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Try MDO

MDO - that's Medium Density Overlay - plywood has a resin impregnated overlay on one or both sides, it's more expensive that most plywoods, but it's what the sign makers use for a smooth-as-a...
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wet PT Lumber

If this were my project and I had some 2x PT that weighs a "ton" I would cut up the lumber and assemble the project first, then set it aside to dry out. By just setting the lumber aside to let it dry...
04-08-08, 05:31 PM
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Kenmore dryer-stops in the middle of a cycle

I have a Kenmore gas clothes dryer that is approximately 20 yeas old. Recently it has started just turning off at random times during a drying cycle. The time that it shuts off varies from one load...
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Table saw vs. RA

I own and use both, if I had to get rid of one or the other the RA would be the first out the shop door.
Larry :coffee:
01-11-06, 10:42 PM
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The reason the solid core door feels really heavy...

The reason the solid core door feels really heavy is that it's solid core is most likely made up of particle board. The same thing Lefty said about the hollow core doors goes for the solid core too....
12-19-05, 05:01 PM
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treated wood misconceptions

Being able to visually check whether or not a piece of lumber has good chemical penetration is one of the biggest misconceptions out there. The green color of the treated wood is due to a chemical...
12-10-05, 06:30 AM
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Xsleeper has brought up a very valid point here...

Xsleeper has brought up a very valid point here about asking a contractor to install materilas that you have purchased yourself, think of it this way; What would you say if you owned a diner and...
12-07-05, 08:41 PM
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Try taking out the top pin, put it in a vise and...

Try taking out the top pin, put it in a vise and lightly tap it with a hammer to very slightly bend the hinge pin, then replace it in the hinge, the deformed hinge pin will often times be enough to...
11-13-05, 06:46 AM
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Try this!

OK, your gonna think I'm nuts, but here goes anyway. Try Peanut Butter on the tape goo. It's non-abrasive, non-solvent and best of all--it works! I've used it to remove all sorts of stuff from vinyl...
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You could screw a wood cleat (1x1 0r 1x2) onto...

You could screw a wood cleat (1x1 0r 1x2) onto the cabinets on both sides to mount the shelf. You'll want to screw from the inside of the cabinets through the MDF into the cleats so the wood, not the...
11-05-05, 06:53 AM
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--But before you go buy the LVL--

There are a great many other things to take into consideration here before you go out and buy an 11-1/4" LVL, or any other size header for that matter.
A few that come to mind are;
1. What is the...
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Try a new battery----

Even though the remotes are brand new to you, there is no telling how long they sat in a distrbutor's warehouse, and then on the shelf at the store before you bought them. Batteries do grow weak with...
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- - - or - - -

Another option to running the 100' of hose would be the Paslode Impulse Finish Nailer, It's a self-contained nailer that's powered by a gas cartidge and battery, it's a little spendy for one job, but...
10-28-05, 04:18 PM
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End nailing the studs through the bottom and top...

End nailing the studs through the bottom and top plates is the way to go when you are framing the wall on the deck and then standing up into place.
The only time you should need to toe-nail the...
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from your description, I'm not sure why the 2x...

from your description, I'm not sure why the 2x and the post are there, but just the fact thay theyare there probably means they have a purpose. I would advise you to contact a Residential Structural...
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Are the beams the same species of wood as the...

Are the beams the same species of wood as the rest of your trim?, if not the likelyhood that they will match the trim after stailning is slim. Have you thought of re-facing the beams with the same...
10-21-05, 05:31 PM
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Lightbulb How about by-pass instead of bifold?

How wide and high is the opening that you're looking to fill?
Have you thought about by-pass doors for the closet instead of bifolds? They're cheaper than bifolds, they can be made to fill larger...
10-20-05, 08:27 PM
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Must be the Minimal Expansion type foam

Read the label carfully B4 using the foam. Some of them expand as much as 10x in volume as they cure, put in too much of this stuff and it will expand to the point where it will bow the jambs and...
10-20-05, 08:16 PM
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I would think twice about drilling

Think of it this way; If we were talking about a 2x4 here instead of shakes, which would release more dust, pounding a nail through it or drilling a hole in it? :coffee:
10-20-05, 05:29 PM
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you need a zip tool

First, go down to your local Big Box and ask for a zip tool for vinyl siding. It's just a flat piece of metal about 3/4" wide bent to a small hook at the end. You work the hook under the siding lap...
10-16-05, 09:07 PM
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You can use automotive Bondo to repair the...

You can use automotive Bondo to repair the tear-outs. Remove any loose wood fiber and fill to just proud of the existing jamb/trim surfaces. Once it's set up you can sand it flush, prime and paint...
10-15-05, 07:05 AM
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I would remove the rotted areas

If you have some rot and cover it up with vinyl siding which will hold in the moisture, it will keep rotting and spreading. I would remove the rotted areas and make sure the rot hasn't migrated to...
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sure you can

I do it all the time. Most recently built two mahogany bookcases, put on one coat of rosewood to even out the grains and then put on red mahogany followed by several coats of clear lacquer.
Make...
10-14-05, 06:27 PM
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2" hangers are available

You didn't say the width of your full-sawn joists. If they're 2x10s the hanger that you need is either a THF-20925 from USP Connectors (Used to go by the name of Kant-Sag) or IUS-2.09/9 from Simpson....
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MDF Machining

MDF will machine much like wood, it will not finish like wood though, you can seal it with poly or lacquer or paint it, but it will still look like MDF.
The router/chamfer bit approach would be your...
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