Do-It-Yourself Home Repair/Remod Help Thread

Discussion in 'The Bar' started by gridman, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. BaddFunn

    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

    Reputations:
    27,684
    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    37,550
    Likes Received:
    19,649
    In the garage no less. Mr fancy over there.
     
    DrivenByDemons likes this.
  2. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

    Reputations:
    44,334
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2010
    Messages:
    51,124
    Likes Received:
    25,248
    I knew a guy who tried to change the torsion springs on his garage door. The big springs right above the door itself. He was torquing one of them down and he apparently went too tight. It exploded. Pieces of spring just shot out like an IED full of nails. There was meat all over the garage. He lived but one of his arms was permanently fucked up after that. His wife was a real domineering and probably made him try to do it instead of calling a garage door guy.
     
  3. Boomer

    Boomer Who is your daddy and what does he do? VIP

    Reputations:
    11,483
    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2012
    Messages:
    3,544
    Likes Received:
    4,390
    Asbestos central.
     
  4. banksy

    banksy Doritos housing hillbilly VIP

    Reputations:
    30,424
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    79,587
    Likes Received:
    10,855
  5. walleyeslayer2

    walleyeslayer2 Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    36,285
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2015
    Messages:
    27,651
    Likes Received:
    9,594
    The Treatment to this non contributing fag
     
  6. banksy

    banksy Doritos housing hillbilly VIP

    Reputations:
    30,424
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2011
    Messages:
    79,587
    Likes Received:
    10,855
    Wall e should be banned from posting in a handyman type thread

    This idiot put a handle on a pocket door
     
  7. Johnnykstaint

    Johnnykstaint A real one way mother f-er Gold

    Reputations:
    40,918
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Messages:
    50,558
    Likes Received:
    28,547
    Looking into painting an existing textured fiberglass exterior door - anyone done this? I assume that like with any paint project, the prep is key. With the fiberglass skin, I'm assuming no sanding like with a wood or metal door. Is there a special primer to use? What would be the most durable finish coat? This door faces SouthEast and gets full morning sun but nothing after about 11:30 or so.
     
  8. walleyeslayer2

    walleyeslayer2 Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    36,285
    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2015
    Messages:
    27,651
    Likes Received:
    9,594
    I have one. Just use any exterior primer and paint. The one I have, I stained the inside with their stain kit, I probably should have done that outside also. A few years after I finished my house, I installed a Hunter Green, Pella screen or storm door. By doing this, I voided the warranty on the fiberglass skin. The heat that builds up between the storm door and other door is crazy. The paint will just bubble. A steel door, like my garage service door..... no problem.
     
  9. Johnnykstaint

    Johnnykstaint A real one way mother f-er Gold

    Reputations:
    40,918
    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2010
    Messages:
    50,558
    Likes Received:
    28,547
    The ehat builds up that much even in winter or are you talking not having the screen in in the middle of summer? I'm definitely going to add a storm door eventually as well; didnt know that was an issue.
     
  10. HOLIC

    HOLIC MADMAN

    Reputations:
    883
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Messages:
    28,510
    Likes Received:
    27,882
    what ever happened to gridman?
     
    babybear likes this.
  11. Lemmy

    Lemmy Douchebag Extraordinaire Gold

    Reputations:
    77,612
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    34,493
    Likes Received:
    42,598
    I've had my fiberglass entry door and a storm door for a few years. Zero issues with heat buildup but the screen is open from early Spring until late Fall. I painted it like I would any other door minus the sanding........just a thorough cleaning.
     
    Johnnykstaint likes this.
  12. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Happy Thanksgiving! VIP

    Reputations:
    74,163
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    56,894
    Likes Received:
    33,035
    He died.
     
  13. HOLIC

    HOLIC MADMAN

    Reputations:
    883
    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2012
    Messages:
    28,510
    Likes Received:
    27,882
    first just peachy and now this???? I cant take it
     
    babybear likes this.
  14. A Succulent Chinese Meal

    A Succulent Chinese Meal Happy Thanksgiving! VIP

    Reputations:
    74,163
    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    56,894
    Likes Received:
    33,035
    The life expectancy of the average message boarder is even lower than that of someone from wartorn Africa.
     
    babybear likes this.
  15. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Gold

    Reputations:
    22,066
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    73,721
    Likes Received:
    47,322
    :facepalm:

    I mean LoPZ!!!!
     
  16. Nice

    Nice Active Member

    Reputations:
    301
    Joined:
    May 11, 2012
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    148
    Paging Dr. Baddfun - paging Dr. Baddfun - or anyone else familiar with a furnace.

    I'm changing a (Taco "00") Cartridge Circulator, and the instructions say that after the CC is replaced, to "Fill system with tap water - The system must be filled before operating the circulator. The bearings are water lubricated and should not be allowed to operate dry. ..."

    I've turned on the in-line valves with the circulator not installed, and no water flows into the pipe that goes to the circulator.

    Any thoughts on how I'm supposed to get water into the lines, aside from disconnecting a higher pipe and pouring water into the then open pipe?
     
  17. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Gold

    Reputations:
    22,066
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    73,721
    Likes Received:
    47,322
    Pictures help a lot in these situations. I'm thinking a check valve somewhere? Is this a closed or open system?
     
  18. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Gold

    Reputations:
    22,066
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    73,721
    Likes Received:
    47,322
    :lol:
     
  19. DarkFriday

    DarkFriday Fired as a MOD...Twice. Gold

    Reputations:
    300,095
    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2011
    Messages:
    204,320
    Likes Received:
    139,973
    This is why you should be a MOD.
    You're too smrt just for gold.
     
  20. DrivenByDemons

    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Gold

    Reputations:
    22,066
    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2010
    Messages:
    73,721
    Likes Received:
    47,322
    I am so smrt, I am so smrt. Smrt. I mean smart.
     
    DarkFriday likes this.