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Posted By bgbill

The Arbor will be too big, they do this for a...

The Arbor will be too big, they do this for a reason, so you can't do stupid things like put a 12" blade on a 10" saw.

Do not use anything but a 10" blade on a 10" saw.
01-31-10, 05:53 PM
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Posted By bgbill

If you do use 1/2" for the ceiling, make sure...

If you do use 1/2" for the ceiling, make sure they are ceiling boards, it will say 'ceiling' on the face side of the boards, so you will know they are ceiling boards, Home Depot or other home center...
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Posted By bgbill

I have 208,000 miles on my F250, a 70's era 3/4...

I have 208,000 miles on my F250, a 70's era 3/4 ton truck would not have lasted this long with so few problems.

I have 1 original spark plug because it is hard to get to, original transmission, if...
01-31-10, 01:33 PM
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Posted By bgbill

sounds like it is rockwool insulation. The...

sounds like it is rockwool insulation.

The only sure way to know is have it tested in an approved lab.
01-31-10, 12:34 PM
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Posted By bgbill

1/2" ceiling boards is what I would use. ...

1/2" ceiling boards is what I would use.

http://www.nationalgypsum.com/submittal/09%2029%2000-06.pdf

BTW I am not a weekend warrior, I am a professional licensed general contractor.
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Posted By bgbill

Building a car that can be repaired by a DIY is...

Building a car that can be repaired by a DIY is the least of their worries.

They have to worry about design criteria for sfety, EPA and CAFE standards, servicability is not their main concern.
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01-31-10, 10:46 AM
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Posted By bgbill

1/2" ceiling boards are more rigid than 5/8" and...

1/2" ceiling boards are more rigid than 5/8" and the boards are lighter, making it easier to install.

Ceiling boards are available in 10', 12' and 14' lengths.
01-31-10, 10:32 AM
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Posted By bgbill

That sounds like a truss. Furring would be...

That sounds like a truss.

Furring would be attached to the bottom cord of the truss.

If they are floor trusses, they should be 12" O.C.

Can you post a picture?
01-31-10, 10:11 AM
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Posted By bgbill

If you don't use 1/2" ceiling boards, you will...

If you don't use 1/2" ceiling boards, you will need to use 5/8" or it will sag.
01-31-10, 10:04 AM
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Posted By bgbill

If he has 2x4's for furring, he can use 1/2"...

If he has 2x4's for furring, he can use 1/2" ceiling boards.
01-31-10, 09:44 AM
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Posted By bgbill

2x4's especially running flat are going to sag no...

2x4's especially running flat are going to sag no matter what you do, reframe it properly, then use hat channel or furring strips on the bottom of the joists, you can use 1/2" ceiling boards.
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Posted By bgbill

Use white tint base with a touch of blue in it,...

Use white tint base with a touch of blue in it, the room will seem brighter and they look great.

Go to a real paint store, nota home center, they will know what to do.

Use a good quality flat...
01-31-10, 09:21 AM
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Posted By bgbill

If it has an outdoor thermostat and the...

If it has an outdoor thermostat and the temperature outside is as colder or colder than the set point on the ODT, the condensing unit will not come on.
01-30-10, 02:45 PM
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Posted By bgbill

This is something that really should be handled...

This is something that really should be handled by a competent electrician.
01-30-10, 02:30 PM
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Posted By bgbill

I am a professional, I am not just a tradesman, I...

I am a professional, I am not just a tradesman, I am also a business owner.

I know some college educated people that are dumber than a hammer, but they have a college degree and when their job...
01-30-10, 09:29 AM
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Posted By bgbill

As a contractor I have years of experience, not...

As a contractor I have years of experience, not to mention the process of taking tests to get licensed, I have overhead as well, while a dentist was in school learning his trade, I was in the field...
01-29-10, 06:35 PM
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Posted By bgbill

I have no idea what it would cost to jet your...

I have no idea what it would cost to jet your drainline, the last time I had one done at a commercial job it was $1100 but I also had the lines camera'd, a clean out located and they had to pull 2...
01-29-10, 06:25 PM
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Posted By bgbill

Jetting is a machine that uses high water...

Jetting is a machine that uses high water pressure to clean the line, it will be more than $125 though.
01-29-10, 06:22 PM
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Posted By bgbill

I have never seen a posted listing of what a...

I have never seen a posted listing of what a Doctor or a Dentist charges, I go in, get the exam and they quote me on the work, then I decide if I want to get the work done, I don't research on the...
01-29-10, 06:12 PM
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Posted By bgbill

I base my prices on what I pay some of my subs, I...

I base my prices on what I pay some of my subs, I have a client that hired a sign company that charges $125 an hour per man, they don't even have a license (one is required though).

I figure since...
01-29-10, 06:03 PM
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Posted By bgbill

What kind of drainline is it? Next time you...

What kind of drainline is it?

Next time you have a problem have the line jetted, instead of snaked.

If there is a build up or a bur inside the pipe, it can cause clorox wipes or other things...
01-29-10, 05:51 PM
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Posted By bgbill

As a contractor you are free to charge whatever...

As a contractor you are free to charge whatever you want to.

I think your prices are too low.

I charge $85 for a service call $120 an hour, with a 1 hour minimum, plus parts, my parts are...
01-29-10, 05:41 PM
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Posted By bgbill

It is in SMACNA and the Mechanical Code. ...

It is in SMACNA and the Mechanical Code.

Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (http://www.smacna.org/)
01-29-10, 05:28 PM
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Posted By bgbill

Don't wire the receptacle this way, it will cause...

Don't wire the receptacle this way, it will cause you problems.

Spend an extra 30 seconds and loop them aound the screw terminal.

Pigtail all of the wires, then loop 1 wire to the appropriate...
Forum: Water Heaters
01-29-10, 05:19 PM
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Posted By bgbill

My old house was a 3/2 and we had 6 people living...

My old house was a 3/2 and we had 6 people living there, a 40 gallon electric water heater was just fine.

My current house is a 5/3 with an electric 50 gallon water heater with 6 people, can't...
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