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Posted By mikiel

thanks a lot y'all

chandler, good point about the saws bogging down. i actually forgot to include that in the post but yeah, major plus.
ray, sorry about the 110/120 220/240 business. that's how my pappie said it so...
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Posted By mikiel

110 over 220's efficency

updating the workshop where i have metal halide lights. they are currently wired for 110 and i have the option of changing them over to 220 whilst i've got everything else exposed. is there any...
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Posted By mikiel

waterproofing an outdoor countertop

i've salvaged some #2 walnut flooring that i have built a large outdoor countertop with. i am to sink a washbasin into it as well as have gas burners. i want to cook outdoors in the summertime to...
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Posted By mikiel

thanks, uk and pgl, this looks like it will be a...

thanks, uk and pgl, this looks like it will be a challenge but if it were too easy than it wouldn't be too rewarding to have done it. worse case scenario, if i can't get the wheels back on than i...
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Posted By mikiel

my mistake. legacy not loyale

:o my wife and i both graduated to legacy from loyale a few years ago. i'm not sure if it makes a difference but. . .
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Posted By mikiel

yeah, since my wife and i drive subarus i don't...

yeah, since my wife and i drive subarus i don't have a mechanic so i called around. i got the best price from a subaru specialist who quoted me at around $350 total. i can get the parts myself for...
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Posted By mikiel

axin' bout an axle

i need to change both c.v. joints on my 90 subaru loyale. down by the auto parts store the feller told me that it might be easier to change the entire front axle. "fine by me" i'm thinking but is it...
04-26-10, 12:06 AM
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Posted By mikiel

thanks for the advice, shacko. it looks like the...

thanks for the advice, shacko. it looks like the only safe way to do it is to tie it back into the stack which with it was originally done. so that means i will have to connect the 90's-40's...
04-25-10, 07:44 AM
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Posted By mikiel

just trying to vent my problem

i would like to re-run a sink vent pipe that presently resides at chest level in a place where i would like to have a passageway. the main stack is on the other side of the "doorway" and it is cast...
04-07-10, 08:49 PM
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Posted By mikiel

steel posts, eh? that sounds like something worth...

steel posts, eh? that sounds like something worth putting into the ground, thanks. as for the fence being seperate from the bed, it will be, , , sort of. the alley on which i am building this is...
04-07-10, 02:28 PM
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Posted By mikiel

so if not p.t. what would you suggest? again, i...

so if not p.t. what would you suggest? again, i will be using cedar as the horizontal pieces. those i can handle replacing every few years. it's the posts that i'm worried about. there will be a...
04-06-10, 06:26 PM
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Posted By mikiel

p.t. or not p.t. , , , that is the question.

i am building a fence in my backyard in conjunction with a raised garden bed but my concern is that using pressure treated wood will than bleed it's chemicals into the soil and thus into my veggies....
04-02-10, 04:56 PM
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Posted By mikiel

nope, this guy's not that guy

thanks for the advice about the clamping, i probably would've just put them every 10 inches or so had you not mentioned it. much of this material is too wet to start at it right away but at least i...
04-02-10, 09:33 AM
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Posted By mikiel

making a walnut butcher block

i've lucked upon quite a bit of walnut (2,000+ lbs.) and my mind is now full of ideas about great things that i can do with it but my first project will be a butcher block table.

questions
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04-02-10, 09:22 AM
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Posted By mikiel

cheap beeswax

buy a toilet wax ring. they are often made of beeswax and only a fraction of the cost that you'll find the head-shop charges.
03-12-10, 04:46 PM
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Posted By mikiel

thank you all for your input. i think i'll keep...

thank you all for your input. i think i'll keep my eyes peeled for a nice inflatable mattress while i await the right mattress to appear. this is something i didn't think totally through when buying...
03-11-10, 02:50 PM
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Posted By mikiel

yeah, , , that is still a bit too dear

i'll keep my eye on the craigslist for a memory foam mattress that i can cut down but they all are in the 300+ dollar range. is there anything else that i might be able to get as a raw material and...
03-11-10, 12:45 PM
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Posted By mikiel

making a mattress

so i'm half cheapskate and half tapped for recources. i have a murphy's bed with an "antique" or "3/4" size mattress platform. i am having a hard time finding a mattress for so my thought is...
02-16-10, 11:30 AM
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Posted By mikiel

yes, i used smaller tiles in the shower to...

yes, i used smaller tiles in the shower to comform to the slope.

thanks for the advice! next stop miracle's website.
02-16-10, 08:47 AM
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Posted By mikiel

approval of the seal?

yeah, the seal and enhance is what i was origionally going to use but i was reading the fine print on it and saw that it changes the character of the stone. i would like to have the floor polished...
02-15-10, 05:38 PM
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Posted By mikiel

give travertine a nice shine

so i bought the sale stuff at the depot which has no factory finish. i've installed it and sealed it with 511 empragnator (multiple coats) the tile looks great but i would like for it to shine....
11-12-09, 07:00 AM
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Posted By mikiel

yeah, you put across a good point. the...

yeah, you put across a good point. the proprieters advertise that the l.e.d.'s only give off the waves that the plants are receptive to(40%). does that mean that the waves that they do not absorb...
11-11-09, 09:18 PM
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Posted By mikiel

l.e.d. lights for indoor gardening. yay or nay?

i have read many benefeits to l.e.d. lights for plants;no risk of leaf-burns, low electricity cost, no ballast/bulb maintenance to name a few.

are there any cons?

full disclosure, this is for...
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Posted By mikiel

locating a copy of an owner/install manual for my woodstove

i recently purchased a c.f.m. corporation woodstove, model 244. i aim to install it in my house but after contacting the permits office i was informed that i would need to facilitate the owner's...
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Posted By mikiel

problem with my planer

it's a delta mod# 22-560 and it just started making an awful noise over night. worked fine yesterday, sounds like death today.
it sounds like the safety lever is up but i dissasembled it so i can...
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