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    How business has become? meaning what? I...

    How business has become? meaning what?

    I agree with John.

    The print media world is a tough business. According to the article they were trying to stay afloat by branching into e-commerce and...
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    Yes you're thinking is on the right track. 24...

    Yes you're thinking is on the right track.

    24 to the first stud - 3 1/2 = 20 1/2 (center). Mark at 19 3/4 marking ahead |X or 24 3/4 marking back X|.

    Then put you tape on the first mark and...
  3. Joe, We just went through this with our master...

    Joe,

    We just went through this with our master bedroom closet. In the end, we decided to go with a manufactured kit and I made an enclosure for the air handler with matching laminate.

    Major...
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    I think long term a commercial mower is going to...

    I think long term a commercial mower is going to be better. They say the difference is going to be the hydraulic motors and the spindle/deck.

    I have a Scag. Its been a very good machine for me. ...
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    I've got most of my shop in conduit. Thats a...

    I've got most of my shop in conduit. Thats a nice commercial level system, but you can get by without it not that much hassle.

    Crossrun, you can screw into joist or stud, parallel you can use...
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    Yeah, I was assuming he would install a ceiling.

    Yeah, I was assuming he would install a ceiling.
  7. Dan, Why not just go with a floating floor? ...

    Dan,

    Why not just go with a floating floor? We did this in a room about 10 years ago as a "temporary" & it still looks good.
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    A continuous roof vent is standard. There are...

    A continuous roof vent is standard. There are different styles available. I would sister extensions on the rear trusses to form an eave and install soffits.

    You can still install a gable vent...
  9. If the issue is just nail security, what if you...

    If the issue is just nail security, what if you nailed the floor down with fasteners long enough to purchase the joist? It could mean doing it by hand, but its an option.

    After reading Tom's...
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    Practice. Line up the burnisher with the face of...

    Practice. Line up the burnisher with the face of the bevel and tilt it just a bit. Once you get it right, then its a matter of reproducing the technique. You could actually use a protractor and...
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    No, I just cut the valve out and stapled it to...

    No, I just cut the valve out and stapled it to the lip of the bottom. It was a temporary "see how it works" type thing, and its still there 5 yrs later ;-)

    I used a road bicycle tube.
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    MDF mills extremely well and paints well so it is...

    MDF mills extremely well and paints well so it is a good material for drawer fronts & door panels. But here's the "but"...... 3/4 MDF for a raised panels can add a lot of weight to a larger door,...
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    What is your dust collection? Do you have an...

    What is your dust collection?

    Do you have an air filtration unit?

    Even with both of the above, dust is just part of a ww'ing shop. Good air circulation and a good exhaust fan help.
  14. I tried the humidity rods and wasn't impressed. ...

    I tried the humidity rods and wasn't impressed. All they really are is heaters.

    I had better luck with a moisture absorbent but you really have to monitor it.

    A light coating of Jojoba oil...
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    I've been using a Rubbermaid Brute. Bicycle tube...

    I've been using a Rubbermaid Brute. Bicycle tube works for a gasket.
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    Depending on the type of flex, if you strip out...

    Depending on the type of flex, if you strip out several windings of wire it will slip it over the pipe more easily.
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    Wei, Yes, IMO you should use a real burnisher....

    Wei,

    Yes, IMO you should use a real burnisher. Put a little oil on it. William Ng has an excellent video on prepping a scraper.

    I don't think the 45 bevel is really that critical you need a...
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    6x6 posts on 12' centers. Support beams are...

    6x6 posts on 12' centers. Support beams are double 2x8's let into the posts and thru bolted. 3' centers. 2x4 purlins on 4' centers. We built our barn 30 yrs ago. That's probably overbuilt but...
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    That’s a good approach. I’ve found it’s no...

    That’s a good approach. I’ve found it’s no problem to drill the odd hole for a bench hook sometimes you need a bench hook in a different location.
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    John what Im doing is very similar to you. Very...

    John what Im doing is very similar to you. Very useful info thanks for taking the time to respond. I have a small farm and do the occasional odd job with air wrenches, etc.

    The difference is...
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    Rapidair which size?

    I looked at the product at local Northern Tool the other day. According to the specs, for my application the 1/2 would be adequate, BUT, the lines look very small to me, and then I found out the ID...
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    That's going to be tough. I think the basic...

    That's going to be tough. I think the basic sections of Rosetta Stone are ok. They are very strong on accent and pronunciation as opposed to learning words.

    My wife and I took a basic Spanish...
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    MDF will work. You can assemble the whole thing...

    MDF will work. You can assemble the whole thing with glue and narrow crown staples. If you use screws, one tip is if screwing within 2" of an edge, put a clamp on prior to drilling and screwing...
  24. There are so many ways to save money besides...

    There are so many ways to save money besides screws (like miscalculating material & 1 trip to suppier buys a lot of screws LOL)

    If you don't mind me asking, I work with melamine quite a bit & I'm...
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    This is the source of your difficulty. My...

    This is the source of your difficulty. My approach to gluing up panels is "keep 'em big and thick as long as you can".

    Obviously this doesn't apply to your situation, just thought I'd mention it....
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