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Oct
18
comment What is the allowable span of 2 stacked 6x6's?
No, it's 3. It's 2mg + the original weight of the masses (m) for 3mg.
Oct
18
comment How can I tell if a slab foundation can be built on?
Are you concerned about the slab, which is the large field of concrete that fills the floor of the garage area, or the footings, which would be underneath the slab around it's edges and beneath any key stress points?
Oct
18
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
17
answered What is a quick and temporary fix for a cracked toilet waste pipe?
Oct
17
comment What is a quick and temporary fix for a cracked toilet waste pipe?
You're talking about part of the toilet itself, not the underlying plumbing?
Oct
17
comment How do I uninstall a receptacle when the wires are stuck?
The screws will be "hot" whether you stick the wire in the little mounting hole or not.
Oct
17
comment What is the allowable span of 2 stacked 6x6's?
Hope you glued and bolted, not just bolted! :D
Oct
17
answered What is the allowable span of 2 stacked 6x6's?
Oct
17
comment What is the allowable span of 2 stacked 6x6's?
Ok per the related question the approximation for maximum load to use is three times the sitting load on the swing. So take the max load you anticipate (ie: your 450 lbs) * 3 swings * the swinging factor of 3 = a peak swinging load in the vicinity of 4,050 lbs. (with all 3 really fat kids swinging in synch)
Oct
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on ice tag wiki excerpt
Oct
17
comment What is the allowable span of 2 stacked 6x6's?
Posted a related question here: math.stackexchange.com/questions/215661/…
Oct
17
comment What is the allowable span of 2 stacked 6x6's?
3 swings, 3 kids, 150lbs each does add up to 1,350, but that is not the load to consider, because that's a passive, sitting still load. Actively swinging - descending, decelerating and being deflected forward and up - that increases the effective load weight on the board. I don't know how to calculate the effective weight - that's probably a question for Mathematics.stackexchange.com ...
Oct
17
comment I mounted a vinyl picture window sideways, can I drill small weeping holes into the frame?
What kind of window? Single hung? Double hung? Casement?
Oct
17
comment How can I build and install kitchen cabinets?
Ikea base cabinets are built somewhat uniquely - the bodies are particle board, but they rest on legs instead of on particle board frames, and the legs are high density polymer plastic, so they aren't affected by water. A toe kick is then affixed to the legs to give the appearance of a solid cabinet all the way to the floor.
Oct
17
accepted How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
Oct
17
comment How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
I think brute force is going to be the way to go but I'm going to try dampening it per your suggestion as we go along. Too bad I can't pick multiple answers since I'm going to basically combine them in the approach... but you got here first. :)
Oct
17
comment What is the proper way to clean a paintbrush and metal pan with KleanStrip paint thinner?
... there simply are no words ...
Oct
17
comment How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
Yeah, I don't think it will soften up either. I have both the vacuum drywall sander and razor blades on a stick and even heavier duty scrapers (like for removing tile). I think we'll go the brute force route, in that regard, but try the dampening as well, cause it can't hurt.
Oct
16
comment How should I remove the texture from the ceiling *without* tearing it out?
Thanks, but that wasn't my question.