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    Another winner Jim! What are your finishing...

    Another winner Jim! What are your finishing plans?
  2. Mounting location is up to you. I have mine in...

    Mounting location is up to you. I have mine in the inside of the closet where the collector lives, since I only use the remote for on/off. If you plan to use the manual switches then it needs to be...
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    It's fine to lay them flat but it makes it harder...

    It's fine to lay them flat but it makes it harder to run electrical. If you bore through any of them to run romex you will have to put nail plates over each location.

    Any wood that touches...
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    Not leather, but I like rubberized cork, which...

    Not leather, but I like rubberized cork, which you can get from McMaster. It's very durable and very grippy.

    McMaster calls it: Water-Resistant Low-Pressure Rubber/Cork Gasket Material. 1/8...
  5. I like to use the copper stub outs, like these: ...

    I like to use the copper stub outs, like these: https://www.supplyhouse.com/Wirsbo-Uponor-LF2865050-ProPEX-LF-Copper-Stub-Ell-1-2-PEX-LF-Brass-x-1-2-Copper-3-1-2-x-8
    They let you use conventional...
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    Local codes apply, but in NEC EMT can serve as...

    Local codes apply, but in NEC EMT can serve as equipment grounding conductor; no separate ground wire required. You do need a jumper from any receptacles ground terminal to the box unless...
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    Short answer: yes. Your second link is for...

    Short answer: yes. Your second link is for clinch type hose clamps, not PEX clamps. For use with rubber or vinyl hose or the like, not PEX.
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    I've not used unistrut in the way you describe,...

    I've not used unistrut in the way you describe, but have used it to mount a lot of other stuff, including pegboard. I think it would make for solid, neat installation. One tip for cutting it: if...
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    I've had a snapper pro 52 or 54 for about 4 or 5...

    I've had a snapper pro 52 or 54 for about 4 or 5 years. It's built like a tank and I've had zero problems with it. No service at all other than oil/lube/filters/sharpening. Of course that means I...
  10. They look like a mistake to me. As you said, if...

    They look like a mistake to me. As you said, if both jumpers are in place, they would directly short the incoming line.
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    Congrats to you and your wife Joe! 45 is a real...

    Congrats to you and your wife Joe! 45 is a real accomplishment!
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    Maybe you could remove a shingle, drill a hole...

    Maybe you could remove a shingle, drill a hole through the roof sheathing next to your "beam", and run a cable to a nearby tree or your car and use the hoist from there. Then patch the hole, replace...
  13. Search for Kaizen foam to see some options for...

    Search for Kaizen foam to see some options for easily configured foam. You could use it with any type of case that suits you.
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    Often there are one or more fuses inside, but...

    Often there are one or more fuses inside, but they rarely blow unless there is another fault. If you search for the model number and "problems" or the like, you will usually find some...
  15. I finished my bench (pics in another thread) and...

    I finished my bench (pics in another thread) and then spent some time cleaning up and putting stuff away from that project, including the generally wrenching process of forcing myself to toss most of...
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    Cut a short pieces of 4" pipe (like 4" long) ...

    Cut a short pieces of 4" pipe (like 4" long) Mark two parallel lines along the length about 1 1/8" apart. Cut out the marked piece with a jigsaw. Squeeze the ends together and cover with a piece of...
  17. +1 on Powertec; that's what I use (6", 4", and 2...

    +1 on Powertec; that's what I use (6", 4", and 2 1/2") and have no issues. I will say, however, that I don't have a situation where they are regularly moved and pulled and flexed like in OP's case;...
  18. So she didn't rule out a french maid? You could...

    So she didn't rule out a french maid? You could emphasize the maid part. Just saying.....
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    I guess I should have been wordier! Of course I...

    I guess I should have been wordier! Of course I flushed them after they were glued in place....but the plugs were so long that they hit the concealed fastener before the plugs were in far enough to...
  20. A lttle surprised by this squeeze out

    I used polyurethane glue to join some domino-joined pieces. I'm used to poly glue squeeze out but this surprised me a bit.

    The mortise is about an inch from this face:

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    And at least...
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    Quick Tip: trimming tapered plugs

    Easy way to hold a tapered plug for trimming without damaging the good face:

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    Ding Dong the Bench is Done

    Finished my bench yesterday:

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    27 x 99. Top is 4 layers of MDO (3" total). Wood is red oak. Legs and stretchers are 4" x 4". Outer vise jaws lined with 1/8" rubberized cork....
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    When you do the cope, are you back beveling the...

    When you do the cope, are you back beveling the cope? (holding the saw at a few degrees off vertical)
    If there is a flat area on top, you don't cope that, just cut it straight down and start coping...
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    Jon, judging by several of the posts in this...

    Jon, judging by several of the posts in this thread, your shop is too neat. You need a pile of shavings on the floor to entice Ruby to come in more often..... But if anyone asks, you didn't hear it...
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    You could consider using MDO plywood instead of...

    You could consider using MDO plywood instead of MDF. It has phenolic impregnated paper as outside layers and I've found it to be sturdier than MDF, and nearly as flat.

    MDO can be a little hard...
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