Search:

Type: Posts; User: Tom M King; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.07 seconds.

  1. Replies
    10
    Views
    417

    I built new houses for 33 years, starting in...

    I built new houses for 33 years, starting in 1973-4. That first year, I tried to build it with a telephone. Every year after that, I used a hammer, and saw. Last time I called a subcontractor was...
  2. I answer my phone if the call is from someone in...

    I answer my phone if the call is from someone in my Contacts list. Voicemail is full on purpose.
  3. Replies
    15
    Views
    689

    Does it have a smell? The things I like about...

    Does it have a smell? The things I like about Suspend is no odor, and non-staining for places like the bases of porch rockers, and soffits.
  4. your chuck may be bent to not allow it to open...

    your chuck may be bent to not allow it to open all the way. I have one on a 1/2" right angle drill, and had to hammer it back into round. I think someone tightened it with a hammer on the chuck...
  5. Replies
    17
    Views
    904

    I may need to amend my previous post, which might...

    I may need to amend my previous post, which might have been unintentionally misleading. I never feel for a burr, so don't really know if it makes one, or not. I just go by feel of the edge on the...
  6. I would replace the gutter. There are better...

    I would replace the gutter. There are better choices now than galvanized steel, and it would take less time to replace it than prepare to repaint.
  7. Replies
    105
    Views
    11,336

    Price dehumidifiers, and you might as well buy...

    Price dehumidifiers, and you might as well buy one, as pay 280 a week for one. Several years ago, I bought one from Home Depot for a little less than 300. I didn't have the right length hose for...
  8. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,137

    For small tenons, the Iwasaki wood files work...

    For small tenons, the Iwasaki wood files work great at fine tuning. I bought Record large, and small shoulder planes back when they were still available new, but as much as they've been used, I...
  9. Replies
    11
    Views
    439

    Not exactly an answer to the question, but a...

    Not exactly an answer to the question, but a house I built has a very large kitchen island. It was on an unusually shaped corner point lot, and it's just the way the design worked out. The island...
  10. Replies
    17
    Views
    904

    I don't think my first Black stone (which turned...

    I don't think my first Black stone (which turned out to be a translucent) could raise a burr if you polished an edge with it all day. Mine is also the same thickness it was to start with, and about...
  11. I always use a metal street elbow at the bottom,...

    I always use a metal street elbow at the bottom, and usually a male threaded PVC adapter into that. Never use a female threaded adapter, or it will surely leak at some point. In fact, I never use a...
  12. Replies
    8
    Views
    331

    I heat with a heat gun until it's almost too warm...

    I heat with a heat gun until it's almost too warm to hold by hand, and then they will go right on. They hold heat more than you might think, and it makes them both expand, and softer. I keep the...
  13. Replies
    10
    Views
    533

    I don't measure them. After the layout marks,...

    I don't measure them. After the layout marks, one is set close to the edge, on the layout line, and marked with a sharp no.4 pencil using a combination square blade, then tilted out a bit so the...
  14. Replies
    5
    Views
    554

    If that's a 25-2 head, don't you still have to...

    If that's a 25-2 head, don't you still have to take the cap off, and start the ends of each string? When my guys wear out a 25-2, I replace them with one of these:...
  15. Replies
    4
    Views
    374

    To have different types to play with, to see what...

    To have different types to play with, to see what will work for you, this kit is pretty good. I forget where I bought mine from, it's been so long ago, but I believe this is the kit I started with: ...
  16. Thinking more about the problem one at Scout...

    Thinking more about the problem one at Scout camp, I expect the probable cause is the packing nut being too tight. They do eventually start leaking around the packing nut, as the seal ages. The...
  17. Sounds like something is out of adjustment on...

    Sounds like something is out of adjustment on those at Scout camp. The "flow finder" cam can be adjusted to hold any flow you want, and to return to that flow the next time if you leave the cam...
  18. The picture that Kev posted is a Woodford Y...

    The picture that Kev posted is a Woodford Y style, like I was talking about. Y34 has a 3/4" riser (flows like a 3/4" pipe), which flows plenty of water for the typical home water system. A Y1 has...
  19. Replies
    10
    Views
    533

    Often, when framing such a basement wall, we...

    Often, when framing such a basement wall, we mark, and cut each stud individually. Cutting them all the same length to start with will leave some too short, and some pushing the floor above too hard.
  20. Replies
    5
    Views
    249

    Thanks Mike. This is useful information. The...

    Thanks Mike. This is useful information. The wet grinder I want is not made, and I plan to make one with a Baldor buffer. These are just the VFD's I've wanted, but haven't spent any time looking...
  21. I'm not brand loyal to many things, but yard...

    I'm not brand loyal to many things, but yard hydrants make that list. I only buy Woodford brand. The Y version is easy to adjust the flow with the handle, and every part is fairly easily...
  22. Replies
    10
    Views
    533

    Should work fine. Since you're screwing the...

    Should work fine. Since you're screwing the plates, maybe screw everything, so when you decide to move it, disassembly will be much simpler.
  23. Replies
    22
    Views
    1,130

    Poll: In my mechanic, and metalworking shop, I have...

    In my mechanic, and metalworking shop, I have different colored tool boxes for different categories. For this one, I'd choose yellow, since it will be used to move tools needed for a particular job...
  24. Replies
    31
    Views
    1,535

    The reason they call it "denatured", and the...

    The reason they call it "denatured", and the reason it has other stuff in it than alcohol is to make it poisonous on purpose, so it can't be consumed without being able to collect a tax on it.
  25. Replies
    12
    Views
    557

    Prevented an 18th Century chimney from...

    Prevented an 18th Century chimney from collapsing, and falling by playing Russian Roulette Jenga removing hundred pound stones from inside the stone base after tying the chimney to the house, bracing...
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4