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Help with securing two paving slabs in place

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COMMENTS

  • josephsdad
    3 points Aug 21,2019, 2:20pm

    I'd say there is too much overhang on those slabs. The leverage from a foot on the edge will loosen it.

    I would use a 1:6 cement/sand moist mix for the majority of the slab and then a good mortar mix for all around the bricks around the edge.

    I'd definitely rebuild the step with less overhang though

  • supraturbo
    6 points Aug 21,2019, 2:18pm

    if you put those on there like that with nothing supporting the edges there's a 1 million percent chance the corners will get broken off. You can use liquid nail to secure it but you're going to be redoing it. You need a smaller slab on top so that there's less unsupported area.

    Edit: if you look at the picture zoomed in the overhang doesn't look as crazy

  • josephsdad
    2 points Aug 21,2019, 2:51pm

    Yeah hammer and bolster any concrete and mortar from the underside of the slab. Just be careful not to crack the slab.

    I would take up all those bricks and get some bee ones to create a new step. Red bricks are about 70p each and you can buy mortar thats ready to go, just add water. Have a little go at bricklaying then. Make it slightly less than the size of the slab and bingo.

    Use the old bricks smashed up as hardcore in the middle of your new step and then lay the slabs as I previously suggested. Bingo.

  • Trisimope
    2 points Aug 21,2019, 3:55pm

    Pl600, pl premium, liquid nails, no more nails would all do the job fine

  • Easy_Toe
    1 points Aug 21,2019, 2:18pm

    This post will probably get removed because you haven't followed the rules of this sub but I would suggest some concrete.

  • Hmmark1984
    1 points Aug 21,2019, 2:18pm

    Looking for some ideas on how to secure the two paving slab "steps" in place. They're at my parents house and ever since my dad first layed them they've not been secure and I just had a try and they're not stuck down at all despite it being clear that underneath the slabs were four dollops of whatever cement he used when he layed them which seems to be what the how to's online say to do. Apparently he's also recently tried again but that's not stuck either. Any ideas on a best product to use so that they can't be just lifted off and are secure/don't wobble preferably something I don't have to buy in massive quantity and is available in the UK as my parents are both getting less steady on their feet so really want to get them secured

  • SleekeRogue
    1 points Aug 21,2019, 2:19pm

    I'd recommend bricks to match your house that would fit underneath the lip of the pavers. You'd probably have to mortar them into place but it should provide a more stable step for the top afterwards.

  • jeepnjeff75
    1 points Aug 21,2019, 4:01pm

    15 years and they haven't cracked, I wouldn't worry about it. I'd use an epoxy to glue the pavers in place. It will be fast and easy.

  • thealmightymalachi
    1 points Aug 21,2019, 2:22pm

    Use a concrete blade on a circ saw to cut off the overhang to less than 1" on each side, then use landscape adhesive/glue to secure the concrete to the base.

    Either that or rebuild the base with bricks/blocks and mortar so it fits the pavers instead of leaving that huge overhang.

    Pretty simple fix.

  • AlwaysFrontin
    0 points Aug 21,2019, 2:28pm

    Pour a little pad

  • vendiagramistaken
    0 points Aug 21,2019, 2:40pm

    Glue them, theres definatly glues out there that that will work.

  • boremepls
    0 points Aug 21,2019, 4:19pm

    Remove the slabs, build a frame around the base the exact size as the slabs, fill the area between the bricks and frame with a couple of bags of sakrete. Let dry, mortar or adhesive on top of the concrete wall you just built, mortar or adhesive on top of the bricks and put the slabs back on top of the new wall and bricks. Done and no more problems.

COMMENTS

  • josephsdad
    3 points Aug 21,2019, 2:20pm

    I'd say there is too much overhang on those slabs. The leverage from a foot on the edge will loosen it.

    I would use a 1:6 cement/sand moist mix for the majority of the slab and then a good mortar mix for all around the bricks around the edge.

    I'd definitely rebuild the step with less overhang though

  • supraturbo
    6 points Aug 21,2019, 2:18pm

    if you put those on there like that with nothing supporting the edges there's a 1 million percent chance the corners will get broken off. You can use liquid nail to secure it but you're going to be redoing it. You need a smaller slab on top so that there's less unsupported area.

    Edit: if you look at the picture zoomed in the overhang doesn't look as crazy

  • josephsdad
    2 points Aug 21,2019, 2:51pm

    Yeah hammer and bolster any concrete and mortar from the underside of the slab. Just be careful not to crack the slab.

    I would take up all those bricks and get some bee ones to create a new step. Red bricks are about 70p each and you can buy mortar thats ready to go, just add water. Have a little go at bricklaying then. Make it slightly less than the size of the slab and bingo.

    Use the old bricks smashed up as hardcore in the middle of your new step and then lay the slabs as I previously suggested. Bingo.

  • skydiver1958
    2 points Aug 21,2019, 3:17pm

    A little less overhang for one. Remove the two slabs and clean up old mortar. Make sure you have lots of contact points between the slabs and the bricks below. Generous beads of landscaping glue and it should never move.

  • Trisimope
    2 points Aug 21,2019, 3:55pm

    Pl600, pl premium, liquid nails, no more nails would all do the job fine

  • Easy_Toe
    1 points Aug 21,2019, 2:18pm

    This post will probably get removed because you haven't followed the rules of this sub but I would suggest some concrete.

  • Hmmark1984
    1 points Aug 21,2019, 2:18pm

    Looking for some ideas on how to secure the two paving slab "steps" in place. They're at my parents house and ever since my dad first layed them they've not been secure and I just had a try and they're not stuck down at all despite it being clear that underneath the slabs were four dollops of whatever cement he used when he layed them which seems to be what the how to's online say to do. Apparently he's also recently tried again but that's not stuck either. Any ideas on a best product to use so that they can't be just lifted off and are secure/don't wobble preferably something I don't have to buy in massive quantity and is available in the UK as my parents are both getting less steady on their feet so really want to get them secured

  • SleekeRogue
    1 points Aug 21,2019, 2:19pm

    I'd recommend bricks to match your house that would fit underneath the lip of the pavers. You'd probably have to mortar them into place but it should provide a more stable step for the top afterwards.

  • jeepnjeff75
    1 points Aug 21,2019, 4:01pm

    15 years and they haven't cracked, I wouldn't worry about it. I'd use an epoxy to glue the pavers in place. It will be fast and easy.

  • thealmightymalachi
    1 points Aug 21,2019, 2:22pm

    Use a concrete blade on a circ saw to cut off the overhang to less than 1" on each side, then use landscape adhesive/glue to secure the concrete to the base.

    Either that or rebuild the base with bricks/blocks and mortar so it fits the pavers instead of leaving that huge overhang.

    Pretty simple fix.

  • AlwaysFrontin
    0 points Aug 21,2019, 2:28pm

    Pour a little pad

  • vendiagramistaken
    0 points Aug 21,2019, 2:40pm

    Glue them, theres definatly glues out there that that will work.

  • boremepls
    0 points Aug 21,2019, 4:19pm

    Remove the slabs, build a frame around the base the exact size as the slabs, fill the area between the bricks and frame with a couple of bags of sakrete. Let dry, mortar or adhesive on top of the concrete wall you just built, mortar or adhesive on top of the bricks and put the slabs back on top of the new wall and bricks. Done and no more problems.

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Minimalist Standing Pipe Desk Build!

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COMMENTS

  • JDL04003
    571 points Aug 17,2019, 9:22am

    Where’d you go to school?

  • DrinkingAtQuarks
    166 points Aug 17,2019, 4:09am

    Do you ever regret choosing a permanent standing desk? It is, after all, nice to veg at the computer sometimes...

  • LandlordTiberius
    102 points Aug 17,2019, 9:19am

    Nice. Maybe add a logo?

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/EaphV

  • MisterLicious
    110 points Aug 17,2019, 8:13am

    Excellent. And might I add that, as a visiting Clemson Tiger alumni who has been to many, many college football games - Texas A&M last fall was the single most pleasant host I've ever run across. Gracious and knowledgeable fans, deep military history on display, excellent brisket and cold beer.

    Your schedule this season is brutal.

  • NiceFella
    11 points Aug 17,2019, 8:24am

    Nice job, Mark.

  • roselotus88
    22 points Aug 17,2019, 8:46am

    Where’s your ring?

  • Link_GR
    10 points Aug 17,2019, 12:06pm

    Image no longer available

  • KleaveKing
    19 points Aug 17,2019, 10:37am

    I think you live in Texas

  • shit-post-mega-bot
    37 points Aug 17,2019, 3:00am

    Nice. That orange power lead bunched up could possibly start a fire. They get hot when wrapped up like that under constant load. Nice job.

  • housttx
    8 points Aug 17,2019, 8:14am

    Bucees tumblers always make for great decorations. Nice job on the desk. Whoop!

  • ShadyGuyInTheBack
    36 points Aug 17,2019, 10:09am

    And this is why A&M is a cult

  • CHANCANCHAN
    11 points Aug 17,2019, 11:24am

    Really cool project! Definitely NOT minimalism tho! Is there any way you could run the extension cord through the legs?

  • courtmcc
    4 points Aug 17,2019, 11:41am

    All I see is Dave Matthew’s Band on the fridge

  • Lenny_and_Carl
    4 points Aug 17,2019, 10:27am

    Great work! And thanks for Mike Evans!!!

  • Imperator-Solis
    4 points Aug 17,2019, 11:19am

    Image does not exist

  • Enders_Game1977
    3 points Aug 17,2019, 11:44am

    Run the wires through the pipes.

  • LugteLort
    9 points Aug 17,2019, 10:30am

    legs on the left side are askew

    it's annoying to look at :/

  • WaffleJohnson
    7 points Aug 17,2019, 11:57am
  • ProfessorPetrus
    15 points Aug 17,2019, 10:40am

    "Minimalist " nah mate that's just a desk.

  • redshoewearer
    3 points Aug 17,2019, 2:16pm

    Upvote for Texas pride. I miss Houston. Nice looking desk.

  • wheelietime
    3 points Aug 17,2019, 2:56pm

    "Minimalist" aka let me put all my shit on the floor

  • Retr0id
    3 points Aug 17,2019, 3:11pm

    His school is his identity

  • chuckury
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 11:07am

    You should make cable channel in one of the back legs because the lights under the desk are nice aesthetic but the loose wires kill it, at least for me.

    Really like the desk the though great job.

  • SlothSorcerer
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 11:33am

    Love the Big 3 fridge magnets

  • lxrcan
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 3:01pm

    Cool desk Mark.

  • lxrcan
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 3:02pm

    Cool batchlor of science diploma, Mark.

  • Divio42
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 4:40pm

    very nice! I didn't document it enough to do a DIY post on it but I just today finished a gaming table with a 50" hd tv mounted in it using pipes as the frame. They work great! I made it so it can flip vertical and double as a TV stand using just pipes and varying brackets as hinges.

    https://imgur.com/a/Qfvq6jS

  • brandvegn
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 4:45pm

    Looks like the image is gone?

  • MachoTurnip
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 5:39pm

    I wonder if this guy went to A&M

  • illicitandcomlicit
    4 points Aug 17,2019, 10:05am

    Howdy fellow ag. Nice set-up

  • DoctorWho_isonfirst
    3 points Aug 17,2019, 3:01pm

    It’s minimalist cause there’s no trophies to put on it

  • shadeaujedjed
    8 points Aug 17,2019, 8:15am

    Gig ‘em! Great job!

  • WaterierPanda73
    7 points Aug 17,2019, 8:50am

    Gig ‘em!!! Awesome desk man.

  • JerkwaterJeff666
    4 points Aug 17,2019, 11:40am

    Man this screams "I peaked in college".

  • thetruthteller
    4 points Aug 17,2019, 7:44am

    Truly the bare minimum

  • Lord_Of_Shits
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 9:38am

    Don’t like that burnt orange extension cable but whoop the rest

  • TheNittyGrittiest
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 10:40am

    Links broken :( I really wanted to see it!

  • btmerritt
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 2:09pm

    That could only be cooler if it had a big OU cut out on it! Boomer Sooner!!!

  • TexAgIllini
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 2:51pm

    I am in awe of your lack of anonymity on Reddit.Can’t dox someone if their profile name is their real one. Also Gig em’

  • BreakBeds_NotHearts
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 8:56am

    Only 12 days OP. Gig em!

  • SinglePringleMingler
    3 points Aug 17,2019, 7:04am

    Wimbo with Jimbo!

  • DerekakaDerek
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:14pm

    I'm convinced reddit thinks minimalist means something doesn't have other independent objects on it. Just because your desk isn't cluttered with floss and pens like mine, doesn't mean it's minimalist.

  • Zeal514
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 9:41am

    O i want to do this with night stands and multiple desks in my bedroom.

  • AFSierra
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 10:20am

    Had one of these from my days with Duke Lacrosse. Some things age better than others.

  • sevbenup
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 10:45am

    Oh, mark young!

  • Chairman-Dao
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 10:59am

    Is the computer in the desk?

  • rchl205
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:16am

    This would also be perfect for a behind the couch high table with stools!

  • FaiIsOfren
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:20am

    I couldn't imagine permanently. Anyone would eventually complain. Earths greatest endurance runners seem designed to be seated when not in motion.

  • Doub55
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:29am

    Love that look, steam punk industrial. Nicely done!

  • snareman11
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:30am

    Give me the wall on the left. I’ll PM you my address. Ship the whole thing please. 👍

  • ppafford
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:01pm

    Wow looks great, are there plans online I could look at to see the build and design specs?

  • cookie2004
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:04pm

    Nice setup. I should have more school pride.

  • fukdacops
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:14pm

    Wow are you an aggie?

  • ColinHalter
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:15pm

    All y'all talking about a&m and I'm out here trying to figure out where his desktop is

  • GreatBigPig
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:22pm

    I was thinking about changing to a standup desk lately, and your fine project has me inspired. Also, I had no idea monitors could be mounted like that.

  • eatingyourmomsass
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:22pm

    Hang your curtains higher, it will make the room seem bigger.

  • ShabaDabaDo
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:56pm

    PC built into the desk?

  • none4none
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:01pm

    that looks amazing!

  • OnTheOtherHandThere
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:01pm

    Run that cord down the pipe you heathen

  • ClunkerSlim
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:09pm

    This looks really good.

  • vtncsc
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:12pm

    Looks nice, did good. But HD still allows dogs, btw.

  • m3phil
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:17pm

    How high is the top of the desk from the floor?

  • 2strong2flex
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:18pm

    imgur link is broken. need a mirror.

  • Berzerks123
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:27pm

    This guys knows how to Texas.

  • mutigers42
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:33pm

    That’s some nice black flange.

  • angelheads
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:34pm

    You're from New Jersey, right?

  • SvardXCvard
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:38pm

    Ah a Bucc’ees cup a man of culture I see.

    Is yours a RTIC? I bought one from Bucc’ees and yours looks almost powder coated I love it.

  • 2006FinalsWereRigged
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:57pm

    Milroe.

  • geohikeman
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 2:14pm

    It’s a nice desk and a very clean setup. Good job. Personally, I would never block a window with monitors. I appreciate natural light too much. I would sacrifice the symmetry and shift the desk to one side and put the monitors in front of the wall.

  • fourchubio
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 3:01pm

    Any pointers for a never-picked-up-a-set-of-tools amateur trying to make a bar table just like this?

  • Rapier4
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 3:03pm

    Looks great man, Class of 11'! Whoop!

  • DasRodriguez
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 3:19pm

    I like it , but that extension cord gots to go.

  • gogetgamer
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 3:51pm

    Great job on Parker and the desk

  • lulai_00
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 4:05pm

    That orange extension cord doesn't match the room though

  • RichHeBuilds
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 4:11pm

    Whoooop!!! Gig ‘Em

  • LGWalkway
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 4:11pm

    77-0

  • tmurtaugh1
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 4:26pm

    That would look even better with some LED strips and tidier cables/ cable management.

  • thawkit75
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 4:33pm

    Get a blind ...

  • LiopleurodonMagic
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 4:47pm

    Gigs

  • walpla
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 4:52pm

    This is as much woodworking as it is pipefitting. Some real Aggie engineering to make those legs askew!

  • streetshredderr
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 5:11pm

    Whoop!

  • 80burritospersecond
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 5:20pm

    How's the weather up there in Connecticut?

  • trtreeetr
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 5:25pm

    What college team you rooting for!!

  • Tayloraf
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 5:54pm

    Just moved out of College Station to go to college ironically

  • darcepticon
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 5:58pm

    Nice job, Mark! Looks great! Gig ‘em!

  • Clitoral_Pioneer
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:02pm

    Came here to say Gig Em but guess I'm 10 comments too late

  • jm4ck
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:05pm

    Whoop!!

  • randomvictum
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:06pm

    What kind of wood did you use? And just for wants, what's the weight?

    Edit: it looks great. I might take some of your concept for future projects.

  • 420spirit9
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:27pm

    GIG EM!

  • mendoza55982
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:30pm

    You need to get rid of the junk (right hand corner)

  • IAmCletus
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:33pm

    Gig Em!

  • bartlbee
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:34pm

    Avery beer, good choice.

  • Timberwolf_88
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:47pm

    "minimalist"Clutter of cables... hmm

  • wootybooty
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:57pm

    Aggies! Let's play Catan bro

  • HotKarl_Marx
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 7:35pm

    Looks like something an Aggie might make.

  • pfranklin51
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 7:36pm

    Nice design. Too bad it's used for cult worship...

  • GooseBiggalo
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 7:42pm

    Anyone got a working link?

  • AirSetzer
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 7:42pm

    What did you use to cut the pipes? Were the cuts easy?

    I'm thinking about eventually making a truly minimal version for myself at some point & like these fittings/pipe you used.

  • uberlux
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 7:46pm

    In the photo the back left corner appears to be tilting, and also the computer monitors don't look level.

  • Demetreftw92
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 7:55pm

    Any good subs for building desks or furniture?

  • Smax140
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 8:03pm

    Awesome. I sell black nipples and malleable fittings at my job. My boss made the same thing but the wood is from some Brooklyn bowling alley that closed down

  • CanITendTheRabbits
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 8:04pm

    Damn that’s nice. Good work man. You’ll be proud of that for years.

  • monsters_Cookie
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 8:18pm

    Gig 'em

  • ricardo_barreto
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 8:21pm

    Is that a special mat?

  • Al_borland242
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 8:40pm

    A&M Sucks

    Your's truly,University of Texas

  • Tait_Ransom
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 8:42pm

    WHOOP!

  • texag51
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 9:45am

    Gig em

  • YrNotYrKhakis
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 10:13am

    Probably just an excuse to show Aggie pride!

  • Roadrider85
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 9:53am

    Gig ‘em Aggies!

  • dd_dragon
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 9:03am

    Nice build. Wrong team but nice...

  • Jukota
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 10:10am

    Upvote because you're an Aggie

  • L3VANTIN3
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:13am

    Minimalism seems to be extremely misunderstood anymore.

  • randomName77777777
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 10:19am

    Howdy

  • sanchez3gunner
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:10am

    That’s an awesome build!! Also...

    Can I get an AYYYY, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!!!!!

  • adgriffi_4
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 8:42am

    This wiring is nuts, like the desk though

  • ChaChaChaChassy
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 10:04am

    Dave Matthews Band

  • functionchen
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:00pm

    WHOOP!

  • Jorricha
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:04pm

    Aggies so good at engineering 🤔

  • macremtom
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:26pm

    I went to A&M! Gig ‘em

  • jamieboy05
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:37pm

    Gig ’em Aggies!!! Born in SE Texas in B/CS! 3rd gen legacy!! That’s a beautiful table you got there!!

  • ProtegeMikey
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:38pm

    Go Devils 😈

  • swebb22
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:54pm

    WHOOP

  • lylmousy
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:06pm

    Very nice desk, and Gig' Em!

  • copenmeghan
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 9:59am

    Gig Em! I love the decor and the desk - I would dream for that to be a room in my house! Great job!

  • bcss20
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 10:34am

    GSG and Gig’em.

  • The_Wicked_Ginja
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 10:43am

    Gig 'em!

  • campandglam
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 9:48am

    Love the desk, and the decor. Gig ‘em!!

  • yellowstonekelly
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 8:08am

    Geaux Tigers!

    Nice desk, btw. 😄

  • trippymicky
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 9:50am

    Someone did something weird to your monitors, you should replace them, \m/

  • JakeyBS
    -2 points Aug 17,2019, 10:02am

    Gig em

  • Skipper8197
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:14am

    Gig 'em!

  • afreema9
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 11:19am

    Go Aggies!

  • ap1376
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 11:19am

    Go Clemson!!!

  • Morrissey_Fan
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 11:39am

    Go Frogs.

  • mcfeezie
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 12:20pm

    Minus all the Texas stuff looks good!

  • Tedurur
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 1:23pm

    That's really awful. Not the desk but all the other stuff. ;-) Hook 'em!

  • trickxxx
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 1:54pm

    Too bad it says Texas A&M on it

  • butterflybeast
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:49am

    The only problem is a&m

  • rearview1
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:30am

    Gig em!

  • Mofogo
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:02pm

    Looks nice minus the aggy part 😉🤘

  • athletes17
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 10:00am

    Very nice, but... “cable management”!

  • Jmfns
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 10:13am

    1 Zaza 2

  • ScottyUpdawg
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 10:27am

    Ah one of my fellow ex-Big 12 friends. M-I-Z you S-O-B!!! But seriously, sweet desk!

  • nevermore2627
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 11:35am

    It's a shame jimbo and the Aggies are in the sec. Drop them off in the big ten and they are probably winning the conference.

  • bluesmaker
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 12:16pm

    Howdy!

    IDK if you noticed, but the license plate are mostly showing in two of the later photos.

  • BlackBladeofDiom
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 1:53pm

    Gig em

  • sulkingachilles
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 2:22pm

    Very nice,

    Except you misspelled Longhorns 🤘

  • dk1899
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 2:30pm

    First I saw a&m , then I see some spurs players . Must be chaotic good

  • KJdkaslknv
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 2:37pm

    Gig 'em!

  • RS2494
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 3:32pm

    Hook em

  • particularlyirate
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 5:11pm

    What state do you live in?

    JK we Texans don’t know the meaning of “too much state pride”

    Looks at Texas flag tattooed on left shoulder

  • Muricanexpat
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 5:50pm

    Your diploma has your name on it, just saying if someone gets weird they can probably find you... Should probably black that out.

  • motherflutter
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 5:55pm

    Too bad it says A&M football.

  • CanadianShougun
    -4 points Aug 17,2019, 10:15am

    ROLL TIDE BABY

  • heavyfellow
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:32am

    Awesome job! It’s funny I was thinking about building something very similar. Also, do you remember Arkansas State in 2008? I was there at Kyle Field.

    Go Red Wolves ;)

  • oneofmanyany
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:41am

    Don't mess with Texas.

  • JayBird9540
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:33pm

    nah, it’s not a cult

  • Saintmikey
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:43pm

    Ha ha the funny mix of a tiny calendar, dirty goggles on a frame, everywhere wires, scratched bumpers on both cars, AirPods next to an Amazon Alexa, an outdoor extension cord inside a house, uncleaned golf club heads, Equate pills, and vintage stickers ha

  • Brondius
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 2:28pm

    Hook 'em

  • cwalkertamu
    -2 points Aug 17,2019, 12:05pm

    Whoop! I’m class of ‘20 going into my senior year.

    Are you driving the displays off of a laptop hidden somewhere?

  • CorinthWest
    -3 points Aug 17,2019, 2:01pm

    The best part about graduating from A&M is that you can put your diploma on the dashboard of your pickup and legally park in any handicapped space in the state.

  • dedredcopper
    -5 points Aug 17,2019, 4:08pm

    Football is gay AF every 3 1/2 hours with only an average maximum of 17 minutes of true play that’s boring

  • Captain_Smokey
    -7 points Aug 17,2019, 11:57am

    Please tell me you played football for A&M or at least played as a kid. You're not just a "fan" are you?

COMMENTS

  • JDL04003
    571 points Aug 17,2019, 9:22am

    Where’d you go to school?

  • DrinkingAtQuarks
    166 points Aug 17,2019, 4:09am

    Do you ever regret choosing a permanent standing desk? It is, after all, nice to veg at the computer sometimes...

  • LandlordTiberius
    102 points Aug 17,2019, 9:19am

    Nice. Maybe add a logo?

    https://m.imgur.com/gallery/EaphV

  • TheBigGalactis
    75 points Aug 17,2019, 9:49am

    I was trying to figure out why there was a bar in the middle of the Texas A&M sign.... then I realized it’s a dual monitor setup :-/

  • MisterLicious
    110 points Aug 17,2019, 8:13am

    Excellent. And might I add that, as a visiting Clemson Tiger alumni who has been to many, many college football games - Texas A&M last fall was the single most pleasant host I've ever run across. Gracious and knowledgeable fans, deep military history on display, excellent brisket and cold beer.

    Your schedule this season is brutal.

  • NiceFella
    11 points Aug 17,2019, 8:24am

    Nice job, Mark.

  • roselotus88
    22 points Aug 17,2019, 8:46am

    Where’s your ring?

  • Link_GR
    10 points Aug 17,2019, 12:06pm

    Image no longer available

  • KleaveKing
    19 points Aug 17,2019, 10:37am

    I think you live in Texas

  • shit-post-mega-bot
    37 points Aug 17,2019, 3:00am

    Nice. That orange power lead bunched up could possibly start a fire. They get hot when wrapped up like that under constant load. Nice job.

  • housttx
    8 points Aug 17,2019, 8:14am

    Bucees tumblers always make for great decorations. Nice job on the desk. Whoop!

  • ShadyGuyInTheBack
    36 points Aug 17,2019, 10:09am

    And this is why A&M is a cult

  • CHANCANCHAN
    11 points Aug 17,2019, 11:24am

    Really cool project! Definitely NOT minimalism tho! Is there any way you could run the extension cord through the legs?

  • courtmcc
    4 points Aug 17,2019, 11:41am

    All I see is Dave Matthew’s Band on the fridge

  • Lenny_and_Carl
    4 points Aug 17,2019, 10:27am

    Great work! And thanks for Mike Evans!!!

  • Imperator-Solis
    4 points Aug 17,2019, 11:19am

    Image does not exist

  • Enders_Game1977
    3 points Aug 17,2019, 11:44am

    Run the wires through the pipes.

  • LugteLort
    9 points Aug 17,2019, 10:30am

    legs on the left side are askew

    it's annoying to look at :/

  • WaffleJohnson
    7 points Aug 17,2019, 11:57am
  • ProfessorPetrus
    15 points Aug 17,2019, 10:40am

    "Minimalist " nah mate that's just a desk.

  • redshoewearer
    3 points Aug 17,2019, 2:16pm

    Upvote for Texas pride. I miss Houston. Nice looking desk.

  • wheelietime
    3 points Aug 17,2019, 2:56pm

    "Minimalist" aka let me put all my shit on the floor

  • Retr0id
    3 points Aug 17,2019, 3:11pm

    His school is his identity

  • chuckury
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 11:07am

    You should make cable channel in one of the back legs because the lights under the desk are nice aesthetic but the loose wires kill it, at least for me.

    Really like the desk the though great job.

  • SlothSorcerer
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 11:33am

    Love the Big 3 fridge magnets

  • lxrcan
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 3:01pm

    Cool desk Mark.

  • lxrcan
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 3:02pm

    Cool batchlor of science diploma, Mark.

  • Divio42
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 4:40pm

    very nice! I didn't document it enough to do a DIY post on it but I just today finished a gaming table with a 50" hd tv mounted in it using pipes as the frame. They work great! I made it so it can flip vertical and double as a TV stand using just pipes and varying brackets as hinges.

    https://imgur.com/a/Qfvq6jS

  • brandvegn
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 4:45pm

    Looks like the image is gone?

  • MachoTurnip
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 5:39pm

    I wonder if this guy went to A&M

  • illicitandcomlicit
    4 points Aug 17,2019, 10:05am

    Howdy fellow ag. Nice set-up

  • DoctorWho_isonfirst
    3 points Aug 17,2019, 3:01pm

    It’s minimalist cause there’s no trophies to put on it

  • shadeaujedjed
    8 points Aug 17,2019, 8:15am

    Gig ‘em! Great job!

  • WaterierPanda73
    7 points Aug 17,2019, 8:50am

    Gig ‘em!!! Awesome desk man.

  • JerkwaterJeff666
    4 points Aug 17,2019, 11:40am

    Man this screams "I peaked in college".

  • thetruthteller
    4 points Aug 17,2019, 7:44am

    Truly the bare minimum

  • Lord_Of_Shits
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 9:38am

    Don’t like that burnt orange extension cable but whoop the rest

  • TheNittyGrittiest
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 10:40am

    Links broken :( I really wanted to see it!

  • btmerritt
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 2:09pm

    That could only be cooler if it had a big OU cut out on it! Boomer Sooner!!!

  • TexAgIllini
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 2:51pm

    I am in awe of your lack of anonymity on Reddit.Can’t dox someone if their profile name is their real one. Also Gig em’

  • BreakBeds_NotHearts
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 8:56am

    Only 12 days OP. Gig em!

  • SinglePringleMingler
    3 points Aug 17,2019, 7:04am

    Wimbo with Jimbo!

  • DerekakaDerek
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:14pm

    I'm convinced reddit thinks minimalist means something doesn't have other independent objects on it. Just because your desk isn't cluttered with floss and pens like mine, doesn't mean it's minimalist.

  • Zeal514
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 9:41am

    O i want to do this with night stands and multiple desks in my bedroom.

  • AFSierra
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 10:20am

    Had one of these from my days with Duke Lacrosse. Some things age better than others.

  • sevbenup
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 10:45am

    Oh, mark young!

  • Chairman-Dao
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 10:59am

    Is the computer in the desk?

  • rchl205
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:16am

    This would also be perfect for a behind the couch high table with stools!

  • FaiIsOfren
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:20am

    I couldn't imagine permanently. Anyone would eventually complain. Earths greatest endurance runners seem designed to be seated when not in motion.

  • Doub55
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:29am

    Love that look, steam punk industrial. Nicely done!

  • snareman11
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:30am

    Give me the wall on the left. I’ll PM you my address. Ship the whole thing please. 👍

  • ppafford
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:01pm

    Wow looks great, are there plans online I could look at to see the build and design specs?

  • cookie2004
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:04pm

    Nice setup. I should have more school pride.

  • fukdacops
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:14pm

    Wow are you an aggie?

  • ColinHalter
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:15pm

    All y'all talking about a&m and I'm out here trying to figure out where his desktop is

  • GreatBigPig
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:22pm

    I was thinking about changing to a standup desk lately, and your fine project has me inspired. Also, I had no idea monitors could be mounted like that.

  • eatingyourmomsass
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:22pm

    Hang your curtains higher, it will make the room seem bigger.

  • ShabaDabaDo
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:56pm

    PC built into the desk?

  • none4none
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:01pm

    that looks amazing!

  • OnTheOtherHandThere
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:01pm

    Run that cord down the pipe you heathen

  • ClunkerSlim
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:09pm

    This looks really good.

  • vtncsc
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:12pm

    Looks nice, did good. But HD still allows dogs, btw.

  • m3phil
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:17pm

    How high is the top of the desk from the floor?

  • 2strong2flex
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:18pm

    imgur link is broken. need a mirror.

  • Berzerks123
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:27pm

    This guys knows how to Texas.

  • mutigers42
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:33pm

    That’s some nice black flange.

  • angelheads
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:34pm

    You're from New Jersey, right?

  • SvardXCvard
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:38pm

    Ah a Bucc’ees cup a man of culture I see.

    Is yours a RTIC? I bought one from Bucc’ees and yours looks almost powder coated I love it.

  • 2006FinalsWereRigged
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:57pm

    Milroe.

  • geohikeman
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 2:14pm

    It’s a nice desk and a very clean setup. Good job. Personally, I would never block a window with monitors. I appreciate natural light too much. I would sacrifice the symmetry and shift the desk to one side and put the monitors in front of the wall.

  • fourchubio
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 3:01pm

    Any pointers for a never-picked-up-a-set-of-tools amateur trying to make a bar table just like this?

  • Rapier4
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 3:03pm

    Looks great man, Class of 11'! Whoop!

  • DasRodriguez
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 3:19pm

    I like it , but that extension cord gots to go.

  • gogetgamer
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 3:51pm

    Great job on Parker and the desk

  • lulai_00
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 4:05pm

    That orange extension cord doesn't match the room though

  • RichHeBuilds
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 4:11pm

    Whoooop!!! Gig ‘Em

  • LGWalkway
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 4:11pm

    77-0

  • tmurtaugh1
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 4:26pm

    That would look even better with some LED strips and tidier cables/ cable management.

  • thawkit75
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 4:33pm

    Get a blind ...

  • LiopleurodonMagic
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 4:47pm

    Gigs

  • walpla
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 4:52pm

    This is as much woodworking as it is pipefitting. Some real Aggie engineering to make those legs askew!

  • streetshredderr
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 5:11pm

    Whoop!

  • 80burritospersecond
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 5:20pm

    How's the weather up there in Connecticut?

  • trtreeetr
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 5:25pm

    What college team you rooting for!!

  • Tayloraf
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 5:54pm

    Just moved out of College Station to go to college ironically

  • darcepticon
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 5:58pm

    Nice job, Mark! Looks great! Gig ‘em!

  • Clitoral_Pioneer
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:02pm

    Came here to say Gig Em but guess I'm 10 comments too late

  • jm4ck
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:05pm

    Whoop!!

  • randomvictum
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:06pm

    What kind of wood did you use? And just for wants, what's the weight?

    Edit: it looks great. I might take some of your concept for future projects.

  • 420spirit9
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:27pm

    GIG EM!

  • mendoza55982
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:30pm

    You need to get rid of the junk (right hand corner)

  • IAmCletus
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:33pm

    Gig Em!

  • bartlbee
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:34pm

    Avery beer, good choice.

  • Timberwolf_88
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:47pm

    "minimalist"Clutter of cables... hmm

  • wootybooty
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 6:57pm

    Aggies! Let's play Catan bro

  • HotKarl_Marx
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 7:35pm

    Looks like something an Aggie might make.

  • pfranklin51
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 7:36pm

    Nice design. Too bad it's used for cult worship...

  • GooseBiggalo
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 7:42pm

    Anyone got a working link?

  • AirSetzer
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 7:42pm

    What did you use to cut the pipes? Were the cuts easy?

    I'm thinking about eventually making a truly minimal version for myself at some point & like these fittings/pipe you used.

  • uberlux
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 7:46pm

    In the photo the back left corner appears to be tilting, and also the computer monitors don't look level.

  • Demetreftw92
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 7:55pm

    Any good subs for building desks or furniture?

  • Smax140
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 8:03pm

    Awesome. I sell black nipples and malleable fittings at my job. My boss made the same thing but the wood is from some Brooklyn bowling alley that closed down

  • CanITendTheRabbits
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 8:04pm

    Damn that’s nice. Good work man. You’ll be proud of that for years.

  • monsters_Cookie
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 8:18pm

    Gig 'em

  • ricardo_barreto
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 8:21pm

    Is that a special mat?

  • Al_borland242
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 8:40pm

    A&M Sucks

    Your's truly,University of Texas

  • Tait_Ransom
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 8:42pm

    WHOOP!

  • texag51
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 9:45am

    Gig em

  • YrNotYrKhakis
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 10:13am

    Probably just an excuse to show Aggie pride!

  • Roadrider85
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 9:53am

    Gig ‘em Aggies!

  • dd_dragon
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 9:03am

    Nice build. Wrong team but nice...

  • Jukota
    2 points Aug 17,2019, 10:10am

    Upvote because you're an Aggie

  • L3VANTIN3
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:13am

    Minimalism seems to be extremely misunderstood anymore.

  • randomName77777777
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 10:19am

    Howdy

  • sanchez3gunner
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:10am

    That’s an awesome build!! Also...

    Can I get an AYYYY, WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOP!!!!!

  • adgriffi_4
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 8:42am

    This wiring is nuts, like the desk though

  • ChaChaChaChassy
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 10:04am

    Dave Matthews Band

  • functionchen
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:00pm

    WHOOP!

  • Jorricha
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:04pm

    Aggies so good at engineering 🤔

  • macremtom
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:26pm

    I went to A&M! Gig ‘em

  • jamieboy05
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:37pm

    Gig ’em Aggies!!! Born in SE Texas in B/CS! 3rd gen legacy!! That’s a beautiful table you got there!!

  • ProtegeMikey
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:38pm

    Go Devils 😈

  • swebb22
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:54pm

    WHOOP

  • lylmousy
    1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:06pm

    Very nice desk, and Gig' Em!

  • copenmeghan
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 9:59am

    Gig Em! I love the decor and the desk - I would dream for that to be a room in my house! Great job!

  • bcss20
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 10:34am

    GSG and Gig’em.

  • The_Wicked_Ginja
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 10:43am

    Gig 'em!

  • campandglam
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 9:48am

    Love the desk, and the decor. Gig ‘em!!

  • yellowstonekelly
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 8:08am

    Geaux Tigers!

    Nice desk, btw. 😄

  • trippymicky
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 9:50am

    Someone did something weird to your monitors, you should replace them, \m/

  • JakeyBS
    -2 points Aug 17,2019, 10:02am

    Gig em

  • Skipper8197
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:14am

    Gig 'em!

  • afreema9
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 11:19am

    Go Aggies!

  • ap1376
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 11:19am

    Go Clemson!!!

  • Morrissey_Fan
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 11:39am

    Go Frogs.

  • mcfeezie
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 12:20pm

    Minus all the Texas stuff looks good!

  • Tedurur
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 1:23pm

    That's really awful. Not the desk but all the other stuff. ;-) Hook 'em!

  • trickxxx
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 1:54pm

    Too bad it says Texas A&M on it

  • butterflybeast
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:49am

    The only problem is a&m

  • rearview1
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:30am

    Gig em!

  • Mofogo
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 1:02pm

    Looks nice minus the aggy part 😉🤘

  • athletes17
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 10:00am

    Very nice, but... “cable management”!

  • Jmfns
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 10:13am

    1 Zaza 2

  • ScottyUpdawg
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 10:27am

    Ah one of my fellow ex-Big 12 friends. M-I-Z you S-O-B!!! But seriously, sweet desk!

  • nevermore2627
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 11:35am

    It's a shame jimbo and the Aggies are in the sec. Drop them off in the big ten and they are probably winning the conference.

  • bluesmaker
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 12:16pm

    Howdy!

    IDK if you noticed, but the license plate are mostly showing in two of the later photos.

  • BlackBladeofDiom
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 1:53pm

    Gig em

  • sulkingachilles
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 2:22pm

    Very nice,

    Except you misspelled Longhorns 🤘

  • dk1899
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 2:30pm

    First I saw a&m , then I see some spurs players . Must be chaotic good

  • KJdkaslknv
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 2:37pm

    Gig 'em!

  • RS2494
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 3:32pm

    Hook em

  • particularlyirate
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 5:11pm

    What state do you live in?

    JK we Texans don’t know the meaning of “too much state pride”

    Looks at Texas flag tattooed on left shoulder

  • Muricanexpat
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 5:50pm

    Your diploma has your name on it, just saying if someone gets weird they can probably find you... Should probably black that out.

  • motherflutter
    0 points Aug 17,2019, 5:55pm

    Too bad it says A&M football.

  • CanadianShougun
    -4 points Aug 17,2019, 10:15am

    ROLL TIDE BABY

  • heavyfellow
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:32am

    Awesome job! It’s funny I was thinking about building something very similar. Also, do you remember Arkansas State in 2008? I was there at Kyle Field.

    Go Red Wolves ;)

  • oneofmanyany
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 11:41am

    Don't mess with Texas.

  • JayBird9540
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:33pm

    nah, it’s not a cult

  • Saintmikey
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 12:43pm

    Ha ha the funny mix of a tiny calendar, dirty goggles on a frame, everywhere wires, scratched bumpers on both cars, AirPods next to an Amazon Alexa, an outdoor extension cord inside a house, uncleaned golf club heads, Equate pills, and vintage stickers ha

  • Brondius
    -1 points Aug 17,2019, 2:28pm

    Hook 'em

  • cwalkertamu
    -2 points Aug 17,2019, 12:05pm

    Whoop! I’m class of ‘20 going into my senior year.

    Are you driving the displays off of a laptop hidden somewhere?

  • CorinthWest
    -3 points Aug 17,2019, 2:01pm

    The best part about graduating from A&M is that you can put your diploma on the dashboard of your pickup and legally park in any handicapped space in the state.

  • dedredcopper
    -5 points Aug 17,2019, 4:08pm

    Football is gay AF every 3 1/2 hours with only an average maximum of 17 minutes of true play that’s boring

  • Captain_Smokey
    -7 points Aug 17,2019, 11:57am

    Please tell me you played football for A&M or at least played as a kid. You're not just a "fan" are you?

● ● ●

1kW Solar Array with 6kWh battery storage a (mini off-grid hybrid system)

DIY

COMMENTS

  • crystalskull89
    1 points Aug 09,2019, 7:22pm

    I was just looking into solar panels. I’m still up in the air about what I wanna do.

  • beto832
    1 points Aug 09,2019, 7:53pm

    I want to do this so bad. I just don't have the money for all that. Looks great.

  • Not-Eatin-Babies
    1 points Aug 09,2019, 7:54pm

    What can you power with this?

  • target_meet_arrow
    1 points Aug 09,2019, 8:30pm

    It really sucks that most places won't allow you to have a hybrid system.

  • the_original_kermit
    1 points Aug 09,2019, 8:31pm

    Cool setup, but still need some work to bring it up to code.

COMMENTS

  • crystalskull89
    1 points Aug 09,2019, 7:22pm

    I was just looking into solar panels. I’m still up in the air about what I wanna do.

  • beto832
    1 points Aug 09,2019, 7:53pm

    I want to do this so bad. I just don't have the money for all that. Looks great.

  • Not-Eatin-Babies
    1 points Aug 09,2019, 7:54pm

    What can you power with this?

  • bingagain24
    1 points Aug 09,2019, 8:02pm

    How long does it keep your essentials going? Also, the price per amp-hour seems a little high compared to other golf cart batteries. What made you choose those?

  • target_meet_arrow
    1 points Aug 09,2019, 8:30pm

    It really sucks that most places won't allow you to have a hybrid system.

  • the_original_kermit
    1 points Aug 09,2019, 8:31pm

    Cool setup, but still need some work to bring it up to code.

● ● ●

How do I remove this heater from a 1960 condo?

DIY

COMMENTS

  • groundhog_day_only
    3 points Aug 02,2019, 2:18pm

    Is it electric or part of a circuit of hot water baseboard heaters? The latter might be tricky, if you're still using the rest of the circuit.

  • Deamondan
    3 points Aug 02,2019, 3:48pm

    Looks like a standard radiator just close both valves as tightly as possible.Use the air vent to check if the valves are passing ( if nothing comes out when opening it’s good ya, if a little comes out it’s still good).Get a tube to fit under valveOne the left hand side undo the closets to the radiators ( do this slowly incase the air vents a (Lying hoe) don’t worry about a little pressure will disappears very quickly if isolation was a success.Then do the same at the other side.Once disconnected it should just lift up and come away from the wall.If it doesn’t it may have some brackets holding it onto the wall brackets undo them and your sorted.

    If it fails call a plumber.

  • LevonsFather
    4 points Aug 02,2019, 2:48pm

    looks like steam heat to me.

  • BlazeWindu
    2 points Aug 02,2019, 4:55pm

    You should probably consult your HOA or building maintenance if this is a condo. That is a steam convector or hot water convector, like this: http://www.vulcanrad.com/convectors.

    If it is on it's own circuit, you can shut off the valve and cap off the supply pipe and the return pipe without interrupting the water loop. How do you pay for heat in this building? Also you will lose your heater and your bathroom will be cold if you take this out.

  • Iamdickburns
    1 points Aug 02,2019, 2:18pm

    If you are going to put in a new vanity anyway you will have to open the wall to move or cap the plumbing anyway. Just make sure to drain the loop it's on first. I wouldn't trust the shut off that old so it's likely you'll have to drain the whole system.

  • Lancearon
    1 points Aug 02,2019, 2:37pm

    I hate how this heater is right under the p-trap

  • deleted
    0 points Aug 02,2019, 2:11pm

    [deleted]

  • Lancearon
    -5 points Aug 02,2019, 2:37pm

    It looks electric. So it should be easy to remove. Make sure the electricity is off. RIP it out. Cap the wires. (Likely old knob wiring if it is have an ÷electrician put new wiring in while you have that wall open.) If you find that this is a gas heater Identify what size cap you need before cutting the line. And make sure u have the gas off.

COMMENTS

  • groundhog_day_only
    3 points Aug 02,2019, 2:18pm

    Is it electric or part of a circuit of hot water baseboard heaters? The latter might be tricky, if you're still using the rest of the circuit.

  • Deamondan
    3 points Aug 02,2019, 3:48pm

    Looks like a standard radiator just close both valves as tightly as possible.Use the air vent to check if the valves are passing ( if nothing comes out when opening it’s good ya, if a little comes out it’s still good).Get a tube to fit under valveOne the left hand side undo the closets to the radiators ( do this slowly incase the air vents a (Lying hoe) don’t worry about a little pressure will disappears very quickly if isolation was a success.Then do the same at the other side.Once disconnected it should just lift up and come away from the wall.If it doesn’t it may have some brackets holding it onto the wall brackets undo them and your sorted.

    If it fails call a plumber.

  • LevonsFather
    4 points Aug 02,2019, 2:48pm

    looks like steam heat to me.

  • Varvatos_Vex
    2 points Aug 02,2019, 2:51pm

    Hulk Smash

  • BlazeWindu
    2 points Aug 02,2019, 4:55pm

    You should probably consult your HOA or building maintenance if this is a condo. That is a steam convector or hot water convector, like this: http://www.vulcanrad.com/convectors.

    If it is on it's own circuit, you can shut off the valve and cap off the supply pipe and the return pipe without interrupting the water loop. How do you pay for heat in this building? Also you will lose your heater and your bathroom will be cold if you take this out.

  • Iamdickburns
    1 points Aug 02,2019, 2:18pm

    If you are going to put in a new vanity anyway you will have to open the wall to move or cap the plumbing anyway. Just make sure to drain the loop it's on first. I wouldn't trust the shut off that old so it's likely you'll have to drain the whole system.

  • Lancearon
    1 points Aug 02,2019, 2:37pm

    I hate how this heater is right under the p-trap

  • deleted
    0 points Aug 02,2019, 2:11pm

    [deleted]

  • Lancearon
    -5 points Aug 02,2019, 2:37pm

    It looks electric. So it should be easy to remove. Make sure the electricity is off. RIP it out. Cap the wires. (Likely old knob wiring if it is have an ÷electrician put new wiring in while you have that wall open.) If you find that this is a gas heater Identify what size cap you need before cutting the line. And make sure u have the gas off.

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Where do I position the wrench to unscrew the faucet?

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COMMENTS

  • camman1776
    26 points Jul 27,2019, 11:49am

    It looks like the faucet is soldered on.... I would bet you will have to cut it off. It appears that that the pipe entering the house was inserted into the threaded portion and then soldered in place.

  • cool-steve-hvac
    13 points Jul 27,2019, 11:53am

    That doesn’t unscrew. You’re going to want to replace the whole thing with a frost free hydrant. Assuming you live where winter happens.

  • CribbageMan
    12 points Jul 27,2019, 11:49am

    Shut the supply off first

  • Gl0ckman027
    3 points Jul 27,2019, 1:27pm

    Yes, its soldered in. I would cut B right at the threads and sweat on a new fitting. Looks like 1/2"?

  • Qacer
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:48am

    I've watched multiple videos on YT. It seems my faucet is A+C and B is just the pipe. However, it could also be that the faucet is just C and A+B are part of the pipe assembly. I've already tried WD-40 on each section. It's still not coming off. I want to make sure that I'm unscrewing from the right position. This is about a 20 year old faucet that developed a major leak.

  • lightingtech72
    5 points Jul 27,2019, 11:52am

    So first off for future reference dont EVER put any sort of wrench on the threads of anything(A). It will mess it up. Your gonna want to brace B with channel locks and wrench on C.

    Also keep in mind it might be brazed on to the pipe.

  • UltraSupremeDeluxe
    3 points Jul 27,2019, 11:59am

    Cut it out and run new pipe / fixtures

  • twoBrokenThumbs
    0 points Jul 27,2019, 12:15pm

    I can't tell from your picture what is corrosion and what is solder.

    Basically though, the wrench goes on C and you stabilize B. But that sucker is on there good. If you have a butane torch hit the C and A area for a bit and then try to wrench it. But my gut says that thing is not coming off and you'll need to cut it and replace the pipe.

  • oomancandy
    -2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:55am

    Take a Ziploc bag, fill it with diet Coke and submerge the faucet head completely inside the bag, take a rubber band and seal off the top. Let it soak for about 1 to 3 hours to knock off that sediment. After the allotted time remove the bag and wash off the area, dry it and spray Some WD-40 on the threads, let that soak in about a minute or two, tap the nut on A all-around the nut/thread connection. The faucet head should loosen up and be easily removed, don’t try to force anything or apply to much twisting force to the water pipe that is coming out of the wall. I don’t know how old that is but you might have to do it a couple of times, a rust frozen fitting needs patience.

  • sean488
    -2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:57am

    C with a pipe wrench on B.

  • lyre34
    -1 points Jul 27,2019, 11:47am

    On C, I can even see the flat areas for the wrench.

  • portnux
    -3 points Jul 27,2019, 11:48am

    Pipe wrench on “C”, crescent wrench on “A”?

  • victorlua
    -1 points Jul 27,2019, 11:49am

    I would do C and B so as not to damage the threads on A

  • phadrus56
    -2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:47am

    C with a pipe wrench on a

  • jh319808
    -2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:47am

    C

    Use a pipe wrench to grab it and twist firmly but slowly. Keep and eye on the B area to make sure that you're not going to collapse the pipe as you're applying force to area C

  • 05ShortBus
    -2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:49am

    Right side of c has flats. You can use a wrench and then use a small pipe wrench on the pipe at b to make sure it doesnt come loose from inside the building

COMMENTS

  • camman1776
    26 points Jul 27,2019, 11:49am

    It looks like the faucet is soldered on.... I would bet you will have to cut it off. It appears that that the pipe entering the house was inserted into the threaded portion and then soldered in place.

  • cool-steve-hvac
    13 points Jul 27,2019, 11:53am

    That doesn’t unscrew. You’re going to want to replace the whole thing with a frost free hydrant. Assuming you live where winter happens.

  • CribbageMan
    12 points Jul 27,2019, 11:49am

    Shut the supply off first

  • NoBSforGma
    3 points Jul 27,2019, 12:48pm

    Ordinarily, I would say -- the right hand side of C, just next to where the threads begin. But if this is glued/soldered on, then.... you'll have to cut it off and start over.

  • Gl0ckman027
    3 points Jul 27,2019, 1:27pm

    Yes, its soldered in. I would cut B right at the threads and sweat on a new fitting. Looks like 1/2"?

  • Qacer
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:48am

    I've watched multiple videos on YT. It seems my faucet is A+C and B is just the pipe. However, it could also be that the faucet is just C and A+B are part of the pipe assembly. I've already tried WD-40 on each section. It's still not coming off. I want to make sure that I'm unscrewing from the right position. This is about a 20 year old faucet that developed a major leak.

  • lightingtech72
    5 points Jul 27,2019, 11:52am

    So first off for future reference dont EVER put any sort of wrench on the threads of anything(A). It will mess it up. Your gonna want to brace B with channel locks and wrench on C.

    Also keep in mind it might be brazed on to the pipe.

  • UltraSupremeDeluxe
    3 points Jul 27,2019, 11:59am

    Cut it out and run new pipe / fixtures

  • twoBrokenThumbs
    0 points Jul 27,2019, 12:15pm

    I can't tell from your picture what is corrosion and what is solder.

    Basically though, the wrench goes on C and you stabilize B. But that sucker is on there good. If you have a butane torch hit the C and A area for a bit and then try to wrench it. But my gut says that thing is not coming off and you'll need to cut it and replace the pipe.

  • oomancandy
    -2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:55am

    Take a Ziploc bag, fill it with diet Coke and submerge the faucet head completely inside the bag, take a rubber band and seal off the top. Let it soak for about 1 to 3 hours to knock off that sediment. After the allotted time remove the bag and wash off the area, dry it and spray Some WD-40 on the threads, let that soak in about a minute or two, tap the nut on A all-around the nut/thread connection. The faucet head should loosen up and be easily removed, don’t try to force anything or apply to much twisting force to the water pipe that is coming out of the wall. I don’t know how old that is but you might have to do it a couple of times, a rust frozen fitting needs patience.

  • sean488
    -2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:57am

    C with a pipe wrench on B.

  • lyre34
    -1 points Jul 27,2019, 11:47am

    On C, I can even see the flat areas for the wrench.

  • portnux
    -3 points Jul 27,2019, 11:48am

    Pipe wrench on “C”, crescent wrench on “A”?

  • victorlua
    -1 points Jul 27,2019, 11:49am

    I would do C and B so as not to damage the threads on A

  • phadrus56
    -2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:47am

    C with a pipe wrench on a

  • jh319808
    -2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:47am

    C

    Use a pipe wrench to grab it and twist firmly but slowly. Keep and eye on the B area to make sure that you're not going to collapse the pipe as you're applying force to area C

  • 05ShortBus
    -2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:49am

    Right side of c has flats. You can use a wrench and then use a small pipe wrench on the pipe at b to make sure it doesnt come loose from inside the building

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Loosing the will to live. 30 year old lining paper. Any tips for easier removal. Tried steam but it's slightly quicker to remove when dry.

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COMMENTS

  • DPJazzy91
    10 points Jul 27,2019, 10:43am

    You could just tear out all the drywall and out up new 🤣😂

  • vhg06
    6 points Jul 27,2019, 10:53am

    1 part Fabric softener, 1 part white vinegar, 2 parts warm water in a spray bottle. Let it soak for a few minutes then it should come off with a putty knife/scraper to lift the edges. Use the wallpaper scoring tool first so it soaks in.

  • suspicious_olive_
    5 points Jul 27,2019, 10:35am

    Before steaming did you use that thing you roll over it and it puts little holes in the paper for the steam to get under the paper?

  • suspicious_olive_
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 10:39am

    White vinegar?

  • EAPeterson
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 10:52am

    Instead of steam, spray it and give it time for the water to soak in.

  • topp5
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:04am

    Nothing but warm water and a sponge. Soak, let dry, soak again. It's all we use for any kind of walk covering demo. After the second soak get a six inch mud knife and just scrape it off, trying not to gouge the wall too badly. Need any other advice dm me

  • InvisibleSoulMate
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:05am

    I use a spray bottle and steamer. I spray the paper starting in one area and move across a dairly decent sized area, go back to where i started and use the steamer, peels off easily.

    Then prime with this stuff:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-GARDZ-1-gal-Clear-Water-Based-Interior-Problem-Surface-Sealer-4-Pack-2301/202596339

  • ignatztempotypo
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:44am

    Just think of it as a Zen exercise. It's a gruelling task but slow and steady wins the race. Earlier last year I removed (well installed) wallpaper from an entire 5000sft Tudor mansion. 3 weeks solid, two people.

  • bns7
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 2:47pm

    I had a hell of a time trying to get 90s wallpaper off the plaster walls in my kitchen. Tried steam, and various water + x mixes. None of it really worked. Finally went and bought a bottle of stripper at Home Depot and was finally able to make decent progress. Was still slow but actually doable.

  • NevadaPurple
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 3:37pm

    what about that orangeish goop you spray on it after perforating, that usually works pretty good

  • snacksandcracks
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 10:57am

    1/4 inch drywall over it. Tape, mud n texture

  • Chop_til_you_Drop
    1 points Jul 27,2019, 10:36am

    I had a similar situation. I painted it with oil-based Killz, let it dry well then sanded it with an electric sander. It was a lot of work, but it came out well.

    Sanding the paper just made it fluff up, that's why the Killz. It hardened it.

  • Karaste13
    1 points Jul 27,2019, 8:10pm

    I took off old paper with TSP cleaner. Worked just fine. Follow the directions in the container and good to go

  • Exceedingset
    1 points Jul 27,2019, 10:32am

    If you okay getting it wet, high pressure spray, sand blast, or steam blast.

COMMENTS

  • DPJazzy91
    10 points Jul 27,2019, 10:43am

    You could just tear out all the drywall and out up new 🤣😂

  • vhg06
    6 points Jul 27,2019, 10:53am

    1 part Fabric softener, 1 part white vinegar, 2 parts warm water in a spray bottle. Let it soak for a few minutes then it should come off with a putty knife/scraper to lift the edges. Use the wallpaper scoring tool first so it soaks in.

  • suspicious_olive_
    5 points Jul 27,2019, 10:35am

    Before steaming did you use that thing you roll over it and it puts little holes in the paper for the steam to get under the paper?

  • felinebarbecue
    6 points Jul 27,2019, 10:33am

    Fire.

  • suspicious_olive_
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 10:39am

    White vinegar?

  • EAPeterson
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 10:52am

    Instead of steam, spray it and give it time for the water to soak in.

  • topp5
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:04am

    Nothing but warm water and a sponge. Soak, let dry, soak again. It's all we use for any kind of walk covering demo. After the second soak get a six inch mud knife and just scrape it off, trying not to gouge the wall too badly. Need any other advice dm me

  • InvisibleSoulMate
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:05am

    I use a spray bottle and steamer. I spray the paper starting in one area and move across a dairly decent sized area, go back to where i started and use the steamer, peels off easily.

    Then prime with this stuff:

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Zinsser-GARDZ-1-gal-Clear-Water-Based-Interior-Problem-Surface-Sealer-4-Pack-2301/202596339

  • ignatztempotypo
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 11:44am

    Just think of it as a Zen exercise. It's a gruelling task but slow and steady wins the race. Earlier last year I removed (well installed) wallpaper from an entire 5000sft Tudor mansion. 3 weeks solid, two people.

  • bns7
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 2:47pm

    I had a hell of a time trying to get 90s wallpaper off the plaster walls in my kitchen. Tried steam, and various water + x mixes. None of it really worked. Finally went and bought a bottle of stripper at Home Depot and was finally able to make decent progress. Was still slow but actually doable.

  • NevadaPurple
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 3:37pm

    what about that orangeish goop you spray on it after perforating, that usually works pretty good

  • snacksandcracks
    2 points Jul 27,2019, 10:57am

    1/4 inch drywall over it. Tape, mud n texture

  • Chop_til_you_Drop
    1 points Jul 27,2019, 10:36am

    I had a similar situation. I painted it with oil-based Killz, let it dry well then sanded it with an electric sander. It was a lot of work, but it came out well.

    Sanding the paper just made it fluff up, that's why the Killz. It hardened it.

  • Karaste13
    1 points Jul 27,2019, 8:10pm

    I took off old paper with TSP cleaner. Worked just fine. Follow the directions in the container and good to go

  • Exceedingset
    1 points Jul 27,2019, 10:32am

    If you okay getting it wet, high pressure spray, sand blast, or steam blast.

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I built an Adirondack chair

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COMMENTS

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How to return deck boards to something useful?

DIY

COMMENTS

  • rsfiery
    1 points Jul 21,2019, 8:07pm

    Custom shelves. A picnic table and bench. Wine rack. Just a few options. If it's treated lumber be careful to not burn it, etc.

    Regular belt sander is fine, wear a mask or respirator. Depending on what you make you can probable break/cut the nails and leave them inside. You can also force tap them out and fill them. Again, dependent on your future application use.

  • altma001
    1 points Jul 21,2019, 8:12pm

    Power washer for paint. Curious what others have done for screws

  • KosherHam
    1 points Jul 21,2019, 8:07pm

    So the deck has this paint on it. Best way to remove it all?

    Additionally, almost all the screws used are sheared. What's the best technique to remove leftover screws?

COMMENTS

  • rsfiery
    1 points Jul 21,2019, 8:07pm

    Custom shelves. A picnic table and bench. Wine rack. Just a few options. If it's treated lumber be careful to not burn it, etc.

    Regular belt sander is fine, wear a mask or respirator. Depending on what you make you can probable break/cut the nails and leave them inside. You can also force tap them out and fill them. Again, dependent on your future application use.

  • altma001
    1 points Jul 21,2019, 8:12pm

    Power washer for paint. Curious what others have done for screws

  • KosherHam
    1 points Jul 21,2019, 8:07pm

    So the deck has this paint on it. Best way to remove it all?

    Additionally, almost all the screws used are sheared. What's the best technique to remove leftover screws?

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What should I do to make this gap good?

DIY

COMMENTS

  • Sid15666
    27 points Jul 21,2019, 7:32am

    Base molding

  • smoy1979
    12 points Jul 21,2019, 8:07am

    If you really don't want to do a baseboard or quarter round, you could slather it up with filler, then sand it and paint it.

    Or drop a golden Buddha on the floor and distract people away from the gap.

  • VooPoc
    4 points Jul 21,2019, 7:43am

    Skirts

  • lyre34
    2 points Jul 21,2019, 8:43am

    Door molding. It's small and thin, and doesn't take away from the rest of the baseboard or flooring much. Also called door stop.

  • SkullMan124
    2 points Jul 21,2019, 4:25pm

    Remove the loose crap, spackle, sand, prime , and paint. Whatever gap is left fill with white caulk. The gap is a bit deep so you'll need to apply the caulk 2-3 times since the first application will fall into the gap. Once you apply the last application of caulk make sure to wet your finger and wipe of the excess giving it a nice clean finish.

    The caulk will expand and contract with the flooring and you won't end up with any cracks over time. It's a quick and easy fix that looks nice. I've done it on many floors that I installed where base molding wasn't an option.

  • Mattprime86
    1 points Jul 21,2019, 1:34pm

    Baseboard. Then caulk that gap between door jamb and wall.

  • FasNuf_ZL1
    1 points Jul 21,2019, 6:38pm

    Looks like more than a gap problem there. Was there any water damage before? A piece of baseboard painted and set in place will do wonders.

  • HoldMYbeer1975
    0 points Jul 21,2019, 7:32am

    Quarter round

  • borg2
    0 points Jul 21,2019, 1:35pm

    Silicone you can paint over. Use it for a lot of stuff like that.

COMMENTS

  • Sid15666
    27 points Jul 21,2019, 7:32am

    Base molding

  • smoy1979
    12 points Jul 21,2019, 8:07am

    If you really don't want to do a baseboard or quarter round, you could slather it up with filler, then sand it and paint it.

    Or drop a golden Buddha on the floor and distract people away from the gap.

  • VooPoc
    4 points Jul 21,2019, 7:43am

    Skirts

  • phase_9
    2 points Jul 21,2019, 7:32am

    May not be clear from the picture, but this is approx 12cm of wall between an internal door and a step down to a different level.

    I feel it's possibly too small a space for skirting board so I was wondering if I could fill the gap so it is flush with the wood floor?

  • lyre34
    2 points Jul 21,2019, 8:43am

    Door molding. It's small and thin, and doesn't take away from the rest of the baseboard or flooring much. Also called door stop.

  • SkullMan124
    2 points Jul 21,2019, 4:25pm

    Remove the loose crap, spackle, sand, prime , and paint. Whatever gap is left fill with white caulk. The gap is a bit deep so you'll need to apply the caulk 2-3 times since the first application will fall into the gap. Once you apply the last application of caulk make sure to wet your finger and wipe of the excess giving it a nice clean finish.

    The caulk will expand and contract with the flooring and you won't end up with any cracks over time. It's a quick and easy fix that looks nice. I've done it on many floors that I installed where base molding wasn't an option.

  • Mattprime86
    1 points Jul 21,2019, 1:34pm

    Baseboard. Then caulk that gap between door jamb and wall.

  • FasNuf_ZL1
    1 points Jul 21,2019, 6:38pm

    Looks like more than a gap problem there. Was there any water damage before? A piece of baseboard painted and set in place will do wonders.

  • HoldMYbeer1975
    0 points Jul 21,2019, 7:32am

    Quarter round

  • borg2
    0 points Jul 21,2019, 1:35pm

    Silicone you can paint over. Use it for a lot of stuff like that.

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Looking to apply oil-based polyurethane. I think the brush on the left is natural bristled. What do you guys think?

DIY

COMMENTS

  • anhyzerguy
    1 points Jun 26,2019, 2:25pm

    The unused one?

  • RedditPlayer2
    1 points Jun 26,2019, 2:34pm

    I think you're speaking a lot of hocus pocus.

  • jwhart175
    1 points Jun 26,2019, 5:48pm

    The nylon brush on the right is suitable for applying poly. I used to leave such a brush in the can so as to avoid the need to clean it, and there was no reaction.

COMMENTS

  • anhyzerguy
    1 points Jun 26,2019, 2:25pm

    The unused one?

  • RedditPlayer2
    1 points Jun 26,2019, 2:34pm

    I think you're speaking a lot of hocus pocus.

  • jwhart175
    1 points Jun 26,2019, 5:48pm

    The nylon brush on the right is suitable for applying poly. I used to leave such a brush in the can so as to avoid the need to clean it, and there was no reaction.