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  1. One of the tests you can do to check for moisture...

    One of the tests you can do to check for moisture coming from or through concrete is to tape a square of visquene to the concrete, wait a couple of days and see if you get moisture under the plastic....
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    For me, and I am guessing for many others the...

    For me, and I am guessing for many others the demise of Sears and Craftsman are an unfortunate representation of what has happened to the America we used to know...
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    I have to say Bill - your post made me laugh out...

    I have to say Bill - your post made me laugh out load.
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    Just saw this. Good idea, and nice execution.

    Just saw this. Good idea, and nice execution.
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    I bought 18 of the Costco Feit 4' LED shop lights...

    I bought 18 of the Costco Feit 4' LED shop lights in anticipation of installing 12-14 of them in the shop. I recently installed one in the shop to use during construction and based on the amount of...
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    Just set up a Velop system in the new shop, and...

    Just set up a Velop system in the new shop, and it works great. I am actually back-feeding the house using wireless from the shop. Modem is in a Comm Closet in the shop main floor, first node is...
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    Gunter - I am guessing you never have to shovel...

    Gunter - I am guessing you never have to shovel snow off of roofs where you live.
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    All good answers so far, I think. I am 10...

    All good answers so far, I think.

    I am 10 years behind you but I just hired out the roof on my shop construction. 5/12 garage roof was probably doable but the 7/12 on the second story seems...
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    Thanks Jim and James for the input. Jack -...

    Thanks Jim and James for the input.

    Jack - interesting concepts. Based on the theory of the spinning blade carrying material - I wonder if some kind of passive fixed brush might remove that...
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    I also run a furnace filter taped over the inlet...

    I also run a furnace filter taped over the inlet on mine. My Delta unit does have an indicator showing the condition of the filter. I generally let mine continue to run after the indicator moves...
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    Dick - thank you for the input. That is nice...

    Dick - thank you for the input. That is nice work.
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    Some Progress

    Been home for a couple of weeks. Made some progress on siding. Decided to take on the learning curve with fiber cement siding on the most difficult and visible part of the building. Has been slow...
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    Table Saw Dust Collection

    For the new shop I am building, I am planning to dedicate a fair bit of effort and $$ to get dust collection to all of my power tools. I had envisioned minimal dust escaping into the shop space.
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    Nope. Stream Restoration contractor. Helping to...

    Nope. Stream Restoration contractor. Helping to keep the guides in business. 😎
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    Malcolm. We are fortunate to have the view, and...

    Malcolm. We are fortunate to have the view, and is one of the main reasons we moved to where we are.
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    Jon. Thanks for checking in. We got snow but it...

    Jon. Thanks for checking in. We got snow but it was gone by the end of the day.

    Currently working down in Ennis, MT.

    Shop progress will be slow to non-existent for a while as my work is...
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    Looking good Jon. Having the basement is going...

    Looking good Jon. Having the basement is going to provide a lot of flexibility. Raining buckets in Montana, and trying to snow some, as well.
  18. Bill - while that may be true in California it is...

    Bill - while that may be true in California it is the opposite in much of the country.
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    That is a beautiful box, and will be an awesome...

    That is a beautiful box, and will be an awesome gift.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Nice shape, and beautiful wood.

    Nice shape, and beautiful wood.
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    Garage Door

    Got the garage door finished up today.


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    Now - back on completing the wooden doors for the smaller opening.
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    John - yes - that is the welder I have. Works...

    John - yes - that is the welder I have. Works fine for my needs. Anything heavier needed, and my neighbor went to school for welding...
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    Garage Door

    Installing the OH door today by myself.

    I installed all but one of the sections with 16 penny nails driven into the jamb at an angle to hold them temporarily.

    I put the last section up...
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    Jon - yes warmer for sure. I see you are making...

    Jon - yes warmer for sure. I see you are making some good progress on your framing.
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    My welder is a little Lincoln wire-feed that...

    My welder is a little Lincoln wire-feed that doesn't pull a lot of current. I don't think it can be wired for 220 but am not sure. It is in storage. It will be nice to have the welder set up and...
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