The DIY thread - DIYourself

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by rlb, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. gtluke

    gtluke The Moped Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Two Bridges
  2. clarkenstein

    clarkenstein JORBA Money Launderer JORBA.ORG

    Location:
    Hillsborough
    putting down hardwood - i know i know, not in the kitchen. but i even had a wood flooring guy come in and say "i never tell people to put wood in their kitchen, but if you put anything but wood in your kitchen, it just wouldn't be right".

    i have let it dry plenty - checked with the floor manufacturer - i'm good with moisture level.

    when i went to move my kitchen light i found a new weird thing. i will post it up when i get home.
     
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  3. rlb

    rlb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bridgewater
    Stop moving shit, when are you gonna learn?
     
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  4. rlb

    rlb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bridgewater
  5. jmanic

    jmanic Well-Known Member Staff Member Team MTBNJ Halter's It's my Birthday!

    Location:
    Englewood
    We took up tiles to put down hardwood in the kitchen. Had to go with thin boards because of transitions and they have held up well. Just keep a mat under the cat/dog's water bowl.
     
  6. fidodie

    fidodie Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Branchburg
    wood in kitchen is fine - just accept that it is a high traffic area, and will need refinishing.
    or just move.
     
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  7. clarkenstein

    clarkenstein JORBA Money Launderer JORBA.ORG

    Location:
    Hillsborough
    no pets, but i have kids and they stopped drinking out of the bowl a couple years ago.
     
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  8. clarkenstein

    clarkenstein JORBA Money Launderer JORBA.ORG

    Location:
    Hillsborough
    So here's my new finding. I was punching holes in the sheet rock for boxes for my new fancy-dansy lights. And I found not a joist, but a plank of wood...

    Is it stabilizing the joists? IMG_0757.JPG
     
  9. fidodie

    fidodie Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Branchburg
    i'm looking at that, and thinking it was used as a backer for a repair in the area????
     
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  10. clarkenstein

    clarkenstein JORBA Money Launderer JORBA.ORG

    Location:
    Hillsborough
    Ok - makes sense. I have to pop off a large area of the ceiling anyway. It's right under my upstairs bathroom, so I assume the leak I have experienced is not the first leak this bathroom had.
     
  11. rlb

    rlb Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Bridgewater
    According to this thread my kitchen has been back in commission for about 4.5 months, so I figured today would be good time to install some handles and adjust the door on the sink base I replaced. Just stole the ones from the old cabinet, so at least they'll match the shitty style of all the existing handles.

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  12. soundz

    soundz The Hat Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Fort Lee?
    What's a pump I can use for draining a pool of water such as this:



    I can get electricity there. I have one of these:

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    Once I drain it, what's a tool I can use to take out all the sludge from a 2x2 feet square hole about 4ft deep?
     
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  13. fidodie

    fidodie Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Branchburg
    if you can borrow a macerating pump, it may clear the sludge...
    otherwise any generic small sump pump - i have one, i use to drain the water from the top of the pool cover that has a connection for a garden hose. not sure how to get it to you.

    scoop out sludge with Ladle?
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    There are gas powered pumps if your battery pack isn't big enough.

    google cleaning sludge from bottom of sump pit......
     
  14. ktmrider

    ktmrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Golden , Co
    i have one you can use
     
  15. soundz

    soundz The Hat Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Fort Lee?
  16. MadisonDan

    MadisonDan Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Madison, NJ
  17. jnos

    jnos Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North Bruns.
    That home depot pump should work. When you are done with it, throw it in a 5 gallon bucket of water to clean out any sludge that gets stuck in the pump.
     
  18. fidodie

    fidodie Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Location:
    Branchburg
    power snake is the way to go for clearing the drain.

    post hole digger - not way to go - get a long handle shovel and bend the end to do the scoop job you need

    you'll need a pump, a hose, and a way to connect them.
    don't use a garden hose, too small for any real work - they sell a flex hose just for this.

    you are going to need real power tho - these things are 1/2 hp . will draw 10 amps.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Wayne-1-...stic-Submersible-Utility-Pump-VIP50/100034817
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/1-1-2-in-Discharge-Hose-Kit-66000-WYN1/100119536

    should do it.
     
  19. Karate Monkey

    Karate Monkey Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Monmouth
    First piece of advice about the pump...pic of the pump has a garden hose attached to it.

    The comedy writes itself. :D
     
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  20. soundz

    soundz The Hat Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Fort Lee?
    The web site options did not = in-store options, so I ended up with this.

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