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11-16-06, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Ubob

Not to hijack this thread, but I am curious about...

Not to hijack this thread, but I am curious about the differences between mesh tape and paper, and the apparent preference for paper.

Paper gets set in a bed coat, then covered in successive...
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Posted By Ubob

The bottom of many stainless steel sinks have a...

The bottom of many stainless steel sinks have a rubber-like almost-undercoating applied to them for that same purpose, to lessen the noise. Perhaps some sort of undercoating or spray-on bed liner...
11-13-06, 07:21 AM
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Views: 10,512
Posted By Ubob

My Polaris has a swivel coupling about half-way...

My Polaris has a swivel coupling about half-way down the line, and another where it attaches to the pool. Those swivels seemed to keep my hose from winding up - at first, but I suspect they don't...
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Posted By Ubob

Depending on the profile of your threshold and...

Depending on the profile of your threshold and your door jamb, another approach might be to undercut the door jamb, and slide the threshold under it. This wouldn't work if your threshold is raised...
10-24-06, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Ubob

Posting a picture would help a lot. Is this...

Posting a picture would help a lot.

Is this a one-story - two? What is above the wall where you want the new door? You say that your current door frames (assume 36" or less) don't have headers. ...
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Views: 918
Posted By Ubob

Not all lathes have the same size/thread for a...

Not all lathes have the same size/thread for a faceplate. (Most centers use one of two sizes of tapers, but faceplates don't mount with a taper.)

A good woodworking shop should be able to find...
10-13-06, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,564
Posted By Ubob

Unless your panes were plain glass, finding...

Unless your panes were plain glass, finding matching glass might be the hardest part. Look for places in your area where they do art glass/stained glass. You'll probably need to go there for the...
10-12-06, 10:40 AM
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Views: 1,767
Posted By Ubob

My neighbor insulated his steel garage doors...

My neighbor insulated his steel garage doors using rigid foam (as was suggested earlier), then covered them with plastic sheeting. He got the sheeting from a sign-makers as scrap from misprints (and...
10-11-06, 10:03 AM
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Views: 34,908
Posted By Ubob

Probably a good idea to wash the rubber first,...

Probably a good idea to wash the rubber first, and maybe dust with some talc. Some respirators have a cloth sleeve that goes over the rubber - that should help too.
10-10-06, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,358
Posted By Ubob

Thanks. Appreciate your insights. I'll get...

Thanks. Appreciate your insights. I'll get somebody to do the analysis and figure it out.
10-10-06, 01:32 PM
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Views: 1,358
Posted By Ubob

I'm just trying to figure out if this is even in...

I'm just trying to figure out if this is even in the realm of feasibility, before I drag someone out to do a full analysis.

The pool guys have heaters rated at 200,000 btus and 300,000 btus...
10-10-06, 09:49 AM
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Views: 1,358
Posted By Ubob

Sizing a Geothermal Heat Pump System

How do I equate my current furnace capacity to that of geothermal heat pump systems? The sizes I see referenced for the GHP systems seem to relate to air conditioner capacities - 3-ton/4-ton/et...
10-09-06, 08:34 AM
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Views: 1,202
Posted By Ubob

Try searching on-line for an owner's manual for...

Try searching on-line for an owner's manual for your unit. I have a Delozone salt-chlorinator, and they have manuals available for free download - maybe yours does too.
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Views: 7,842
Posted By Ubob

Be sure to add some for waste - and for ridge...

Be sure to add some for waste - and for ridge caps (if appropriate). For caps, each shingle will yield 3 caps, each with about 5" exposure, so each shingle will cover about 15" of ridge - measure...
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Views: 1,365
Posted By Ubob

16" on center is the norm.

16" on center is the norm.
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Views: 1,058
Posted By Ubob

You could, but it might be easier to add switches...

You could, but it might be easier to add switches to the fixtures you just bought - after all, you have switches in the old fixtures that could be used here. You would just have to drill holes to...
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Views: 848
Posted By Ubob

Good point. I actually do it. I add the...

Good point. I actually do it. I add the stabilizer before I pull over to the gas dock - this year we used the boat so little that I have kept stabilizer in it since July. I keep the boat on a...
10-06-06, 06:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,281
Posted By Ubob

Here is a link to a diagram that shows what I was...

Here is a link to a diagram that shows what I was describing. I think you would still have access to drive the screws.

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m181/Ubob_2006/mantle.jpg
10-06-06, 06:18 AM
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Views: 863
Posted By Ubob

Probably your carpenter, but it could be your...

Probably your carpenter, but it could be your roofer if it's on the outside - depending on what arrangement he has with your carpenter.
10-05-06, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 863
Posted By Ubob

Are you thinking about puting the rigid board on...

Are you thinking about puting the rigid board on the inside (behind the sheetrock), or outside (between the rafters and the roof sheathing)?

Either can be done. The drawback on the inside is that...
10-05-06, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 24,087
Posted By Ubob

The big box hardware stores should have the...

The big box hardware stores should have the brackets - they look like heavy straps that curve around the pipe and extend out to the sides - one on either side and they bolt together clamping on the...
10-05-06, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By Ubob

You could put sheetrock, or plywood on the...

You could put sheetrock, or plywood on the backside, but neither is going to raise the R-value appreciably (maybe 1/2R?). I would avoid foam board or any sheathing that would act as a vapor barrier...
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Views: 848
Posted By Ubob

The mechanics at my marina won't winterize my I/O...

The mechanics at my marina won't winterize my I/O without filling the tanks, then adding stabilizer. If I don't fill it up first, they fill it up and charge me for the gas.
10-05-06, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
Posted By Ubob

I don't know that you need sheeting on the back...

I don't know that you need sheeting on the back side of the kneewalls - they would be treated just like the attic ceiling. You would put insulation batts between the studs, cover with a vapor...
10-05-06, 06:53 AM
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Views: 769
Posted By Ubob

A couple of places to start: Your local...

A couple of places to start: Your local lumberyard (not big box hardware, a real lumberyard - the older the better). They might be able to tell you exactly what's on your house now, and whether...
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