• Rebar for hanging chair stands?

    Best answer: By the tenor of your question it sounds to me like this is your first go-round on designing something to hold up the weight of a person. This is not the place to learn. A nice evening on the patio is not the time to discover your engineering skills weren't up to the challenge. Rebar could do it but the... show more
    Best answer: By the tenor of your question it sounds to me like this is your first go-round on designing something to hold up the weight of a person.

    This is not the place to learn. A nice evening on the patio is not the time to discover your engineering skills weren't up to the challenge.

    Rebar could do it but the usual 3/8" and 1/2" thick pieces of rebar at the big box home center are NOT strong enough, not over the lengths involved. They're too whippy over that kind of length. They'll bend.

    NOTE: rebar is designed to be strong in TENSION, not compression. Concrete is weak in tension, that's why you put in rebar. The concrete provides the needed rigidity and compression strength, the rebar is just there to add tensile strength.

    To make such a project work you'd need rebar that was 1.5 or 2" thick, and that is crazy heavy and you'd need cutting tools and welders.

    I recommend you bite the bullet, open the wallet, and get the ready-made chair supports.
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • How to build porch in woods without anyone knowing?

    Best answer: you’ll need a cloaking device
    Best answer: you’ll need a cloaking device
    4 answers · 10 hours ago
  • First time at reconditioning anything! Epoxy resin or something else?

    First time at reconditioning anything! Epoxy resin or something else?

    I dug out the pictured planks and want to precondition them as interior shelves. They have dried out nicely and need a good clean, but then I think I should coat them so that they do not deteriout any further and also have a bit of a shine. Should I just varnish them or should I use an epoxy resin?
    I dug out the pictured planks and want to precondition them as interior shelves. They have dried out nicely and need a good clean, but then I think I should coat them so that they do not deteriout any further and also have a bit of a shine. Should I just varnish them or should I use an epoxy resin?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • I flushed cardboard down toilet?!?

    I was finished in the bathroom, so fo no reason I legit threw the toilet paper cardboard thang down the toilet as I flushed it. 😭😭 I had toilet paper in the same hand and I’m tired, I was not concentrating. Is there a chance tho, y’all know if the cardboard will dissolve over time down the toilet? (It actually... show more
    I was finished in the bathroom, so fo no reason I legit threw the toilet paper cardboard thang down the toilet as I flushed it. 😭😭 I had toilet paper in the same hand and I’m tired, I was not concentrating. Is there a chance tho, y’all know if the cardboard will dissolve over time down the toilet? (It actually flushed) Do I have to call somebody? I’m hella confused. Fr
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do you work with an object on a lathe that is not necessarily safe to put on one?

    ok, so let me explain what i mean. i'm not trying to stick something that is so off balance that it simply does not have a balance point and if it did it is not accessable, like say trying to mount a B52 to it or something equally crazy to try to spin on a lathe. lets say i have a 3ft log and it has all kinds... show more
    ok, so let me explain what i mean. i'm not trying to stick something that is so off balance that it simply does not have a balance point and if it did it is not accessable, like say trying to mount a B52 to it or something equally crazy to try to spin on a lathe. lets say i have a 3ft log and it has all kinds of fissures and pockets and other absences of material in it (on purpose) and i want to symmetrically shape the entire outter conture and carve a bowl but the missing material within and in the sides of the object make it so that it wont really be safe to spin at lathe speeds. if i asked you if you have ever seen a dried out cactus skeleton would you know what i am talking about? cut out parts to make big pickets and apply clay to the inside of the skeleton working your way to the center, parts are solid because of how the holes happen to line up but there are also big gaps some that you can see directly through the entire thing. now drill a few more holes through diagonal planes and pick some spots and carve out a pocket to create kind of like the inside of a termite or ant nest to help visualize what i mean...to me that seems very dangerous to place on a lathe. i am aware of the possible dangers and i have the necessary safety equipment and this is not my first time on one by any means. this obect is 3ft x 3ft tubular (Red Oak). how do i do this without tearing it or my tools apart? heavily considered, no actual picture of this will be provided.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • NEED HELP WITH DOOR?

    I have a storm door and would like to put the screen in for summer. My husband passed away awhile back, and he always took care of putting the screen back in. I saw him do something with a screw driver like sliding it under or around somehow on the strip around the door. My son could probably do it but thought... show more
    I have a storm door and would like to put the screen in for summer. My husband passed away awhile back, and he always took care of putting the screen back in. I saw him do something with a screw driver like sliding it under or around somehow on the strip around the door. My son could probably do it but thought I'd ask here too. anyone know how. thanks
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Tile Cutter Too Short....?

    Also... my tile cutter handles tiles up to 18". My tiles are 24" x 7 1/2". Other than renting a larger tile cutter to cut just 4 tiles, what else can be done? I'm trying to score the full length with a glass cutter that doesn't seem up to the task, nothing happens and I'm trying not to... show more
    Also... my tile cutter handles tiles up to 18". My tiles are 24" x 7 1/2". Other than renting a larger tile cutter to cut just 4 tiles, what else can be done? I'm trying to score the full length with a glass cutter that doesn't seem up to the task, nothing happens and I'm trying not to ruin the already scored tile. Help!. Thank you.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • I have this writing desk in my room, I set an iron face down on it and the finish sort of bubbled and peeled and I want to know how to fix?

    The desk is WHALEN brand and called the “Prescott Curved Writing Desk” model #PRC48D. The actual wood isn’t damaged just the finish and I’d really like to know if there’s anything I could do to fix it without calling a professional
    The desk is WHALEN brand and called the “Prescott Curved Writing Desk” model #PRC48D. The actual wood isn’t damaged just the finish and I’d really like to know if there’s anything I could do to fix it without calling a professional
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • How many bags of cement mix will I need?

    I need to pour a flat cement floor, 8 foot by 8 foot and four inches thick with a 8 inch by 12" footing all around. Purpose of building is to house a large home type sand blaster and possibly store some light weight items in. How many bags ; 40 lb, 60 lb or however they come, will I need ?
    I need to pour a flat cement floor, 8 foot by 8 foot and four inches thick with a 8 inch by 12" footing all around. Purpose of building is to house a large home type sand blaster and possibly store some light weight items in. How many bags ; 40 lb, 60 lb or however they come, will I need ?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • A/C condenser concrete slab or wall bracket?

    I have a new build house hasn’t been graded or seeded for grass yet. It’s getting hot outside want to get central air some companies are saying to put on brackets on foundation for settlement purposes and others saying no it vibrates and noisy. What are your opinions on both?
    I have a new build house hasn’t been graded or seeded for grass yet. It’s getting hot outside want to get central air some companies are saying to put on brackets on foundation for settlement purposes and others saying no it vibrates and noisy. What are your opinions on both?
    5 answers · 1 week ago