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    I should mention my boiler guy and I did try to...

    I should mention my boiler guy and I did try to break the anode in the new water heater loose earlier Thursday evening, no dice. Shipping weight on the item is 125#, it had 50 gallons of water in it...
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    Water heater anode school please

    My house is fairly chaotic this week as the boiler and the water heater are getting replaced, which requires moving the washer and dryer across the garage during the ordeal.

    Our old water heater,...
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    I don't find this to be true at my shop with my...

    I don't find this to be true at my shop with my Auriou grain 10s. I might be using them wrong, but in Doug For and poplar, taking a diagonal stroke I am finding visibly smooth surfaces more or less...
  4. I agree with Edwin this is never a wasted...

    I agree with Edwin this is never a wasted discussion. I don't want to be "that guy" that set his house on fire doing whatever thing. I have never used RMC, but with both epoxy and BLO my standard...
  5. One thing I have seen implied but not explicated...

    One thing I have seen implied but not explicated here - adding a cyclone adds a load to the motor. It takes work, watts, horsepower, whatever unit you want to use, to get that volume of air spinning...
  6. I kinda hate to bump an old thread. However, I...

    I kinda hate to bump an old thread. However, I found the correct buckets. My orange/ blue cyclone as above bit the dust a few weeks ago and I have been on a bit of a tear chopping up buckets and...
  7. I tried the vinegar. Once the old gear was out,...

    I tried the vinegar. Once the old gear was out, I mopped with Dawn dish soap and rinsed well. The I used about a pint (area is roughly 2x4 feet) of 9% vinegar from the Russian section of an ethnic...
  8. Another beautiful thing (or two) all by itself. ...

    Another beautiful thing (or two) all by itself. And it is just part of a larger whole, also a simple thing made beautiful with time and thought. I will sit back down now.
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    I got a factory new Nicholson 4-in-1 for...

    I got a factory new Nicholson 4-in-1 for Christmas back in the 1970s and it served me well. Still have it. It has a half round and flat each of rasp and file. I should send it in to get...
  10. I will plan to try soap and water followed by...

    I will plan to try soap and water followed by vinegar and more rinsing as it isn't terribly time consuming. Thanks for the inputs.
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    I haven't opened the breaker panel because I am...

    I haven't opened the breaker panel because I am on call this weekend.

    My plan (when I turn the pager off) is to
    1) Turn off the main breaker - it is outdoors with the electric meter.
    2) Put a...
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    I have a spare 220v breaker.

    Yippee!! But we are planning to sell the house. The wife and I, plus our cat, are sharing the five bedroom house we raised kids in, planning to downsize in the next little bit. My main breaker is...
  13. That would be an option if someone knows of a...

    That would be an option if someone knows of a good floor paint that can stick to iron staining. The wife and I talked about taping off a rectangle under the new boiler and water heater and just...
  14. removing iron stains from concrete garage floor?

    Poked around in the old threads a bit, most of those are about petroleum staining.

    What I have is a 40 years old house. We have lots and lots of iron in our water. Under the water heater and...
  15. The wooden spacer I made to use my RH small plane...

    The wooden spacer I made to use my RH small plane in the LH configuration is pictured in this thread. https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?295995-LH-Veritas-plow-v-Veritas-combination-plane
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  16. For the relatively small stock you are describing...

    For the relatively small stock you are describing you could get by with one of the Veritas small plow planes, and make an accessory spacer for the fence so you can use it both right and left handed. ...
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    Plenty of observations here. My baseline is to...

    Plenty of observations here. My baseline is to put glue on one surface, wiggle the mating surfaces against each other, then clamp.

    My benchtop, 2x4 Doug Fir, was glued face to face for a top 3.5...
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    I agree with Jim Becker that GFCI breakers end up...

    I agree with Jim Becker that GFCI breakers end up being worth the price because getting to the reset button behind a table saw with a half ton of Kharman Ghia parts stacked on it gets old fast. ...
  19. WTB 8/4 air dried Ash. Feeling picky.

    Ash is not covered in the North East Lumber Mfr Association (NELMA) manual. I am looking for what would be SS (select structural) grade if Ash were covered by the Western Wood Products Association...
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    This is a distinct possibility. As my inlaw is...

    This is a distinct possibility. As my inlaw is fully grown, he doesn't need a dozen bolt holes to adjust the handle height, the handle needs to go at one specific height. I have a return PM already...
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    All of you respondents - all y'all - are exactly...

    All of you respondents - all y'all - are exactly right. The thing is he is a dude, just like most of us. He is still tempting gravity, and he is still pushing himself. "Forearm crutch" is a search...
  22. Thread: Pork Rub

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    Starting with Paul Franklin's recipe I would add...

    Starting with Paul Franklin's recipe I would add a quarter cup of paprika.

    Pork is versatile, there are more good rub recipes for pork than I will be able to sample in this lifetime.
  23. If you can get it done fairly quickly you might...

    If you can get it done fairly quickly you might be able to use mirrors to " go around." I have only fooled with lasers on tables in a lab, but if you can use mirrors to go around the obstacle...
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    I suspect it is a case of need versus ease. ...

    I suspect it is a case of need versus ease. North Carolina experience here, decades ago. Headed to site #142 to put in drains? Great. If you can get the supply lines with vertical stubs in before...
  25. I have upgraded relatively recently from standard...

    I have upgraded relatively recently from standard grey 80 grit wheel to a Norton white 40 grit wheel, on a 6 inch grinder. I should have done that years ago and look forward to dropping the coin on...
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