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Using a Ryobi BT300 table saw

I have a Ryobi BT300 table saw and a 2"x4"x6' board. How do I do a length-wise cut so that the board is tapered along its length?
03-10-19, 04:51 PM
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Yes, the tool from Walmart is what I'm looking...

Yes, the tool from Walmart is what I'm looking for. I'll probably order the cheaper one ($14) as it will be a one-time-use tool.
03-10-19, 11:00 AM
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I Need a Tool To Remove 3" PVC Pipe Caps

I need a tool that will fit the square hole in a 3" PVC pipe cap. The cap has male threads and the diameter of the cap is 3.25".

Where can I buy such a tool?
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I'm afraid you're right about the wages and...

I'm afraid you're right about the wages and prices. I think I'll just have to make do with my Craftsman 3-inch belt sander.
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No, the sander I had used 4.5x9 inch sheets. Each...

No, the sander I had used 4.5x9 inch sheets. Each end was clamped in, and the motor rested on a cast aluminum body. The image that's nearest to what I had is at this link:

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Need Replacement for In-Line/Orbital Sander

My Craftsman in-line/orbital sander died (finally). I bought it in 1977 for $50.


I'm having a hard time finding a replacement for that sander - all I can find are the palm sanders, and they wear...
05-16-18, 12:32 PM
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Posted By Pipsisiwah

Mastercool cooler pads stink - Big time!

I installed my 6400 cf Mastercool cooler in July of 2013. In October 2017 I bought a Mastercool pad set, in a Mastercool box, for $130 and had a company replace the old pads. I did not run the blower...
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I don't need a fill valve, I need a flush valve...

I don't need a fill valve, I need a flush valve seat. The brass part that the flapper drops over. ;)



Usually after 6-7 years the flapper needs replacing, and that's why I changed it.


All...
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Are Brass Flush Valves Still Available?

All I can find are plastic parts.
My flush valve leaks and I have already replaced the flapper. I would like to replace the valve seat but I cannot find (at Lowes and HD anyway) a brass flush valve...
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The paint pickup and return line is too long and...

The paint pickup and return line is too long and stiff to use with a 1-gallon can. The can would tip over. Perhaps a 2- or 3-gallon pail inside a 5-gallon bucket might be the way to go. I'm trying...
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Using a Grayco Ultra 395 for Small Jobs

I own a Grayco Ultra 395 airless sprayer. Is there some kind of accessory I could buy (or make) that would allow me to use this sprayer, for small jobs, with a 2-gallon max container? I was thinking...
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Seems like I paid around $45 a gallon for the...

Seems like I paid around $45 a gallon for the ProMar 200. Used it to paint a bedroom in 2010, and again on one wall and a closet (same bedroom, repaired after water damage) in 2014. No complaints. Of...
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Thanks for your reply. Last year I bought three...

Thanks for your reply. Last year I bought three platens and installed one. It's the paper sanding disks that are not lasting more than 6-8 minutes. Today I used two new disks to sand the 1-inch edges...
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Craftsman orbital sander: disks won't stay on

Five years ago I bought an orbital hand sander and a supply of Porter-Cable and another brand name disks. I haven't used the sander too much, but had to replace its hook-and-loop platen last year....
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Thank you for your help, and also for the decking...

Thank you for your help, and also for the decking code PDF !
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Repairing support end of my wood deck

I have a 12' square wood deck that is attached to and extends outward from the house. It consists of 2x8 joists (12' long) spaced 2' apart that run from the house out to the yard. The ends of the...
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Thanks for your reply. The guy who did the job...

Thanks for your reply. The guy who did the job is long gone. I'll have to replace the entire porch ($4000) or wait until the rest of the "cream" breaks away and think of it as a custom "pebble...
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I really appreciate your (XSleeper and Handyone)...

I really appreciate your (XSleeper and Handyone) replies. When I looked at the platen I saw that some of the hooks were mashed but wasn't sure that was the problem. I'm ordering a couple of new...
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Craftsman sander: disks will not stay on platen

In 2012 I bought a Craftsman random orbital sander, model number 315.112170, with some Porter Cable and some Bosch sanding disks. I used the sander for about an hour and put it away. I used about 3...
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My comments (and I'm no concrete guy): 1. The...

My comments (and I'm no concrete guy): 1. The chips at the bottom of the last photo are a harbinger of what's to come. The top of your porch is so thin that it looks like a drywall skim coat to me....
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Acrylic windows for my covered deck ?

I have a nice covered deck. It has two openings side-by-side. They are 41" high by 62" wide.

The wind and rain blow in through these openings (40 mph winds sometimes) and cause havoc with the...
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Ha ha ha ha... :( (sorry for laughing - not...

Ha ha ha ha... :( (sorry for laughing - not laughing at you though).

Welcome to the club. Ten years ago I had some jabonies replace my concrete front porch. A year later I noticed some lifting...
01-08-16, 01:23 PM
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What's the Right Burr Size for Grinding Off a Screw Head?

I have a Phillips screw with a 1/2-inch diameter head that I want to remove. The head is recessed with about 1/16 inch room around it. The screw has a broken easy-out in it. There is no way to cut a...
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Yes, the burner does ignite, but the flame is...

Yes, the burner does ignite, but the flame is blue and only extends about 4 inches. The shield (or baffle) just ahead of the flame is only very slightly red. I suspect either the burner or the gas...
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PJmax: It seems that I get the same amount...

PJmax:

It seems that I get the same amount out of the exhaust that I've always gotten (over the last 40-so years). The air is only slightly warm, and that after an hour of running.


Pugsl:
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