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    My father always called that metal strapping...

    My father always called that metal strapping "plumbers tape"
  2. As others have said use green or bare for ground,...

    As others have said use green or bare for ground, white is not used. If white exists do not just cut it off but cut and wire nut it off. The dark wires are connected to hot.
    Is this just a cord...
  3. This is what I used in a small bathroom to pull...

    This is what I used in a small bathroom to pull up the tile. The shank has bend so it can float above the subfloor. I suppose they come wider? I really had to lean into it to get the hammer effect...
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    A pressure gauge should be capable of reading...

    A pressure gauge should be capable of reading roughly double the normal operating pressure to be most accurate. So that 200PSi gauge should be used to measure around 100 PSi. Which seems the...
  5. My understanding is that, in Califorina, as long...

    My understanding is that, in Califorina, as long as it is all wood any builder can build a house with no engineering if it is two stories or less, maybe three. If they use a steel beam they have to...
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    Some people dig a pit in the shop floor so they...

    Some people dig a pit in the shop floor so they can run a bigger saw! Also look at some of the metal saws which can be variable speed with a transmission to allow wood cutting speeds. Other...
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    A permanent gauge should really be mounted on a...

    A permanent gauge should really be mounted on a shutoff valve so when the Bourden tube cracks it can be shutoff to stop the leak. They do make gauges with pinholes in the input passage so they do...
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    For some awkward corners I will screw a 2x2...

    For some awkward corners I will screw a 2x2 vertical to the stud setback 1.5 inches. Then screw the filler board to it with screws straight on.
  9. Just saw pictures online looked like about 4x14. ...

    Just saw pictures online looked like about 4x14. All rafters had simpson clips top and bottom. I would guess not more then 24 feet long. It looked to be one of those beams made from strands of...
  10. Plenty of used ones on C-list here now that they...

    Plenty of used ones on C-list here now that they can grow it outdoors. 25% of the farm listing are Pot growing and harvesting/packing equipment.
  11. Could be a problem in Alaska or Northern Canada. ...

    Could be a problem in Alaska or Northern Canada. In Point Barrow sunset will be in about one month, November 19, and sunrise in late January.
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    FYI: DEF liquid sold for use with diesel engines...

    FYI: DEF liquid sold for use with diesel engines is about 1/3 urea 2/3 deionised water. Cost is around 13 dollars for 2.5 gallons in auto parts stores. No idea on proportions to mix solid hide glue...
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    I have heard that safety blades dfefeat the saw...

    I have heard that safety blades dfefeat the saw stop. there is not enough gullet depth for the brake lever to jam in and stop it . I did not think it would be sensed on startup just if it fired and...
  14. I believe that the San Francisco fire department...

    I believe that the San Francisco fire department is the last department to have it's own wooden ladder shop. They still make and use only wooden ladders. Can you buy a wood ladder any more?
    I...
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    Who cares where they are made. We do not even...

    Who cares where they are made. We do not even know what continent the OP is on. But, he seems to be able to import most brands into his country.
    Bill D.
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    The bearings may be sealed but the grease still...

    The bearings may be sealed but the grease still dries out. If they are more then ten years old I would replace them while you have the machine apart. At the least pull the seal and clean and...
  17. Oh Well the house sold in three days. Starting...

    Oh Well the house sold in three days. Starting price was a clittle under 500 K. with about 1/4 acre.
    Bil lD
  18. Do you remember how big was the ridge board?...

    Do you remember how big was the ridge board?
    Bill D.
  19. I use old serpentine belts from the local auto...

    I use old serpentine belts from the local auto shop. with a wood screw in each end.
    Bil lD
  20. FYI: My old heavy Hilti is rated 1/2" hole in old...

    FYI: My old heavy Hilti is rated 1/2" hole in old concrete at 18" a minute. I bought a SDS arbor for a drill chuck just So I do not have to lug two drills around in my crawlspace.
    Bill D
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    Bleach or any other acid will dissolve it. Check...

    Bleach or any other acid will dissolve it. Check first to see if it bleaches the color out in a inconspicuous area.
  22. A hammer drill with a standard chuck is not...

    A hammer drill with a standard chuck is not really much good at hammer drilling. The drill quickly gets loose in the chuck and spins. I would say tighten the chuck after every hole or sooner. The...
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    My 20" drillpress I put the belts in the middle...

    My 20" drillpress I put the belts in the middle range and run the VFD from 30-80 HZ. I have not switched the pulleys in 15 years.
    Bil lD
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    Montery pine is one of the most widespread trees...

    Montery pine is one of the most widespread trees planted for timber. Interesting since it has such a small natural habitat. Probably less then 100 by 20 miles. Basically Near Monterey and few...
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    I have noticed that Hoe Depot's plywood from...

    I have noticed that Hoe Depot's plywood from central and south America just says "plywood" no indication of species. they have had some Monterey pine plywood from China that looked good with nice...
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