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Yeah, thanks for confirming my suspicions here....

Yeah, thanks for confirming my suspicions here. I'm going to have to add a second return line. Being a carpenter this shouldn't be too hard but I have to get under the house :Mad: and plan how to...
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Is 14" duct and 20x20 filter sufficient for air return (intake)? 3 ton unit

We have a recently installed (late 2014) Heil 3 ton gas/AC pack. The original contractor that installed it never said anything to me about a 20X20 being a bit too small for a 3 ton running an X13...
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Thanks Pendragon. I have all those bases...

Thanks Pendragon. I have all those bases covered--- no insurance required if under 50cc, insurance on a rhetorical '95 750cc Honda Shadow would run this 29 yr old under $200 a year. Comp coverage for...
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Thanks guys, I have all those bases covered. ...

Thanks guys, I have all those bases covered.

I'm looking for specific info regarding what is a good brand, what to avoid, what to pay, etc.....
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Posted By mako

Need advice--buying moped or small motorcycle

I live a mile off campus of a seminary, where I work and am completing my M.Div.


Normally I can walk, no problem but the summer heat and potential rain kinda stinks. My wife works 20 miles away...
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Thanks Ron, your responce confirms what I...

Thanks Ron, your responce confirms what I suspected: I'm a fish out of water here.


We are eyeballing this as a Christmas gift for her.

Simplicity is what we are after (ie, the less...
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Posted By mako

Flood Alarm needed, advise us!

Howdy all,

My mother in law owns a condo that has a penchant for bursting pipes and all sorts of wet&soppy problems. I can't remember how many times she's flooded or nearly flooded.


Anyhow,...
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Posted By mako

making picture frame for $$$$ paintings

My stepfather, Bob, is a friend of Bob Timberlake, a famous painter.

Well, Bob (my stepfather) gave us recently a numbered and autographed lithograph of one of Bob's (the painter) superb...
08-16-06, 04:43 PM
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Posted By mako

Ah, you got all kinda options. First off,...

Ah, you got all kinda options.

First off, take the can to them and tell them to put some Gilsonite in it (and ask for a small cup, say, a few ounces, extra so you can add it yourself if you want...
08-16-06, 04:35 PM
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Posted By mako

Removing that much paint will be a nightmare. I...

Removing that much paint will be a nightmare. I know what you are talking about. I've removed cabinet doors from old historical houses here in Charleston SC. I've pulled ALL the screws out of the...
08-16-06, 04:30 PM
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Posted By mako

Lol, Bob, I've had the same experience with...

Lol, Bob, I've had the same experience with dip-stripping (I'm a cabinet maker). Our painter stained an applied panel the wrong color once (it was close but no cigar). Was topcoated with conversion...
08-16-06, 04:26 PM
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Posted By mako

If it's a darker grain color you are wanting, all...

If it's a darker grain color you are wanting, all they need to do is dump some more gilsonite in the stain. This is a very common dark stain pigment. It's also called "roofing tar" by folks that use...
08-13-06, 03:58 PM
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Posted By mako

Quickest way to strip dinner table chairs?

I have a set of 4 kitchen table chairs that have turned legs and rails, with arm rests and such, ie, a PAIN to strip, and finish sand. I'm lucky enough to work in a cabinet shop with spray equipment...
07-22-06, 07:48 PM
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Posted By mako

Ditto. I have some friends that are war history...

Ditto. I have some friends that are war history buffs I'll steer to this site maybe they can help you positively ID the thing.
07-22-06, 07:46 PM
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Posted By mako

How big are the legs? Are they removeable? ...

How big are the legs? Are they removeable?

To kill off the mold and maybe do something with the animal fat, I'd personally try to soak the things in denatured alcohol (this could be costly). Or...
07-22-06, 07:42 PM
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Posted By mako

If you are just learning the process (which is...

If you are just learning the process (which is the fun part) then don't try to charge them a pro fee. But DO CHARGE THEM. Friends are nice but they are also like kids--- once you spoil...
07-22-06, 07:35 PM
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Posted By mako

Are they outdoor? If not, just rub some Tung oil...

Are they outdoor? If not, just rub some Tung oil (get the true 100% Tung oil, as nearly every Tung Oil at the big-box stores don't actually even contain a drop of tung oil, why this is legal I don't...
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Posted By mako

zzzz1486 WAS DEAD ON THE MONEY!! I...

zzzz1486 WAS DEAD ON THE MONEY!!


I checked the cooling fan (only 1) and it never comes on.


Fuse was fine.

Replaced the relay, no changed.
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Posted By mako

Being a little naive on AC components and the...

Being a little naive on AC components and the ductwork/control systems in the dash, how do I go about checking either of those?
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Posted By mako

2000 Chev Cavalier, AC blows hot air when idling

****PROBLEM SOLVED SEE LAST POST****

2000 Chevy Cavalier, 160K miles, automatic, AC compressor crapped and was replaced by professional at 100K miles. 2.2L 4-cyl.


The AC will only blow cold...
07-01-06, 10:59 AM
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Posted By mako

Not poplar, and particularly not that big of a...

Not poplar, and particularly not that big of a piece of wood. The preservative will not penetrate more than a quarter inch or so, especially if the wood is freshly felled (ie, wet).

For outdoor...
06-29-06, 05:03 PM
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Posted By mako

Several questions I have to ask before I can give...

Several questions I have to ask before I can give a dependable answer:

1) How big are the scratches--- meaning specifically do the scratches only mar the finish on the table or do they go all...
06-26-06, 05:34 PM
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Posted By mako

This is the one time I'd advocate waterborn poly,...

This is the one time I'd advocate waterborn poly, as David did. Regular poly will yellow the crap out of it (ie, butt ugly).

There is also a clear protectant "clearcoat" type item that Lowes...
06-22-06, 06:55 PM
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Posted By mako

Lol, I've seen laminate that looked like...

Lol, I've seen laminate that looked like wheatboard (a "green" recycled material item) so if you can find some particleboard looking laminate, go with that! Will be light years more durable and water...
06-22-06, 06:50 PM
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Posted By mako

Ditto on what Mark said. Most stains,...

Ditto on what Mark said.

Most stains, however, tend to be a soup of solvent-based dyes and pigments with oils and all sorts of barf in them. I personally don't know of any liquid that mixes well...
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