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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1125 on: June 10, 2019, 10:21:20 AM »
My mom's husband has gotten into flipping houses around the country and is currently doing a house in Branson. The contractor he's using has been pud af and quoted like 17 grand to install cabinets and countertop in the kitchen so he asked if I could come down and help him out. Sidenote, I had never been to Branson and it's very gross, the Las Vegas of Jesus weirdos.

Mom's husband giving the thumbs up on Saturday. Saw battery died so I had about 90 minutes on Sunday to finish up



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« Reply #1126 on: June 10, 2019, 07:03:49 PM »
This is real handyman work kdiddy, not some gosh darn fashion show.

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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1127 on: June 10, 2019, 08:06:24 PM »
i installed about 30 ft of baseboards with multiple corners and angles all by myself. 2017 'blast would laugh at the thought.

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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1128 on: June 10, 2019, 08:06:53 PM »
i installed about 30 ft of baseboards with multiple corners and angles all by myself. 2017 'blast would laugh at the thought.

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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1129 on: June 11, 2019, 08:52:17 AM »
i installed about 30 ft of baseboards with multiple corners and angles all by myself. 2017 'blast would laugh at the thought.

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'tb did you have angles other than 90s? we recently redid the quarter round and cutting 45s was nbd but we have some weird triangular shaped stairs and also a bay window so we had to do some trig but all the SOH-CAH-TOA couldn't save me from having to do a few practice cuts.

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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1130 on: June 11, 2019, 09:04:39 AM »
you want to cut angles, get a mitre saw and go to town

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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1131 on: June 11, 2019, 09:21:17 AM »
Make that crap compound
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« Reply #1132 on: June 11, 2019, 10:21:26 AM »
we have the compound mitre saw you animals that's not a free pass from having to select the angle to do your cuts.

glad you guys all live in homes where 45 degree cuts is all you need probably frees you up to eat lots of toast while you watch CSPAN 2 or w/e

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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1133 on: June 11, 2019, 10:33:05 AM »
i installed about 30 ft of baseboards with multiple corners and angles all by myself. 2017 'blast would laugh at the thought.

with shoe!

'tb did you have angles other than 90s? we recently redid the quarter round and cutting 45s was nbd but we have some weird triangular shaped stairs and also a bay window so we had to do some trig but all the SOH-CAH-TOA couldn't save me from having to do a few practice cuts.

oh god. your question gives me flashbacks. yes, we had a bay window thing that had less-than-45 degree angles. i did some very very rough math on a piece of paper and it actually ended up okay, but there was definitely some trial and error with the miter saw. basically just need to figure out the degrees of the angle, divide by 2, and cut your board based on that. when you add in uneven hardwood floors because it's an old house, it was such a pain in the ass. just remember there's always caulk!

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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1134 on: July 14, 2019, 06:55:25 PM »
Any pro tips on how to reattach this tile before I put caulk around the tub tile base?

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« Reply #1135 on: July 14, 2019, 08:11:33 PM »
Can you glue a stick behind as a backer?
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« Reply #1136 on: July 14, 2019, 08:42:59 PM »
fill the void with spray foam and when it dries carve it down to be flush with the back of the wall

then glue a stick on that

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« Reply #1137 on: July 15, 2019, 08:38:28 AM »
tear the whole thing out before they all start falling off.

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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1138 on: July 15, 2019, 11:13:33 AM »
Had to have some guys come over today to rip out the ceiling in our kitchen, wrap our HVAC ducts with insulation, and put it back.  Ducts were sweating like a pig in the area between the first and second floor of our house.  Probably something that I could have tackled myself, but just didn't have the time.

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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1139 on: July 28, 2019, 02:54:19 PM »
Installed a replacement garage door opener. Pretty pud to do since I didn't convert to belt drive. Biggest challenge was sorting out the chain. Now wifi connected.

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