Useful DIY VIDEOs thread.....

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I always called that head style-- bugle head. Wrong again!:frown:



I use deck screws for just about everything. Used drywall screws for interior jobs like flooring but I got tired of the heads breaking off.

I use Grabber Deck screws. Even for drywall. Galvanized with a ceramic coating. Much better than plain galvanized. Built my deck 25 years ago and they have barely begun to rust. Cheaper than stainless steel.
Very interesting about the Canadian screws.
 

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I've been doing a few things at my Mom's house to help her in the bathroom. Yesterday I outfitted her toilet with one of those raised seats with handles and also put a seat inside her shower stall. Tomorrow I will be installing three grab bars in her shower stall. She has tile so I will be following the procedure shown in the video below. As noted in the comments section - he should have applied the template on the tile - before installing the Wingits - to ensure a more waterproof seal. Otherwise it's a pretty good DIY vid.

I'm also going to install a hand-held shower and one of the grab bars has a holder for it. Will post pics afterwards.

 

Bazza

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^^^ Job came out good. I ended up forgoing the Wingits and just used some heavy load 5/16" anchors and fasteners. After the grab bars were installed, I pulled on them with all my might and they did not budge so it should work just fine for my Mom. I don't see her even pulling hard on them at all but mostly using them for balance and some leverage in her movements.

I got all my supplies from HD.....and only had to go back 2 times. :D

Two of the grab bars have a peened surface for better grip-age. The third, which I mounted vertical, has a bracket on it to hold her hand held shower head.



Had Mom test everything out and she loved it. 96 years old next month.......:wink:

 

Bazza

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Hooray for You Tube!

I just acquired a couple new wet suits and decided I needed some new hangers for them. Didn't see anything I liked from the usual online merchants so did a YT search and sure enough.......

Not sure I will follow his procedure exactly but the use of PVC is absolutely genius. The rest of it is cake.


The guy could use a bigger saw....and pair of scissors......lol.....
 

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Hey Bazza, I did something similar with PVC. I actually made mine in the shape of hanger with a PVC "T" in the middle and a 45 at each end angled down. On top of the "T" I put a PVC cap, drilled a hole, and then put a large metal hook through it so I could hang it on a rack. The 45's at each end kind of followed the natural slope of the wetsuit shoulders. Rather than draping your wetsuit over the PVC, you hang them like a shirt and it keeps the top open a little more allowing for pretty good air circulation.
 

Bazza

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Hey Bazza, I did something similar with PVC. I actually made mine in the shape of hanger with a PVC "T" in the middle and a 45 at each end angled down. On top of the "T" I put a PVC cap, drilled a hole, and then put a large metal hook through it so I could hang it on a rack. The 45's at each end kind of followed the natural slope of the wetsuit shoulders. Rather than draping your wetsuit over the PVC, you hang them like a shirt and it keeps the top open a little more allowing for pretty good air circulation.
That's an even better idea.....I didn't want to drape them folded over either. Thank you Mr. Usso!
 

Bazza

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Fixing up my flag pole and just bought one of these for it. Only $30 on Amazon. I always had a spot light shining up from the ground but I think this method is a better way to do it. I'm putting an Eagle on top of mine......instead of that dumb looking ball.....:p

 

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Update on the flagpole upgrade project. Ended up having to replace the truck at the top. Finally got everything I needed today. Heading outside right now to install everything. Pics will follow at some point. For now, here's a nice video showing how to tie off your halyard......

 

Bazza

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I have to say....seeing Old Glory flying above my property gave me a sense of patriotism I haven't experienced in quite a while.

In fact, as soon as I got her up - I immediately started thinking of how I could upgrade with a taller pole and larger flag. That says something right there. This one is approx. 17' in height with a 4'x6' flag so it's no pee wee or anything.

Here are a few pics.....the old truck & eagle which was impossible to remove, the new setup all assembled and ready to go, and a few pics of Old Glory.....proudly flying above Bazzaland. I included one pic with the flash off so you could get an idea of how the light worked. Of course everything looks better with the naked eye.

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