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    I talked my Parents into buying our first color...

    I talked my Parents into buying our first color TV, to watch the 1968 Summer Olympics. I remember it was a 19" Zenith. I think it cost $279. I bought my helpers 46" 4k TV's for Christmas, a couple...
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    It's very durable. The door to my 105 year old...

    It's very durable. The door to my 105 year old Mother's bedroom has marks on it from her wheelchair, but none go through the paint. I haven't tried cleaning any of the tire marks off, because...
  3. I have the older model, with the motor on top. ...

    I have the older model, with the motor on top. When I use it as a molder, I make a wooden bed for the molding that clamps to the bed. Not sure if it's any better, or worse, but just simpler for me....
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    In handling, the spiral bits can cut you a Lot...

    In handling, the spiral bits can cut you a Lot easier than a straight bit.
  5. A couple of weeks ago, I built a little hip roof...

    A couple of weeks ago, I built a little hip roof for a cupola. I used a framing square to mark the hip rafters, and a Wixey cube on the table saw blade to set the angled top cuts. I cobbled up a...
  6. They take out any error caused by the rounded...

    They take out any error caused by the rounded edges of boards, like you can get with the smaller, hex ones. With those, and a sharp no. 4 pencil, I can lay out a rafter, or stair stringer dead on,...
  7. How does the speed square give you the length of...

    How does the speed square give you the length of a rafter? With gauges, and a framing square, no figuring, or measuring, or trial and error needed. You just step off the length with the framing...
  8. Yeah, I wondered about him just topping it back...

    Yeah, I wondered about him just topping it back off. I doubt parts of the mixture leak out at the same rate, but don't know. It's been working great since then though.
  9. I've built stuff for a living, for 48 years now,...

    I've built stuff for a living, for 48 years now, and have never owned one. Maybe I'm missing out, but I get by. I do use framing squares for what they will do, and keep a combination square in my...
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    I keep a supply of pressure treated wood on hand....

    I keep a supply of pressure treated wood on hand. I let it dry for at least a year, before it gets used. Any time we're shopping for framing lumber, I eye the stacks of 2x 10's, and 12's. It there...
  11. We used to have a good tech, who was reasonable...

    We used to have a good tech, who was reasonable too. But I think he finally figured out his clientele lived in a high end vacation area. I called him to ask how much to swap out a capacitor, on my...
  12. The last time I had to replace a capacitor, I...

    The last time I had to replace a capacitor, I used one of these. It's been so long ago, that I don't remember which model it was, or even what size that unit is. Still kicking a good number of...
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    I used this method this morning. Maybe some of...

    I used this method this morning. Maybe some of you guys are good enough to do this with a brush, but us part time painters better stick to getting some help from tape.

    In a rental house, I had...
  14. Here are a couple of pictures of one of my cast...

    Here are a couple of pictures of one of my cast in place, concrete window sills. I fold a pan out of some non-rusting sheet metal. This one was some leftover vinyl coated aluminum Trim Coil. If...
  15. None of it is hard to do. You just need to know...

    None of it is hard to do. You just need to know how, and have the right stuff to work on it. There are some better capacitors than what come on the units, and changing one is a really simple job.
  16. Yellow Pine has changed a lot over the decades. ...

    Yellow Pine has changed a lot over the decades. It's still the same wood, but how it's processed, and now, how it's grown make a difference. I've used miles of it for exterior trim. Up until 1992,...
  17. Paint is so good these days, that if you can keep...

    Paint is so good these days, that if you can keep it from getting wet from the back, about anything will last. I painted an old house in 2008 with Sherwin Williams Duration. It was their top of the...
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    There is probably a youtube video on it.

    There is probably a youtube video on it.
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    Two seats back there.

    Two seats back there.
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    If a board feels like it's heavier than it ought...

    If a board feels like it's heavier than it ought to be, it's probably good stuff.
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    A google search for "zoned heating system" came...

    A google search for "zoned heating system" came up with anything you want to know. This is just one example:

    https://swanheating.com/understanding-dual-zoned-hvac-systems-work/
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    I really like your floor!

    I really like your floor!
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    Was it the Maverick that they put a 427 in? A...

    Was it the Maverick that they put a 427 in? A guy that lives on the lake near us has a Mercury version (edited to add: Comet )of that Maverick that he takes to shows. Seeing a lot of old cars on...
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    Get some cheap moving dollies from Harbor...

    Get some cheap moving dollies from Harbor Freight. One near each corner. That way, not only will it roll easily, but you will be able to turn much easier, or go sideways. The moving dollies will...
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    I replaced a front hub on my truck. I got the...

    I replaced a front hub on my truck. I got the cheapest, Chinese one first. It lasted a couple of weeks before it started making noise. I returned that one, and upgraded to the Mexican one. No...
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