Carpenter Talk

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by disconnected, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. GutsyGibbon

    GutsyGibbon Adventurer

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    Wishing Jerry a quick recovery!

    My ramp build has run into technical difficulties. I need a ramp that is at least 7 feet long. A 7' ramp will not fit in my SUV, so I added a couple door hinges in the middle. The common board just can't hold any weight at the hinge. I need to reinforce at the join/hinge with metal/something strong. I was going to buy a 6" hook and eye latch, and see if it can hold together.
  2. MrBob

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    If you install an 1 1/2” hinge on the lower edge of the joint, adding weight will push the edges of the joint together, making it stronger.
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  3. lkraus

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    I suspect the door hinge failed because the screws, being close to the end of the boards, pulled out? If so, a strap hinge might work by moving the attachment points further inboard. Through bolts will be stronger than wood screws. You want a style that has leaves of equal size, maybe 5" or 6". Using a hinge this way applies a large force in an un-intended direction with 3 1/2 foot levers, so it needs to be pretty heavy duty.
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    Or, maybe find a snug fitting metal U-channel that could slip over the edges of the boards at the joint?
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    Would a Jerry be able to handle a simple plastic step stool? Lots of styles, one and two steps. This one worked great for my 90 year old mother-in-law.
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  4. Yinzer Moto

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  5. MrBob

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    Progress on my workhorse/RV project is slow but I made a little headway today. Facing is a hinged lid to provide tool and camping gear storage below. The cutout on the left front allows me to recline the driver's seat for that quick nap. I bought utility carpeting at HD to cover the ply. I'll add a hinged piece of 3/4" ply across the back that will fold down to provide work or food prep space. There are two storage areas under the flooring in front of the side doors and the right side will be hinged.
    Still a long way to go.
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  6. MrBob

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    Progress, but 92 degrees at noon - done for the day.
  7. Camarodude

    Camarodude Been here awhile

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    Looks amazing.
    Someday I wish my house to look that good.
    The finish, the colors, all tie it together.
    Good job!!
  8. Luna Tique

    Luna Tique dreamer of adventure

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    Thank you !

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  9. MrBob

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    Seriously useful tool if you work on doors. Helps raise or lower door to engage hinge, and can be used to hold door steady while it's being painted.
  10. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Also super useful when trying to re-fit a really heavy rear wheel and the goddamn spacers keep falling out as you try and slide the axle in :D
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  11. HardWorkingDog

    HardWorkingDog Super Ordinary

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    Thanks. Been on my mental list for about a year to get one...my mind ain't what it used ta be. Ordered 30 seconds ago...
  12. MrBob

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    Bad dog Gordon. He wanted in the air conditioned house and the people weren't moving fast enough for him. Homeowners ready to replace door.

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    No need to trash a perfectly good Doug Fir door.
  13. Yinzer Moto

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    Gordon is a good boy. Where are his pics?
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  14. MrBob

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    He told me to see his agent - 3 year old Lab goofball.
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  15. MrBob

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    When I retired from Nursing my blood pressure cuff was just gathering dust, so......
  16. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Perfect :clap
  17. Luna Tique

    Luna Tique dreamer of adventure

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  18. Luna Tique

    Luna Tique dreamer of adventure

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    How we pay the bills!
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  19. Gillmartin

    Gillmartin Desultory Dilettante Supporter

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    Hello woodworking-type people!
    How difficult is installing some kind of mezzanine in a shop? Say 20'x25', 7' or 8' high... I've been looking online for plans, and haven't had much luck other than steel beam kits that run $5k-$20k, yikes...
    Not looking to support anything terribly heavy, but I'm not sure what load rating I should be going for. Would something like 8x8 vertical supports, with 2x10 joists on 16" spacing be sufficient?
    Thanks, Rich.
  20. Yinzer Moto

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    It would be similar to building a deck outside.

    6x6 posts are pretty standard. You’ll need to cut the slab and put them on footers, unless the slab is capable of handling the weight.

    Personally, I would be trying to do a larger span that what can be done with wood and I would be looking at a steel beam. I have a friend who just put a couple steel beams in a house, I think it was $1000 for 2 30’ beams. Delivered and craned as close to the house as possible.