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    I hang a loop of something (rope, metal...

    I hang a loop of something (rope, metal strapping, etc) near one end of the pipe, stick one end through the loop, lift the other into position and secure it with a hanger, then go back to the loop...
  2. Thread: Sawdust

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    Our trash hauler offers organic composting and...

    Our trash hauler offers organic composting and will take sawdust and shavings. I often use them in the garden directly, the decomposition sucks up nitrogen so you need to add some fertilizer if you...
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    The popping sound was probably associated with a...

    The popping sound was probably associated with a leak that let the magic smoke out, even if you perhaps didn't notice it. Once the magic smoke comes out of a modern electronic device you usually have...
  4. Thread: remote

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    I got sick of remotes, mostly not working...

    I got sick of remotes, mostly not working sometimes going walkabout. I dropped hardwired switches in four convenient spots around the shop. They work the first time every time and they never move.
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    Duct tape that's ASTM rated for ductwork works...

    Duct tape that's ASTM rated for ductwork works well, lasts for decades, and is relatively easy to remove as needed. You'll probably find it in the plumbing section and expect to pay $10 a roll or...
  6. "Facing" refers to which side an entrance door is...

    "Facing" refers to which side an entrance door is on? In which case I'd have my shop face at least two directions. I'm a little paranoid about having two ways out of any building. I worried much more...
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    All insurance schemes need to take in more money...

    All insurance schemes need to take in more money than they pay out, otherwise they go broke. Extended service warranties are way worse than most because they need to take in a lot of money in the...
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    sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, egg whites if you...

    sugar, corn syrup, gelatin, egg whites if you prefer the French style. Pretty easy to make and add flavors as you like. No dairy. At the end of the day you still have marshmallows, so I don't bother.
  9. SW Duration or BM Aura for me. Life is too short...

    SW Duration or BM Aura for me. Life is too short to use lousy paint. Since I mostly DIY I'm looking for ease of application-- coverage, leveling, ease of cutting a line, spattering etc. I find these...
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    There are people who don’t know that their...

    There are people who don’t know that their grammar is so bad they’re hard to understand.
    It’s not so hard to use each word in its correct place.

    :D
  11. I've been working on Italian for the last three...

    I've been working on Italian for the last three years, not diligently. I can read most things now, but hearing and speaking is a challenge. I used Duolingo originally, but have made much more...
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    If your building department is like ours you're...

    If your building department is like ours you're going to need an engineer's stamp on the drawings to get them approved. Have her tell you what you need.
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    I recently bought a Robust curved rest for the...

    I recently bought a Robust curved rest for the inside of bowls. I found it made for a much better support where before I would have had 4-5 inches of gouge hanging out off the rest and now 1" or...
  14. There have been a lot of problems with spray foam...

    There have been a lot of problems with spray foam in closed cavities, I don't think it is done anymore around here. Problems range from voids to incomplete cure to overexpansion bowing or breaking...
  15. Short answer is that they can and do freeze,...

    Short answer is that they can and do freeze, which is why they are installed under the frost line. We have shutoff valves at the street that are accessed using a ~6 ft long wrench, meters are inside...
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    Not trying to convert anyone else here, gave up...

    Not trying to convert anyone else here, gave up on that (on many fronts) decades ago. I decided long ago that worrying about conversions would only drive me crazy, so I try never to convert units. I...
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    Question on running a cord through a ceiling. I...

    Question on running a cord through a ceiling. I just installed a phase converter, and put the rotor up in the hayloft to get it both out of the way and out of dust in the main shop. How big does the...
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    I worked in a lab most of my career, so my days...

    I worked in a lab most of my career, so my days have been 100% metric for as long as I can remember. It's only when I got home to the shop that things got confusing. (Cooking went entirely metric...
  19. We get quite a lot-- someone who lived at this...

    We get quite a lot-- someone who lived at this address apparently stiffed quite a few people and the collection agencies haven't given up. First class mail I write "not at this address" and put back...
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    Converted the shop today!

    After being in a confusing half-and-half state almost forever I finally bit the bullet today and fully converted my shop over to metric. I replaced all the inch measuring strips on my saw fences, got...
  21. Sometimes a little maintenance helps

    I was about to give up on my trusted Hitachi C10FS SCMS that I'd bought a long time ago when they first came out. It has been rock solid for a very long time, hitting 45 and 90 degree angles as...
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    Go to Yahoo groups and search for MiniMax. I just...

    Go to Yahoo groups and search for MiniMax. I just joined last week and got great help there.
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    I don't think there is any other kind.

    I don't think there is any other kind.
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    Definitely want to vent outside. Mold in the...

    Definitely want to vent outside. Mold in the attic is a big, expensive error. If he's improving the house presumably that will include better air sealing, with that correct venting of warm moist air...
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    We've turned almost all of our yard over to...

    We've turned almost all of our yard over to native wildflowers and grasses. There are several weeds I still battle, but crabgrass, nut sedge etc are no longer an issue. Mowing once a year is a...
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