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Replacing a double basin sink: questions in comments

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COMMENTS

  • Gears_and_Beers
    2 points Nov 28,2018, 11:53am

    Don't combine them.

    On one side of the double Y (looks cast iron) come out with a 90 and put a threaded plug. On the other side do a 90 to the p-trap.

    While you're replacing it all get a p-trap with a clean out on the bottom, the extra buck or two it costs will be well worth it the first time you drop a ring or something down the drain.

  • fayette_villian
    1 points Nov 28,2018, 11:37am

    here is a picture of the drainage set up for my current double basin sink. I am currently considering replacing it with a single basin, and uninstalling the disposal .

    it appears that each drain of my sink currently goes into its own branch of the mainline. I was considering running pvc to both from a single drain, but was wondering if capping one would be better? if so how?

    lastly, should I look into putting and AAV on the drain line when I resinstall the new sink?

    thanks in advance

    also please note super professional duct tape installation of dishwasher line=/= my work

COMMENTS

  • Gears_and_Beers
    2 points Nov 28,2018, 11:53am

    Don't combine them.

    On one side of the double Y (looks cast iron) come out with a 90 and put a threaded plug. On the other side do a 90 to the p-trap.

    While you're replacing it all get a p-trap with a clean out on the bottom, the extra buck or two it costs will be well worth it the first time you drop a ring or something down the drain.

  • fayette_villian
    1 points Nov 28,2018, 11:37am

    here is a picture of the drainage set up for my current double basin sink. I am currently considering replacing it with a single basin, and uninstalling the disposal .

    it appears that each drain of my sink currently goes into its own branch of the mainline. I was considering running pvc to both from a single drain, but was wondering if capping one would be better? if so how?

    lastly, should I look into putting and AAV on the drain line when I resinstall the new sink?

    thanks in advance

    also please note super professional duct tape installation of dishwasher line=/= my work

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Building my first fence from free wood.

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Can I repair this Ikea particle board veneer?

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  • DragonInsignia
    22 points Nov 12,2018, 12:57pm

    Yes, you could use a white spackle to fill the holes then sand it flush with the rest of the table - and then use a clear coat of epoxy or resign to seal everything and add a protective layer over your work/ all the table

  • Bumper6190
    6 points Nov 12,2018, 1:19pm

    I have. A light sanding of the whole surface. A dap of “plastic wood” Astor filler. Another very light sanding and an application of a product that is good for plastic furniture - like Krylon - dual paint and primer. I am no but it worked for me

  • itistheeast
    9 points Nov 12,2018, 1:58pm

    Just put some white electrical tape over and a distraction plant near to cover

  • garwoe
    2 points Nov 12,2018, 12:55pm

    Could try sanding down the rough parts a bit and spraying that area with a rattle can

  • anthropicprincipal
    -2 points Nov 12,2018, 1:47pm

    I use duct tape.

  • FusterCluck77
    -1 points Nov 12,2018, 6:54pm

    Just burn it

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  • DragonInsignia
    22 points Nov 12,2018, 12:57pm

    Yes, you could use a white spackle to fill the holes then sand it flush with the rest of the table - and then use a clear coat of epoxy or resign to seal everything and add a protective layer over your work/ all the table

  • Bumper6190
    6 points Nov 12,2018, 1:19pm

    I have. A light sanding of the whole surface. A dap of “plastic wood” Astor filler. Another very light sanding and an application of a product that is good for plastic furniture - like Krylon - dual paint and primer. I am no but it worked for me

  • itistheeast
    9 points Nov 12,2018, 1:58pm

    Just put some white electrical tape over and a distraction plant near to cover

  • mdmaxOG
    1 points Nov 12,2018, 7:27pm

    Sanding it will just wreck it further. The only true repair is to stick a replacement piece of white laminate over top.

  • garwoe
    2 points Nov 12,2018, 12:55pm

    Could try sanding down the rough parts a bit and spraying that area with a rattle can

  • anthropicprincipal
    -2 points Nov 12,2018, 1:47pm

    I use duct tape.

  • FusterCluck77
    -1 points Nov 12,2018, 6:54pm

    Just burn it

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Is my tap frost proof?

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  • SgR3624
    9 points Oct 29,2018, 5:49pm

    Nope.

  • pixelkilla
    4 points Oct 29,2018, 5:51pm

    No!

  • fredbnh
    2 points Oct 29,2018, 6:38pm

    Definitely not. A frost-proof sillcock has the actual valve inside the heated part of the house, and is pitched downwards so the residual water drains out when you shut it off. Fun Fact: If you have a water filled hose attached to it, even a frost proof will freeze and burst.

  • Watermelonhead88
    2 points Oct 29,2018, 5:50pm

    Idk, try putting some frost on it

  • ExtremeGinta
    1 points Oct 29,2018, 5:51pm

    I can't find a shutoff anywhere. I've been trying to research and this looks like it might be frost proof based on the location of the handle (not on an angle). Does this look like a frost proof to you guys? It either has to be frost proof or there has to be a shut off or it would have frozen last winter correct?

  • brock_lee
    1 points Oct 29,2018, 5:52pm

    It appears to me to be the type that is, but you'd need to see the inside to be sure. You'd also need to confirm where the actual washer is inside the valve, which no one here can tell by looking at.

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  • SgR3624
    9 points Oct 29,2018, 5:49pm

    Nope.

  • pixelkilla
    4 points Oct 29,2018, 5:51pm

    No!

  • fredbnh
    2 points Oct 29,2018, 6:38pm

    Definitely not. A frost-proof sillcock has the actual valve inside the heated part of the house, and is pitched downwards so the residual water drains out when you shut it off. Fun Fact: If you have a water filled hose attached to it, even a frost proof will freeze and burst.

  • Rippofunk
    2 points Oct 29,2018, 7:05pm

    Do you really live in a climate that needs one? Sounds silly I know, but my facets regularly enjoy sub 32f weather with no issues.

  • Watermelonhead88
    2 points Oct 29,2018, 5:50pm

    Idk, try putting some frost on it

  • ExtremeGinta
    1 points Oct 29,2018, 5:51pm

    I can't find a shutoff anywhere. I've been trying to research and this looks like it might be frost proof based on the location of the handle (not on an angle). Does this look like a frost proof to you guys? It either has to be frost proof or there has to be a shut off or it would have frozen last winter correct?

  • brock_lee
    1 points Oct 29,2018, 5:52pm

    It appears to me to be the type that is, but you'd need to see the inside to be sure. You'd also need to confirm where the actual washer is inside the valve, which no one here can tell by looking at.

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Ground wire not attached to outlet. Is this an issue? [GFCI installation]

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COMMENTS

  • brock_lee
    5 points Oct 22,2018, 3:32pm

    Are those ground wires on the top? If so, they are connected to the box, and therefore, to the outlet by default. Not ideal, but perfectly functional. If those are ground wires, you can detach from the box, connect, and run a pigtail to the ground wire/screw on the GFCI

  • Blackstrider
    2 points Oct 22,2018, 3:29pm

    Do you mean you don't have one or it's not attached to the box or outlet?

    Nothing's attached from what I can see...

  • Simian_Grin
    1 points Oct 22,2018, 3:31pm

    Looks like the ground wire is attached to the metal recepticle, not the green screw on the outlet. House waw built in 1960 and grounded outlets added a few years before we bought the house.... Should I just pry the ground wire off the receptacle and attach it to the green screw on the GFCI? Not sure why the ground wires werent attached or if I should proceed

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  • brock_lee
    5 points Oct 22,2018, 3:32pm

    Are those ground wires on the top? If so, they are connected to the box, and therefore, to the outlet by default. Not ideal, but perfectly functional. If those are ground wires, you can detach from the box, connect, and run a pigtail to the ground wire/screw on the GFCI

  • Blackstrider
    2 points Oct 22,2018, 3:29pm

    Do you mean you don't have one or it's not attached to the box or outlet?

    Nothing's attached from what I can see...

  • Simian_Grin
    1 points Oct 22,2018, 3:31pm

    Looks like the ground wire is attached to the metal recepticle, not the green screw on the outlet. House waw built in 1960 and grounded outlets added a few years before we bought the house.... Should I just pry the ground wire off the receptacle and attach it to the green screw on the GFCI? Not sure why the ground wires werent attached or if I should proceed

  • deaddialtone
    1 points Oct 22,2018, 7:53pm

    Lots of “should” and “could” here which could but never should mix when it comes to electricity. Verify the ground with a multimeter. If it’s not sufficient then replace. Simple.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    That’s pretty neat, nice work!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    That’s pretty neat, nice work!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    One of those pergola things from Home Depot?

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

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

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

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

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

    One of those pergola things from Home Depot?

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

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

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

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

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

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

    if it’s wood sand it

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

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

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

    Pressure wash?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    if it’s wood sand it

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

    Looks like it just needs to be stained.

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

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

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

    Pressure wash?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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