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Anyone running a home project?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Jburns, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Jburns

    Jburns Active Member

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    Welp - stuck at the house I figured it was time to remove the carpet- install hardwood stairs

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  2. ikarasu

    ikarasu Very Active Member

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    Not in quarantine yet... but I'll be doing the same as you!

    I was remodeling my garage 6 months ago and never found time to finish. Half the walls are painted... my central vacuum is sitting on a bucket with the piping all taped up to the wall.... I never got around to finishing it, I figure this will be the perfect time.

    I also plan on decluttering my house - I have way too much stuff I dont need, and no space for it.

    the stairs in my house are the onlything I dont have done in hardwood, they wanted an arm and a leg to do them... But not I'm thinking of taking that project on also, thanks!
     
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  3. Jburns

    Jburns Active Member

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    So the standard treads are 10.5 inches deep. These new hardwood treads are nice- prebuilt with wrap-around- and come 11.5 inches deep.
    Thinking of keeping the 11.5 depth, and just trimming to fit the width. The old MDF treads will be cut back to square - no overhang.
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  4. Notarealsignguy

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    Isnt that cheating?
     
  5. Jburns

    Jburns Active Member

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    LOL - yeah I suppose versus building your own treads. - clamps, glue, tongue and groove...
     
  6. Texas_Signmaker

    Texas_Signmaker Very Active Signmaker

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    Just make sure to wrap them with graphic when you are done... you are a sign guy after all.

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  7. iPrintStuff

    iPrintStuff Prints stuff

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    We do so many schools with the times tables going up their stairs. Luckily there aren’t many stairs in schools because anything after 10 steps and I’d be screwed
     
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  8. Jester

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    So, what do you do if they want anything other than the '1's table? LOL
     
  9. iPrintStuff

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    If I take my socks off too sometimes I can get to 20
     
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  10. Moze

    Moze Very Active Member

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    Edit...

    I botched what I originally wrote, but long story short, I would think you would want to remove the existing treads and rip the new treads to the proper depth so the nose doesn't extend past the stair skirt.
     
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  11. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Active Member

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    Youre doing it wrong. Nail em down and fill in that gap with caulking. Thats how the real home builders do it.
     
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  12. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Finishing up my torpedo heater project. Will work on it this afternoon and try to get it buttoned up. Reassembled the critical bits last night to see if it still ran. Yup, fired right off and burns clean.
    Shop heat was set at 59. Got to 94 in matter of minutes. Had some paint to dry. You know how it is.:D
     
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  13. eahicks

    eahicks Magna Cum Laude - School of Hard Knocks

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    Cool...I did the same beginning of last year. Same process nearly. LOTS of custom cutting to fit the new treads, as it seems our stairs were built on a Friday around 4:00 and cerveza time had started. Sheesh. But Turned out nice.
     

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