Gladys Figueroa Harbor Freight December 11th, 2019 - 02:30:52
If an air compressor is out of the question, then may I suggest a 20-gallon shop-vac. Oh, don't look at me like that. I am so serious. Men might not know why, but they really need one. You can tell when you take them into that aisle at Home Depot. They stop and look longingly at it with a half smile. It may not get used weekly, but then you just might be surprised. A shop-vac may give him a reason to clean out the vehicles.
Unfortunately these stores don't have all the tools needed for a proper hardwood floor repair. A few exceptions or ones a novice can handle may include fixing squeaky floors with ring shank nails or using putty or colored stain pens to repair scratches. Another may be fixing glued floors that have lost their adhesive bond. The tool of choice here is a glue injection kit, but you will not find them at the big orange or blue stores.
Lay the box flat on the ground so all of the flaps are visible. Notice the notches die cut into the sheet where the flaps once folded? Run a piece of 2" masking tape, starting from the outside edge of the box, all along the notch, plus about 2-3" beyond and into the field. Repeat for all the notches then walk or slide your foot along the tape to secure it well then turn the sheet over. We are going to tape these same notches again only a little bit different.
Now we will not go into detail but say your front porch would need first a rubber backer cemented down them the tile set in the high pressure special use cement. For our purposed the Pre mixed Mastic will work fine. Comb out the adhesive to leave rows with valleys like combing a child's hair you want even rows no places with a big blob. Then set your edge with the bull nose tile, and start moving across the wall with the full tiles. Cutting tile is done with a diamond saw you can rent these. If you have multiple projects you might buy an inexpensive one from Harbor Freight. But consider finding a friend and borough one. You only need to rent one for the really big tile like 12 inch cut on a diagonal because this makes an 18 inch cut across the diagonal of the tile.
You do not have to have a compressor, some people prefer to use a CO2 bottle, but that seems somewhat expensive. Some of the discount tool companies (like Harbor Freight) stock inexpensive compressors. Probably the most import thing to a good finish is good surface preparation. In other words a good clean. Smooth surface. As I have gotten older I have developed a tendency to prime the surface and after that dries well to sand it with very fine grit paper. Try 3200, 2500, in that range.
I finally decided on these metal shelves from Target. The brand is Room Essentials and they come in different widths and numbers of shelves and are also available in black. I purchased the wide three self system in chrome. I also added the industrial 4 inch casters. The shelves require no tools to assemble and the casters screw directly in to the bottom of the legs. Each shelf is rated to hold more than 300 pounds. I also bought a roll of shelf lining for the bottom two shelves. The shelves are modular so I can add additional units later if I want. Target has all of this together in one location in the store so it was a one stop shopping kind of thing. The total cost for the shelves and liner was right at $60.