Hello Guest

Author Topic: Upstairs Add On started  (Read 11823 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Bigdave_185

  • Raising Boys into Real Men!
  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 3242
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #300 on: March 04, 2018, 01:03:32 AM »
Carpet will help a bunch as well 


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #301 on: March 04, 2018, 03:20:38 AM »
Carpet will help a bunch as well 


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Its getting vinyl laminate. Needs to be sturdy. About $2 a sf and backing is built in.

On that I got the wiring done tonight. Works great using the including drivers, but each running 2 lights (4 watts each LED). They even work with the dimmer I got at Costco a few weeks back and each bank can be shut off. So the master (dimmer) powers them all, then a 3 way in the closet allows control of 2 lights each (center, left, right) Was tight getting the buggers in there but they fit.

Got the drywall finished cept inside the closet. Tomorrow I have to replace a bath faucet as my oldest boy though it would be cool to spin the lever backwards and tore up the seals.
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #302 on: March 04, 2018, 03:22:43 AM »
The little screw on bullet plugs sure helped. I did solder the LV wires. Wish the box was another 1/2 deep, but its done now.

Lights work great!
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Online TexasRedNeck

  • punching bag for moderator humor
  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 6998
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #303 on: March 04, 2018, 07:46:34 AM »
Looks good JR.  I hate floating drywall.  Seems I put 10 pounds on then take 9 1/2 off, then repeat.....

That is a lot stuffed into that 2 gang box.  Keep an eye on temp on those transformers.  They can get warm
Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

Joshua 6:20-24

Offline Bigdave_185

  • Raising Boys into Real Men!
  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 3242
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #304 on: March 04, 2018, 12:32:16 PM »
What?s the hole in the wall for Jr?


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Online TexasRedNeck

  • punching bag for moderator humor
  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 6998
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #305 on: March 04, 2018, 04:13:23 PM »
that's the window.  Just covered to keep building inspectors from prying.....
Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

Joshua 6:20-24

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #306 on: March 04, 2018, 09:30:00 PM »
Yep, just the window. Looks down into the neighbors backyard and he's cool, so trying to keep it covered most of the time. The shades will fix most of that when finished. I will post a picture out the window, it is a nice view with sunsets but it gets hot!
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Offline Tommy13

  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 189
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #307 on: March 05, 2018, 08:34:40 AM »
It's really coming together.  Nice work JR.
Exodus 14:14

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #308 on: March 08, 2018, 02:14:22 AM »
Played in the mud today, more to come!
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Offline Flyin6

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 21060
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #309 on: March 08, 2018, 10:05:25 AM »
God love ya man, that's nasty/dirty work!
Site owner    IS 6:8  Psalm 91 
NSDQ      Author: Distant Thunder

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #310 on: March 09, 2018, 03:07:00 AM »
Just mudded for 8 hours, I'm tired and still not done on the first coat!

Just the closet on ceiling center left and ran out of mud, so Lowes gets a visit in the morning.
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Online TexasRedNeck

  • punching bag for moderator humor
  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 6998
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #311 on: March 09, 2018, 07:11:12 AM »
I hate floating and taping. I?ll be subcontracting that part on the casita


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

Joshua 6:20-24

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #312 on: March 09, 2018, 12:28:57 PM »
That crossed my mind late last night. Full rooms will be that way from now on.
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Offline Bear9350

  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 634
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #313 on: March 09, 2018, 12:46:37 PM »
The mudding was the only part my remodel where I payed somebody to do something I could do.

Offline stlaser

  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 5696
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #314 on: March 09, 2018, 01:50:43 PM »
I hate floating and taping. I?ll be subcontracting that part on the casita


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Everytime on any build ^^^^^^
Unretired, sweeping floor at GLO once again & making coffee.

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #315 on: March 09, 2018, 07:48:08 PM »
A little more and a view.
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #316 on: March 12, 2018, 07:38:18 PM »
I hate mudding, I hate mudding,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Offline stlaser

  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 5696
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #317 on: March 12, 2018, 08:14:09 PM »
Looking good, home stretch!  :likebutton:
Unretired, sweeping floor at GLO once again & making coffee.

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #318 on: March 12, 2018, 08:19:14 PM »
Tape the closet, skim coat the rest. Going to dig out the airless for the PVA/paint, then use a textured roller on that.
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #319 on: March 12, 2018, 08:53:12 PM »
150' roll of tape and I'm 3' short, have to use the mesh for that. 2nd box of mud, not wasting much.

Both the outside corners are bullnose, came out good. As long as the peak comes out good, I'll be happy.
« Last Edit: March 12, 2018, 08:54:02 PM by JR »
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Offline Tommy13

  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 189
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #320 on: March 13, 2018, 03:13:36 PM »
Liking the round corners JR.  :likebutton:
Exodus 14:14

Offline EL TATE

  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 2181
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #321 on: March 13, 2018, 04:32:55 PM »
The round corners really do look great. old paint brush handle taped to a plastic soda bottle cut out just the right way makes skimming those round corners a lot easier JR. Not that you'll ever want to do it again.
Husband, Father, Gear guy, Patriot.

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #322 on: March 15, 2018, 12:58:03 AM »
Bullnose are smooth as a babies bottom but thx for the idea.

However I got nothing done today but buying carpet for the stairs. Between running kids, diner, seeing mom (just bought her a scooter, https://www.amazon.com/Drive-Medical-Compact-Travel-Scooter/dp/B00GPGKN4G )
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Online TexasRedNeck

  • punching bag for moderator humor
  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 6998
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #323 on: March 17, 2018, 12:08:24 AM »
Question for you JR.  I'm thinking about running the refrigerant and drain lines for mini split through an interior wall cavity through the floor to the crawl space.  What approximate diameter is all the piping when bundled together?  Would a 1 1/2 conduit accommodate all of them or would it have to be bigger?  2 inch?  Or could the drain come off a separate end of the interior unit from the drain and use conduit on each end of the unit to run them separately through the wall cavity?
Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

Joshua 6:20-24

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #324 on: March 17, 2018, 01:20:31 AM »
I cut 2" holes to run mine and have room to spare. That is after it was rapped so I could feed it all through.

The comp and head have diff drain lines. Comp just dumps out the bottom but sure you run it somewhere.

Looks like the head drain line is around 3/4 and normally does not run with the hard lines. They do come out the same exit hole in the wall, but then it goes its own way.

What did you get?
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Online TexasRedNeck

  • punching bag for moderator humor
  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 6998
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #325 on: March 17, 2018, 07:41:32 AM »
Nothing yet.  Still in the planning stages.  Been reading all the mfg install documents.  I'm looking at LG Blueridge and others and I'd like to be able to hide the lines by running them through conduit in the wall cavities for a cleaner look.  In one instance, if I put a wall up to close off the downstairs sleeping area, its an interior non load bearing wall and I would have to run the lines out the bottom to the crawl space.  I could probably run 2 inch conduit max but would prefer 1 1/2
Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

Joshua 6:20-24

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #326 on: March 17, 2018, 03:52:24 PM »
I will get you pic for reff. I think 1.5 will be OK. I wanted a little give in mine.

Here are the 2 copper lines and the control wire wrapped in vinyl (included) running through a 2 in hole.
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #327 on: March 18, 2018, 01:25:59 AM »
Looking at it I think you will need at least a 2'' hole. The lines have foam and wrapped with the vinyl there is not alot of play.

You could run them and with the fitting removed and reflare the lines, Let mine sealed.


Little more skimming to do and light sanding, then paint. I am ready!!
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Online TexasRedNeck

  • punching bag for moderator humor
  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 6998
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #328 on: March 18, 2018, 08:59:35 AM »
Thanks JR. I?ve seen some where the drain is on the opposite side from the refrigerant lines.  I might be able to feed drain through a separate conduit.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

Joshua 6:20-24

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #329 on: March 18, 2018, 12:32:05 PM »
I can run the lines separate, so there are options. I ran AC right up to where the unit will mount and will run the drain out there too.

As I posted earlier, I have a vent line there from the w/d and the wall will have a 3'' from the new rooms wall to the stairway wall which works out great, like a ''wet wall''.

Orange wire is the dryer 220 and you can see my temp rail. 2x2 redwood with teak oil.
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Offline Tommy13

  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 189
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #330 on: March 18, 2018, 03:11:29 PM »
The split unit we had installed would need at least 2in conduit for the copper and wire.  Drain is piped out to the roof.
Exodus 14:14

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #331 on: March 22, 2018, 02:25:45 AM »
So this evening I finished the mudding. Maybe a touchup after some sanding but I will hot coat that.

I also finished prepping the stairs for stain, but not sure now. I got the carpet to do the stairs and lowes even gave me a bunch of nice padding for it.

Idea is to stain the siding on the stairway in a golden oak, then I will make railing from iron. Bad part is every time I look at the stairs I think they might look better stained, but not sure if that looks right with the siding stained. Plus they are just ply so not the most robust wood if I did.

Other than that it is the home stretch now. Bed and frame ordered, need the wood for the HVAC box top, shades and baseboards. Flooring is a grey, wall semi white, baseboards gloss white and shades grey. Mirror closet door with no closet door trim. Just a 2/6 flat panel doorway, Haven't decided on the hvac cover finish either. 
« Last Edit: March 22, 2018, 02:32:57 AM by JR »
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Online TexasRedNeck

  • punching bag for moderator humor
  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 6998
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #332 on: March 22, 2018, 08:01:43 AM »
Awesome.   You can always carpet over the stain later is you change your mind


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

Joshua 6:20-24

Offline Bigdave_185

  • Raising Boys into Real Men!
  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 3242
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #333 on: March 22, 2018, 08:53:56 AM »
After looking at the other home. I say give the stairs a stain and see how they turn out. Like Tex said you can always cover


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #334 on: March 22, 2018, 10:31:10 AM »
Stain it all, just the steps, black steps, honey oak trim for the side? (figure black iron rail)
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Offline Bigdave_185

  • Raising Boys into Real Men!
  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 3242
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #335 on: March 22, 2018, 01:14:46 PM »
That sounds cool, dark dark treads and the kicks a lighter color.  Not lite enough to show shoe scuffs


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #336 on: March 22, 2018, 01:22:37 PM »
Upstairs will be a grey, nice transition. That is another concern with carpet, the transition.
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Offline Bigdave_185

  • Raising Boys into Real Men!
  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 3242
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #337 on: March 22, 2018, 01:34:59 PM »
I have always gone with transitions as far as paint. From point of view.  If you can see it from the main room match that, where your bedroom addition is down below I wouldn?t worry about matching that


Kind of like how to transition colors on a rounded corner where you have two colors. Which face do you paint? Lord knows you don?t split the round down the middle


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline rpar86

  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 699
    • View Profile
Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #338 on: March 22, 2018, 03:12:09 PM »


Kind of like how to transition colors on a rounded corner where you have two colors. Which face do you paint? Lord knows you don?t split the round down the middle

They did in my house...  bought it like this.

« Last Edit: March 22, 2018, 03:12:49 PM by rpar86 »
Ryan
2006 GMC 3500 6.6 CCLB SRW 4x4

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #339 on: March 22, 2018, 04:01:37 PM »
No transitions like that, but I do have bullnose on all my stuff since I moved in.

Stain came out good, just a little darker than I thought. Blue tape bled a little more than I like and pulled off paint to boot.

No worry about the seam on top, rail will cover that.

Maybe grey steps, black/white would show everything!
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Offline Bob/OlallaWa

  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 1159
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #340 on: March 22, 2018, 04:04:08 PM »
Carpet tends not to wear well on stairs, I would do the wood.

Offline rpar86

  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 699
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #341 on: March 22, 2018, 06:53:35 PM »
A little late now, but the best tape for not bleeding is Frog Tape. Expensive though!
Ryan
2006 GMC 3500 6.6 CCLB SRW 4x4

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #342 on: March 23, 2018, 07:03:22 PM »
Thinking to just paint the steps with a good traffic paint and do the kicks in white to match the wall.

Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Online TexasRedNeck

  • punching bag for moderator humor
  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 6998
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #343 on: March 23, 2018, 08:40:23 PM »
Stain the steps and paint the riser. A high quality paint will wear scuffs well. My house has had stained treads and painted risers for 9 years and no scuffs.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

Joshua 6:20-24

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #344 on: April 04, 2018, 02:33:34 AM »
Well, after not having the go to get back on this and couple of PT sessions, we are back on the job. Daughter is in Hawaii with the school band so I want to get a lot done before here return.

Finished the sanding, missed a couple spots but the world will not stop. Got it masked off and pulled out my airless last used about 15 years ago and got to work. Well so I thought until I looked at my PVA primer. Only had about 2gal, but it had big rusty looking chunks in it. So off to HD for a new 5gal bucket.

Worked great but I had it spraying way to heavy at first, then the gun plugged up. Both were a simple fix and I planned on going 2 coats. However the heavy first coat used almost 4 gal, so 1 heavy coat it is! I got a couple runs and fixed those. Found a couple pieces of tape bubble, but I can live with it! Peak came out good also and the little overspray on the floor won't hurt a thing.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 02:34:53 AM by JR »
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Online TexasRedNeck

  • punching bag for moderator humor
  • Moderator
  • ***
  • Posts: 6998
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #345 on: April 04, 2018, 07:17:31 AM »
Looking good JR

I?m hoping my Titan airless will work when I need it in the next couple of weeks. It?s been in my dads posession for a couple of years. It?s only been used 4-5 times but it?s 10 years old.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

Joshua 6:20-24

Offline Jared Herzog

  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 134
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #346 on: April 04, 2018, 11:34:07 AM »
IMO it is better to do a heavier first coat of primer even if you do a second coat. The first coat soaks into the drywall paper and joint compound. If the coat is too thin the primer does not get soaked in as well before it dries and seals. This keeps a second thin coat from penetrating as much as a thick first coat would have. It sort of bonds everything together when a first coat is done right. I have noticed that when the primer step is skipped the texture is easier to damage. Primer is also a wetter product than the thicker premium paints available now which also aids in absorption. Premium paints these days usually have a built in primer. This should not replace the actual step of priming. The paint and primer in one is usually pretty thick and geared more to hiding wall stains and irregularities when doing a paint over paint project.
The addition is looking great.

Offline JR

  • Global Moderator
  • ****
  • Posts: 7057
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #347 on: April 08, 2018, 04:07:46 PM »
Picked up the last of it all I hope last night at HD. Had it all loaded on a cart  and went to get another item and some jerk unloaded my stuff and took the cart!

Onto the flooring now, paint the kickboards, mount door, etc,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Retired LEO  Lifetime NRA+  Outcast in Calif

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants"

Thomas Jefferson

Offline stlaser

  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 5696
    • View Profile
Re: Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #348 on: April 08, 2018, 04:12:50 PM »
Picked up the last of it all I hope last night at HD. Had it all loaded on a cart  and went to get another item and some jerk unloaded my stuff and took the cart!

Onto the flooring now, paint the kickboards, mount door, etc,,,,,,,,,,,,,

hey going to the parking lot to get another cart would have taken him too long....... :popcorn:
Unretired, sweeping floor at GLO once again & making coffee.

Offline Jared Herzog

  • Registered
  • **
  • Posts: 134
    • View Profile
Upstairs Add On started
« Reply #349 on: April 08, 2018, 05:51:10 PM »
I have a confession to make. I hate going to the store when they are crowded. Back to school in a college town absolutely sucks. People leave their carts in the middle of the aisle so you can not get past while they are off looking at other stuff. Just walking slow with people trying to get around them just to stop in the middle of the aisle and walk off leaving the cart blocking everyone. I am not talking about leaving a heavy cart out of the way at Lowes as i do that all the time. JRs experience just jogged my memory. But inconveniencing everyone on purpose. So I started a game with the kids called cart roulette. If there is not a kid or purse in the cart i just take the entire thing. The whole thing and move it to a more appropriate area. Sometimes some of the selections in their cart look pretty good so find their way into my cart. Then sit back and watch the aftermath unfold. The best times are when college kids are shopping for stuff with their parents. I simply toss in stuff they would need and see what happens at the checkout. I have tossed in books for lonely women and chocolates. I have tossed in pool floats and comfort foods. I have tossed in books and magazines about Trump to our more left leaning confused citizens. I have tossed a bottle of Vagisil into a frat guys basket and none of his buddies saw it happen.  I usually just carry stuff around the store with me and toss whatever into abandoned carts. The funniest thing i have ever tossed into a college kids cart while the parents were there was a HUGE value pack of condoms. The parents were lit when it slid across the scales. The kid (a female) was embarrassed and confused.
Moral of the story: Jared is a jerk and watch your cart in my town. But, do not judge me just yet. The next time you are behind a shopper doing exactly what i described this post will come back to you. A smile will cross your face and you will have an idea. Give it a try first. Good times will be had by all.
« Last Edit: April 08, 2018, 08:41:24 PM by Jared Herzog »