 28,2018, 3:38pm

    Hey, good job! I'm sure your groomsmen will appreciate the time and thought you put into these. Personally, I can't think of a scenario where I'd use these, but hey, I haven't been a groomsman in years, so what do I know! Maybe bespoke six-pack holders are all the rage with the current groomsman set.

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Made untapped boy scout sashes to be a beer scout for Halloween.

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Our backyard patio is poured. Tried it one summer but the sun hates me and I’ve got to cover it. What you recommend?

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  • bearcat42
    1 points Sep 19,2018, 8:56pm

    Why did you make your backyard patio look like the imgur logo?

  • bennetfoxy
    1 points Sep 19,2018, 9:00pm

    Cover it with some cheap indoor/outdoor carpet. Or you could go old skewl Brady Bunch and cover it with astro turf.

  • CreativeVerge
    1 points Sep 19,2018, 8:51pm

    One of those pergola things from Home Depot?

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  • bearcat42
    1 points Sep 19,2018, 8:56pm

    Why did you make your backyard patio look like the imgur logo?

  • bennetfoxy
    1 points Sep 19,2018, 9:00pm

    Cover it with some cheap indoor/outdoor carpet. Or you could go old skewl Brady Bunch and cover it with astro turf.

  • CreativeVerge
    1 points Sep 19,2018, 8:51pm

    One of those pergola things from Home Depot?

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Is there anyway to save this deck covering? I used the weather proofing that was suggested by home depot, but this is what happened after the first snow fall. Should I just dispose of it, or does anyone know of a paint/product I can use to restore it?

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  • FurnaceFuneral
    7 points Sep 18,2018, 5:59pm

    Try a pressure wash. I’ve seen gray fences turn wood color.

  • App1eEater
    3 points Sep 18,2018, 6:15pm

    Strip and reseal it, like you would for a boat deck. Teak oil would work well.

  • dva4eva
    3 points Sep 18,2018, 5:47pm

    if it’s wood sand it

  • Em_Adespoton
    5 points Sep 18,2018, 5:51pm

    Sand it, then apply Thompson's Water Seal. Re-apply as needed as the wood starts to look dry.

  • sunbunnyloveshue
    2 points Sep 18,2018, 5:46pm

    Pressure wash?

  • Sedalin
    2 points Sep 18,2018, 6:25pm

    Sand it down, then sand it down more, than sand it down with really fine sandpaper. Than varnish/paint/wax/oil whichever suits you most.

    (Try to rebt floor sander or at least use belt/sheet sander as sanding that much manually will kill your back (and your willingness to work probably)).

  • ero_senin05
    2 points Sep 18,2018, 7:10pm

    Hose it down, apply some deck cleaner, scrub with a broom and then pressure wash. Don't get the pressure nozzle too close though or it'll ruin the wood. Once it's dry, sand where required and then hose off (normal hose, not pressure washer) again to get rid of the sanding dust. This time after drying apply some decking oil. I'd suggest you may need 3-4 coats for this deck since it's been so neglected.

    You need to repeat this process once every 12 months to keep your deck healthy

  • Bosco_is_a_prick
    1 points Sep 18,2018, 6:18pm

    Powerwash it and paint it with whatever weatherproofing stain you like.

  • DozerM
    1 points Sep 18,2018, 7:17pm

    I like the weathered look. Give it a good wash with an anti mildew product let it dry and coat it with a quality stain protectant that a absorbs into wood.

  • Triabolical_
    1 points Sep 18,2018, 8:18pm

    I had a crappy deck at a ski place. I cleaned it well and put on an elastomeric coating (superdek, I think). It has held up well except for the location where snow falls 20' off the roof and hits it.

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  • FurnaceFuneral
    7 points Sep 18,2018, 5:59pm

    Try a pressure wash. I’ve seen gray fences turn wood color.

  • App1eEater
    3 points Sep 18,2018, 6:15pm

    Strip and reseal it, like you would for a boat deck. Teak oil would work well.

  • dva4eva
    3 points Sep 18,2018, 5:47pm

    if it’s wood sand it

  • Libra8
    3 points Sep 18,2018, 6:18pm

    Looks like it just needs to be stained.

  • Em_Adespoton
    5 points Sep 18,2018, 5:51pm

    Sand it, then apply Thompson's Water Seal. Re-apply as needed as the wood starts to look dry.

  • sunbunnyloveshue
    2 points Sep 18,2018, 5:46pm

    Pressure wash?

  • Sedalin
    2 points Sep 18,2018, 6:25pm

    Sand it down, then sand it down more, than sand it down with really fine sandpaper. Than varnish/paint/wax/oil whichever suits you most.

    (Try to rebt floor sander or at least use belt/sheet sander as sanding that much manually will kill your back (and your willingness to work probably)).

  • ero_senin05
    2 points Sep 18,2018, 7:10pm

    Hose it down, apply some deck cleaner, scrub with a broom and then pressure wash. Don't get the pressure nozzle too close though or it'll ruin the wood. Once it's dry, sand where required and then hose off (normal hose, not pressure washer) again to get rid of the sanding dust. This time after drying apply some decking oil. I'd suggest you may need 3-4 coats for this deck since it's been so neglected.

    You need to repeat this process once every 12 months to keep your deck healthy

  • Bosco_is_a_prick
    1 points Sep 18,2018, 6:18pm

    Powerwash it and paint it with whatever weatherproofing stain you like.

  • DozerM
    1 points Sep 18,2018, 7:17pm

    I like the weathered look. Give it a good wash with an anti mildew product let it dry and coat it with a quality stain protectant that a absorbs into wood.

  • Triabolical_
    1 points Sep 18,2018, 8:18pm

    I had a crappy deck at a ski place. I cleaned it well and put on an elastomeric coating (superdek, I think). It has held up well except for the location where snow falls 20' off the roof and hits it.

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We have this leaky faucet in our garage, but i need to know what kind of faucet this is to start searching for solutions. Any ideas?

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  • brock_lee
    3 points Sep 13,2018, 1:53pm

    Looks like a run of the mill 8 inch wall mount faucet.

    Image search

    It may be easier to replace than to fix if you confirm 8 inches between the centers of the two supply pipes.

  • PM_ME_UR_LUVLY_BOOBS
    1 points Sep 13,2018, 1:54pm

    depends where it's leaking. maybe be as simple as a washer or packing. look online for faucet repair videos

  • JRome19921993
    1 points Sep 13,2018, 2:02pm

    Take it apart first where it is leaking (shut off water first). Maybe a simple rubber washer will fix it.

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  • brock_lee
    3 points Sep 13,2018, 1:53pm

    Looks like a run of the mill 8 inch wall mount faucet.

    Image search

    It may be easier to replace than to fix if you confirm 8 inches between the centers of the two supply pipes.

  • PM_ME_UR_LUVLY_BOOBS
    1 points Sep 13,2018, 1:54pm

    depends where it's leaking. maybe be as simple as a washer or packing. look online for faucet repair videos

  • JRome19921993
    1 points Sep 13,2018, 2:02pm

    Take it apart first where it is leaking (shut off water first). Maybe a simple rubber washer will fix it.

  • Suppafly
    1 points Sep 13,2018, 2:57pm

    Turn the water supply off, unscrew the knob and see if it just needs a washer or something. If it has a cartridge, pop it out and take it to the hardware store and just compare it to the replacement ones. I'm pretty sure my shower isn't a Delta, but the replacement cartridge for the Delta model something was more or less identical so that's what I buy each time.

  • dKunce
    1 points Sep 13,2018, 3:00pm

    830-AA. Fiat is a popular brand, but Moen, American Standard, and Mustee also make this same style faucet.

    https://www.fiatproducts.com/products/commercial-faucets/service-sink-faucet-830aa/

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Should this not be black-to-black, red-to-red, and white-to-white? This is on the back of an electric downdraft oven. My dad wants to install a new range, dont want him to hurt himself!

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  • wwjbrickd
    7 points Sep 05,2018, 7:40pm

    It would make sense to do so and is best practice, but black and red are both "hot" so it doesn't really matter as long as the ground is hooked up correctly, which it is.

  • Dr_Sigmund_Fried
    1 points Sep 05,2018, 7:41pm

    It's a single phase 220/240 volt appliance, keep the colors matched. At the very least just make sure that the white wires remain consistent.

    edit: in a full phase situation the "hot" conductors can interchange most commonly, but the neutral(white) must always be connected to the neutral lug.

  • ltnew007
    0 points Sep 05,2018, 7:53pm

    I used to deliver appliances long ago and if I remember right, if it's a 3 pronged dryer cord then as long as the middle wire is connected to the middle, the other two don't matter where they go.

    You should double check this info.

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  • wwjbrickd
    7 points Sep 05,2018, 7:40pm

    It would make sense to do so and is best practice, but black and red are both "hot" so it doesn't really matter as long as the ground is hooked up correctly, which it is.

  • Dr_Sigmund_Fried
    1 points Sep 05,2018, 7:41pm

    It's a single phase 220/240 volt appliance, keep the colors matched. At the very least just make sure that the white wires remain consistent.

    edit: in a full phase situation the "hot" conductors can interchange most commonly, but the neutral(white) must always be connected to the neutral lug.

  • ltnew007
    0 points Sep 05,2018, 7:53pm

    I used to deliver appliances long ago and if I remember right, if it's a 3 pronged dryer cord then as long as the middle wire is connected to the middle, the other two don't matter where they go.

    You should double check this info.

  • suspicious_olive_
    1 points Sep 05,2018, 8:28pm

    For a heating element it is does not matter, if it was a motor it could change direction.

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Awesome fall Mickey wreath

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  • tlrohrer92
    1 points Sep 03,2018, 12:50am

    This was my first time making a wreath it was alot of fun. I chose to give it a fun Disney spin. I got all of the materials at Michael's.

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  • tlrohrer92
    1 points Sep 03,2018, 12:50am

    This was my first time making a wreath it was alot of fun. I chose to give it a fun Disney spin. I got all of the materials at Michael's.

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Yesterday myself and my fiance made a Molkky (Scatter) set. And we have a Kubb set on the way. I forgot to take pictures of the process though.

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  • VerifiedMadgod
    1 points Aug 24,2018, 2:46pm

    Is one of you Finnish and the other Swedish?

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  • VerifiedMadgod
    1 points Aug 24,2018, 2:46pm

    Is one of you Finnish and the other Swedish?

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Renovating the master bedroom. Any pointers on how to achieve this texture?

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  • Warden_Memeternal
    60 points Aug 19,2018, 3:16pm

    Why would you want to?

  • baboddong
    9 points Aug 19,2018, 3:20pm

    id try to get back to smooth and paint it white...that textured crap was a construction shortcut 50 years ago...the only thing worse than that is a popcorn ceiling...rent a substantial sander, goggles, earplugs, and tarp everything...you will thank me if you ever go to sell

  • crapmykidsfoundme
    10 points Aug 19,2018, 3:17pm

    I agree. It’s the first thing I would remove in a house

  • beebuzz8
    2 points Aug 19,2018, 3:40pm

    Well, I see what looks like bristle strokes, BUT I don't think that it was achieved with a brush. Whatever type of mud was used had a certain consistency, that when loaded onto the rim of a 'wide trowel?' and motioned onto the wall, gave this affect.

    So the consistency of the mud is important?

    If you try this and have the motion correct, but can't see the same "bristle" stroke affect, you can try having a firm bristle brush on hand to softly go over your stroke to add the bristle work?

    Of course, test it out on a fairly large piece of scrap (3'x3' MINIMUM). See if you can get something at least similar. What you have going for you is that it is organic and random, so if yours is a little different it's not a terrible thing. Good luck.

  • RearEchelon
    2 points Aug 19,2018, 4:19pm

    Just one: don't.

  • comic631
    2 points Aug 19,2018, 5:43pm

    "skip trowel texture" look at the end of this video https://youtu.be/Btkt0F7O-O8?t=5m39s

  • cymbralass84
    3 points Aug 19,2018, 3:17pm

    You plop on the putty and just move it around in no pattern.

  • thepageofswords
    2 points Aug 19,2018, 3:25pm

    No, that's horrible :(

  • Baneken
    1 points Aug 19,2018, 4:11pm

    It's made with a spatula on wet render by doing semi-circle motion over the surface and then painted.

  • Merdone78
    1 points Aug 19,2018, 4:49pm

    I wouldn’t bother, it’s a pain in the ass. If you have to do work around it then find a different product that will look good next to it.

  • WhoDatAficionado
    1 points Aug 19,2018, 5:06pm

    Use a string mop smaller. And literally splat the mud on the ceiling.

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  • Warden_Memeternal
    60 points Aug 19,2018, 3:16pm

    Why would you want to?

  • baboddong
    9 points Aug 19,2018, 3:20pm

    id try to get back to smooth and paint it white...that textured crap was a construction shortcut 50 years ago...the only thing worse than that is a popcorn ceiling...rent a substantial sander, goggles, earplugs, and tarp everything...you will thank me if you ever go to sell

  • crapmykidsfoundme
    10 points Aug 19,2018, 3:17pm

    I agree. It’s the first thing I would remove in a house

  • aromakat
    3 points Aug 19,2018, 3:19pm

    By not giving a shit

  • beebuzz8
    2 points Aug 19,2018, 3:40pm

    Well, I see what looks like bristle strokes, BUT I don't think that it was achieved with a brush. Whatever type of mud was used had a certain consistency, that when loaded onto the rim of a 'wide trowel?' and motioned onto the wall, gave this affect.

    So the consistency of the mud is important?

    If you try this and have the motion correct, but can't see the same "bristle" stroke affect, you can try having a firm bristle brush on hand to softly go over your stroke to add the bristle work?

    Of course, test it out on a fairly large piece of scrap (3'x3' MINIMUM). See if you can get something at least similar. What you have going for you is that it is organic and random, so if yours is a little different it's not a terrible thing. Good luck.

  • RearEchelon
    2 points Aug 19,2018, 4:19pm

    Just one: don't.

  • comic631
    2 points Aug 19,2018, 5:43pm

    "skip trowel texture" look at the end of this video https://youtu.be/Btkt0F7O-O8?t=5m39s

  • cymbralass84
    3 points Aug 19,2018, 3:17pm

    You plop on the putty and just move it around in no pattern.

  • thepageofswords
    2 points Aug 19,2018, 3:25pm

    No, that's horrible :(

  • Baneken
    1 points Aug 19,2018, 4:11pm

    It's made with a spatula on wet render by doing semi-circle motion over the surface and then painted.

  • Merdone78
    1 points Aug 19,2018, 4:49pm

    I wouldn’t bother, it’s a pain in the ass. If you have to do work around it then find a different product that will look good next to it.

  • WhoDatAficionado
    1 points Aug 19,2018, 5:06pm

    Use a string mop smaller. And literally splat the mud on the ceiling.