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    Shovels break Schedule 80 PVC quite nicely, too.

    Shovels break Schedule 80 PVC quite nicely, too.
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    Raw cedar, or does it have some sort of finish?

    Raw cedar, or does it have some sort of finish?
  3. What home has a 4" PVC line under pressure or...

    What home has a 4" PVC line under pressure or used for anything but drain or vent?
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    iPhones have a built-in pedometer in the Health...

    iPhones have a built-in pedometer in the Health app (part of iOS--comes on the phone). I suppose if I disabled it, I would get more battery life, but my battery usually ends the day at 50% or more...
  5. To get evenly sprayed ceilings when they're...

    To get evenly sprayed ceilings when they're textured, cross-hatch two light coats. Apply the second coat immediately after the first, you can even work in sections. If it's a smooth ceiling,...
  6. Use a Sharkbite or similar and be done with it. ...

    Use a Sharkbite or similar and be done with it. Just make sure your tubing is cut square and round (ha!).

    The ProPress fitting Ole mentioned is cool, but the tool and jaws set runs $1500, and the...
  7. What Tom said, except for one thing. Caulk is...

    What Tom said, except for one thing.

    Caulk is applied BEFORE painting. I was a pro painter for almost 20 years—I didn’t know any colleagues who caulked after painting. Caulk attracts dirt, and...
  8. No need for sealants under the roofing felt. You...

    No need for sealants under the roofing felt. You have accurately deduced the build-up for the top and bottom. The sides just need to overlap by at least 6”. Felt is just a secondary barrier anyway...
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    Ditto on the backer rod recommendation. The...

    Ditto on the backer rod recommendation. The cross-section of a properly-caulked butt joint should look like an hour glass—the center of the joint should be the thinnest of the cross-section so that...
  10. If I am working on a critical application, tape...

    If I am working on a critical application, tape and dope. Three wraps of tape (clockwise--direction is important!) and then dope to fill the threads. Never leaks that way. I also prefer the dope...
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    This would be expected. The 850 CA are because...

    This would be expected. The 850 CA are because the battery is warmer, accelerating the internal chemical reaction that generates the current, as compared to the 0ºF rating.
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    Are you sure that was 510 CCA, and not just 510...

    Are you sure that was 510 CCA, and not just 510 CA? CCA = COLD Cranking Amps, which is measured at 0ºF for 30 seconds. I’d be surprised if anyplace had your battery down to that temp to test it...
  13. Along the lines of a "Kleenex," many people call...

    Along the lines of a "Kleenex," many people call them "Ferncos," since Fernco is a very common brand of rubber coupling, at least in the Midwest.
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    I don't know about your particular vacuum pump,...

    I don't know about your particular vacuum pump, but having dealt with A/C vacuum pumps a little, I know that the oil is very hygroscopic, as water vapor is one difficult hindrance to pulling a good...
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    I buy my batteries now from an Interstate...

    I buy my batteries now from an Interstate Batteries store. The last time I bought one (two, actually), I asked for one of their scratch'n'dent (they have another name for it that eludes me at the...
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    I believe I have a wee bit o' Irish blood in me,...

    I believe I have a wee bit o' Irish blood in me, so we go to the local Irish pub for some music and drinks. This year, we went on the 16th, as they were celebrating all weekend. I drank several...
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    PoE is just a protocol for supplying a small...

    PoE is just a protocol for supplying a small amount of power from a router to a device, typically. For example, one common use now is in building security camera systems. One router or switch can...
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    Exactly what I did on mine, minus the disc...

    Exactly what I did on mine, minus the disc sander--the board is under a tonneau cover.
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    I would hope that I have the integrity to keep...

    I would hope that I have the integrity to keep working for a while, at least until a suitable replacement were found. I'm not so arrogant as to think that I can't be replaced, either. As for...
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    For occasional homeowner use, you can't beat...

    For occasional homeowner use, you can't beat aluminum for weight and value. Fiberglass ladders are heavy and expensive, and they do eventually fail.

    Whatever you weigh, get a Type I or IA. They...
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    Poll: This thread is one of the best. I may have to...

    This thread is one of the best.

    I may have to consider the peanut butter/electric fence deal for my garden. We're in a neighborhood on the edge of town, but lots of wooded area and fields nearby,...
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    I'm not quite as cheap as Jim, but I have found...

    I'm not quite as cheap as Jim, but I have found Wrangler to be great work jeans--I always get the carpenter style. Two pair probably last me a year or so. However, this last go-round, I decided to...
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    So a guy named Moses is complaining about a...

    So a guy named Moses is complaining about a river? ;) :D
  24. Considering it's REQUIRED for framing that...

    Considering it's REQUIRED for framing that contacts concrete...such as all bottom plates in stick-on-slab homes...
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    I can almost guarantee every vehicle A/C...

    I can almost guarantee every vehicle A/C compressor has an electric clutch (save for the aforementioned Tesla). A/C takes a HUGE amount of power in a vehicle (as much as 5-10HP--a tour bus can have...
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