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    With a skid steer, and an excavator, I can see...

    With a skid steer, and an excavator, I can see where one of those would be pretty handy. I hired a guy with a Bobcat just this past Thursday. He had a track come off of one side. I helped him get...
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    Wishing you the best of luck Patrick!

    Wishing you the best of luck Patrick!
  3. Probably just needs cleaning, if you don't tear...

    Probably just needs cleaning, if you don't tear an O-ring in the process, but you can buy those individually from an auto parts, or hardware store. In using all sorts of nail guns over 45 years,...
  4. After a similar experience from dirt daubers...

    After a similar experience from dirt daubers building a nest in one, I keep plastic slip-on caps on all the nail gun inlets now, when they aren't connected to a filtered air hose, and haven't had a...
  5. Sherwin Williams has a 40% off sale through the...

    Sherwin Williams has a 40% off sale through the 23rd. I think they only have 40% off 2, or 3 times a year. I bought some of my favorite exterior paint yesterday, for upcoming projects this Fall,...
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    Steinway Piano makes four standard sizes of grand...

    Steinway Piano makes four standard sizes of grand pianos. S, M, L, and D. S for small, M for medium, and L for large. D is for Damn Large. Maybe the D is for Damn good Mortiser.
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    Amana is a close second behind Whiteside for me...

    Amana is a close second behind Whiteside for me too. Back in the mid '70's, a salesman gave me a new brand of bit to try. He was trying to get local building suppliers to start selling their router...
  8. I have one little crimper that will work when the...

    I have one little crimper that will work when the handled type won't fit. It's a little machined block of steel, with two bolts that tighten the two halves together. Mine is smaller than the one in...
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    Looks like we're going to need a bigger boat.

    Looks like we're going to need a bigger boat.
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    The same "air ride" (or at least that's what some...

    The same "air ride" (or at least that's what some call it)seat is available on most of the high end mowers, including on top of the Ferris suspension. You probably have to test drive one to really...
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    I bought an Exaktor, and have no complaints with...

    I bought an Exaktor, and have no complaints with it. One of the reasons I bought it was because of the 4" duct size. I think it's been in use for about ten years, and we've had no problems with it....
  12. That's what I used in the old house. It's been...

    That's what I used in the old house. It's been so long ago, that I don't remember the size of the conduit, but I think 1-1/2. We still used home runs to a manifold. It was very little trouble...
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    I've been tempted to go back with one when Zoro...

    I've been tempted to go back with one when Zoro has them for 20% off. If they had one available with a diamond wheel, and you didn't have to buy the friable one, I'd be a go. If they made one with...
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    New password will be on the back of the new...

    New password will be on the back of the new router. You can change it to something else. Other than that, plug, and play. You can get pretty good ones for less than $100, but in any case, even the...
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    How about an eye in the end of a line, to a...

    How about an eye in the end of a line, to a turning block on the ceiling, and another somewhere on the outside wall, down to a cleat for the line. When you need to lift something, lower the eye...
  16. I would not put any type of connectors buried in...

    I would not put any type of connectors buried in concrete. I'd use home runs to a manifold that is accessible.

    Better yet would be plastic conduit to pull it through. I have done that in...
  17. When pulling up particleboard underlayment, it's...

    When pulling up particleboard underlayment, it's easier to take it up intact. Here's my method. I walk around on knee pads, with a cat's paw nail puller, I drive it under the head of a nail with...
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    Hope you're up, and enjoy being back at it...

    Hope you're up, and enjoy being back at it tomorrow.
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    Sometimes even in the same casting, there can be...

    Sometimes even in the same casting, there can be relatively soft areas, and harder than it seems like possible areas, depending on the care in the whole casting process. The engine block I had to...
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    I'm getting a Ferris, that has a suspension...

    I'm getting a Ferris, that has a suspension system. No experience with the brand, but I figured it would be the last one I buy, and didn't want to do any more bouncing around. I did check what...
  21. I guess my set of hollows and rounds is a bastard...

    I guess my set of hollows and rounds is a bastard part double harlequin set. There may be some matches, but in no particular order. I recently used them to change the profile cut by a sash plane,...
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    I wouldn't worry so much about exactly how many...

    I wouldn't worry so much about exactly how many teeth are in the cut. It shouldn't take very long, maybe practicing in some scrap, to see what a saw will do. When I first started building houses, I...
  23. The luxury vinyl doesn't even nail down. It...

    The luxury vinyl doesn't even nail down. It snaps together like laminate does, and lays there. You could even take it with you when you leave. There are even versions with real wood surfacing. I...
  24. 1/2" plywood was the standard subfloor, for...

    1/2" plywood was the standard subfloor, for decades, after they stopped using diagonally laid 1x boards.
  25. When I started building houses in 1973, for a...

    When I started building houses in 1973, for a living, this is the way they were typically done for a couple of decades, so I have some feel for the materials. I'm assuming that the thickness of the...
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