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    Thanks. They're not quite four feet tall. The...

    Thanks. They're not quite four feet tall. The rafters were about 3x3's 20 feet long, and had sagged about 5 inches in the middle. Some had split. With opposing wedges over those trusses, also...
  2. I wouldn't mind, as long as you're pulling with...

    I wouldn't mind, as long as you're pulling with more than a 3/4 ton gas burner. Back when that was the largest truck we had, when we went after a load of hay out of the field-always in the hottest...
  3. Thread: Lawn Weeds

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    I'm not recommending you try this at home,...

    I'm not recommending you try this at home, but..... It takes a combination of Roundup, 2,4,D, and Imprazar to kill Johnson Grass, and it can't be sprayed too late in the Fall, or it will come back...
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    It is a natural stone, so maybe not so much just...

    It is a natural stone, so maybe not so much just in the name, or which vendor it came from, but how the mix came out when it was formed, and luck of the draw in any particular rock as it's sliced up.
  5. Thread: Lawn Weeds

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    Looks like a Little League version of Johnson...

    Looks like a Little League version of Johnson Grass. Picture doesn't show the sink the tractor shed just for small spray tanks.414785414786
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    I'll agree with that. Framer series lumber is...

    I'll agree with that. Framer series lumber is Yellow Pine framing lumber like it used to be. I used it building these trusses in an 1850 attic to fix a terribly sagging roof. I haven't seen YP...
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    I quit being surprised when people show up on one...

    I quit being surprised when people show up on one of my job sites, and say, "This is just like This Old House on TV!" I always have to explain, "No it's not. That is a remodeling show. This is a...
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    It might look like I'm wearing a shirt when I'm...

    It might look like I'm wearing a shirt when I'm working, but really, I'm breaking in new shop rags. If one gets damaged beyond being useful on my back, the white T-shirt joins others in the shop rag...
  9. I keep a 20 ton short bottle jack, and a cordless...

    I keep a 20 ton short bottle jack, and a cordless 1/2" drive impact driver in the toolbox on the truck, as well as an assortment of short pieces of 2x. That impact driver saves a lot of sweat. I...
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    Were you pushing, or pulling for the cut?

    Were you pushing, or pulling for the cut?
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    It won't self level with a brush unless thinned a little. Touch up will look much worse than final coat in place. John is the Man on thinning, so I would bet you can't go wrong by following his...
  12. Those that believe pulling weeds is good enough...

    Those that believe pulling weeds is good enough to get rid of them are very much welcome to come tackle the Johnson Grass that the state spreads along our 3 miles of road frontage. It's very nice of...
  13. I've been telling my Mother for decades that...

    I've been telling my Mother for decades that she's too cavalier with chemicals. She uses weed killers, fungicides, insecticides, and anything at all that will let her grow brilliant Roses to take to...
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    The Apollo vehicles had rows of toggle switches...

    The Apollo vehicles had rows of toggle switches that looked like they came from the local NAPA parts store. When they got ready to fire the rocket to send them out of orbit around the Moon, the...
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    The BIN is what we always use too. On those...

    The BIN is what we always use too. On those beaded plywood pieces, and MDF battens, we just hit it in both directions with a fine sanding sponge, and that's all the sanding it needs.
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    For getting a perfect, high gloss finish, I don't...

    For getting a perfect, high gloss finish, I don't know of anything that will get you there any quicker than the 3M Perfect It system. I started using it 30 years ago doing boat repairs, and their...
  17. Shelf life is years, but I haven't found out how...

    Shelf life is years, but I haven't found out how many yet.
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    I don't have a ratio, but thin it a LOT. I spray...

    I don't have a ratio, but thin it a LOT. I spray it outside when there is a light breeze, but there are no other houses for hundreds of yards. I keep a cheap, single stage HVLP just for spraying...
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    I built new houses for 33 years, starting in...

    I built new houses for 33 years, starting in 1973-4. That first year, I tried to build it with a telephone. Every year after that, I used a hammer, and saw. Last time I called a subcontractor was...
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    I answer my phone if the call is from someone in...

    I answer my phone if the call is from someone in my Contacts list. Voicemail is full on purpose.
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    Does it have a smell? The things I like about...

    Does it have a smell? The things I like about Suspend is no odor, and non-staining for places like the bases of porch rockers, and soffits.
  22. your chuck may be bent to not allow it to open...

    your chuck may be bent to not allow it to open all the way. I have one on a 1/2" right angle drill, and had to hammer it back into round. I think someone tightened it with a hammer on the chuck...
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    I may need to amend my previous post, which might...

    I may need to amend my previous post, which might have been unintentionally misleading. I never feel for a burr, so don't really know if it makes one, or not. I just go by feel of the edge on the...
  24. I would replace the gutter. There are better...

    I would replace the gutter. There are better choices now than galvanized steel, and it would take less time to replace it than prepare to repaint.
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    Price dehumidifiers, and you might as well buy...

    Price dehumidifiers, and you might as well buy one, as pay 280 a week for one. Several years ago, I bought one from Home Depot for a little less than 300. I didn't have the right length hose for...
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