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    Olympics in 4K.

    Anybody trying to watch the Olympics in 4K? Whenever I switch over, the image colors are quite faded compared to the regular HD image, so I switch back. Color saturation is more important to me...
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    Sorry about your losses John. We lost power...

    Sorry about your losses John. We lost power Saturday for 15 hours, then it was restored, same storm that dropped a tornado in in nearby White Lake and damaged the local HD and Walmart. Then Tuesday...
  3. My experience is that those screws work best when...

    My experience is that those screws work best when securing wood to steel, not the other way around. The little drill bit at the end of the screw predrills the wood so much that there is little wood...
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    I guess my "tongue-in-cheek" reply on their FB ad...

    I guess my "tongue-in-cheek" reply on their FB ad paid off. They just confirmed shipping for one of their drill press clamps at no cost to me. Man, I just am wishing SawStop would have been the one...
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    I'm in somebody's ad!

    Ran across this video on FB this morning. An ad for a drill press clamp. They used one of my pics 18 seconds in (unauthorized, obviously taken from the Creek) to show how dangerous a drill press...
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    Decision has been made, but grey electrical PVC...

    Decision has been made, but grey electrical PVC conduit is schedule 80, which is thicker than sch 40 PVC water pipe.
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    And if you get a new concrete job, be sure to let...

    And if you get a new concrete job, be sure to let it cure properly by keeping it wet, by covering it with plastic or by spraying a curing membrane on it. You don't want the surface to dry out before...
  8. I think of it as a ray gun with the pistol grip...

    I think of it as a ray gun with the pistol grip and all...
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    Original purchase was with a CC and gift card,...

    Original purchase was with a CC and gift card, the refund was with a combination of my CC and store credit card. Just thought it was interesting I had to scan my own driver's license, not just show...
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    Home Depot return policy

    Returned a can of stain yesterday, I needed to have them scan my driver's license because part of the purchase was with a gift card. Then when I used the new gift card for a purchase, I had to scan...
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    If you are looking for hard, look to stranded...

    If you are looking for hard, look to stranded bamboo. With the typical ceramic (aluminum oxide fortified poly) finish, very durable. I used recently Cali bamboo in my home from Lowes, I paid about...
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    If the pump is fixed and the tank is fixed, then...

    If the pump is fixed and the tank is fixed, then a union is often the only way to mate up two pipes as you have no flexibility to move things around to use an insert fitting. So this is a booster...
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    And with a simple inexpensive plastic tool,...

    And with a simple inexpensive plastic tool, Sharkbite fittings can be removed without damaging the pipe or fitting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twg4-cxSNOc&ab_channel=KeyFobRob
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    Sharkbites are great where soldering is difficult...

    Sharkbites are great where soldering is difficult or in the wet, but I would never bury them in a wall. Just replaced a shower valve in my RV using the crimped rings on PEX, old connections were a...
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    A union does not rely on sealant in the union...

    A union does not rely on sealant in the union threads to keep from leaking, it is a metal to metal seal. The big nut is just there to draw the two seats together. Any imperfection in the seat will...
  16. My concern in opening a second blast gate to...

    My concern in opening a second blast gate to avoid "starving the system" is that by doing so you are reducing the vacuum (opposite of pressure if you will) across the whole system and in doing so,...
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    Would you think of washing dishes in just hot...

    Would you think of washing dishes in just hot water?
  18. Curious, what symptoms did you see that the...

    Curious, what symptoms did you see that the system was "starving"?
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    I'm selling a projector we removed from church. ...

    I'm selling a projector we removed from church. Listed on Marketplace. Mohammed from Miami claims he paid via PayPal with a credit card two days ago. Keeps asking me if I checked my spam folder...
  20. In my experience (can't speak for Nordfab...

    In my experience (can't speak for Nordfab pricing) Grainger has convenience store pricing. My son worked the counter there years ago.
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    Bought a one piece slate eight footer 40 years...

    Bought a one piece slate eight footer 40 years ago. Recently rebuilt it salvaging only some of the supports and the slate. New legs, apron, bumpers, pockets and beefed up supports. I used the book...
  22. Just replaced my 20 YO 5.5 hp Honda powered 2200...

    Just replaced my 20 YO 5.5 hp Honda powered 2200 psi Excell. Couldn't get the pump to stop leaking oil, and even after replacing gaskets and the unloading valve, best it would do is 1000 psi (yes I...
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    Stumpy Nubs on Dust Collection

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjI5l4nF9AM&ab_channel=StumpyNubs

    Stumpy offers a lot of tips regarding dust collection in a 17 minute monologue. He is very well spoken and it good watch for those...
  24. Both my 2002 Ford V-10 RV and my 1984 CJ7 with a...

    Both my 2002 Ford V-10 RV and my 1984 CJ7 with a 5.3 Chevy engine never see 5000 miles in a year. I change oil yearly in both. Our 2020 V6 Cherokee, like most newer vehicles, has an oil reminder...
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    Another table saw accident

    Be careful out there. I just met up with my young friend. He just flew in to Traverse City from Boston for a well deserved week of vacation with family, having just completed his residency in...
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