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  1. Perfect! That's exactly what I was hoping for....

    Perfect! That's exactly what I was hoping for. Thank you.
  2. Very nice! I don't suppose you have drawings with...

    Very nice! I don't suppose you have drawings with measurements ...
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    I’d buy one for sure.

    I’d buy one for sure.
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    Nice! If we used paper napkins, I would steal...

    Nice! If we used paper napkins, I would steal this.
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    You can wheel and deal with the best!

    You can wheel and deal with the best!
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    I saw that too! If you get one, Iíd be very...

    I saw that too! If you get one, Iíd be very interested in your impression.
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    Whatís this old woodworking machine?

    A young friend of mine is stationed in Germany. He recently posted this picture.

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    Anyone know exactly what it is? Do I need one in my shop? Is there a model from SawStop?
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    Hey, I'm talking about streaks in the wood, not...

    Hey, I'm talking about streaks in the wood, not my hair!
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    Gray streaks in curly maple?

    What causes the gray streaks in this curly maple? They are confined to the rings close to the bark edge.

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    Whatever the cause, what is your view of them? Do some woodworkers consider them...
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    Thanks! Iím guessing that the high strength...

    Thanks! Iím guessing that the high strength version would suffice, as opposed to the super strength.
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    This is the back door to a homeless shelter. They...

    This is the back door to a homeless shelter. They bought the building in December 2021. I’m their volunteer handyman. Just trying to keep things patched up until major renovations, which probably...
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    I took off the strike, drilled a 3" deep pilot...

    I took off the strike, drilled a 3" deep pilot hole with countersinking, and drove in a #9 fully-threaded wood screw, taking care not to pull the jamb toward the stud, and then replaced the strike....
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    I think that this is what Scott Clausen meant by...

    I think that this is what Scott Clausen meant by his suggestion of a filler plate. In any case, I like this idea a lot. The strike is of necessity shimmed out quite a bit. Replacing that with a long...
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    I am 99.9% certain that the wall is typical old...

    I am 99.9% certain that the wall is typical old wood frame construction, with board sheathing on the outside and plaster over rock lath on the inside. But your ideas still seem worth considering....
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    Exactly right. The drywall or, more likely,...

    Exactly right. The drywall or, more likely, plaster goes right up to the jamb. There is no trim to remove. To get behind there, I would have to pull the jamb away from the framing or break open the...
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    Just to clarify, by “inward,” I meant toward the...

    Just to clarify, by “inward,” I meant toward the frame.
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    How can I eliminate flex in door jamb?

    If the door pictured below is locked, and someone pulls quite hard on the outside handle, the door jamb will flex inward. There must not be good blocking behind the catch. I haven't tested to the...
  18. Thread: Ship-lap

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    If your assembly sequence allows it, you could...

    If your assembly sequence allows it, you could also put a little glue just in the middle inch or so of each board.
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    Thanks Mike and others for your kind words. I had...

    Thanks Mike and others for your kind words. I had fun with this project.
  20. Just a postscript: My son-in-law replaced the...

    Just a postscript:

    My son-in-law replaced the weeping valve. It came apart easily. There was no o-ring or washer involved, just closely mated parts and a little sealant on the threads.

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  21. Thanks all. The consensus is to replace it,...

    Thanks all. The consensus is to replace it, perhaps with a better-quality valve.

    Yes, it is a cutoff valve, but a particular type of cutoff valve. My father taught me to call that a stop and waste...
  22. Help: new stop & waste valve leaking in unexpected place

    One of my sons-in-law just installed a new stop & waste valve. It is leaking in a place that seems unexpected.

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    If you look carefully, you can see that it is weeping at the seam just to...
  23. Pretty much what I did. Only we don't call it...

    Pretty much what I did. Only we don't call it Visqueen around here. ;-)
  24. Ha! Might be pricey though.

    Ha!

    Might be pricey though.
  25. Thanks for all of the ideas! I used 6 mil...

    Thanks for all of the ideas!

    I used 6 mil plastic sheeting ó which I had on hand ó from just below the ceiling and extending down into the tub.. At the top, I wrapped it around scrap 1 x 3,...
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