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    If I need a real tool store I go to Performance...

    If I need a real tool store I go to Performance Line Tools in Waterford Mi, just a half hour drive. They carry the full line of Makita, Milwaukee, Bosch, Dewalt, PC, Sawstop, Performax, Delta,...
  2. I can't image frost is too deep in NM. But you...

    I can't image frost is too deep in NM. But you don't want your hose bib freezing. Options: feed from inside using a frost proof hose bib, feed it using a yard hydrant from outside the house, heat...
  3. I wouldn't try a sharp blade, one goof and you...

    I wouldn't try a sharp blade, one goof and you are digging into the paint. Use a heat gun to remove the vinyl, then get a rubber wheel for your drill to remove the adhesive. ...
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    While Lowe's may have been selling Craftsman for...

    While Lowe's may have been selling Craftsman for a while, it seems they really ramped it up lately, it seems like half of their tool department is now red.
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    Sorry Kev for your experience. That is a long...

    Sorry Kev for your experience. That is a long time to carry a grudge. I generally wouldn't buy Craftsman corded or battery hand tools, but I have certainly bought my share of Craftsman hand tools. ...
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    Craftsman at Lowe's and Ace

    Anybody else get the tinglies now when walking into Lowe's and seeing row on top of row of red Craftsman tools, chests and equipment? Not that I am such a fan of their stuff, just that it brings...
  7. No problem popping breakers. The nameplate shows...

    No problem popping breakers. The nameplate shows 17.2 FLA while the specs on line show 16.2 FLA. I was a little concerned as I prefer to stay within 80% of the breakers capacity. But it works.
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  8. Don't see any sale pricing here, paid $549. The...

    Don't see any sale pricing here, paid $549. The tank drain wasn't a big deal as I replaced the drain with a 1/4" street ell, 6" of 1/4" pipe and a ball valve. NO other obvious leaks, although I...
  9. Yesterday I slipped a knife scraper blade in one...

    Yesterday I slipped a knife scraper blade in one to remove a large sticker from my new compressor. Been working on it for 5 minutes with WD40 and a credit card to get 1/3 of it off. The multi-tool...
  10. And here is my old compressor. I really liked it...

    And here is my old compressor. I really liked it except it only cycled 80-100 psi, so seldom did I actually have 100 psi to run a rattle gun. As you can see in the second photo, I was able to get...
  11. Yep, that is bound to happen eventually, that...

    Yep, that is bound to happen eventually, that should pop the 20 amp breakers for sure. My 200 amp panel is really full, not looking forward to running another 220 volt circuit. As for the tank...
  12. Can't get a good angle on it, hopefully you can...

    Can't get a good angle on it, hopefully you can read it. Click on it to enlarge. 412518
  13. I do have a DuraBlock HVLP conversion gun I have...

    I do have a DuraBlock HVLP conversion gun I have used for multiple projects including painting the CJ7 and clear coating my Winnebago class A.
  14. Sometime you gotta blow off the sawdust

    Newest addition to my shop. Replacing my 30 YO beloved 1 hp Craftsman Compressor. It just didn't have the chops to run an impact gun on big bolts or a DA sander or a die grinder. Old one going to...
  15. Back in the day, you would just drop a nail in...

    Back in the day, you would just drop a nail in the top hole to tie the breakers together.
  16. Following. Just picked up the Kobalt 3.4 hp 60...

    Following. Just picked up the Kobalt 3.4 hp 60 gallon compressor today. 175 psi. Per the reviews, the tank drain was loose. Some guy had one job...
  17. Lots of things including cutting openings in...

    Lots of things including cutting openings in drywall.
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    Old style uncoated Trex? I have it along with...

    Old style uncoated Trex? I have it along with the newer coated Veranda version. Old Trex has a known mildew issue. Before you coat it with anything, power wash it, use 30 Second Outdoor Cleaner...
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    Personally I would run a 20 amp 220 volt...

    Personally I would run a 20 amp 220 volt dedicated circuit, heck you could do a 15 amp 220 volt run and be ahead. Surely the compressor can be rewired for 220 volts? Heck of a lot easier than...
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    I have an old 14.4 volt Dewalt XRP, the real...

    I have an old 14.4 volt Dewalt XRP, the real thing back then. heavy as all get-out. My Dewalt replacement battery died after 12 years, A new Dewalt battery was $70. Got a no-name on Amazon for...
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    My son is a union ironworker and certified...

    My son is a union ironworker and certified welder. He has a small 120 volt Miller mig welder at home. He usually takes his welding to work where they have good stick welders. His welder uses flux...
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    Quick answer: Not necessarily, most of your...

    Quick answer: Not necessarily, most of your friction loss will be in the hose itself.

    Think of your garden hose. You have a 60' hose 5/8" ID and you have a sprayer at the end with a 1/4"...
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    I use Outlook mail on my PC. If I delete emails,...

    I use Outlook mail on my PC. If I delete emails, they go into a deleted items folder and are easily recoverable. But 90% of my emails are junk so I hold the shift key when deleting and am then...
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    All of my decks started as PT, at first 2x...

    All of my decks started as PT, at first 2x thickness (some 40 years ago), then as deck boards became more common, 5/4. HD carried Thomponized for a while, it was nice. But keeping it looking nice,...
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    I have the Graco X5, probably seen 50 gallons...

    I have the Graco X5, probably seen 50 gallons through it so far. Add another 25' of hose and get a tip extension. Easy to spray a fan 12" wide, overlap 50% and backbrush. Consider renting a lift. ...
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