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EPA rules prohibit heat guns on lead paint. I get...

EPA rules prohibit heat guns on lead paint. I get better results anyway with infrared and microwave. Putty knives don't give precise enough control over the depth of the cut, risking glass breakage....
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I need to add ball bearings for better control...

I need to add ball bearings for better control when removing old window glazing compound. My usual source wants $28 for each chisel, so I figure I'd make them myself. But if it takes an hour to drill...
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Is a 1/2hp drill press sufficient for 1/4" holes in hardened steel chisels?

Hi, I need to drill 1/4 inch holes through the blades of Irwin M44434N hardened steel chisels. Using a cobalt bit, about how long will it take per hole using the cheapest $62.99 Harbor Freight #60238...
05-21-14, 01:57 PM
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the 'one-sided' reference

I thought that only one hot could be used with the two boxes I mentioned, because I assumed they were all connected (the larger boxes have "two sides", on their faces.) Since I only have 10 gauge...
05-20-14, 10:22 PM
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No main shutoff needed if less than 6 breakers in detached sub panel

Others suggest that no main shutoff is needed; are they wrong? http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-118923.html
05-20-14, 05:49 PM
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Detached Garage, 60ft of 10/3 UF-B, New Subpanel, Old knob-and-tube

Hi, I have a detached garage connected with 60ft of 10/3 UF-B to 2-20A breakers on the house load center. I'm replacing knob and tube in the garage, and need to build a small workshop. I suppose I...
04-09-14, 01:05 AM
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wall still standing

How did the framers originally justify crippling that joist and going all diagonal around the soil pipe?

What if I open up the ceiling under the wall and put blocking between the visible crippled...
04-08-14, 09:37 PM
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Subfloor

On the other side of that wall, there is hardwood flooring, so I want to avoid tearing out the floor and replacing the subfloor on the other side.

It is indeed an interior wall on the second...
04-08-14, 04:24 PM
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Second opinion wanted...

...not because I think you're wrong, but because I'm praying there's an easier way to deal with this situation. Here are my appeals:

(1) The wall hasn't actually dropped, it just looks that way...
04-07-14, 09:38 PM
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Will this wall collapse? 1920s subfloor replacement

Hi, I'm removing subfloor in order to level joists and install tile. However, it looks like this wall is build on top of the subfloor, and I'm not sure what's holding it up now - have I made a...
03-22-14, 05:14 PM
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Need advice replacing lead 1920s closet bend with side inlet

Galvanized supply lines were leaking, so with the floor removed, it's a good time to replace the problematic DWV hookups. I was hoping to replace it using the old fittings as a guide, but Google says...
01-07-14, 01:54 AM
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I'm also about to hook up an he220a to a nest -...

I'm also about to hook up an he220a to a nest - does the nest still operate oddly, and/or did you find a better way to hook it up?
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Is it OK to mix 521BXT, 521B and 511C smokes on a 2-wire GE Concord loop?

Is it OK to mix 521BXT, 521B and 511C smokes on a 2-wire GE Concord loop? Owner's manual says they have to all be the same type. These are pretty close, right? Thanks.
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