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There are several tools and techniques available....

There are several tools and techniques available.
To ensure that your cut results in an accurate dimension, you must accomodate the width of the blade. One way to do this is to mark the cut...
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Usually, battery boxes are in a somewhat open...

Usually, battery boxes are in a somewhat open area so that the battery can be changed out easily and such that any acid leakage does not damage vital parts of the car.

If you are not going to...
10-16-08, 05:00 AM
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A trip to the contractor's desk at your local...

A trip to the contractor's desk at your local home center should give you a start. Get them to create a bill of materials for your project. That's no guarantee that if you order the materials the...
09-09-08, 09:48 PM
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In addition to the structural header, you will...

In addition to the structural header, you will want to finish out the sides such that a piece of trim can seal against the outer surface of the door.

Why not find a subdivision where houses are...
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This is clearly a high risk endevor due to the...

This is clearly a high risk endevor due to the number of unknowns. The components were engineered to work for an entirely different purpose, thus exhibiting unpredictable behavior in the new use....
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As has already been stated and referenced, the...

As has already been stated and referenced, the pitch is no greater than 1/12. I have built some that had to be less steep than that to clear a rise in the ground between the start and end of the ramp...
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For just a few of these cuts, put the metal rod...

For just a few of these cuts, put the metal rod in a vise and use a hacksaw with a fine-tooth metal blade.

If you have quite a few to do, a portable bandsaw does a quick neat job of it.
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I gave away my (working) single tank on wheels...

I gave away my (working) single tank on wheels air compressor. It was top-heavy and took up quite a bit of space.
Since then I have been pleased with the 4-gallon 2 h.p. units that have the twin...
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How about the lubrication for this nailer? Put...

How about the lubrication for this nailer? Put the recommended daily dose of nailer oil down the air connection.

After that, take it to a repair shop (find a framing contractor supply house) and...
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I agree with the 15-ga. finish nailer use due to...

I agree with the 15-ga. finish nailer use due to the angled magazine. For small trim, the 18-ga. brad nailer is great, though it will deviate if it hits a know. The 1.25" length is enough for what I...
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What do you think about sawzall (reciprocating...

What do you think about sawzall (reciprocating saw)?

Best saw for demolition plunge cuts in tight spaces.

How many brands of reciprocating saw you have used before?

PC and Milwaukee, both...
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I'm up to two air compressors (different brands,...

I'm up to two air compressors (different brands, same size) and two framing nailers (one round, one clipped) as well as other air-powered fastening tools. Two circular saws, one right, one left and...
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Different nailers for different tasks, but you...

Different nailers for different tasks, but you can rent these tools from some home centers if you won't be using it much after the current project. A hammer will substitute for small framing projects...
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Here's my recommendation: For driving...

Here's my recommendation:

For driving fasteners (screws and bolts) - cordless impact driver, either 14.4 or 18 volts. I would recommend NiMH batteries even though I have one with NiMH and another...
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I have both air-powered and electric models....

I have both air-powered and electric models. Never use one to install a bolt into a threaded hole. Removes the threads right snappy. Then the bolt won't hold anything.
I also use it to install lag...
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I have the 1-1/4" bradder that holds everything...

I have the 1-1/4" bradder that holds everything in that size. Next step up is the 15 ga. finish nailer for door and window trim. The little 18 ga. will deviate if it hits a knot.
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One way would be to burn some of them on mild...

One way would be to burn some of them on mild steel plate.

Assuming that you have some experience with stick welding, here are the things that you are looking for:

- contact rod? Can you drag...
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It might help to look at a parts breakdown...

It might help to look at a parts breakdown diagram and provide the index to the broken part from the diagram.

Take the nailer to a framing contractor supply house and ask for an estimate to fix it...
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An impact wrench only produces rotary motion. The...

An impact wrench only produces rotary motion. The impact is in a circular direction to produce rotation.
A hammer drill or rotary hammer produces impact along the axis of the drill bit or chipping...
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There are tasks that you do yourself and some...

There are tasks that you do yourself and some that you either rent the right tool or hire out the task.
IF you already have access to a shear or bandsaw or cutoff saw, then you use it the one time....
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There are some 115 volt stick welders that I have...

There are some 115 volt stick welders that I have seen.

After you have the necessary safety gear, get a 1# box of 1/16" 6013 rod for it. You will probably need to go to a welding supply since...
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The Hitachi 7-1/4" Circular Saw with Case would...

The Hitachi 7-1/4" Circular Saw with Case would be a good value for under $100. Personally, I have a Makita and a PC lefty. I use them about 10-12 times per year.

While you're at it, get a quality...
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A birdhouse which takes that much plywood will be...

A birdhouse which takes that much plywood will be for what species of bird?

I use Progressor jigsaw blades - very coarse - which will cut through 2x6's just a little slower than a circular saw....
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Bondo is one approach. Of course you will need to...

Bondo is one approach. Of course you will need to sand it down and seal it completely so that water does not get under it and make the future condition worse than the present.

Another approach is...
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I think that you will be pleased with the home...

I think that you will be pleased with the home user sized Stihl. The weight is a significant consideration, particularly with infrequent use.

In addition to safety gear and concerns for yourself,...
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