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Is this my fan that would blow air into my home? More in comments.

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COMMENTS

  • InappropriateHugging
    1 points Jun 20,2018, 8:57pm

    We have zero airflow coming into the house. Our condenser fan is spinning but no cold air coming into the home. I went into the crawl space where our gas furnace is and saw this fan (I'm guessing) not turning. Is this the culprit?

  • Blackstrider
    1 points Jun 20,2018, 9:01pm

    So many questions. Where are you to start with?

    Is your air conditioner connected to your furnace? This pic looks like a 'no' which leads me to believe you're in a warm climate with separate air blower, but there's also insulation...

    Is your a/c condenser running? (Making noise) Is it on a slab or wall/roof mounted?

  • Syndicofberyl
    0 points Jun 20,2018, 8:57pm

    This a furnace

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  • InappropriateHugging
    1 points Jun 20,2018, 8:57pm

    We have zero airflow coming into the house. Our condenser fan is spinning but no cold air coming into the home. I went into the crawl space where our gas furnace is and saw this fan (I'm guessing) not turning. Is this the culprit?

  • Blackstrider
    1 points Jun 20,2018, 9:01pm

    So many questions. Where are you to start with?

    Is your air conditioner connected to your furnace? This pic looks like a 'no' which leads me to believe you're in a warm climate with separate air blower, but there's also insulation...

    Is your a/c condenser running? (Making noise) Is it on a slab or wall/roof mounted?

  • Syndicofberyl
    0 points Jun 20,2018, 8:57pm

    This a furnace

  • afranqui
    0 points Jun 20,2018, 8:58pm

    A/c is usually outside of the house

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Help! How do I fix this indoor window so that we can put casing around it? We are planning on taking around it after that.

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  • d15d17
    5 points Jun 10,2018, 11:01am

    Trim board to dimension required to get you flush or bit more with wall. Nail, stain...

  • the-cake-is-no-lie
    3 points Jun 10,2018, 12:09pm

    Remove the frame completely, drywall sides and top and tape. Add wood sill on bottom after.

  • composinghappiness
    1 points Jun 10,2018, 11:00am

    *tiling

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  • d15d17
    5 points Jun 10,2018, 11:01am

    Trim board to dimension required to get you flush or bit more with wall. Nail, stain...

  • the-cake-is-no-lie
    3 points Jun 10,2018, 12:09pm

    Remove the frame completely, drywall sides and top and tape. Add wood sill on bottom after.

  • composinghappiness
    1 points Jun 10,2018, 11:00am

    *tiling

  • joeaug06
    1 points Jun 10,2018, 11:49am

    Cut lumber to dimensions needed, stain, nail,etc... Basically, I agree with the first comment. It will be difficult to get the stain exact, but otherwise, should come out looking fine!

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Floating basement wall question. Our basement walls float due to Colorado's expansive soil. The framers didn't float our wet bar wall and attached it with nails to a floating wall. Won't this cause damage if the floor moves?

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  • meschmadness
    6 points Jun 05,2018, 10:37am

    Yes it will. The bar will either have to float with the walls or be "island style" and not attached to the walls at all. Your finished product is going to split and show a gap if it's finished out as it sits now.

  • brock_lee
    3 points Jun 05,2018, 10:41am

    Structural problems? No, not at all. The floating is meant solely to prevent the heaving basement floor from pushing up the floor above it. If the floor heaves, you will still have issues with addressing the heaving, repairing drywall, etc. But that's all cosmetic.

    In this case, there is no chance that if the floor heaves under the bar, that the bar can push up the floor above it. The nails would just pull out of the side wall it's connected to. You may have things to fix, cosmetically, but there will be no structural issues.

  • odiro
    1 points Jun 05,2018, 3:31pm

    Maybe get a third party building inspector to come take a look? and also keep taking a look. He/she can help save some money down the line.

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  • meschmadness
    6 points Jun 05,2018, 10:37am

    Yes it will. The bar will either have to float with the walls or be "island style" and not attached to the walls at all. Your finished product is going to split and show a gap if it's finished out as it sits now.

  • brock_lee
    3 points Jun 05,2018, 10:41am

    Structural problems? No, not at all. The floating is meant solely to prevent the heaving basement floor from pushing up the floor above it. If the floor heaves, you will still have issues with addressing the heaving, repairing drywall, etc. But that's all cosmetic.

    In this case, there is no chance that if the floor heaves under the bar, that the bar can push up the floor above it. The nails would just pull out of the side wall it's connected to. You may have things to fix, cosmetically, but there will be no structural issues.

  • odiro
    1 points Jun 05,2018, 3:31pm

    Maybe get a third party building inspector to come take a look? and also keep taking a look. He/she can help save some money down the line.

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Does drywall compound generate heat?

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  • brock_lee
    5 points May 24,2018, 1:08pm

    That's rust, probably from your spreader. It's possible its from a corner bead or something, but leaving the compound on the spatula overnight can rust it. It's water based.

  • lazlokovax
    2 points May 24,2018, 1:15pm

    You've made a real mess of that filling knife!

    Most curing processes like this are exothermic, fast-setting ones more dramatically so.

    But like the other guy said, that looks like rust.

  • screw_ball69
    0 points May 24,2018, 1:08pm

    I left some drywall compound on my spatula overnight cause I got distracted. When I came back this morning I noticed a slightly burnt smell and these brown scortch like marks that smeared when I got more drywall compound on them

COMMENTS

  • brock_lee
    5 points May 24,2018, 1:08pm

    That's rust, probably from your spreader. It's possible its from a corner bead or something, but leaving the compound on the spatula overnight can rust it. It's water based.

  • lazlokovax
    2 points May 24,2018, 1:15pm

    You've made a real mess of that filling knife!

    Most curing processes like this are exothermic, fast-setting ones more dramatically so.

    But like the other guy said, that looks like rust.

  • screw_ball69
    0 points May 24,2018, 1:08pm

    I left some drywall compound on my spatula overnight cause I got distracted. When I came back this morning I noticed a slightly burnt smell and these brown scortch like marks that smeared when I got more drywall compound on them

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Help: how do I fix this Gap in my front door?

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  • lunkadunk
    12 points May 19,2018, 1:50pm

    It looks as if you're missing the trim piece on the exterior side of the door. This is the piece of wood that the exterior side of the door would close against when fully closed, and would be on all edges except the threshold.

  • Geezso
    5 points May 19,2018, 2:03pm

    Looks like your missing the door check. DO NOT recess the hinges as they will be hinge bound

  • phranican
    3 points May 19,2018, 2:11pm

    Tack yoself sum Door Stop āœ‹

  • Deuces2_02
    3 points May 19,2018, 3:16pm

    Go to your local diy store and buy a set of jamb up weatherstrip. One edge will have a rubber gasket which will sit against door. Nail in place (will come with nails) with door in shut position. If this is exterior door, you will want a better seal than with just a standard wood doorstop.

  • chino_kochino
    1 points May 19,2018, 9:06pm

    They should be recessed into the frame and into the door. You may have to shim the opening side (knob side)

  • tofu_hotdog
    1 points May 19,2018, 1:51pm

    Is the gap the same width the whole length? You can pop off the door trim and shim the parts that need to be closed. Also you can just add some weather stripping to the door to fill in the gap.

  • chino_kochino
    -3 points May 19,2018, 1:48pm

    Recess your hinges

  • Xumbador
    -1 points May 19,2018, 1:48pm

    Recessed hinges?

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  • lunkadunk
    12 points May 19,2018, 1:50pm

    It looks as if you're missing the trim piece on the exterior side of the door. This is the piece of wood that the exterior side of the door would close against when fully closed, and would be on all edges except the threshold.

  • Geezso
    5 points May 19,2018, 2:03pm

    Looks like your missing the door check. DO NOT recess the hinges as they will be hinge bound

  • phranican
    3 points May 19,2018, 2:11pm

    Tack yoself sum Door Stop āœ‹

  • Xfiles1987
    15 points May 19,2018, 1:45pm

    Demolish the entire house and buuuiiillldd yourself a dream

  • Deuces2_02
    3 points May 19,2018, 3:16pm

    Go to your local diy store and buy a set of jamb up weatherstrip. One edge will have a rubber gasket which will sit against door. Nail in place (will come with nails) with door in shut position. If this is exterior door, you will want a better seal than with just a standard wood doorstop.

  • chino_kochino
    1 points May 19,2018, 9:06pm

    They should be recessed into the frame and into the door. You may have to shim the opening side (knob side)

  • tofu_hotdog
    1 points May 19,2018, 1:51pm

    Is the gap the same width the whole length? You can pop off the door trim and shim the parts that need to be closed. Also you can just add some weather stripping to the door to fill in the gap.

  • chino_kochino
    -3 points May 19,2018, 1:48pm

    Recess your hinges

  • Xumbador
    -1 points May 19,2018, 1:48pm

    Recessed hinges?

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Han Solo's Gun from Wood

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COMMENTS

  • flimbs
    2 points May 19,2018, 8:55pm

    You're interrupting your kids' fishing YouTube channel.

  • jimberley
    2 points May 19,2018, 9:04pm

    Han carved first.

  • therealhood
    1 points May 19,2018, 8:58pm

    What is she holding?

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  • flimbs
    2 points May 19,2018, 8:55pm

    You're interrupting your kids' fishing YouTube channel.

  • jimberley
    2 points May 19,2018, 9:04pm

    Han carved first.

  • therealhood
    1 points May 19,2018, 8:58pm

    What is she holding?

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I need a better hinge than this... help?

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  • TheWhiskeySour
    1 points May 08,2018, 4:22pm

    Like the title says, I'm trying to find an actual hinge to connect these. The S hook is a very crappy solution. It's a gate to keep my dog on the front porch. I swear I've seen something before that would work, but can't find it again. Thanks for any help or suggestions!

  • effapple
    1 points May 08,2018, 4:46pm

    Something like https://www.amazon.com/Chain-Fence-Hinge-Degree-Commercial/dp/B00A54K0FG would probably work, but you need to find something that will fit the smaller frame

  • drdietrich
    1 points May 08,2018, 5:30pm

    What the main function of the s hook? To keep the gate close, as this is what it looks like. Best solution to this would be a chain lock or a H shaped braked bolted to the right gate and when gravity pulls it downwards the shanks will not let the 2nd gate mode.If you want it to fold open you need piano hinges.

  • suspicious_olive_
    0 points May 08,2018, 7:45pm

    Magnets

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  • TheWhiskeySour
    1 points May 08,2018, 4:22pm

    Like the title says, I'm trying to find an actual hinge to connect these. The S hook is a very crappy solution. It's a gate to keep my dog on the front porch. I swear I've seen something before that would work, but can't find it again. Thanks for any help or suggestions!

  • effapple
    1 points May 08,2018, 4:46pm

    Something like https://www.amazon.com/Chain-Fence-Hinge-Degree-Commercial/dp/B00A54K0FG would probably work, but you need to find something that will fit the smaller frame

  • drdietrich
    1 points May 08,2018, 5:30pm

    What the main function of the s hook? To keep the gate close, as this is what it looks like. Best solution to this would be a chain lock or a H shaped braked bolted to the right gate and when gravity pulls it downwards the shanks will not let the 2nd gate mode.If you want it to fold open you need piano hinges.

  • evanthepanther
    1 points May 08,2018, 8:58pm

    Literally go to any home improvement store and walk up and down the aisle with the hinges. A question like this is just lazy.

  • suspicious_olive_
    0 points May 08,2018, 7:45pm

    Magnets

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I built a triple bunk for my three daughters with just 2x6, 2x4, 1x4 and 1x2.

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COMMENTS

  • Elcazadorriley
    565 points Apr 28,2018, 3:24am

    Great job, may want to invest into some mattresses to avoid future back problems.

  • Deplete1
    93 points Apr 28,2018, 3:24am

    Can it withstand jumping?

    Edit: also, why not add in 1-2 support posts on either end?

  • gregorycu
    43 points Apr 28,2018, 3:30am

    Nice work. Looks like it will be a little difficult to get onto the top bunk when there is a mattress there - nowhere to grab to prevent falling backwards.

  • TiffyJenk
    30 points Apr 28,2018, 4:25am

    As the middle of 3 daughters, I would be ALL about that middle bunk.

    Also as the middle of 3 daughters, Iā€™d get stuck with the bottom one and oldest would get the middle and youngest up top while they all stepped their grubby feet all over my blanket to get to their bed.

    R/Defnotstillbitter

  • BornOfAMammal
    14 points Apr 28,2018, 3:29am

    I think I would have put the floor bunk at the same level as the middle one to maintain the storage underneath, but I like the triple-layer aesthetic and the cheap supplies. Good dad!

  • TheSirPez
    5 points Apr 28,2018, 3:57am

    I like the ladder being used as a support. Cool idea. Good job OP!

  • SnarkyPieceOshit
    5 points Apr 28,2018, 3:58am

    How was your PBR?

  • Jayhawker__
    8 points Apr 28,2018, 4:18am

    It makes me uncomfortable that the bottom one is directly on the floor.

  • orangeblossom78
    6 points Apr 28,2018, 4:38am

    So much room for activities.

  • dumbkidaccount
    4 points Apr 28,2018, 4:44am

    That doesnt look too safe tbh

  • bellingman
    2 points Apr 28,2018, 4:51am

    Looks good. I hope the middle can withstand repeated jumps from the top.

  • myexguessesmyuser
    3 points Apr 28,2018, 4:03am

    Electrical wiring looks all off, definitely a fire hazard.

  • 123animal123
    3 points Apr 28,2018, 4:14am

    Awesome skills! Daughters are very very lucky to have such a cool Dad!šŸ˜Ž

  • SquatchButter
    2 points Apr 28,2018, 4:17am

    2x6=12, 2x4=8, 1x4=4, 1x2=2. 12842=how many hotdogs I can comfortably eat

  • Hookah_Hooker
    1 points Apr 28,2018, 4:40am

    What goes under the middle bunk?

    Can I just say how jealous I am of your daughters.

  • Phantom_mullet
    1 points Apr 28,2018, 4:44am

    Is the ladder part of the support?

  • dipen77
    1 points Apr 28,2018, 4:56am

    Better put something up so top one cant jump on middle one..

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  • Elcazadorriley
    565 points Apr 28,2018, 3:24am

    Great job, may want to invest into some mattresses to avoid future back problems.

  • Deplete1
    93 points Apr 28,2018, 3:24am

    Can it withstand jumping?

    Edit: also, why not add in 1-2 support posts on either end?

  • gregorycu
    43 points Apr 28,2018, 3:30am

    Nice work. Looks like it will be a little difficult to get onto the top bunk when there is a mattress there - nowhere to grab to prevent falling backwards.

  • MLXIII
    24 points Apr 28,2018, 3:23am

    But... where's the slide?

  • TiffyJenk
    30 points Apr 28,2018, 4:25am

    As the middle of 3 daughters, I would be ALL about that middle bunk.

    Also as the middle of 3 daughters, Iā€™d get stuck with the bottom one and oldest would get the middle and youngest up top while they all stepped their grubby feet all over my blanket to get to their bed.

    R/Defnotstillbitter

  • BornOfAMammal
    14 points Apr 28,2018, 3:29am

    I think I would have put the floor bunk at the same level as the middle one to maintain the storage underneath, but I like the triple-layer aesthetic and the cheap supplies. Good dad!

  • TheSirPez
    5 points Apr 28,2018, 3:57am

    I like the ladder being used as a support. Cool idea. Good job OP!

  • SnarkyPieceOshit
    5 points Apr 28,2018, 3:58am

    How was your PBR?

  • Jayhawker__
    8 points Apr 28,2018, 4:18am

    It makes me uncomfortable that the bottom one is directly on the floor.

  • orangeblossom78
    6 points Apr 28,2018, 4:38am

    So much room for activities.

  • dumbkidaccount
    4 points Apr 28,2018, 4:44am

    That doesnt look too safe tbh

  • bellingman
    2 points Apr 28,2018, 4:51am

    Looks good. I hope the middle can withstand repeated jumps from the top.

  • myexguessesmyuser
    3 points Apr 28,2018, 4:03am

    Electrical wiring looks all off, definitely a fire hazard.

  • 123animal123
    3 points Apr 28,2018, 4:14am

    Awesome skills! Daughters are very very lucky to have such a cool Dad!šŸ˜Ž

  • SquatchButter
    2 points Apr 28,2018, 4:17am

    2x6=12, 2x4=8, 1x4=4, 1x2=2. 12842=how many hotdogs I can comfortably eat

  • Hookah_Hooker
    1 points Apr 28,2018, 4:40am

    What goes under the middle bunk?

    Can I just say how jealous I am of your daughters.

  • Phantom_mullet
    1 points Apr 28,2018, 4:44am

    Is the ladder part of the support?

  • dipen77
    1 points Apr 28,2018, 4:56am

    Better put something up so top one cant jump on middle one..

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Trying to remove countersunk nails from deck stairs

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  • breezybreathefire
    1 points Apr 20,2018, 9:05pm

    Take the whole tread off. Pop the nails back through. Pull with claw hammer or bare hands if you want to. Put tread back on with new nail that you hit in straight.

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  • breezybreathefire
    1 points Apr 20,2018, 9:05pm

    Take the whole tread off. Pop the nails back through. Pull with claw hammer or bare hands if you want to. Put tread back on with new nail that you hit in straight.

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How to remove hardened glue from block wall that was behind terrible wood paneling? It does not come off as easy as the picture makes it seem - and there's tons of it. Another way besides chisel and hammer?

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  • tallduder
    6 points Apr 20,2018, 8:15pm

    Oscillating multi-tool with a scraper blade.

  • hrg0891
    4 points Apr 20,2018, 8:12pm

    Just spitballing, belt sander with course grit. You'll have to paint after though.

  • Drewski8986
    3 points Apr 20,2018, 8:15pm

    Potentially an oscillating electric multi tool with a scraper attachment for it. I have had luck scraping glue off of wood studs but have not used it on a block wall. Good luck on getting it off

  • Thehitterofstains
    2 points Apr 20,2018, 8:15pm

    Heat perhaps

  • wobbly-cheese
    2 points Apr 20,2018, 8:19pm

    home despot should have something like an electric jackhammer for removing tiles. thats better than manual by a bunch.

  • tatanka01
    2 points Apr 20,2018, 8:19pm

    IS the glue hard? Maybe an angle grinder?

  • drowles0890
    2 points Apr 20,2018, 8:23pm

    Oscillating tool. Although I would probably put furing strips and drywall or something similar

  • muddy700s
    2 points Apr 20,2018, 8:31pm

    Heat gun?

  • orangatan2
    1 points Apr 20,2018, 8:45pm

    Adhesive remover and a paint scraper if you're trying to preserve the block

  • KyBluEyz
    1 points Apr 20,2018, 9:02pm

    Heat gun and a wide steel scraper tool. It may take time, but there won't be any fumes, as long ad you don't burn the glue.

    Get an oscillating or reciprocating tool with a scraper attachment if you can it will go faster.

  • MyLargeAnus
    1 points Apr 20,2018, 9:04pm

    Napalm.

  • GettingTherapy
    1 points Apr 20,2018, 8:14pm

    No idea. Maybe some type of paint thinner?

  • RazingAll
    1 points Apr 20,2018, 8:30pm

    Acetone's probably your best bet.

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  • tallduder
    6 points Apr 20,2018, 8:15pm

    Oscillating multi-tool with a scraper blade.

  • hrg0891
    4 points Apr 20,2018, 8:12pm

    Just spitballing, belt sander with course grit. You'll have to paint after though.

  • Drewski8986
    3 points Apr 20,2018, 8:15pm

    Potentially an oscillating electric multi tool with a scraper attachment for it. I have had luck scraping glue off of wood studs but have not used it on a block wall. Good luck on getting it off

  • unicoitn
    3 points Apr 20,2018, 8:16pm

    I bet either acetone or MEK should be an adequate solvent

  • Thehitterofstains
    2 points Apr 20,2018, 8:15pm

    Heat perhaps

  • wobbly-cheese
    2 points Apr 20,2018, 8:19pm

    home despot should have something like an electric jackhammer for removing tiles. thats better than manual by a bunch.

  • tatanka01
    2 points Apr 20,2018, 8:19pm

    IS the glue hard? Maybe an angle grinder?

  • drowles0890
    2 points Apr 20,2018, 8:23pm

    Oscillating tool. Although I would probably put furing strips and drywall or something similar

  • muddy700s
    2 points Apr 20,2018, 8:31pm

    Heat gun?

  • orangatan2
    1 points Apr 20,2018, 8:45pm

    Adhesive remover and a paint scraper if you're trying to preserve the block

  • KyBluEyz
    1 points Apr 20,2018, 9:02pm

    Heat gun and a wide steel scraper tool. It may take time, but there won't be any fumes, as long ad you don't burn the glue.

    Get an oscillating or reciprocating tool with a scraper attachment if you can it will go faster.

  • MyLargeAnus
    1 points Apr 20,2018, 9:04pm

    Napalm.

  • GettingTherapy
    1 points Apr 20,2018, 8:14pm

    No idea. Maybe some type of paint thinner?

  • RazingAll
    1 points Apr 20,2018, 8:30pm

    Acetone's probably your best bet.