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    Personally I would run a 20 amp 220 volt...

    Personally I would run a 20 amp 220 volt dedicated circuit, heck you could do a 15 amp 220 volt run and be ahead. Surely the compressor can be rewired for 220 volts? Heck of a lot easier than...
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    I have an old 14.4 volt Dewalt XRP, the real...

    I have an old 14.4 volt Dewalt XRP, the real thing back then. heavy as all get-out. My Dewalt replacement battery died after 12 years, A new Dewalt battery was $70. Got a no-name on Amazon for...
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    My son is a union ironworker and certified...

    My son is a union ironworker and certified welder. He has a small 120 volt Miller mig welder at home. He usually takes his welding to work where they have good stick welders. His welder uses flux...
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    Quick answer: Not necessarily, most of your...

    Quick answer: Not necessarily, most of your friction loss will be in the hose itself.

    Think of your garden hose. You have a 60' hose 5/8" ID and you have a sprayer at the end with a 1/4"...
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    I use Outlook mail on my PC. If I delete emails,...

    I use Outlook mail on my PC. If I delete emails, they go into a deleted items folder and are easily recoverable. But 90% of my emails are junk so I hold the shift key when deleting and am then...
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    All of my decks started as PT, at first 2x...

    All of my decks started as PT, at first 2x thickness (some 40 years ago), then as deck boards became more common, 5/4. HD carried Thomponized for a while, it was nice. But keeping it looking nice,...
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    I have the Graco X5, probably seen 50 gallons...

    I have the Graco X5, probably seen 50 gallons through it so far. Add another 25' of hose and get a tip extension. Easy to spray a fan 12" wide, overlap 50% and backbrush. Consider renting a lift. ...
  8. What? Not Operation Petticoat with Cary Grant...

    What? Not Operation Petticoat with Cary Grant and Tony Curtis, you know, the one with the pink submarine???
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    I believe part of my slow running experience with...

    I believe part of my slow running experience with Win 10 was that I only had 4 gig of ram. I just upped it to 8 gigs (cost under $33) and now it runs more to my expectations. Still might add an SSD...
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    Sorry to hear of your accident, hope the healing...

    Sorry to hear of your accident, hope the healing goes swiftly and well.

    It comes at quite a price, but reading of accidents tends to keep us all on our toes, at least for a while. As far as not...
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    Devon and Bruce are correct and so is Doug. ...

    Devon and Bruce are correct and so is Doug. Normally you do not want to use wound dressing on cut branches for the reasons stated. IMO, trimming oak trees in the wrong season would be the one...
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    So I have been running Win 10 for a month now. ...

    So I have been running Win 10 for a month now. Regretting it. I don't see any advantages and several disadvantages. Mainly it runs much slower, longer to boot up with a frustrating login sequence....
  13. I agree but got a negative reaction from the mods...

    I agree but got a negative reaction from the mods on it. More than once. I count ten forums that right now have 5 or less viewers. The workshops forum which includes all dust collection related...
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    A number if ways to drain the water between the...

    A number if ways to drain the water between the inside valve and the outside backflow preventer. A tee with a valve or a stop and waste would be the first two that come to mind. Just close the...
  15. Same rules apply, just the scale is different.

    Same rules apply, just the scale is different.
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    "Hey honey, can you come out here and help me...

    "Hey honey, can you come out here and help me read the torque wrench? Sure as soon as I finish this row of stitching on this head cover for you new driver..."
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    Tough to read a beam style torque wrench when you...

    Tough to read a beam style torque wrench when you are standing up with the wrench at your ankles and be any closer than 20%. I used to have one. Give me a digital click type wrench any day. I have...
  18. That statement is contradictory. Are speaking...

    That statement is contradictory. Are speaking from experience? I have designed miles of sanitary sewers and seen a lot of pipeline videos (retired PE). As long as the slope is adequate to maintain...
  19. If you slope all of your pipes properly, they...

    If you slope all of your pipes properly, they will have no choice but to be dry when water is not running.
  20. Yep, the mistake was putting 75# on a floating...

    Yep, the mistake was putting 75# on a floating shelf. Not the right use for that type of shelf, as several others have said. That is a lot of weight for any single shelf.
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    Standard practice for DIY irrigation is to rent a...

    Standard practice for DIY irrigation is to rent a trencher. Rocky soil can be problematic as can hard, dry clay.
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    Our local tire shop chain, Belle Tire, notes on...

    Our local tire shop chain, Belle Tire, notes on all tire work orders which torque stick to use. And all of the guys (and gals) are required to use a torque wrench on lug nuts. I'll bet that most...
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    These days any "pro" will bring up the lug nuts...

    These days any "pro" will bring up the lug nuts to just tight with a rattle gun (likely with a torque limiting "stick"), then use a torque wrench for final tightening. I set my IR gun to minimum...
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    Hmm, my poly irrigation pipe was installed in...

    Hmm, my poly irrigation pipe was installed in 1975 and when dug up, looks like new. At Home Depot, their supplier appears to be Advanced Drainage Products (ADS). Even their UTY (utility) grade pipe...
  25. Actually the blower and inlet and separator on...

    Actually the blower and inlet and separator on the Oneida are now some kind of molded plastic, I presume so they can get a better inlet configuration than available from fabricated metal. 3 hp V...
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