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  1. When SS introduced the router gear I looked at...

    When SS introduced the router gear I looked at their site and while I was pretty sure I understood what things would look like I was unhappy with the way they were shown. I felt they were not as...
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    As long as we are living vicariously with your...

    As long as we are living vicariously with your build, the suggestions on a hatch through the floor are good, but take that same idea up one more story. I have an 8/12 pitch on my 30x34 shop. it...
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    While I doubt you will have issues with air...

    While I doubt you will have issues with air circulation, should you choose to improve it you could add some turning vanes. Essentially take a pice of sheet metal, or in your case Derek, the curved...
  4. On my '48 Unisaw (same vintage as me), which I...

    On my '48 Unisaw (same vintage as me), which I re-built, I made a 1x6 frame and covered it with 1/4" temp hard board. I cut I think it was a half dozen slots to facilitate air movement for the DC. I...
  5. Aw, Corey, why did you have to post that photo?...

    Aw, Corey, why did you have to post that photo? It is a better photo than SS has on their site. I want to cut the long ext table down anyway and the RT adjoining the PCS table looks to be about the...
  6. On my old Unisaw, I used 1/4 thb to make a ramp...

    On my old Unisaw, I used 1/4 thb to make a ramp from the ventilated front cover angled dow to the bottom of the DC intake. I then made side ramps angled down onto the lower ramp. Taht greatly reduced...
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    I would definitely add the basement area. You...

    I would definitely add the basement area. You probably have to go to 4' for footings anyway. If you are on a sloped lot, it becomes much easier to access the area. If not you have to decide on how...
  8. See, Bill, now that is how these projects get...

    See, Bill, now that is how these projects get away from us;)
  9. I like Jim's idea for quality light and the...

    I like Jim's idea for quality light and the method of support. Unistrut is great stuff. I buy it at my local plumbing supply placer about $30 a 10' stick. Pin one side to a wall. When the door is...
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    I have the 14 BX. I miss my old 16HD, but I find...

    I have the 14 BX. I miss my old 16HD, but I find the BX to be a very capable saw.
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    John, back in the 70's when I was in the solar...

    John, back in the 70's when I was in the solar business we did a lot of ground mounts for large systems. Having the equipment and the space a ground mount would imho be preferred, especially in the...
  12. I have a set of metal rules I bought from Garrett...

    I have a set of metal rules I bought from Garrett Wade years ago. I also have Starret squares and use the 6'" Combo all the time. I have assorted rules around the shop, one of which stays on the...
  13. I had a 16 HD when I lived in MA. I sold the saw...

    I had a 16 HD when I lived in MA. I sold the saw when we moved to CA, which I regret, but I was really happy with the work I did on that saw. I had no trouble with it.
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    We fired up the solar system today, briefly, and...

    We fired up the solar system today, briefly, and everything checked out. With a low sun angle we were looking at 16.2 amps on both legs X 240V= 7776 watts.and the meter ran backwards. I have to get...
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    Which is why a pro is handling the power side. It...

    Which is why a pro is handling the power side. It is best to know your limitations😉
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    What wall cover to use?

    This is a frequent point of discussion. As I am doing the solar system in the shop I have to be able to make the 3 circuit drops out of the attic. I used 1/2 plywood on my shop. I went with 8...
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    Ben, I am using Enphase 7+ Microinverters. They...

    Ben, I am using Enphase 7+ Microinverters. They have excellent training videos on their site. Each panel has its own MI, so 24 panels, 24 MI. That helps in shading output. Without the micro inverters...
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    My workshop solar project

    I bought a 7.2 kw grid tied system to install on the shop. In order to make the numbers work I have done all the roof work myself. I had banked some work hours with the friends pictured so no labor...
  19. Prior to making the investment in time and dough,...

    Prior to making the investment in time and dough, I'd suggest you assess the quality of your interior lighting. I have the 4' twin tube LED's I bought at Costco and the lighting is excellent, at...
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    I considered building a station as well, but...

    I considered building a station as well, but bought the Dewalt Portable stand instead. The primary reason being that saw has to be able to go with me at times and the Dewalt allows that. I've taken...
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    We have a winner! I was in the pipe trades for...

    We have a winner! I was in the pipe trades for years and cut a million miles of PVC/ABS. I was out of that business for a few decades but when I remodeled the place and work around the property I...
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    I cut some plastic on my SS and it bound up the...

    I cut some plastic on my SS and it bound up the DC inlet below the blade. Making a wrap around even out of craft paper and cut it with a hand saw is the way I would go. Secure the pipe, cuts some,...
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    I moved from MA to CA using a national mover and...

    I moved from MA to CA using a national mover and took most of my shop equipment. Should you use a moving company, get quotes from a number of them. You pay by weight/distance. They will send a guy...
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    There are very few "exclusive or even...

    There are very few "exclusive or even semi-exclusive" products in markets today. They begin that way to gain some favor and promotion from a particular company and then with market penetration "every...
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    When building the shop I was talking with my...

    When building the shop I was talking with my daughter and she was interested in making a few things. I had a '48 Unisaw which I had gone through and loved. She arrived one day with a PCS for the new...
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