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    A lot of the excessive debt load for college...

    A lot of the excessive debt load for college grads is about choices. Going to a cool prestigious school with $50 k per year tuition and housing vs a very good state university at half of the cost. ...
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    Drywall sandwiched in OSB. ...

    Drywall sandwiched in OSB. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X8qwMqm3Ek Wow, over 14,000 views.
  3. One trick is to use the end of a hammer handle as...

    One trick is to use the end of a hammer handle as a cram-them-in device. Those 12 ga wires are a bugger. Of course watch your wire count and box volume.
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    Thanks John, interesting article. Don't think I...

    Thanks John, interesting article. Don't think I have actually ever seen the beetle, just the fresh powder. And being fine powder, I would suspect the Lyctid which only go after hardwoods and bamboo.
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    Power post beetles in firewood

    Got a bunch of oak from my son, seasoned about 2 years outside. Now when i grab a load of firewood, I see tons of powder. Without speculating, does anyone have a bad experience with them spreading?
  6. This is what rustic furniture is to me (grew up...

    This is what rustic furniture is to me (grew up with these folks about 5 miles away) Moon Valley Rustic (log) Furniture: http://www.moonvalleyrusticfurniture.com/
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    On the restroom door at my favorite FL ice cream...

    On the restroom door at my favorite FL ice cream store:
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  8. Where are you located? That determines if you...

    Where are you located? That determines if you can get by with a shallow trench or a deep one to avoid freezing from frost at depth. If shallow, I would suggest that you just rent a trencher and...
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    And it looks like she seldom uses any dust...

    And it looks like she seldom uses any dust collection.
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    Maybe I should have said underground run?:)

    Maybe I should have said underground run?:)
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    I really like my Dewalt 5" ROS, does a pretty...

    I really like my Dewalt 5" ROS, does a pretty good job of dust collection with just the supplied filter.
  12. I did six Adirondack chairs for a friend's high...

    I did six Adirondack chairs for a friend's high end rental cottage using the premium cedartone PT wood from Menards. Tough to work with as it was soaking wet. But they turned out well and the...
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    Yep, I always use a pvc schedule 80 sweep. ...

    Yep, I always use a pvc schedule 80 sweep. Lately I have been doing the entire run in schedule 80 PVC. Even my RG11 cable from the pole for TV and internet.
  14. I replaced a water heater using the stainless...

    I replaced a water heater using the stainless flex hoses with garden hose type connections on the hot water side galvanized steel pipe connection. I had a terrible time getting it to seal. The cold...
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    I just set a 12" fat bladed steel ruler on edge...

    I just set a 12" fat bladed steel ruler on edge (one from a combo square works well). Adjust the infeed table so it is flush with the outfeed table first. Then just rotate the cutter, adjusting the...
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    Why can't they put decent sealed bearings in shop...

    Why can't they put decent sealed bearings in shop vacs? Or at least make the bronze bearings in most of them easily to lube. I was able to find a new motor for an old bearing-noisy ShopVac years...
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    Dual fuel for me. We have a GE mid range model,...

    Dual fuel for me. We have a GE mid range model, the Cafe. Just not comfortable with a gas oven. However it seems that an induction stove top range is really up and coming, offering a fast heat,...
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    Stop right there Mike. You got the OK, don't...

    Stop right there Mike. You got the OK, don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Of course it would be the absolute best way to cut stair treads. Actually it would. A laser blade tell would be...
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    I have one. Tom has it right, to minimize snipe...

    I have one. Tom has it right, to minimize snipe lift up on the board a bit while starting your infeed and again as it exits. And if you can continuously feed boards in that works too. As a side...
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    Those big rotary snow blowers are amazing to...

    Those big rotary snow blowers are amazing to watch. For those of you that like to see lots of snow being moved, check out this 2 hour 4k raw video of snow removal in Montreal: Apparently they don't...
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    Too late, but I was going to mention a hammer. ...

    Too late, but I was going to mention a hammer. Old water skiers trick to undo a knot in the ski line is to beat it with the handle with the knot on top of the ski pylon to loosen it up.
  22. And don't even think about trying to pour a slab...

    And don't even think about trying to pour a slab that size DIY.
  23. (60'x120'x.33')/27 =89 cy at 4" thick, 133 cy at...

    (60'x120'x.33')/27 =89 cy at 4" thick, 133 cy at 6" thick. 4" is fine unless you will be running heavy equipment over it. Personally I like to have them add fiber to the mix, it is a cheap way to...
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    Just a reminder

    Home Depot will match Menard's 11% off pricing if you buy during the same time period. I believe, like Menard's, you have to fill out a form and mail it in with your receipt to get store credit. My...
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    I wall mounted my previous compressor and tilted...

    I wall mounted my previous compressor and tilted it slightly to the drain end and installed a ball valve which made it much easier to drain. Also a long nipple off the bottom to act as a water sump....
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