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    I have had ten and 11 foot high ceiling in shops...

    I have had ten and 11 foot high ceiling in shops and really liked the 11. Granted this was in an area where heating was not an issue. The big benefit for me was using the extra wall space for...
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    but you sound like too decent a man to just dump...

    but you sound like too decent a man to just dump your stuff at the curb.
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    Your post is far from “a bit odd” at least I hope...

    Your post is far from “a bit odd” at least I hope not. I think a lot of people in all kinds of hobbies feel the same way before Christmas. I justify it by saying that I don’t hunt, fish, golf or...
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    I drive a Honda Ridgeline. While not very...

    I drive a Honda Ridgeline. While not very “trucky looking” it does have a locking trunk under the bed which can hold two sets of golf clubs. This may provide the needed storage with security for...
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    Google “amazon set up surprise spoiler settings.”...

    Google “amazon set up surprise spoiler settings.” That should show an amazon web page with instructions. You can also go through and delete items from the search history but be sure to leave the...
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    If your client is open to suggestions it might be...

    If your client is open to suggestions it might be worth it to show her some pictures of original radios. Maybe she will appreciate restoring it to the “uncolored” finish. I too have heard adding...
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    Since my shop is my garage I like the clean look...

    Since my shop is my garage I like the clean look and dust protection of cabinets and shallow drawers. I have bought a bunch of the Ultra HD cabinets and drawers from Sams Club. If I dedicated shop...
  8. The wagos are a little more expensive than...

    The wagos are a little more expensive than typical wire nuts but agree they are much easier for the person who works infrequently with wiring.
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    I am not sure if you have priced the breakers out...

    I am not sure if you have priced the breakers out but many brands run 40 to 50 dollars. A previous code only required AFCI breakers in the bedrooms (fire protection) and GFCI in areas that could be...
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    My bride, an engineer, usually says, “I don’t...

    My bride, an engineer, usually says, “I don’t really care.” It is kind of frustrating since I want her buy in on big purchases. We just remodeled the first floor and she didn’t see the range (gas...
  11. According to the IRC an electrical disconnect is...

    According to the IRC an electrical disconnect is required. This is usually a simple switch mounted nearby. From what I understand it is required so the power can be disconnected easily for any...
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    While I have never used one I heard induction can...

    While I have never used one I heard induction can boil water faster than gas. But unlike gas you lose the visual aspect when adjusting the heat. The smooth top of induction is very easy to clean.
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  13. Sure Dan. Pressure reducing valves create a...

    Sure Dan. Pressure reducing valves create a closed system where water can not flow back past the PRV toward the meter or main water supply. When the water is actively heated it expands creating...
  14. As a home inspector we are required by the state...

    As a home inspector we are required by the state to mark as deficient static water pressure less than 40 psi and more than 80 psi. For most new construction the cities tell builders to set the...
  15. Cabinets to replace shelves for storage. Bought...

    Cabinets to replace shelves for storage. Bought the Sauder HD Classics from Sams. So much cleaner, better looking and various plans notes etc can be stuck to the doors with magnets
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    Long ago I was introduced to Oil Eater. It was...

    Long ago I was introduced to Oil Eater. It was sold at Costco and could get ball point pen and sharpie marker out of shirts. I think you can buy it online, in fact I think I am going to order some...
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    I, too, have a Graco X5 and think it is perfect...

    I, too, have a Graco X5 and think it is perfect for small jobs. It did all the priming and painting for a flip including doors and trim. Just finishing up a remodel and it did the same. I had a...
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    When my daughter was 5 or 6, she thought every...

    When my daughter was 5 or 6, she thought every brown spider she saw was a brown recluse. Then one day I explained the definition of “recluse” and she stopped worrying about them. I guess she figure...
  19. Palacios which is west of Galveston got 7” of...

    Palacios which is west of Galveston got 7” of rain Wednesday. I was down there volunteering to help turn the old “Palacios Colored School” into a community center. I felt awful as I drove out of...
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    As someone who rarely drinks anything besides...

    As someone who rarely drinks anything besides water and unsweet tea, I’d welcome a place with good food and a wider non-alcoholic beverage list. On occasion, I like a good N/A beer with dinner but...
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    Wax paper, when I am done I just roll it up and...

    Wax paper, when I am done I just roll it up and throw it away.
  22. Thanks for the article. I finished the...

    Thanks for the article. I finished the countertop but have several other products to complete including stairs and a mantle.
  23. Thanks for the advice. It is a knockdown...

    Thanks for the advice. It is a knockdown textured ceiling and walls. There will be some drywall patches done by a professional. Any tips on how to get the paint sheen to match. It seems that I...
  24. Question for the Painters -- Spraying Walls, Ceiling and Crown

    We are gutting the first floor of our house and removing all doors, cabinets, trim (except crown), flooring, furniture etc. The house will be empty. I will need to paint the walls, ceilings and...
  25. How Many Coats of Waterlox for Walnut Countertop?

    Built an edge grain walnut countertop for the laundry room. After two light coats of garnet shellac to enhance the depth I have started applying thin coats of Waterlox Orginial Sealer using the blue...
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